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GKN Plc (GKN) - 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
Quick Overview
GKN Plc (GKN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Summary

GKN Plc (GKN) is a global engineering company, serves automotive, industrial, off-highway and aerospace markets. The company is engaged in the designing and manufacturing of steel wheels and driveline products for the agricultural, construction and mining, and industrial machinery markets. The company has presence in 30 countries. It is also engaged in the production of airframe and engine structures, components and assemblies for both military and civil aerospace markets. In addition, the company is engaged in the manufacturing of powdered metal and sintered components for automotive and other industrial customers. Further, the company markets driveshafts, geared components, torque management devices, structural and engine components and substrates. GKN is headquartered in Redditch, the UK.

GKN Plc Key Recent Developments…

Jul 20, 2010: GKN Develops Electric-Drive Axles For Hybrid And Electric Vehicles
Jun 16, 2010: GKN Creates GKN Land Systems Division

This comprehensive SWOT profile of GKN Plc 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 3
List of Figures 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
GKN Plc - Key Facts 4
GKN Plc - Key Employees 5
GKN Plc - Key Employee Biographies 6
GKN Plc - Major Products and Services 7
GKN Plc - History 8
GKN Plc - Company Statement 10
GKN Plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 12
Head Office 12
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 12
Section 2 – Company Analysis 13
GKN Plc - Business Description 13
GKN Plc - SWOT Analysis 15
SWOT Analysis - Overview 15
GKN Plc - Strengths 15
Strength - Leading Market Position 15
Strength - Diversified Businesses 15
Strength - Strong Growth Prospects 15
GKN Plc - Weaknesses 15
Weakness - Low Return on Equity 15
Weakness - Limited Operating Margin 16
Weakness - Declining Market Share in Sector 16
GKN Plc - Opportunities 16
Opportunity - High Defense Spending 16
Opportunity - Restructuring Initiatives 16
Opportunity - Strategic Alliances and Business Expansion 16
GKN Plc - Threats 17
Threat - Rising Labor Costs 17
Threat - Volatile Global Economic Conditions 17
Threat - Foreign Exchange Risk 17
GKN Plc - Key Competitors 18
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 19
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 19
Performance Chart 21
Financial Performance 21
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 23
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 24
Jul 20, 2010: GKN Develops Electric-Drive Axles For Hybrid And Electric Vehicles 24
Jun 16, 2010: GKN Creates GKN Land Systems Division 24
Section 5 – Appendix 25
Methodology 25
Ratio Definitions 25
About GlobalData 29
Contact Us 29
Disclaimer 29




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