CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Apr, 2016 |    No of Pages: 63 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) - 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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- 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.

Highlights

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF Industries) is a producer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen products. The company’s products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN), ammonium nitrate, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia. CF Industries’ products are sold to cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, farmers and industrial users. Its distribution facilities are located in the midwestern US and other major agricultural areas of the US, Canada and the UK. The company also exports nitrogen fertilizer products from its manufacturing facilities located in Donaldsonville, Louisiana; Yazoo City, Mississippi; and Billingham, UK. The other manufacturing facilities of the company include Medicine Hat, Alberta; Port Neal, Iowa; Courtright, Ontario; Woodward, Oklahoma; and Ince, UK. CF Industries is headquartered in the Deerfield, Illinois, the US.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Key Recent Developments

Mar 30, 2016: CF Industries Announces Start-Up Of New UAN Plant At Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex
Feb 29, 2016: CF Industries: Tom Grooms Named Chief Information Officer At CF Industries
Feb 17, 2016: CF Industries Holdings Reports Fourth Quarter Net Earnings Of $27 Million And EBITDA Of $254 Million; Adjusted Net Earnings Of $180 Million And Adjusted EBITDA Of $451 Million
Dec 21, 2015: CF Industries: Christopher D. Bohn Elected Senior Vice President Of Manufacturing For CF Industries
Dec 16, 2015: CF Industries Announces Start-Up Of New Urea Plant At Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex

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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
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - Key Facts 6
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - Key Employees 7
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - History 10
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - Company Statement 14
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17
Joint Venture 18
Section 2 – Company Analysis 19
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - Business Description 19
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 20
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 21
SWOT Analysis - Overview 21
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - Strengths 21
Strength - Market Presence- Ammonia 21
Strength - Manufacturing Capabilities 21
Strength - Increase in Sales Volume 21
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Net Working Capital Deficit 22
Weakness - Cost Control 22
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Capacity Expansion 23
Opportunity - New Partnerships and Acquisition 23
Opportunity - Global Ammonia Industry 23
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - Threats 24
Threat - Intense Competition 24
Threat - Fluctuation in the Price of Natural Gas 24
Threat - Operational Risks 24
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. - Key Competitors 25
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Performance Chart 29
Financial Performance 29
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 31
Section 4 – Company’s Petrochemicals Financial Deals and Alliances 32
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 32
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 33
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 34
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 35
Mar 30, 2016: CF Industries Announces Start-Up Of New UAN Plant At Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex 35
Feb 29, 2016: CF Industries: Tom Grooms Named Chief Information Officer At CF Industries 36
Feb 17, 2016: CF Industries Holdings Reports Fourth Quarter Net Earnings Of $27 Million And EBITDA Of $254 Million; Adjusted Net Earnings Of $180 Million And Adjusted EBITDA Of $451 Million 37
Dec 21, 2015: CF Industries: Christopher D. Bohn Elected Senior Vice President Of Manufacturing For CF Industries 43
Dec 16, 2015: CF Industries Announces Start-Up Of New Urea Plant At Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex 44
Nov 04, 2015: CF Industries Holdings Reports Third Quarter Net Earnings Of $91 Million And Reported EBITDA Of $256 Million 45
Sep 28, 2015: Dan A. Aldridge III Named Director, Investor Relations At CF Industries 51
Aug 05, 2015: CF Industries Holdings Reports Second Quarter Net Earnings Of $352 Million And Reported EBITDA Of $670 Million 52
Jun 22, 2015: Anne P. Noonan Elected To Board Of Directors Of CF Industries Holdings 57
Jun 18, 2015: CF Industries To Increase Production Of Urea-Based Products At Courtright Nitrogen Complex In Ontario 58
Section 6 – Appendix 59
Methodology 59
Ratio Definitions 59
About GlobalData 63
Contact Us 63
Disclaimer 63

List of Tables
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Key Facts 6
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Key Employees 7
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., History 10
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Other Locations 17
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Subsidiaries 17
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Joint Venture 18
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Key Competitors 25
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 26
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Annual Ratios 27
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Interim Ratios 30
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 32
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 33
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 34
Currency Codes 59
Capital Market Ratios 59
Equity Ratios 60
Profitability Ratios 60
Cost Ratios 61
Liquidity Ratios 61
Leverage Ratios 62
Efficiency Ratios 62

List of Figures
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 29
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Ratio Charts 31
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 32
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 33


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