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Forward Industries, Inc. (FORD) - 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.HighlightsForward Industries, Inc. (Forward Industries) is a manufacturer and distributor of promotional and specialty products. It designs, markets, and distributes protective solutions for handheld electronic devices. The company’s product portfolio comprises soft-sided carrying cases, bags, clips, protective plates, hand straps, and other accessories. Forward’s products find applications in handling medical monitoring and diagnostic kits, GPS and location devices, sporting and recreational products, fire arms, bar code scanners, and cellular phones. It markets these products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across the Americas, the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC). Forward is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, 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 ContentsTable of Contents 2List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6Forward Industries, Inc. - Key Facts 6Forward Industries, Inc. - Key Employees 7Forward Industries, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8Forward Industries, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9Forward Industries, Inc. - History 10Forward Industries, Inc. - Company Statement 12Forward Industries, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 14Head Office 14Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14Section 2 – Company Analysis 15Forward Industries, Inc. - Business Description 15Forward Industries, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 16Forward Industries, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 17SWOT Analysis - Overview 17Forward Industries, Inc. - Strengths 17Strength - Commitment to Quality 17Strength - Product Base 17Strength - Growth in Diabetic Products Business 17Forward Industries, Inc. - Weaknesses 18Weakness - Confined Customer Base 18Weakness - Higher Cost Structure 18Forward Industries, Inc. - Opportunities 19Opportunity - Demand for Smartphones 19Opportunity - Increase in Consumer Spending in the US 19Forward Industries, Inc. - Threats 20Threat - Intense Competition 20Threat - Reliance on Limited Suppliers 20Threat - Stringent Regulations 20Forward Industries, Inc. - Key Competitors 21Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 22Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 22Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 23Performance Chart 24Financial Performance 24Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 25Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 26Section 4 – Appendix 27Methodology 27Ratio Definitions 27About GlobalData 31Contact Us 31Disclaimer 31List of TablesForward Industries, Inc., Key Facts 6Forward Industries, Inc., Key Employees 7Forward Industries, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8Forward Industries, Inc., Major Products and Services 9Forward Industries, Inc., History 10Forward Industries, Inc., Other Locations 14Forward Industries, Inc., Subsidiaries 14Forward Industries, Inc., Key Competitors 21Forward Industries, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 22Forward Industries, Inc., Annual Ratios 23Forward Industries, Inc., Interim Ratios 25Currency Codes 27Capital Market Ratios 27Equity Ratios 28Profitability Ratios 28Cost Ratios 29Liquidity Ratios 29Leverage Ratios 30Efficiency Ratios 30List of FiguresForward Industries, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 24Forward Industries, Inc., Ratio Charts 26