Baloise Holding Ltd (BALN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					           Baloise Holding Ltd (BALN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
                                         Review
        Reference Code: GDFS27578FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: NOV 2012

          Aeschengraben 21                                   Phone              +41 58 2858467                  Revenue          7,762.60 (million CHF)
          Basel, Basel-Stadt                                 Fax                +41 58 2859006                  Net Profit       60.80 (million CHF)
          4002                                               Website            www.baloise.com                 Employees        8,114 (Estimated)
          Switzerland                                        Exchange           BALN [Virt-X]                   Industry         Financial Services

       Company Overview
       Baloise Holding Ltd (Baloise) is a publicly traded insurance and pension solutions company. It is engaged in providing insurance
       and retirement solutions to all at individual and corporate levels. Baloise is also focused on providing portfolio management, along
       with investment options in several markets and asset classes. The company operates as a financial services provider, offering a
       combination of insurance and banking services in Switzerland. In addition, it also provides vocational training in insurance,
       finance or services and administration. The key clientele of company includes private individuals and small and medium sized
       organizations.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Baloise Holding Ltd, SWOT Analysis
         Olav Noack                          Head of Corporate Division               Strengths                              Weaknesses
                                             Switzerland
                                                                                      Strong Domestic Franchisee             Operational Performance of the
         Jan De Meulder                      Head        of          Division
                                                                                                                             International Busin
                                             International                            Financial Strength
         Dr. Georg F. Krayer                 Vice-Chairman
         Dr. Andreas Burckhardt              Chairman                                 Opportunities                          Threats
         Dr. Hansjorg Frei                   Director
                                                                                      Business Expansion: Belgium            Low Interest Rate Environment
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Growth Prospects in Emerging Solvency II Regulations
       Share Data                                                                     Markets
         Baloise Holding Ltd
        Share Price (CHF) as on 02-Nov-                                78.75         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        2012
        EPS (CHF)                                                        1.29
        Market Cap (million CHF)                                       3,684
        Enterprise Value (million CHF)                                17,778
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                       47
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




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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
       Baloise Holding Ltd - Key Facts ......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Baloise Holding Ltd - Key Employees ................................................................................................................................................ 5
       Baloise Holding Ltd - Key Employee Biographies .............................................................................................................................. 6
       Baloise Holding Ltd - Key Operational Employees ............................................................................................................................. 7
       Baloise Holding Ltd - Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................................ 8
       Baloise Holding Ltd - History .............................................................................................................................................................. 9
       Baloise Holding Ltd - Company Statement ....................................................................................................................................... 11
       Baloise Holding Ltd - Locations And Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................ 12
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Baloise Holding Ltd - Business Description ...................................................................................................................................... 13
       Baloise Holding Ltd - Corporate Strategy ......................................................................................................................................... 15
       Baloise Holding Ltd - SWOT Analysis .............................................................................................................................................. 16
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 16
          Baloise Holding Ltd - Strengths .................................................................................................................................................... 16
             Strength - Strong Domestic Franchisee .................................................................................................................................... 16
             Strength - Financial Strength..................................................................................................................................................... 16
             Strength - Balanced Investment Portfolio .................................................................................................................................. 16
          Baloise Holding Ltd - Weaknesses ............................................................................................................................................... 16
             Weakness - Operational Performance of the International Busin .............................................................................................. 16
          Baloise Holding Ltd - Opportunities .............................................................................................................................................. 17
             Opportunity - Business Expansion: Belgium ............................................................................................................................. 17
             Opportunity - Growth Prospects in Emerging Markets .............................................................................................................. 17
             Opportunity - Healthcare Reforms in Germany ......................................................................................................................... 17
          Baloise Holding Ltd - Threats........................................................................................................................................................ 17
             Threat - Low Interest Rate Environment.................................................................................................................................... 17
             Threat - Solvency II Regulations ............................................................................................................................................... 18
             Threat - Sovereign Debt Crisis ................................................................................
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Baloise Holding Ltd (Baloise) is a publicly traded insurance and pension solutions company. It is engaged in providing insurance and retirement solutions to all at individual and corporate levels. Baloise is also focused on providing portfolio management, along with investment options in several markets and asset classes. The company operates as a financial services provider, offering a combination of insurance and banking services in Switzerland. In addition, it also provides vocational training in insurance, finance or services and administration. The key clientele of company includes private individuals and small and medium sized organizations.
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