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AB Volvo (VOLV B) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review


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Price $125.00
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Publisher GlobalData
Date of Report Apr 15, 2011
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AB Volvo (VOLV B) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Summary

AB Volvo (Volvo) is one of the leading suppliers of commercial transport solutions, which includes buses, construction equipment, trucks, and drive systems for marine and industrial applications as well as aircraft engine components. It offers financial services to its customers. The company divided its operations in six reportable segments, namely, Trucks, buses, Construction Equipment, Volvo Penta, Volvo Aero and Financial Services. The company holds business units which include Volvo 3P, Volvo Power train, Volvo Parts, Volvo Technology, Volvo Logistics and Volvo IT. The company operates production facilities in 19 countries and markets its products in over 180 countries covered under the regions, namely, Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia. Volvo is headquartered in Sweden.

AB Volvo Key Recent Developments…

Nov 04, 2010: Volvo Partners With WWF To Reduce CO2-Emissions
Oct 27, 2010: Volvo Cars Starts Development Of Fuel Cells To Extend Electric Car's Operating Range
Apr 20, 2010: Volvo Launches New Construction Truck
Apr 20, 2010: UD Trucks Plans To Launch New Quon, Condor Series Trucks
Feb 26, 2010: Volvo: Senior Vice President Departs

This comprehensive SWOT profile of AB Volvo provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.
- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.
- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.
- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.
- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.
- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 4
Section 1 - About the Company 5
AB Volvo - Key Facts 5
AB Volvo - Key Employees 6
AB Volvo - Key Employee Biographies 7
AB Volvo - Major Products and Services 8
AB Volvo - History 10
AB Volvo - Company Statement 14
AB Volvo - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16
AB Volvo - Key Manufacturing Facilities 17
Section 2 – Company Analysis 19
AB Volvo - Business Description 19
AB Volvo - Corporate Strategy 21
AB Volvo - SWOT Analysis 22
SWOT Analysis - Overview 22
AB Volvo - Strengths 22
Strength - Sound Profitability Indicators 22
Strength - Geographic Diversification 22
Strength - Comprehensive Product Portfolio 22
Strength - Well Recognized Brands 23
AB Volvo - Weaknesses 23
Weakness - Product Recalls 23
Weakness - Legal Actions 23
AB Volvo - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Growth Prospects: Emerging Markets 23
Opportunity - Launch of New Products 24
Opportunity - Strategic Partnerships 24
AB Volvo - Threats 25
Threat - Foreign Currency Exchange Risks 25
Threat - Growing Counterfeit Goods Market 25
Threat - Environmental Regulations 25
Threat - Intense Competition 25
AB Volvo - Key Competitors 26
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Performance Chart 29
Financial Performance 29
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 31
AB Volvo, Recent Deals Summary 32
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 33
Nov 04, 2010: Volvo Partners With WWF To Reduce CO2-Emissions 33
Oct 27, 2010: Volvo Cars Starts Development Of Fuel Cells To Extend Electric Car's Operating Range 33
Apr 20, 2010: Volvo Launches New Construction Truck 34
Apr 20, 2010: UD Trucks Plans To Launch New Quon, Condor Series Trucks 34
Feb 26, 2010: Volvo: Senior Vice President Departs 34
Feb 09, 2010: Volvo To Launch New S60 At Geneva Motor Show 35
Feb 05, 2010: Volvo Updates On Q4 Operational Performance 35
Feb 01, 2010: Volvo Unveils New 119g/km DRIVe Versions Of S80, V70 36
Jan 27, 2010: Volvo To Deploy PTC's Product Life Cycle Management Software 36
Jan 25, 2010: Volvo Subsidiary Launches Renault Master 36
Section 5 – Appendix 38
Methodology 38
Ratio Definitions 38
About GlobalData 42
Contact Us 42
Disclaimer 42




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