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 supplier of networking equipment and software. The company provides storage area networking (SAN) solutions and Internet protocol (IP) networking solutions for businesses and organizations of many types and sizes, including global enterprises and service providers such as telecommunication firms, cable operators and mobile carriers. It offers infrastructure products and solutions including directors, switches, routers and fabric-based software applications, among others. Brocade also offers 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 offers consulting, break/fix maintenance, network management and software maintenance, installation, and customer support. Along with its subsidiaries, the company operates in Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Brocade is headquartered in San Jose, California, the US.

The company focuses on enhancing its operations through collaborations and integrations. In line with this strategy, the company recently collaborated with VMware to provide intelligent and powerful SAN analytics for cloud environments. Brocade also integrated SAN management technology into EMC ViPR software defined storage platform to support larger deployments.

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Table Of Contents

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (BRCD) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
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Section 1 - About the Company 5
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Key Facts 5
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Key Employees 6
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - History 10
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Company Statement 15
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 19
Head Office 19
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 19
Section 2 - Company Analysis 23
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Business Description 23
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 24
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 25
SWOT Analysis - Overview 25
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Strengths 25
Strength - Comprehensive Product and Service Portfolio 25
Strength - Wide Market Presence 25
Strength - Robust Research and Development Capabilities 25
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Weaknesses 26
Weakness - Dependency on Few Customers 26
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Opportunities 26
Opportunity - New Product Launches 26
Opportunity - Growing Cloud Computing Markets 26
Opportunity - Strategic Growth Initiatives 26
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Threats 27
Threat - Competitive Market 27
Threat - Rapid Technological Changes 27
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Key Competitors 28
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 30
Performance Chart 31
Financial Performance 31
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 32
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 33
Section 4 - Appendix 34
Methodology 34
Ratio Definitions 34
About GlobalData 38
Contact Us 38
Disclaimer 38

List of Tables
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Key Facts 5
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Key Employees 6
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., History 10
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Other Locations 19
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Subsidiaries 20
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Key Competitors 28
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 29
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Annual Ratios 30
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Interim Ratios 32
Currency Codes 34
Capital Market Ratios 34
Equity Ratios 35
Profitability Ratios 35
Cost Ratios 36
Liquidity Ratios 36
Leverage Ratios 37
Efficiency Ratios 37

List of Figures
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Performance Chart (2009 - 2013) 31
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Ratio Charts 33

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