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Universal Forest Products, Inc (UFL) is a manufacturer and distributor of wood
and wood-alternative products to the retail building materials, industrial
packaging/components, manufactured housing, residential construction and
commercial construction & concrete forming markets. The company's products
include outdoor living products, building material and components, packaging and
industrial material, concrete forming systems, agricultural products and forest
products. It also offer services such as framing, energy solution installation
and engineering services. Universal Forest operating segments consist of the
Eastern, Western, Site-Built, Consumer Products and Distribution divisions. The
company has approximately 75 facilities located throughout the United States,
Canada, and Mexico. It is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the US.
Universal Forest has renewed its focus on optimizing inventory and collecting
receivables, innovation, prudent risk-taking and on daily improvement. This has
favorably resulted in increasing production efficiency and promoting sales in
multiple industries and markets.
This comprehensive SWOT profile of Universal Forest Products, Inc. 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
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opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that
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The profile contains critical company information including:
- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business
- 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
- 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.
Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 3
List of Figures 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Key Facts 4
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Key Employees 5
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 6
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Major Products and Services 7
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - History 8
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Company Statement 10
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 12
Head Office 12
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 12
Section 2 – Company Analysis 14
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Business Description 14
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 15
SWOT Analysis - Overview 15
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Strengths 15
Strength - Diversified Market Reach 15
Strength - Prime Regional Market Player 15
Strength - Strong Order Backlog 15
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Weaknesses 15
Weakness - Declining Profitability Ratios 15
Weakness - Dependence on a Single Customer 15
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Opportunities 16
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 16
Opportunity - Expansion into New Markets and Products 16
Opportunity - Positive Forecast 16
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Threats 16
Threat - Compliance with Environmental Standards 16
Threat - Impact of the Lumber Market 16
Threat - Seasonality and Weather Conditions 17
Threat - New Alternatives 17
Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Key Competitors 18
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 19
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 19
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 19
Performance Chart 21
Financial Performance 21
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 23
Section 4 – Appendix 24
Ratio Definitions 24
About GlobalData 28
Contact Us 28
List of Tables
Universal Forest Products, Inc., Key Facts 4
Universal Forest Products, Inc., Key Employees 5
Universal Forest Products, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 6
Universal Forest Products, Inc., Major Products and Services 7
Universal Forest Products, Inc., History 8
Universal Forest Products, Inc., Other Locations 12
Universal Forest Products, Inc., Subsidiaries 13
Universal Forest Products, Inc., Key Competitors 18
Universal Forest Products, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 19
Universal Forest Products, Inc., Annual Ratios 19
Universal Forest Products, Inc., Interim Ratios 22
Currency Codes 24
Capital Market Ratios 24
Equity Ratios 25
Profitability Ratios 25
Cost Ratios 26
Liquidity Ratios 26
Leverage Ratios 27
Efficiency Ratios 27
List of Figures
Universal Forest Products, Inc., Performance Chart (2007 - 2011) 21
Universal Forest Products, Inc., Ratio Charts 23