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Halfords Group plc (HFD) - 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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- 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.
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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.


Halfords Group plc (Halfords) is an in-store retailer of car parts, cycles and accessories. The product portfolio of the company includes car parts, workshop tools, body repair equipment, in-car entertainment systems, cleaning products, accessories, interior and exterior car styling products, navigation systems, alloy wheels, cycles, roof boxes, cycle carriers, child car seats and outdoor leisure equipment. Halfords offers its products through various brands such as Trax, Apollo,Urban Escape, Voodoo, exodus, Pendleton and Carerra. The company operates business through two reportable segments, namely, Retail and Autocentres. It operates through over 465 stores across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The company is headquartered in Redditch, Worcestershire, the UK.

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Table Of Contents

Halfords Group plc (HFD) - 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
Halfords Group plc - Key Facts 6
Halfords Group plc - Key Employees 7
Halfords Group plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
Halfords Group plc - Major Products and Services 9
Halfords Group plc - History 10
Halfords Group plc - Company Statement 11
Halfords Group plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 13
Section 2 - Company Analysis 14
Halfords Group plc - Business Description 14
Halfords Group plc - Corporate Strategy 15
Halfords Group plc - SWOT Analysis 16
SWOT Analysis - Overview 16
Halfords Group plc - Strengths 16
Strength - Efficient Business Model 16
Strength - Wide Network of Stores in the UK 16
Strength - Leading Position 16
Halfords Group plc - Weaknesses 17
Weakness - Weak Financial Performance 17
Halfords Group plc - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Growth in Cycling Market 18
Opportunity - Improving Online Retailing 18
Opportunity - Acquisitions 18
Halfords Group plc - Threats 19
Threat - Counterfeit Trade 19
Threat - Highly Competitive Environment 19
Threat - Global Economic Slowdown 19
Halfords Group plc - Key Competitors 20
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 22
Performance Chart 24
Financial Performance 24
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 26
Halfords Group plc, Recent Deals Summary 27
Section 4 - Appendix 28
Methodology 28
Ratio Definitions 28
About GlobalData 32
Contact Us 32
Disclaimer 32

List of Tables
Halfords Group plc, Key Facts 6
Halfords Group plc, Key Employees 7
Halfords Group plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
Halfords Group plc, Major Products and Services 9
Halfords Group plc, History 10
Halfords Group plc, Subsidiaries 13
Halfords Group plc, Key Competitors 20
Halfords Group plc, Ratios based on current share price 21
Halfords Group plc, Annual Ratios 22
Halfords Group plc, Interim Ratios 25
Halfords Group plc, Recent Deals Summary 27
Currency Codes 28
Capital Market Ratios 28
Equity Ratios 29
Profitability Ratios 29
Cost Ratios 30
Liquidity Ratios 30
Leverage Ratios 31
Efficiency Ratios 31

List of Figures
Halfords Group plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 24
Halfords Group plc, Ratio Charts 26

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