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Golar LNG Limited (GOL) - 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.HighlightsGolar LNG Limited (Golar LNG) is a midstream LNG company. It primarily conducts the transportation, regasification and liquefaction and trading of LNG. The company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, carries out acquisition, ownership, operation and chartering of LNG carriers and floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) and the development of LNG projects. The company classifies its business into three reportable segments, namely, vessel operations, FLNG operations and LNG trading. Its vessels operate in Brazil, Indonesia and the UAE. Golar LNG is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.Golar LNG Limited Key Recent DevelopmentsJun 01, 2015: KONGSBERG Secures Its Position In The LNG Market With Electrical And Automation Contract For Golar Hilli FLNGMay 27, 2015: Golar LNG: Interim Results For The Period Ended 31 March 2015May 20, 2015: Golar LNG Charters Out Six LNG Vessels To TrafiguraMay 05, 2015: Ophir Energy Appoints Golar As Midstream Partner For Fortuna FLNG Project In Equatorial GuineaMay 05, 2015: Golar Commences Negotiations For The Company's Third GoFLNG VesselKey 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 5Golar LNG Limited - Key Facts 6Golar LNG Limited - Key Employees 7Golar LNG Limited - Key Employee Biographies 8Golar LNG Limited - Major Products and Services 9Golar LNG Limited - Key Operational Summary 10Golar LNG Limited - History 11Golar LNG Limited - Company Statement 16Golar LNG Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries 19Head Office 19Other Locations & Subsidiaries 19Section 2 – Company Analysis 20Golar LNG Limited - Business Description 20Business Description - LNG Trading 20LNG Trading - Overview 20Golar LNG Limited - Corporate Strategy 21Golar LNG Limited - SWOT Analysis 22SWOT Analysis - Overview 22Golar LNG Limited - Strengths 22Strength - Focused LNG Shipping Operations 22Strength - Strong Customer Relationships 22Strength - Leading Position in Midstream 22Golar LNG Limited - Weaknesses 23Weakness - Increasing Costs 23Golar LNG Limited - Opportunities 24Opportunity - Natural Gas Export: US 24Opportunity - New Agreement with Rosneft Oil Company 24Opportunity - Fleet Enhancement Initiatives 24Golar LNG Limited - Threats 25Threat - Volatility in Charter Rates 25Threat - Increasing Competition 25Threat - Stringent Environmental Laws and Regulations 25Golar LNG Limited - Key Competitors 26Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 27Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 27Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 28Performance Chart 30Financial Performance 30Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 31Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 32Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 33Golar LNG Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33Golar LNG Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34Golar LNG Limited, Recent Deals Summary 35Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 36Jun 01, 2015: KONGSBERG Secures Its Position In The LNG Market With Electrical And Automation Contract For Golar Hilli FLNG 36May 27, 2015: Golar LNG: Interim Results For The Period Ended 31 March 2015 37May 20, 2015: Golar LNG Charters Out Six LNG Vessels To Trafigura 43May 05, 2015: Ophir Energy Appoints Golar As Midstream Partner For Fortuna FLNG Project In Equatorial Guinea 44May 05, 2015: Golar Commences Negotiations For The Company's Third GoFLNG Vessel 45May 05, 2015: GE Technology And Services To Support Conversion Of Golar LNG Floating Liquefaction Vessel 46Apr 08, 2015: Wartsila To Provide Predictive Maintenance And Optimal Performance For Golar LNG’s Carrier Fleet 47Mar 19, 2015: Rolls-Royce To Deliver Gas Engines For Onboard Power Generation 48Mar 05, 2015: Golar LNG And Rosneft Oil Company Sign A Memorandum Of Understanding For Cooperation In The Area Of FLNG 49Mar 05, 2015: Rosneft And Golar LNG Expand Cooperation In Area Of LNG 50Section 6 – Appendix 51Methodology 51Ratio Definitions 51About GlobalData 55Contact Us 55Disclaimer 55List of TablesGolar LNG Limited, Key Facts 6Golar LNG Limited, Key Employees 7Golar LNG Limited, Key Employee Biographies 8Golar LNG Limited, Major Products and Services 9Golar LNG Limited, Key Operational Summary, 2011 10Golar LNG Limited, History 11Golar LNG Limited, Subsidiaries 19Golar LNG Limited, Key Competitors 26Golar LNG Limited, Ratios based on current share price 27Golar LNG Limited, Annual Ratios 28Golar LNG Limited, Interim Ratios 31Golar LNG Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33Golar LNG Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34Golar LNG Limited, Recent Deals Summary 35Currency Codes 51Units 51Capital Market Ratios 51Equity Ratios 52Profitability Ratios 52Cost Ratios 53Liquidity Ratios 53Leverage Ratios 54Efficiency Ratios 54List of FiguresGolar LNG Limited, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 30Golar LNG Limited, Ratio Charts 32Golar LNG Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33Golar LNG Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34