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H.B. Fuller Company (FUL) - 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.HighlightsH.B. Fuller Company (H.B. Fuller) is a chemical company, which develops, manufactures and markets adhesives, sealants, and other specialty chemical products. It is a subsidiary of H.B. Fuller International Inc. The company offers a wide range of products for use in residential construction markets, such as tile-setting adhesives, grout, sealants and related products. Its products are used in various applications such as packaging; durable assembly; building and construction; personal hygiene; paper conversion; consumer products; specialty polymers; woodworks; and footwear industries. Further, the company offers technical support and customized solutions to cater specific needs of the customers. The company markets its products across Latin America, Asia Pacific, North America and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). H.B. Fuller is headquartered at St. Paul, in Minnesota, the US.H.B. Fuller Company Key Recent DevelopmentsMar 25, 2015: H.B. Fuller Reports First Quarter 2015 ResultsJan 14, 2015: H.B. Fuller Reports Fourth Quarter 2014 ResultsKey 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 6H.B. Fuller Company - Key Facts 6H.B. Fuller Company - Key Employees 7H.B. Fuller Company - Key Employee Biographies 8H.B. Fuller Company - Major Products and Services 9H.B. Fuller Company - History 11H.B. Fuller Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 15Head Office 15Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15Section 2 – Company Analysis 18H.B. Fuller Company - Business Description 18H.B. Fuller Company - Corporate Strategy 19H.B. Fuller Company - SWOT Analysis 20SWOT Analysis - Overview 20H.B. Fuller Company - Strengths 20Strength - Diverse End Markets 20Strength - Industry Recognitions 20H.B. Fuller Company - Weaknesses 21Weakness - Increase in Trade Receivables 21H.B. Fuller Company - Opportunities 22Opportunity - Product Launches 22Opportunity - Strategic Acquisition 22H.B. Fuller Company - Threats 23Threat - Competitive Pressure 23Threat - Environmental Regulations 23Threat - Increased cost of Raw Materials 23H.B. Fuller Company - Key Competitors 24Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 25Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26Performance Chart 28Financial Performance 28Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30H.B. Fuller Company, Recent Deals Summary 31Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 32Mar 25, 2015: H.B. Fuller Reports First Quarter 2015 Results 32Jan 14, 2015: H.B. Fuller Reports Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 34Sep 24, 2014: H.B. Fuller Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results 37Sep 16, 2014: H.B. Fuller Announces Polymer Emulsion Price Adjustments In North America 39Jul 29, 2014: H.B. Fuller Announces Polymer Emulsion Price Increase In North America 40Jul 09, 2014: H.B. Fuller Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.12 41Jun 25, 2014: H.B. Fuller Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 42Apr 10, 2014: H.B. Fuller Increases Quarterly Dividend 44Mar 27, 2014: H.B. Fuller Reports First Quarter 2014 Results 45Jan 23, 2014: H.B. Fuller Announces Quarterly Dividend 46Section 5 – Appendix 47Methodology 47Ratio Definitions 47About GlobalData 51Contact Us 51Disclaimer 51List of TablesH.B. Fuller Company, Key Facts 6H.B. Fuller Company, Key Employees 7H.B. Fuller Company, Key Employee Biographies 8H.B. Fuller Company, Major Products and Services 9H.B. Fuller Company, History 11H.B. Fuller Company, Other Locations 15H.B. Fuller Company, Subsidiaries 16H.B. Fuller Company, Key Competitors 24H.B. Fuller Company, Ratios based on current share price 25H.B. Fuller Company, Annual Ratios 26H.B. Fuller Company, Interim Ratios 29H.B. Fuller Company, Recent Deals Summary 31Currency Codes 47Capital Market Ratios 47Equity Ratios 48Profitability Ratios 48Cost Ratios 49Liquidity Ratios 49Leverage Ratios 50Efficiency Ratios 50List of FiguresH.B. Fuller Company, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28H.B. Fuller Company, Ratio Charts 30