Afren plc (AFR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Jun, 2015 |    No of Pages: 66 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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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.

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- 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.


Afren 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 Developments

Jun 12, 2015: Afren: Resignation Of Executive Director And Appointment Of Chief Operating Officer
May 29, 2015: Afren: Interim Management Statement On May 29, 2015
May 18, 2015: Afren: Resignation Of Non-Executive Directors
Apr 30, 2015: Afren: Completion Of Interim Funding, Appointment Of New CEO And Update On Reserves
Apr 30, 2015: Afren: Annual Financial Report

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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
Afren plc - Key Facts 6
Afren plc - Key Employees 7
Afren plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
Afren plc - Major Products and Services 9
Afren plc - Key Operational Summary 10
Afren plc - History 11
Afren plc - Company Statement 14
Afren plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Affiliate 16
Joint Venture 16
Section 2 – Company Analysis 17
Afren plc - Business Description 17
Afren plc - Corporate Strategy 18
Afren plc - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Afren plc - Strengths 19
Strength - Broad Portfolio of Assets 19
Strength - Strong Foothold: Nigeria 19
Strength - Presence across E&P Value Chain 19
Afren plc - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Declining Operational Performance 20
Afren plc - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Global Potential for Undeveloped Discoveries 21
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 21
Opportunity - Financial Restructuring 21
Afren plc - Threats 22
Threat - Intense Competition 22
Threat - Declining Oil Prices 22
Threat - Exploration, Production & Development Risks 22
Afren plc - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 27
Financial Performance 27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29
Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 30
Afren plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Afren plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Afren plc, Recent Deals Summary 32
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 33
May 18, 2015: Afren: Resignation Of Non-Executive Directors 33
Apr 30, 2015: Afren: Annual Financial Report 34
Apr 30, 2015: Afren Announces Full Year Results 2015 46
Apr 07, 2015: Afren To Appoint Alan Linn As New CEO 49
Mar 13, 2015: Afren: Trading Statement And Operations Update 50
Mar 02, 2015: Afren: Further Update On The Review Of Afren's Capital Structure 54
Feb 09, 2015: Taipan Commences Arbitration Against EAX/Afren 55
Jan 30, 2015: Afren: Further Update On The Review Of Afren's Capital Structure 56
Jan 27, 2015: Afren: Review Of Capital Structure 57
Jan 12, 2015: Afren: Update On Barda Rash, Kurdistan Region Of Iraq 58
Section 6 – Appendix 59
Methodology 59
Ratio Definitions 59
About GlobalData 63
Contact Us 63
Disclaimer 63

List of Tables

Afren plc, Key Facts 6
Afren plc, Key Employees 7
Afren plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
Afren plc, Major Products and Services 9
Afren plc, Key Operational Summary, 2011 10
Afren plc, History 11
Afren plc, Other Locations 15
Afren plc, Subsidiaries 15
Afren plc, Affiliate 16
Afren plc, Joint Venture 16
Afren plc, Key Competitors 23
Afren plc, Ratios based on current share price 24
Afren plc, Annual Ratios 25
Afren plc, Interim Ratios 28
Afren plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Afren plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Afren plc, Recent Deals Summary 32
Currency Codes 59
Units 59
Capital Market Ratios 59
Equity Ratios 60
Profitability Ratios 60
Cost Ratios 61
Liquidity Ratios 61
Leverage Ratios 62
Efficiency Ratios 62

List of Figures

Afren plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 27
Afren plc, Ratio Charts 29
Afren plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Afren plc, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31

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