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RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. (RCS) - 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.

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- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
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- 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.


RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. (RCS) is an international multimedia company. It carries out publication in various sectors from newspapers to magazines, books to TV, and radio to new media and into sports. It also operates among advertising sales and distribution market. It publishes many publications for children in early age with the Sfera Group. The company's major brands include Rizzoli, BUR, Marsilio, Sonzogno, Adelphi, Bompiani, Corriere della Sera, La Gazzetta dello, Fabbri and Lizard. The company has a presence in Spain, Portugal, the US, South America and China. The company’s subsidiaries such as RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. and RCS Libri S.p.A. RCS are headquartered in Milan, Italy.

RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. Key Recent Developments

Dec 19, 2013: Paolo Bellino appointed as RCS Sport’s new General Manager

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Table Of Contents

RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. (RCS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - Key Facts 6
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - Key Employees 7
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - Key Employee Biographies 8
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - Major Products and Services 9
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - History 10
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - Company Statement 11
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 13
Joint Venture 13
Section 2 - Company Analysis 14
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - Business Description 14
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - Corporate Strategy 15
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - SWOT Analysis 16
SWOT Analysis - Overview 16
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - Strengths 16
Strength - Business Performance: Media Segment 16
Strength - Dominant Market Position 16
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - Weaknesses 17
Weakness - Declining Financial Performance 17
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Development Plan for 2013-2015 18
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 18
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 18
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - Threats 19
Threat - Changing Technology Trends 19
Threat - Regulatory Environment 19
Threat - Intensifying Market Competition 19
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. - Key Competitors 20
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 22
Performance Chart 23
Financial Performance 23
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 25
Section 4 - Appendix 26
Methodology 26
Ratio Definitions 26
About GlobalData 30
Contact Us 30
Disclaimer 30

List of Tables
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., Key Facts 6
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., Key Employees 7
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., Key Employee Biographies 8
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., Major Products and Services 9
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., History 10
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., Subsidiaries 13
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., Joint Venture 13
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., Key Competitors 20
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., Ratios based on current share price 21
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., Annual Ratios 22
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., Interim Ratios 24
Currency Codes 26
Capital Market Ratios 26
Equity Ratios 27
Profitability Ratios 27
Cost Ratios 28
Liquidity Ratios 28
Leverage Ratios 29
Efficiency Ratios 29

List of Figures
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 23
RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., Ratio Charts 25

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