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Boral Limited (Boral) conducts manufacturing and distribution of building and construction materials. The company's product portfolio include quarry products, cement, fly ash, pre-mix concrete and asphalt; and building products such as clay bricks and pavers, clay and concrete roof tiles, concrete masonry products, plasterboard, windows and timber. Boral operates through four reportable segments, namely, Boral construction materials and cement division, Boral building products, USA division and Boral Gypsum. The company has operations in three geographical markets such as Australia, the US and Asia. Boral is headquartered in Sydney New South Wales, Australia.

Boral Limited Key Recent Developments

Nov 13, 2012: Australian Government To Provide AUD30m Grants For Clean Energy Programs

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Table Of Contents

Boral Limited (BLD) - 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
Boral Limited - Key Facts 4
Boral Limited - Key Employees 5
Boral Limited - Key Employee Biographies 6
Boral Limited - Major Products and Services 7
Boral Limited - History 9
Boral Limited - Company Statement 11
Boral Limited - Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 13
Section 2 - Company Analysis 14
Boral Limited - Business Description 14
Boral Limited - Corporate Strategy 16
Boral Limited - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
Boral Limited - Strengths 17
Strength - Comprehensive Business Operations 17
Strength - Operational Network 17
Strength - Top Line Performance 17
Boral Limited - Weaknesses 17
Weakness - Operational Inefficiency 17
Boral Limited - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisition 18
Opportunity - Growth Opportunities: Emerging Markets 18
Opportunity - Infrastructure Spending in Australia 18
Boral Limited - Threats 19
Threat - Compliance to Environmental Norms 19
Threat - Project Delays and Cost Overruns 19
Threat - Price/Quality Trade off 19
Boral Limited - Key Competitors 20
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 21
Performance Chart 23
Financial Performance 23
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 25
Boral Limited, Recent Deals Summary 26
Section 4 - Company's Recent Developments 27
Boral Limited, Recent Developments 27
Nov 13, 2012: Australian Government To Provide AUD30m Grants For Clean Energy Programs 27
Section 5 - Appendix 28
Methodology 28
Ratio Definitions 28
About GlobalData 32
Contact Us 32
Disclaimer 32

List of Tables

Boral Limited, Key Facts 4
Boral Limited, Key Employees 5
Boral Limited, Key Employee Biographies 6
Boral Limited, Major Products and Services 7
Boral Limited, History 9
Boral Limited, Subsidiaries 13
Boral Limited, Key Competitors 20
Boral Limited, Ratios based on current share price 21
Boral Limited, Annual Ratios 21
Boral Limited, Interim Ratios 24
Boral Limited, Recent Deals Summary 26
Currency Codes 28
Capital Market Ratios 28
Equity Ratios 29
Profitability Ratios 29
Cost Ratios 30
Liquidity Ratios 30
Leverage Ratios 31
Efficiency Ratios 31

List of Figures

Boral Limited, Performance Chart (2008 - 2012) 23
Boral Limited, Ratio Charts 25

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