Ambac Financial Group, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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					Ambac Financial Group, Inc.

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Ambac Financial Group, Inc.                                                  Financial Snapshot

                                                                             Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                         One State Street Plaza, New York,   The company reported revenue of US$434.14 million
Headquarters Address
                                         10004,United States of America      during the fiscal year 2010 (2010). The company's
                                                                             revenue declined at a compounded rate of -30.23%
Telephone                                + 1 212 6680340
                                                                             during 2006–2010, with an annual decline of -88.87%
                                                                             over 2009. In 2010, the company recorded an
Fax                                      + 1 212 5099190                     operating margin of -149.89%, as against 21.65% in
                                                                             2009.
Website                                  www.ambac.com

Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange            ABK, New York Stock Exchange        Revenue and Margins

Number of Employees                      243

Fiscal Year End                          December

Revenue (in US$ million)                 434.14




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                                Weaknesses
                                                                             Return on Equity
Brand image                              Overdependence on the US
                                                                             The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                             0.00% for 2010, as compared to its peers, Assured
Broad business portfolio                 Weak financial performance          Guaranty Ltd. (Ticker: AGO), MBIA Inc. (Ticker: MBI)
                                                                             and Radian Group Inc. (Ticker: RDN), which recorded
                                                                             ROEs of 13.22%, 1.85% and -210.04% respectively.
                                                                             The company reported a net profit margin of -
                                                                             149.89% in 2010.
Opportunities                            Threats

Opportunity for strategic acquisitions   Weak global economic outlook        Return on Equity


                                         Alternative products

                                         Fluctuations in Interest Rates




                                                                             Financial Leverage

                                                                             The company reported a debt to equity ratio of -8.29
                                                                             in 2010, as compared to its peers, Assured Guaranty
                                                                             Ltd., MBIA Inc. and Radian Group Inc., which
                                                                             recorded debt to equity ratios of 0.94, 7.53 and 1.73
                                                                             respectively. In 2010, the company recorded a debt
                                                                             to capital ratio of 0.57, as compared to its peers,
                                                                             Assured Guaranty Ltd., MBIA Inc. and Radian Group
                                                                             Inc., which recorded debt to capital ratios of 0.18,
                                                                             0.66 and 0.19 respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................7
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators ...................................................................................................................9
      2.2.1       Total Revenues and Operating Profit ................................................................................................................9
      2.2.2       Total Premiums Earned ...................................................................................................................................10
      2.2.3       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................11
      2.2.4       Gearing Ratio ...................................................................................................................................................12
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................13
      2.3.1       Efficiency ..........................................................................................................................................................13
      2.3.2       Total Premiums Earned ...................................................................................................................................14
      2.3.3       Asset Turnover .................................................................................................................................................15
3     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 16
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 18
    4.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................18
    4.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................18
    4.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................18
    4.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................19
    4.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................19
5     Ambac Financial Group, Inc. - Company Statement ........................................................................... 20
6     History .................................................................................................................................................... 27
7     Ambac Financial Group, Inc. - Key Employees ................................................................................... 28
8     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 29
9     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 30
    9.1       Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................30
    9.2       Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................30
10    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 31
    10.1      Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................31
    10.2      Ratio Definitions ...................................................................................................................................................31
    10.3      Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................35




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       List of Tables



Table 1: Major Products and Services....................................................................................................................................6
Table 2: Key Ratios - Annual .................................
				
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