Koppers Holdings Inc (KOP) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Jun, 2015 |    No of Pages: 38 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Koppers Holdings Inc (KOP) - 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.


Koppers Holdings Inc. (Koppers) is an integrated provider of carbon compounds, chemicals and treated wood products and services. It processes coal tar to produce various products including carbon pitch, creosote, naphthalene, phthalic anhydride, carbon black feedstock and carbon black. The company offers treated and untreated wood products and services for railroads and utilities. Koppers also offers preservatives for residential and agricultural treated lumber that includes decking and fencing. It caters to a range of end-markets, including aluminum, specialty chemical, utility, rubber, railroad, concrete, steel, residential lumber and agriculture. The company has manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Australasia, China and Europe. Koppers is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the US.

In January 2015, the company acquired the creosote distribution business of KMG Chemicals, Inc including leased railcars and storage tanks and various customer agreements.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 5
Koppers Holdings Inc - Key Facts 6
Koppers Holdings Inc - Key Employees 7
Koppers Holdings Inc - Key Employee Biographies 9
Koppers Holdings Inc - Major Products and Services 10
Koppers Holdings Inc - History 11
Koppers Holdings Inc - Company Statement 14
Koppers Holdings Inc - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16
Section 2 – Company Analysis 18
Koppers Holdings Inc - Business Description 18
Koppers Holdings Inc - Corporate Strategy 19
Koppers Holdings Inc - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
Koppers Holdings Inc - Strengths 20
Strength - Diverse Offerings 20
Strength - Global Presence 20
Strength - Business Performance: Railroad and Utility Products 20
Koppers Holdings Inc - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Business Performance: Carbon Materials and Chemicals 21
Weakness - Substantial Debt 21
Koppers Holdings Inc - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - Portfolio Optimization 22
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Chemical Industry: the US 22
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 22
Koppers Holdings Inc - Threats 23
Threat - Environmental Regulations 23
Threat - Raw Materials Pricing and Availability 23
Threat - Competition 23
Koppers Holdings Inc - 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
Section 4 – Company’s Petrochemicals Financial Deals and Alliances 31
Koppers Holdings Inc, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Koppers Holdings Inc, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Koppers Holdings Inc, Recent Deals Summary 33
Section 5 – Appendix 34
Methodology 34
Ratio Definitions 34
About GlobalData 38
Contact Us 38
Disclaimer 38

List of Tables

Koppers Holdings Inc, Key Facts 6
Koppers Holdings Inc, Key Employees 7
Koppers Holdings Inc, Key Employee Biographies 9
Koppers Holdings Inc, Major Products and Services 10
Koppers Holdings Inc, History 11
Koppers Holdings Inc, Subsidiaries 16
Koppers Holdings Inc, Key Competitors 24
Koppers Holdings Inc, Ratios based on current share price 25
Koppers Holdings Inc, Annual Ratios 26
Koppers Holdings Inc, Interim Ratios 29
Koppers Holdings Inc, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Koppers Holdings Inc, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Koppers Holdings Inc, Recent Deals Summary 33
Currency Codes 34
Capital Market Ratios 34
Equity Ratios 35
Profitability Ratios 35
Cost Ratios 36
Liquidity Ratios 36
Leverage Ratios 37
Efficiency Ratios 37

List of Figures

Koppers Holdings Inc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28
Koppers Holdings Inc, Ratio Charts 30
Koppers Holdings Inc, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Koppers Holdings Inc, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 32

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