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Brown-Forman Corp (BF.B) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Brown-Forman Corp (BF.B)-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.


Brown-Forman Corp (Brown-Forman) is a provider of spirits and wines worldwide. It manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, and markets a range of alcoholic beverages that comprise whiskies, vodka, liqueur, tequila, scotch and wine. The company markets these products under various brands including Jack Daniel's, Early Times, Finlandia, Woodford Reserve, Canadian Mist, Collingwood, Herradura, El Jimador, Korbel and Chambord, for a few. It also operates and manages operates and manages various distilleries, a winery and a concentrate plant, bottling plants, warehouses, sawmills and cooperages across the US and in other international markets and sells these products to various retailers, wholesalers and various other state and provincial governments. Brown-Forman is headquartered in Kentucky, the US.

Brown-Forman Corp Key Recent Developments

Oct 03,2018: Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve Master's Collection 2018-Product Launch

Jul 03,2018: Brown-Forman Recognized as Best for Vets: Employers 2018 List

Jun 06,2018: Brown-Forman Q4 Profit Down

Jun 05,2018: Brown-Forman Reports Strong Fiscal 2018 Results

May 30,2018: Brown-Forman Announces Leadership Succession Plan; Paul Varga to Retire; Lawson Whiting Named Incoming CEO as of January 1, 2019

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 3

List of Tables 5

List of Figures 5

Section 1-About the Company 6

Brown-Forman Corp-Key Facts 6

Brown-Forman Corp-Key Employees 7

Brown-Forman Corp-Key Employee Biographies 8

Brown-Forman Corp-Major Products and Services 10

Brown-Forman Corp-History 11

Brown-Forman Corp-Company Statement 14

Brown-Forman Corp-Locations And Subsidiaries 16

Head Office 16

Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16

Section 2-Company Analysis 17

Company Overview 17

Brown-Forman Corp-Business Description 18

Product Category: Spirits 18

Overview 18

Performance 18

Key Stats 18

Product Category: Wines 19

Overview 19

Performance 19

Geographical Segment: Australia 19

Target Markets 19

Performance 19

Geographical Segment: Europe 19

Target Markets 19

Performance 19

Geographical Segment: Other 19

Target Markets 19

Performance 19

Geographical Segment: United States 19

Target Markets 19

Performance 20

Brown-Forman Corp-Corporate Strategy 21

Brown-Forman Corp-SWOT Analysis 22

SWOT Analysis-Overview 22

Brown-Forman Corp-Strengths 22

Brown-Forman Corp-Weaknesses 23

Brown-Forman Corp-Opportunities 24

Brown-Forman Corp-Threats 25

Brown-Forman Corp-Key Competitors 26

Section 3-Company Financial Ratios 27

Financial Ratios-Capital Market Ratios 27

Financial Ratios-Annual Ratios 28

Performance Chart 31

Financial Performance 31

Financial Ratios-Interim Ratios 32

Financial Ratios-Ratio Charts 33

Section 4-Company's Recent Developments 34

Jul 03, 2018: Brown-Forman Recognized as Best for Vets: Employers 2018 List 34

Jun 05, 2018: Brown-Forman Reports Strong Fiscal 2018 Results 35

May 30, 2018: Brown-Forman Announces Leadership Succession Plan; Paul Varga to Retire; Lawson Whiting Named Incoming CEO as of January 1, 2019 37

Sep 29, 2017: Brown-Forman names Lawson Whiting as chief operating officer 38

Aug 30, 2017: Brown-Forman reports Q1 results 39

Jul 07, 2017: Wilby retires from Brown-Forman 41

Jun 07, 2017: Brown-Forman reports fiscal 2017 results 42

May 24, 2017: Brown-Forman elects Kathleen Gutmann to board of directors 44

Mar 07, 2017: Brown-Forman reports Q3 results 45

Section 5-Appendix 47

Methodology 47

Ratio Definitions 47

About GlobalData 51

Contact Us 51

Disclaimer 51

List Of Figure

List of Figures

Brown-Forman Corp, Performance Chart (2014-2018) 31

Brown-Forman Corp, Ratio Charts 33

List Of Table

List of Tables

Brown-Forman Corp, Key Facts 6

Brown-Forman Corp, Key Employees 7

Brown-Forman Corp, Key Employee Biographies 8

Brown-Forman Corp, Major Products and Services 10

Brown-Forman Corp, History 11

Brown-Forman Corp, Subsidiaries 16

Brown-Forman Corp, Key Competitors 26

Brown-Forman Corp, Ratios based on current share price 27

Brown-Forman Corp, Annual Ratios 28

Brown-Forman Corp, Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 29

Brown-Forman Corp, Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 30

Brown-Forman Corp, Interim Ratios 32

Currency Codes 47

Capital Market Ratios 47

Equity Ratios 48

Profitability Ratios 48

Cost Ratios 49

Liquidity Ratios 49

Leverage Ratios 50

Efficiency Ratios 50

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