Financial Analysis of BP Case Study

Financial Analysis of BP
An analytical review of the financial position and reporting of British Petroleum (BP).
# 119720 | 1,729 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | SG

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The paper examines the profile of British Petroleum (BP) and its corporate governance, accounting policies and financial strength and weakness. The paper then assesses the market outlook for BP and concludes with several recommendations for the company. The paper includes color graphs and charts and appends financial statements to the paper.

Executive Summary
BP Company Profile
Corporate Governance
Overview of Accounting Policies
Financial Strength and Weakness
Market Outlook

From the Paper:

"BP plc (headquartered in London) is a vertically integrated oil and gas "Super Major" along with Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell and Total. The company is present in over 100 countries. BP's business is structured in three segments - Exploration & Production, Refining & Marketing and Gas, Power & Renewables. BP has a market capitalisation of nearly $250 billion. BP had about 96 thousand employees at the end of year 2005 and has over 1.2 million shareholders around the world. BP is the largest company in the UK, the third largest in Europe and in the top ten worldwide."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • SEC (2004). Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and the "Shell" Transport and Trading Company, P.L.C. Pay $120 Million to Settle SEC Fraud Case Involving Massive Overstatement of Proved Hydrocarbon Reserves [Internet]. SEC Press Release 24th August 2004. Available from: < > [Accessed 12 December 2006].
  • BBC (2006) BP 'knew of Texas safety worries' [Internet]. BBC news online, 1st November, 2006. Available from: <> [Accessed 20 December 2006].
  • BP (2006) BP Annual report 2005 and SEC filings 2005 [Internet]. Available online from: <> [Accessed 22nd December, 2006]
  • The Sydney Morning Herald (2006). Shell one step closer to $570b BP merger. [Internet] Available online from:> [Accessed 26th December 2006]
  • Ventureline (2006) Financial Analysis: Public Company vs Industry [Internet]. Available online from: <> [Accessed 15th December, 2006]

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