Golar LNG Limited (GOL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Jun, 2015 |    No of Pages: 56 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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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.

Highlights

Golar 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 Developments

Jun 01, 2015: KONGSBERG Secures Its Position In The LNG Market With Electrical And Automation Contract For Golar Hilli FLNG
May 27, 2015: Golar LNG: Interim Results For The Period Ended 31 March 2015
May 20, 2015: Golar LNG Charters Out Six LNG Vessels To Trafigura
May 05, 2015: Ophir Energy Appoints Golar As Midstream Partner For Fortuna FLNG Project In Equatorial Guinea
May 05, 2015: Golar Commences Negotiations For The Company's Third GoFLNG Vessel

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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
Golar LNG Limited - Key Facts 6
Golar LNG Limited - Key Employees 7
Golar LNG Limited - Key Employee Biographies 8
Golar LNG Limited - Major Products and Services 9
Golar LNG Limited - Key Operational Summary 10
Golar LNG Limited - History 11
Golar LNG Limited - Company Statement 16
Golar LNG Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries 19
Head Office 19
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 19
Section 2 – Company Analysis 20
Golar LNG Limited - Business Description 20
Business Description - LNG Trading 20
LNG Trading - Overview 20
Golar LNG Limited - Corporate Strategy 21
Golar LNG Limited - SWOT Analysis 22
SWOT Analysis - Overview 22
Golar LNG Limited - Strengths 22
Strength - Focused LNG Shipping Operations 22
Strength - Strong Customer Relationships 22
Strength - Leading Position in Midstream 22
Golar LNG Limited - Weaknesses 23
Weakness - Increasing Costs 23
Golar LNG Limited - Opportunities 24
Opportunity - Natural Gas Export: US 24
Opportunity - New Agreement with Rosneft Oil Company 24
Opportunity - Fleet Enhancement Initiatives 24
Golar LNG Limited - Threats 25
Threat - Volatility in Charter Rates 25
Threat - Increasing Competition 25
Threat - Stringent Environmental Laws and Regulations 25
Golar LNG Limited - Key Competitors 26
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 28
Performance Chart 30
Financial Performance 30
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 31
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 32
Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 33
Golar LNG Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33
Golar LNG Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34
Golar LNG Limited, Recent Deals Summary 35
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 36
Jun 01, 2015: KONGSBERG Secures Its Position In The LNG Market With Electrical And Automation Contract For Golar Hilli FLNG 36
May 27, 2015: Golar LNG: Interim Results For The Period Ended 31 March 2015 37
May 20, 2015: Golar LNG Charters Out Six LNG Vessels To Trafigura 43
May 05, 2015: Ophir Energy Appoints Golar As Midstream Partner For Fortuna FLNG Project In Equatorial Guinea 44
May 05, 2015: Golar Commences Negotiations For The Company's Third GoFLNG Vessel 45
May 05, 2015: GE Technology And Services To Support Conversion Of Golar LNG Floating Liquefaction Vessel 46
Apr 08, 2015: Wartsila To Provide Predictive Maintenance And Optimal Performance For Golar LNG’s Carrier Fleet 47
Mar 19, 2015: Rolls-Royce To Deliver Gas Engines For Onboard Power Generation 48
Mar 05, 2015: Golar LNG And Rosneft Oil Company Sign A Memorandum Of Understanding For Cooperation In The Area Of FLNG 49
Mar 05, 2015: Rosneft And Golar LNG Expand Cooperation In Area Of LNG 50
Section 6 – Appendix 51
Methodology 51
Ratio Definitions 51
About GlobalData 55
Contact Us 55
Disclaimer 55

List of Tables

Golar LNG Limited, Key Facts 6
Golar LNG Limited, Key Employees 7
Golar LNG Limited, Key Employee Biographies 8
Golar LNG Limited, Major Products and Services 9
Golar LNG Limited, Key Operational Summary, 2011 10
Golar LNG Limited, History 11
Golar LNG Limited, Subsidiaries 19
Golar LNG Limited, Key Competitors 26
Golar LNG Limited, Ratios based on current share price 27
Golar LNG Limited, Annual Ratios 28
Golar LNG Limited, Interim Ratios 31
Golar LNG Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33
Golar LNG Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34
Golar LNG Limited, Recent Deals Summary 35
Currency Codes 51
Units 51
Capital Market Ratios 51
Equity Ratios 52
Profitability Ratios 52
Cost Ratios 53
Liquidity Ratios 53
Leverage Ratios 54
Efficiency Ratios 54

List of Figures

Golar LNG Limited, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 30
Golar LNG Limited, Ratio Charts 32
Golar LNG Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 33
Golar LNG Limited, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 34


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