Ryanair Holdings plc (RY4B) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Oct, 2015 |    No of Pages: 35 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Ryanair Holdings plc (RY4B) - 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.


Ryanair Holdings plc (Ryanair) is an Ireland-based low-cost scheduled passenger airlines. It serves short-haul, point-to-point routes from its 72 bases between Ireland, the UK, Continental Europe and Morocco. The company operates over 1,600 scheduled short-haul flights per day serving approximately 190 airports across Europe, and flying approximately through 1,600 routes. The operating fleet of the company comprises 315 Boeing 737-800 aircraft of 189 seats each. Ryanair also provides various ancillary services and other activities related with its core air passenger service, including non-flight scheduled services, internet-related services, and the in-flight sale of beverages, food, and merchandise. The company has operations in Europe and North Africa. Ryanair is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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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
Ryanair Holdings plc - Key Facts 6
Ryanair Holdings plc - Key Employees 7
Ryanair Holdings plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
Ryanair Holdings plc - Major Products and Services 9
Ryanair Holdings plc - History 10
Ryanair Holdings plc - Company Statement 16
Ryanair Holdings plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17
Section 2 – Company Analysis 18
Ryanair Holdings plc - Business Description 18
Ryanair Holdings plc - Corporate Strategy 19
Ryanair Holdings plc - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
Ryanair Holdings plc - Strengths 20
Strength - Operational Performance 20
Strength - Improved Performance of Scheduled Services 20
Strength - Low-fare Airline Business 20
Ryanair Holdings plc - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Debt Burden 21
Weakness - Declining Cash Reserves 21
Ryanair Holdings plc - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 22
Opportunity - Growth in Global Airline Traffic 22
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for the Global Travel and Tourism Industry 22
Ryanair Holdings plc - Threats 23
Threat - Volatile Fuel Charges 23
Threat - Foreign Currency Fluctuations 23
Threat - Stiff Competition 23
Ryanair Holdings plc - Key Competitors 24
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
Section 4 – Appendix 31
Methodology 31
Ratio Definitions 31
About GlobalData 35
Contact Us 35
Disclaimer 35

List of Tables

Ryanair Holdings plc, Key Facts 6
Ryanair Holdings plc, Key Employees 7
Ryanair Holdings plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
Ryanair Holdings plc, Major Products and Services 9
Ryanair Holdings plc, History 10
Ryanair Holdings plc, Subsidiaries 17
Ryanair Holdings plc, Key Competitors 24
Ryanair Holdings plc, Ratios based on current share price 25
Ryanair Holdings plc, Annual Ratios 26
Ryanair Holdings plc, Interim Ratios 29
Currency Codes 31
Capital Market Ratios 31
Equity Ratios 32
Profitability Ratios 32
Cost Ratios 33
Liquidity Ratios 33
Leverage Ratios 34
Efficiency Ratios 34

List of Figures

Ryanair Holdings plc, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 28
Ryanair Holdings plc, Ratio Charts 30

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