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SummaryFoot Locker, Inc. (Foot Locker) is the world's leading athletic footwear and apparel retailers. The company, along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the retailing of footwear and apparel. It operates approximately 3,500 stores under the brand names of Foot Locker, Foot action, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker and Champs Sports. In addition, the company also sells athletic footwear, apparel and equipment products through its internet and catalog channels. The company operates its stores in 21 countries across North America, Europe and Australia. In addition, it operates 22 franchised stores in the Middle East and South Korea. Foot Locker is headquartered in New York, the US.Foot Locker, Inc. Key Recent Developments…Mar 03, 2010: Foot Locker releases its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2009 financial resultsJan 11, 2010: Foot Locker closes 200 stores in fiscal 2009This comprehensive SWOT profile of Foot Locker, Inc. 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.Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the companyKey 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.
Table of ContentsTable of Contents 2List of Tables 3List of Figures 3Section 1 - About the Company 4Foot Locker, Inc. - Key Facts 4Foot Locker, Inc. - Key Employees 5Foot Locker, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 6Foot Locker, Inc. - Major Products and Services 7Foot Locker, Inc. - History 8Foot Locker, Inc. - Company Statement 10Foot Locker, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 12Head Office 12Other Locations & Subsidiaries 12Section 2 – Company Analysis 14Foot Locker, Inc. - Business Description 14Foot Locker, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 15SWOT Analysis - Overview 15Foot Locker, Inc. - Strengths 15Strength - Increased Profitability Ratios 15Strength - Global Presence 15Strength - Diversified Distribution System 15Strength - Substantial Liquidity Position 15Foot Locker, Inc. - Weaknesses 15Weakness - Decline in Financial Performance 16Weakness - Declining Market Share in Sector 16Weakness - Overdependence on Nike for its Supplies 16Foot Locker, Inc. - Opportunities 16Opportunity - Growing Online Shopping 16Opportunity - Strong Growth in Footwear Market 16Opportunity - Increasing Demand for Women’s Athletic Footwear 16Opportunity - Elimination of Import Duties on Footwear 17Foot Locker, Inc. - Threats 17Threat - Changing Customer expectations 17Threat - Increase in Counterfeit Products 17Threat - Changing Consumer Behavior 17Threat - Increase in Wage Rates 17Foot Locker, Inc. - Key Competitors 18Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 19Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 19Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 19Performance Chart 21Financial Performance 21Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 22Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 23Foot Locker, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 24Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 25Mar 03, 2010: Foot Locker releases its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2009 financial results 25Jan 11, 2010: Foot Locker closes 200 stores in fiscal 2009 25Section 5 – Appendix 26Methodology 26Ratio Definitions 26About GlobalData 30Contact Us 30Disclaimer 30List of Tables Foot Locker, Inc., Key Facts 4Foot Locker, Inc., Key Employees 5Foot Locker, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 6Foot Locker, Inc., Major Products and Services 7Foot Locker, Inc., History 8Foot Locker, Inc., Other Locations 12Foot Locker, Inc., Subsidiaries 12Foot Locker, Inc., Key Competitors 18Foot Locker, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 19Foot Locker, Inc., Annual Ratios 19Foot Locker, Inc., Interim Ratios 22Foot Locker, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 24Currency Codes 26Capital Market Ratios 26Equity Ratios 27Profitability Ratios 27Cost Ratios 28Liquidity Ratios 28Leverage Ratios 28Efficiency Ratios 29List of Figures Foot Locker, Inc., Performance Chart (2007 - 2011) 21Foot Locker, Inc., Ratio Charts 23