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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.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.HighlightsVelocys 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 DevelopmentsOct 15, 2015: Planned Ohio GTL Facility Receives Key PermitSep 30, 2015: Velocys plc: Interim results for the period ended 30th June 2015Sep 30, 2015: Velocys plc: Appointment of Non-executive DirectorSep 23, 2015: Settlement of US IP infringement caseSep 02, 2015: Manufacture of reactors and catalyst completeKey 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 2List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6Velocys Plc - Key Facts 6Velocys Plc - Key Employees 7Velocys Plc - Key Employee Biographies 8Velocys Plc - Major Products and Services 9Velocys Plc - History 10Velocys Plc - Company Statement 13Velocys Plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 14Head Office 14Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14Joint Venture 15Section 2 – Company Analysis 16Velocys Plc - Business Description 16Velocys Plc - Corporate Strategy 17Velocys Plc - SWOT Analysis 18SWOT Analysis - Overview 18Velocys Plc - Strengths 18Strength - Leading Small Scale GTL Technology Provider 18Strength - Substantial Cash Reserves 18Strength - Strong Focus on R&D 18Velocys Plc - Weaknesses 19Weakness - Higher Operating Costs 19Velocys Plc - Opportunities 20Opportunity - Oklahoma GTL Facility 20Opportunity - Agreement with Shiloh Industries 20Opportunity - Acquisition: Pinto Energy 20Velocys Plc - Threats 21Threat - Lower Oil Price Scenario 21Threat - Involvement in Patent Lawsuits 21Threat - Dependence on Third Party Manufacturers 21Velocys Plc - Key Competitors 22Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 23Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 23Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 24Performance Chart 25Financial Performance 25Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 26Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 27Velocys Plc, Recent Deals Summary 28Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 29Sep 30, 2015: Velocys plc: Interim results for the period ended 30th June 2015 29Sep 30, 2015: Velocys plc: Appointment of Non-executive Director 30Sep 23, 2015: Settlement of US IP infringement case 31Sep 02, 2015: Manufacture of reactors and catalyst complete 32Aug 11, 2015: Velocys: Directorate Change 33Aug 11, 2015: Velocys: Directorate Change 34Jul 06, 2015: Velocys plc: Suspension of Director 35Jan 17, 2015: Velocys To Build New Refinery In Northeast Ohio, US 36Jan 09, 2015: Velocys plc: Appointment of Senior Independent Director 37Jan 08, 2015: CompactGTL's permission to appeal refused 38Section 5 – Appendix 39Methodology 39Ratio Definitions 39About GlobalData 43Contact Us 43Disclaimer 43List of TablesVelocys Plc, Key Facts 6Velocys Plc, Key Employees 7Velocys Plc, Key Employee Biographies 8Velocys Plc, Major Products and Services 9Velocys Plc, History 10Velocys Plc, Other Locations 14Velocys Plc, Subsidiaries 15Velocys Plc, Joint Venture 15Velocys Plc, Key Competitors 22Velocys Plc, Ratios based on current share price 23Velocys Plc, Annual Ratios 24Velocys Plc, Interim Ratios 26Velocys Plc, Recent Deals Summary 28Currency Codes 39Capital Market Ratios 39Equity Ratios 40Profitability Ratios 40Cost Ratios 41Liquidity Ratios 41Leverage Ratios 42Efficiency Ratios 42List of FiguresVelocys Plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 25Velocys Plc, Ratio Charts 27