Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (CIE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Apr, 2015 |    No of Pages: 45 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (CIE) - 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

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (Cobalt) is an oil exploration and production company. The company has its assets in deepwater US Gulf of Mexico and offshore Angola and Gabon in West Africa. The company operates exploratory wells such as North Platte 1, Orca, Heidelberg, Shenandoah, Firefox, Ligurian 1 & 2 and Criollo 1. Cobalt owns working interest in 246 blocks within U.S. The company has exploration assets in Blocks 9, 20 and 21 offshore Angola and Diaba Block offshore Gabon. Cobalt is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. Key Recent Developments

Feb 23, 2015: Cobalt International Energy Announces Fourth Quarter And Year-End 2014 Results And Provides Operational Update
Feb 02, 2015: Shashank V. Karve Joins Cobalt International Energy As Executive Vice President, Cameia Development
Jan 28, 2015: Cobalt Announces Termination Of SEC Investigation
Jan 06, 2015: Chevron Announces Oil Discovery In Deepwater U.S. Gulf Of Mexico: Update Jan 6, 2014
Jan 06, 2015: Cobalt Announces Significant Deepwater U.S. Gulf Of Mexico Oil Discovery And Provides Update On Its Drilling Operations

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 5
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - History 10
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - Company Statement 12
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14
Section 2 – Company Analysis 15
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - Business Description 15
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 16
SWOT Analysis - Overview 16
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - Strengths 16
Strength - Sound Capital Resources 16
Strength - Strong Asset Prospects 16
Strength - Strategic Business Alliances 16
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - Weaknesses 17
Weakness - Increased Debt 17
Weakness - History of Losses 17
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Future Projects 18
Opportunity - US Crude Oil Export 18
Opportunity - Marginal Increase in US Liquid Fuel Consumption 18
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - Threats 19
Threat - Intense Competition 19
Threat - Stringent Emission Standards 19
Threat - Declining Oil Prices 19
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. - Key Competitors 20
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 22
Performance Chart 23
Financial Performance 23
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 25
Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 26
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 26
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 27
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 28
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 29
Feb 23, 2015: Cobalt International Energy Announces Fourth Quarter And Year-End 2014 Results And Provides Operational Update 29
Feb 02, 2015: Shashank V. Karve Joins Cobalt International Energy As Executive Vice President, Cameia Development 31
Jan 28, 2015: Cobalt Announces Termination Of SEC Investigation 32
Jan 06, 2015: Chevron Announces Oil Discovery In Deepwater U.S. Gulf Of Mexico: Update Jan 6, 2014 33
Jan 06, 2015: Cobalt Announces Significant Deepwater U.S. Gulf Of Mexico Oil Discovery And Provides Update On Its Drilling Operations 34
Dec 22, 2014: Lieff Cabraser Announces Class Action Litigation Against Cobalt International Energy 35
Nov 04, 2014: Cobalt International Energy Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results And Provides Operational Update 36
Aug 05, 2014: Cobalt International Energy Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Operational Update 37
Jun 09, 2014: Air Energi secures major contract with Cobalt International Energy -- Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:37:00 GMT 38
May 01, 2014: Cobalt International Energy, Announces First Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Operational Update 39
Section 6 – Appendix 40
Methodology 40
Ratio Definitions 40
About GlobalData 44
Contact Us 44
Disclaimer 44

List of Tables

Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Key Facts 6
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Key Employees 7
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., History 10
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Subsidiaries 14
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Key Competitors 20
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 21
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Annual Ratios 22
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Interim Ratios 24
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 26
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 27
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 28
Currency Codes 40
Units 40
Capital Market Ratios 40
Equity Ratios 41
Profitability Ratios 41
Cost Ratios 42
Liquidity Ratios 42
Leverage Ratios 43
Efficiency Ratios 43

List of Figures

Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 23
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Ratio Charts 25
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 26
Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 27


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