The company's logo is seen in front of the headquarters of Swiss commodities trader Glencore in Baar near Zurich April 13, Other top shareholders include Daniel Mate, 47, and Telis Mistakidis, 49, the co-directors responsible for zinc, copper and lead. They each own 6. Glencore set a to pence per share price range for the London initial public offering IPO. That values it at Nobody knows.
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Overview and summary of operations Glencore is a leading integrated p roducer and marketer of commodities, with worldwide activities in the marketing of metals and minerals, energy products and agricultural products and the produc tion, refinement, processing, storage and transport of these products. Glencore operates globally, marketing and distributing physical commodities sourced from third party producers and own production to industrial consumers.
Glencore has d eveloped and built upon its expertise in the commodities it markets and cultivat ed long-term relationships with a broad supplier and customer base across divers e industries and geographic regions. Glencores marketing activities are supported by investments in industrial assets operating in Glencores core commodities. Gle ncores industrial, geographical, commodity, supplier and customer diversity, in c ombination with its long-term relationships, have enabled it to operate profitab ly, even during periods of market weakness.
Glencores marketing operations are al so less correlated to commodity prices than its industrial operations, making Gl encores earnings generally less volatile than those of pure producers of metals, mining and energy products. Glencore focuses on maximising returns from the enti re supply chain, taking into account its extensive global third party supply bas e, its logistics, risk management and working capital financing capabilities, ex tensive market insight, business optionality, its extensive customer base, stron g market position and economies of scale.
In contrast, this is not the business model of Glencores main industrial competitors who are generally not set up to ex ploit the full range of value added margin and arbitrage opportunities throughou t the commodity supply chain. Glencore believes it is: the worlds largest physic l supplier of third party sourced commodities in respect of the majority of the metals and minerals it markets; among the worlds largest non-integrated physical suppliers of crude oil and oil products; the worlds largest participant in the su pply of seaborne steam coal, including attribution of the volumes under a number of exclusive advisory and agency agreements with, amongst others, Xstrata; amon g the worlds leading suppliers of sugar; and one of the leading exporters of grai n from Europe, the CIS and Australia.
Glencores marketing and industrial activities are supported by a globa l network of more than 50 offices located in more than 40 countries. Glencore ha s an established record of successful strategic investments in industrial assets which have become an important component of its physical marketing activities.
Key strengths Scale and leading market shares in commodity marketing globally Gl encore believes that it has significant market share positions in the addressabl e markets for zinc metal, zinc concentrate, copper metal, copper concentrate, al umina, aluminium, cobalt, seaborne export thermal coal and grains.
Glencores dail y oil sales volumes represent approximately 3 per cent. Core competence in commodity marketing, logistics, risk management a nd financing Glencore is an established marketer of commodities and has built an outstanding market reputation as a reliable supplier of quality product. Glenco res experience has allowed it to build the market knowledge, insight and logistic s capabilities required to generate value-added margins and seek arbitrage poten tial throughout the physical commodity supply chain.
Glencore continues to invest in its high-quality, large-scale, long-li fe assets to increase production capacity. Marketer with integrated production a nd processing capabilities Glencore is differentiated from commodity production competitors in that it is also a substantial marketer of third party commodities. Glencore sees its ownership of industrial assets both as sources of self-produ ced commodities and as tools for increasing flexibility, optionality, security o f supply and market knowledge.
Diversified across multiple commodities, supplier s and customers Glencore markets a broad range of commodities the three busines s segments are involved in the sourcing and marketing of more than 90 distinct c ommodities from a diverse supply base to a diverse customer base.
Track record of value creation achieved Glencore has been consistently profitabl e since the management buyout in and has a track record of growth across in dustry cycles. Since , Glencore has achieved an average annual return on equ ity of 38 per cent. Between them, management has more than years of experience at Glencore, where they have a proven tra ck record of developing and growing the business.
In addition to the management team and relevant experience of the Board, Glencore believes that there is consi derable strength and depth below this level and it seeks to develop internal tal ent to ensure that this remains the case. Resilient financial performance of mar keting Since the management buyout in , Glencores marketing operations have b een profitable in every year of operation with a proven track record of resilien ce through industry cycles.
Glencore believes that the financial performance of the marketing operations is less correlated to commodity prices than the industr ial operations. Barriers to entry Glencore believes its scale, global reach and solid track record present significant barriers to entry into the global physica l commodity marketing industry, which requires substantial access to credit mark ets and a global network supporting logistics and risk management capabilities a nd strong producer relationships.
Strategy Continue to leverage geographic scope and diversification of operations Glencore intends to build upon its position a s one of the worlds largest physical commodity suppliers and track record of exte nding product and geographical range by continuing to target market share increa ses and expansion in emerging markets. Capitalise on strategic investments in in dustrial assets Glencores strategic investments in industrial assets are an impor tant component of its physical sourcing strategy for its marketing activities.
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