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G4S Plc (GFS) - 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.

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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.


G4S plc (G4S), formerly Group 4 Securicor plc, is a security solutions provider. The company provides a range of services including, secure solutions and cash solutions. It works in partnership with governments, businesses and other organizations to provide integrated solutions to security challenges. G4S has presence in over 125 countries across North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia/Pacific, Africa and Latin America. G4S is headquartered in West Sussex, the UK.

G4S focuses on geographic expansion through acquisition of facility services businesses in the UK and the US. The company seeks to enter in developing markets through acquisitions and collaboration.

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Table Of Contents

G4S Plc (GFS) - 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
G4S Plc - Key Facts 6
G4S Plc - Key Employees 7
G4S Plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
G4S Plc - Major Products and Services 9
G4S Plc - History 10
G4S Plc - Company Statement 14
G4S Plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 16
Section 2 - Company Analysis 18
G4S Plc - Business Description 18
G4S Plc - Corporate Strategy 19
G4S Plc - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
G4S Plc - Strengths 20
Strength - Diverse End Markets 20
Strength - Geographical Presence 20
Strength - Industry Expertise 20
G4S Plc - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Weak Liquidity Position 21
G4S Plc - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - Growing Demand for Security Services 22
Opportunity - Growing Markets for ATM 22
Opportunity - New Contracts 22
G4S Plc - Threats 23
Threat - Competitive Pressure 23
Threat - Rising Labor Costs 23
Threat - Stringent Regulations 23
G4S Plc - Key Competitors 24
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
G4S Plc, Recent Deals Summary 31
Section 4 - Appendix 32
Methodology 32
Ratio Definitions 32
About GlobalData 36
Contact Us 36
Disclaimer 36

List of Tables

G4S Plc, Key Facts 6
G4S Plc, Key Employees 7
G4S Plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
G4S Plc, Major Products and Services 9
G4S Plc, History 10
G4S Plc, Subsidiaries 16
G4S Plc, Key Competitors 24
G4S Plc, Ratios based on current share price 25
G4S Plc, Annual Ratios 26
G4S Plc, Interim Ratios 29
G4S Plc, Recent Deals Summary 31
Currency Codes 32
Capital Market Ratios 32
Equity Ratios 33
Profitability Ratios 33
Cost Ratios 34
Liquidity Ratios 34
Leverage Ratios 35
Efficiency Ratios 35

List of Figures

G4S Plc, Performance Chart (2009 - 2013) 28
G4S Plc, Ratio Charts 30

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