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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.

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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.


Kesko Corporation (Kesko) is a one of the leading retail companies in Finland. Through a network of subsidiaries, the company carries out operations in food trade, home and specialty goods trade, building and home improvement trade, and car and machinery trade divisions. 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. Kesko operates its stores in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Belarus. Kesko is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

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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 - Key Operational Employees 9
Kesko Corporation - Major Products and Services 10
Kesko Corporation - History 11
Kesko Corporation - Company Statement 14
Kesko Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 16
Section 2 - Company Analysis 18
Kesko Corporation - Business Description 18
Kesko Corporation - Corporate Strategy 19
Kesko Corporation - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
Kesko Corporation - Strengths 20
Strength - Diversified Product Portfolio 20
Strength - Efficient Business Model 20
Strength - Strong Chain Support Functions 20
Kesko Corporation - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Overdependence on Finland 21
Kesko Corporation - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - Expansion Activities 22
Opportunity - Expanding Retail Market in Europe 22
Opportunity - Rising Demand for Private Label Goods 22
Kesko Corporation - Threats 23
Threat - Growing Counterfeit Goods Market 23
Threat - Extensive Government Regulations 23
Threat - Intense Competition 23
Kesko Corporation - Key Competitors 24
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
Kesko Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 31
Section 4 - Appendix 32
Methodology 32
Ratio Definitions 32
About GlobalData 36
Contact Us 36
Disclaimer 36

List of Tables
Kesko Corporation, Key Facts 6
Kesko Corporation, Key Employees 7
Kesko Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
Kesko Corporation, Key Operational Employees 9
Kesko Corporation, Major Products and Services 10
Kesko Corporation, History 11
Kesko Corporation, Subsidiaries 16
Kesko Corporation, Key Competitors 24
Kesko Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 25
Kesko Corporation, Annual Ratios 26
Kesko Corporation, Interim Ratios 29
Kesko Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 31
Currency Codes 32
Capital Market Ratios 32
Equity Ratios 33
Profitability Ratios 33
Cost Ratios 34
Liquidity Ratios 34
Leverage Ratios 35
Efficiency Ratios 35

List of Figures
Kesko Corporation, Performance Chart (2009 - 2013) 28
Kesko Corporation, Ratio Charts 30

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