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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

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) is one of the leading integrated banking and financial services provider. It provides a range of products and financial services including retail and commercial banking, broking, underwriting and credit facilities, trade finance, credit cards, sales of insurance and investment products and funds under management. The group serves customers worldwide from around 6,900 offices in over 80 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. HSBC is headquartered in London, the UK.

The group’s business strategy has been to reshape the company’s operations and improve returns.

HSBC Holdings plc Key Recent Developments

Feb 27, 2013: BWSC–MAN Diesel & Turbo Consortium Wins Contract To Construct Two New Power Plants In Lebanon
Jan 23, 2013: REG Secures Loan From HSBC Holdings To Purchase Wind Turbines In Cambridgeshire, UK
Dec 20, 2012: Braskem Idesa Signs $3.2 Billion Financing For Etileno XXI Project In Mexico
Dec 14, 2012: InterGen Completes Financing For 205 MW San Luis de la Paz Natural Gas-fired Power Project In Mexico
Apr 13, 2012: Sulzer Signs CHF500m Revolving Credit Facility

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Table Of Contents

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBA) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 3
List of Figures 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
HSBC Holdings plc - Key Facts 4
HSBC Holdings plc - Key Employees 5
HSBC Holdings plc - Key Employee Biographies 7
HSBC Holdings plc - Major Products and Services 9
HSBC Holdings plc - History 11
HSBC Holdings plc - Company Statement 15
HSBC Holdings plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 19
Head Office 19
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 19
Section 2 - Company Analysis 26
HSBC Holdings plc - Business Description 26
HSBC Holdings plc - Corporate Strategy 28
HSBC Holdings plc - SWOT Analysis 29
SWOT Analysis - Overview 29
HSBC Holdings plc - Strengths 29
Strength - Adequate Capital 29
Strength - Asset Quality 29
Strength - Geographical Reach 29
HSBC Holdings plc - Weaknesses 29
Weakness - Cost Inefficiencies 29
Weakness - Net Interest Margin 30
HSBC Holdings plc - Opportunities 30
Opportunity - Business Divestments 30
Opportunity - Growth in the Banking Sector: the US 30
Opportunity - Growth in Islamic Banking and Finance: Malaysia 30
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Global Wealth Market 31
HSBC Holdings plc - Threats 31
Threat - Competition 31
Threat - Basel III Norms on Capital Requirements 31
Threat - UK Bank Levy 31
Threat - Low Interest Rate Environment 32
HSBC Holdings plc - Key Competitors 33
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 34
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 34
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 34
Performance Chart 35
Financial Performance 35
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 36
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 37
HSBC Holdings plc, Recent Deals Summary 38
Section 4 - Company's Recent Developments 41
HSBC Holdings plc, Recent Developments 41
Feb 27, 2013: BWSC-MAN Diesel and Turbo Consortium Wins Contract To Construct Two New Power Plants In Lebanon 41
Jan 23, 2013: REG Secures Loan From HSBC Holdings To Purchase Wind Turbines In Cambridgeshire, UK 41
Dec 20, 2012: Braskem Idesa Signs $3.2 Billion Financing For Etileno XXI Project In Mexico 41
Dec 14, 2012: InterGen Completes Financing For 205 MW San Luis de la Paz Natural Gas-fired Power Project In Mexico 42
Apr 13, 2012: Sulzer Signs CHF500m Revolving Credit Facility 42
Section 5 - Appendix 43
Methodology 43
Ratio Definitions 43
About GlobalData 47
Contact Us 47
Disclaimer 47

List of Tables
HSBC Holdings plc, Key Facts 4
HSBC Holdings plc, Key Employees 5
HSBC Holdings plc, Key Employee Biographies 7
HSBC Holdings plc, Major Products and Services 9
HSBC Holdings plc, History 11
HSBC Holdings plc, Other Locations 19
HSBC Holdings plc, Subsidiaries 23
HSBC Holdings plc, Key Competitors 33
HSBC Holdings plc, Ratios based on current share price 34
HSBC Holdings plc, Annual Ratios 34
HSBC Holdings plc, Interim Ratios 36
HSBC Holdings plc, Recent Deals Summary 38
Currency Codes 43
Capital Market Ratios 43
Equity Ratios 44
Profitability Ratios 44
Cost Ratios 45
Liquidity Ratios 45
Leverage Ratios 46
Efficiency Ratios 46

List of Tables
HSBC Holdings plc, Performance Chart (2008 - 2012) 35
HSBC Holdings plc, Ratio Charts 37

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