APRIL GROUP S.A. (APR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					             APRIL GROUP S.A. (APR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
                                        Review

      Reference Code: GDFS27360FSA                                                                                       Publication Date: DEC 2010

      83-85 Bd Vivier Merle                 Phone             +33 4 72361898                            Revenue            840 (million EUR)
      Lyon                                  Fax               +33 4 72361879                            Net Profit         72.70 (million EUR)
      69487                                 Website           www.aprilgroup.com                        Employees          3,500
      France                                Exchange          APR [Euronext Paris]                      Industry           Financial Services

      Company Overview
      April Group S.A. (April Group) is a holding company based in France. The company is a designer and distributor of insurance
      solutions in its domestic market and oversees. April Group offers a range of products and services, which includes mobility, loan,
      asset management, boat, financial protection, health, protection, credit insurance, property and casualty, professional and
      corporate risks, motor, motorcycle, household, real estate and group personal insurance products and services. These products
      are offered to individuals, non-salaried professionals and executives, and corporate customers.

      Key Executives                                                                  SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                   Title                     APRIL GROUP S.A., SWOT Analysis
      Bruno Rousset                         Chairman                                  Strengths               Weaknesses

      Patrick Petitjean                     Deputy Chairman
                                                                                      Leading Market Position            Increased Intangible Assets
      Jean-Pierre ROUSSET                   Chairman
      Xavier Coquard                        Director                                  Capital Flexibility                Declining Margins from
                                                                                                                         Property and Casualty
      Bernard Belletante                    Director
      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
      GlobalData
                                                                                      Opportunities                      Threats
      Share Data
                                                                                      Internalized Investments           Competition in the Insurance
      APRIL GROUP S.A.                                                                                                   Industry
       Share Price (EUR) as on 17-Dec-2010                                 20.60      Strategic Acquisitions
                                                                            1.82                                         Fluctuations in Interest Rates
       EPS (EUR)
       Market Cap (million EUR)                                                 836

       Enterprise Value (million EUR)                                           767
                                                                                      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Research, GlobalData
       Shares Outstanding (million)                                              41
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
       GlobalData

      Financial Performance




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




APRIL GROUP S.A. (APR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review                                                            Reference Code: GDFS27360FSA

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      Ta b le o f Co n te n ts
      Table of Contents ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
      List of Tables ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3
      List of Figures ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
      Section 1 - About the Company ................................................................................................................................................................................ 4
      APRIL GROUP S.A. - Key Facts .............................................................................................................................................................................. 4
      APRIL GROUP S.A. - Key Employees ...................................................................................................................................................................... 5
      APRIL GROUP S.A. - Major Products and Services ................................................................................................................................................. 6
      APRIL GROUP S.A. - History ................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
      APRIL GROUP S.A. - Company Statement .............................................................................................................................................................. 9
      APRIL GROUP S.A. - Locations And Subsidiaries ...................................................................................................................................................10
            Head Office .......................................................................................................................................................................................................10
            Other Locations & Subsidiaries .........................................................................................................................................................................10
      Section 2 – Company Analysis ................................................................................................................................................................................12
      APRIL GROUP S.A. - Business Description ............................................................................................................................................................12
      APRIL GROUP S.A. - SWOT Analysis ....................................................................................................................................................................13
            SWOT Analysis - Overview ...............................................................................................................................................................................13
            APRIL GROUP S.A. - Strengths ........................................................................................................................................................................13
                  Strength - Leading Market Position .............................................................................................................................................................13
                  Strength - Capital Flexibility ........................................................................................................................................................................13
                  Strength - Earnings from Brokerage ............................................................................................................................................................13
                  Strength - Strong Operating Margin ............................................................................................................................................................13
            APRIL GROUP S.A. - Weaknesses...................................................................................................................................................................13
                  Weakness - Increased Intangible Assets.....................................................................................................................................................13
                  Weakness - Declining Margins from Property and Casualty ........................................................................................................................14
            APRIL GROUP S.A. - Opportunities ..................................................................................................................................................................14
                  Opportunity - Internalized Investments ........................................................................................................................................................14
                  Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions ............................................................................................................................................................14
                  Opportunity - European Union (EU) Recovery Plan............
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: APRIL GROUP S.A. (APR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review Summary April Group S.A. (April Group) is a holding company based in France. The company is a designer and distributor of insurance solutions in its domestic market and oversees. April Group offers a range of products and services, which includes mobility, loan, asset management, boat, financial protection, health, protection, credit insurance, property and casualty, professional and corporate risks, motor, motorcycle, household, real estate and group personal insurance products and services. These products are offered to individuals, non-salaried professionals and executives, and corporate customers. This comprehensive SWOT profile of APRIL GROUP S.A. provides you an in-depth strategic analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better. The profile contains critical company information including, - Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions. - Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy. - SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats. - Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company. - Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company. - Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company. - Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company. - Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history. - Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions. - Important locations and
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