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George Weston Limited (WN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company's businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.The profile contains critical company information including:- Business description - A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.- Corporate strategy - Analyst's summarization of the company's business strategy.- SWOT Analysis - A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.- Company history - Progression of key events associated with the company.- Major products and services - A list of major products, services and brands of the company.- Key competitors - A list of key competitors to the company.- Key employees - A list of the key executives of the company.- Executive biographies - A brief summary of the executives' employment history.- Key operational heads - A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.- Important locations and subsidiaries - A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years - The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods - The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.HighlightsGeorge Weston Limited (GWL) is a food processing and distribution company. It offers wide range of frozen bakery products such as bread, rolls, bagels, donuts, tortillas, cakes, cookies, pies, crackers and other baked goods. The company also offers grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty products, apparel, general merchandise, banking services, and wireless mobile products and services. GWL offers its products to wholesale and club stores, national and regional supermarkets, convenience stores, food service distributors and outlets as well as other food retailing customers. The company along with its subsidiaries operates in Canada and the US. It is a subsidiary of Wittington Investments Limited. GWL is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.George Weston Limited Key Recent DevelopmentsJan 20,2017: George Weston and Loblaw Companies announce management successionJan 19,2017: Canada's George Weston appoints Galen G. Weston CEONov 22,2016: George Weston Q3 net earnings upSep 15,2016: Galen Weston steps down as executive chairman of George WestonMay 11,2016: George Weston Foods appoints new Chief ExecutiveKey benefits of buying this profile include:You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.- The profile analyzes the company's business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.Understand and respond to your competitors' business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.- The company's core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies' strategic, financial and operational performance.- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
Table of ContentsTable of Contents 3List of Tables 4List of Figures 4Section 1 - About the Company 5George Weston Limited - Key Facts 5George Weston Limited - Key Employees 6George Weston Limited - Key Employee Biographies 7George Weston Limited - Major Products and Services 8George Weston Limited - History 9George Weston Limited - Company Statement 10George Weston Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries 11Head Office 11Other Locations & Subsidiaries 11Affiliate 11Section 2 - Company Analysis 13George Weston Limited - Business Description 13Business Description - Loblaw 13Loblaw - Overview 13Business Description - Weston Foods 13Weston Foods - Overview 13George Weston Limited - Corporate Strategy 14George Weston Limited - SWOT Analysis 15SWOT Analysis - Overview 15George Weston Limited - Strengths 15George Weston Limited - Weaknesses 16George Weston Limited - Opportunities 17George Weston Limited - Threats 18George Weston Limited - Key Competitors 19Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 20Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 20Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 21Performance Chart 24Financial Performance 24Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 25Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 26Section 4 - Company's Recent Developments 27Jan 20, 2017: George Weston and Loblaw Companies announce management succession 27Jan 20, 2017: George Weston and Loblaw Companies announce management succession 28Jan 20, 2017: George Weston and Loblaw Companies announce management succession 29Nov 22, 2016: George Weston Q3 net earnings up 30Section 5 - Appendix 31Methodology 31Ratio Definitions 31About GlobalData 35Contact Us 35Disclaimer 35List of TablesGeorge Weston Limited, Key Facts 5George Weston Limited, Key Employees 6George Weston Limited, Key Employee Biographies 7George Weston Limited, Major Products and Services 8George Weston Limited, History 9George Weston Limited, Subsidiaries 11George Weston Limited, Affiliate 11George Weston Limited, Key Competitors 19George Weston Limited, Ratios based on current share price 20George Weston Limited, Annual Ratios 21George Weston Limited, Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 22George Weston Limited, Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 23George Weston Limited, Interim Ratios 25Currency Codes 31Capital Market Ratios 31Equity Ratios 32Profitability Ratios 32Cost Ratios 33Liquidity Ratios 33Leverage Ratios 34Efficiency Ratios 34List of FiguresGeorge Weston Limited, Performance Chart (2012 - 2016) 24George Weston Limited, Ratio Charts 26