Norsk Hydro ASA (NHY) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Mar, 2016 |    No of Pages: 56 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Norsk Hydro ASA (NHY) - 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.

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- 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.

Highlights

Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) is a global supplier of aluminum and an electricity producer. Its operations span the value chain, from bauxite extraction to the production of rolled and extruded aluminum products and building systems. Its product portfolio include bauxite, alumina, extrusion ingots, foundry alloys, sheet and remelt ingots, wire rods, foil for technical applications, and strips and sheets for litho, renewable energy, packaging, transport, heat exchangers, distributors and industrial applications. The company also owns and operates hydro power plants. It generates electricity at these plants and trades electricity on the Nord Pool Spot power exchange. The company supplies electricity to the local communities. Its products cater to the automotive/transport, building/construction, electronics, general engineering, packaging, printing, solar and HVACR industries. The company has operations in various countries in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. It has primary metal production facilities in Canada, Australia, Brazil and Qatar. Hydro is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Norsk Hydro ASA  Key Recent Developments

Feb 23, 2016: Norsk Hydro: Hydro signs new long-term power contract for Norwegian aluminium portfolio
Feb 17, 2016: Fourth quarter 2015: Declining metal prices, lower costs and record production in Brazil: Norsk Hydro ASA
Nov 20, 2015: Hydro takes stand ahead of Paris climate talks: Norsk Hydro
Sep 10, 2015: Norsk Hydro: Hydro's part-owned aluminium plant Alouette agrees on terms and conditions for supply of electricity
Jul 21, 2015: Second quarter 2015: Record downstream earnings, upstream down on weaker prices

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents  2
List of Tables  4
List of Figures  5
Section 1 - About the Company  6
Norsk Hydro ASA - Key Facts  6
Norsk Hydro ASA - Key Employees  7
Norsk Hydro ASA - Key Employee Biographies  8
Norsk Hydro ASA - Major Products and Services  9
Norsk Hydro ASA - History  11
Norsk Hydro ASA - Company Statement  19
Norsk Hydro ASA - Locations And Subsidiaries  21
Head Office  21
Other Locations & Subsidiaries  21
Section 2 – Company Analysis  23
Norsk Hydro ASA - Business Description  23
Business Description - Bauxite & Alumina  23
Bauxite & Alumina  - Overview  23
Bauxite & Alumina  - Production  23
Bauxite & Alumina  - Financials  23
Business Description - Energy  23
Energy  - Overview  23
Energy  - Production  24
Energy  - Financials  24
Business Description - Metal Markets  24
Metal Markets  - Overview  24
Metal Markets  - Financials  24
Business Description - Primary Metal  24
Primary Metal  - Overview  24
Primary Metal  - Production  24
Primary Metal - Financials  24
Business Description - Rolled Products  24
Rolled Products  - Overview  24
Rolled Products - Financials  24
Norsk Hydro ASA - SWOT Analysis  25
SWOT Analysis - Overview  25
Norsk Hydro ASA - Strengths  25
Strength - Strong Foothold in the Market  25
Strength - Increase in Net Working Capital  25
Strength - Business Performance: Rolled Products  25
Norsk Hydro ASA - Weaknesses  26
Weakness - Safety Issues and Accidents  26
Norsk Hydro ASA - Opportunities  27
Opportunity - New Contracts  27
Opportunity - Positive Renewable Energy Market  27
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives  27
Norsk Hydro ASA - Threats  28
Threat - Stringent Environmental Regulations  28
Threat - Seasonal Variations and Climatic Conditions  28
Threat - Substitute Sources of Renewable Energy  28
Norsk Hydro ASA - Key Competitors  29
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios  30
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios  30
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios  31
Performance Chart  33
Financial Performance  33
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios  34
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts  35
Section 4 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances  36
Norsk Hydro ASA, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  36
Norsk Hydro ASA, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  37
Norsk Hydro ASA, Recent Deals Summary  38
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments  39
Feb 23, 2016: Norsk Hydro: Hydro signs new long-term power contract for Norwegian aluminium portfolio  39
Feb 17, 2016: Fourth quarter 2015: Declining metal prices, lower costs and record production in Brazil: Norsk Hydro ASA  40
Nov 20, 2015: Hydro takes stand ahead of Paris climate talks: Norsk Hydro  42
Sep 10, 2015: Norsk Hydro: Hydro's part-owned aluminium plant Alouette agrees on terms and conditions for supply of electricity  43
Jul 21, 2015: Second quarter 2015: Record downstream earnings, upstream down on weaker prices  44
Jul 10, 2015: Hydro enters into new long-term power contract for Neuss aluminium plant in Germany  46
Jun 18, 2015: Norsk Hydro: Hydro signs new long-term power contract for Norwegian aluminium portfolio  47
May 21, 2015: Hydro scientist to lead German Society for Material Science  48
Apr 29, 2015: Norsk Hydro: First quarter 2015: Record results on higher sales and currency tailwinds  49
Mar 13, 2015: Norsk Hydro annual reporting 2014: Better, bigger, greener  51
Section 6 – Appendix  52
Methodology  52
Ratio Definitions  52
About GlobalData  56
Contact Us  56
Disclaimer  56

List of Tables
Norsk Hydro ASA, Key Facts  6
Norsk Hydro ASA, Key Employees  7
Norsk Hydro ASA, Key Employee Biographies  8
Norsk Hydro ASA, Major Products and Services  9
Norsk Hydro ASA, History  11
Norsk Hydro ASA, Other Locations  21
Norsk Hydro ASA, Subsidiaries  21
Norsk Hydro ASA, Key Competitors  29
Norsk Hydro ASA, Ratios based on current share price  30
Norsk Hydro ASA, Annual Ratios  31
Norsk Hydro ASA, Interim Ratios  34
Norsk Hydro ASA, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  36
Norsk Hydro ASA, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  37
Norsk Hydro ASA, Recent Deals Summary  38
Currency Codes  52
Capital Market Ratios  52
Equity Ratios  53
Profitability Ratios  53
Cost Ratios  54
Liquidity Ratios  54
Leverage Ratios  55
Efficiency Ratios  55

List of Figures
Norsk Hydro ASA, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)  33
Norsk Hydro ASA, Ratio Charts  35
Norsk Hydro ASA, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  36
Norsk Hydro ASA, Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  37


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