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About PlayBOX (US) Inc.
Playbox (US) Inc., a development stage company, owns an online music hosting and downloading application, which targets unsigned music acts and small- to medium-sized record labels enabling them to establish their own music downloading or hosting services.
The application is offered with a range of supplemental services, such as hosting, streaming, e-commerce, and digital rights management (DRM) using the latest MP3 and Windows Multimedia technology.
The companys PlayBOX online music application includes four dynamic interfaces, namely White Label, Aggregator, Bespoke, and Jukebox, which provide an interface between artists and content owners and their listeners through the Internet.
White Label Interface: The White Label interface provides artists a way to offer their music for sale to listeners through the Internet by enabling them to download individual songs either directly from the companys Website or from the artists own Website.
Aggregator Interface: The PlayBOX Aggregator interface allows clients to create and manage an interactive online download store for music catalogues of between 50 and 1,000 songs, with e-commerce, tracking, reporting, and billing functions. PlayBOX also offers management services for this interface.
Bespoke Interfaces: The company hires independent Website developers and designers on a project-by-project basis who could create an interface to handle various specialized client requests.
Music Jukebox Interface: The PlayBOX Music Jukebox interface is a free service, which allows users to both listen to music and manage their personal computer music collections online in an image-driven environment. The PlayBOX Music Jukebox also lets users transfer their music to and from portable devices, which could play MP3 or other similar music files.
The company offers various services that work with its interfaces. Clients could send the company their content on compact disk in a raw format (such as WAV), which is then processed into Windows Media files, which are smaller and downloaded by users from the Internet. These files are then stored on its server and supplied to consumers.
Hosting and bandwidth: The music files, which artists wish to sell to users of PlayBOX are stored or hosted on the companys server, which it leases from Open Hosting Ltd., a server service. A single song usually requires approximately 7MB of storage space. The companys server provides bandwidth, which enables users to download files over the Internet. PlayBOX runs a Linux server, having 1,000 GB of bandwidth per month, out of Open Hostings facility in London.
Ripping and Encoding: PlayBOX could encode audio for use on the companys Website from various source material, including compact discs and WAV format into MP3, Windows Media files, or Advanced Audio Coding (AAC or MP4) file formats.
Digital Rights Management: Digital rights management (DRM) is a system for protecting the copyrights of data (including music) circulated through the Internet or other digital media by enabling secure distribution and disabling illegal distribution of the data. PlayBOX uses Microsoft Windows Media DRM, a platform to protect and securely deliver content for playback on a computer, portable music device, or network device.
eCommerce: PlayBOX utilizes Barclaycards Merchant Services proprietary ePDQ System to process its secure online payments. Once a PlayBOX user has chosen one or more songs or products from the companys Website that they wish to purchase, they are directed to the Barclaycards ePDQ Cardholder Payment Interface (CPI), a payment environment, where the user would pay for their purchases either by debit card or credit card.
Tracking and Billing: Tracking and Billing allows PlayBOX clients to gain an understanding of their fan base. Each PlayBOX users movements through the different PlayBOX interfaces is logged, and this information, along with other data, including their collective purchases and where they are logging in from, is made available to the companys clients in real time.
In July 2008, the company disposed Playbox Media Limited, its wholly owned subsidiary in the U.K.
The company identifies competition from RealNetworks; Apple Inc.; Microsoft; Sony Online Entertainment; Napster; OD2/Loudeye; 7 Digital Ltd.; MPP Global Ltd.; and DA Recordings Ltd.
Playbox (US) Inc. was founded in 2003.
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1. PLAYBOX (US) INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. PLAYBOX (US) INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. PLAYBOX (US) INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. PLAYBOX (US) INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. PLAYBOX (US) INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. PlayBOX (US) Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of PlayBOX (US) Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of PlayBOX (US) Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. PlayBOX (US) Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Software and Technology Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. PlayBOX (US) Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. PLAYBOX (US) INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. PLAYBOX (US) INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. PLAYBOX (US) INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. SINGAPORE PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. PLAYBOX (US) INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. PLAYBOX (US) INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. PLAYBOX (US) INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
PlayBOX (US) Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
PlayBOX (US) Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
PlayBOX (US) Inc. Major Shareholders
PlayBOX (US) Inc. History
PlayBOX (US) Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
PlayBOX (US) Inc. Offices and Representations
PlayBOX (US) Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
PlayBOX (US) Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
PlayBOX (US) Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
PlayBOX (US) Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Software and Technology Services Industry Statistics
PlayBOX (US) Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
PlayBOX (US) Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
PlayBOX (US) Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
PlayBOX (US) Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
PlayBOX (US) Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
PlayBOX (US) Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
PlayBOX (US) Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
PlayBOX (US) Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?