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Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM-B) - 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.HighlightsSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM) is an integrated producer and distributor of specialty nutrients and industrial chemicals. It produces potassium nitrate, iodine and lithium carbonate. The company also manufactures other specialty plant nutrients such as potassium sulfate, potassium chloride, iodine and lithium. SQM produces derivatives and certain industrial chemicals, including industrial nitrates. The company imports and commercializes other commodity fertilizers in Chile. The company derives raw material from caliche ores, brines and borate minerals. SQM, through its wholly owned subsidiaries and affiliates operates in North America, Asia, Chile and Latin America. SQM is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.Key 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 6Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Facts 6Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Employees 7Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Employee Biographies 8Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Major Products and Services 9Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - History 10Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Company Statement 13Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Locations And Subsidiaries 14Head Office 14Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Manufacturing Facilities 16Section 2 – Company Analysis 17Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Business Description 17Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Corporate Strategy 18Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - SWOT Analysis 19SWOT Analysis - Overview 19Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Strengths 19Strength - Product Network 19Strength - Market Position 19Strength - Presence in Key Growth Market 19Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Weaknesses 20Weakness - Higher Cost Structure 20Weakness - Decline in Industrial Chemicals segment 20Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Opportunities 21Opportunity - Growing Demand for Iodine 21Opportunity - Environmental Friendly Technologies 21Opportunity - Steady Rise in Fertilizer Consumption 21Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Threats 22Threat - Competitive Pressures 22Threat - Fluctuation in Raw Materials and Energy Prices 22Threat - Stringent Environmental Regulations 22Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Competitors 23Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25Performance Chart 27Financial Performance 27Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Recent Deals Summary 30Section 4 – Appendix 31Methodology 31Ratio Definitions 31About GlobalData 35Contact Us 35Disclaimer 35List of TablesSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Key Facts 6Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Key Employees 7Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Key Employee Biographies 8Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Major Products and Services 9Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, History 10Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Other Locations 14Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Subsidiaries 14Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Key Manufacturing Facilities 16Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Key Competitors 23Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Ratios based on current share price 24Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Annual Ratios 25Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Interim Ratios 28Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Recent Deals Summary 30Currency Codes 31Capital Market Ratios 31Equity Ratios 32Profitability Ratios 32Cost Ratios 33Liquidity Ratios 33Leverage Ratios 34Efficiency Ratios 34List of FiguresSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 27Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Ratio Charts 29