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

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 36 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
Request Free Sample

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 wide variety of alcoholic beverage brands. 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, Southern Comfort, Canadian Whiskey, Early Times, Finlandia, Little Black Dress, and Korbel among others. The company offers its products in more than 160 countries across the world. Geographically, it operates in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. Brown-Forman is headquartered in Kentucky, the US.

Key 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 Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Brown-Forman Corporation - Key Facts 6
Brown-Forman Corporation - Key Employees 7
Brown-Forman Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8
Brown-Forman Corporation - Major Products and Services 9
Brown-Forman Corporation - History 10
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 - Corporate Strategy 20
Brown-Forman Corporation - SWOT Analysis 21
SWOT Analysis - Overview 21
Brown-Forman Corporation - Strengths 21
Strength - Business Performance: Spirits 21
Strength - Geographic Landscape 21
Strength - Established Market Position 21
Brown-Forman Corporation - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Substantial Debt 22
Weakness - Working Capital Concerns 22
Brown-Forman Corporation - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 23
Opportunity - Growth Prospects: Spirits Market 23
Opportunity - Increased Consumption in Emerging Markets 23
Brown-Forman Corporation - Threats 24
Threat - Counterfeit Products 24
Threat - Intense Competition 24
Threat - Stringent Laws 24
Brown-Forman Corporation - Key Competitors 25
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Performance Chart 29
Financial Performance 29
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 31
Section 4 – Appendix 32
Methodology 32
Ratio Definitions 32
About GlobalData 36
Contact Us 36
Disclaimer 36

List of Tables

Brown-Forman Corporation, Key Facts 6
Brown-Forman Corporation, Key Employees 7
Brown-Forman Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
Brown-Forman Corporation, Major Products and Services 9
Brown-Forman Corporation, History 10
Brown-Forman Corporation, Subsidiaries 17
Brown-Forman Corporation, Key Competitors 25
Brown-Forman Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 26
Brown-Forman Corporation, Annual Ratios 27
Brown-Forman Corporation, Interim Ratios 30
Currency Codes 32
Capital Market Ratios 32
Equity Ratios 33
Profitability Ratios 33
Cost Ratios 34
Liquidity Ratios 34
Leverage Ratios 35
Efficiency Ratios 35

List of Figures

Brown-Forman Corporation, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 29
Brown-Forman Corporation, Ratio Charts 31

If the above report does not have the information suitable for your business, we can provide custom research that can be lucrative for your business or enhance your profession.