Potlatch Corporation (PCH) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Mar, 2015 |    No of Pages: 33 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Potlatch Corporation (PCH) - 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.


Potlatch Corporation (Potlatch), formerly Potlatch Holdings, Inc., is a real estate investment trust. It owns and manages around 1.6 million acres of timberlands in the areas of Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi and Minnesota. The company specializes in growing trees, selling timber, and manufacture of solid wood products. Potlatch, through its wholly-owned taxable REIT subsidiaries, operates real estate sales and development business and also operates five manufacturing facilities that produce lumber and panel products. The product line of the company includes logs and fiber products and lumber and panels. Potlatch is headquartered in Spokane, Washington, the US.

The company focuses on managing their timberlands to optimize the balance among timber growth, prudent to achieve increasing levels of sustainable yield. It also aims to maximize the value of their non-core timberland real estate.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Potlatch Corporation - Key Facts 6
Potlatch Corporation - Key Employees 7
Potlatch Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8
Potlatch Corporation - Major Products and Services 9
Potlatch Corporation - History 10
Potlatch Corporation - Company Statement 12
Potlatch Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14
Section 2 – Company Analysis 15
Potlatch Corporation - Business Description 15
Potlatch Corporation - Corporate Strategy 16
Potlatch Corporation - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
Potlatch Corporation - Strengths 17
Strength - Manufacturing Facilities: Wood Product Segment 17
Strength - Operational Performance 17
Strength - Market Position 17
Potlatch Corporation - Weaknesses 18
Weakness - Increased Costs: Wood Products Segment 18
Weakness - Decline in Net Working Capital 18
Potlatch Corporation - Opportunities 19
Opportunity - Growth in Demand for Wood Products: the US 19
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisition 19
Potlatch Corporation - Threats 20
Threat - Competitive Pressures 20
Threat - Fluctuation in Timber Prices 20
Threat - Decline in Supply of Timber 20
Potlatch Corporation - Key Competitors 21
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 23
Performance Chart 25
Financial Performance 25
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 27
Potlatch Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 28
Section 4 – Appendix 29
Methodology 29
Ratio Definitions 29
About GlobalData 33
Contact Us 33
Disclaimer 33

List of Tables

Potlatch Corporation, Key Facts 6
Potlatch Corporation, Key Employees 7
Potlatch Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
Potlatch Corporation, Major Products and Services 9
Potlatch Corporation, History 10
Potlatch Corporation, Subsidiaries 14
Potlatch Corporation, Key Competitors 21
Potlatch Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 22
Potlatch Corporation, Annual Ratios 23
Potlatch Corporation, Interim Ratios 26
Potlatch Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 28
Currency Codes 29
Capital Market Ratios 29
Equity Ratios 30
Profitability Ratios 30
Cost Ratios 31
Liquidity Ratios 31
Leverage Ratios 32
Efficiency Ratios 32

List of Figures

Potlatch Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 25
Potlatch Corporation, Ratio Charts 27

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