Croda International Plc (CRDA) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Jul, 2015 |    No of Pages: 62 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Croda International Plc (CRDA) - 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

Croda International Plc (Croda) is a chemical company that manufactures and sells specialty chemicals. It offers products to various sectors including consumer care, Personal care, Life sciences and Performance technologies, Industrial chemicals.. The company commercializes its products in a wide range of markets including healthcare, personal care, crop care, lubricant additives, polymers, coatings, processed vegetable oils, and oleo chemicals. It is one of the leading suppliers of omega 3 fish oil concentrates in the world. It also develops several advanced technologies such as Super Refining and Puremax. Geographically, the company’s operations are spread across Asia, Europe, France, China, Indonesia, North America and Latin America. Croda is headquartered in Goole, East Yorkshire, the UK.

Croda International Plc Key Recent Developments

Apr 28, 2015: Croda Hosts A Ceremonial Groundbreaking For First North American Plant That Will Enable Production Of 100-Percent Sustainable Non-ionic Surfactants
Apr 01, 2015: Croda International: Director Declaration
Mar 05, 2015: Croda International: Appointment Of Chairman Designate
Feb 25, 2015: Croda International: Preliminary Results For The Year to 31 December 2013 (unaudited)
Feb 24, 2015: Croda International: Results For The Year To 31 December 2014

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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
Croda International Plc - Key Facts 6
Croda International Plc - Key Employees 7
Croda International Plc - Key Employee Biographies 8
Croda International Plc - Major Products and Services 9
Croda International Plc - History 11
Croda International Plc - Company Statement 16
Croda International Plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 18
Head Office 18
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 18
Section 2 – Company Analysis 21
Croda International Plc - Business Description 21
Croda International Plc - Corporate Strategy 22
Croda International Plc - SWOT Analysis 23
SWOT Analysis - Overview 23
Croda International Plc - Strengths 23
Strength - Business Network 23
Strength - Operational Base 23
Strength - Focused R&D Activities 23
Croda International Plc - Weaknesses 24
Weakness - Decline in Industrial Chemicals and Personal Care segments 24
Croda International Plc - Opportunities 25
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 25
Opportunity - Growing Paint and Coatings Industry 25
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Petrochemical Industry 25
Croda International Plc - Threats 26
Threat - Intense Competition 26
Threat - Raw Materials Procurement Risks 26
Threat - Tightening Environmental Regulations 26
Croda International Plc - Key Competitors 27
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 29
Performance Chart 31
Financial Performance 31
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 32
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 33
Croda International Plc, Recent Deals Summary 34
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 35
Apr 28, 2015: Croda Hosts A Ceremonial Groundbreaking For First North American Plant That Will Enable Production Of 100-Percent Sustainable Non-ionic Surfactants 35
Apr 01, 2015: Croda International: Director Declaration 37
Mar 05, 2015: Croda International: Appointment Of Chairman Designate 38
Feb 25, 2015: Croda International: Preliminary Results For The Year to 31 December 2013 (unaudited) 39
Feb 24, 2015: Croda International: Results For The Year To 31 December 2014 43
Nov 28, 2014: Croda International: Group Finance Director 50
Oct 10, 2014: Croda International: Appointment Of Group Finance Director 51
Jul 22, 2014: Croda International: Interim Results For The Six Months To 30 June 2014 52
Jan 24, 2014: Croda International: Appointment Of Non-Executive Director 57
Section 5 – Appendix 58
Methodology 58
Ratio Definitions 58
About GlobalData 62
Contact Us 62
Disclaimer 62

List of Tables

Croda International Plc, Key Facts 6
Croda International Plc, Key Employees 7
Croda International Plc, Key Employee Biographies 8
Croda International Plc, Major Products and Services 9
Croda International Plc, History 11
Croda International Plc, Subsidiaries 18
Croda International Plc, Key Competitors 27
Croda International Plc, Ratios based on current share price 28
Croda International Plc, Annual Ratios 29
Croda International Plc, Interim Ratios 32
Croda International Plc, Recent Deals Summary 34
Currency Codes 58
Capital Market Ratios 58
Equity Ratios 59
Profitability Ratios 59
Cost Ratios 60
Liquidity Ratios 60
Leverage Ratios 61
Efficiency Ratios 61

List of Figures

Croda International Plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 31
Croda International Plc, Ratio Charts 33


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