Velocys Plc (VLS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Oct, 2015 |    No of Pages: 43 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Velocys Plc (VLS) - 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.


Velocys Plc (Velocys) is an energy holding company. The company operates through its operating subsidiaries. It designs and develops technology for the production of liquid fuel such as synthetic diesel and jet fuel from both conventional fossil fuels and renewable sources such as bio-waste. The company is a leading developer of small scale GTL technology. It sells reactors, provides licenses for the use of reactor and catalyst technology, and secures fees for engineering and support services. Apart from providing GTL technology, the company also develops GTL projects. It has a commercial center in Texas, the US; and technical facilities in the UK and Ohio, the US. The company has operational presence in Europe, Americas, and Asia Pacific regions. Velocys is headquartered in Abingdon, the UK.

Velocys Plc Key Recent Developments

Oct 15, 2015: Planned Ohio GTL Facility Receives Key Permit
Sep 30, 2015: Velocys plc: Interim results for the period ended 30th June 2015
Sep 30, 2015: Velocys plc: Appointment of Non-executive Director
Sep 23, 2015: Settlement of US IP infringement case
Sep 02, 2015: Manufacture of reactors and catalyst complete

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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
Velocys Plc - Key Facts 6
Velocys Plc - Key Employees 7
Velocys Plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
Velocys Plc - Major Products and Services 9
Velocys Plc - History 10
Velocys Plc - Company Statement 13
Velocys Plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14
Joint Venture 15
Section 2 – Company Analysis 16
Velocys Plc - Business Description 16
Velocys Plc - Corporate Strategy 17
Velocys Plc - SWOT Analysis 18
SWOT Analysis - Overview 18
Velocys Plc - Strengths 18
Strength - Leading Small Scale GTL Technology Provider 18
Strength - Substantial Cash Reserves 18
Strength - Strong Focus on R&D 18
Velocys Plc - Weaknesses 19
Weakness - Higher Operating Costs 19
Velocys Plc - Opportunities 20
Opportunity - Oklahoma GTL Facility 20
Opportunity - Agreement with Shiloh Industries 20
Opportunity - Acquisition: Pinto Energy 20
Velocys Plc - Threats 21
Threat - Lower Oil Price Scenario 21
Threat - Involvement in Patent Lawsuits 21
Threat - Dependence on Third Party Manufacturers 21
Velocys Plc - Key Competitors 22
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 24
Performance Chart 25
Financial Performance 25
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 27
Velocys Plc, Recent Deals Summary 28
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 29
Sep 30, 2015: Velocys plc: Interim results for the period ended 30th June 2015 29
Sep 30, 2015: Velocys plc: Appointment of Non-executive Director 30
Sep 23, 2015: Settlement of US IP infringement case 31
Sep 02, 2015: Manufacture of reactors and catalyst complete 32
Aug 11, 2015: Velocys: Directorate Change 33
Aug 11, 2015: Velocys: Directorate Change 34
Jul 06, 2015: Velocys plc: Suspension of Director 35
Jan 17, 2015: Velocys To Build New Refinery In Northeast Ohio, US 36
Jan 09, 2015: Velocys plc: Appointment of Senior Independent Director 37
Jan 08, 2015: CompactGTL's permission to appeal refused 38
Section 5 – Appendix 39
Methodology 39
Ratio Definitions 39
About GlobalData 43
Contact Us 43
Disclaimer 43

List of Tables

Velocys Plc, Key Facts 6
Velocys Plc, Key Employees 7
Velocys Plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
Velocys Plc, Major Products and Services 9
Velocys Plc, History 10
Velocys Plc, Other Locations 14
Velocys Plc, Subsidiaries 15
Velocys Plc, Joint Venture 15
Velocys Plc, Key Competitors 22
Velocys Plc, Ratios based on current share price 23
Velocys Plc, Annual Ratios 24
Velocys Plc, Interim Ratios 26
Velocys Plc, Recent Deals Summary 28
Currency Codes 39
Capital Market Ratios 39
Equity Ratios 40
Profitability Ratios 40
Cost Ratios 41
Liquidity Ratios 41
Leverage Ratios 42
Efficiency Ratios 42

List of Figures

Velocys Plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 25
Velocys Plc, Ratio Charts 27

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