PipeHawk Plc: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by ICDResearch

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									PipeHawk Plc

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PipeHawk Plc                                                     Financial Snapshot

                                                                 Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                Systems House, Hampshire, GU34   The company reported revenues of US$4.06 million
Headquarters Address
                                2QG,United Kingdom               during 2010, with a CARC of -5.82% during 2006–
                                                                 2010. Its revenue declined at an annual rate of
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                                                                 19.92% over the previous fiscal year. In 2010, the
                                                                 company recorded an operating margin of -32.85%,
Fax                             + 44 1420 590920                 as against -15.43% in 2009.

Website                         www.pipehawk.com
                                                                 Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange   PIP, SEATS (AIM Market)

Number of Employees             62

Fiscal Year End                 June

Revenue (in US$ million)        4.06

Revenue (in GBP million)        2.64




SWOT Analysis                                                    Return on Equity

Strengths                       Weaknesses                       The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                 0.00% for 2010, as compared to its peers, Ultra
Broad Offerings                 Limited Operating Margin         Electronics Holdings plc (Ticker: ULE), BAE Systems
                                                                 plc (Ticker: BA.) and ION Geophysical Corporation
                                                                 (Ticker: IO), which recorded ROEs of 27.28%,
Inorganic Growth Strategy       Weak Balance Sheet               19.73% and -9.68% respectively. The company
                                                                 reported a net profit margin of -32.85% in 2010.
Opportunities                   Threats
                                                                 Return on Equity
Growing Global Defense Market   Government Contract Compliance

New Contract Wins               Rapidly Changing Technology




                                                                 Liquidity Position

                                                                 The company reported a current ratio of 0.24 in 2010,
                                                                 as compared to its peers, Ultra Electronics Holdings
                                                                 plc, BAE Systems plc and ION Geophysical
                                                                 Corporation, which recorded current ratios of 0.94,
                                                                 0.65 and 2.34 respectively. As of June 2010, the
                                                                 company recorded cash and short-term investments
                                                                 of worth US$0.14 million, against US$3.10 million
                                                                 current debt. The company reported a debt to equity
                                                                 ratio of -8.04 in 2010 as compared to its peers, Ultra
                                                                 Electronics Holdings plc, BAE Systems plc and ION
                                                                 Geophysical Corporation, which recorded debt to
                                                                 equity ratios of 0.21, 0.57 and 0.29 respectively.




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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 .................................................................................................................................6
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 7
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................7
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................10
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................10
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................11
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................12
      2.2.4       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................13
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................14
      2.3.1       Efficiency ..........................................................................................................................................................14
      2.3.2       Capital Expenditure ..........................................................................................................................................15
      2.3.3       Turnover – Inventory and Asset .......................................................................................................................16
      2.3.4       Liquidity ............................................................................................................................................................17
3     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 18
    3.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................18
    3.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................18
    3.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................18
    3.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................19
    3.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................19
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