Connect Group PLC – Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

Connect Group PLC – Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company's structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offerings and corporate actions, providing a 360Ëš view of the company.

Connect Group PLC (Connect Group), formerly Smiths News PLC is a specialist distribution company. It carries out distribution of newspapers and magazines in the UK through its Smiths News business division. The company collects and processes returns and uses technology to forecast demand and manage products efficiently. Connect Group’s Dawson Media Direct (DMD) supplies printed and digital media to airlines and travel points in the UK. The company through its Tuffnells business division provides B2B delivery of irregular weight and dimensions (IWD) consignments. Connect Group operates through distribution centres of Smiths News and Tuffnells. Connect Group is headquartered in Swindon, the UK.

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A study of the major internal and external factors affecting Connect Group PLC in the form of a SWOT analysis

An in-depth view of the business model of Connect Group PLC including a breakdown and examination of key business segments

News about Connect Group PLC, such as business expansion, restructuring, and contract wins

Large number of easy-to-grasp charts and graphs that present important data and key trends

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 3

List of Tables 5

List of Figures 5

Section 1 - About the Company 6

Connect Group PLC - Key Facts 6

Connect Group PLC - Key Employees 7

Connect Group PLC - Key Employee Biographies 8

Connect Group PLC - Major Products and Services 9

Connect Group PLC - History 10

Connect Group PLC - Company Statement 12

Connect Group PLC - Locations And Subsidiaries 14

Head Office 14

Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14

Joint Venture 15

Section 2 Company Analysis 16

Company Overview 16

Connect Group PLC - Business Description 17

Business Segment: DMD 17

Overview 17

Performance 17

Business Segment: Rest of World 17

Performance 17

Business Segment: Smiths News 17

Overview 17

Performance 17

Key Stats 17

Business Segment: Tuffnells 17

Overview 17

Performance 18

Key Stats 18

Geographical Segment: Europe 18

Performance 18

Geographical Segment: United Kingdom 18

Performance 18

Connect Group PLC - Corporate Strategy 19

Connect Group PLC - SWOT Analysis 20

SWOT Analysis - Overview 20

Connect Group PLC - Strengths 20

Connect Group PLC - Weaknesses 21

Connect Group PLC - Opportunities 22

Connect Group PLC - Threats 23

Connect Group PLC - Key Competitors 24

Section 3 Company Financial Ratios 25

Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25

Performance Chart 28

Financial Performance 28

Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29

Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30

Section 4 Company’s Recent Developments 31

Apr 25, 2017: Connect Group H1 profit decreases 31

Section 5 Appendix 32

Methodology 32

Ratio Definitions 32

About GlobalData 36

Contact Us 36

Disclaimer 36

List of Tables

List of Tables

Connect Group PLC , Key Facts 6

Connect Group PLC , Key Employees 7

Connect Group PLC , Key Employee Biographies 8

Connect Group PLC , Major Products and Services 9

Connect Group PLC , History 10

Connect Group PLC , Subsidiaries 14

Connect Group PLC , Joint Venture 15

Connect Group PLC , Key Competitors 24

Connect Group PLC , Annual Ratios 25

Connect Group PLC , Annual Ratios (Cont…1) 26

Connect Group PLC , Annual Ratios (Cont…2) 27

Connect Group PLC , Interim Ratios 29

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

List of Figures

Connect Group PLC , Performance Chart (2014 – 2018) 28

Connect Group PLC , Ratio Charts 30

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