Connect Group is a distributor operating in various markets. The company operates in the UK, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Germany, the US and Belgium. The company operates through four divisions: Connect News and Media, Connect Parcel Freight, Connect Education and Care and Connect Books. Connect News And Media operates through its subsidiary, Smiths News and Dawson Media Direct. Smiths News is engaged in distributing newspapers and magazines on behalf of the national publishers as well as regional publishers serving 30,000 customers from 42 distribution centers in England and Wales. Dawson Media Direct is an international media direct business engaged in supplying newspapers, magazines and inflight entertainment technology. In FY2016, the Connect News And Media division reported revenues of GBP1,471.4 million, which accounted for 77.2% of the company's total revenue. The Connect Parcel Freight division operates through its subsidiary, Tuffnells, a provider of business to business delivery of mixed parcel freight consignments. Tuffnells provides distribution coverage in the UK through a network of 37 depots through a range of services to over 4,500 customers. In FY2016, the Connect Parcel Freight division reported revenues of GBP174.4 million, which accounted for 9.1% of the company's total revenue. The company's Connect Education and Care division is a supplier of consumable products to the education and care markets through its subsidiaries, The Consortium and West Mercia Supplies. The division serves over 30,000 customers with a range of over 40,000 products. In FY2016, the Connect Education And Care division reported revenues of GBP64.8 million, which accounted for 3.4% of the company's total revenue. The Connect Books division is engaged in the print and digital bookselling under the brand Wordery. It serves over 8,000 customers in 107 countries. In FY2016, the Connect Books division reported revenues of GBP195.9 million, which accounted for 10.3% of the company's total revenue. Geographically, the company classifies its operations into three divisions, namely United Kingdom, Europe, and Rest of World. In FY2016, United Kingdom division accounted for 95.7% of the company's total revenues, followed by Europe with 2.5%; and Rest of World with 1.9%. Connect Group's subsidiaries include Bertram Trading Limited, Dawson Books Limited, Dawson France S.A.S, Dawson Iberica SRL, Dawson Media Direct NV, Erasmus Antiquariaat en Boekhandel B.V., Hedgelane Limited, Houtschild Internationale Boekhandel B.V., Smiths News Holdings Limited and The Consortium for Purchasing and Distribution Ltd.
Scope of the Report
-- About the Company - Historical Details, Current Ownership Structure and basic overview of Connect Group PLC in terms of revenue, net income, and operating income.
-- Financials - Details about Connect Group PLC listing status, annual financial reports (for the past 5 years), key financial highlights and region wise and category wise breakdown of their net revenue.
-- Products / Services - Listing of the company’s entire portfolio along with description of individual products / services providing a clear picture of their target audience.
-- Company SWOT Analysis - Outlines Connect Group PLC’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and threats facing the company.
-- Recent Developments - Showcases Connect Group PLC’s recent developments including mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, new product launches, investment and divestment plans.
-- Strategic Evaluation - Provides an overview of Connect Group PLC’s corporate goals and strategic initiatives and evaluates their outcomes along with outlining any persisting legal issues and outlook of our in-house analyst panel on the particular company.
-- Technology Landscape - Details how the company allocates its IT budget across the core areas of its business, CIO/CTO Profile, Key IT Initiatives and Deals undertaken buy the company at present along with outlook.
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-- What is the in-house technical capability of Connect Group PLC? Where does it procure / outsource it?
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1. About the Company
1.1 History and Basic Facts
1.2 Ownership Structure and Key Executives
1.3 Head Office
1.4 Other Locations & Subsidiaries
1.5 List of Competitors
1.6 Employee Count & Distribution
2.1 Company Type (Listed / Unlisted)
2.2 Annual Statements
2.3 Key Financial Highlights
2.4 Region-wise Breakdown
3. Product / Services
4. SWOT Analysis
4.1 SWOT Overview
5. Recent Developments
5.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
5.2 Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
5.3 New Product Launches
5.4 Business Expansion / Divestment
6. Strategic Evaluation
6.1 Corporate Strategy
6.2 Legal Issues
6.3 Analyst Outlook
7. Technology Landscape
-- 7.1.1 Industry Snapshot
-- 7.1.2 IT Spend
-- 7.1.3 Key Information Technology Trends
-- 7.2.1 IT Overview
-- 7.2.2 Key IT Technologies
-- 7.2.3 Recent IT Initiatives
-- 7.2.4 IT Outsourcing Engagements
-- 7.2.5 Key IT Management
-- 7.2.6 CIO/CTO Profile
-- About Us
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Fig.1: Company Snapshot
Fig.2: Locations Listing on Map
Table.1: Ownership Structure
Table.2: List of Competitors
Table.3: Annual Statements
Table.4: Key Financial Highlights
Table.5: Region-wise Breakdown
Table.6: Product/Services Overview
Table.7: Mergers & Acquisitions
Table.8: Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
Table.9: New Product Launches
Table.10: Business Expansion / Divestment
Table 11: IT Budgets
Table 12: Key IT Management (CIO / CTO)
Table 13: IT Deals undertaken in the past years