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Kaneka Corporation (4118) - 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.HighlightsKaneka Corporation (Kaneka) is a chemical manufacturing company. The company is a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. It carries out the manufacture and sale of chemicals, solar photovoltaic cells, polymers, biotechnology and electronic products. The company's product offerings include Polyvinyl chloride, Caustic soda, Hydrochloric acid, Flexible PVC compounds, Rigid PVC compounds, Paste PVC and Chlorinated PVC. Kaneka markets these products under the brands Eperan, Lixelle, Kanecaron, Kanekalon, Kaneka and Papre. It has manufacturing plants in Takasago city, Hyogo; Osaka; Otsu city, Shiga; Kamisu city and Ibaraki. Geographically, the company's operations are spread in various countries including Japan, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Australia, Vietnam, India and the US. Kaneka has headquarters at Kita-ku, Osaka, and Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.Kaneka Corporation Key Recent DevelopmentsOct 09, 2013: Synthetic starts 12.7MW solar power plant operations in JapanMay 10, 2013: Kaneka Reports Revenue Of JPY476.5 Billion In Fiscal 2013Feb 12, 2013: EPFL's Single-junction Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cell Achieves 10.7% EfficiencyFeb 08, 2013: Kaneka Reports Revenue Of JPY353.3 Billion For Nine Months Ended December 31, 2012Key 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 6Kaneka Corporation - Key Facts 6Kaneka Corporation - Key Employees 7Kaneka Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8Kaneka Corporation - Major Products and Services 9Kaneka Corporation - Medical Equipment Pipeline Products Data 11Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Equipment Type 11Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Development Stage 13Kaneka Corporation - History 15Kaneka Corporation - Company Statement 18Kaneka Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 19Head Office 19Other Locations & Subsidiaries 19Joint Venture 20Section 2 – Company Analysis 21Kaneka Corporation - Business Description 21Kaneka Corporation - Corporate Strategy 22Kaneka Corporation - SWOT Analysis 23SWOT Analysis - Overview 23Kaneka Corporation - Strengths 23Strength - Operational Network 23Strength - Focused Research and Development 23Strength - Growth in Functional Plastics Segment 23Kaneka Corporation - Weaknesses 25Weakness - Patent Infringement Concerns 25Kaneka Corporation - Opportunities 26Opportunity - Growth Opportunities in Emerging Markets 26Opportunity - Optimistic Polymeric Foams Market 26Opportunity - Business Alliances 26Kaneka Corporation - Threats 27Threat - Competitive Pressure 27Threat - Environmental Regulations 27Threat - Challenges in Solar PV Market 27Kaneka Corporation - Key Competitors 28Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 29Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 29Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 30Performance Chart 32Financial Performance 32Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 33Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 34Section 4 – Company's Lifesciences Financial Deals and Alliances 35Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38Kaneka Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 39Section 5 – Company's Recent Developments 40Nov 14, 2014: Kaneka launches OLED lighting device with both the longest life in the world at approximately 50,000 hours and minimal color change 40May 20, 2014: Terumo BCT Enters Agreement with Kaneka Corporation 41Section 6 – Appendix 42Methodology 42Ratio Definitions 42About GlobalData 46Contact Us 46Disclaimer 46List of TablesKaneka Corporation, Key Facts 6Kaneka Corporation, Key Employees 7Kaneka Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8Kaneka Corporation, Major Products and Services 9Kaneka Corporation Number of Pipeline Products by Equipment Type 11Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Equipment Type 12Kaneka Corporation Number of Pipeline Products by Development Stage 13Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Development Stage 14Kaneka Corporation, History 15Kaneka Corporation, Other Locations 19Kaneka Corporation, Subsidiaries 19Kaneka Corporation, Joint Venture 20Kaneka Corporation, Key Competitors 28Kaneka Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 29Kaneka Corporation, Annual Ratios 30Kaneka Corporation, Interim Ratios 33Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38Kaneka Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 39Currency Codes 42Capital Market Ratios 42Equity Ratios 43Profitability Ratios 43Cost Ratios 44Liquidity Ratios 44Leverage Ratios 45Efficiency Ratios 45List of FiguresKaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Equipment Type 11Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Development Stage 13Kaneka Corporation, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 32Kaneka Corporation, Ratio Charts 34Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 35Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 36Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38