Clas Ohlson AB (CLAS B) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 35 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Clas Ohlson AB (CLAS B) - 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.


Clas Ohlson AB (Clas Ohlson) is a consumer retailing company. The company is involved in the retailing of household goods through a chain of retail stores. It offers a wide range of do-it-yourself products and consumables for house and home, technology, and hobbies through retail outlets, mail order, and Internet. Clas Ohlson helps its customers solve every day practical small problems with a wide range of affordable products in five product areas namely, hardware, electrical, home, multimedia and leisure. The company has operations in Sweden, Norway, Finland, United Arab Emirates, China and the UK. It manages a distribution centre in Insjon which is the logistic hub of the company and all goods destined for its stores and remote customers pass through it. Clas Ohlson is headquartered at Insjon, Sweden.

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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
Clas Ohlson AB - Key Facts 6
Clas Ohlson AB - Key Employees 7
Clas Ohlson AB - Key Employee Biographies 8
Clas Ohlson AB - Major Products and Services 9
Clas Ohlson AB - History 11
Clas Ohlson AB - Company Statement 14
Clas Ohlson AB - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16
Section 2 – Company Analysis 18
Clas Ohlson AB - Business Description 18
Clas Ohlson AB - Corporate Strategy 19
Clas Ohlson AB - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
Clas Ohlson AB - Strengths 20
Strength - Product Network 20
Strength - Efficient Distribution System 20
Strength - Strong Recognized Brand 20
Clas Ohlson AB - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Trade Account Receivables 21
Clas Ohlson AB - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - Information Technology Market Outlook 22
Opportunity - Rise in E-Commerce 22
Opportunity - Business Expansion 22
Clas Ohlson AB - Threats 23
Threat - Fluctuation in Foreign Exchange Rates 23
Threat - Intense Competition 23
Clas Ohlson AB - Key Competitors 24
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
Section 4 – Appendix 31
Methodology 31
Ratio Definitions 31
About GlobalData 35
Contact Us 35
Disclaimer 35

List of Tables

Clas Ohlson AB, Key Facts 6
Clas Ohlson AB, Key Employees 7
Clas Ohlson AB, Key Employee Biographies 8
Clas Ohlson AB, Major Products and Services 9
Clas Ohlson AB, History 11
Clas Ohlson AB, Other Locations 16
Clas Ohlson AB, Subsidiaries 17
Clas Ohlson AB, Key Competitors 24
Clas Ohlson AB, Ratios based on current share price 25
Clas Ohlson AB, Annual Ratios 26
Clas Ohlson AB, Interim Ratios 29
Currency Codes 31
Capital Market Ratios 31
Equity Ratios 32
Profitability Ratios 32
Cost Ratios 33
Liquidity Ratios 33
Leverage Ratios 34
Efficiency Ratios 34

List of Figures

Clas Ohlson AB, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 28
Clas Ohlson AB, Ratio Charts 30

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