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Electrocomponents plc (ECM) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

  • ID: 2051349
  • SWOT Analysis
  • December 2015
  • 38 pages
  • GlobalData
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Electrocomponents plc (ECM) - 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.


Electrocomponents plc (Electrocomponents) is a distributor of electronics and maintenance products. The company offers a wide range of products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters. Its electronic products include semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components. Its maintenance products comprise electrical, automation and control (A&C), test and measurement, and tools, safety and consumable products. It conducts its operations under the brands of RS Components and Allied Electronics, which function as high service distributors for engineers. RS components functions mainly in the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific regions; and Allied mainly caters to the North American region, among others. The company operates across several countries in the world through its network of subsidiaries and distributors. Electrocomponents is headquartered in Oxford, England, the UK.

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- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

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List of Tables

List of Figures

Section 1 - About the Company

Electrocomponents plc - Key Facts

Electrocomponents plc - Key Employees

Electrocomponents plc - Key Employee Biographies

Electrocomponents plc - Key Operational Employees

Electrocomponents plc - Major Products and Services

Electrocomponents plc - History

Electrocomponents plc - Company Statement

Electrocomponents plc - Locations And Subsidiaries

Head Office

Other Locations & Subsidiaries

Section 2 – Company Analysis

Electrocomponents plc - Business Description

Electrocomponents plc - SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis - Overview

Electrocomponents plc - Strengths

Strength - Potential of e-Commerce

Strength - Leading Market Position

Electrocomponents plc - Weaknesses

Weakness - High Non-cash Component

Electrocomponents plc - Opportunities

Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Semiconductor Industry

Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives

Opportunity - Growing e-commerce Industry

Electrocomponents plc - Threats

Threat - Directives Regulating Electronic Products

Threat - Highly Competitive Market

Electrocomponents 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

Electrocomponents plc, Key Facts

Electrocomponents plc, Key Employees

Electrocomponents plc, Key Employee Biographies

Electrocomponents plc, Key Operational Employees

Electrocomponents plc, Major Products and Services

Electrocomponents plc, History

Electrocomponents plc, Subsidiaries

Electrocomponents plc, Key Competitors

Electrocomponents plc, Ratios based on current share price

Electrocomponents plc, Annual Ratios

Electrocomponents plc, Interim Ratios

Currency Codes

Capital Market Ratios

Equity Ratios

Profitability Ratios

Cost Ratios

Liquidity Ratios

Leverage Ratios

Efficiency Ratios

List of Figures

Electrocomponents plc, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)

Electrocomponents plc, Ratio Charts
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