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Noble Corporation plc (NE) - 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.HighlightsNoble Corporation plc (Noble) is an offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. It provides comprehensive services such as contract drilling, designing of drilling products and technical solutions to the oil and gas industry. The company, along with its subsidiaries, provides contract drilling services with a fleet of offshore drilling units including ultra-deepwater drillship, semisubmersibles and high-specification jackups. The company has operations in the US Gulf Coast, Brazil, Middle East and Far East, Europe, and Africa. It offers contract drilling services to international, national and independent oil companies across the world. Noble is headquartered in London, the UK.Noble Corporation plc Key Recent DevelopmentsMar 12, 2015: Noble Provides Fleet Contract Status Update: March 12, 2015Feb 04, 2015: Noble Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results, Announces Retirement Of Three RigsJan 15, 2015: Noble Provides Fleet Contract Status Update: Jan 15, 2015Dec 17, 2013: Noble Provides Fleet Contract Status UpdateDec 17, 2013: Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status UpdateKey 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 6Noble Corporation plc - Key Facts 6Noble Corporation plc - Key Employees 7Noble Corporation plc - Key Employee Biographies 8Noble Corporation plc - Major Products and Services 9Noble Corporation plc - History 10Noble Corporation plc - Company Statement 14Noble Corporation plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 16Head Office 16Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16Section 2 – Company Analysis 18Noble Corporation plc - Business Description 18Business Description - Contract Drilling Services 18Contract Drilling Services - Overview 18Contract Drilling Services - Financials 18Contract Drilling Services - Capital Expenditure 18Noble Corporation plc - Corporate Strategy 19Noble Corporation plc - SWOT Analysis 20SWOT Analysis - Overview 20Noble Corporation plc - Strengths 20Strength - Substantial Presence in Major Oil & Gas Plays 20Strength - International Client Base 20Strength - Robust Fleet Base 20Noble Corporation plc - Weaknesses 21Weakness - Increasing Costs 21Weakness - Declining Working Capital 21Noble Corporation plc - Opportunities 22Opportunity - Business Reorganization 22Opportunity - Long Term Investment Forecast 22Opportunity - Growth Potential of Offshore and Marine Industry in China 22Noble Corporation plc - Threats 23Threat - Declining Oil Prices 23Threat - Delays and Cost Overruns 23Threat - Stringent Regulations 23Noble Corporation plc - Key Competitors 24Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 25Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26Performance Chart 28Financial Performance 28Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 31Noble Corporation plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31Noble Corporation plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32Noble Corporation plc, Recent Deals Summary 33Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 34Mar 12, 2015: Noble Provides Fleet Contract Status Update: March 12, 2015 34Feb 04, 2015: Noble Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results, Announces Retirement Of Three Rigs 35Jan 15, 2015: Noble Provides Fleet Contract Status Update: Jan 15, 2015 37Dec 18, 2014: Noble Provides Fleet Contract Status Update: Dec 18, 2014 38Dec 08, 2014: Noble Enters Into Settlement With DOJ 39Dec 08, 2014: Noble Enters Into Settlement With DOJ 40Oct 29, 2014: Noble Director Ashley Almanza To Step Down From Board 41Oct 29, 2014: Noble Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results 42Oct 29, 2014: Noble Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results 44Oct 28, 2014: Noble To Pursue Development Of MLP 46Section 6 – Appendix 47Methodology 47Ratio Definitions 47About GlobalData 51Contact Us 51Disclaimer 51List of TablesNoble Corporation plc, Key Facts 6Noble Corporation plc, Key Employees 7Noble Corporation plc, Key Employee Biographies 8Noble Corporation plc, Major Products and Services 9Noble Corporation plc, History 10Noble Corporation plc, Subsidiaries 16Noble Corporation plc, Key Competitors 24Noble Corporation plc, Ratios based on current share price 25Noble Corporation plc, Annual Ratios 26Noble Corporation plc, Interim Ratios 29Noble Corporation plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31Noble Corporation plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32Noble Corporation plc, Recent Deals Summary 33Currency Codes 47Units 47Capital Market Ratios 47Equity Ratios 48Profitability Ratios 48Cost Ratios 49Liquidity Ratios 49Leverage Ratios 50Efficiency Ratios 50List of FiguresNoble Corporation plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28Noble Corporation plc, Ratio Charts 30Noble Corporation plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31Noble Corporation plc, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32