Note: Williams-Sonoma's revenues are gauged from an analysis of company filings.
Trademark applications show the products and services that Williams-Sonoma is developing and marketing.
Williams-Sonoma's new tradmarks suggest it is investing in R&D and marketing, while expanding into new products or markets.
Trademarks may include brand names, product names, logos and slogans.
PB lighting, namely, electric lighting fixtures, lamps, sconces and chandeliers; light bulbs; lamp shades
POTTERY BARN RENEWED Bedding, namely, bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases, pillow shams, bed skirts, comforters, bed blankets, blanket throws, bedspreads, duvets, quilts and mattress pads; tablecloths not of paper; table linens, namely, table napkins of textile material and place mats of textile material; curtains; draperies; bath towels, hand towels and washcloths; beach towels; kitchen towels and tea towels; shower curtains; cloth banners; drapery and upholstery fabrics; and robes
Determine whether Williams-Sonoma grew or shrank during the last recession. This is useful in estimating the
financial strength and credit risk of the company.
Compare how recession-proof Williams-Sonoma is relative to the industry overall.
While a new recession may strike a particular industry, measuring the
industry and company's robustness during the last recession estimates its ability to weather future recessions.
Market Share of Williams-Sonoma's Largest Competitors
A competitive analysis shows these companies are in the same general field as Williams-Sonoma, even though they may not compete head-to-head.
These are the largest companies by revenue. However, they may not have the largest market share in this industry if they have diversified into other business lines.
The "Competition" section of a business plan or investment memorandum would start by analyzing the information about these companies.
Competitive advantage comes from offering better pricing or superior products/service.
These companies are similar in business line and location to Williams-Sonoma.
While some companies compete with neighboring businesses for customers, other companies may compete to attract skilled employees.
These companies are in the same general field as Williams-Sonoma and are rapidly expanding. Companies may grow organically or through acquisition. In some cases apparently high growth rates may be caused by data that weren't available in previous years.