Firestone Diamonds plc (FDI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Date: November 7, 2012
Pages: 32
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Firestone Diamonds plc (FDI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Summary

Firestone Diamonds plc (Firestone) is a UK-based diamond mining and exploration company. It carries out mining and exploration of diamond properties. Firestone’s projects include BK11 Kimberlite, BK16 Kimberlite, Jwaneng, Tsabong, and Orapa projects located in Botswana. It also holds interest in the Liqhobong Mine, which is 75% owned by Firestone and 25% owned by the Government of Lesotho. It is the largest holder of exploration rights around the Orapa and Jwaneng mines, as well as holds exploration rights over the entire Tsabong kimberlite field in south-west Botswana. Firestone operates in Lesotho (South Africa) and Botswana.The company is headquartered in London, the UK.
The strategic focus of the Company has been shifted to improve diamond value management and the development of the Main Treatment Plant at Liqhobong to reduce diamond breakages.

Firestone Diamonds plc Key Recent Developments

Oct 16, 2012: Firestone Diamonds Identifies Rare Type 2B Blue And Type 2A Diamonds At Liqhobong Mine In Lesotho
May 14, 2012: Firestone Diamonds Appoints Grant Ferriman As CFO
May 14, 2012: Firestone Diamonds Provides Q1 2012 Operations Update
Mar 15, 2012: Firestone Diamonds Reports Revenue Of £2m In H1 Fiscal 2012
Feb 28, 2012: Firestone Suspends Work At BK11 Mine In Botswana

This comprehensive SWOT profile of Firestone Diamonds plc 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

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SECTION 1 - ABOUT THE COMPANY

Firestone Diamonds plc - Key Facts
Firestone Diamonds plc - Key Employees
Firestone Diamonds plc - Major Products and Services
Firestone Diamonds plc - History
Firestone Diamonds plc - Company Statement
Firestone Diamonds plc - Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries

SECTION 2 – COMPANY ANALYSIS

Firestone Diamonds plc - Business Description
Firestone Diamonds plc - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
Firestone Diamonds plc - Strengths
Strength - Significant Mining Asset Base
Strength - Key Milestones
Firestone Diamonds plc - Weaknesses
Weakness - Revenue Drop down
Weakness - Limited Liquidity Position
Firestone Diamonds plc - Opportunities
Opportunity - Growth in Rough Diamond Demand
Opportunity - Proactive Production Cuts
Opportunity - Growth in Developing Economies
Firestone Diamonds plc - Threats
Threat - Stringent Government Regulations
Threat - Operational Risks
Threat - High Competitive Pressure
Firestone Diamonds plc - Key Competitors

SECTION 3 – COMPANY FINANCIAL RATIOS

Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Performance Chart
Financial Performance
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts
Firestone Diamonds plc, Recent Deals Summary

SECTION 4 – COMPANY’S RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Firestone Diamonds plc, Recent Developments
May 14, 2012: Firestone Diamonds Appoints Grant Ferriman As CFO
May 14, 2012: Firestone Diamonds Provides Q1 2012 Operations Update
Mar 15, 2012: Firestone Diamonds Reports Revenue Of ?2m In H1 Fiscal 2012
Feb 28, 2012: Firestone Suspends Work At BK11 Mine In Botswana
Feb 07, 2012: Firestone Provides Operations Update
Jan 17, 2012: Firestone Chairman Philip Kenny Resigns
Dec 05, 2011: Firestone Announces Diamond Sale Results
Nov 11, 2011: Firestone Diamonds Reports Revenue Of ?2.4m In Fiscal 2011
Jul 20, 2011: Firestone Provides Update On Lesotho And Botswana Operations
Jun 20, 2011: Firestone Appoints Paul Sobie As Non-Executive Director

SECTION 5 – APPENDIX

Methodology
Ratio Definitions
About GlobalData
Contact Us
Disclaimer

LIST OF TABLES

Firestone Diamonds plc, Key Facts
Firestone Diamonds plc, Key Employees
Firestone Diamonds plc, Major Products and Services
Firestone Diamonds plc, History
Firestone Diamonds plc, Subsidiaries
Firestone Diamonds plc, Key Competitors
Firestone Diamonds plc, Annual Ratios
Firestone Diamonds plc, Interim Ratios
Firestone Diamonds plc, Recent Deals Summary
Currency Codes
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios

LIST OF FIGURES

Firestone Diamonds plc, Performance Chart (2007 - 2011)
Firestone Diamonds plc, Ratio Charts

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