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GDF Suez SA (GSZ) - 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.HighlightsGDF Suez SA (GDF Suez) is an energy company which operates in three areas: electricity, natural gas and energy services. It purchases, produces and markets natural gas and electricity; transports, stores, distributes, manages and develops major gas infrastructures; and offers energy services. The company has operations in over 70 countries across North America, South America, Europe, Africa and, Asia, Middle East & Pacific. GDF Suez is headquartered in Paris, France.The company focuses on enhancing its operations through contracts.GDF Suez SA Key Recent DevelopmentsFeb 26, 2015 GDF Suez needs Areva to provide nuclear reactors and wind turbinesFeb 26, 2015 2014 annual results: GDF SUEZFeb 26, 2015 GDF SUEZ 2014 annual results: all financial targets achievedFeb 26, 2015 GDF SUEZ and Cyberzone Properties Inc. announce the development of a district cooling system in Manila in the PhilippinesKey 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.Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
Table of ContentsTable of Contents 2List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6GDF Suez SA - Key Facts 6GDF Suez SA - Key Employees 7GDF Suez SA - Key Employee Biographies 9GDF Suez SA - Major Products and Services 10GDF Suez SA - Key Operational Summary 11GDF Suez SA - History 12GDF Suez SA - Locations And Subsidiaries 23Head Office 23Other Locations & Subsidiaries 23Affiliate 31Joint Venture 31Section 2 – Company Analysis 32GDF Suez SA - Business Description 32GDF Suez SA - Corporate Strategy 33GDF Suez SA - SWOT Analysis 34SWOT Analysis - Overview 34GDF Suez SA - Strengths 34Strength - Improved Operating Margin 34Strength - R&D Capabilities 34Strength - Strong LNG Operations 34GDF Suez SA - Weaknesses 35Weakness - Revoked Subsidies 35Weakness - Decline in EBITDA: GDF Suez Energy Europe Segment 35GDF Suez SA - Opportunities 36Opportunity - Contracts and Agreements 36Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Electricity Demand: the UK 36Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 36GDF Suez SA - Threats 37Threat - Intense Competition 37Threat - Stringent Environmental Norms 37Threat - Legal and Political Framework 37GDF Suez SA - Key Competitors 38Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 39Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 39Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 40Performance Chart 41Financial Performance 41Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 42Section 4 – Company’s Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 43GDF Suez SA, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 43GDF Suez SA, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 44GDF Suez SA, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 45GDF Suez SA, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 46GDF Suez SA, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 47GDF Suez SA, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 48GDF Suez SA, Recent Deals Summary 49Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 50Feb 26, 2015: GDF Suez needs Areva to provide nuclear reactors and wind turbines 50Feb 26, 2015: 2014 annual results: GDF SUEZ 51Feb 26, 2015: GDF SUEZ 2014 annual results: all financial targets achieved 56Feb 26, 2015: GDF SUEZ and Cyberzone Properties Inc. announce the development of a district cooling system in Manila in the Philippines 58Feb 24, 2015: Cameron LNG Applies For Federal Approval Of Liquefaction Facilities Expansion 59Feb 19, 2015: GDF SUEZ Wins An Important Liquefied Natural Gas Supply Contract With The Lactalis Group 60Feb 03, 2015: GDF SUEZ Signs A Cooperation Agreement With TheTunisian Company Of Electricity And Gas 61Jan 19, 2015: GDF Suez and Suez Environnement sign a solar-powered seawater desalination research contract in Abu Dhabi 62Jan 14, 2015: Statoil Returns Three Greenland's West Coast Exploration Licenses 63Jan 13, 2015: GDF Suez to double Europe renewable energy capacity by 2025 64Section 6 – Appendix 65Methodology 65Ratio Definitions 65About GlobalData 69Contact Us 70Disclaimer 70List of TablesGDF Suez SA, Key Facts 6GDF Suez SA, Key Employees 7GDF Suez SA, Key Employee Biographies 9GDF Suez SA, Major Products and Services 10GDF Suez SA, Key Operational Summary, 2011 11GDF Suez SA, History 12GDF Suez SA, Other Locations 23GDF Suez SA, Subsidiaries 23GDF Suez SA, Affiliate 31GDF Suez SA, Joint Venture 31GDF Suez SA, Key Competitors 38GDF Suez SA, Ratios based on current share price 39GDF Suez SA, Annual Ratios 40GDF Suez SA, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 43GDF Suez SA, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 44GDF Suez SA, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 45GDF Suez SA, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 46GDF Suez SA, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 47GDF Suez SA, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 48GDF Suez SA, Recent Deals Summary 49Currency Codes 65Units 65Capital Market Ratios 65Equity Ratios 66Profitability Ratios 66Cost Ratios 67Liquidity Ratios 67Leverage Ratios 68Efficiency Ratios 68List of FiguresGDF Suez SA, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 41GDF Suez SA, Ratio Charts 42GDF Suez SA, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 43GDF Suez SA, Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 44GDF Suez SA, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 45GDF Suez SA, Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 46GDF Suez SA, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 47GDF Suez SA, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 48