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Meredith Corporation (MDP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Publication Date Feb 2013
Product Type Report
Pages 31
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Meredith Corporation (Meredith) is a media and marketing company. The company’s principal business activities include magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. It operates its business through two reportable segments, namely, National Media and Local Media. The National Media segment engages in publishing magazines and books that principally cater to the home and family market. The Local Media segment performs operations of network-affiliated television stations, related interactive media operations, and video production related operations.

This comprehensive SWOT profile of Meredith Corporation 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

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.

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

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.
- 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.

Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.
- 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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- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

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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.

Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.
- 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.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 3
List of Figures 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
Meredith Corporation - Key Facts 4
Meredith Corporation - Key Employees 5
Meredith Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 6
Meredith Corporation - Major Products and Services 7
Meredith Corporation - History 8
Meredith Corporation - Company Statement 11
Meredith Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 13
Section 2 – Company Analysis 15
Meredith Corporation - Business Description 15
Meredith Corporation - Corporate Strategy 16
Meredith Corporation - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
Meredith Corporation - Strengths 17
Strength - Multiple Distribution Platforms 17
Strength - Meredith Xcelerated Marketing 17
Strength - Interactive Media 17
Strength - Growing Market Share 17
Meredith Corporation - Weaknesses 18
Weakness - Limited Operating Margin 18
Weakness - Long Term Liabilities 18
Meredith Corporation - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 18
Opportunity - Improved Product Offerings 18
Opportunity - Growing e-Commerce Market 18
Meredith Corporation - Threats 19
Threat - Intense Competition 19
Threat - Rapid Technological Changes 19
Threat - Regulations 19
Meredith Corporation - Key Competitors 20
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 21
Performance Chart 23
Financial Performance 23
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 25
Meredith Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 26
Section 4 – Appendix 27
Methodology 27
Ratio Definitions 27
About GlobalData 31
Contact Us 31
Disclaimer 31

List of Tables
List of Tables
Meredith Corporation, Key Facts 4
Meredith Corporation, Key Employees 5
Meredith Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 6
Meredith Corporation, Major Products and Services 7
Meredith Corporation, History 8
Meredith Corporation, Other Locations 13
Meredith Corporation, Subsidiaries 14
Meredith Corporation, Key Competitors 20
Meredith Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 21
Meredith Corporation, Annual Ratios 21
Meredith Corporation, Interim Ratios 24
Meredith Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 26
Currency Codes 27
Capital Market Ratios 27
Equity Ratios 28
Profitability Ratios 28
Cost Ratios 29
Liquidity Ratios 29
Leverage Ratios 30
Efficiency Ratios 30

List of Figures
List of Figures
Meredith Corporation, Performance Chart (2008 - 2012) 23
Meredith Corporation, Ratio Charts 25

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