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Smith News PLC (SNWS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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    SWOT Analysis

  • 34 Pages
  • February 2022
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 3053062
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Smith News PLC (SNWS) - 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.


Smith News PLC (Smith News), formerly Connect Group 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 service providers offers B2B and B2C delivery of newspapers, magazines, field marketing, supply chain auditing and compliance services. The company operates through distribution centers of Smiths News and other service providers. Smith News is headquartered in Swindon, Wiltshire, 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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  • 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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Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

Table of Contents

Section 1 - About the Company
  • Smith News PLC - Key Facts
  • Smith News PLC - Key Employees
  • Smith News PLC - Key Employee Biographies
  • Smith News PLC - Major Products and Services
  • Smith News PLC - History
  • Smith News PLC - Company Statement
  • Smith News PLC - Locations And Subsidiaries
  • Head Office
  • Other Locations & Subsidiaries
  • Joint Venture

Section 2 - Company Analysis
  • Company Overview
  • Smith News PLC - Business Description
  • Smith News PLC - Corporate Strategy
  • Smith News PLC - SWOT Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis - Overview
  • Smith News PLC - Strengths
  • Smith News PLC - Weaknesses
  • Smith News PLC - Opportunities
  • Smith News PLC - Threats
  • Smith News 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
  • Methodology
  • Ratio Definitions
  • About the Publisher
  • Contact the Publisher
  • Disclaimer

List of Tables
  • Smith News PLC, Key Facts
  • Smith News PLC, Key Employees
  • Smith News PLC, Key Employee Biographies
  • Smith News PLC, Major Products and Services
  • Smith News PLC, History
  • Smith News PLC, Subsidiaries
  • Smith News PLC, Joint Venture
  • Smith News PLC, Key Competitors
  • Smith News PLC, Ratios based on current share price
  • Smith News PLC, Annual Ratios
  • Smith News PLC, Interim Ratios
  • Currency Codes
  • Capital Market Ratios
  • Equity Ratios
  • Profitability Ratios
  • Cost Ratios
  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Leverage Ratios
  • Efficiency Ratios

List of Figures
  • Smith News PLC, Performance Chart (2017 - 2021)
  • Smith News PLC, Ratio Charts



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