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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.HighlightsCroda 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 DevelopmentsApr 28, 2015: Croda Hosts A Ceremonial Groundbreaking For First North American Plant That Will Enable Production Of 100-Percent Sustainable Non-ionic SurfactantsApr 01, 2015: Croda International: Director DeclarationMar 05, 2015: Croda International: Appointment Of Chairman DesignateFeb 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 2014Key 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 6Croda International Plc - Key Facts 6Croda International Plc - Key Employees 7Croda International Plc - Key Employee Biographies 8Croda International Plc - Major Products and Services 9Croda International Plc - History 11Croda International Plc - Company Statement 16Croda International Plc - Locations And Subsidiaries 18Head Office 18Other Locations & Subsidiaries 18Section 2 – Company Analysis 21Croda International Plc - Business Description 21Croda International Plc - Corporate Strategy 22Croda International Plc - SWOT Analysis 23SWOT Analysis - Overview 23Croda International Plc - Strengths 23Strength - Business Network 23Strength - Operational Base 23Strength - Focused R&D Activities 23Croda International Plc - Weaknesses 24Weakness - Decline in Industrial Chemicals and Personal Care segments 24Croda International Plc - Opportunities 25Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 25Opportunity - Growing Paint and Coatings Industry 25Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Petrochemical Industry 25Croda International Plc - Threats 26Threat - Intense Competition 26Threat - Raw Materials Procurement Risks 26Threat - Tightening Environmental Regulations 26Croda International Plc - Key Competitors 27Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 28Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 28Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 29Performance Chart 31Financial Performance 31Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 32Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 33Croda International Plc, Recent Deals Summary 34Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 35Apr 28, 2015: Croda Hosts A Ceremonial Groundbreaking For First North American Plant That Will Enable Production Of 100-Percent Sustainable Non-ionic Surfactants 35Apr 01, 2015: Croda International: Director Declaration 37Mar 05, 2015: Croda International: Appointment Of Chairman Designate 38Feb 25, 2015: Croda International: Preliminary Results For The Year to 31 December 2013 (unaudited) 39Feb 24, 2015: Croda International: Results For The Year To 31 December 2014 43Nov 28, 2014: Croda International: Group Finance Director 50Oct 10, 2014: Croda International: Appointment Of Group Finance Director 51Jul 22, 2014: Croda International: Interim Results For The Six Months To 30 June 2014 52Jan 24, 2014: Croda International: Appointment Of Non-Executive Director 57Section 5 – Appendix 58Methodology 58Ratio Definitions 58About GlobalData 62Contact Us 62Disclaimer 62List of TablesCroda International Plc, Key Facts 6Croda International Plc, Key Employees 7Croda International Plc, Key Employee Biographies 8Croda International Plc, Major Products and Services 9Croda International Plc, History 11Croda International Plc, Subsidiaries 18Croda International Plc, Key Competitors 27Croda International Plc, Ratios based on current share price 28Croda International Plc, Annual Ratios 29Croda International Plc, Interim Ratios 32Croda International Plc, Recent Deals Summary 34Currency Codes 58Capital Market Ratios 58Equity Ratios 59Profitability Ratios 59Cost Ratios 60Liquidity Ratios 60Leverage Ratios 61Efficiency Ratios 61List of FiguresCroda International Plc, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 31Croda International Plc, Ratio Charts 33