Polypore International, Inc. (PPO) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Jul, 2015 |    No of Pages: 44 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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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.


Polypore 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 Developments

Dec 27, 2013: Polypore Announces Settlement And License Agreement With Sumitomo Chemical
Nov 04, 2013: Polypore Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results
Oct 15, 2013: Polypore Announces New President For Energy Storage - Transportation And Industrial Business Segment
Aug 07, 2013: Polypore Announces New President for Energy Storage - Electronics and Electric Drive Vehicles (EDVs) Business Segment
Aug 07, 2013: Polypore Reports Second Quarter 2013 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
Polypore International, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Polypore International, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Polypore International, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Polypore International, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Polypore International, Inc. - History 11
Polypore International, Inc. - Company Statement 13
Polypore International, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16
Section 2 – Company Analysis 18
Polypore International, Inc. - Business Description 18
Polypore International, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 19
Polypore International, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
Polypore International, Inc. - Strengths 20
Strength - Increased Net Sales 20
Strength - Focused Research and Development Activities 20
Strength - Proven Technology Leadership 20
Polypore International, Inc. - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Increasing Operational Costs 21
Polypore International, Inc. - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - Growing End Markets 22
Opportunity - Strategic Agreement 22
Opportunity - Eco-friendly Materials 22
Polypore International, Inc. - Threats 23
Threat - Intense Competition 23
Threat - Stringent Environmental Regulations 23
Threat - Supplier Dependencies 23
Polypore International, 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
Polypore International, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 31
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 32
Nov 05, 2014: Polypore Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results 32
Aug 06, 2014: Polypore Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results 34
May 08, 2014: Polypore Reports First Quarter 2014 Results 36
Feb 24, 2014: Polypore Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2013 Results 38
Section 5 – Appendix 40
Methodology 40
Ratio Definitions 40
About GlobalData 44
Contact Us 44
Disclaimer 44

List of Tables

Polypore International, Inc., Key Facts 6
Polypore International, Inc., Key Employees 7
Polypore International, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Polypore International, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Polypore International, Inc., History 11
Polypore International, Inc., Subsidiaries 16
Polypore International, Inc., Key Competitors 24
Polypore International, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 25
Polypore International, Inc., Annual Ratios 26
Polypore International, Inc., Interim Ratios 29
Polypore International, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 31
Currency Codes 40
Capital Market Ratios 40
Equity Ratios 41
Profitability Ratios 41
Cost Ratios 42
Liquidity Ratios 42
Leverage Ratios 43
Efficiency Ratios 43

List of Figures

Polypore International, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 28
Polypore International, Inc., Ratio Charts 30

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