Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM-B) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Jul, 2015 |    No of Pages: 35 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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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.

Highlights

Sociedad 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.

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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
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Facts 6
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Employees 7
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Employee Biographies 8
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Major Products and Services 9
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - History 10
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Company Statement 13
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Manufacturing Facilities 16
Section 2 – Company Analysis 17
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Business Description 17
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Corporate Strategy 18
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Strengths 19
Strength - Product Network 19
Strength - Market Position 19
Strength - Presence in Key Growth Market 19
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Higher Cost Structure 20
Weakness - Decline in Industrial Chemicals segment 20
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Growing Demand for Iodine 21
Opportunity - Environmental Friendly Technologies 21
Opportunity - Steady Rise in Fertilizer Consumption 21
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Threats 22
Threat - Competitive Pressures 22
Threat - Fluctuation in Raw Materials and Energy Prices 22
Threat - Stringent Environmental Regulations 22
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 27
Financial Performance 27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Recent Deals Summary 30
Section 4 – Appendix 31
Methodology 31
Ratio Definitions 31
About GlobalData 35
Contact Us 35
Disclaimer 35

List of Tables

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Key Facts 6
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Key Employees 7
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Key Employee Biographies 8
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Major Products and Services 9
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, History 10
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Other Locations 14
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Subsidiaries 14
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Key Manufacturing Facilities 16
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Key Competitors 23
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Ratios based on current share price 24
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Annual Ratios 25
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Interim Ratios 28
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Recent Deals Summary 30
Currency Codes 31
Capital Market Ratios 31
Equity Ratios 32
Profitability Ratios 32
Cost Ratios 33
Liquidity Ratios 33
Leverage Ratios 34
Efficiency Ratios 34

List of Figures

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 27
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, Ratio Charts 29


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