Whitbread PLC (WTB) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 36 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Whitbread PLC (WTB) - 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.


Whitbread PLC (Whitbread) is a hospitality group company, which manages a chain of hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops throughout the UK and others regions. The Company’s Costa Coffee is one of the largest and popular branded coffee shop chains in the UK. It also operates through other brand names such as Premier Inn, Beefeater, Whitbread Inns, Brewers Fayre, Taybarns and Table Table. Geographically, the company has presence across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Whitbread is headquartered in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, the UK.

The company aims to increase its capacity to meet the future demand. In line with this, it announced plans to build a brand new roaster.

Whitbread PLC Key Recent Developments

Aug 26, 2015: ENN Opens Its First Open-Access Natural Gas Vehicle Refuelling Station In 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
Whitbread PLC - Key Facts 6
Whitbread PLC - Key Employees 7
Whitbread PLC - Key Employee Biographies 8
Whitbread PLC - Major Products and Services 9
Whitbread PLC - History 10
Whitbread PLC - Company Statement 14
Whitbread PLC - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16
Joint Venture 17
Section 2 – Company Analysis 18
Whitbread PLC - Business Description 18
Whitbread PLC - Corporate Strategy 19
Whitbread PLC - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
Whitbread PLC - Strengths 20
Strength - Robust Network 20
Strength - Brand Image 20
Strength - Improved Financial Performance 20
Whitbread PLC - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Dependence on the UK Market 21
Weakness - Declining Liquidity 21
Whitbread PLC - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 22
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for the Global Travel and Tourism Sector 22
Opportunity - Growing eCommerce Market 22
Whitbread PLC - Threats 23
Threat - Changing Labour Laws 23
Threat - Highly Competitive Market 23
Threat - Operational Risks 23
Whitbread 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
Whitbread PLC, Recent Deals Summary 30
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 31
Aug 26, 2015: ENN Opens Its First Open-Access Natural Gas Vehicle Refuelling Station In The UK 31
Section 5 – Appendix 32
Methodology 32
Ratio Definitions 32
About GlobalData 36
Contact Us 36
Disclaimer 36

List of Tables

Whitbread PLC, Key Facts 6
Whitbread PLC, Key Employees 7
Whitbread PLC, Key Employee Biographies 8
Whitbread PLC, Major Products and Services 9
Whitbread PLC, History 10
Whitbread PLC, Other Locations 16
Whitbread PLC, Subsidiaries 16
Whitbread PLC, Joint Venture 17
Whitbread PLC, Key Competitors 24
Whitbread PLC, Ratios based on current share price 25
Whitbread PLC, Annual Ratios 26
Whitbread PLC, Interim Ratios 28
Whitbread PLC, Recent Deals Summary 30
Currency Codes 32
Capital Market Ratios 32
Equity Ratios 33
Profitability Ratios 33
Cost Ratios 34
Liquidity Ratios 34
Leverage Ratios 35
Efficiency Ratios 35

List of Figures

Whitbread PLC, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 27
Whitbread PLC, Ratio Charts 29

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