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Sotheby's (BID) - 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.


Sotheby's is a global art business that matches buyers and sellers of fine art, jewelry, decorative art, wine, and collectibles through the auction or private sale process. It provides opportunities to transact: S|2 private sales galleries, retail wine and diamonds, selling exhibitions, financing, art education, and digital engagement. The company also sells artworks that are acquired to the auction process. Through RM Sotheby's, an equity investee, Sotheby's operates as an auction house for investment-quality automobile. It carries out auctions in New York, Hong Kong, London, and Paris salesrooms. Sotheby's is headquartered in New York, New York, the US.

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Table Of Contents

Sotheby's (BID) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
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Section 1 - About the Company 5
Sotheby's - Key Facts 5
Sotheby's - Key Employees 6
Sotheby's - Key Employee Biographies 7
Sotheby's - Major Products and Services 8
Sotheby's - History 9
Sotheby's - Company Statement 11
Sotheby's - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 14
Section 2 - Company Analysis 16
Sotheby's - Business Description 16
Sotheby's - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
Sotheby's - Strengths 17
Sotheby's - Weaknesses 18
Sotheby's - Opportunities 19
Sotheby's - Threats 20
Sotheby's - Key Competitors 21
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 23
Performance Chart 25
Financial Performance 25
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 27
Section 4 - Appendix 28
Methodology 28
Ratio Definitions 28
About GlobalData 32
Contact Us 32
Disclaimer 32

List of Tables
Sotheby's, Key Facts 5
Sotheby's, Key Employees 6
Sotheby's, Key Employee Biographies 7
Sotheby's, Major Products and Services 8
Sotheby's, History 9
Sotheby's, Other Locations 14
Sotheby's, Subsidiaries 15
Sotheby's, Key Competitors 21
Sotheby's, Ratios based on current share price 22
Sotheby's, Annual Ratios 23
Sotheby's, Interim Ratios 26
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
Sotheby's, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 25
Sotheby's, Ratio Charts 27

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