Holcim Ltd (HOLN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review by GlobalData

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Holcim Ltd. (Holcim) is a construction materials manufacturer company based in Switzerland. The company principally engages in production and distribution of cement, ready-mix concrete, crushed stone, gravel, clinker, asphalt and cementitious materials. Holcim also offers consulting, research, trading and engineering services. The company has three reportable segments,namely, Cement , Aggregates and Other Construction Materials and Services segment . The company gives lot of importance in research and development . Holcim has majority and minority interests in various cement companies and operates in more than 70 countries, which has production facilities at around 2,500 locations across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. The company geographically classifies its operation into five parts,namely, Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa-Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. The company is headquartered in Jona, Switzerland.

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									            Holcim Ltd (HOLN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDCON48558FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: JUL 2012

          Zurcherstrasse 156, Jona                           Phone              +41 58 8588600                  Revenue          20,744 (million CHF)
          zurich, St. Gallen                                 Fax                +41 58 8588609                  Net Profit       275 (million CHF)
          8645                                               Website            www.holcim.com                  Employees        79,682 (Estimated)
          Switzerland                                        Exchange           HOLN [Virt-X]                   Industry         Construction

       Company Overview
       Holcim Ltd. (Holcim) is a construction materials manufacturer company based in Switzerland. The company principally engages
       in production and distribution of cement, ready-mix concrete, crushed stone, gravel, clinker, asphalt and cementitious materials.
       Holcim also offers consulting, research, trading and engineering services. The company has three reportable segments,namely,
       Cement , Aggregates and Other Construction Materials and Services segment . The company gives lot of importance in research
       and development .
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Holcim Ltd, SWOT Analysis
         Dr. Rolf Soiron                     Chairman                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Dr. Beat Hess                       Director
                                                                                      Geographical Diversification           Operational Performance
         Dr. Erich Hunziker                  Director
                                                                                      Product Innovation                     Limited Liquidity
         Markus Akermann                     Director
         Christine Binswanger                Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Capacity Expansion                     Environmental Regulations
       Share Data
                                                                                      World Cement Market: Outlook Competitive Market
         Holcim Ltd
        Share Price (CHF) as on 23-Jul-                                53.35
        2012                                                                         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        EPS (CHF)                                                        0.86
        Market Cap (million CHF)                                      16,758
        Enterprise Value (million CHF)                                31,373
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     320
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Jan 11, 2012         Algae.Tec    Expands        US     Commercial
                                                                                                           Production Facility For Asia And EU Projects
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
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       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
       Holcim Ltd - Key Facts ....................................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Holcim Ltd - Key Employees .............................................................................................................................................................. 5
       Holcim Ltd - Key Employee Biographies ............................................................................................................................................ 6
       Holcim Ltd - Major Products and Services.......................................................................................................................................... 7
       Holcim Ltd - History ............................................................................................................................................................................ 8
       Holcim Ltd - Company Statement..................................................................................................................................................... 10
       Holcim Ltd - Locations And Subsidiaries .......................................................................................................................................... 13
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Affiliate .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 16
       Holcim Ltd - Business Description .................................................................................................................................................... 16
       Holcim Ltd - Corporate Strategy ....................................................................................................................................................... 17
       Holcim Ltd - SWOT Analysis ............................................................................................................................................................ 18
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 18
          Holcim Ltd - Strengths .................................................................................................................................................................. 18
             Strength - Geographical Diversification ..................................................................................................................................... 18
             Strength - Product Innovation.................................................................................................................................................... 18
             Strength - Efficient Environmental Management Systems ........................................................................................................ 19
          Holcim Ltd - Weaknesses ............................................................................................................................................................. 19
             Weakness - Operational Performance ...................................................................................................................................... 19
             Weakness - Limited Liquidity..................................................................................................................................................... 19
          Holcim Ltd - Opportunities ............................................................................................................................................................ 19
             Opportunity - Capacity Expansion ............................................................................................................................................. 19
             Opportunity - World Cement Market: Outlook ........................................................................................................................... 19
             Opportunity - Growth Prospects: GCC Region .......................................................................................................................... 20
          Holcim Ltd - Threats...................................................................................................................................................................... 20
             Threat - Environmental Regulations .......................................................................................................................................... 20
             Threat - Competitive Market ...................................................................................................................................................... 20
             Threat - Volatile Commodity Costs ............................................................................................................................................ 21
       Holcim Ltd - Key Competitors ........................................................................................................................................................... 22
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 23
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 23
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ..........................................
								
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