Brown-Forman Corporation (BF.B) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Oct, 2017 |    No of Pages: 48 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Brown-Forman Corporation (BF.B) - 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.


Brown-Forman Corporation (Brown-Forman) is a provider of spirits and wines in the world. It manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, and markets a variety of alcoholic beverages. The company's product portfolio includes wide range of whiskies, vodka, gin, liqueur, tequila, and wine. Brown-Forman markets these products under various brands such as Jack Daniel's, Canadian Whiskey, Early Times, Finlandia, Little Black Dress, and Korbel among others. The company offers its products across the world. It has operations across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. Brown-Forman is headquartered in Kentucky, the US.

Brown-Forman Corporation Key Recent Developments

Sep 29,2017: Brown-Forman names Lawson Whiting as chief operating officer
Sep 28,2017: Brown-Forman names Lawson Whiting as new COO
Sep 15,2017: Brown-Forman Cooperage to upgrade technology, cut 70 jobs
Aug 30,2017: Brown-Forman reports Q1 results
Jul 07,2017: Wilby retires from Brown-Forman

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents 3
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 4
Section 1 - About the Company 5
Brown-Forman Corporation - Key Facts 5
Brown-Forman Corporation - Key Employees 6
Brown-Forman Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8
Brown-Forman Corporation - Major Products and Services 10
Brown-Forman Corporation - History 11
Brown-Forman Corporation - Company Statement 14
Brown-Forman Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17
Section 2 - Company Analysis 19
Brown-Forman Corporation - Business Description 19
Brown-Forman Corporation - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
Brown-Forman Corporation - Strengths 20
Brown-Forman Corporation - Weaknesses 21
Brown-Forman Corporation - Opportunities 22
Brown-Forman Corporation - Threats 23
Brown-Forman Corporation - Key Competitors 24
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 29
Financial Performance 29
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 31
Section 4 - Company's Recent Developments 32
Sep 29, 2017: Brown-Forman names Lawson Whiting as chief operating officer 32
Sep 28, 2017: Brown-Forman names Lawson Whiting as new COO 33
Aug 30, 2017: Brown-Forman reports Q1 results 34
Jul 07, 2017: Wilby retires from Brown-Forman 36
Jun 07, 2017: Brown-Forman reports fiscal 2017 results 37
May 24, 2017: Brown-Forman elects Kathleen Gutmann to board of directors 39
Mar 07, 2017: Brown-Forman reports Q3 results 40
May 30, 2016: Brown-Forman changes its board of directors 42
May 30, 2016: Brown-Forman changes its board of directors 43
Section 5 - Appendix 44
Methodology 44
Ratio Definitions 44
About GlobalData 48
Contact Us 48
Disclaimer 48

List of Tables
Brown-Forman Corporation, Key Facts 5
Brown-Forman Corporation, Key Employees 6
Brown-Forman Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
Brown-Forman Corporation, Major Products and Services 10
Brown-Forman Corporation, History 11
Brown-Forman Corporation, Subsidiaries 17
Brown-Forman Corporation, Key Competitors 24
Brown-Forman Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 25
Brown-Forman Corporation, Annual Ratios 26
Brown-Forman Corporation, Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 27
Brown-Forman Corporation, Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 28
Brown-Forman Corporation, Interim Ratios 30
Currency Codes 44
Capital Market Ratios 44
Equity Ratios 45
Profitability Ratios 45
Cost Ratios 46
Liquidity Ratios 46
Leverage Ratios 47
Efficiency Ratios 47

List of Figures
Brown-Forman Corporation, Performance Chart (2013 - 2017) 29
Brown-Forman Corporation, Ratio Charts 31

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