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Wesfarmers Ltd (WES) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Wesfarmers Ltd (WES)-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 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.


Wesfarmers Limited (Wesfarmers) is a diversified company that has business operations in retail and industrial activities. Its retail activities include supermarkets, liquor, hotels and convenience stores, department stores, home improvement and office supplies and apparel retailing. The company's industrial activities include coal mining industrial and safety and chemicals, energy and fertilizers and work wear clothing to diverse range of industries. The company's resource business includes management of properties and investment banking. Its supplies and distributes maintenance repair and operating products and also manufactures and markets chemicals, fertilizers, LPG and LNG. It also has non-controlling interests in companies operating in forest products, property, investment banking and private equity. Wesfarmers is headquartered in Perth, Australia.

Wesfarmers Ltd Key Recent Developments

Nov 20,2018: Wesfarmers: Appointment of flybuys Chief Executive Officer

Nov 15,2018: Wesfarmers and Perdaman advance WA petrochemical plans for Burrup Peninsula

Oct 18,2018: Wesfarmers announces USD 4M partnership with NGA

Oct 11,2018: Wesfarmers names Sarah Hunter as managing director of Officeworks

Oct 11,2018: Wesfarmers appoints new Officeworks managing director

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Table Of Content


Table of Contents

Table of Contents 3

List of Tables 5

List of Figures 5

Section 1-About the Company 6

Wesfarmers Ltd-Key Facts 6

Wesfarmers Ltd-Key Employees 7

Wesfarmers Ltd-Key Employee Biographies 8

Wesfarmers Ltd-Major Products and Services 9

Wesfarmers Ltd-History 10

Wesfarmers Ltd-Company Statement 12

Wesfarmers Ltd-Locations And Subsidiaries 14

Head Office 14

Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14

Section 2-Company Analysis 16

Company Overview 16

Wesfarmers Ltd-Business Description 17

Business Segment: Industrials 17

Overview 17

Performance 17

Business Segment: Others 17

Overview 17

Performance 17

Key Stats 17

Business Segment: Retail 18

Overview 18

Performance 18

Key Stats 18

Geographical Segment: Australia 18

Target Markets 18

Performance 19

Geographical Segment: New Zealand 19

Target Markets 19

Performance 19

Geographical Segment: Other foreign countries 19

Target Markets 19

Performance 19

Geographical Segment: United Kingdom 19

Target Markets 19

Performance 19

Wesfarmers Ltd-Corporate Strategy 20

Wesfarmers Ltd-SWOT Analysis 21

SWOT Analysis-Overview 21

Wesfarmers Ltd-Strengths 21

Wesfarmers Ltd-Weaknesses 22

Wesfarmers Ltd-Opportunities 23

Wesfarmers Ltd-Threats 24

Wesfarmers Ltd-Key Competitors 25

Section 3-Company Financial Ratios 26

Financial Ratios-Capital Market Ratios 26

Financial Ratios-Annual Ratios 27

Performance Chart 30

Financial Performance 30

Financial Ratios-Interim Ratios 31

Financial Ratios-Ratio Charts 32

Wesfarmers Ltd, Recent Deals Summary 33

Section 4-Company's Recent Developments 34

Nov 20, 2018: Wesfarmers: Appointment of flybuys Chief Executive Officer 34

Sep 17, 2018: Wesfarmers announces director retirement 35

Aug 23, 2018: Wesfarmers: Coles Board appointments 36

Aug 15, 2018: Wesfarmers announces 2018 full year results 37

Aug 08, 2018: Wesfarmers to offload 40% interest in Bengalla coal mine for USD 637m 38

Jul 23, 2018: Wesfarmers announces director retirement 39

Apr 30, 2018: Wesfarmers: Mark Ward to retire from Officeworks 40

Feb 05, 2018: Wesfarmers Announces Significant Items Expected In 2018 Half-Year Results 41

Jan 17, 2018: Wesfarmers Announces Quarterly Statement Of Production, Development And Exploration 44

Jun 29, 2017: Bunnings doubles scale of UK pilot store program 45

Section 5-Appendix 46

Methodology 46

Ratio Definitions 46

About GlobalData 50

Contact Us 50

Disclaimer 50

List Of Figure

List of Figures

Wesfarmers Ltd, Performance Chart (2014-2018) 30

Wesfarmers Ltd, Ratio Charts 32

List Of Table

List of Tables

Wesfarmers Ltd, Key Facts 6

Wesfarmers Ltd, Key Employees 7

Wesfarmers Ltd, Key Employee Biographies 8

Wesfarmers Ltd, Major Products and Services 9

Wesfarmers Ltd, History 10

Wesfarmers Ltd, Subsidiaries 14

Wesfarmers Ltd, Key Competitors 25

Wesfarmers Ltd, Ratios based on current share price 26

Wesfarmers Ltd, Annual Ratios 27

Wesfarmers Ltd, Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 28

Wesfarmers Ltd, Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 29

Wesfarmers Ltd, Interim Ratios 31

Wesfarmers Ltd, Recent Deals Summary 33

Currency Codes 46

Capital Market Ratios 46

Equity Ratios 47

Profitability Ratios 47

Cost Ratios 48

Liquidity Ratios 48

Leverage Ratios 49

Efficiency Ratios 49

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