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Parmalat S.p.A. (PLT) - 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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- 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.


Parmalat S.p.A. (Parmalat) is one of the leading food and beverages suppliers. Parmalat provides a wide range of products including fresh milk, extended shelf life (ESL) and long life (UHT) milk, functional milk providing health benefits beyond basic nutrition, pasteurized milk, condensed milk, powdered and flavored milk, cream, bechamel products, fruit juices, soy drinks, concentrated juices, tea, yogurt, probiotics, desserts, margarine, ice cream ingredients, cheese and butter. It also offers ice cream, ingredients, and other minor product categories products.

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Table Of Contents

Parmalat S.p.A. (PLT) - 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
Parmalat S.p.A. - Key Facts 4
Parmalat S.p.A. - Key Employees 5
Parmalat S.p.A. - Key Employee Biographies 6
Parmalat S.p.A. - Key Operational Employees 7
Parmalat S.p.A. - Major Products and Services 8
Parmalat S.p.A. - History 10
Parmalat S.p.A. - Company Statement 11
Parmalat S.p.A. - Locations And Subsidiaries 12
Head Office 12
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 12
Section 2 - Company Analysis 15
Parmalat S.p.A. - Business Description 15
Parmalat S.p.A. - Corporate Strategy 16
Parmalat S.p.A. - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
Parmalat S.p.A. - Strengths 17
Strength - Geographical Diversity 17
Strength - Strong Products Strategy 17
Strength - Leading Market Position 17
Strength - Broad Product and Brand Portfolio 17
Parmalat S.p.A. - Weaknesses 18
Weakness - Declining Liquidity Position 18
Weakness - Weak Financial Performance 18
Parmalat S.p.A. - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Rising Demand for Non-alcoholic Beverages 18
Opportunity - Focus on RandD and Product Innovations 18
Opportunity - Growing Organic Foods Market 19
Parmalat S.p.A. - Threats 19
Threat - Fluctuating Prices of Raw Materials 19
Threat - Government Regulations 19
Threat - Growing Competition 19
Parmalat S.p.A. - Key Competitors 20
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 21
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

Parmalat S.p.A., Key Facts 4
Parmalat S.p.A., Key Employees 5
Parmalat S.p.A., Key Employee Biographies 6
Parmalat S.p.A., Key Operational Employees 7
Parmalat S.p.A., Major Products and Services 8
Parmalat S.p.A., History 10
Parmalat S.p.A., Subsidiaries 12
Parmalat S.p.A., Key Competitors 20
Parmalat S.p.A., Ratios based on current share price 21
Parmalat S.p.A., Annual Ratios 21
Parmalat 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

Parmalat S.p.A., Performance Chart (2008 - 2012) 23
Parmalat S.p.A., Ratio Charts 25

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