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Afren plc (AFR) - 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.HighlightsAfren plc (Afren) is an independent upstream energy company. It carries out exploration, appraisal, development and production of oil and natural gas from its properties. The company has a portfolio of 25 assets in 12 countries, including producing assets in offshore Nigeria and in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. It also holds exploration interests in Congo Brazzaville, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Kurdistan region of Iraq, Seychelles, Madagascar, Tanzania and South Africa. The company is headquartered in London, the UK.
The company focuses on expanding its asset portfolio through means of acquisitions and joint ventures. In line with its approach, it signed an agreement to acquire a 22% stake in First Hydrocarbon Nigeria Company Limited (FHN) that it does not currently own from CSL Trustees Limited (CSL), an affiliate of Earl-Act Global Investments Limited (EAG).Afren plc Key Recent DevelopmentsJun 12, 2015: Afren: Resignation Of Executive Director And Appointment Of Chief Operating OfficerMay 29, 2015: Afren: Interim Management Statement On May 29, 2015May 18, 2015: Afren: Resignation Of Non-Executive DirectorsApr 30, 2015: Afren: Completion Of Interim Funding, Appointment Of New CEO And Update On ReservesApr 30, 2015: Afren: Annual Financial ReportKey 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 6Afren plc - Key Facts 6Afren plc - Key Employees 7Afren plc - Key Employee Biographies 8Afren plc - Major Products and Services 9Afren plc - Key Operational Summary 10Afren plc - History 11Afren plc - Company Statement 14Afren plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 15Head Office 15Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15Affiliate 16Joint Venture 16Section 2 – Company Analysis 17Afren plc - Business Description 17Afren plc - Corporate Strategy 18Afren plc - SWOT Analysis 19SWOT Analysis - Overview 19Afren plc - Strengths 19Strength - Broad Portfolio of Assets 19Strength - Strong Foothold: Nigeria 19Strength - Presence across E&P Value Chain 19Afren plc - Weaknesses 20Weakness - Declining Operational Performance 20Afren plc - Opportunities 21Opportunity - Global Potential for Undeveloped Discoveries 21Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 21Opportunity - Financial Restructuring 21Afren plc - Threats 22Threat - Intense Competition 22Threat - Declining Oil Prices 22Threat - Exploration, Production & Development Risks 22Afren plc - Key Competitors 23Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25Performance Chart 27Financial Performance 27Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 30Afren plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30Afren plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31Afren plc, Recent Deals Summary 32Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 33May 18, 2015: Afren: Resignation Of Non-Executive Directors 33Apr 30, 2015: Afren: Annual Financial Report 34Apr 30, 2015: Afren Announces Full Year Results 2015 46Apr 07, 2015: Afren To Appoint Alan Linn As New CEO 49Mar 13, 2015: Afren: Trading Statement And Operations Update 50Mar 02, 2015: Afren: Further Update On The Review Of Afren's Capital Structure 54Feb 09, 2015: Taipan Commences Arbitration Against EAX/Afren 55Jan 30, 2015: Afren: Further Update On The Review Of Afren's Capital Structure 56Jan 27, 2015: Afren: Review Of Capital Structure 57Jan 12, 2015: Afren: Update On Barda Rash, Kurdistan Region Of Iraq 58Section 6 – Appendix 59Methodology 59Ratio Definitions 59About GlobalData 63Contact Us 63Disclaimer 63List of TablesAfren plc, Key Facts 6Afren plc, Key Employees 7Afren plc, Key Employee Biographies 8Afren plc, Major Products and Services 9Afren plc, Key Operational Summary, 2011 10Afren plc, History 11Afren plc, Other Locations 15Afren plc, Subsidiaries 15Afren plc, Affiliate 16Afren plc, Joint Venture 16Afren plc, Key Competitors 23Afren plc, Ratios based on current share price 24Afren plc, Annual Ratios 25Afren plc, Interim Ratios 28Afren plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30Afren plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31Afren plc, Recent Deals Summary 32Currency Codes 59Units 59Capital Market Ratios 59Equity Ratios 60Profitability Ratios 60Cost Ratios 61Liquidity Ratios 61Leverage Ratios 62Efficiency Ratios 62List of FiguresAfren plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 27Afren plc, Ratio Charts 29Afren plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30Afren plc, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31