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Polypore International, Inc. (PPO) - 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.HighlightsPolypore International, Inc. (Polypore) is a high technology filtration company that develops, manufactures and markets specialized polymer-based microporous membranes used in separation and filtration processes. The microporous membranes produced by the company are highly-engineered polymeric structures that contain millions of pores per square inch of ions, gases and particles. The company’s product and technology are used in businesses like energy storage and separations media. Polypore’s filtration membranes are used in specialized applications that require the removal or separation of various materials from liquids, primarily in the ultrafiltration and microfiltration markets. The company has operations in Americas, Europe and Asia. Polypore is headquartered at Charlotte, the US.Polypore International, Inc. Key Recent DevelopmentsDec 27, 2013: Polypore Announces Settlement And License Agreement With Sumitomo ChemicalNov 04, 2013: Polypore Reports Third Quarter 2013 ResultsOct 15, 2013: Polypore Announces New President For Energy Storage - Transportation And Industrial Business SegmentAug 07, 2013: Polypore Announces New President for Energy Storage - Electronics and Electric Drive Vehicles (EDVs) Business SegmentAug 07, 2013: Polypore Reports Second Quarter 2013 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 6Polypore International, Inc. - Key Facts 6Polypore International, Inc. - Key Employees 7Polypore International, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8Polypore International, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9Polypore International, Inc. - History 11Polypore International, Inc. - Company Statement 13Polypore International, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 16Head Office 16Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16Section 2 – Company Analysis 18Polypore International, Inc. - Business Description 18Polypore International, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 19Polypore International, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 20SWOT Analysis - Overview 20Polypore International, Inc. - Strengths 20Strength - Increased Net Sales 20Strength - Focused Research and Development Activities 20Strength - Proven Technology Leadership 20Polypore International, Inc. - Weaknesses 21Weakness - Increasing Operational Costs 21Polypore International, Inc. - Opportunities 22Opportunity - Growing End Markets 22Opportunity - Strategic Agreement 22Opportunity - Eco-friendly Materials 22Polypore International, Inc. - Threats 23Threat - Intense Competition 23Threat - Stringent Environmental Regulations 23Threat - Supplier Dependencies 23Polypore International, Inc. - 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 30Polypore International, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 31Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 32Nov 05, 2014: Polypore Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results 32Aug 06, 2014: Polypore Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 34May 08, 2014: Polypore Reports First Quarter 2014 Results 36Feb 24, 2014: Polypore Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2013 Results 38Section 5 – Appendix 40Methodology 40Ratio Definitions 40About GlobalData 44Contact Us 44Disclaimer 44List of TablesPolypore International, Inc., Key Facts 6Polypore International, Inc., Key Employees 7Polypore International, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8Polypore International, Inc., Major Products and Services 9Polypore International, Inc., History 11Polypore International, Inc., Subsidiaries 16Polypore International, Inc., Key Competitors 24Polypore International, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 25Polypore International, Inc., Annual Ratios 26Polypore International, Inc., Interim Ratios 29Polypore International, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 31Currency Codes 40Capital Market Ratios 40Equity Ratios 41Profitability Ratios 41Cost Ratios 42Liquidity Ratios 42Leverage Ratios 43Efficiency Ratios 43List of FiguresPolypore International, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28Polypore International, Inc., Ratio Charts 30