Cardinal Ethanol, LLC (CRDE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Feb, 2016 |    No of Pages: 33 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Cardinal Ethanol, LLC (CRDE) - 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.


Cardinal Ethanol, LLC (Cardinal Ethanol) is an ethanol producer. The company owns and operates natural gas fired ethanol production plant in east central Indiana. The plant processes bushels of locally grown corn and produces distiller’s dried grain with solubles (DDGS). It also captures food grade carbon dioxide gas. The ethanol is marketed as a transportation fuel additive across the US, and DDGS is sold as a value-added nutritional supplement to livestock and poultry producers. DDGS is a co-product of ethanol production process. The company markets and distributes its products through third parties. Cardinal Ethanol is headquartered in Winchester, Indiana, the US.

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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
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Key Facts  6
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Key Employees  7
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Key Employee Biographies  8
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Key Operational Employees  9
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Major Products and Services  10
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - History  11
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Company Statement  12
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Locations And Subsidiaries  15
Head Office  15
Section 2 – Company Analysis  16
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Business Description  16
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Corporate Strategy  17
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - SWOT Analysis  18
SWOT Analysis - Overview  18
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Strengths  18
Strength - Long-term Agreements  18
Strength - Production Capabilities  18
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Weaknesses  19
Weakness - Decreased Revenues  19
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Opportunities  20
Opportunity - Growing Ethanol Industry  20
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Renewable Fuels: US  20
Opportunity - Business Expansion Initiatives  20
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Threats  21
Threat - Environmental Regulations  21
Threat - Raw Material Costs  21
Threat - Competitive Market  21
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC - Key Competitors  22
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios  23
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios  23
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios  24
Performance Chart  26
Financial Performance  26
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios  27
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts  28
Section 4 – Appendix  29
Methodology  29
Ratio Definitions  29
About GlobalData  33
Contact Us  33
Disclaimer  33

List of Tables

Cardinal Ethanol, LLC, Key Facts  6
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC, Key Employees  7
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC, Key Employee Biographies  8
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC, Key Operational Employees  9
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC, Major Products and Services  10
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC, History  11
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC, Key Competitors  22
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC, Ratios based on current share price  23
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC, Annual Ratios  24
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC, Interim Ratios  27
Currency Codes  29
Capital Market Ratios  29
Equity Ratios  30
Profitability Ratios  30
Cost Ratios  31
Liquidity Ratios  31
Leverage Ratios  32
Efficiency Ratios  32

List of Figures

Cardinal Ethanol, LLC, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)  26
Cardinal Ethanol, LLC, Ratio Charts  28

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