Sasol Limited (SOL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Nov, 2016 |    No of Pages: 65 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Sasol Limited (SOL) - 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

Sasol Limited (Sasol) is an integrated energy and chemical company. It carries out research, development and production of an array of chemicals, fuels, polymers and gas. The company operates through advanced facilities to produce a range of product streams, including liquid fuels, high-value chemicals and low-carbon electricity. The product portfolio comprises olefins and surfactants, chlor-alkaline chemicals, cleaners and degreasers, industrial lubricants, polypropylene, explosives and waxes. It focuses on supplying low-cost feedstocks, coal, through mining, to gas through exploration and production international. It operates through a network of upstream, regional operating hubs, and customer-facing strategic business units. Sasol is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sasol Limited Key Recent Developments

Nov 21, 2016: Sasol Unveils Yet Another Major Capital Investment In South Africa
Oct 06, 2016: Sasol Completes First-Ever Onshore 3-D Seismic Campaign In Mozambique
Sep 12, 2016: Sasol Hits Record Production Volumes At Synfuels Operations, Normalised Chemicals Sales Volumes Up
Jun 13, 2016: Amec Foster Wheeler awarded contract by Sasol Petroleum
Jun 06, 2016: Sasol: Preliminary Findings Of The Lake Charles Chemicals Project Review

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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
Sasol Limited - Key Facts 6
Sasol Limited - Key Employees 7
Sasol Limited - Key Employee Biographies 8
Sasol Limited - Major Products and Services 9
Sasol Limited - Key Operational Summary 10
Sasol Limited - History 11
Sasol Limited - Company Statement 17
Sasol Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries 19
Head Office 19
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 19
Joint Venture 22
Section 2 – Company Analysis 23
Sasol Limited - Business Description 23
Sasol Limited - Corporate Strategy 25
Sasol Limited - SWOT Analysis 26
SWOT Analysis - Overview 26
Sasol Limited - Strengths 26
Sasol Limited - Weaknesses 27
Sasol Limited - Opportunities 28
Sasol Limited - Threats 29
Sasol Limited - Key Competitors 30
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 31
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 31
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 32
Performance Chart 34
Financial Performance 34
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 35
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 36
Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas, Power Financial Deals and Alliances 37
Sasol Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 37
Sasol Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 38
Sasol Limited, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 39
Sasol Limited, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 40
Sasol Limited, Recent Deals Summary 41
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 42
Oct 06, 2016: Sasol Completes First-Ever Onshore 3-D Seismic Campaign In Mozambique 42
Sep 12, 2016: Sasol Hits Record Production Volumes At Synfuels Operations, Normalised Chemicals Sales Volumes Up 43
Jun 13, 2016: Amec Foster Wheeler awarded contract by Sasol Petroleum 48
Jun 06, 2016: Sasol: Preliminary Findings Of The Lake Charles Chemicals Project Review 49
May 26, 2016: Sasol Commences Drilling Of Mozambique PSA Licence 50
Apr 28, 2016: Falcon Oil & Gas Provides Technical & Operational Update - Beetaloo Drilling Programme 51
Mar 09, 2016: Falcon Oil & Gas Provides Operational Update And Confirmation Of 2016 Beetaloo Drilling Programme 53
Mar 07, 2016: Sasol Earnings Resilient Despite Oil, Chemical Prices Decline 56
Feb 23, 2016: SNC-Lavalin Awarded Four Contracts By Sasol 58
Feb 01, 2016: Sasol wins approval for Mozambique field development plan 59
Section 6 – Appendix 60
Methodology 60
Ratio Definitions 60
About GlobalData 64
Contact Us 64
Disclaimer 64

List of Tables
Sasol Limited, Key Facts 6
Sasol Limited, Key Employees 7
Sasol Limited, Key Employee Biographies 8
Sasol Limited, Major Products and Services 9
Sasol Limited, Key Operational Summary 10
Sasol Limited, History 11
Sasol Limited, Subsidiaries 19
Sasol Limited, Joint Venture 22
Sasol Limited, Key Competitors 30
Sasol Limited, Ratios based on current share price 31
Sasol Limited, Annual Ratios 32
Sasol Limited, Interim Ratios 35
Sasol Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 37
Sasol Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 38
Sasol Limited, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 39
Sasol Limited, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 40
Sasol Limited, Recent Deals Summary 41
Currency Codes 60
Units 60
Capital Market Ratios 60
Equity Ratios 61
Profitability Ratios 61
Cost Ratios 62
Liquidity Ratios 62
Leverage Ratios 63
Efficiency Ratios 63

List of Figures
Sasol Limited, Performance Chart (2012 - 2016) 34
Sasol Limited, Ratio Charts 36
Sasol Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 37
Sasol Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 38
Sasol Limited, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 39
Sasol Limited, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 40


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