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Inchcape plc (INCH) - 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.
- 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.


Inchcape plc (Inchcape) is global premium automotive group. The company is a distributor and retailer of new and used luxury and premium vehicles of various automobile brands including Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. The company also offers financial and insurance services. Inchcape has two reportable business segments, namely, Distribution business segment and Retail business segment. The company operations spread across Asia Pacific and Western Europe. Inchcape is headquartered in London, England, the UK.

As a part of the company’s strategy it plans to focus on becoming customer-focused automotive retail group. Inchcape offers superior customer services through its Inchcape Advantage metrics and proprietary operating processes.

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Table Of Contents

Inchcape plc (INCH) - 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
Inchcape plc - Key Facts 6
Inchcape plc - Key Employees 7
Inchcape plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
Inchcape plc - Major Products and Services 9
Inchcape plc - History 10
Inchcape plc - Company Statement 12
Inchcape plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 14
Affiliate 15
Joint Venture 15
Section 2 - Company Analysis 16
Inchcape plc - Business Description 16
Inchcape plc - Corporate Strategy 17
Inchcape plc - SWOT Analysis 18
SWOT Analysis - Overview 18
Inchcape plc - Strengths 18
Strength - Business Model 18
Strength - Distribution Network 18
Strength - Growth in Retail Segment 18
Inchcape plc - Weaknesses 19
Weakness - Higher Cost Structure 19
Inchcape plc - Opportunities 20
Opportunity - Business Expansion 20
Opportunity - Demand for Fuel Efficient Vehicles 20
Opportunity - Growth Prospects: Automotive Retail Market 20
Inchcape plc - Threats 21
Threat - Competitive Pressure 21
Threat - Foreign Currency Fluctuations 21
Threat - Stringent Regulations 21
Inchcape plc - Key Competitors 22
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 24
Performance Chart 26
Financial Performance 26
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 28
Inchcape plc, Recent Deals Summary 29
Section 4 - Appendix 30
Methodology 30
Ratio Definitions 30
About GlobalData 34
Contact Us 34
Disclaimer 34

List of Tables
Inchcape plc, Key Facts 6
Inchcape plc, Key Employees 7
Inchcape plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
Inchcape plc, Major Products and Services 9
Inchcape plc, History 10
Inchcape plc, Subsidiaries 14
Inchcape plc, Affiliate 15
Inchcape plc, Joint Venture 15
Inchcape plc, Key Competitors 22
Inchcape plc, Ratios based on current share price 23
Inchcape plc, Annual Ratios 24
Inchcape plc, Interim Ratios 27
Inchcape plc, Recent Deals Summary 29
Currency Codes 30
Capital Market Ratios 30
Equity Ratios 31
Profitability Ratios 31
Cost Ratios 32
Liquidity Ratios 32
Leverage Ratios 33
Efficiency Ratios 33

List of Figures
Inchcape plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 26
Inchcape plc, Ratio Charts 28

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