Gulf Resources, Inc. (GURE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Apr, 2015 |    No of Pages: 39 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Gulf Resources, Inc. (GURE) - 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.


Gulf Resources, Inc. (Gulf Resources) is a provider of bromine, crude salt and specialty chemicals across China. It also manufactures chemical products used in oil and gas field exploration, oil and gas distribution, oil field drilling, wastewater processing, papermaking chemical agents and inorganic chemicals. The company conducts its business activities through three reportable segments, namely, Bromine, Crude Salt and Chemical products. The product portfolio of Gulf Resources comprises bromine, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, rock salt (liquid NaCl), magnesium sulfate, and calcium sulfate. The company has eight manufacturing plants in the Shangdong Province, Northeastern China. Gulf Resources is headquartered in Shandong Province, China.

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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
Gulf Resources, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Gulf Resources, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Gulf Resources, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Gulf Resources, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Gulf Resources, Inc. - History 10
Gulf Resources, Inc. - Company Statement 12
Gulf Resources, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 13
Section 2 – Company Analysis 14
Gulf Resources, Inc. - Business Description 14
Gulf Resources, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 15
Gulf Resources, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 16
SWOT Analysis - Overview 16
Gulf Resources, Inc. - Strengths 16
Strength - Robust Operational Facilities 16
Strength - Market Position 16
Strength - Unique Product Offerings 16
Gulf Resources, Inc. - Weaknesses 17
Weakness - Dependence on Limited Suppliers 17
Weakness - Dependence on a Few Customers 17
Gulf Resources, Inc. - Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Eco-friendly Materials Offer Opportunities 18
Opportunity - Growing Market for Bromine and Crude Salt 18
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 18
Gulf Resources, Inc. - Threats 19
Threat - Geographic Concentration 19
Threat - Growing Competition 19
Threat - Taking of Leased Land by the Chinese Government 19
Gulf Resources, Inc. - Key Competitors 20
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 21
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 22
Performance Chart 23
Financial Performance 23
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 25
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 26
Nov 07, 2014: Gulf Resources Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 26
Sep 08, 2014: Gulf Resources Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 28
May 09, 2014: Gulf Resources Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results 30
Mar 17, 2014: Gulf Resources Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results 32
Feb 10, 2014: Gulf Resources Announces Final Approval of Settlement of Class-Action Lawsuit 34
Section 5 – Appendix 35
Methodology 35
Ratio Definitions 35
About GlobalData 39
Contact Us 39
Disclaimer 39

List of Tables

Gulf Resources, Inc., Key Facts 6
Gulf Resources, Inc., Key Employees 7
Gulf Resources, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Gulf Resources, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Gulf Resources, Inc., History 10
Gulf Resources, Inc., Subsidiaries 13
Gulf Resources, Inc., Key Competitors 20
Gulf Resources, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 21
Gulf Resources, Inc., Annual Ratios 22
Gulf Resources, Inc., Interim Ratios 24
Currency Codes 35
Capital Market Ratios 35
Equity Ratios 36
Profitability Ratios 36
Cost Ratios 37
Liquidity Ratios 37
Leverage Ratios 38
Efficiency Ratios 38

List of Figures

Gulf Resources, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 23
Gulf Resources, Inc., Ratio Charts 25

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