Vestas Wind Systems AS (VWS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Apr, 2015 |    No of Pages: 69 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Vestas Wind Systems AS (VWS) - 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.

Highlights

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Vestas) is a manufacturer of wind power equipment. It develops, manufactures, sells and maintains wind power systems. The company’s product range includes land and offshore wind turbines and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) products. It provides various services including wind project planning, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance, and power plant optimization. Vestas supplied wind turbines of over 66 GW in 73 countries. The company operates in various countries across Europe, Africa, Americas and Asia Pacific. Vestas is headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark.

The company's strategic intent is to strengthen its market position further in France. To this end, Vestas signed an agreement with EDF Energies Nouvelles to deliver 88 MW turbines, with an option for another eight MW. The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines.

Vestas Wind Systems AS Key Recent Developments

Mar 31, 2015: Vestas wins 21 MW order in Costa Rica
Mar 31, 2015: Vestas receives 23 MW turbine order in Finland
Mar 31, 2015: Vestas secures 53 MW turbine order in Finland
Mar 31, 2015: Vestas secures its fourth announced order in China this year
Mar 26, 2015: Vestas receives 40 MW order in U.S. state of Maine

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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
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - Key Facts 6
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - Key Employees 7
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - Key Employee Biographies 8
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - Major Products and Services 10
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - History 12
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - Company Statement 28
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - Locations And Subsidiaries 31
Head Office 31
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 31
Section 2 – Company Analysis 36
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - Business Description 36
Business Description - Americas Sales Units 36
Americas Sales Units - Overview 36
Americas Sales Units - Financials 36
Business Description - Asia Pacific Sales Units 36
Asia Pacific Sales Units - Overview 36
Asia Pacific Sales Units - Financials 36
Business Description - Europe and Africa Sales Units 37
Europe and Africa Sales Units - Overview 37
Europe and Africa Sales Units - Financials 37
Production - Financials 37
Business Description - Production Units 37
Production Units - Overview 37
Production Units - Production 37
Business Description - Service Activity 37
Service Activity - Overview 37
Service Activity - Financials 37
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - SWOT Analysis 38
SWOT Analysis - Overview 38
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - Strengths 38
Strength - Dominant Market Position 38
Strength - Strong Order Backlog: Wind Turbines 38
Strength - Breakthrough Technologies 38
Strength - Increasing Working Capital 38
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - Weaknesses 39
Weakness - Disclosure Issues 39
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - Opportunities 40
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Wind Power Market 40
Opportunity - Strategic Investment 40
Opportunity - Strategic Growth Initiatives 40
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - Threats 41
Threat - Stringent Government Regulations 41
Threat - Evolving Technological Environment 41
Threat - Competitive Pressures 41
Vestas Wind Systems A/S - Key Competitors 42
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 43
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 43
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 44
Performance Chart 46
Financial Performance 46
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 47
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 48
Section 4 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances 49
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 49
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 50
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 51
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 52
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Recent Deals Summary 53
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 54
Mar 31, 2015: Vestas wins 21 MW order in Costa Rica 54
Mar 31, 2015: Vestas receives 23 MW turbine order in Finland 55
Mar 31, 2015: Vestas secures 53 MW turbine order in Finland 56
Mar 31, 2015: Vestas secures its fourth announced order in China this year 57
Mar 26, 2015: Vestas receives 40 MW order in U.S. state of Maine 58
Mar 25, 2015: Vestas wins 36 MW Danish wind turbine project 59
Mar 24, 2015: Construction begins on US$117.5 million Kiyu wind farm, Uruguay 60
Mar 23, 2015: European Energy concludes purchase of 11 Vestas V117 turbines 61
Mar 20, 2015: Vestas wins 122 MW order in Sweden 62
Mar 19, 2015: Vestas receives 48 MW order in China 63
Section 6 – Appendix 64
Methodology 64
Ratio Definitions 64
About GlobalData 68
Contact Us 68
Disclaimer 68

List of Tables

Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Key Facts 6
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Key Employees 7
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Key Employee Biographies 8
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Major Products and Services 10
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, History 12
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Other Locations 31
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Subsidiaries 32
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Key Competitors 42
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Ratios based on current share price 43
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Annual Ratios 44
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Interim Ratios 47
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 49
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 50
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 51
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 52
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Recent Deals Summary 53
Currency Codes 64
Units 64
Capital Market Ratios 64
Equity Ratios 65
Profitability Ratios 65
Cost Ratios 66
Liquidity Ratios 66
Leverage Ratios 67
Efficiency Ratios 67

List of Figures

Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 46
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Ratio Charts 48
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 49
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 50
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 51
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 52


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