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FirstGroup plc (FGP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

FirstGroup plc (FGP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

- provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT 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 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.

FirstGroup plc (FirstGroup) is a provider of transport services. It offers passenger transport services and contract or franchise services. Its service portfolio includes school buses, scheduled inter-city coach transportation services; transit contract services' bus transport services; inter-city rail network services; commuter rail network services; tramlink operations; central management and other services. Moreover, the company offers other services such as public transportation management, autonomous vehicle, maintenance and ancillary support services. It provides service to national governments, state and local authorities, school boards and universities. The company has operational presence across the US, the UK and Canada. FirstGroup is headquartered in Aberdeen, the UK.

FirstGroup plc Key Recent Developments

Dec 21,2017: Hitachi starts work on new TransPennine express trains
Dec 04,2017: TransPennine Express invests £7m in new Scarborough depot creating 15 jobs
Oct 04,2017: FirstGroup Chief Executive Tim O'Toole appoints to US safety council
Sep 18,2017: FirstGroup non-executive director Richard Adam resigns
Aug 08,2017: FirstGroup announces senior management team for new South Western rail franchise

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Section 1 - About the Company 5
FirstGroup plc - Key Facts 5
FirstGroup plc - Key Employees 6
FirstGroup plc - Key Employee Biographies 7
FirstGroup plc - Major Products and Services 8
FirstGroup plc - History 9
FirstGroup plc - Company Statement 13
FirstGroup plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Section 2 – Company Analysis 17
Company Overview 17
FirstGroup plc - Business Description 17
FirstGroup plc - Corporate Strategy 19
FirstGroup plc - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
FirstGroup plc - Strengths 20
FirstGroup plc - Weaknesses 21
FirstGroup plc - Opportunities 22
FirstGroup plc - Threats 23
FirstGroup plc - Key Competitors 24
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 29
Financial Performance 29
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 31
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 32
Dec 04, 2017: TransPennine Express invests £7m in new Scarborough depot creating 15 jobs 32
Dec 04, 2017: TransPennine Express invests £7m in new Scarborough depot creating 15 jobs 33
Oct 04, 2017: FirstGroup Chief Executive Tim O'Toole appoints to US safety council 34
Aug 08, 2017: FirstGroup announces senior management team for new South Western rail franchise 35
Jun 08, 2017: FirstGroup appoints new customer service improvement director 36
May 04, 2017: Firs Bus appoints new engineering director 37
Section 5 – Appendix 38
Methodology 38
Ratio Definitions 38
About GlobalData 42
Contact Us 42
Disclaimer 42
List of Tables
FirstGroup plc, Key Facts 5
FirstGroup plc, Key Employees 6
FirstGroup plc, Key Employee Biographies 7
FirstGroup plc, Major Products and Services 8
FirstGroup plc, History 9
FirstGroup plc, Other Locations 15
FirstGroup plc, Subsidiaries 15
FirstGroup plc, Key Competitors 24
FirstGroup plc, Ratios based on current share price 25
FirstGroup plc, Annual Ratios 26
FirstGroup plc, Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 27
FirstGroup plc, Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 28
FirstGroup plc, Interim Ratios 30
Currency Codes 38
Capital Market Ratios 38
Equity Ratios 39
Profitability Ratios 39
Cost Ratios 40
Liquidity Ratios 40
Leverage Ratios 41
Efficiency Ratios 41
List of Figures
FirstGroup plc, Performance Chart (2013 - 2017) 29
FirstGroup plc, Ratio Charts 31

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