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Norske Skogindustrier ASA: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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ICD Research's "Norske Skogindustrier ASA: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains a company overview, business description, financial ratios, SWOT analysis, key facts, information on products and services, details of locations and subsidiaries, plus information on key news events affecting the company.

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									Norske Skogindustrier ASA

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Norske Skogindustrier ASA                                                 Financial Snapshot

                                                                          Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                                                          The company reported revenue of US$3,138.18
Headquarters Address                 Oksenoyvn 80, Lysaker, 1366,Norway
                                                                          million during the fiscal year 2010 (2010). The
                                                                          company's revenue declined at a compounded rate of
Telephone                            + 47 67 599000
                                                                          -8.59% during 2006–2010, with an annual decline of -
                                                                          2.90% over 2009. In 2010, the company recorded an
Fax                                  + 47 67 599181                       operating margin of -12.53%, as against -6.51% in
                                                                          2009.
Website                              www.norskeskog.com

Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange        NSG, Oslo Stock Exchange             Revenue and Margins

Number of Employees                  5,257

Fiscal Year End                      December

Revenue (in US$ million)             3,138.18

Revenue (in NOK million)             18,986.00




SWOT Analysis
                                                                          Return on Equity
Strengths                            Weaknesses
                                                                          The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of -
Strong liquidity position            Weak financial performance           24.24% for 2010, as compared to its peers, A.S.
                                                                          Creation Tapeten AG (Ticker: ACW), Arctic Paper
                                                                          (Ticker: ATC) and BARLINEK S.A. (Ticker: BRK),
Broad product offerings and brands                                        which recorded ROEs of 9.45%, 4.32% and 0.68%
                                                                          respectively. The company reported an operating
Diversified geographical presence                                         margin of -12.53% in 2010.

Dominant market position                                                  Return on Equity

Opportunities                        Threats

Development of related activities    Foreign exchange risk




                                                                          Liquidity Position

                                                                          The company reported a current ratio of 1.91 in 2010,
                                                                          as compared to its peers, A.S. Creation Tapeten AG,
                                                                          Arctic Paper and BARLINEK S.A., which recorded
                                                                          current ratios of 2.93, 1.03 and 0.93 respectively. As
                                                                          of December 2010, the company recorded cash and
                                                                          short-term investments of worth US$733.88 million,
                                                                          against zero current debt. The company reported a
                                                                          debt to equity ratio of 1.35 in 2010 as compared to its
                                                                          peers, A.S. Creation Tapeten AG, Arctic Paper and
                                                                          BARLINEK S.A., which recorded debt to equity ratios
                                                                          of 0.33, 0.81 and 1.63 respectively.




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Norske Skogindustrier ASA - SWOT Profile                                                                          Page 1
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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 .................................................................................................................................7
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 8
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................8
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................11
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................11
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................12
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................13
      2.2.4       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................14
      2.2.5       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................15
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.1       Efficiency ..........................................................................................................................................................16
      2.3.2       Capital Expenditure ..........................................................................................................................................17
      2.3.3       Turnover – Inventory and Asset .......................................................................................................................18
      2.3.4       Liquidity ............................................................................................................................................................19
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 20
    3.1       M&A and Partnerships Strategy ...........................................................................................................................20
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 21
    4.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................21
    4.2       Strengths ......................................................................................................
								
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