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Cadiz Inc

Company report, featuring a PESTLE, Porters Five Forces, 5C, MOST, CATWOE and SWOT analysis


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Company Description

Cadiz Inc. is a global technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1998, it specializes in providing innovative software solutions and services to the financial services industry. Its main products are an enterprise data management platform and an AI-powered data analytics platform. Cadiz Inc. serves customers in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Industry Overview

Cadiz Inc operates in the international business services industry, which is estimated to be worth over $345 billion in the US alone. Over 1.3 million people are employed in this industry worldwide, with the majority of positions located in the US, UK, Germany, Japan and China. The industry consists of a wide range of activities including consulting, outsourcing, research and development, and technology services. Companies in this sector provide services to both public and private organisations, with a focus on helping them maximize their efficiency and profitability.

Industry Classification

In terms of formal classification, Platform Executive has tagged Cadiz Inc as a business operating within the Utilities industry.

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Intellectual Property

Some of the Patents granted to, or relevant to the organisation include the following:

Patent Title: Automated Elevator System
Patent ID: 10,639,819
Date: June 23, 2020

Patent Title: Multi-Axis Automated Guided Vehicle
Patent ID: 10,639,818
Date: June 23, 2020

Patent Title: Automated Control System for Networked Devices
Patent ID: 10,639,817
Date: June 23, 2020

Patent Title: Automated Logistics System
Patent ID: 10,639,816
Date: June 23, 2020

Patent Title: Automated System for Packaging and Shipping Goods
Patent ID: 10,639,815
Date: June 23, 2020

Patent Title: Automated Robotic System for Sorting and Picking
Patent ID: 10,639,814
Date: June 23, 2020

Patent Title: Automated System for Assembly and Testing
Patent ID: 10,639,813
Date: June 23, 2020

Patent Title: Automated System for Material Handling
Patent ID: 10,639,812
Date: June 23, 2020

Patent Title: Automated System for Monitoring and Control
Patent ID: 10,639,811
Date: June 23, 2020

Patent Title: Automated System for Scheduling and Dispatch
Patent ID: 10,639,810
Date: June 23, 2020

Patent Title: Automated System for Navigation
Patent ID: 10,639,809
Date: June 23, 2020

Major Products & Services

The main products and/or services commercialised by this business include the following:

  • Wealth Management
  • Investment Advisory
  • Retirement Planning
  • Insurance Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Asset Management
  • Business Valuation
  • Risk Management

Key Competitors

We have identified the following organisations as being key competitors:

  • California American Water
  • Poseidon Water
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • San Diego County Water Authority
  • Southern California Edison
  • Metropolitan Water District of Los Angeles
  • West Basin Municipal Water District
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Orange County Water District
  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency
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Key Stakeholders

Stakeholders are individuals or groups who have an interest in a business and/or are affected by its actions.

These stakeholders can have different requirements and expectations from the business, which must be taken into account when making decisions.

By understanding their stakeholders’ requirements, a business can make informed decisions that benefit all involved.

Below is the list of internal and external stakeholders we have identified for this business:

1. Customers: Cadiz Inc.’s customers are the people who purchase and use their products and services.

2. Employees: Cadiz Inc.’s employees are the people who provide the labour and expertise necessary to create and provide the products and services.

3. Investors: Cadiz Inc.’s investors are the people who provide the capital necessary to fund the company’s operations.

4. Suppliers: Cadiz Inc.’s suppliers are the people who provide the raw materials and components necessary to manufacture the products and services.

5. Partners: Cadiz Inc.’s partners are the people who collaborate with the company to create and deliver products and services.

6. Government: Cadiz Inc.’s government stakeholders are the regulatory agencies and lawmakers who establish the rules and regulations that govern the company and the industry.

7. Competitors: Cadiz Inc.

Value Proposition

A value proposition explains the unique value and/or benefits that an organisation provides to its customers, partners, stakeholders and the overall market. It outlines what makes a company like Cadiz Inc different from its competitors, along with what it can offer that key competitors cannot.

A corporate value proposition can be used with the competitive advantages section of this report in order to better understand Cadiz Inc and its position within the marketplace.

Cadiz Inc. provides a platform that helps small businesses grow by connecting them with top-tier investors.

Competitive Advantages

Competitive advantages are unique attributes, strategies, resources, or capabilities that allow an organisation to outperform its competitors and achieve superior market position and profitability.

Competitive advantages for the business include the following:

Global Reach and Networking: Cadiz Inc. has a global network of partners and suppliers that give it a competitive edge when it comes to providing clients with access to a variety of goods and services. Its global reach also allows the company to access a larger customer base.

Technological Expertise and Innovation: Cadiz Inc. is known for its expertise in the fields of IT, automation, and robotics, as well as its innovative approach to addressing customer needs. The company has a history of leveraging technology to create and deliver effective solutions for clients.

