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Transcontinental Inc. (TCL.A) – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Date: 7-Feb-2013
No. of pages: 31

Summary

Transcontinental Inc. (Transcontinental) is a Canadain media company. It offers services related to marketing, printing, publishing, and media, which includes, direct marketing, paper printing, newspapers and book publishing, and online advertising respectively. Transcontinental provides flyers and catalogues in rich, interactive web content, which is user-friendly and brand-consistent across multiple channels. It also offers a broad array of distribution services, ranging from direct mail to door-to-door delivery, through Publisac in Quebec and Targeo in the rest of Canada. The company operates its business through two reportable segments, namely, Printing sector and Media sector.

This comprehensive SWOT profile of Transcontinental Inc. 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.

Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.
- 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 content
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 3
List of Figures 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
Transcontinental Inc. - Key Facts 4
Transcontinental Inc. - Key Employees 5
Transcontinental Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 6
Transcontinental Inc. - Major Products and Services 7
Transcontinental Inc. - History 8
Transcontinental Inc. - Company Statement 11
Transcontinental Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 12
Head Office 12
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 12
Transcontinental Inc. - Key Manufacturing Facilities 14
Section 2 - Company Analysis 15
Transcontinental Inc. - Business Description 15
Transcontinental Inc. - Corporate Strategy 16
Transcontinental Inc. - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
Transcontinental Inc. - Strengths 17
Strength - Market Presence 17
Strength - Robust Service Portfolio 17
Strength - Long Term Agreements 17
Transcontinental Inc. - Weaknesses 18
Weakness - Negative Working Capital 18
Weakness - Declining Profitability 18
Transcontinental Inc. - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Acquisitions 18
Opportunity - Strategic Growth Initiatives 18
Opportunity - Expanding Entertainment & Media Industry 19
Transcontinental Inc. - Threats 19
Threat - Competitive Environment 19
Threat - Piracy in Broadcasting Industry 19
Threat - Volatile Newsprint Market 19
Transcontinental Inc. - 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
Transcontinental Inc., Recent Deals Summary 26
Section 4 - Appendix 27
Methodology 27
Ratio Definitions 27
About GlobalData 31
Contact Us 31
Disclaimer 31

List of Tables
Transcontinental Inc., Key Facts 4
Transcontinental Inc., Key Employees 5
Transcontinental Inc., Key Employee Biographies 6
Transcontinental Inc., Major Products and Services 7
Transcontinental Inc., History 8
Transcontinental Inc., Other Locations 12
Transcontinental Inc., Subsidiaries 13
Transcontinental Inc., Key Manufacturing Facilities 14
Transcontinental Inc., Key Competitors 20
Transcontinental Inc., Ratios based on current share price 21
Transcontinental Inc., Annual Ratios 21
Transcontinental Inc., Interim Ratios 24
Transcontinental Inc., 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
Transcontinental Inc., Performance Chart (2008 - 2012) 23
Transcontinental Inc., Ratio Charts 25

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