ION Geophysical Corporation (IO) – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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ION Geophysical Corporation (IO) – 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.

Highlights

ION Geophysical Corporation (ION) is a seismic solutions provider. It offers advanced seismic data acquisition equipment, software, and seismic processing and planning services to the global oil and gas industry. The company product portfolio comprises of land seismic data acquisition equipment; seismic data libraries; marine seismic data acquisition equipment; navigation, command & control, and data management software products; seismic data processing and reservoir imaging services; and planning services for survey design and optimization. Its well-known brands include Aries, Scorpion, FireFly, Vib Pro, Orca and DigiFIN. ION has offices in Canada, the US, China, the Netherlands, Russia, the UK, Brazil, the UAE, Mexico, Egypt, Nigeria and Trinidad. ION is headquartered in Houston, the US.

ION Geophysical Corporation Key Recent Developments

Feb 11, 2015: ION Reports Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Results
Nov 20, 2013: ION Expands Data Processing Network to Service Growing Demand
Nov 18, 2013: ION to Present at the 2013 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference
Nov 06, 2013: ION Reports Third Quarter Results
Oct 01, 2013: ION to Present at the Westlake Securities New Frontiers in Energy Conference

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– The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

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– The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

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– Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company



Table of Contents

Section 1 – About the Company 6
ION Geophysical Corporation – Key Facts 6
ION Geophysical Corporation – Key Employees 7
ION Geophysical Corporation – Key Employee Biographies 8
ION Geophysical Corporation – Major Products and Services 9
ION Geophysical Corporation – History 11
ION Geophysical Corporation – Company Statement 14
ION Geophysical Corporation – Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16
Section 2 – Company Analysis 20
ION Geophysical Corporation – Business Description 20
ION Geophysical Corporation – Corporate Strategy 21
ION Geophysical Corporation – SWOT Analysis 22
SWOT Analysis – Overview 22
ION Geophysical Corporation – Strengths 22
Strength – Substantial Data Library 22
Strength – Operational Expertise 22
Strength – Improving Capital Resources 22
ION Geophysical Corporation – Weaknesses 23
Weakness – Declining Top Line Performance 23
ION Geophysical Corporation – Opportunities 24
Opportunity – Increasing Demand for Oil & Gas 24
Opportunity – New Contracts 24
Opportunity – Focus on Research and Development 24
Opportunity – Global Potential for Undeveloped Discoveries 24
ION Geophysical Corporation – Threats 25
Threat – Intense Competition 25
Threat – Rapid Technological Changes 25
Threat – Declining Oil Prices 25
ION Geophysical Corporation – Key Competitors 26
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 27
Financial Ratios – Capital Market Ratios 27
Financial Ratios – Annual Ratios 28
Performance Chart 29
Financial Performance 29
Financial Ratios – Interim Ratios 30
Financial Ratios – Ratio Charts 31
Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 32
ION Geophysical Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
ION Geophysical Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33
ION Geophysical Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 34
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 35
Feb 11, 2015: ION Reports Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Results 35
Nov 13, 2014: ION Geophysical Appoints New Chief Financial Officer 38
Nov 05, 2014: ION Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results 39
Aug 06, 2014: ION reports second quarter 2014 results 41
May 02, 2014: PEMEX awards multi-year seismic data processing contract to ION 43
Apr 30, 2014: ION reports first quarter results 44
Apr 04, 2014: ION announces multi-client 3D seismic survey offshore Ireland 46
Apr 04, 2014: ION Geophysical announces multi-client 3D seismic survey offshore Ireland 47
Feb 12, 2014: ION Reports Strong Fourth Quarter Results 48
Section 6 – Appendix 50
Methodology 50
Ratio Definitions 50
About GlobalData 54
Contact Us 54
Disclaimer 54



List of Tables
ION Geophysical Corporation, Key Facts 6
ION Geophysical Corporation, Key Employees 7
ION Geophysical Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
ION Geophysical Corporation, Major Products and Services 9
ION Geophysical Corporation, History 11
ION Geophysical Corporation, Other Locations 16
ION Geophysical Corporation, Subsidiaries 17
ION Geophysical Corporation, Key Competitors 26
ION Geophysical Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 27
ION Geophysical Corporation, Annual Ratios 28
ION Geophysical Corporation, Interim Ratios 30
ION Geophysical Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
ION Geophysical Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33
ION Geophysical Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 34
Currency Codes 50
Units 50
Capital Market Ratios 50
Equity Ratios 51
Profitability Ratios 51
Cost Ratios 52
Liquidity Ratios 52
Leverage Ratios 53
Efficiency Ratios 53



List of Figures
ION Geophysical Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 – 2014) 29
ION Geophysical Corporation, Ratio Charts 31
ION Geophysical Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
ION Geophysical Corporation, Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33

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