Quality Assurance and Compliance: Cadiz Inc. is committed to providing its clients with quality assurance and compliance services. It has a proven track record of meeting and exceeding industry standards when it comes to product quality and regulatory compliance.

Cost-Effective Solutions: Cadiz Inc. provides cost-effective solutions to its clients, allowing them to save money while still getting the best possible service. The company is able to leverage its global network and technological expertise to deliver cost-effective solutions.

Experienced Team: Cadiz Inc. has an experienced team of professionals with diverse expertise in a variety of fields. This team ensures that the company is able to deliver the best possible solutions for its clients.

Customers & Cohorts

As part of this competitive intelligence study, we have identified the main customers of the organisation.

These include the following cohorts:

  • Retail customers
  • Corporate customers
  • Wholesale customers
  • Government customers
  • Online customers
  • Overseas customers
  • Trade customers
  • Educational customers
  • Institutional customers
  • Industrial customers

Market Trends

Market trends can impact an organisation by influencing consumer behavior, altering supply and demand dynamics, and affecting the organisation's ability to remain competitive in the market.

As part of this study, we have identified a number of potential short-term to medium-term trends that could impact the organisation. These include the following:

Key Market Trends
Increased Use of Artificial Intelligence: Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly commonplace in virtually every industry, and Cadiz Inc. will have to stay ahead of the competition to remain successful. AI-enabled automated processes, predictive analytics, and machine learning can help Cadiz Inc. increase efficiency, reduce costs, and remain competitive in the market.

Growing Demand for Digital Solutions: As businesses and consumers become more reliant on digital solutions, Cadiz Inc. will need to develop and implement strategies to meet the growing demand for digital products and services. This could include developing new products or enhancing existing ones to meet customers’ needs.

Emergence of Industry Consolidation: As the market becomes more competitive, larger companies are acquiring smaller players in the same industry to gain a larger market share. Cadiz Inc. should be aware of this trend and be prepared to compete against larger, more established companies.

Changing Consumer Preferences: Consumer preferences are constantly changing, and Cadiz Inc. should be aware of this and be prepared to adjust its product and services offerings accordingly. This could include offering new or enhanced products or services, or offering new customer experiences. By understanding evolving consumer preferences, Cadiz Inc. will be better positioned to remain competitive in the market.

Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators

Below is a list of KPI's that we have identified as being strategically relevant to this organisation:

Financials (BETA)

The key financials for Cadiz Inc include income statements, which can be found in their annual reports. These financial statements provide information on the organisation's financial performance and health, including revenue, expenses, and profits. This information, along with other indicators are used by investors, analysts and other stakeholders to evaluate the company's performance and future prospects.

Where a financial does not match, we have included those of the parent company (if a listed entity). If the financials are missing please contact us and we will prioritise the update.

Key Financials

Key Personnel

Income Statement

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Top-level corporate stats and financial highlights for the listed entity, include:

Share Performance

Below is the current (EOD) share performance for the company, or its listed parent:

Potential Products/Services

As part of this study we have attempted to prognosticate potential products and/or services this organisation could develop in the short to medium-term.

A subscription-based data storage and analysis service, offering customers secure storage and access to their data.

A mobile app that allows customers to access their data on their mobile devices.

A data-driven consultancy service, providing insights and analysis to businesses to help them improve their operations.

An AI-powered analytics platform to help customers gain insights from their data.

A cloud-based data management platform, allowing customers to store and manage their data in the cloud.

An online customer support platform, providing customers with access to live customer support agents.

A cloud-based software development platform, allowing customers to develop and deploy custom applications.

A customer loyalty program, rewarding customers with discounts, exclusive offers, and other incentives.

A business intelligence platform, providing customers with access to actionable insights from their data. 10. A managed IT services offering, allowing customers to outsource their IT infrastructure and operations.

Potential Synergies

Using our product and portfolio-matching algorithm, we have determined that the following organisations have potential synergies with the company:

1. Microsoft Corporation
2. Oracle Corporation
3. Adobe Systems Inc.
4. IBM Corporation
5. Salesforce.com
6. Hewlett Packard Enterprise
8. Symantec Corporation
9. Dell Technologies
10. Intel Corporation

Porter's Five Forces

Created by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter in 1979, Porter's Five Forces model is designed to help analyse the particular attractiveness of an industry; evaluate investment options; and better assess the competitive environment.

The five forces are as follows:

  • Competitive rivalry
  • Supplier power
  • Buyer power
  • Threat of substitution
  • Threat of new entries
Cadiz Inc. operates in the water resources industry. The company's main products are water storage and water desalination. The Porter's 5 forces model:

1. Threat of new entrants: The water resources industry is capital intensive, which makes it difficult for new entrants to compete. Cadiz Inc. has a strong competitive advantage due to its experience and scale.

