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Solvay SA (SOLB) - 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.HighlightsSolvay SA (Solvay) is a chemical manufacturing company, which carries out production of specialty polymers, essential chemicals, silica and rare earth systems, consumer chemicals, polyamide and intermediates, vinyls and acetate tow. Its products include chemical products such as barium strontium, calcium chloride and caustic soda; and specialty polymers.. In addition, the company manufactures additives, engineering plastics, diphenols and derivatives and other related products. It serves customers in the markets of aircraft & aerospace, alternative energy, automotive, chemical, food & beverages, oil & gas, water & environment, wire & cables and others. The company has a presence across countries in the European Union, North America excluding Mexico, Latin America and Asia. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.Solvay SA Key Recent DevelopmentsFeb 26, 2015: Solvay: Announces Fourth Quarter & Full year 2014 Financial ReportFeb 24, 2015: Solvay Builds U.S. Specialty Polymers PEEK Production Unit In Major Expansion DriveFeb 10, 2015: Solvay High-Performance Polymers Enable High-Precision Custom Extrusions From International Polymer EngineeringFeb 05, 2015: Solvay Recognizes Surging Demand For Specialty Polymers In IndiaFeb 05, 2015: Solvay At Plastindia 2015: Polymer Solutions And Specialists To Meet India’s Growing NeedsKey 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 6Solvay SA - Key Facts 6Solvay SA - Key Employees 7Solvay SA - Key Employee Biographies 8Solvay SA - Major Products and Services 9Solvay SA - History 11Solvay SA - Company Statement 21Solvay SA - Locations And Subsidiaries 22Head Office 22Other Locations & Subsidiaries 22Joint Venture 26Section 2 – Company Analysis 27Solvay SA - Business Description 27Solvay SA - Corporate Strategy 29Solvay SA - SWOT Analysis 30SWOT Analysis - Overview 30Solvay SA - Strengths 30Strength - Focused R&D Initiatives 30Strength - Diversified Markets 30Solvay SA - Weaknesses 31Weakness - Weak Liquidity Position 31Solvay SA - Opportunities 32Opportunity - Organic and Inorganic Expansion Initiatives 32Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions and Agreements 32Opportunity - Rising Global Demand for PVC 32Solvay SA - Threats 33Threat - Increasing Competitive Pressure 33Threat - Raw Materials Risk 33Threat - Stringent Industry Regulations 33Solvay SA - Key Competitors 34Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 35Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 35Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 36Performance Chart 38Financial Performance 38Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 39Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 40Section 4 – Company’s, Lifesciences, Power Financial Deals and Alliances 41Solvay SA, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 41Solvay SA, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 42Solvay SA, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 43Solvay SA, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 44Solvay SA, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 45Solvay SA, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 46Solvay SA, Recent Deals Summary 47Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 48Feb 26, 2015: Solvay: Announces Fourth Quarter & Full year 2014 Financial Report 48Feb 24, 2015: Solvay Builds U.S. Specialty Polymers PEEK Production Unit In Major Expansion Drive 50Feb 10, 2015: Solvay High-Performance Polymers Enable High-Precision Custom Extrusions From International Polymer Engineering 51Feb 05, 2015: Solvay Recognizes Surging Demand For Specialty Polymers In India 52Feb 05, 2015: Solvay At Plastindia 2015: Polymer Solutions And Specialists To Meet India’s Growing Needs 54Dec 03, 2014: Solvay To Showcase Its Market-Focused Specialty Polymers Expertise At Chinacoat 2014 56Dec 03, 2014: Solvay Lifts Resin Production Capacity In India By 25% To Meet Surging Demand For KetaSpire PEEK And AvaSpire PAEK Specialty Polymers 58Nov 13, 2014: Solvay: 3rd Quarter And 9 Months 2014 Financial Report 59Nov 12, 2014: Thompson MIS Is FDA Cleared For Spinal Implants Made Of Solvay’s Zeniva PEEK 61Nov 06, 2014: Solvay’s Advanced Part Testing Capabilities Helps MAHLE Develop Innovative Oil Filter Modules Using Technyl Polyamides 62Section 6 – Appendix 63Methodology 63Ratio Definitions 63About GlobalData 67Contact Us 67Disclaimer 67List of TablesSolvay SA, Key Facts 6Solvay SA, Key Employees 7Solvay SA, Key Employee Biographies 8Solvay SA, Major Products and Services 9Solvay SA, History 11Solvay SA, Subsidiaries 22Solvay SA, Joint Venture 26Solvay SA, Key Competitors 34Solvay SA, Ratios based on current share price 35Solvay SA, Annual Ratios 36Solvay SA, Interim Ratios 39Solvay SA, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 41Solvay SA, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 42Solvay SA, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 43Solvay SA, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 44Solvay SA, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 45Solvay SA, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 46Solvay SA, Recent Deals Summary 47Currency Codes 63Capital Market Ratios 63Equity Ratios 64Profitability Ratios 64Cost Ratios 65Liquidity Ratios 65Leverage Ratios 66Efficiency Ratios 66List of FiguresSolvay SA, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 38Solvay SA, Ratio Charts 40Solvay SA, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 41Solvay SA, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 42Solvay SA, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 43Solvay SA, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 44Solvay SA, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 45Solvay SA, Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 46