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GKN Plc (GKN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

  • September 2015
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  • Global Data
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  • 41 pages

GKN Plc (GKN) - 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.


GKN Plc (GKN) is a global engineering company. It designs, manufactures and service systems and components for the manufacturers across the world. It carries out the production of composite and metallic aerostructures, and engine products for both military and civil aerospace markets. GKN manufactures powdered metal and sintered components for automotive and other industrial customers. It also supplies a range of automotive driveline products and systems. In addition, it provides engineering power management products, systems and services. The company offers its services to agriculture, construction, mining and industrial equipment markets. It has 150 manufacturing facilities, service centers and offices in North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. GKN is headquartered in Redditch, the UK.

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Table Of Contents

GKN Plc (GKN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
GKN Plc - Key Facts 6
GKN Plc - Key Employees 7
GKN Plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
GKN Plc - Major Products and Services 10
GKN Plc - History 11
GKN Plc - Company Statement 17
GKN Plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 19
Head Office 19
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 19
Section 2 - Company Analysis 22
GKN Plc - Business Description 22
GKN Plc - Corporate Strategy 23
GKN Plc - SWOT Analysis 24
SWOT Analysis - Overview 24
GKN Plc - Strengths 24
Strength - Business Performance: GKN Driveline Segment 24
Strength - Business Performance: GKN Aerospace Segment 24
Strength - Operational Network 24
GKN Plc - Weaknesses 25
Weakness - Declining Profitability 25
Weakness - Declining Business Performance: GKN Land Systems segment 25
GKN Plc - Opportunities 26
Opportunity - New Contracts 26
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 26
Opportunity - Growth Prospects: Emerging Markets 26
GKN Plc - Threats 27
Threat - Foreign Exchange Risk 27
Threat - Stiff Competition 27
Threat - Environmental Regulations 27
GKN Plc - Key Competitors 28
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 30
Performance Chart 32
Financial Performance 32
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 33
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 34
GKN Plc, Recent Deals Summary 35
Section 4 - Company's Recent Developments 36
Jul 22, 2014: GKN and McPhy signed a technological agreement 36
Section 5 - Appendix 37
Methodology 37
Ratio Definitions 37
About GlobalData 41
Contact Us 41
Disclaimer 41

List of Tables
GKN Plc, Key Facts 6
GKN Plc, Key Employees 7
GKN Plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
GKN Plc, Major Products and Services 10
GKN Plc, History 11
GKN Plc, Subsidiaries 19
GKN Plc, Key Competitors 28
GKN Plc, Ratios based on current share price 29
GKN Plc, Annual Ratios 30
GKN Plc, Interim Ratios 33
GKN Plc, Recent Deals Summary 35
Currency Codes 37
Capital Market Ratios 37
Equity Ratios 38
Profitability Ratios 38
Cost Ratios 39
Liquidity Ratios 39
Leverage Ratios 40
Efficiency Ratios 40

List of Figures
GKN Plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 32
GKN Plc, Ratio Charts 34

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