H.B. Fuller Company (FUL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: May, 2015 |    No of Pages: 51 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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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.

Highlights

H.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 Developments

Mar 25, 2015: H.B. Fuller Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
Jan 14, 2015: H.B. Fuller Reports Fourth Quarter 2014 Results

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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
H.B. Fuller Company - Key Facts 6
H.B. Fuller Company - Key Employees 7
H.B. Fuller Company - Key Employee Biographies 8
H.B. Fuller Company - Major Products and Services 9
H.B. Fuller Company - History 11
H.B. Fuller Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Section 2 – Company Analysis 18
H.B. Fuller Company - Business Description 18
H.B. Fuller Company - Corporate Strategy 19
H.B. Fuller Company - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
H.B. Fuller Company - Strengths 20
Strength - Diverse End Markets 20
Strength - Industry Recognitions 20
H.B. Fuller Company - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Increase in Trade Receivables 21
H.B. Fuller Company - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - Product Launches 22
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisition 22
H.B. Fuller Company - Threats 23
Threat - Competitive Pressure 23
Threat - Environmental Regulations 23
Threat - Increased cost of Raw Materials 23
H.B. Fuller Company - Key Competitors 24
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
H.B. Fuller Company, Recent Deals Summary 31
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 32
Mar 25, 2015: H.B. Fuller Reports First Quarter 2015 Results 32
Jan 14, 2015: H.B. Fuller Reports Fourth Quarter 2014 Results 34
Sep 24, 2014: H.B. Fuller Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results 37
Sep 16, 2014: H.B. Fuller Announces Polymer Emulsion Price Adjustments In North America 39
Jul 29, 2014: H.B. Fuller Announces Polymer Emulsion Price Increase In North America 40
Jul 09, 2014: H.B. Fuller Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.12 41
Jun 25, 2014: H.B. Fuller Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 42
Apr 10, 2014: H.B. Fuller Increases Quarterly Dividend 44
Mar 27, 2014: H.B. Fuller Reports First Quarter 2014 Results 45
Jan 23, 2014: H.B. Fuller Announces Quarterly Dividend 46
Section 5 – Appendix 47
Methodology 47
Ratio Definitions 47
About GlobalData 51
Contact Us 51
Disclaimer 51

List of Tables

H.B. Fuller Company, Key Facts 6
H.B. Fuller Company, Key Employees 7
H.B. Fuller Company, Key Employee Biographies 8
H.B. Fuller Company, Major Products and Services 9
H.B. Fuller Company, History 11
H.B. Fuller Company, Other Locations 15
H.B. Fuller Company, Subsidiaries 16
H.B. Fuller Company, Key Competitors 24
H.B. Fuller Company, Ratios based on current share price 25
H.B. Fuller Company, Annual Ratios 26
H.B. Fuller Company, Interim Ratios 29
H.B. Fuller Company, Recent Deals Summary 31
Currency Codes 47
Capital Market Ratios 47
Equity Ratios 48
Profitability Ratios 48
Cost Ratios 49
Liquidity Ratios 49
Leverage Ratios 50
Efficiency Ratios 50

List of Figures

H.B. Fuller Company, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28
H.B. Fuller Company, Ratio Charts 30


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