BG Group plc (BG.) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Feb, 2015 |    No of Pages: 58 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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BG Group plc (BG.) - 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.

Highlights

BG Group plc (BG Group) is a natural gas producer. The company explores, develops and produces natural gas from its assets across the globe. It also produces and markets oil and other liquid products. The company purchases and supplies LNG to various stake holders in its operating region. BG Group classifies its operations into two segments namely, Upstream and LNG Shipping & Marketing. Through its Upstream segment, the company invests in upstream oil and gas projects in Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and Africa. LNG Shipping & Marketing segment purchases and delivers LNG cargo from various LNG projects. BG Group is headquartered in Reading, Berkshire, the UK.

BG Group plc Key Recent Developments

Feb 20, 2015: BG Group: New Insight Into Oil Flow Could Pave The Way To Improved Reservoir Yields
Feb 16, 2015: NPD: Dry Wells Near The Knarr Field In The North Sea - 34/3-4 S And 34/3-4 A
Feb 09, 2015: Helge Lund Starts As BG Group Chief Executive
Jan 30, 2015: KBR Selected As Global Upstream Alliance Partner For BG Group
Jan 28, 2015: BG Group Signs Global Alliance With KBR

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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
BG Group plc - Key Facts 6
BG Group plc - Key Employees 7
BG Group plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
BG Group plc - Major Products and Services 9
BG Group plc - Key Operational Summary 10
BG Group plc - History 11
BG Group plc - Company Statement 18
BG Group plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 19
Head Office 19
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 19
Affiliate 23
Joint Venture 23
Section 2 – Company Analysis 24
BG Group plc - Business Description 24
Business Description - LNG Shipping and Marketing 24
LNG Shipping and Marketing - Overview 24
LNG Shipping and Marketing - Financials 24
LNG Shipping and Marketing - Capital Expenditure 24
Business Description - Upstream 24
Upstream - Overview 24
Upstream - Production 25
Upstream - Financials 25
Upstream - Capital Expenditure 25
BG Group plc - Corporate Strategy 26
BG Group plc - SWOT Analysis 27
SWOT Analysis - Overview 27
BG Group plc - Strengths 27
Strength - Strong Reserve Replacement Ratio 27
Strength - Diversified LNG Supplier & Customer Base 27
Strength - Operations across Major Oil & Gas Plays 27
BG Group plc - Weaknesses 28
Weakness - Upstream Segment 28
BG Group plc - Opportunities 29
Opportunity - LNG Projects 29
Opportunity - Portfolio Optimization 29
Opportunity - Globally Available Natural Gas Reserves 29
BG Group plc - Threats 30
Threat - Declining Natural Gas Demand in Power Generation Sector 30
Threat - Declining Global E&P Spending In 2015 30
Threat - Declining Oil Prices 30
BG Group plc - Key Competitors 31
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 32
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 32
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 33
Performance Chart 35
Financial Performance 35
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 36
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 37
Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas, Power Financial Deals and Alliances 38
BG Group plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
BG Group plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 39
BG Group plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 40
BG Group plc, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 41
BG Group plc, Recent Deals Summary 42
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 43
Feb 16, 2015: NPD: Dry Wells Near The Knarr Field In The North Sea - 34/3-4 S And 34/3-4 A 43
Feb 09, 2015: Helge Lund Starts As BG Group Chief Executive 44
Jan 30, 2015: KBR Selected As Global Upstream Alliance Partner For BG Group 45
Jan 28, 2015: BG Group Signs Global Alliance With KBR 46
Jan 27, 2015: GAC Secures Worldwide Agency Contract With BG Group 47
Jan 19, 2015: North West Shelf Sells LNG Cargoes To Trafigura And BG Group 48
Jan 15, 2015: BG Group: New North Sea Production Delivered As West Franklin Starts Up 49
Jan 02, 2015: Egyptian Government Pays US$350 Million To BG Group 50
Dec 31, 2014: GE Oil & Gas Technology Used In First-Ever Large-Scale Production Of LNG From Coal Seam Gas For Queensland Curtis LNG 51
Dec 30, 2014: BG Group: Declaration Of Commerciality For The Iara Area, Offshore Brazil 52
Section 6 – Appendix 53
Methodology 53
Ratio Definitions 53
About GlobalData 57
Contact Us 57
Disclaimer 57

List of Tables

BG Group plc, Key Facts 6
BG Group plc, Key Employees 7
BG Group plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
BG Group plc, Major Products and Services 9
BG Group plc, Key Operational Summary, 2011 10
BG Group plc, History 11
BG Group plc, Subsidiaries 19
BG Group plc, Affiliate 23
BG Group plc, Joint Venture 23
BG Group plc, Key Competitors 31
BG Group plc, Ratios based on current share price 32
BG Group plc, Annual Ratios 33
BG Group plc, Interim Ratios 36
BG Group plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
BG Group plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 39
BG Group plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 40
BG Group plc, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 41
BG Group plc, Recent Deals Summary 42
Currency Codes 53
Units 53
Capital Market Ratios 53
Equity Ratios 54
Profitability Ratios 54
Cost Ratios 55
Liquidity Ratios 55
Leverage Ratios 56
Efficiency Ratios 56

List of Figures

BG Group plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 35
BG Group plc, Ratio Charts 37
BG Group plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
BG Group plc, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 39
BG Group plc, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 40
BG Group plc, Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 41


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