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GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published by GlobalData on Apr 9, 2013 - 79 pages
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GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a healthcare company. It focuses on the development, manufacture and commercialization of pharmaceutical and consumer health related products. The company offers medicines for the treatment of various diseases such as infections, asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular, mental health and digestive conditions. Its research and development activities focus on the development of medicines and vaccines for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The company also offers antiviral drugs, vaccines, consumer healthcare products and medicines for asthma, cardiovascular and digestive conditions, diabetes, infections and mental health. It also operates research facilities in the UK, the US, Belgium, Spain, and China. GSK is headquartered in Middlesex, the UK.

GSK aims at offering high quality medicines and vaccines to enhance the quality of human life around the world. Its strategy is to improve long-term financial performance with a diversified business model, enhance R&D returns, and deliver a diverse line of products, while simplifying its operating model. The company also aims at maintaining its existing partnerships and entering into new collaborative agreements to augment its services.

GlaxoSmithKline plc Key Recent Developments

Apr 08, 2013 GSK Officially Opens New Office In Navy Yard Corporate Center, Philadelphia
Mar 26, 2013 Texas A&M University And GSK Receive US Approval To Establish $91m Influenza Vaccine Facility In Texas
Mar 20, 2013 GSK Publishes 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report
Mar 12, 2013 Interpol And Pharmaceutical Industry Launch Global Initiative To Combat Fake Medicines

This comprehensive SWOT profile of GlaxoSmithKline plc 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.
  • Key manufacturing facilities - A list of key manufacturing facilities 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.
Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company.

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