- The report contains detailed information about SGS SA that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
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- The SGS SA financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
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- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of SGS SA business.
About SGS SA
SGS SA offers inspection, verification, testing, and certification services supporting international trade in agriculture, minerals, petroleum, and consumer products. The company also provides these services to governments, international institutions, and to customers engaged in the industrial, environmental, and life science sectors. It operates a network of approximately 1000offices and laboratories worldwide.
The company conducts its operations through 10 business segments, including Agricultural Services; Minerals Services; Oil, Gas, and Chemicals Services; Life Science Services; Consumer Testing Services; Systems and Services Certification; Industrial Services; Environmental Services; Automotive Services; and Governments & Institutions Services.
Agricultural Services: The Agricultural Services segment assists clients in managing crops, seed development, conduct soil testing and harvesting, move product through the global supply chain and manage trade inspection at export and import.
Minerals Services: The Minerals Services segment provides services that range from quality and quantity inspection and testing for various commodities to services, which optimize the recovery of metals in processing plants.
Oil, Gas, and Chemicals Services: The Oil, Gas, and Chemicals Services segment provides services and solutions for the oil, gas and chemicals industry, both upstream and downstream sectors.
Life Science Services: The Life Science Services segment provides clinical research and quality control testing services. The segment offers drug development services for Phase I to IV clinical trials, biostatistical management services, regulatory affairs services, and bioanalytical laboratory services, as well as quality testing capabilities in microbiology, analytical chemistry, biocompatibility, toxicology, microbiology, sterility, method development and stability testing to pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and cosmetics companies worldwide. It operates a network of approximately 30 laboratories and offices, as well as 3 clinical research units in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Consumer Testing Services: The Consumer Testing Services segment offers a range of services, including testing, product inspection, process assessment, and technical assistance that work across markets and geographies.
Systems and Services Certification: The Systems and Services Certification segment offers audit, certification, training, and advisory services. It has certified approximately 100,000 clients worldwide.
Industrial Services: The Industrial Services segment provides technical verification, inspection, testing, and conformity assessment, instilling confidence to clients. The segment serves customers in the energy, process, and construction industries.
Environmental Services: The Environmental Services segment supports governments and industry in developing sustainable solutions, offering them guidance and assistance in complying with environmental regulations and in assessing their environmental performance. It provides laboratory and monitoring facilities, with consultants, together with a range of environmental services, such as impact assessments, auditing, training, air and water quality testing, and it also provides climate change solutions.
Automotive Services: The Automotive Services segment focuses on the design, construction, and operation of motor vehicle inspection solutions. These programs are provided to Governments, manufacturers, and financing and insurance companies, as well as consumers.
Governments and Institutions Services: The Governments and Institutions Services supports governments, institutions, and partner organizations by verifying trade information, setting up electronic business processing, and scanning operations and legal compliance in aid delivery schemes and forestry operations.
The company's geographical segments include Europe/Africa/the Middle East; the Americas; and the Asia Pacific.
In February 2009, the company acquired 100% of Ustav Paliv a Maziv (UPM), which operates two laboratories in Prague and Kolin (Czech Republic) that perform fuel test, fuel conformity assessment, and engine testing services.
In October 2009, the company acquired 100% of EKO-PROJEKT Ltd., a provider of environmental and analytical services in Poland, with various laboratories and offices across the country.
SGS SA was founded in 1878.
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1. SGS SA COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. SGS SA BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. SGS SA SWOT ANALYSIS
4. SGS SA FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. SGS SA COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. SGS SA Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of SGS SA and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of SGS SA and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. SGS SA Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Commercial Services and Supplies Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. SGS SA Industry Position Analysis
6. SGS SA NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. SGS SA EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. SGS SA ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. SWITZERLAND PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. SGS SA IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. SGS SA PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. SGS SA VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
SGS SA Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
SGS SA Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
SGS SA Major Shareholders
SGS SA History
SGS SA Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
SGS SA Offices and Representations
SGS SA SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
SGS SA Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
SGS SA Capital Market Snapshot
SGS SA Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Commercial Services and Supplies Industry Statistics
SGS SA Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
SGS SA Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
SGS SA Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
SGS SA 1-year Stock Charts
SGS SA 5-year Stock Charts
SGS SA vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
SGS SA vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
SGS SA Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?