Wesfarmers Limited - Premium Company Report Australia

Company Type: Public Company

ASX Code: WES

What does Wesfarmers Limited do?

Wesfarmers Limited is a locally-owned publicly-listed company, deriving revenue from a diversified portfolio of operations including hardware, office supplies, apparel and department store retailing; gas processing and distribution; chemical and fertiliser manufacturing; and distribution of industrial safety products. The company employs approximately 105,000 people, operates predominantly in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and is administered from its head office in Perth.

Wesfarmers is listed on the ASX under the WES ticker code.

 

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Wesfarmers Limited - Products & Brands

Wesfarmers Limited owns a diversified portfolio of businesses operating in the hardware, department stores, gas processing and energy distribution, chemicals and fertiliser and industrial and safety product industries. The company divides its operations into the following:

Retail:

The retail division has a range of operations from department stores to hardware and office supplies. Brands include:

  • Bunnings -  is a retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products and is a major supplier for project builders, commercial tradespeople and the housing industry with a chain of 375 trading locations.
  • Kmart - is a retailer of apparel and general merchandise, operating 228 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand. 
  • Target - operates Target and Target Country brands, and is a retailer of apparel, homewares and general merchandise, operating 289 stores nationally and online. 
  • Officeworks - operates an Australia-wide chain of retail office supplies stores.
  • Catch Group - an Australian online retailer.

 

Industrials:

  • Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers - supplies chemicals and fertilisers to the mining, agricultural and industrial sectors. It’s subsidiary CSBP specialises in ammonia, ammonium nitrate, sodium cyanide, polyvinyl chloride resin and wood-plastic composite products. Other businesses in this segment include: Kleenheat Gas, a producer and distributor of LPG and appliances to domestic, commercial and industrial customers; Australian Vinyls, a manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride resins; a 50% interest in ammonium nitrate manufacturer Queensland Nitrates; a 75% stake in Australian Gold Reagents, a manufacturer of sodium cyanide; EVOL LNG, the producer and supplier of liquefied natural gas for for transport, power generation and industrial applications
  • Industrial & Safety - supplies maintenance, repair, operating, packaging and safety products. The unit includes Blackwoods, a supplier of industrial and safety products in Australia and New Zealand and distributor to markets in the Asia Pacific region. Other businesses include: Workwear Group, which sells apparel under the King Gee, Stubbies, Hard Yakka, Wolverine, Bales, Totally Workwear, NNT and Incorporate Wear brands; Greencap, an Australian integrated risk management and compliance company; Coregas, which produces a range of gases including oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and argon.

 

Other:

  • Coles: Wesfarmers owns a 15% stake in ASX listed Coles Group Limited, a retailer of groceries and other household consumables. The division operates in over 2,500 locations throughout Australia and has an online presence through Coles Online. The company also retails liquor through Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, First Choice Liquor and First Choice Liquor Market, and petrol through Coles Express, a joint venture with petrol retailer Shell. Coles also provides financial services and operates hotels in Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales under the Spirit Hotels brand
  • Flybuys: Wesfarmers and Coles Group Limited each holds a 50% share in the flybuys loyalty program.
  • Forest products: 50% stake in Wespine Industries Pty Ltd.
  • Property: 24.8% stake in BWP Trust.
  • Investment banking: 50% interest in Gresham Partners Group Limited
  • Private equity investment: 50% interest in Gresham Private Equity Fund No. 2
  • Corporate: other activities including treasury, head office and central support functions. 

 

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Wesfarmers Limited - Financial Statements

pie_chart Wesfarmers Limited Financial Profit & Loss Account

BALANCE DATE6/30/20196/30/20186/30/20176/30/20166/30/2015
Sales Revenue27,818,00026,720,00064,500,00065,512,00062,102,000
Other Revenue0000000000000000000000000
Total Revenue0000000000000000000000000
Cost of Goods Sold0000000000000000000000000
Depreciation0000000000000000000000000
R & D Expenditure0000000000000000000000000
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Wesfarmers Limited - Financial Ratios

pie_chart Wesfarmers Limited Financial Growth

BALANCE DATE6/30/20196/30/20186/30/20176/30/20166/30/2015
Total Revenue Growth4.8-58.8-1.55.53.9
Sales Revenue Growth0000000000000000000000000
EBITDA0000000000000000000000000
NPAT0000000000000000000000000
Shareholder's Funds0000000000000000000000000
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pie_chart Wesfarmers Limited Financial Ratios

BALANCE DATE6/30/20196/30/20186/30/20176/30/20166/30/2015
Return on Revenue (ROR) (%)19.64.54.40.63.9
Return on Shareholders’ Funds (ROSF) (%)0000000000000000000000000
Return on Assets (ROA) (%)0000000000000000000000000
Profit Margin (%)0000000000000000000000000
Revenue per Employee ($’000 per person)0000000000000000000000000
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Wesfarmers Limited's Competitive Environment

Wesfarmers Limited operates in the following industries:

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Wesfarmers Limited's main competitors:

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Understand the main operating divisions of Wesfarmers Limited, including Revenue and Assets under each Segment, Industries and Geographic Locations Wesfarmers Limited operates in.

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We outline Wesfarmers Limited’s ultimate parent and largest shareholders.

A list of Wesfarmers Limited’s associated companies, holding company and trusts.

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