Analyzing financial statements : Vivendi and Carrefour
- Vivendi / Carrefour
- Company / financial
- Common size
- Trend 2 years
- Liquidity and Efficiency
- Market prospects
Vivendi is one of the largest companies in the sector of the entertainment and the communication. It is the first (worldwide) concerning the video games, the music, the telecom in France and Morocco and the TV-pay in France. It products and distributes contents all around the world with a global and coherent strategy of creation and distribution.
It is a group with a past of failures which succeeded to come back to the first rank. Vivendi count a lot of interesting companies such as Activision Blizzard, Universal Music Group, Sfr, Maroc telecom, the group Canal + and zaOza. The kind of markets which Vivendi is presented, has been radically changed because of the new technology (mainly Internet). That's means a lot of new challenges to face up for making profits. The activities changed and Vivendi found new sources of incomes.
Compare to Carrefour, Vivendi creates and distributes contents. It is not the same industry and both have specific activities, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, etc Carrefour is actually in a period of troubles : its market changes, people has new expectations and they need to think about their model. Nevertheless, Carrefour has a high level of global revenues and its number of products sold is really impressive.