Thomas Cook Group plc (TCG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Feb, 2016 |    No of Pages: 34 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Thomas Cook Group plc (TCG) - 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.


Thomas Cook Group plc (Thomas Cook) is one of the leading leisure travel groups. The company offers a wide range of tourism and travel services through a network of owned and franchised travel stores to more than 20 million customers annually. It also operates a fleet of aircrafts. Some of its major brands include Thomas Cook, Ving, Tjareborg, Spies, Condor, Airtous, Neckerman, Bucher, air marin, Tour Vital, Pegase, Urlaub Shop, Cresta, Jet Tours and Hotels4u, among others. It operates in 15 source markets across the world which includes the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Canada, the US, and India among others. Thomas Cook is headquartered in London, 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
Thomas Cook Group plc - Key Facts  6
Thomas Cook Group plc - Key Employees  7
Thomas Cook Group plc - Key Employee Biographies  8
Thomas Cook Group plc - Major Products and Services  9
Thomas Cook Group plc - History  10
Thomas Cook Group plc - Company Statement  14
Thomas Cook Group plc - Locations And Subsidiaries  16
Head Office  16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries  16
Section 2 – Company Analysis  18
Thomas Cook Group plc - Business Description  18
Thomas Cook Group plc - Corporate Strategy  19
Thomas Cook Group plc - SWOT Analysis  20
SWOT Analysis - Overview  20
Thomas Cook Group plc - Strengths  20
Strength - Brand Portfolio  20
Strength - Strong Presence in Europe  20
Strength - Cost Control  20
Thomas Cook Group plc - Weaknesses  21
Weakness - Decline in Segment Performance  21
Weakness - Litigation  21
Thomas Cook Group plc - Opportunities  22
Opportunity - Economic Outlook  22
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Global Travel and Tourism  22
Opportunity - Business Initiatives  22
Thomas Cook Group plc - Threats  23
Threat - Intense Competition  23
Threat - Risks Related to Unforeseen Circumstances  23
Threat - Regulations in Transport Industry  23
Thomas Cook Group plc - Key Competitors  24
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios  25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios  25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios  26
Performance Chart  27
Financial Performance  27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios  28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts  29
Section 4 – Appendix  30
Methodology  30
Ratio Definitions  30
About GlobalData  34
Contact Us  34
Disclaimer  34

List of Tables

Thomas Cook Group plc, Key Facts  6
Thomas Cook Group plc, Key Employees  7
Thomas Cook Group plc, Key Employee Biographies  8
Thomas Cook Group plc, Major Products and Services  9
Thomas Cook Group plc, History  10
Thomas Cook Group plc, Subsidiaries  16
Thomas Cook Group plc, Key Competitors  24
Thomas Cook Group plc, Ratios based on current share price  25
Thomas Cook Group plc, Annual Ratios  26
Thomas Cook Group plc, Interim Ratios  28
Currency Codes  30
Capital Market Ratios  30
Equity Ratios  31
Profitability Ratios  31
Cost Ratios  32
Liquidity Ratios  32
Leverage Ratios  33
Efficiency Ratios  33

List of Figures

Thomas Cook Group plc, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)  27
Thomas Cook Group plc, Ratio Charts  29

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