Low & Bonar PLC (LWB) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 33 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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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.


Low & 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.

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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
Low & Bonar PLC - Key Facts 6
Low & Bonar PLC - Key Employees 7
Low & Bonar PLC - Key Employee Biographies 8
Low & Bonar PLC - Major Products and Services 9
Low & Bonar PLC - History 10
Low & Bonar PLC - Company Statement 12
Low & Bonar PLC - Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 13
Section 2 – Company Analysis 15
Low & Bonar PLC - Business Description 15
Low & Bonar PLC - Corporate Strategy 16
Low & Bonar PLC - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
Low & Bonar PLC - Strengths 17
Strength - Geographic Diversity 17
Strength - Diverse Industrial Applications 17
Strength - Improved Financial Performance 17
Low & Bonar PLC - Weaknesses 18
Weakness - Declined JV Revenues 18
Low & Bonar PLC - Opportunities 19
Opportunity - Strategic Investments 19
Opportunity - Acquisition of BETY 19
Opportunity - Infrastructure Spending Worldwide 19
Low & Bonar PLC - Threats 20
Threat - Foreign Exchange Risk 20
Threat - Intense Competition 20
Threat - Slow Economic Recovery in Europe and the US 20
Low & Bonar PLC - Key Competitors 21
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 23
Performance Chart 25
Financial Performance 25
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 27
Low & Bonar PLC, Recent Deals Summary 28
Section 4 – Appendix 29
Methodology 29
Ratio Definitions 29
About GlobalData 33
Contact Us 33
Disclaimer 33

List of Tables

Low & Bonar PLC, Key Facts 6
Low & Bonar PLC, Key Employees 7
Low & Bonar PLC, Key Employee Biographies 8
Low & Bonar PLC, Major Products and Services 9
Low & Bonar PLC, History 10
Low & Bonar PLC, Subsidiaries 13
Low & Bonar PLC, Key Competitors 21
Low & Bonar PLC, Ratios based on current share price 22
Low & Bonar PLC, Annual Ratios 23
Low & Bonar PLC, Interim Ratios 26
Low & Bonar PLC, Recent Deals Summary 28
Currency Codes 29
Capital Market Ratios 29
Equity Ratios 30
Profitability Ratios 30
Cost Ratios 31
Liquidity Ratios 31
Leverage Ratios 32
Efficiency Ratios 32

List of Figures

Low & Bonar PLC, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 25
Low & Bonar PLC, Ratio Charts 27

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