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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (BRCD) - 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.

Highlights

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Brocade) is a provider of networking hardware, software, and services including Storage Area Networking (SAN) solutions and Internet Protocol (IP) Networking solutions. It offers infrastructure products such as directors, fabric and embedded switches, Fibre Channel (FC) SAN backbones and routers for building storage area networks. Brocade’s IP Networking products include Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model (OSI) Layer 2-3 switches and routers, which facilitate the use of bandwidth-intensive network business applications and digital entertainment on local area networks and wide area networks. It also offers consulting, break/fix maintenance, network management and software maintenance, installation, and customer support services. Its products and services find applications in the communication infrastructure of enterprises across the world and production operations of service providers such as telecommunication firms, cable operators and mobile carriers. The company operates in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific, Japan, and Canada, Central and South America. Brocade is headquartered in San Jose, California, the US.

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Table Of Contents

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (BRCD) - 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
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 9
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Major Products and Services 11
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - History 12
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Company Statement 21
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 24
Head Office 24
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 24
Section 2 - Company Analysis 28
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Business Description 28
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 29
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 30
SWOT Analysis - Overview 30
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Strengths 30
Strength - Increase in Net Working Capital 30
Strength - Business Performance: IP Networking Products 30
Strength - Robust Research and Development Capabilities 30
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Weaknesses 31
Weakness - Patent Infringement Concerns 31
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Opportunities 32
Opportunity - Growing Cloud Computing Market 32
Opportunity - Inorganic Growth Initiatives: Acquisitions 32
Opportunity - Contracts and Agreements 32
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Threats 33
Threat - Competition 33
Threat - Rapid Technological Changes 33
Threat - Dependence on Few Major OEM partners 33
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Key Competitors 34
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 35
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 35
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 36
Performance Chart 38
Financial Performance 38
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 39
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 40
Section 4 - Appendix 41
Methodology 41
Ratio Definitions 41
About GlobalData 45
Contact Us 45
Disclaimer 45

List of Tables
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Key Facts 6
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Key Employees 7
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 9
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Major Products and Services 11
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., History 12
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Other Locations 24
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Subsidiaries 25
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Key Competitors 34
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 35
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Annual Ratios 36
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Interim Ratios 39
Currency Codes 41
Capital Market Ratios 41
Equity Ratios 42
Profitability Ratios 42
Cost Ratios 43
Liquidity Ratios 43
Leverage Ratios 44
Efficiency Ratios 44

List of Figures
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 38
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Ratio Charts 40

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