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Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) - 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.


Red Hat, Inc. (Red Hat) is an open source software development company. The company provides enterprise-ready open source operating system platforms. Red Hat offers a wide range of open source software solutions including core enterprise operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, enterprise middleware platform, JBoss Enterprise Middleware and other related Red Hat enterprise technologies. These enterprise solutions are designed with cloud, virtualization, applications, management, storage and service-oriented architectures. It delivers these solutions through an integrated set of management services, Red Hat Network, JBoss Operations Network and JBoss Customer Support Portal. The company offers and develops these solutions through its open source software development and licensing model on continuous basis. It operates offices across Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific regions. Red Hat is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, the US.

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Table Of Contents

Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) - 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
Red Hat, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Red Hat, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Red Hat, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Red Hat, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Red Hat, Inc. - History 11
Red Hat, Inc. - Company Statement 16
Red Hat, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 17
Section 2 - Company Analysis 20
Red Hat, Inc. - Business Description 20
Red Hat, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 21
Red Hat, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 22
SWOT Analysis - Overview 22
Red Hat, Inc. - Strengths 22
Strength - Increase in Net Working Capital 22
Strength - Focused RandD Activities 22
Strength - Operational Performance 22
Red Hat, Inc. - Weaknesses 23
Weakness - Decline in Cost Efficiency 23
Red Hat, Inc. - Opportunities 24
Opportunity - New Offerings 24
Opportunity - Strategic Alliances and Collaborations 24
Opportunity - Inorganic Growth Initiatives: Acquisitions 24
Red Hat, Inc. - Threats 25
Threat - Competition 25
Threat - Rapid Technological Changes 25
Threat - Security Breach 25
Red Hat, Inc. - Key Competitors 26
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 28
Performance Chart 30
Financial Performance 30
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 31
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 32
Section 4 - Appendix 33
Methodology 33
Ratio Definitions 33
About GlobalData 37
Contact Us 37
Disclaimer 37

List of Tables
Red Hat, Inc., Key Facts 6
Red Hat, Inc., Key Employees 7
Red Hat, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Red Hat, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Red Hat, Inc., History 11
Red Hat, Inc., Other Locations 17
Red Hat, Inc., Subsidiaries 18
Red Hat, Inc., Key Competitors 26
Red Hat, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 27
Red Hat, Inc., Annual Ratios 28
Red Hat, Inc., Interim Ratios 31
Currency Codes 33
Capital Market Ratios 33
Equity Ratios 34
Profitability Ratios 34
Cost Ratios 35
Liquidity Ratios 35
Leverage Ratios 36
Efficiency Ratios 36

List of Figures
Red Hat, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 30
Red Hat, Inc., Ratio Charts 32

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