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Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA _________________________________________________________________________________ Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA Financial Snapshot Operating Performance Fast Facts Headquarters Address 18, avenue d'Alsace, Courbevoie, 92400, The company reported revenue of US$59,997 million France during the fiscal year 2012 (2012). The company's revenue declined at a compounded rate of 1.76% Telephone + 33 1 47623000 during 2008–2012, with an annual growth of 2.57% over 2011. In 2012, the company recorded an Fax + 33 1 47625207 operating margin of 4.59%, as against 6.28% in 2011. Website www.saint-gobain.com Revenue and Margins Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange SGO, Euronext Paris Number of Employees 187,891 Fiscal Year End December Revenue (in US$ million) 59,997 SWOT Analysis Strengths Weaknesses Return on Equity Diversified geographical presence Limited liquidity position The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of 4.39% for the fiscal year 2012, as compared to its peers, SIG Plc (Ticker: SHI), Owens Corning (Ticker: Enhanced financial leverage Ongoing legal proceedings OC) and Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited (Ticker: 5202), which recorded ROEs of 3.72%, - Strong market position 0.54% and -1.75% respectively. Furthermore, the company reported an operating margin of 4.59% in 2012. Opportunities Threats Growth in French construction Return on Equity Significant skills shortage in Europe materials industry Strategic acquisitions Stringent regulations Volatile input prices Liquidity Position The company reported a current ratio of 1.31 in 2012, as compared to its peers, SIG Plc, Owens Corning and Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited, which recorded current ratios of 1.66, 1.78 and 1.09 respectively. As of December 2012, the company recorded cash and short-term investments of worth US$5,804 million, against US$2,406 million current debt. The company reported a debt to equity ratio of 0.72 in 2012 as compared to its peers, SIG Plc, Owens Corning and Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited, which recorded debt to equity ratios of 0.40, 0.59 and 2.44 respectively. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA - SWOT Profile Page 1 Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA _________________________________________________________________________________ TABLE OF CONTENTS
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