Saft Groupe SA (SAFT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Apr, 2016 |    No of Pages: 56 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Saft Groupe SA (SAFT) - 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

Saft Groupe SA (Saft) is a designer, developer, and manufacturer of batteries. The company produces non-rechargeable and rechargeable batteries thorough nickel, primary lithium, lithium-ion, and other technologies. It offers systems integration, and various turnkey solutions ranging from installation to commissioning services; and preventive and corrective maintenance, refurbishment, and recycling training. Saft also supplies silver batteries for conventional defense applications such as electric torpedoes. The company serves energy storage and renewables, railways, defense, industrial standby, space, aviation, medical, telecom, motive power and vehicles, oil and gas, marine, electronics, and utility metering markets across Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania, the Middle East and Africa, and South America. Saft is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

Saft Groupe SA Key Recent Developments

Apr 04, 2016: Michel Delville appointed Chief Financial Officer of Saft
Mar 30, 2016: Saft doubles its production capacity in China with a new larger advanced technology facility in Zhuhai
Mar 23, 2016: Saft and Rolls Royce to deliver hybrid power system for innovative Norwegian vessel
Mar 15, 2016: Saft lithium-ion battery systems enable domestic renewable energy generation in Puerto Rico
Mar 08, 2016: Saft lithium-ion batteries to power GOES-T & U weather satellites for NOAA

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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
Saft Groupe SA - Key Facts  6
Saft Groupe SA - Key Employees  7
Saft Groupe SA - Key Employee Biographies  8
Saft Groupe SA - Major Products and Services  9
Saft Groupe SA - History  10
Saft Groupe SA - Company Statement  19
Saft Groupe SA - Locations And Subsidiaries  20
Head Office  20
Other Locations & Subsidiaries  20
Joint Venture  22
Section 2 – Company Analysis  23
Saft Groupe SA - Business Description  23
Saft Groupe SA - Corporate Strategy  24
Saft Groupe SA - SWOT Analysis  25
SWOT Analysis - Overview  25
Saft Groupe SA - Strengths  25
Strength - Focused R&D Activities  25
Strength - Business Performance: Primary and Rechargeable Batteries  25
Strength - Net Working Capital  25
Saft Groupe SA - Weaknesses  26
Weakness - Cost Inefficiency  26
Weakness - Business Performance: Nickel Battery Solutions  26
Saft Groupe SA - Opportunities  27
Opportunity - Expansion of Business in Japan  27
Opportunity - Robot Sector: China  27
Opportunity - Energy Storage Systems: Saudi Arabia  27
Saft Groupe SA - Threats  28
Threat - Foreign Exchange Risk  28
Threat - Nickel Price Fluctuations  28
Threat - Rapid Technological Changes  28
Saft Groupe SA - 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
Saft Groupe SA, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  36
Saft Groupe SA, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  37
Saft Groupe SA, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  38
Saft Groupe SA, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  39
Saft Groupe SA, Recent Deals Summary  40
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments  41
Apr 04, 2016: Michel Delville appointed Chief Financial Officer of Saft  41
Mar 30, 2016: Saft doubles its production capacity in China with a new larger advanced technology facility in Zhuhai  42
Mar 23, 2016: Saft and Rolls Royce to deliver hybrid power system for innovative Norwegian vessel  43
Mar 15, 2016: Saft lithium-ion battery systems enable domestic renewable energy generation in Puerto Rico  44
Mar 08, 2016: Saft lithium-ion batteries to power GOES-T & U weather satellites for NOAA  45
Feb 29, 2016: Saft launches the world’s most powerful nickel-based battery to ensure that backup generators start first-time, every-time  46
Feb 29, 2016: Saft America’s Advanced Lithium-ion Battery Manufacturing Plant  47
Feb 22, 2016: Saft Strengthens its Presence in Asia by Opening a New Subsidiary in Japan  48
Feb 18, 2016: Saft launches new modular rack design providing 8.7 MW of battery capability for SEPTA subway line  49
Feb 18, 2016: 2015 full-year results: Saft  50
Section 6 – Appendix  52
Methodology  52
Ratio Definitions  52
About GlobalData  56
Contact Us  56
Disclaimer  56

List of Tables
Saft Groupe SA, Key Facts  6
Saft Groupe SA, Key Employees  7
Saft Groupe SA, Key Employee Biographies  8
Saft Groupe SA, Major Products and Services  9
Saft Groupe SA, History  10
Saft Groupe SA, Other Locations  20
Saft Groupe SA, Subsidiaries  20
Saft Groupe SA, Joint Venture  22
Saft Groupe SA, Key Competitors  29
Saft Groupe SA, Ratios based on current share price  30
Saft Groupe SA, Annual Ratios  31
Saft Groupe SA, Interim Ratios  34
Saft Groupe SA, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  36
Saft Groupe SA, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  37
Saft Groupe SA, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  38
Saft Groupe SA, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  39
Saft Groupe SA, Recent Deals Summary  40
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
Saft Groupe SA, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)  33
Saft Groupe SA, Ratio Charts  35
Saft Groupe SA, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  36
Saft Groupe SA, Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  37
Saft Groupe SA, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  38
Saft Groupe SA, Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  39


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