Lan Airlines S.A. (LAN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Feb, 2012 |    No of Pages: 28 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Lan Airlines S.A. (Lan Airlines) is a Chile based passenger airlines. It is principally engaged in offering domestic and international passenger services to its customers in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, and other Latin American countries and the Caribbean. It acts as one of the leading air cargo operators in the region. The company operates its business through three reportable segments that include passenger, cargo and others. The company serves 15 destination in Chile, 12 destinations in Peru, 2 destinations in Ecuador, 10 destinations in Argentina, 15 destinations in other Latin American countries and the Caribbean, 3 destinations in the US, 2 destinations in Europe and 4 destinations destinations in South Pacific. Additionally, it served 52 international destinations across the globe. Lan Airlines is headquartered at Santiago de Chile, Chile.

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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.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 3
List of Figures 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
Lan Airlines S.A. - Key Facts 4
Lan Airlines S.A. - Key Employees 5
Lan Airlines S.A. - Key Employee Biographies 6
Lan Airlines S.A. - Major Products and Services 7
Lan Airlines S.A. - History 8
Lan Airlines S.A. - Company Statement 10
Lan Airlines S.A. - Locations And Subsidiaries 11
Head Office 11
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 11
Section 2 – Company Analysis 13
Lan Airlines S.A. - Business Description 13
Lan Airlines S.A. - Corporate Strategy 14
Lan Airlines S.A. - SWOT Analysis 15
SWOT Analysis - Overview 15
Lan Airlines S.A. - Strengths 15
Strength - Diversified Revenue Base 15
Strength - Strong Financial Performance 15
Strength - Leading Presence in Key South American Markets 15
Strength - Strong Brand Identity 15
Lan Airlines S.A. - Weaknesses 16
Weakness - Dependence on Suppliers 16
Weakness - Reliance on Few Product Types 16
Lan Airlines S.A. - Opportunities 16
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 16
Opportunity - Innovation and Technology 16
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Air-Freight in Asia Pacific 16
Lan Airlines S.A. - Threats 17
Threat - Fuel Price Risk 17
Threat - Integration of Acquisitions 17
Threat - Intense Competition 17
Threat - Consolidation in the Industry 17
Lan Airlines S.A. - Key Competitors 18
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 19
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 19
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 19
Performance Chart 21
Financial Performance 21
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 23
Section 4 – Appendix 24
Methodology 24
Ratio Definitions 24
About GlobalData 28
Contact Us 28
Disclaimer 28

List of Tables

Lan Airlines S.A., Key Facts 4
Lan Airlines S.A., Key Employees 5
Lan Airlines S.A., Key Employee Biographies 6
Lan Airlines S.A., Major Products and Services 7
Lan Airlines S.A., History 8
Lan Airlines S.A., Other Locations 11
Lan Airlines S.A., Subsidiaries 12
Lan Airlines S.A., Key Competitors 18
Lan Airlines S.A., Ratios based on current share price 19
Lan Airlines S.A., Annual Ratios 19
Lan Airlines S.A., Interim Ratios 22
Currency Codes 24
Capital Market Ratios 24
Equity Ratios 25
Profitability Ratios 25
Cost Ratios 26
Liquidity Ratios 26
Leverage Ratios 27
Efficiency Ratios 27

List of Figures

Lan Airlines S.A., Performance Chart (2006 - 2010) 21
Lan Airlines S.A., Ratio Charts 23

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