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ION Geophysical Corporation (IO) - 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.HighlightsION Geophysical Corporation (ION) is a seismic solutions provider. It offers advanced seismic data acquisition equipment, software, and seismic processing and planning services to the global oil and gas industry. The company product portfolio comprises of land seismic data acquisition equipment; seismic data libraries; marine seismic data acquisition equipment; navigation, command & control, and data management software products; seismic data processing and reservoir imaging services; and planning services for survey design and optimization. Its well-known brands include Aries, Scorpion, FireFly, Vib Pro, Orca and DigiFIN. ION has offices in Canada, the US, China, the Netherlands, Russia, the UK, Brazil, the UAE, Mexico, Egypt, Nigeria and Trinidad. ION is headquartered in Houston, the US.ION Geophysical Corporation Key Recent DevelopmentsSep 02, 2015: ION Announces Cost Reduction InitiativeSep 01, 2015: ION Awarded TPDC Contract For Seismic SurveySep 01, 2015: ION Awarded Contract To Conduct 2D Seismic Survey Of Somalia Puntland Offshore MarginAug 17, 2015: ION Receives Continued Listing Standard Notice From NYSEAug 06, 2015: ION's MexicoSPAN Fast-Track Data AvailableKey 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 6ION Geophysical Corporation - Key Facts 6ION Geophysical Corporation - Key Employees 7ION Geophysical Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8ION Geophysical Corporation - Major Products and Services 9ION Geophysical Corporation - History 11ION Geophysical Corporation - Company Statement 14ION Geophysical Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 16Head Office 16Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16Section 2 – Company Analysis 20ION Geophysical Corporation - Business Description 20ION Geophysical Corporation - Corporate Strategy 21ION Geophysical Corporation - SWOT Analysis 22SWOT Analysis - Overview 22ION Geophysical Corporation - Strengths 22Strength - Substantial Data Library 22Strength - Operational Expertise 22Strength - Improving Capital Resources 22ION Geophysical Corporation - Weaknesses 23Weakness - Declining Top Line Performance 23Weakness - Negative Margins 23ION Geophysical Corporation - Opportunities 24Opportunity - Increasing Demand for Oil & Gas 24Opportunity - New Contracts 24Opportunity - Focus on Research and Development 24Opportunity - Global Potential for Undeveloped Discoveries 24ION Geophysical Corporation - Threats 25Threat - Intense Competition 25Threat - Rapid Technological Changes 25Threat - Declining Oil Prices 25ION Geophysical Corporation - Key Competitors 26Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 27Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 27Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 28Performance Chart 30Financial Performance 30Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 31Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 32Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 33ION Geophysical Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33ION Geophysical Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34ION Geophysical Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 35Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 36Sep 02, 2015: ION Announces Cost Reduction Initiative 36Sep 01, 2015: ION Awarded TPDC Contract For Seismic Survey 37Sep 01, 2015: ION Awarded Contract To Conduct 2D Seismic Survey Of Somalia Puntland Offshore Margin 38Aug 17, 2015: ION Receives Continued Listing Standard Notice From NYSE 39Aug 06, 2015: ION's MexicoSPAN Fast-Track Data Available 40Aug 05, 2015: ION Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results 41Jul 10, 2015: U.S. Court Of Appeals Finds WesternGeco Patents Valid And Infringed By ION Geophysical 43Jul 02, 2015: ION Announces Ruling In Appeal On WesternGeco Patent Infringement Lawsuit 44Jul 02, 2015: ION Launches MexicoSPAN In Mexico’s Offshore Gulf Waters 45Jun 02, 2015: ION To Reprocess CROP Seismic Data Offshore Italy 46Section 6 – Appendix 47Methodology 47Ratio Definitions 47About GlobalData 51Contact Us 52Disclaimer 52List of TablesION Geophysical Corporation, Key Facts 6ION Geophysical Corporation, Key Employees 7ION Geophysical Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8ION Geophysical Corporation, Major Products and Services 9ION Geophysical Corporation, History 11ION Geophysical Corporation, Other Locations 16ION Geophysical Corporation, Subsidiaries 16ION Geophysical Corporation, Key Competitors 26ION Geophysical Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 27ION Geophysical Corporation, Annual Ratios 28ION Geophysical Corporation, Interim Ratios 31ION Geophysical Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33ION Geophysical Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34ION Geophysical Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 35Currency Codes 47Units 47Capital Market Ratios 47Equity Ratios 48Profitability Ratios 48Cost Ratios 49Liquidity Ratios 49Leverage Ratios 50Efficiency Ratios 50List of FiguresION Geophysical Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 30ION Geophysical Corporation, Ratio Charts 32ION Geophysical Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33ION Geophysical Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34