Tesco Plc (LON:TSCO)

Forbes  Jan 8  Comment 
In early trading on Thursday, shares of Tractor Supply (TSCO) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the Nasdaq 100 index, trading up 4.3%.  Year to date, Tractor Supply registers a 2.9% gain.
Forbes  Dec 24  Comment 
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TheStreet.com  Oct 23  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tractor Supply were gaining 15.2% to $70.61 Thursday after reporting third quarter results that beat analysts' estimates. The retailer reported earnings of 55 cents a share for the third quarter, 5 cents above...
StreetInsider.com  Oct 23  Comment 
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Forbes  Oct 23  Comment 
In early trading on Thursday, shares of Tractor Supply (TSCO) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the S&P 500 index, trading up 15.1%.  Year to date, Tractor Supply has lost about 9.1% of its value.
Clusterstock  Oct 23  Comment 
When former Unilever executive Dave Lewis took over as Tesco's new CEO in July — three months earlier than expected — he had no idea of the time bomb he was inheriting.  In September, the world's second-largest retailer announced that it...
Clusterstock  Oct 23  Comment 
Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent announced Thursday that he is stepping down, while the company reported results for the first half the year.  The world's second-largest retailer confirmed that it overstated its profits by £263 million, an...
Market Intelligence Center  Oct 3  Comment 
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Benzinga  Sep 26  Comment 
In a report published Friday, Bank of America analyst Denise Chai reiterated a Buy rating and $80.00 price target on Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO). In the report, Bank of America noted, “Excluding home furnishings (especially PIR and...


Business Overview

Tesco is the UK's largest grocer by sales and also operates grocery stores in 12 international markets across Europe, Asia and the United States.[1] Additionally, Tesco offers retail banking and insurance services through its Tesco Personal Finance segment and telecom services under its Tesco Telecom business.[1] Tesco operates as a discount retailer and earned about £62.5 billion in revenue in 2010, an 6.8% increase from a year earlier.

Business Growth

For the year ended February 27th, 2010, net sales increased 6.8% to £62.5 billion. Net income rose 10.4% to £3.457 billion.[2]

Trends and Forces

Financial services risks affect Tesco's bottom line

On December 19, 2008, Tesco acquired Tesco Bank with three main products (credit cards, unsecured personal loans, and savings) as well as an insurance business. With this acquisition, Tesco took on the bank's risks, such as vulnerability in its insurance business due to natural or man-made disasters. Competition in the financial services industry also affects Tesco Bank's ability to operate effectively and profitably, which could negatively impact Tesco's net income. Also, Tesco Bank is currently building new banking and insurance systems and is outsourcing most of its operations to the Royal Bank of Scotland. As a result, there is increased operational risk from this outsourcing until Tesco's new systems are complete.[3]

By diversifying globally, Tesco is affected by exchange rates and international economies


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