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- 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.

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Westfield Group (Westfield) is a retail property group. The group has interests in and operates one of the largest shopping centre portfolios in the world. It is a vertically integrated shopping centre group with operations spanning development, design, construction, funds and asset management, property management, ownership, leasing and marketing. Westfield has interests in an investment portfolio of regional shopping centers situated in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, the UK and the US. The group also manages assets for institutional and other investors.

Westfield Group Key Recent Developments:

Dec 10, 2012: Martifer Solar USA Secures Contract From Westfield Group For Solar Installation At Century City Mall In Los Angeles
Apr 10, 2012: Martifer Solar USA Completes Two Solar Installations For Westfield In Southern California

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Table Of Contents

Westfield Group (WDC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 3
List of Figures 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
Westfield Group - Key Facts 4
Westfield Group - Key Employees 5
Westfield Group - Key Employee Biographies 8
Westfield Group - Major Products and Services 9
Westfield Group - History 10
Westfield Group - Company Statement 14
Westfield Group - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 16
Section 2 - Company Analysis 18
Westfield Group - Business Description 18
Westfield Group - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Westfield Group - Strengths 19
Strength - Substantial Market Position 19
Strength - Integrated Business Model 19
Strength - Financial Performance 19
Westfield Group - Weaknesses 19
Weakness - Limited Liquidity 19
Westfield Group - Opportunities 20
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 20
Opportunity - Australia: Property Outlook 20
Opportunity - Development Projects 20
Westfield Group - Threats 20
Threat - Intense Competition 20
Threat - Global Economic Scenario 20
Threat - Cost Overruns 21
Westfield Group - Key Competitors 22
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 23
Performance Chart 25
Financial Performance 25
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 27
Westfield Group, Recent Deals Summary 28
Section 4 - Company's Recent Developments 29
Westfield Group, Recent Developments 29
Dec 10, 2012: Martifer Solar USA Secures Contract From Westfield Group For Solar Installation At Century City Mall In Los Angeles 29
Apr 10, 2012: Martifer Solar USA Completes Two Solar Installations For Westfield In Southern California 29
Section 5 - Appendix 31
Methodology 31
Ratio Definitions 31
About GlobalData 35
Contact Us 35
Disclaimer 35

List of Tables

Westfield Group, Key Facts 4
Westfield Group, Key Employees 5
Westfield Group, Key Employees (cont..) 7
Westfield Group, Key Employee Biographies 8
Westfield Group, Major Products and Services 9
Westfield Group, History 10
Westfield Group, Other Locations 16
Westfield Group, Subsidiaries 17
Westfield Group, Key Competitors 22
Westfield Group, Ratios based on current share price 23
Westfield Group, Annual Ratios 23
Westfield Group, Interim Ratios 26
Westfield Group, Recent Deals Summary 28
Currency Codes 31
Capital Market Ratios 31
Equity Ratios 32
Profitability Ratios 32
Cost Ratios 33
Liquidity Ratios 33
Leverage Ratios 34
Efficiency Ratios 34

List of Figures

Westfield Group, Performance Chart (2008 - 2012) 25
Westfield Group, Ratio Charts 27

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