Ascent Resources plc (AST) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Jun, 2015 |    No of Pages: 52 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Ascent Resources plc (AST) - 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.

Highlights

Ascent Resources plc. (Ascent) is an independent upstream exploration and production company. The company explores for, develops and produces oil and natural gas from its project in Slovenia. It is currently operates the Petisovci tight gas project in Slovenia. The Petisovci Tight Gas Project is located close to the Hungarian and Croatian borders and targets the development of tight gas reservoirs in Miocene clastic reservoirs. Ascent holds 75% of working interest in this asset with Geoenergo d.o.o., holding the rest 25%. The company also has back-in rights to acquire substantial interests in its sold assets in Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands. Ascent is headquartered in London, England, the UK.

Ascent Resources plc Key Recent Developments

May 12, 2015: Ascent Resources Announces Final Results For The Year Ended 31 December 2014
Dec 18, 2013: Ascent Resources : Funding Update And Resolution Of Warranty Issues
Oct 31, 2013: Ascent Resources : Signing Of Key Contracts In Slovenia
Sep 02, 2013: Ascent Resources Interim results for the period ended 30 June 2013
Aug 21, 2013: Ascent Resources Change of Registered Office

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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
Ascent Resources plc - Key Facts 6
Ascent Resources plc - Key Employees 7
Ascent Resources plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
Ascent Resources plc - Major Products and Services 9
Ascent Resources plc - Key Operational Summary 10
Ascent Resources plc - History 11
Ascent Resources plc - Company Statement 14
Ascent Resources plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17
Section 2 – Company Analysis 18
Ascent Resources plc - Business Description 18
Ascent Resources plc - Corporate Strategy 19
Ascent Resources plc - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
Ascent Resources plc - Strengths 20
Strength - Strong Partner Support 20
Strength - Petisovci Tight Gas Project 20
Ascent Resources plc - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Negative Profitability Position 21
Weakness - Deficit in Working Capital 21
Ascent Resources plc - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - Divestments 22
Opportunity - Back-in-Rights 22
Opportunity - Global Crude oil and Liquid Fuel Consumption 22
Ascent Resources plc - Threats 23
Threat - Exploration Production & Development Risks 23
Threat - Volatility in Oil & Natural Gas Prices 23
Ascent Resources plc - Key Competitors 24
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29
Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 30
Ascent Resources plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Ascent Resources plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Ascent Resources plc, Recent Deals Summary 32
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 33
May 12, 2015: Ascent Resources Announces Final Results For The Year Ended 31 December 2014 33
Dec 24, 2014: Ascent Resource: IPPC Permit And Rrestructuring Of 2013 & 2014 Convertible Loan Notes 36
Sep 16, 2014: Ascent Resources Interim results For The Period Ended 30 June 2014 37
Aug 20, 2014: Ascent Resources Appointment of Director 42
Jul 15, 2014: Ascent Resources : Change Of Registered Office 43
Apr 10, 2014: Ascent Resources Final Results for the Year ended 31 December 2013 44
Section 6 – Appendix 47
Methodology 47
Ratio Definitions 47
About GlobalData 51
Contact Us 51
Disclaimer 51

List of Tables

Ascent Resources plc, Key Facts 6
Ascent Resources plc, Key Employees 7
Ascent Resources plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
Ascent Resources plc, Major Products and Services 9
Ascent Resources plc, Key Operational Summary, 2011 10
Ascent Resources plc, History 11
Ascent Resources plc, Subsidiaries 17
Ascent Resources plc, Key Competitors 24
Ascent Resources plc, Ratios based on current share price 25
Ascent Resources plc, Annual Ratios 26
Ascent Resources plc, Interim Ratios 28
Ascent Resources plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Ascent Resources plc, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Ascent Resources plc, Recent Deals Summary 32
Currency Codes 47
Units 47
Capital Market Ratios 47
Equity Ratios 48
Profitability Ratios 48
Cost Ratios 49
Liquidity Ratios 49
Leverage Ratios 50
Efficiency Ratios 50

List of Figures

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


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