CSS Industries, Inc. (CSS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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


CSS Industries, Inc. (CSS Industries) is a provider of consumer products in the US. The company is principally engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of seasonal and all occasion expression products to mass market retailers. The products offered by the company include gift wrap, gift boxes, gift bags, boxed greeting cards, decorative tissue paper, gift tags, decorations, classroom exchange valentines, Halloween masks and decorative ribbons and bows. Other offerings include costumes, make-up and novelties, craft products and educational products, stationery, photo albums, and scrapbooks. It purchases the remaining products from manufacturers in Asia and Mexico. It also operates a purchasing office in Hong Kong to maintain Asian sourcing opportunities. CSS Industries is headquartered at Philadelphia, 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
CSS Industries, Inc. - Key Facts 6
CSS Industries, Inc. - Key Employees 7
CSS Industries, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
CSS Industries, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
CSS Industries, Inc. - History 11
CSS Industries, Inc. - Company Statement 12
CSS Industries, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16
Section 2 – Company Analysis 17
CSS Industries, Inc. - Business Description 17
CSS Industries, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 18
CSS Industries, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
CSS Industries, Inc. - Strengths 19
Strength - Strong Manufacturing & Distribution Bases 19
Strength - Increasing Cash Reserves 19
CSS Industries, Inc. - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Declining Financial Performance 20
CSS Industries, Inc. - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Inorganic Growth Initiatives 21
Opportunity - Increased Usage of Internet 21
CSS Industries, Inc. - Threats 22
Threat - Impact of Technology 22
Threat - Increase in Raw Material Costs 22
Threat - Intense Competition 22
CSS Industries, Inc. - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 26
Financial Performance 26
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 28
CSS Industries, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 29
Section 4 – Appendix 30
Methodology 30
Ratio Definitions 30
About GlobalData 34
Contact Us 34
Disclaimer 34

List of Tables

CSS Industries, Inc., Key Facts 6
CSS Industries, Inc., Key Employees 7
CSS Industries, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
CSS Industries, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
CSS Industries, Inc., History 11
CSS Industries, Inc., Subsidiaries 16
CSS Industries, Inc., Key Competitors 23
CSS Industries, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 24
CSS Industries, Inc., Annual Ratios 25
CSS Industries, Inc., Interim Ratios 27
CSS Industries, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 29
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

CSS Industries, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 26
CSS Industries, Inc., Ratio Charts 28

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