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Destination Maternity Corporation (DEST) - 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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- 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.


Destination Maternity Corporation (DMC) is a specialty designer and retailer of maternity clothing. The company's stores offer tops, bottoms, lingerie, coats, swimwear, active-wear, sportswear and beauty products among others. DMC operates its stores under three different banners, namely, A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity and Destination Maternity. The company operates its own stores and maternity apparel departments and within stores of other retailers including Sears, Gordmans, Macy’s and Boscov’s. It also offers maternity apparel to Kohl’s. The company along with its subsidiaries and partnership agreements operates in the US, Middle East, South Korea and India. DMC is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the US.

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Destination Maternity Corporation (DEST) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
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Section 1 - About the Company 6
Destination Maternity Corporation - Key Facts 6
Destination Maternity Corporation - Key Employees 7
Destination Maternity Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8
Destination Maternity Corporation - Major Products and Services 9
Destination Maternity Corporation - History 10
Destination Maternity Corporation - Company Statement 12
Destination Maternity Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 13
Section 2 - Company Analysis 14
Destination Maternity Corporation - Business Description 14
Destination Maternity Corporation - Corporate Strategy 15
Destination Maternity Corporation - SWOT Analysis 16
SWOT Analysis - Overview 16
Destination Maternity Corporation - Strengths 16
Strength - Diversified Product and Service Offerings 16
Strength - Strong Distribution Network 16
Strength - Wide supplier network 16
Destination Maternity Corporation - Weaknesses 17
Weakness - Declined Operational Performance 17
Weakness - Working Capital Concerns 17
Destination Maternity Corporation - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Demand for Maternity Apparel 18
Opportunity - Strategic Expansions 18
Opportunity - Growth Prospects: Online Retail 18
Destination Maternity Corporation - Threats 19
Threat - Competitive Pressure 19
Threat - Seasonal Market 19
Threat - Rising Counterfeit Goods Market 19
Destination Maternity Corporation - 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
Destination Maternity Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 27
Section 4 - Appendix 28
Methodology 28
Ratio Definitions 28
About GlobalData 32
Contact Us 32
Disclaimer 32

List of Tables

Destination Maternity Corporation, Key Facts 6
Destination Maternity Corporation, Key Employees 7
Destination Maternity Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
Destination Maternity Corporation, Major Products and Services 9
Destination Maternity Corporation, History 10
Destination Maternity Corporation, Subsidiaries 13
Destination Maternity Corporation, Key Competitors 20
Destination Maternity Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 21
Destination Maternity Corporation, Annual Ratios 22
Destination Maternity Corporation, Interim Ratios 25
Destination Maternity Corporation, 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

Destination Maternity Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 24
Destination Maternity Corporation, Ratio Charts 26

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