SGS SA (SGSN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Apr, 2015 |    No of Pages: 53 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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SGS SA (SGSN) - 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.


SGS SA (SGS) is a provider of industrial services. It offers inspection, verification, testing, certification and quality assurance services. The company caters its services to various industries including agriculture and food, chemical, oil and gas, construction, life sciences, mining, public sector, logistics, industrial manufacturing, consumer goods and retail, finance, risk management, automotive, and energy, among others. SGS operates through a network of offices across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia Pacific. SGS is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

SGS SA Key Recent Developments

Mar 18, 2015: SGS Awarded New Contract To Perform Vendor Inspections
Oct 08, 2013: SGS at International Innovation Conference for Renewable Energy in Romania
Sep 29, 2013: SGS to Exhibit at MEDICA 2013
Aug 28, 2013: SGS Organizes Learning Sessions across the US to Help Medical Device Industry Succeed In the Changing Global Regulatory Environment
Aug 22, 2013: SGS Project Management for Vietnam's Tan Son Nhat International Airport

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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
SGS SA - Key Facts 6
SGS SA - Key Employees 7
SGS SA - Key Employee Biographies 9
SGS SA - Major Products and Services 10
SGS SA - History 11
SGS SA - Company Statement 16
SGS SA - Locations And Subsidiaries 18
Head Office 18
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 18
Section 2 – Company Analysis 22
SGS SA - Business Description 22
SGS SA - Corporate Strategy 24
SGS SA - SWOT Analysis 25
SWOT Analysis - Overview 25
SGS SA - Strengths 25
Strength - Minimal Revenue Concentration 25
Strength - High Revenue Oil, Gas & Chemical Services 25
Strength - Low Cost Consumer Testing Services 25
SGS SA - Weaknesses 26
Weakness - Business Performance - Governments & Institutions Services 26
SGS SA - Opportunities 27
Opportunity - Inorganic Growth Initiatives 27
Opportunity - Increasing Oil & Gas Investments 27
Opportunity - New Contracts 27
SGS SA - Threats 28
Threat - Intense Competition 28
Threat - Technological Advances 28
Threat - Foreign Currency Fluctuations 28
SGS SA - Key Competitors 29
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 31
Performance Chart 33
Financial Performance 33
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 34
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 35
Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas, Power Financial Deals and Alliances 36
SGS SA, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
SGS SA, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
SGS SA, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
SGS SA, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 39
SGS SA, Recent Deals Summary 40
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 41
Mar 18, 2015: SGS Awarded New Contract To Perform Vendor Inspections 41
Sep 22, 2014: SGS Delivers Health and Safety Oversight at Italian Oil Refinery 42
Aug 22, 2014: SGS North America Increases its Testing Coverage 43
Jul 18, 2014: SGS'S Valve And Instrumentation Calibration And Maintenance Services Help Braskem To Expand Petrochemical Plants In Brazil 44
May 05, 2014: SGS Expands Field Trials Capablities in Poland 45
Apr 29, 2014: Gases del Caribe Chooses SGS to Supervise 240km Gas Pipeline Construction 46
Feb 28, 2014: SGS Technical Supervision For Pemex Refinery 47
Section 6 – Appendix 48
Methodology 48
Ratio Definitions 48
About GlobalData 52
Contact Us 52
Disclaimer 52

List of Tables

SGS SA, Key Facts 6
SGS SA, Key Employees 7
SGS SA, Key Employee Biographies 9
SGS SA, Major Products and Services 10
SGS SA, History 11
SGS SA, Subsidiaries 18
SGS SA, Key Competitors 29
SGS SA, Ratios based on current share price 30
SGS SA, Annual Ratios 31
SGS SA, Interim Ratios 34
SGS SA, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
SGS SA, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
SGS SA, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
SGS SA, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 39
SGS SA, Recent Deals Summary 40
Currency Codes 48
Units 48
Capital Market Ratios 48
Equity Ratios 49
Profitability Ratios 49
Cost Ratios 50
Liquidity Ratios 50
Leverage Ratios 51
Efficiency Ratios 51

List of Figures

SGS SA, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 33
SGS SA, Ratio Charts 35
SGS SA, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
SGS SA, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
SGS SA, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
SGS SA, Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 39

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