Frontline Ltd. (FRO) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Jun, 2015 |    No of Pages: 57 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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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.

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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.


Frontline 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 Developments

May 29, 2015: FRO - First Quarter 2015 Results
Feb 26, 2015: Frontline: Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results
Nov 27, 2013: FRO - Third Quarter and Nine Months 2013 Results
Nov 25, 2013: FRO - Invitation to Q3 2013 Results Conference Call and Webcast
Nov 07, 2013: FRO - Termination of charter-in contracts of VLCCs

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 5
Frontline Ltd. - Key Facts 6
Frontline Ltd. - Key Employees 7
Frontline Ltd. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Frontline Ltd. - Major Products and Services 9
Frontline Ltd. - Key Operational Summary 10
Frontline Ltd. - History 11
Frontline Ltd. - Company Statement 14
Frontline Ltd. - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17
Section 2 – Company Analysis 18
Frontline Ltd. - Business Description 18
Business Description - Crude Oil Tankers 18
Crude Oil Tankers - Overview 18
Crude Oil Tankers - Market View 18
Frontline Ltd. - Corporate Strategy 19
Frontline Ltd. - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
Frontline Ltd. - Strengths 20
Strength - Fleet Network 20
Strength - Market leading Operation 20
Strength - Diverse Contractual Framework 20
Frontline Ltd. - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Higher Operating Costs 21
Frontline Ltd. - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - New Agreements 22
Opportunity - Expansion of Panama Canal 22
Opportunity - Increasing Oil Related Investments 22
Frontline Ltd. - Threats 23
Threat - Cyclical Nature of Industry 23
Threat - Intense Competition 23
Threat - Stringent Regulations 23
Frontline Ltd. - Key Competitors 24
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 31
Frontline Ltd., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Frontline Ltd., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Frontline Ltd., Recent Deals Summary 33
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 34
May 29, 2015: FRO - First Quarter 2015 Results 34
Feb 26, 2015: Frontline: Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results 37
Nov 25, 2014: FRO - Third Quarter And Nine Months 2014 Results 40
Oct 20, 2014: FRO: Appointment of new CEO 42
Aug 28, 2014: FRO - Second Quarter and Six Months 2014 Results 43
Jul 24, 2014: FRO - Termination of charter-in contracts of VLCCs 46
May 26, 2014: Frontline First Quarter 2014 Results 47
Feb 26, 2014: Frontline: Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results 49
Section 6 – Appendix 52
Methodology 52
Ratio Definitions 52
About GlobalData 56
Contact Us 57
Disclaimer 57

List of Tables

Frontline Ltd., Key Facts 6
Frontline Ltd., Key Employees 7
Frontline Ltd., Key Employee Biographies 8
Frontline Ltd., Major Products and Services 9
Frontline Ltd., Key Operational Summary, 2011 10
Frontline Ltd., History 11
Frontline Ltd., Subsidiaries 17
Frontline Ltd., Key Competitors 24
Frontline Ltd., Ratios based on current share price 25
Frontline Ltd., Annual Ratios 26
Frontline Ltd., Interim Ratios 29
Frontline Ltd., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Frontline Ltd., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Frontline Ltd., Recent Deals Summary 33
Currency Codes 52
Units 52
Capital Market Ratios 52
Equity Ratios 53
Profitability Ratios 53
Cost Ratios 54
Liquidity Ratios 54
Leverage Ratios 55
Efficiency Ratios 55

List of Figures

Frontline Ltd., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28
Frontline Ltd., Ratio Charts 30
Frontline Ltd., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Frontline Ltd., Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32

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