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

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 31 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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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.

Highlights

Forward 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.

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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
Forward Industries, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Forward Industries, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Forward Industries, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Forward Industries, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Forward Industries, Inc. - History 10
Forward Industries, Inc. - Company Statement 12
Forward Industries, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14
Section 2 – Company Analysis 15
Forward Industries, Inc. - Business Description 15
Forward Industries, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 16
Forward Industries, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
Forward Industries, Inc. - Strengths 17
Strength - Commitment to Quality 17
Strength - Product Base 17
Strength - Growth in Diabetic Products Business 17
Forward Industries, Inc. - Weaknesses 18
Weakness - Confined Customer Base 18
Weakness - Higher Cost Structure 18
Forward Industries, Inc. - Opportunities 19
Opportunity - Demand for Smartphones 19
Opportunity - Increase in Consumer Spending in the US 19
Forward Industries, Inc. - Threats 20
Threat - Intense Competition 20
Threat - Reliance on Limited Suppliers 20
Threat - Stringent Regulations 20
Forward Industries, Inc. - Key Competitors 21
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 23
Performance Chart 24
Financial Performance 24
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 26
Section 4 – Appendix 27
Methodology 27
Ratio Definitions 27
About GlobalData 31
Contact Us 31
Disclaimer 31

List of Tables

Forward Industries, Inc., Key Facts 6
Forward Industries, Inc., Key Employees 7
Forward Industries, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Forward Industries, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Forward Industries, Inc., History 10
Forward Industries, Inc., Other Locations 14
Forward Industries, Inc., Subsidiaries 14
Forward Industries, Inc., Key Competitors 21
Forward Industries, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 22
Forward Industries, Inc., Annual Ratios 23
Forward Industries, Inc., Interim Ratios 25
Currency Codes 27
Capital Market Ratios 27
Equity Ratios 28
Profitability Ratios 28
Cost Ratios 29
Liquidity Ratios 29
Leverage Ratios 30
Efficiency Ratios 30

List of Figures

Forward Industries, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 24
Forward Industries, Inc., Ratio Charts 26


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