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Connect Group PLC (CNCT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: Dec 2015 | No Of Pages: 34 | Published By: GlobalData

Connect Group PLC (CNCT) - 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.

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- 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.


Connect Group PLC (Connect Group), formerly Smiths News PLC is a UK-based newspaper and magazine wholesale distributor. The company operates in distinct markets that include Smiths News, newspaper and magazine wholesaling; Bertrams, book wholesaling and The Consortium, suppliers of education resources. It operates its business in four divisions such as Connect News & Media, Connect Books, Connect Education & Care and Connect Parcel Freight. It provides its services such as news, physical and digital books, stationery, arts and craft and cleaning. The company operates its business in UK, Europe and rest of the world. Connect Group is headquartered in Swindon, the UK.

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Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
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 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Joint Venture 17
Section 2 – Company Analysis 18
Connect Group PLC - Business Description 18
Connect Group PLC - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Connect Group PLC - Strengths 19
Strength - Acquisitions Drives Revenue 19
Strength - Dominant Position 19
Strength - Strong Network 19
Connect Group PLC - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Decline in News and Media Segment 20
Connect Group PLC - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 21
Opportunity - Trends in Content Delivery 21
Connect Group PLC - Threats 22
Threat - Competitive Landscape 22
Threat - Intellectual Property Infringement 22
Threat - Regulatory Compliance 22
Connect Group PLC - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 26
Financial Performance 26
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 28
Connect Group PLC , Recent Deals Summary 29
Section 4 – Appendix 30
Methodology 30
Ratio Definitions 30
About GlobalData 34
Contact Us 34
Disclaimer 34

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 , Other Locations 15
Connect Group PLC , Subsidiaries 16
Connect Group PLC , Joint Venture 17
Connect Group PLC , Key Competitors 23
Connect Group PLC , Ratios based on current share price 24
Connect Group PLC , Annual Ratios 25
Connect Group PLC , Interim Ratios 27
Connect Group PLC , Recent Deals Summary 29
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

Connect Group PLC , Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 26
Connect Group PLC , Ratio Charts 28

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