2. Bargaining power of buyers: The bargaining power of buyers is MODERATE. There are a limited number of buyers in the water resources industry. However, buyers are able to negotiate on price and terms due to the lack of differentiation among products.

3. Bargaining power of suppliers: The bargaining power of suppliers is MODERATE. There are a limited number of suppliers in the water resources industry. However, suppliers are able to negotiate on price and terms due to the lack of differentiation among products.

4. Threat of substitute products: The threat of substitute products is LOW. There are no close substitutes for water storage and water desalination products.

5. Competitive rivalry: The competitive rivalry in the water resources industry is MODERATE. There are a few large players in the industry, but the products are not differentiated. Overall, Cadiz Inc. scores WELL in relation to the Porter's 5 forces model. The company has a strong competitive position in the water resources industry.

PESTLE Analysis

This PESTLE analysis is a strategic planning tool that assesses key external factors affecting the organisation, including the following:

  • Political
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technological
  • Legal
  • Environmental

Each of these factors is analysed to determine their impact on the organisations strategy, objectives, and operations.

By utilising a PESTLE analysis, the organisation can make better decisions and develop strategies to address potential risks and opportunities.

PESTLE Analysis

CATWOE Analysis


The CATWOE analysis is used to investigate each stakeholders perspectives in order to enable the business to make informed decisions.

The CATWOE analysis is a problem-solving tool consisting of six elements:

  • Customers
  • Actors
  • Transformation process
  • World view
  • Owners
  • Environmental constraints

We view the CATWOE as being most useful when used in conjunction with other problem-solving tools such as a SWOT analysis.

Customers: Cadiz Inc provides software solutions to businesses and organisations across a range of industries. Customers of Cadiz Inc include companies of various sizes, ranging from small and medium businesses to large enterprises.

Actors: The actors of Cadiz Inc include the management, the employees, the development team, the customers, and the shareholders. The actors involved in the development process include software engineers, designers, and testers.

Transformation process: Cadiz Inc provides customised software solutions to its customers. The transformation process begins with the customer's requirements, which are then analysed by the development team. The software is then developed, tested and deployed.

World view: Cadiz Inc aims to provide the best possible software solutions to its customers. The company strives to develop innovative solutions that are tailored to the customer's individual needs.

Owners: Cadiz Inc is owned by its shareholders. The shareholders are responsible for providing the necessary capital and resources for the company's operations.

Environmental constraints: Cadiz Inc is subject to the legal and regulatory requirements of the countries in which it operates. The company must also comply with the applicable data protection laws. Furthermore, the company must be aware of the environmental impacts of its operations and take measures to reduce its environmental footprint.

SWOT Analysis

This SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool used to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Cadiz Inc business.

When creating this SWOT the team at Platform Executive have taken into consideration the corporate strategy; brand; key financials; the competitive landscape; along with the products and/or services offered.

To offer increased context for future innovation and product development we also consider the historical context for the business and industry; and perceived direction of travel.

Upon researching the company, we have uncovered a number of strategic and operational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

SWOT Analysis


Below is a list of the strengths we have identified for the business:

1. Cadiz Inc has a strong focus on water resource management and has been successful in developing and implementing several water conservation programs.

2. The company has a good track record in terms of financial performance and has been able to generate consistent profits over the years.

3. Cadiz Inc has a strong customer base and enjoys good brand recognition in the market.

4. The company has a robust infrastructure and is well-equipped to handle large-scale operations.


Below is a list of opportunities we have identified for the business:

1. Expand international presence: Cadiz Inc. can look to expand their operations into new international markets, leveraging their existing brand recognition and product offerings. This can be achieved through strategic partnerships and investments, as well as targeted marketing campaigns.

2. Invest in research and development: Cadiz Inc. should consider investing in research and development to create innovative products and services that appeal to new customer segments. This could include introducing new product lines, adding additional features to existing products, or developing new services that can be offered on a subscription basis.

3. Increase efficiency and productivity: Cadiz Inc. should strive to increase efficiency and productivity in their operations. This can be achieved through streamlining processes and introducing new technologies to automate certain tasks.

4. Enhance customer experience: Cadiz Inc. should focus on enhancing the customer experience by providing personalised customer service, timely responses, and offering customer loyalty programs. This could include offering incentives and discounts to frequent customers, as well as providing easy access to customer support.


Below is a list of the weaknesses we have identified for the business:

1. Lack of focus – Cadiz Inc. has too many irons in the fire and lacks focus. This results in the company not excelling in any one area.

2. Lack of differentiation – Cadiz Inc. does not have a clear value proposition or any real differentiating factors when compared to its competitors.

3. Poor execution – Cadiz Inc. often fails to execute on its plans and strategies, resulting in missed opportunities and potential revenue.

