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Frontline Ltd. (FRO) - 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.HighlightsFrontline Ltd. (Frontline) is an international shipping company. It operates tankers of two sizes, namely, very large crude carriers (VLCCs) and Suezmaxes. These tankers provide applications for seaborne transportation of crude oil in the international routes. Its VLCCs transports crude oil from the Middle East Gulf to the Far East, the Caribbean, Northern Europe and the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port. The company’s Suezmax tankers trade in the Atlantic Basin and the Middle East to South East Asia. Frontline also charters, purchases and sales vessels for its clients. Along with its subsidiaries and partnerships, the company has operational presence in the Bahamas, Bermuda, India, the Isle of Man, the Cayman Islands, Liberia, Norway, Singapore and the UK. Frontline is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.Frontline Ltd. Key Recent DevelopmentsMay 29, 2015: FRO - First Quarter 2015 ResultsFeb 26, 2015: Frontline: Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 ResultsNov 27, 2013: FRO - Third Quarter and Nine Months 2013 ResultsNov 25, 2013: FRO - Invitation to Q3 2013 Results Conference Call and WebcastNov 07, 2013: FRO - Termination of charter-in contracts of VLCCsKey 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 5Frontline Ltd. - Key Facts 6Frontline Ltd. - Key Employees 7Frontline Ltd. - Key Employee Biographies 8Frontline Ltd. - Major Products and Services 9Frontline Ltd. - Key Operational Summary 10Frontline Ltd. - History 11Frontline Ltd. - Company Statement 14Frontline Ltd. - Locations And Subsidiaries 17Head Office 17Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17Section 2 – Company Analysis 18Frontline Ltd. - Business Description 18Business Description - Crude Oil Tankers 18Crude Oil Tankers - Overview 18Crude Oil Tankers - Market View 18Frontline Ltd. - Corporate Strategy 19Frontline Ltd. - SWOT Analysis 20SWOT Analysis - Overview 20Frontline Ltd. - Strengths 20Strength - Fleet Network 20Strength - Market leading Operation 20Strength - Diverse Contractual Framework 20Frontline Ltd. - Weaknesses 21Weakness - Higher Operating Costs 21Frontline Ltd. - Opportunities 22Opportunity - New Agreements 22Opportunity - Expansion of Panama Canal 22Opportunity - Increasing Oil Related Investments 22Frontline Ltd. - Threats 23Threat - Cyclical Nature of Industry 23Threat - Intense Competition 23Threat - Stringent Regulations 23Frontline Ltd. - 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 31Frontline Ltd., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31Frontline Ltd., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32Frontline Ltd., Recent Deals Summary 33Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 34May 29, 2015: FRO - First Quarter 2015 Results 34Feb 26, 2015: Frontline: Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results 37Nov 25, 2014: FRO - Third Quarter And Nine Months 2014 Results 40Oct 20, 2014: FRO: Appointment of new CEO 42Aug 28, 2014: FRO - Second Quarter and Six Months 2014 Results 43Jul 24, 2014: FRO - Termination of charter-in contracts of VLCCs 46May 26, 2014: Frontline First Quarter 2014 Results 47Feb 26, 2014: Frontline: Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results 49Section 6 – Appendix 52Methodology 52Ratio Definitions 52About GlobalData 56Contact Us 57Disclaimer 57List of TablesFrontline Ltd., Key Facts 6Frontline Ltd., Key Employees 7Frontline Ltd., Key Employee Biographies 8Frontline Ltd., Major Products and Services 9Frontline Ltd., Key Operational Summary, 2011 10Frontline Ltd., History 11Frontline Ltd., Subsidiaries 17Frontline Ltd., Key Competitors 24Frontline Ltd., Ratios based on current share price 25Frontline Ltd., Annual Ratios 26Frontline Ltd., Interim Ratios 29Frontline Ltd., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31Frontline Ltd., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32Frontline Ltd., Recent Deals Summary 33Currency Codes 52Units 52Capital Market Ratios 52Equity Ratios 53Profitability Ratios 53Cost Ratios 54Liquidity Ratios 54Leverage Ratios 55Efficiency Ratios 55List of FiguresFrontline Ltd., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28Frontline Ltd., Ratio Charts 30Frontline Ltd., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31Frontline Ltd., Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32