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Kesko Corporation (KESBV) - 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.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- 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.


Kesko Corporation (Kesko) is a trading sector company. Through a network of subsidiaries, the company carries out operations in grocery trade, the building and technical trade, and the car and machinery trade. It sells an array of food products through K-citymarket, K-supermarket, K-market, K-extra, and K-ruoka stores. It also commercializes clothing, home, sports, leisure, home technology, entertainment and furniture product lines. The company also engages in the sale of building and home improvement as well as commercial and passenger vehicles. The company operates its stores in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Belarus. Kesko is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

Kesko Corporation Key Recent Developments

Sep 08, 2015: Kesko own-brand Pirkka products to be made with biogas produced from retail outlet wastage

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Table Of Contents

Kesko Corporation (KESBV) - 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
Kesko Corporation - Key Facts 6
Kesko Corporation - Key Employees 7
Kesko Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8
Kesko Corporation - Major Products and Services 9
Kesko Corporation - History 10
Kesko Corporation - Company Statement 15
Kesko Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 18
Head Office 18
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 18
Section 2 - Company Analysis 20
Kesko Corporation - Business Description 20
Kesko Corporation - Corporate Strategy 21
Kesko Corporation - SWOT Analysis 22
SWOT Analysis - Overview 22
Kesko Corporation - Strengths 22
Strength - Strong Presence: Domestic Market 22
Strength - Efficient Business Model 22
Strength - Strong Chain Support Functions 22
Strength - Strong Operational Performance 22
Kesko Corporation - Weaknesses 24
Weakness - Business Performance: Car Trade 24
Kesko Corporation - Opportunities 25
Opportunity - Expansion Activities 25
Opportunity - Retail Market in Europe 25
Opportunity - Strategic Partnerships and Acquisitions 25
Kesko Corporation - Threats 26
Threat - Digitalization- Change in the Trading Sector 26
Threat - Extensive Government Regulations 26
Threat - Weakening of the Russian Economy 26
Kesko Corporation - Key Competitors 27
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 29
Performance Chart 31
Financial Performance 31
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 32
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 33
Section 4 - Company's Recent Developments 34
Sep 08, 2015: Kesko own-brand Pirkka products to be made with biogas produced from retail outlet wastage 34
Section 5 - Appendix 35
Methodology 35
Ratio Definitions 35
About GlobalData 39
Contact Us 39
Disclaimer 39

List of Tables
Kesko Corporation, Key Facts 6
Kesko Corporation, Key Employees 7
Kesko Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
Kesko Corporation, Major Products and Services 9
Kesko Corporation, History 10
Kesko Corporation, Subsidiaries 18
Kesko Corporation, Key Competitors 27
Kesko Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 28
Kesko Corporation, Annual Ratios 29
Kesko Corporation, Interim Ratios 32
Currency Codes 35
Capital Market Ratios 35
Equity Ratios 36
Profitability Ratios 36
Cost Ratios 37
Liquidity Ratios 37
Leverage Ratios 38
Efficiency Ratios 38

List of Figures
Kesko Corporation, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 31
Kesko Corporation, Ratio Charts 33

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