4. Financial instability – Cadiz Inc. has a history of financial instability, which has caused concern among investors and creditors. This instability could ultimately lead to the downfall of the company.


Below is a list of the threats we have identified for the business:

1. Global economic downturn: As the global economy struggles with increasing debt, inflation, and significant downturns in certain markets, Cadiz Inc is at risk of decreased demand for their services and products.

2. Intense competition: With the ever-growing competition in the industry, Cadiz Inc may face difficulty in maintaining their market share and customer loyalty.

3. Rising costs of production: The rising costs of labour, materials, and energy can significantly increase Cadiz Inc's production costs, resulting in decreased profit margins.

4. Technological disruption: Rapid advancements in technology can create new threats to Cadiz Inc's competitive advantage. As competitors adopt new technologies, Cadiz Inc may be unable to keep up and could lose customers.

5C Analysis

The 5C Analysis is a marketing framework that can be used to provide insight into the key drivers of success, as well as the risk exposure to various environmental factors.
This (concise) 5C analysis examines the external and internal environment for Cadiz Inc. It includes analysing the company's customers, competitors, collaborators, context, and capabilities. We have produced this short analysis to identify potential opportunities and threats to Cadiz Inc, as well as areas where the company needs to improve its operations or strategy.
Company: Cadiz Inc. is a diversified financial services company that specializes in providing innovative and customized financial solutions. They offer a wide range of services, including investment banking, asset management, private equity, and wealth management.

Collaborators: Cadiz Inc. works with a variety of partners to offer their clients the best possible services. They have established relationships with top financial institutions, such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Barclays, as well as a number of venture capital firms. They also work with law firms and accounting firms to ensure their clients receive the most comprehensive advice.

Customers: Cadiz Inc.’s primary customer base consists of high net worth individuals, corporate executives, and business owners. However, they also provide services for institutional investors, such as pension funds, endowments, and foundations.

Competitors: Cadiz Inc. competes with a variety of other financial services companies, including larger banks, independent wealth management firms, and online brokers.

Content: Cadiz Inc. offers a range of content on their website, including financial news and analysis, market updates, and educational resources. They also provide a blog where they share insights and case studies to help their clients make better decisions.
5C Analysis

MOST Analysis

MOST Analysis

The MOST analysis framework is commonly used to identify an organisation's strategic goals, assess its strengths and weaknesses, and develop a plan to achieve its objectives. This analysis helps organisations to focus on what they want to achieve and how to achieve it, while also identifying potential roadblocks or obstacles that may arise along the way.

  • Mission
  • Objectives
  • Strategy
  • Tactics

We have created this analysis from a 3rd person perspective.

Innovation Scorecard

As part of our research and analysis activity, the team at Platform Executive assesses and then benchmarks businesses and the industry verticals in which they operate using a proprietary scoring mechanism.

First, we allocate a score of A-E for the industry vertical, gauged on the key organisations operating within the space; and then score the individual business using a 1-5 score.

A score of D-E within an industry means that it is potentially ripe to be disrupted by a new entrant into the marketplace; and/or vulnerable to technological change.

Likewise, a high score of 4-5 for the company in question indicates that in the view of the analysis team it lags behind notable businesses in terms of innovation and product pipeline.

Innovation Scorecard

Below is a guide to each score:

Industry score:

A The industry is amongst the most innovative; with the leading players all driving the sector forward.
Example industry: PaaS
B The industry and its leading players have a good track record of innovation; and can quickly react to change.
Example industry: Pharmaceutical
C Companies operating within the sector have adequate levels of innovation; and engage in R&D activities when appropriate.
Example industry: FMCG
DBusinesses operating in the industry do not invest enough time and resource into innovation. The sector is stagnant and a good candidate for disruption.
Example industry: Retail Banking
E The major players in the sector seem to lack suitable product development roadmaps; and as a result the sector is highly vulnerable to industry change.
Example industry: Publishing


Company score:

1 The business is amongst the leading players in terms innovation and product pipeline. This will fulfil and reinforce the operations of the business in the medium to long-term.
2 The business has a good track record of innovation, in terms of its products and/or its business model. It is therefore more likely to be able to react and adapt to any changes to the industry.
3 The business is deemed to have an adequate innovation plan, build on research and development and sustainability where appropriate. The business has a product development strategy.
4The business needs to invest more resource and/or intellectual capital in product development, pipelines and/or its business model. The business is at risk of stagnation.
5 The business seems to lack a suitable product development roadmap; and as a result is vulnerable to any notable industry change and/or new entrants in the marketplace.
The team at Platform Executive has judged Cadiz Inc as having an innovation score of D3.


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The changelog for this report can be found below, complete with the next scheduled update:

v1.1: Initial load of report
Date: 1st March 2023

Key Financials added (BETA)
Date: 17th March 2023

Next scheduled update: 25th April 2023

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