British American Tobacco plc (BATS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Jul, 2016 |    No of Pages: 38 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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British American Tobacco plc (BATS) - 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

British American Tobacco plc (BAT) carries out the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco related products. The company also offers an array of nicotine containing products. The product portfolio consists of cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, fine cut (roll-your-own) tobacco, snus, E-Cigarettes and tobacco heating products. BAT markets these products under various brands, namely, Pall Mall, Vogue, Viceroy, Benson & Hedges, Kool, Kent, Rothmans, Peter Stuyvesant, and Lucky Strike. The company operates through an extensive global network of manufacturing facilities, distributors, and retailers. Geographically, it has presence in major markets of Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and North and South America. BAT is headquartered in London, the UK.

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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
British American Tobacco plc - Key Facts 6
British American Tobacco plc - Key Employees 7
British American Tobacco plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
British American Tobacco plc - Major Products and Services 9
British American Tobacco plc - History 10
British American Tobacco plc - Company Statement 14
British American Tobacco plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16
Joint Venture 19
Section 2 Company Analysis 20
British American Tobacco plc - Business Description 20
British American Tobacco plc - Corporate Strategy 21
British American Tobacco plc - SWOT Analysis 22
SWOT Analysis - Overview 22
British American Tobacco plc - Strengths 22
Strength - Strong Operational Performance 22
Strength - Leading Brands 22
Strength - Diversified Operation 22
British American Tobacco plc - Weaknesses 23
Weakness - Operational Issues 23
British American Tobacco plc - Opportunities 24
Opportunity - Inorganic Growth 24
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Tobacco Industry 24
Opportunity - Positive Outlook: e-Cigarettes Market 24
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 24
British American Tobacco plc - Threats 25
Threat - Intense Competition 25
Threat - Stringent Regulations 25
Threat - Increasing Sales of Counterfeit Products 25
British American Tobacco plc - 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
British American Tobacco plc, Recent Deals Summary 33
Section 4 Appendix 34
Methodology 34
Ratio Definitions 34
About GlobalData 38
Contact Us 38
Disclaimer 38

List of Tables
British American Tobacco plc, Key Facts 6
British American Tobacco plc, Key Employees 7
British American Tobacco plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
British American Tobacco plc, Major Products and Services 9
British American Tobacco plc, History 10
British American Tobacco plc, Other Locations 16
British American Tobacco plc, Subsidiaries 17
British American Tobacco plc, Joint Venture 19
British American Tobacco plc, Key Competitors 26
British American Tobacco plc, Ratios based on current share price 27
British American Tobacco plc, Annual Ratios 28
British American Tobacco plc, Interim Ratios 31
British American Tobacco plc, Recent Deals Summary 33
Currency Codes 34
Capital Market Ratios 34
Equity Ratios 35
Profitability Ratios 35
Cost Ratios 36
Liquidity Ratios 36
Leverage Ratios 37
Efficiency Ratios 37

List of Figures
British American Tobacco plc, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 30
British American Tobacco plc, Ratio Charts 32


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