J D Wetherspoon plc (JDW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Nov, 2015 |    No of Pages: 36 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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J D Wetherspoon plc (JDW) - 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.


J D Wetherspoon Plc (Wetherspoon) owns and operates pubs. The company provides breakfast, beer and burger, deli, coffees, pastas, salads, sides, starters and sharers, potato jacket, meals and grills as part of its food and drinks menu. The company also sells Tierra, Lavazza’s Rainforest-Alliance-certified sustainable coffee. The company apart from pub operations also owns as operates a chain of hotels. It also hires out pubs for events and parties. The company owned and operated more than 900 pubs. The company principally operates in the Scotland and UK. Wetherspoon is headquartered in Watford, England, 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
J D Wetherspoon plc - Key Facts 6
J D Wetherspoon plc - Key Employees 7
J D Wetherspoon plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
J D Wetherspoon plc - Major Products and Services 9
J D Wetherspoon plc - History 10
J D Wetherspoon plc - Company Statement 12
J D Wetherspoon plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 18
Head Office 18
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 18
Section 2 – Company Analysis 20
J D Wetherspoon plc - Business Description 20
J D Wetherspoon plc - Corporate Strategy 21
J D Wetherspoon plc - SWOT Analysis 22
SWOT Analysis - Overview 22
J D Wetherspoon plc - Strengths 22
Strength - Broad Business Operations 22
Strength - Market Leadership Position 22
Strength - Relationship with Partners 22
J D Wetherspoon plc - Weaknesses 23
Weakness - Working Capital Deficit 23
J D Wetherspoon plc - Opportunities 24
Opportunity - Growing Demand: Global Lodging Industry 24
Opportunity - Growth Initiatives 24
Opportunity - Long-Term Outlook for the Tourism Industry 24
J D Wetherspoon plc - Threats 25
Threat - Competitive Pressure 25
Threat - Stringent Regulations 25
Threat - Changing Consumer Preferences 25
J D Wetherspoon plc - Key Competitors 26
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 28
Performance Chart 29
Financial Performance 29
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 31
Section 4 – Appendix 32
Methodology 32
Ratio Definitions 32
About GlobalData 36
Contact Us 36
Disclaimer 36

List of Tables

J D Wetherspoon plc, Key Facts 6
J D Wetherspoon plc, Key Employees 7
J D Wetherspoon plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
J D Wetherspoon plc, Major Products and Services 9
J D Wetherspoon plc, History 10
J D Wetherspoon plc, Other Locations 18
J D Wetherspoon plc, Key Competitors 26
J D Wetherspoon plc, Ratios based on current share price 27
J D Wetherspoon plc, Annual Ratios 28
J D Wetherspoon plc, Interim Ratios 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

J D Wetherspoon plc, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 29
J D Wetherspoon plc, Ratio Charts 31

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