Kimball International, Inc. (KBAL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Nov, 2015 |    No of Pages: 37 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Kimball International, Inc. (KBAL) - 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.


Kimball International, Inc. (Kimball) is a manufacturer of furniture for the offices and commercial interiors market. The company’s product portfolio comprises benching, seats, desks, tables, storage cabinets, dividers, and presentation products among others. Kimball markets these products under brands such as Kimball Office, National, and Kimball Hospitality. Further, it also offers services such as product development, project management, logistics, warehousing, installation, repair, and maintenance. The company operates manufacturing facilities in the US, Poland, China, Mexico, and Thailand. It sells its products through wholesalers, dealers, brokers, designers, catalog houses, and purchasers across North America, Europe, and Asia. Kimball is headquartered in Jasper, Indiana, the US.

Kimball International, Inc. Key Recent Developments

Dec 11, 2013: Kimball International Names Lonnie Nicholson as New Chief Information Officer
Nov 05, 2013: Kimball International Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results
Nov 01, 2013: Kimball International Appoints Don Van Winkle to Executive Vice President
Oct 21, 2013: Kimball Office Announces New Officer; Mike Wagner Appointed Vice President, General Manager
Oct 15, 2013: Kimball International Holds Annual Meeting of Share Owners and Declares Dividend

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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
Kimball International, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Kimball International, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Kimball International, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Kimball International, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Kimball International, Inc. - History 10
Kimball International, Inc. - Company Statement 12
Kimball International, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14
Section 2 – Company Analysis 16
Kimball International, Inc. - Business Description 16
Kimball International, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 17
Kimball International, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 18
SWOT Analysis - Overview 18
Kimball International, Inc. - Strengths 18
Strength - Focused Research and Development Activities 18
Strength - Strong Financial Performance 18
Strength - Strong Operational Network 18
Kimball International, Inc. - Weaknesses 19
Weakness - Declined Working Capital 19
Kimball International, Inc. - Opportunities 20
Opportunity - Growth in Global Furniture Industry 20
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 20
Opportunity - Upgrading Investments 20
Kimball International, Inc. - Threats 21
Threat - Intense Competition 21
Threat - Compliance with Regulations 21
Threat - Changing Consumer Preferences 21
Kimball International, Inc. - Key Competitors 22
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 24
Performance Chart 25
Financial Performance 25
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 27
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 28
Apr 15, 2014: Kimball International Declares Quarterly Dividend 28
Feb 18, 2014: Kimball International Announces Appointment of Robert F. Schneider to the Company’s Board of Directors 29
Feb 05, 2014: Kimball International Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results 30
Jan 03, 2014: Kimball International Announces Appointment of New Independent Director; Timothy Jahnke to Join Board in February 2014 32
Section 5 – Appendix 33
Methodology 33
Ratio Definitions 33
About GlobalData 37
Contact Us 37
Disclaimer 37

List of Tables

Kimball International, Inc., Key Facts 6
Kimball International, Inc., Key Employees 7
Kimball International, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Kimball International, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Kimball International, Inc., History 10
Kimball International, Inc., Subsidiaries 14
Kimball International, Inc., Key Competitors 22
Kimball International, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 23
Kimball International, Inc., Annual Ratios 24
Kimball International, Inc., Interim Ratios 26
Currency Codes 33
Capital Market Ratios 33
Equity Ratios 34
Profitability Ratios 34
Cost Ratios 35
Liquidity Ratios 35
Leverage Ratios 36
Efficiency Ratios 36

List of Figures

Kimball International, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 25
Kimball International, Inc., Ratio Charts 27

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