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AB Volvo (VOLVB) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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AB Volvo (Volvo) is a leading supplier of commercial transport solutions, which include buses, construction equipment, trucks, and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The company also offers aircraft engine components. Additionally, it offers financial services to its customers. The company classifies its operations into six reportable segments, namely, Trucks, Buses, Construction Equipment, Volvo Penta, Volvo Aero and Customer Finance. The company’s business units include Volvo 3P, Volvo Power train, Volvo Parts, Volvo Technology, Volvo Logistics, Volvo IT and Others.

AB Volvo Key Recent Developments

Nov 04, 2011: South Coast AQMD Approves $1.56m For Hybrid-electric Port Truck DemonstrationnGDAUT26961FSA

This comprehensive SWOT profile of AB Volvo 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.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

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.

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- 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.

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- 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.

Table of Contents  
Table of Contents  2
List of Tables  3
List of Figures  3
Section 1 - About the Company  4
AB Volvo - Key Facts  4
AB Volvo - Key Employees  5
AB Volvo - Key Employee Biographies  7
AB Volvo - Major Products and Services  8
AB Volvo - History  10
AB Volvo - Company Statement  16
AB Volvo - Locations And Subsidiaries  18
Head Office  18
Other Locations & Subsidiaries  18
Section 2 – Company Analysis  20
AB Volvo - Business Description  20
AB Volvo - Corporate Strategy  22
AB Volvo - SWOT Analysis  23
SWOT Analysis - Overview  23
AB Volvo - Strengths  23
Strength - Brand Recognition  23
Strength - Broad Product Portfolio  23
Strength - Geographical Diversification  23
AB Volvo - Weaknesses  24
Weakness - Unfavorable Court Ruling  24
Weakness - Product Recalls  24
AB Volvo - Opportunities  24
Opportunity - Strategic Partnerships  24
Opportunity - Launch of New Products  24
Opportunity - Growth Prospects: Emerging Markets  24
AB Volvo - Threats  25
Threat - Competitive Landscape  25
Threat - Production Interruptions  25
Threat - Automotive Emissions Control  25
AB Volvo - Key Competitors  26
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios  27
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios  27
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios  27
Performance Chart  29
Financial Performance  29
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios  30
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts  31
AB Volvo, Recent Deals Summary  32
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments  33
AB Volvo, Recent Developments  33
Nov 04, 2011: South Coast AQMD Approves $1.56m For Hybrid-electric Port Truck Demonstration  33
Section 5 – Appendix  34
Methodology  34
Ratio Definitions  34
About GlobalData  38
Contact Us  38
Disclaimer  38

List of Tables  
AB Volvo, Key Facts  4
AB Volvo, Key Employees  5
AB Volvo, Key Employee Biographies  7
AB Volvo, Major Products and Services  8
AB Volvo, History  10
AB Volvo, Subsidiaries  18
AB Volvo, Key Competitors  26
AB Volvo, Ratios based on current share price  27
AB Volvo, Annual Ratios  27
AB Volvo, Interim Ratios  30
AB Volvo, Recent Deals Summary  32
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  
AB Volvo, Performance Chart (2007 - 2011)  29
AB Volvo, Ratio Charts  31

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