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Astron Limited (ATR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Astron Limited (Astron) is a mineral sands mining company. The company focuses on the development of two mining projects, namely, Donald in Victoria, Australia, and Niafarang in Senegal, West Africa. Its product portfolio includes titanium, zirconium metals, titanium oxide, zirpaque, ZOC, zircon and silica. These products finds application in paints, aerospace, dental and endodontic instruments, medical prostheses, dental implants, mobile phones, jewelry and sunscreens. The company conducts its business activities through three divisions, namely, Donald Mineral Sands project and Mineral Separation plant; Advanced Metals and Alloys and Advanced Chemicals. The company operates offices in China and Australia. Astron is headquartered in Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.

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									          Astron Limited (ATR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDCH25173FSA                                                                                           Publication Date: SEP 2012

          Level 29 Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley
                                                             Phone              +61 2 93752361                  Revenue          20.85 (million AUD)
          Square
          Sydney, NSW                                        Fax                +61 2 93752121                  Net Profit       -1 (million AUD)
          2000                                               Website            www.astronlimited.com           Employees        621 (Estimated)
                                                                                ATR [Australian Stock
          Australia                                          Exchange                                           Industry         Chemicals
                                                                                Exchange (Sydney)]

       Company Overview
       Astron Limited (Astron) is a mineral sands mining company. The company focuses on the development of two mining projects,
       namely, Donald in Victoria, Australia, and Niafarang in Senegal, West Africa. Its product portfolio includes titanium, zirconium
       metals, titanium oxide, zirpaque, ZOC, zircon and silica. These products finds application in paints, aerospace, dental and
       endodontic instruments, medical prostheses, dental implants, mobile phones, jewelry and sunscreens. The company conducts its
       business activities through three divisions, namely, Donald Mineral Sands project and Mineral Separation plant; Advanced Metals
       and Alloys and Advanced Chemicals.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Astron Limited, SWOT Analysis
         Alexander Brown                     Director                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Kang Rong                           Director
                                                                                      Diversified Operations                 Limited Liquidity
         Gerard King                         Chairman
                                                                                      Strong Focus on Research and Deteriorating Profitability Ratios
         Ronald McCullough                   Director
                                                                                      Development
         Robert John Flew                    Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Expansion of Projects                  Stringent Environmental
         Astron Limited                                                                                                      Regulations
                                                                                      Growth in Developing
        Share Price (AUD) as on 13-Sep-                                  1.25         Economies                              Tough Competitive Market
        2012
        EPS (AUD)                                                       -0.01
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million AUD)                                         153         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million AUD)                                     94
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     122
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Dec 12, 2011         Astron Appoints Hayden Stockdale As New
                                                                                                           CEO
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData




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




Astron Limited (ATR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis                                                                   Reference Code: GDCH25173FSA
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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
       Astron Limited - Key Facts ................................................................................................................................................................. 4
       Astron Limited - Key Employees ........................................................................................................................................................ 5
       Astron Limited - Key Employee Biographies ...................................................................................................................................... 6
       Astron Limited - Major Products and Services.................................................................................................................................... 7
       Astron Limited - History ...................................................................................................................................................................... 8
       Astron Limited - Company Statement ................................................................................................................................................. 9
       Astron Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................................... 10
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 10
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 11
       Astron Limited - Business Description .............................................................................................................................................. 11
       Astron Limited - Corporate Strategy ................................................................................................................................................. 12
       Astron Limited - SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................................... 13
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Astron Limited - Strengths ............................................................................................................................................................ 13
             Strength - Diversified Operations .............................................................................................................................................. 13
             Strength - Strong Focus on Research and Development .......................................................................................................... 13
             Strength - Strong Mining Operations ......................................................................................................................................... 13
          Astron Limited - Weaknesses ....................................................................................................................................................... 13
             Weakness - Limited Liquidity..................................................................................................................................................... 13
             Weakness - Deteriorating Profitability Ratios ............................................................................................................................ 14
          Astron Limited - Opportunities ...................................................................................................................................................... 14
             Opportunity - Expansion of Projects .......................................................................................................................................... 14
             Opportunity - Growth in Developing Economies ................................................................................................
								
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