Covidien SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of Covidien with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis


Parent Company





Pharma and Healthcare

Tagline/ Slogan

Positive results for life


Value system of accountability, compassion, collaboration and diversity

Covidien STP


Medical devices and supplies, imaging solutions, and pharmaceuticals worldwide, for use in both the clinical setting and at home.

Target Group

Hospitals, surgical centers, imaging centers, drug manufacturers, pharmacies, and other retailers


Innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence

Covidien SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Covidien :

1. Diverse portfolio of products
2. One of the few global healthcare products leader
3. Commitment to social responsibility
4. Niche market leader

5. Brand name is strong in the healthcare industry


1. Expiring patents is a concern
2.Young company compared to competitors
3.Weak history of partnerships, acquistions
4.Low debt to equity ratio is a concern


1. Geographical expansion
2.Philanthropic efforts
3.Online presence and brand building

4. Energy and Vascular business


1.Focus on continuous innovation
2.Recently spun off from parent company – Tyco International
3.Strong management needed to guide company through difficult period

4.Conformance to ethical and legal issues

5. Huge debt constrains management from exploring growth opportunities

Covidien Competition


Below are the 2 main Covidien competitors :

1.C.R. Bard Inc
2.Johnson & johnson

The brandguide table above concludes the Covidien SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters. Similar analysis has also been done for the competitors of the company belonging to the same category, sector or industry.


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