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Carrefour S.A. (CA) - 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.


Carrefour S.A. (Carrefour) is a consumer goods retail company. It is one of the world's largest retail companies. Carrefour is a multiformat, multi-channel and multi-local retailer. It operates a network of hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience stores, and cash and carry stores across the world. It also undertakes e-commerce business through ooshop.com and CarrefourOnline.com. The company provides an extensive portfolio of food and non-food products. Carrefour has operational presence in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

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Table Of Contents

Carrefour S.A. (CA) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents

List of Tables 3
List of Figures 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
Carrefour S.A. - Key Facts 4
Carrefour S.A. - Key Employees 5
Carrefour S.A. - Key Employee Biographies 6
Carrefour S.A. - Major Products and Services 7
Carrefour S.A. - History 9
Carrefour S.A. - Company Statement 12
Carrefour S.A. - Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 13
Joint Venture 14
Section 2 - Company Analysis 15
Carrefour S.A. - Business Description 15
Business Description - Asia 15
Asia - Overview 15
Asia - Financials 15
Business Description - France 15
France - Overview 15
France - Financials 15
Business Description - Latin America 15
Latin America - Overview 15
Latin America - Financials 16
Business Description - Rest of Europe 16
Rest of Europe - Overview 16
Rest of Europe - Financials 16
Carrefour S.A. - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
Carrefour S.A. - Strengths 17
Strength - Expanding Profitability Ratios 17
Strength - Wide Range of Store Formats 17
Strength - Global Presence 17
Carrefour S.A. - Weaknesses 17
Weakness - Legal Proceedings 17
Carrefour S.A. - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Increasing Demand for Private Label Products 18
Opportunity - e-Commerce Market in Europe 18
Opportunity - Focus on International Expansion 18
Carrefour S.A. - Threats 18
Threat - Intense Competition 18
Threat - Changing Consumer Preferences 18
Threat - Risks Associated With Suppliers 19
Carrefour S.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
Carrefour S.A., Recent Deals Summary 26
Section 4 - Appendix 27
Methodology 27
Ratio Definitions 27
About GlobalData 31
Contact Us 31
Disclaimer 31

List of Tables

Carrefour S.A., Key Facts 4
Carrefour S.A., Key Employees 5
Carrefour S.A., Key Employee Biographies 6
Carrefour S.A., Major Products and Services 7
Carrefour S.A., History 9
Carrefour S.A., Subsidiaries 13
Carrefour S.A., Joint Venture 14
Carrefour S.A., Key Competitors 20
Carrefour S.A., Ratios based on current share price 21
Carrefour S.A., Annual Ratios 21
Carrefour S.A., Interim Ratios 24
Carrefour S.A., Recent Deals Summary 26
Currency Codes 27
Capital Market Ratios 27
Equity Ratios 28
Profitability Ratios 28
Cost Ratios 29
Liquidity Ratios 29
Leverage Ratios 30
Efficiency Ratios 30

List of Figures

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

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