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FirstGroup plc (FGP) - 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.HighlightsFirstGroup plc (FirstGroup) is a provider of transport services. It offers passenger transport services and contract or franchise services. Its service portfolio includes school buses, scheduled inter-city coach transportation services; transit contract services' bus transport services; inter-city rail network services; commuter rail network services; tramlink operations; central management and other services. Moreover, the company offers other services such as public transportation management, autonomous vehicle, maintenance and ancillary support services. It provides service to national governments, state and local authorities, school boards and universities. The company has operational presence across the US, the UK and Canada. FirstGroup is headquartered in Aberdeen, the UK.FirstGroup plc Key Recent DevelopmentsOct 04,2017: FirstGroup Chief Executive Tim O'Toole appoints to US safety councilSep 18,2017: FirstGroup non-executive director Richard Adam resignsAug 08,2017: FirstGroup announces senior management team for new South Western rail franchiseJun 08,2017: FirstGroup appoints new customer service improvement directorMay 04,2017: Firs Bus appoints new engineering directorKey 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 3List of Tables 4List of Figures 4Section 1 - About the Company 5FirstGroup plc - Key Facts 5FirstGroup plc - Key Employees 6FirstGroup plc - Key Employee Biographies 7FirstGroup plc - Major Products and Services 8FirstGroup plc - History 9FirstGroup plc - Company Statement 13FirstGroup plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 15Head Office 15Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15Section 2 - Company Analysis 17FirstGroup plc - Business Description 17FirstGroup plc - Corporate Strategy 18FirstGroup plc - SWOT Analysis 19SWOT Analysis - Overview 19FirstGroup plc - Strengths 19FirstGroup plc - Weaknesses 20FirstGroup plc - Opportunities 21FirstGroup plc - Threats 22FirstGroup plc - Key Competitors 23Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25Performance Chart 28Financial Performance 28Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30Section 4 - Company's Recent Developments 31Oct 04, 2017: FirstGroup Chief Executive Tim O'Toole appoints to US safety council 31Aug 08, 2017: FirstGroup announces senior management team for new South Western rail franchise 32Jun 08, 2017: FirstGroup appoints new customer service improvement director 33May 04, 2017: Firs Bus appoints new engineering director 34Nov 15, 2016: FirstGroup reports profit for H1 35Section 5 - Appendix 36Methodology 36Ratio Definitions 36About GlobalData 40Contact Us 40Disclaimer 40List of TablesFirstGroup plc, Key Facts 5FirstGroup plc, Key Employees 6FirstGroup plc, Key Employee Biographies 7FirstGroup plc, Major Products and Services 8FirstGroup plc, History 9FirstGroup plc, Other Locations 15FirstGroup plc, Subsidiaries 15FirstGroup plc, Key Competitors 23FirstGroup plc, Ratios based on current share price 24FirstGroup plc, Annual Ratios 25FirstGroup plc, Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 26FirstGroup plc, Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 27FirstGroup plc, Interim Ratios 29Currency Codes 36Capital Market Ratios 36Equity Ratios 37Profitability Ratios 37Cost Ratios 38Liquidity Ratios 38Leverage Ratios 39Efficiency Ratios 39List of FiguresFirstGroup plc, Performance Chart (2013 - 2017) 28FirstGroup plc, Ratio Charts 30