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AB Volvo (VOLVB) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review by GlobalData

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AB Volvo (Volvo) is a leading supplier of commercial transport solutions, which include buses, construction equipment, trucks, and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The company also offers aircraft engine components. Additionally, it offers financial services to its customers. The company classifies its operations into six reportable segments, namely, Trucks, Buses, Construction Equipment, Volvo Penta, Volvo Aero and Customer Finance. The company’s business units include Volvo 3P, Volvo Power train, Volvo Parts, Volvo Technology, Volvo Logistics, Volvo IT and Others.

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									             AB Volvo (VOLVB) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDAUT26961FSA                                                                                         Publication Date: DEC 2012

          Amazonvagen, Torslanda                             Phone              +46 31 660000                   Revenue          310,367 (million SEK)
          Gothenburg,         Vastergotland         and
                                                             Fax                +46 31 665170                   Net Profit       17,751 (million SEK)
          Bohuslan
          405 08                                             Website            www.volvogroup.com              Employees        102,007 (Estimated)
                                                                                VOLVB      [Stockholms
          Sweden                                             Exchange                                           Industry         Automotive
                                                                                Fondboers]

       Company Overview
       AB Volvo (Volvo) is a leading supplier of commercial transport solutions, which include buses, construction equipment, trucks,
       and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The company also offers aircraft engine components. Additionally, it
       offers financial services to its customers. The company classifies its operations into six reportable segments, namely, Trucks,
       Buses, Construction Equipment, Volvo Penta, Volvo Aero and Customer Finance. The company’s business units include Volvo
       3P, Volvo Power train, Volvo Parts, Volvo Technology, Volvo Logistics, Volvo IT and Others.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      AB Volvo, SWOT Analysis
         Olof Persson                        Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Hans Hansson                        Director
                                                                                      Brand Recognition                      Unfavorable Court Ruling
         Carl-Henric Svanberg                Chairman
                                                                                      Broad Product Portfolio                Product Recalls
         Hanne de Mora                       Director
         Anders Nyren                        Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Strategic Partnerships                 Competitive Landscape
       Share Data
                                                                                      Launch of New Products                 Production Interruptions
         AB Volvo
        Share Price (SEK) as on 03-Dec-                                94.60
        2012                                                                         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        EPS (SEK)                                                        8.76
        Market Cap (million SEK)                                    191,802
        Enterprise Value (million SEK)                              306,518
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                   2,028
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Nov 04, 2011         South Coast AQMD Approves $1.56m For
                                                                                                           Hybrid-electric Port Truck Demonstration
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
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       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




AB Volvo (VOLVB) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis                                                                      Reference Code: GDAUT26961FSA
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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       AB Volvo - Key Facts ......................................................................................................................................................................... 4
       AB Volvo - Key Employees................................................................................................................................................................. 5
       AB Volvo - Key Employee Biographies .............................................................................................................................................. 7
       AB Volvo - Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................................................ 8
       AB Volvo - History ............................................................................................................................................................................ 10
       AB Volvo - Company Statement ....................................................................................................................................................... 16
       AB Volvo - Locations And Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................ 18
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 20
       AB Volvo - Business Description ...................................................................................................................................................... 20
       AB Volvo - Corporate Strategy ......................................................................................................................................................... 22
       AB Volvo - SWOT Analysis .............................................................................................................................................................. 23
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 23
          AB Volvo - Strengths..................................................................................................................................................................... 23
             Strength - Brand Recognition .................................................................................................................................................... 23
             Strength - Broad Product Portfolio ............................................................................................................................................ 23
             Strength - Geographical Diversification ..................................................................................................................................... 23
          AB Volvo - Weaknesses ............................................................................................................................................................... 24
             Weakness - Unfavorable Court Ruling ...................................................................................................................................... 24
             Weakness - Product Recalls ..................................................................................................................................................... 24
          AB Volvo - Opportunities............................................................................................................................................................... 24
             Opportunity - Strategic Partnerships ......................................................................................................................................... 24
             Opportunity - Launch of New Products...................................................................................................................................... 24
             Opportunity - Growth Prospects: Emerging Markets ................................................................................................................. 24
          AB Volvo - Threats ........................................................................................................................................................................ 25
             Threat - Competitive Landscape ............................................................................................................................................... 25
             Threat - Production Interruptions ............................................................................................................................................... 25
             Threat - Automotive Emissions Control ..................................................................................................................................... 25
       AB Volvo - Key Competitors ............................................................................................................................................................. 26
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 27
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 27
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 27
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