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Low & Bonar PLC (LWB) - 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.HighlightsLow & Bonar PLC (Low & Bonar) is a manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of products to the performance materials industry. The company's product line includes woven and non-woven geotextiles, speciality geosynthetics, construction fibres, primary backing for carpet tiles and broadloom carpets, horticulture screens and groundcovers and roofing components for commercial and residential property. It offers these products to the various markets including civil engineering, building products, flooring, Sport and Leisure, Transport, industrial and others. Low & Bonar operates manufacturing facilities namely, in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, the US, China and UAE countries among others. Low & Bonar is headquartered in London, the UK.Key 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 6Low & Bonar PLC - Key Facts 6Low & Bonar PLC - Key Employees 7Low & Bonar PLC - Key Employee Biographies 8Low & Bonar PLC - Major Products and Services 9Low & Bonar PLC - History 10Low & Bonar PLC - Company Statement 12Low & Bonar PLC - Locations And Subsidiaries 13Head Office 13Other Locations & Subsidiaries 13Section 2 – Company Analysis 15Low & Bonar PLC - Business Description 15Low & Bonar PLC - Corporate Strategy 16Low & Bonar PLC - SWOT Analysis 17SWOT Analysis - Overview 17Low & Bonar PLC - Strengths 17Strength - Geographic Diversity 17Strength - Diverse Industrial Applications 17Strength - Improved Financial Performance 17Low & Bonar PLC - Weaknesses 18Weakness - Declined JV Revenues 18Low & Bonar PLC - Opportunities 19Opportunity - Strategic Investments 19Opportunity - Acquisition of BETY 19Opportunity - Infrastructure Spending Worldwide 19Low & Bonar PLC - Threats 20Threat - Foreign Exchange Risk 20Threat - Intense Competition 20Threat - Slow Economic Recovery in Europe and the US 20Low & Bonar PLC - Key Competitors 21Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 22Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 22Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 23Performance Chart 25Financial Performance 25Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 26Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 27Low & Bonar PLC, Recent Deals Summary 28Section 4 – Appendix 29Methodology 29Ratio Definitions 29About GlobalData 33Contact Us 33Disclaimer 33List of TablesLow & Bonar PLC, Key Facts 6Low & Bonar PLC, Key Employees 7Low & Bonar PLC, Key Employee Biographies 8Low & Bonar PLC, Major Products and Services 9Low & Bonar PLC, History 10Low & Bonar PLC, Subsidiaries 13Low & Bonar PLC, Key Competitors 21Low & Bonar PLC, Ratios based on current share price 22Low & Bonar PLC, Annual Ratios 23Low & Bonar PLC, Interim Ratios 26Low & Bonar PLC, Recent Deals Summary 28Currency Codes 29Capital Market Ratios 29Equity Ratios 30Profitability Ratios 30Cost Ratios 31Liquidity Ratios 31Leverage Ratios 32Efficiency Ratios 32List of FiguresLow & Bonar PLC, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 25Low & Bonar PLC, Ratio Charts 27