Mothercare plc (MTC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 32 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Mothercare plc (MTC) - 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.


Mothercare plc (Mothercare) is a specialized multi-channel retailer, franchisor and wholesaler of products for mothers, babies and children. It operates under the brand names Mothercare and Early Learning Centre. The company offer its product under three categories namely, Clothing and footwear; Home and travel; and Toys with Early Learning Centre. The company offers a range of children clothing, furniture and home furnishings, as well as feeding, bathing, travel equipment and toys for children up to eight years of age in the UK and up to ten years of age in international market. Home and travel product includes car seats, buggy and pushchair systems, bedding, soft furnishings and furniture, amongst other products. The company also sells its products online through the website, Mothercare is headquartered in Watford, the UK.

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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
Mothercare plc - Key Facts 6
Mothercare plc - Key Employees 7
Mothercare plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
Mothercare plc - Major Products and Services 9
Mothercare plc - History 10
Mothercare plc - Company Statement 12
Mothercare plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 13
Section 2 – Company Analysis 14
Mothercare plc - Business Description 14
Mothercare plc - Corporate Strategy 15
Mothercare plc - SWOT Analysis 16
SWOT Analysis - Overview 16
Mothercare plc - Strengths 16
Strength - Product Network 16
Strength - Operational Network 16
Mothercare plc - Weaknesses 17
Weakness - Decreasing Operational Efficiency 17
Mothercare plc - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Business Initiatives 18
Opportunity - Growth Prospects: E-Retail 18
Mothercare plc - Threats 19
Threat - Changing Consumer Preferences 19
Threat - Competitive Landscape 19
Threat - Counterfeit Products 19
Mothercare plc - Key Competitors 20
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 22
Performance Chart 24
Financial Performance 24
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 26
Mothercare plc, Recent Deals Summary 27
Section 4 – Appendix 28
Methodology 28
Ratio Definitions 28
About GlobalData 32
Contact Us 32
Disclaimer 32

List of Tables

Mothercare plc, Key Facts 6
Mothercare plc, Key Employees 7
Mothercare plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
Mothercare plc, Major Products and Services 9
Mothercare plc, History 10
Mothercare plc, Other Locations 13
Mothercare plc, Subsidiaries 13
Mothercare plc, Key Competitors 20
Mothercare plc, Ratios based on current share price 21
Mothercare plc, Annual Ratios 22
Mothercare plc, Interim Ratios 25
Mothercare plc, Recent Deals Summary 27
Currency Codes 28
Capital Market Ratios 28
Equity Ratios 29
Profitability Ratios 29
Cost Ratios 30
Liquidity Ratios 30
Leverage Ratios 31
Efficiency Ratios 31

List of Figures

Mothercare plc, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 24
Mothercare plc, Ratio Charts 26

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