Steelcase Inc. (SCS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 34 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Steelcase Inc. (SCS) - 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.


Steelcase Inc. (Steelcase) is a provider of office furniture. It manufactures and sells products and services for workplace and furnishings. The company offers wide range of products that include furniture systems and seating, interior architectural products, user-centered technologies, complementary products such as storage, panel-based and freestanding furniture systems, tables and ergonomic work tools across a range of price points. It also offers services such as workplace strategy consulting, product design and innovation services through IDEO, lease origination services, and furniture and asset management. The company markets its products under several brand names that include Steelcase, Coalesse, Turnstone, Details, Designtex, and PolyVision. Geographically, it operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Steelcase is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 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
Steelcase Inc. - Key Facts 6
Steelcase Inc. - Key Employees 7
Steelcase Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Steelcase Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Steelcase Inc. - History 12
Steelcase Inc. - Company Statement 14
Steelcase Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16
Section 2 – Company Analysis 17
Steelcase Inc. - Business Description 17
Steelcase Inc. - Corporate Strategy 18
Steelcase Inc. - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Steelcase Inc. - Strengths 19
Strength - Strong Foothold in Furniture Market 19
Strength - Product Category - Systems and Storage 19
Strength - Geographic Landscape 19
Steelcase Inc. - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - High Operating Expenses 20
Weakness - Working Capital Concerns 20
Steelcase Inc. - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Private Labels Gaining Momentum 21
Opportunity - Increase in Consumer Spending in the US 21
Opportunity - Global Economic Outlook 21
Steelcase Inc. - Threats 22
Threat - Rise in Manpower Costs 22
Threat - Rising Counterfeit Goods Market 22
Threat - Intense Competition 22
Steelcase 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

Steelcase Inc., Key Facts 6
Steelcase Inc., Key Employees 7
Steelcase Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Steelcase Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Steelcase Inc., History 12
Steelcase Inc., Subsidiaries 16
Steelcase Inc., Key Competitors 23
Steelcase Inc., Ratios based on current share price 24
Steelcase Inc., Annual Ratios 25
Steelcase 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

Steelcase Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 27
Steelcase Inc., Ratio Charts 29

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