Matthews International Corporation (MATW) – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Matthews International Corporation (MATW) – 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.

The profile contains critical company information including:

– 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.


Matthews International Corporation (Matthews) is a manufacturer and marketer of memorialization products and brand solutions. Its products include bronze memorials, granite memorials, caskets and cremation equipment. It offers its products to cemetery, funeral home and architectural industries. The company also offers a wide range of brand solutions such as graphics imaging products, marking products and merchandising solutions. It provides branding, product identification, traceability and compliance solutions for manufacturing and packaging operations across the world. Matthews operates through six business segments, namely, Cemetery Products, Funeral Home Products, Cremation, Graphics Imaging, Marking and Fulfillment Systems and Merchandising Solutions. It has operations in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Matthews is headquartered in Pennsylvania, the US.

As a part of the company’s strategy, it plans to focus on expanding its portfolio of products and services for the warehouse management market.

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Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

Table of Contents

Section 1 – About the Company 6
Matthews International Corporation – Key Facts 6
Matthews International Corporation – Key Employees 7
Matthews International Corporation – Key Employee Biographies 8
Matthews International Corporation – Major Products and Services 9
Matthews International Corporation – History 10
Matthews International Corporation – Company Statement 11
Matthews International Corporation – Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 13
Section 2 – Company Analysis 14
Matthews International Corporation – Business Description 14
Matthews International Corporation – Corporate Strategy 15
Matthews International Corporation – SWOT Analysis 16
SWOT Analysis – Overview 16
Matthews International Corporation – Strengths 16
Strength – Presence across Memorialization Businesses 16
Strength – Increase in Brand Solutions Business Revenue 16
Strength – Leading Market Presence 16
Matthews International Corporation – Weaknesses 17
Weakness – Increase in Operating Expenses 17
Weakness – Decline in Funeral Home Products Segment Revenue 17
Matthews International Corporation – Opportunities 18
Opportunity – Focus on Development of New Products 18
Opportunity – Acquisition of Schawk 18
Opportunity – Increasing Geriatric Population 18
Matthews International Corporation – Threats 19
Threat – Volatility in Price Level 19
Threat – Improvements in the Healthcare Industry 19
Threat – Competitive Pressures 19
Matthews International Corporation – Key Competitors 20
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 21
Financial Ratios – Capital Market Ratios 21
Financial Ratios – Annual Ratios 22
Performance Chart 24
Financial Performance 24
Financial Ratios – Interim Ratios 25
Financial Ratios – Ratio Charts 26
Section 4 – Appendix 27
Methodology 27
Ratio Definitions 27
About GlobalData 31
Contact Us 31
Disclaimer 31

List of Tables
Matthews International Corporation, Key Facts 6
Matthews International Corporation, Key Employees 7
Matthews International Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
Matthews International Corporation, Major Products and Services 9
Matthews International Corporation, History 10
Matthews International Corporation, Subsidiaries 13
Matthews International Corporation, Key Competitors 20
Matthews International Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 21
Matthews International Corporation, Annual Ratios 22
Matthews International Corporation, Interim Ratios 25
Currency Codes 27
Capital Market Ratios 27
Equity Ratios 28
Profitability Ratios 28
Cost Ratios 29
Liquidity Ratios 29
Leverage Ratios 30
Efficiency Ratios 30

List of Figures
Matthews International Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 – 2014) 24
Matthews International Corporation, Ratio Charts 26

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