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Macfarlane Group PLC (MACF) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Macfarlane Group PLC (MACF) - 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 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.


Macfarlane Group PLC (Macfarlane) is a packaging company that designs, manufactures and distributes protective packaging products and labels. The company specializes in packaging distribution, manufacturing, designing of labels and packaging solutions. It distributes packaging materials, and provides storage and warehousing services to its customers. Macfarlane also designs and produces self-adhesive and re-sealable labels for consumer packs and injection-molded closures and dispensers for powdered consumer products. The company offers its products to various industries such as pharmaceutical, medical, food, retail, and petrochemical industries. Geographically, the company operates in Europe including the UK, Ireland and Sweden. Macfarlane is headquartered in Glasgow, the UK.

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- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

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- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

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- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
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List of Figures

Section 1 - About the Company

Macfarlane Group PLC - Key Facts

Macfarlane Group PLC - Key Employees

Macfarlane Group PLC - Key Employee Biographies

Macfarlane Group PLC - Major Products and Services

Macfarlane Group PLC - History

Macfarlane Group PLC - Company Statement

Macfarlane Group PLC - Locations And Subsidiaries

Head Office

Other Locations & Subsidiaries

Section 2 – Company Analysis

Macfarlane Group PLC - Business Description

Macfarlane Group PLC - Corporate Strategy

Macfarlane Group PLC - SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis - Overview

Macfarlane Group PLC - Strengths

Strength - CSR Initiatives

Strength - Established Distribution Operations

Strength - Niche Player: Labels and Protective Packaging

Macfarlane Group PLC - Weaknesses

Weakness - Declining Liquidity

Macfarlane Group PLC - Opportunities

Opportunity - Demand for Beverages

Opportunity - Strategic Acquisition

Opportunity - Growing Packaging Industry

Macfarlane Group PLC - Threats

Threat - Environmental Liabilities

Threat - Increasing Production Costs

Threat - Competition

Macfarlane Group PLC - Key Competitors

Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios

Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios

Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios

Performance Chart

Financial Performance

Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios

Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts

Section 4 – Appendix


Ratio Definitions

About Us

Contact Us


List of Tables

Macfarlane Group PLC, Key Facts

Macfarlane Group PLC, Key Employees

Macfarlane Group PLC, Key Employee Biographies

Macfarlane Group PLC, Major Products and Services

Macfarlane Group PLC, History

Macfarlane Group PLC, Other Locations

Macfarlane Group PLC, Subsidiaries

Macfarlane Group PLC, Key Competitors

Macfarlane Group PLC, Ratios based on current share price

Macfarlane Group PLC, Annual Ratios

Macfarlane Group PLC, Interim Ratios

Currency Codes

Capital Market Ratios

Equity Ratios

Profitability Ratios

Cost Ratios

Liquidity Ratios

Leverage Ratios

Efficiency Ratios

List of Figures

Macfarlane Group PLC, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014)

Macfarlane Group PLC, Ratio Charts
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