Panera Bread Company (PNRA) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Mar, 2015 |    No of Pages: 31 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Panera Bread Company (PNRA) - 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.


Panera Bread Company (Panera Bread) is an operator of bakery-cafes chain in the US and Canada. The company’s bakery-cafes offer fresh baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches on freshly baked breads, soups, pasta dishes, and freshly prepared and hand-tossed salads. The bakery-cafes also offer custom roasted coffees and cafe beverages including hot or cold espresso and cappuccino drinks and smoothies. Panera Bread has company-owned and franchise bakery-cafes in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario, Canada. The company operates under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe trademark names. Panera Bread is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, the US.

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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
Panera Bread Company - Key Facts 6
Panera Bread Company - Key Employees 7
Panera Bread Company - Key Employee Biographies 8
Panera Bread Company - Major Products and Services 10
Panera Bread Company - History 11
Panera Bread Company - Company Statement 13
Panera Bread Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14
Section 2 – Company Analysis 15
Panera Bread Company - Business Description 15
Panera Bread Company - Corporate Strategy 16
Panera Bread Company - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
Panera Bread Company - Strengths 17
Strength - Product Offerings 17
Strength - Strong Operational Network 17
Strength - Fresh Dough Facility System 17
Panera Bread Company - Weaknesses 18
Weakness - Declining Comparable Bakery-Cafe Sales 18
Panera Bread Company - Opportunities 19
Opportunity - Strategic Business Initiatives 19
Opportunity - United States: Economic Outlook 19
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for the US Food Service Industry 19
Panera Bread Company - Threats 20
Threat - Competitive Landscape 20
Threat - Government Regulations 20
Threat - Changing Consumer Preferences 20
Panera Bread Company - Key Competitors 21
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 23
Performance Chart 24
Financial Performance 24
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 26
Section 4 – Appendix 27
Methodology 27
Ratio Definitions 27
About GlobalData 31
Contact Us 31
Disclaimer 31

List of Tables

Panera Bread Company, Key Facts 6
Panera Bread Company, Key Employees 7
Panera Bread Company, Key Employee Biographies 8
Panera Bread Company, Major Products and Services 10
Panera Bread Company, History 11
Panera Bread Company, Subsidiaries 14
Panera Bread Company, Key Competitors 21
Panera Bread Company, Ratios based on current share price 22
Panera Bread Company, Annual Ratios 23
Panera Bread Company, Interim Ratios 25
Currency Codes 27
Capital Market Ratios 27
Equity Ratios 28
Profitability Ratios 28
Cost Ratios 29
Liquidity Ratios 29
Leverage Ratios 30
Efficiency Ratios 30

List of Figures

Panera Bread Company, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 24
Panera Bread Company, Ratio Charts 26

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