Air Liquide S.A. (AI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Date: August 12, 2014
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Air Liquide S.A. (AI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Air Liquide S.A. (AI) - 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

Air Liquide S.A. (Air Liquide) is a provider of industrial and medical gases and related services. The company principally produces air gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen and rare gases. It supplies gases to customers in multiple industries, including steel, food and beverage, electronics and pharmaceuticals. Air Liquide also assists in design, engineering and construction of processing facilities and related infrastructure. The company supplies gas cylinders and equipment for the handling of pure gases and mixtures, and gas generators. It has operations in 80 countries across Asia-Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa and Middle East. Air Liquide is headquartered in Paris, France.

The company's strategy is to focus on the geographic expansion on key growth regions. It is also committed to deliver an efficient and reliable gas supply with leading-edge technologies for chemicals and energy sector. It also intends to invest in research and development for producing solutions for the protection of life and environment.

Air Liquide S.A. Key Recent Developments

Oct 24, 2013: 3rd quarter 2013: Continued activity improvement 2013 objective maintained
Sep 30, 2013: Leading industrial companies agree on an action plan for the construction of a hydrogen refuelling network in Germany
Jul 15, 2013: Hydrogen energy and Fuel Cells sector supported by the European Union
Jun 04, 2013: Air Liquide Signs Contracts For Zimmer Technology Based PA6 Plants In China
May 24, 2013: Air Liquide Wins Contract From Fujian Shenyuan For Coal Gasification In China

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Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
SECTION 1 - ABOUT THE COMPANY

Air Liquide S.A. - Key Facts
Air Liquide S.A. - Key Employees
Air Liquide S.A. - Key Employee Biographies
Air Liquide S.A. - Major Products and Services
Air Liquide S.A. - History
Air Liquide S.A. - Company Statement
Air Liquide S.A. - Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries
Air Liquide S.A. - Key Manufacturing Facilities

SECTION 2 – COMPANY ANALYSIS

Air Liquide S.A. - Business Description
Business Description - Engineering and Technology
Engineering and Technology - Overview
Engineering and Technology - Financials
Engineering and Technology - Technology
Business Description - Gas and Services
Gas and Services - Overview
Gas and Services - Financials
Gas and Services - Market View
Gas and Services - Technology
Business Description - Other Activities
Other Activities - Overview
Other Activities - Financials
Other Activities - Technology
Air Liquide S.A. - Corporate Strategy
Air Liquide S.A. - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
Air Liquide S.A. - Strengths
Strength - Diversified Operations
Strength - Wide Global Presence
Strength - Strong R&D Capabilities
Strength - Presence in Respiratory Care
Air Liquide S.A. - Weaknesses
Weakness - Legal Proceedings
Weakness - Ineffective Patent Systems
Air Liquide S.A. - Opportunities
Opportunity - Growth in the Home Healthcare Equipment Market
Opportunity - Market Potential: Sleep Apnea
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions
Opportunity - Growing COPD Market
Air Liquide S.A. - Threats
Threat - Environmental Regulations
Threat - Competition
Threat - Raw Material Price Risks
Air Liquide S.A. - Key Competitors

SECTION 3 – COMPANY FINANCIAL RATIOS

Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Performance Chart
Financial Performance
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts

SECTION 4 – COMPANY’S LIFESCIENCES, POWER FINANCIAL DEALS AND ALLIANCES

Air Liquide S.A., Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Medical Equipment, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Power, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Power, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Recent Deals Summary

SECTION 5 – COMPANY’S RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Oct 24, 2013: 3rd quarter 2013: Continued activity improvement 2013 objective maintained
Sep 30, 2013: Leading industrial companies agree on an action plan for the construction of a hydrogen refuelling network in Germany
Jul 15, 2013: Hydrogen energy and Fuel Cells sector supported by the European Union
Jun 04, 2013: Air Liquide Signs Contracts For Zimmer Technology Based PA6 Plants In China
May 24, 2013: Air Liquide Wins Contract From Fujian Shenyuan For Coal Gasification In China
May 23, 2013: Air Liquide And CNRS Renew Cooperation And Research Agreement
Apr 24, 2013: Air Liquide Reports Revenue Of €3.7 Billion In Q1 2013
Apr 19, 2013: Air Liquide Signs Partnership Agreement With CEA To Develop Second Generation Biofuel Production In France
Mar 07, 2013: Air Liquide Achieves New Milestone In Second Generation Biofuels
Feb 14, 2013: Air Liquide Reports Revenue Of €15.3 Billion In 2012

SECTION 6 – APPENDIX

Methodology
Ratio Definitions
About GlobalData
Contact Us
Disclaimer

LIST OF TABLES

Air Liquide S.A., Key Facts
Air Liquide S.A., Key Employees
Air Liquide S.A., Key Employee Biographies
Air Liquide S.A., Major Products and Services
Air Liquide S.A., History
Air Liquide S.A., Other Locations
Air Liquide S.A., Subsidiaries
Air Liquide S.A., Key Manufacturing Facilities
Air Liquide S.A., Key Competitors
Air Liquide S.A., Ratios based on current share price
Air Liquide S.A., Annual Ratios
Air Liquide S.A., Interim Ratios
Air Liquide S.A., Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Medical Equipment, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Power, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Power, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Recent Deals Summary
Currency Codes
Units
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios

LIST OF FIGURES

Air Liquide S.A., Performance Chart (2009 - 2013)
Air Liquide S.A., Ratio Charts
Air Liquide S.A., Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Medical Equipment, Deals by Type, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Power, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Power, Deals by Type, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014
Air Liquide S.A., Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2008 to YTD 2014

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