Ballard Power Systems Inc. (BLD) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Jul, 2015 |    No of Pages: 49 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Ballard Power Systems Inc. (BLD) - 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

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (Ballard Power) is a renewable energy company which designs, develops, manufactures and markets the clean energy fuel cell products for a variety of applications. It is one of the leading companies in the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell development and commercialization. The company’s product lines consists of fuel cell stacks, fuel cell modules and fuel cell systems. Additionally, Ballard Power offers engineering services for a variety of fuel cell applications. Its key brands include FCvelocity, FCgen, ClearGen and ElectraGen, among others. The company has operations in the US, Canada and Mexico. Ballard Power is headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

Ballard Power Systems Inc. Key Recent Developments

Jun 16, 2015: Ballard Launches Next-Generation High Performance Fuel Cell Power Module for Mass Transit Applications
Jun 10, 2015: Ballard Signs Framework Agreement for Fuel Cell Module Development to Power Trams in China
Jun 08, 2015: Ballard Inks $10 Million Deal to Power 33 Clean Energy Buses in China
Jun 04, 2015: Ballard To Operate and Support Zero-Emission Bus Fleet in London, UK for Additional 5 Years
Jun 03, 2015: SA companies considering fuel cell tech to power mini grids

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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
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Key Facts 6
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Key Employees 7
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Major Products and Services 10
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - History 11
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Company Statement 17
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 18
Head Office 18
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 18
Section 2 – Company Analysis 19
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Business Description 19
Business Description - Fuel Cell Products & Services 19
Fuel Cell Products & Services - Overview 19
Fuel Cell Products & Services - Financials 19
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Corporate Strategy 20
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - SWOT Analysis 21
SWOT Analysis - Overview 21
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Strengths 21
Strength - Market Presence 21
Strength - Increase in Fuel Cell Products and Services Revenue 21
Strength - Varied Applications 21
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - History of Losses 22
Weakness - Lower Returns 22
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Growing Environmental Concerns 23
Opportunity - Patent Acquisition 23
Opportunity - Global Economic Outlook 23
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Threats 24
Threat - High Manufacturing and Material Costs 24
Threat - Lack of Infrastructure Hampers Market Development 24
Threat - Stiff Competition 24
Ballard Power Systems Inc. - Key Competitors 25
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
Section 4 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances 31
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Recent Deals Summary 33
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 34
Jun 16, 2015: Ballard Launches Next-Generation High Performance Fuel Cell Power Module for Mass Transit Applications 34
Jun 10, 2015: Ballard Signs Framework Agreement for Fuel Cell Module Development to Power Trams in China 35
Jun 08, 2015: Ballard Inks $10 Million Deal to Power 33 Clean Energy Buses in China 36
Jun 04, 2015: Ballard To Operate and Support Zero-Emission Bus Fleet in London, UK for Additional 5 Years 37
May 26, 2015: Ballard Receives Order For Breakthrough Technology Solutions Project With Nisshinbo 38
May 12, 2015: Ballard Receives Order For Additional Next-Gen Fuel Cell Bus Module from Solaris 39
Apr 29, 2015: Ballard Receives Initial 100 Unit Order From Reliance Jio Infocomm For Backup Power Systems In India 40
Apr 28, 2015: Ballard Reports First Quarter 2015 Results 41
Apr 15, 2015: Ballard Inks Deal to Supply Next-Generation Fuel Cell Power Product For Eight Buses in China 43
Apr 07, 2015: Ballard Customer Demonstrates World's First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tram 44
Section 6 – Appendix 45
Methodology 45
Ratio Definitions 45
About GlobalData 49
Contact Us 49
Disclaimer 49

List of Tables

Ballard Power Systems Inc., Key Facts 6
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Key Employees 7
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Major Products and Services 10
Ballard Power Systems Inc., History 11
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Other Locations 18
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Subsidiaries 18
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Key Competitors 25
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Ratios based on current share price 26
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Annual Ratios 27
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Interim Ratios 29
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Recent Deals Summary 33
Currency Codes 45
Capital Market Ratios 45
Equity Ratios 46
Profitability Ratios 46
Cost Ratios 47
Liquidity Ratios 47
Leverage Ratios 48
Efficiency Ratios 48

List of Figures

Ballard Power Systems Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Ratio Charts 30
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Ballard Power Systems Inc., Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32


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