Foster Wheeler AG: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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					Foster Wheeler AG

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Foster Wheeler AG                                                          Financial Snapshot

                                                                           Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                      80 Rue de Lausanne, Geneva, CH-      The company reported revenue of US$4,067.72
Headquarters Address
                                      1202,Switzerland                     million during the fiscal year 2010 (2010). The
                                                                           company's revenue grew at a CAGR of 3.87% during
Telephone                              + 41 22 7418000
                                                                           2006–2010, with an annual decline of -19.55% over
                                                                           2009. In 2010, the company recorded an operating
Fax                                   N/A                                  margin of 7.50%, as against 9.00% in 2009.

Website                               www.fwc.com
                                                                           Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange         FWLT, NASDAQ

Number of Employees                   12,105

Fiscal Year End                       December

Revenue (in US$ million)              4,067.72




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                             Weaknesses

Diverse markets                       Decline in operational performance

Strengthening solvency position

Technology and expertise

Opportunities                         Threats

Increase in global energy consumption Economic instability of EU nations

Increasing demand for renewable
                                      Shortage of skilled manpower
energy

                                      Volatile input costs




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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 .................................................................................................................10
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................10
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................11
      2.2.3       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.5       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................14
    2.3       Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................................15
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 16
    3.1       M&A and Partnerships Strategy ...........................................................................................................................16
4     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 20
5     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 22
    5.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................22
    5.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................22
    5.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................22
    5.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................22
    5.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................23
6     Company Statement .............................................................................................................................. 24
7     History .................................................................................................................................................... 26
8     Key Employees ...................................................................................................................................... 30
9     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 31
10    Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 32
    10.1      Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................32
    10.2      Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................32
11    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 35
    11.1      Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................35
    11.2      Ratio Definitions ...................................................................................................................................................35
    11.3      Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................39




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services....................................................................................................................................6
Table 2: Key Ratios - Annual ..................................................................................................................................................7
Table 3: Key Ratios - Interim ..................................................................................................................................................9
Table 4: Key Capital Market Indicators ..................................................................................................................................9
Table 5: History.....................................................................................................................................................................26
Table 6: Key Employees .......................................................................................................................................................30
Table 7: Key Employee Biographies ....................................................................................................................................31
Table 8: Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................32




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List of Figures

Figure 1: Revenue and Operating Profit ...............................................................................................................................10
Figure 2: Financial Position ..................................................................................................................................................11
Figure 3: Operational Efficiency ...........................................................................................................................................12
Figure 4: Solvency ................................................................................................................................................................13
Figure 5: Valuation ...............................................................................................................................................................14




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1 Business Analysis

1.1   Company Overview

Foster Wheeler AG (Foster Wheeler) is an engineering, construction, and project management contractor. The company
is involved in designing, engineering and construction of facilities for onshore and offshore upstream oil and gas
processing, gas-to-liquids, oil refining, chemical and petrochemical, natural gas liquefaction and receiving terminals,
pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare, and related infrastructure including power generation and distribution
facilities and gasification facilities. In addition, it designs, manufactures and erects steam generating and auxiliary
equipment for electric power generating stations and industrial facilities across the world. The company principally
operates in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Foster Wheeler is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.


1.2   Business Description

Foster Wheeler is a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier. The company is
involved in designing, engineering and construction of onshore and offshore upstream oil and gas processing facilities,
gas-to-liquids facilities, oil refining, chemical and petrochemical, natural gas liquefaction facilities and receiving terminals,
pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare facilities. The company also offers consulting, operations and maintenance,
project management, project control, design and engineering, and procurement services. Foster Wheeler has presence
across Asia, Middle East, Americas, Australia and Europe.

The company's operations are principally divided into two business divisions: the Global Engineering and Construction
(E&C) Group and the Global Power Group.

The Global Engineering & Construction Group (Global E&C) designs, engineers, and constructs processing facilities and
related infrastructure for the upstream oil and gas, oil refining, liquefied n
				
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