Macfarlane Group PLC (MACF) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 33 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Macfarlane Group PLC (MACF) - 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.


Macfarlane Group PLC (Macfarlane) is a packaging company that designs, manufactures and distributes protective packaging products and labels. The company specializes in packaging distribution, manufacturing, designing of labels and packaging solutions. It distributes packaging materials, and provides storage and warehousing services to its customers. Macfarlane also designs and produces self-adhesive and re-sealable labels for consumer packs and injection-molded closures and dispensers for powdered consumer products. The company offers its products to various industries such as pharmaceutical, medical, food, retail, and petrochemical industries. Geographically, the company operates in Europe including the UK, Ireland and Sweden. Macfarlane is headquartered in Glasgow, the UK.

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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
Macfarlane Group PLC - Key Facts 6
Macfarlane Group PLC - Key Employees 7
Macfarlane Group PLC - Key Employee Biographies 8
Macfarlane Group PLC - Major Products and Services 9
Macfarlane Group PLC - History 12
Macfarlane Group PLC - Company Statement 13
Macfarlane Group PLC - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14
Section 2 – Company Analysis 16
Macfarlane Group PLC - Business Description 16
Macfarlane Group PLC - Corporate Strategy 17
Macfarlane Group PLC - SWOT Analysis 18
SWOT Analysis - Overview 18
Macfarlane Group PLC - Strengths 18
Strength - CSR Initiatives 18
Strength - Established Distribution Operations 18
Strength - Niche Player: Labels and Protective Packaging 18
Macfarlane Group PLC - Weaknesses 19
Weakness - Declining Liquidity 19
Macfarlane Group PLC - Opportunities 20
Opportunity - Demand for Beverages 20
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisition 20
Opportunity - Growing Packaging Industry 20
Macfarlane Group PLC - Threats 21
Threat - Environmental Liabilities 21
Threat - Increasing Production Costs 21
Threat - Competition 21
Macfarlane Group PLC - Key Competitors 22
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 24
Performance Chart 26
Financial Performance 26
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 28
Section 4 – Appendix 29
Methodology 29
Ratio Definitions 29
About GlobalData 33
Contact Us 33
Disclaimer 33

List of Tables

Macfarlane Group PLC, Key Facts 6
Macfarlane Group PLC, Key Employees 7
Macfarlane Group PLC, Key Employee Biographies 8
Macfarlane Group PLC, Major Products and Services 9
Macfarlane Group PLC, History 12
Macfarlane Group PLC, Other Locations 14
Macfarlane Group PLC, Subsidiaries 15
Macfarlane Group PLC, Key Competitors 22
Macfarlane Group PLC, Ratios based on current share price 23
Macfarlane Group PLC, Annual Ratios 24
Macfarlane Group PLC, Interim Ratios 27
Currency Codes 29
Capital Market Ratios 29
Equity Ratios 30
Profitability Ratios 30
Cost Ratios 31
Liquidity Ratios 31
Leverage Ratios 32
Efficiency Ratios 32

List of Figures

Macfarlane Group PLC, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 26
Macfarlane Group PLC, Ratio Charts 28

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