ABB Ltd. (ABBN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: May, 2017 |    No of Pages: 79 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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ABB Ltd. (ABBN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review 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.


ABB Ltd. (ABB) is a provider of power and automation technologies. The company provides solutions for secure, energy-efficient generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and for increasing productivity in industrial, commercial and utility operations. ABB’s product and service portfolio includes switches, sockets, robotics, large transformers, control systems, engineering, and consulting and installation, and commissioning that help manage the entire power network and factories. It also has presence in renewable energy value chain. The company has operations in Europe, North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa through its subsidiaries. ABB is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

ABB Ltd. Key Recent Developments

May 04,2017: ABB wins $30 million order for HVDC power link upgrade in Africa
May 04,2017: ABB technologies to enhance power supply reliability in Durban
May 04,2017: ABB celebrates 1GW solar inverter supply at the SOLAREX Exhibition
May 03,2017: ABB inaugurates traction transformer plant in South Africa
May 02,2017: ABB to charge Scania electric buses in Ostersund, Sweden

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents 3
List of Tables 5
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
ABB Ltd. - Key Facts 6
ABB Ltd. - Key Employees 7
ABB Ltd. - Key Employee Biographies 8
ABB Ltd. - Major Products and Services 9
ABB Ltd. - History 11
ABB Ltd. - Company Statement 35
ABB Ltd. - Locations And Subsidiaries 39
Head Office 39
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 39
Joint Venture 43
Section 2 – Company Analysis 44
ABB Ltd. - Business Description 44
ABB Ltd. - Corporate Strategy 45
ABB Ltd. - SWOT Analysis 46
SWOT Analysis - Overview 46
ABB Ltd. - Strengths 46
ABB Ltd. - Weaknesses 47
ABB Ltd. - Opportunities 48
ABB Ltd. - Threats 49
ABB Ltd. - Key Competitors 50
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 51
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 51
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 52
Performance Chart 55
Financial Performance 55
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 56
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 57
Section 4 – Company’s Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 58
ABB Ltd., Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 58
ABB Ltd., Power, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 59
ABB Ltd., Recent Deals Summary 60
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 61
Apr 28, 2017: Litgrid: An agreement reached to replace the NordBalt interconnection onshore joints 61
Apr 27, 2017: ABB presents compact uninterruptible power distribution solution to support mission critical power applications 62
Apr 26, 2017: ABB presents Ekip UP: digital unit to upgrade existing low-voltage systems 63
Apr 25, 2017: ABB writes the next chapter in pioneering high voltage direct current technology 64
Apr 25, 2017: ABB fast charging technology in UK for first electric buses 65
Apr 25, 2017: ABB and IBM Partner in Industrial Artificial Intelligence Solutions 66
Apr 24, 2017: ABB at Hannover Messe 2017: Showcasing customer value in the digital age 67
Apr 20, 2017: ABB Continues Its Transformation 68
Apr 20, 2017: ABB boosts electric power distribution at the Nestle plant in Benevento 72
Apr 19, 2017: ABB Ability makes electrical distribution safer, smarter and more reliable for Industry 4.0 73
Section 6 – Appendix 75
Methodology 75
Ratio Definitions 75
About GlobalData 79
Contact Us 79
Disclaimer 79

List of Tables
ABB Ltd., Key Facts 6
ABB Ltd., Key Employees 7
ABB Ltd., Key Employee Biographies 8
ABB Ltd., Major Products and Services 9
ABB Ltd., History 11
ABB Ltd., Other Locations 39
ABB Ltd., Subsidiaries 40
ABB Ltd., Joint Venture 43
ABB Ltd., Key Competitors 50
ABB Ltd., Ratios based on current share price 51
ABB Ltd., Annual Ratios 52
ABB Ltd., Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 53
ABB Ltd., Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 54
ABB Ltd., Interim Ratios 56
ABB Ltd., Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 58
ABB Ltd., Power, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 59
ABB Ltd., Recent Deals Summary 60
Currency Codes 75
Capital Market Ratios 75
Equity Ratios 76
Profitability Ratios 76
Cost Ratios 77
Liquidity Ratios 77
Leverage Ratios 78
Efficiency Ratios 78

List of Figures
ABB Ltd., Performance Chart (2012 - 2016) 55
ABB Ltd., Ratio Charts 57
ABB Ltd., Power, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 58
ABB Ltd., Power, Deals by Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 59

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