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Canadian Oil Sands Limited (COS) - 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.HighlightsCanadian Oil Sands Limited (COS) is an oil & gas investment company.The company has 36.74% working interest in the Syncrude Joint Venture (Syncrude), a producer of high quality, low sulphur, light, synthetic crude oil (SCO). Syncrude is involved in the mining and upgrading of bitumen from oil sands near Fort McMurray in northern Alberta. The project is comprised of open-pit oil sands mines, utilities plants, bitumen extraction plants and an upgrading complex that processes bitumen into SCO. Syncrude’s leases are located in the Athabasca oil sands deposit. Syncrude is jointly controlled by seven owners including COS, Imperial Oil, Suncor, Sinopec, Nexen, Murphy, Mocal. COS is headquartered in Alberta, Canada.Canadian Oil Sands Limited Key Recent DevelopmentsJan 29, 2015: Canadian Oil Sands Announces Fourth Quarter Results, $0.05 Per Share Dividend And Cost Reductions At SyncrudeDec 09, 2013: Canadian Oil Sands' 2014 Budget: Major Capital Projects Nearing CompletionDec 09, 2013: Canadian Oil Sands' Board Announces Selection of Successor President and CEONov 28, 2013: Canadian Oil Sands to Announce 2014 BudgetOct 30, 2013: Canadian Oil Sands Announces Third Quarter Financial Results and a $0.35 Per Share DividendKey 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 6Canadian Oil Sands Limited - Key Facts 6Canadian Oil Sands Limited - Key Employees 7Canadian Oil Sands Limited - Key Employee Biographies 8Canadian Oil Sands Limited - Major Products and Services 9Canadian Oil Sands Limited - Key Operational Summary 10Canadian Oil Sands Limited - History 11Canadian Oil Sands Limited - Company Statement 12Canadian Oil Sands Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries 13Head Office 13Other Locations & Subsidiaries 13Section 2 – Company Analysis 14Canadian Oil Sands Limited - Business Description 14Canadian Oil Sands Limited - SWOT Analysis 15SWOT Analysis - Overview 15Canadian Oil Sands Limited - Strengths 15Strength - Focused Research and Development 15Strength - Joint Ventures and Partnerships 15Strength - Ownership Structure: Syncrude Project 15Canadian Oil Sands Limited - Weaknesses 16Weakness - Declining Profitability 16Weakness - Working Capital Deficit 16Canadian Oil Sands Limited - Opportunities 17Opportunity - Business Expansion 17Opportunity - Potential Oil Sands: Canada 17Opportunity - Opportunities in Unconventional Energy Sources 17Opportunity - Exploration and Development Potential in Canada 17Canadian Oil Sands Limited - Threats 18Threat - Environmental Concerns about Oil Sands 18Threat - Exploration Production & Development Risks 18Threat - Declining Oil Prices 18Canadian Oil Sands Limited - Key Competitors 19Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 20Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 20Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 21Performance Chart 23Financial Performance 23Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 25Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 26Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 26Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 27Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Recent Deals Summary 28Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 29Jan 29, 2015: Canadian Oil Sands Announces Fourth Quarter Results, $0.05 Per Share Dividend And Cost Reductions At Syncrude 29Dec 15, 2014: Canadian Oil Sands Provides Update To 2014 Production Outlook 32Dec 03, 2014: Canadian Oil Sands Announces 2015 Budget 33Oct 30, 2014: Canadian Oil Sands Announces Third Quarter Results 34Jul 31, 2014: Canadian Oil Sands Announces Second Quarter Results and a $0.35 Per Share Dividend 35May 01, 2014: Canadian Oil Sands Announces First Quarter Results 37Apr 24, 2014: Canadian Oil Sands Reports Syncrude Coker Outage 38Mar 07, 2014: Syncrude Appoints Chief Executive Officer 39Jan 30, 2014: Canadian Oil Sands Announces 2013 Financial Results and a $0.35 per Share Dividend 40Section 6 – Appendix 41Methodology 41Ratio Definitions 41About GlobalData 45Contact Us 45Disclaimer 45List of TablesCanadian Oil Sands Limited, Key Facts 6Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Key Employees 7Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Key Employee Biographies 8Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Major Products and Services 9Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Key Operational Summary, 2011 10Canadian Oil Sands Limited, History 11Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Subsidiaries 13Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Key Competitors 19Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Ratios based on current share price 20Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Annual Ratios 21Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Interim Ratios 24Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 26Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 27Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Recent Deals Summary 28Currency Codes 41Units 41Capital Market Ratios 41Equity Ratios 42Profitability Ratios 42Cost Ratios 43Liquidity Ratios 43Leverage Ratios 44Efficiency Ratios 44List of FiguresCanadian Oil Sands Limited, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 23Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Ratio Charts 25Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 26Canadian Oil Sands Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 27