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Wacker Chemie AG (WCH) - 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.HighlightsWacker Chemie AG (Wacker) develops, manufactures, and markets various chemical and semiconductor materials. It offers a range of silicone fluids and emulsions, resins, elastomers, sealants and silanes. The company manufactures binders and polymeric additives such as dispersible polymer powders and dispersion. Wacker supplies customized biotech and catalog products for the fine-chemical sector. It develops hyperpure polysilicon for semiconductors and solar sector. The company also produces silicon wafers for semiconductor manufacturers. The company's products and services are widely used in sectors such as consumer goods, food, pharmaceuticals, textiles, the solar and electrical/electronic, basic chemical materials, medical technology, biotech, mechanical engineering, automotive, and construction. Geographically, the company has operations in Germany, the Americas, Asia, Rest of Europe, and others. Wacker is headquartered in Munich, Germany.Wacker Chemie AG Key Recent DevelopmentsApr 04, 2016: Wacker Silicones Under New LeadershipMar 24, 2016: WACKER Expands Technical Center In Singapore And Includes New Lab For Silicone ElastomersMar 17, 2016: Wacker Expects Growth in both Sales and Adjusted EBITDA in 2016Mar 01, 2016: WACKER Strengthens Its Presence In Latin America With A New Subsidiary And Technical Center For Construction Applications In ColombiaFeb 02, 2016: WACKER Lifts Sales in 2015 Above €5 Billion for the First Time and Increases its Net IncomeKey benefits of buying this profile include:You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.- 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.Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.- 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.Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.- 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 ContentsTable of Contents 2List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6Wacker Chemie AG - Key Facts 6Wacker Chemie AG - Key Employees 7Wacker Chemie AG - Key Employee Biographies 8Wacker Chemie AG - Major Products and Services 9Wacker Chemie AG - History 11Wacker Chemie AG - Company Statement 16Wacker Chemie AG - Locations And Subsidiaries 18Head Office 18Other Locations & Subsidiaries 18Joint Venture 20Section 2 - Company Analysis 22Wacker Chemie AG - Business Description 22Wacker Chemie AG - SWOT Analysis 23SWOT Analysis - Overview 23Wacker Chemie AG - Strengths 23Strength - Business Performance: Polymers 23Strength - Business Performance: Silicones 23Strength - Diverse Customer Base 23Wacker Chemie AG - Weaknesses 24Weakness - Cost Efficiency: PolySilicon 24Wacker Chemie AG - Opportunities 25Opportunity - Positive Outlook of Semiconductor Market 25Opportunity - Business Expansion 25Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Solar PV: Global 25Wacker Chemie AG - Threats 26Threat - Competition 26Threat - Cyclical Nature of the Semiconductor Industry 26Threat - Environmental Regulations 26Wacker Chemie AG - Key Competitors 27Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 28Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 28Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 29Performance Chart 31Financial Performance 31Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 32Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 33Section 4 - Company's Lifesciences, Power Financial Deals and Alliances 34Wacker Chemie AG, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 34Wacker Chemie AG, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 35Wacker Chemie AG, Recent Deals Summary 36Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 37Apr 04, 2016: Wacker Silicones Under New Leadership 37Mar 24, 2016: WACKER Expands Technical Center In Singapore And Includes New Lab For Silicone Elastomers 38Mar 17, 2016: Wacker Expects Growth in both Sales and Adjusted EBITDA in 2016 39Mar 01, 2016: WACKER Strengthens Its Presence In Latin America With A New Subsidiary And Technical Center For Construction Applications In Colombia 42Feb 02, 2016: WACKER Lifts Sales in 2015 Above €5 Billion for the First Time and Increases its Net Income 43Jan 15, 2016: WACKER Launches New High-Refractive-Index Silicones for LEDs 45Oct 29, 2015: WACKER Achieves Strong Sales Growth in Q3 2015 with Earnings Below Previous Year due to Lower Special Income 46Oct 20, 2015: Wacker Starts Up New Reactor Increasing Production Capacity For Dispersions In USA 49Aug 03, 2015: Wacker Posts Significant Growth In Sales And Earnings For Q2 2015 50Jun 24, 2015: Change In WACKER's Executive Board 53Section 6 - Appendix 54Methodology 54Ratio Definitions 54About GlobalData 58Contact Us 58Disclaimer 58List of TablesWacker Chemie AG, Key Facts 6Wacker Chemie AG, Key Employees 7Wacker Chemie AG, Key Employee Biographies 8Wacker Chemie AG, Major Products and Services 9Wacker Chemie AG, History 11Wacker Chemie AG, Other Locations 18Wacker Chemie AG, Subsidiaries 19Wacker Chemie AG, Joint Venture 20Wacker Chemie AG, Key Competitors 27Wacker Chemie AG, Ratios based on current share price 28Wacker Chemie AG, Annual Ratios 29Wacker Chemie AG, Interim Ratios 32Wacker Chemie AG, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 34Wacker Chemie AG, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 35Wacker Chemie AG, Recent Deals Summary 36Currency Codes 54Capital Market Ratios 54Equity Ratios 55Profitability Ratios 55Cost Ratios 56Liquidity Ratios 56Leverage Ratios 57Efficiency Ratios 57List of FiguresWacker Chemie AG, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 31Wacker Chemie AG, Ratio Charts 33Wacker Chemie AG, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 34Wacker Chemie AG, Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 35