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ABB Ltd: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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This SWOT analysis and company profile is a crucial resource for industry executives and anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the company's business. ICD Research's "ABB Ltd: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis" report utilizes a wide range of primary and secondary sources, which are analyzed and presented in a consistent and easily accessible format. ICD Research strictly follows a standardized research methodology to ensure high levels of data quality and these characteristics guarantee a unique report.

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									ABB Ltd

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ABB Ltd                                                            Financial Snapshot

                                                                   Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                    Affolternstrasse 44, Zurich,   The company reported revenues of US$31,589.00
Headquarters Address
                                    8050,Switzerland               million during 2010, with a CARC of 7.93% during
                                                                   2006–2010. Its revenue declined at an annual rate of
Telephone                           + 41 43 3177111
                                                                   0.65% over the previous fiscal year. In 2010, the
                                                                   company recorded an operating margin of 12.09%, as
Fax                                 + 41 43 3174420                against 12.98% in 2009.

Website                             www.abb.com
                                                                   Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange       ABBN, Virt-X

Number of Employees                 116,500

Fiscal Year End                     December

Revenue (in US$ million)            31,589.00




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                           Weaknesses
Strong geographical presence and
                                    Legal issues
business portfolio

Strong order backlog                Weak top-line performance

Technological competency

Opportunities                       Threats
Increasing energy demands and newer
                                    Government regulation
markets

Smart Grid and projectg             Highly competitive market

Strategic acquisitions              Rise in raw material costs

Strategic agreements




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................7
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 8
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................8
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................11
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................11
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................12
      2.2.3       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................13
      2.2.4       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................14
      2.2.5       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................15
    2.3       Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................................16
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 17
    3.1       M&A and Partnerships Strategy ...........................................................................................................................17
4     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 21
5     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 23
    5.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................23
    5.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................23
    5.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................24
    5.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................24
    5.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................25
6     Company Statement .............................................................................................................................. 26
7     History .................................................................................................................................................... 28
8     ABB Ltd - Key Employees ..................................................................................................................... 30
9     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 31
10    Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 32
    10.1      Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................32
    10.2      Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................32
11    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 36
    11.1      Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................36
    11.2      Ratio Definitions ...................................................................................................................................................36
    11.3      Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................40




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services ..................................................................................................................................7
Table 2: Key Ratios - Annual ..................................................................................................................................................8
Table 3: Key Ratios - Interim ................................................................................................................................................10
Table 4: Key Capital Market Indicators ................................................................................................................................10
Table 5: ABB Ltd, History .....................................................................................................................................................28
Table 6: ABB Ltd, Key Employees .......................................................................................................................................30
Table 7: Key Employee Biographies ....................................................................................................................................31
Table 8: ABB Ltd, Subsidiaries .............................................................................................................................................32
Table 9: ABB Ltd, Locations .................................................................................................................................................34




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ABB Ltd - SWOT Profile                                                                                                                                               Page 3
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List of Figures



Figure 1: Revenue and Operating Profit ...............................................................................................................................11
Figure 2: Financial Position ......................................
								
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