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AOL Inc. (AOL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

AOL Inc. (AOL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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  • 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 subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
  • Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
  • Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.
Highlights

AOL Inc. (AOL), formerly AOL Holdings LLC, is a global web services company. The company specializes in investing in brands that inform, entertain, and connect the world. It provides online content, products, and services for various consumers, publishers, and advertisers. The company provides its online advertising services on its owned sites and on third-party sites under the brand name AOL Advertising. AOL operates branded and content sites, which contain digital content and sells display advertising. It also operates in consumer applications and communication products and services such as mail, instant messaging, and mobile offerings. AOL also distributes its content through agreements with manufacturers of computers, digital devices, and other consumer electronics and third-party websites. It operates one of the largest Internet subscription access services in the US. The company, through its subsidiaries, operates in the US, Canada, Sweden, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, India, Spain, Japan and Ireland. AOL is headquartered in New York, the US.

AOL Inc. Key Recent Developments

Jun 07,2017: AOL, Yahoo could lose 1,000 jobs after Verizon buyout
Feb 08,2017: AOL lays off 500 employees after adding 1500 employees over the last 12 months
Nov 25,2016: Huffington Post Canada lays off employees, including only journalists in B.C. bureau
Nov 17,2016: AOL is laying off 500 employees in a restructuring with focus on mobile, data and video
Feb 22,2016: Mark Connon appointed Global Chief Mobile Officer of AOL Platforms & Advertising

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Section 1 - About the Company 5
AOL Inc. - Key Facts 5
AOL Inc. - Key Employees 6
AOL Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 7
AOL Inc. - Major Products and Services 8
AOL Inc. - History 10
AOL Inc. - Company Statement 11
AOL Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 13
Section 2 – Company Analysis 15
AOL Inc. - Business Description 15
AOL Inc. - Corporate Strategy 16
AOL Inc. - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
AOL Inc. - Strengths 17
AOL Inc. - Weaknesses 18
AOL Inc. - Opportunities 19
AOL Inc. - Threats 20
AOL Inc. - Key Competitors 21
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 23
Performance Chart 26
Financial Performance 26
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 28
Section 4 – Appendix 29
Methodology 29
Ratio Definitions 29
About GlobalData 33
Contact Us 33
Disclaimer 33
List of Tables
AOL Inc., Key Facts 5
AOL Inc., Key Employees 6
AOL Inc., Key Employee Biographies 7
AOL Inc., Major Products and Services 8
AOL Inc., History 10
AOL Inc., Subsidiaries 13
AOL Inc., Key Competitors 21
AOL Inc., Ratios based on current share price 22
AOL Inc., Annual Ratios 23
AOL Inc., Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 24
AOL Inc., Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 25
AOL Inc., Interim Ratios 27
Currency Codes 29
Capital Market Ratios 29
Equity Ratios 30
Profitability Ratios 30
Cost Ratios 31
Liquidity Ratios 31
Leverage Ratios 32
Efficiency Ratios 32
List of Figures
AOL Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 26
AOL Inc., Ratio Charts 28

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