CropEnergies AG (CE2) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: May, 2015 |    No of Pages: 41 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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CropEnergies AG (CE2) - 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.

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- 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.


CropEnergies AG (CropEnergies), a subsidiary of Suedzucker AG, is a manufacturer of bioethanol. It carries out the production and distribution of bioethanol. The company also produces food and animal feed from bioethanol by-products. The company's food products include wheat gluten and liquefied carbon dioxide (CO2), and animal feed products such as a high-grade dry stillage product and a liquid protein animal feed. Its bioethanol products find application in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). The company markets bioethanol products under the brand name CropPower85; and animal feed under the brand name ProtiGrain and ProtiWanze. CropEnergies serves large and medium-size mineral oil companies and independent ethyl tertiary butyl ether producers. The company owns and operates production sites in Germany, Belgium, France and the UK and trading offices in the US and Brazil. CropEnergies is headquartered in Mannheim, Germany.

CropEnergies AG Key Recent Developments

May 19, 2015: CropEnergies with growth in revenues but operating loss
Apr 30, 2015: Changes in executive and supervisory board of CropEnergies AG
Apr 10, 2015: CropEnergies expects difficult financial year 2015/16
Jan 12, 2015: Significant production increase at CropEnergies in first nine months of business year
Dec 20, 2013: Outlook confirmed - start-up of bioethanol production plant in the UK

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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
CropEnergies AG - Key Facts 6
CropEnergies AG - Key Employees 7
CropEnergies AG - Key Employee Biographies 8
CropEnergies AG - Major Products and Services 9
CropEnergies AG - History 10
CropEnergies AG - Company Statement 11
CropEnergies AG - Locations And Subsidiaries 12
Head Office 12
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 12
Joint Venture 13
Section 2 – Company Analysis 14
CropEnergies AG - Business Description 14
CropEnergies AG - Corporate Strategy 15
CropEnergies AG - SWOT Analysis 16
SWOT Analysis - Overview 16
CropEnergies AG - Strengths 16
Strength - Focus on Research and Development Activities 16
Strength - Dominant Market Position 16
Strength - Presence across the Value Chain 16
CropEnergies AG - Weaknesses 17
Weakness - Declining Working Capital 17
CropEnergies AG - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - European Renewable Energy Market 18
Opportunity - Government Support 18
CropEnergies AG - Threats 19
Threat - Intense Competition 19
Threat - Rapid Technological Changes 19
Threat - Raw Material Procurement 19
CropEnergies AG - Key Competitors 20
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 22
Performance Chart 24
Financial Performance 24
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 26
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 27
May 19, 2015: CropEnergies with growth in revenues but operating loss 27
Apr 30, 2015: Changes in executive and supervisory board of CropEnergies AG 28
Apr 10, 2015: CropEnergies expects difficult financial year 2015/16 29
Jan 12, 2015: Significant production increase at CropEnergies in first nine months of business year 30
Dec 19, 2014: CropEnergies confirms outlook for financial year 2014/15 31
Oct 08, 2014: Increased revenues and production volumes for CropEnergies 1sthalf of business year 2014/15 32
Jul 15, 2014: CropEnergies decides on EUR 0.10 dividend 33
Jul 08, 2014: CropEnergies with revenue growth and increased bioethanol production Decrease of profits in 1st quarter 2014/15 due to low bioethanol prices 34
Jun 23, 2014: CropEnergies starts into financial year 2014/15 as planned 35
May 13, 2014: CropEnergies with growing revenues and reduced earnings in financial year 2013/14 36
Section 5 – Appendix 37
Methodology 37
Ratio Definitions 37
About GlobalData 41
Contact Us 41
Disclaimer 41

List of Tables

CropEnergies AG, Key Facts 6
CropEnergies AG, Key Employees 7
CropEnergies AG, Key Employee Biographies 8
CropEnergies AG, Major Products and Services 9
CropEnergies AG, History 10
CropEnergies AG, Subsidiaries 12
CropEnergies AG, Joint Venture 13
CropEnergies AG, Key Competitors 20
CropEnergies AG, Ratios based on current share price 21
CropEnergies AG, Annual Ratios 22
CropEnergies AG, Interim Ratios 25
Currency Codes 37
Capital Market Ratios 37
Equity Ratios 38
Profitability Ratios 38
Cost Ratios 39
Liquidity Ratios 39
Leverage Ratios 40
Efficiency Ratios 40

List of Figures

CropEnergies AG, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 24
CropEnergies AG, Ratio Charts 26

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