Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Mar, 2015 |    No of Pages: 34 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW) - 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.


Calavo Growers, Inc. (Calavo) is a provider of fresh food products. It is one of the leading distributers and marketers of avocados across the world. The company offers fresh produce products such as several varieties of avocados, papaya, tomato and pineapple. It also offers refrigerated hand –prepared guacamoles. The company distributes its fresh and processed food products to supermarkets, restaurants, convenience stores, food distributors, and produce wholesalers, among others. The company procures avocados mainly from California, Mexico and Chile.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Key Operational Employees 9
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Major Products and Services 10
Calavo Growers, Inc. - History 11
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Company Statement 13
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Joint Venture 16
Section 2 – Company Analysis 17
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Business Description 17
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 18
Calavo Growers, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Strengths 19
Strength - Competitive Position 19
Strength - Market Leading Producer: Avocados 19
Strength - Increasing Working Capital 19
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Higher Operating Costs Affecting Margins 20
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Growing Demand for Organic Foods and Avocado 21
Opportunity - New Business: FreshRealm, LLC 21
Opportunity - Global Economic Scenario 21
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Threats 22
Threat - Adverse Weather Conditions 22
Threat - Compliance with Government Regulations 22
Threat - Intense Competition 22
Threat - Issues in Supply Chain 22
Calavo Growers, Inc. - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 27
Financial Performance 27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29
Section 4 – Appendix 30
Methodology 30
Ratio Definitions 30
About GlobalData 34
Contact Us 34
Disclaimer 34

List of Tables

Calavo Growers, Inc., Key Facts 6
Calavo Growers, Inc., Key Employees 7
Calavo Growers, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Calavo Growers, Inc., Key Operational Employees 9
Calavo Growers, Inc., Major Products and Services 10
Calavo Growers, Inc., History 11
Calavo Growers, Inc., Other Locations 15
Calavo Growers, Inc., Subsidiaries 15
Calavo Growers, Inc., Joint Venture 16
Calavo Growers, Inc., Key Competitors 23
Calavo Growers, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 24
Calavo Growers, Inc., Annual Ratios 25
Calavo Growers, Inc., Interim Ratios 28
Currency Codes 30
Capital Market Ratios 30
Equity Ratios 31
Profitability Ratios 31
Cost Ratios 32
Liquidity Ratios 32
Leverage Ratios 33
Efficiency Ratios 33

List of Figures

Calavo Growers, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 27
Calavo Growers, Inc., Ratio Charts 29

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