Lanxess AG (LXS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Aug, 2015 |    No of Pages: 46 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Lanxess AG (LXS) - 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

Lanxess AG (Lanxess) is a specialty chemical manufacturing company. It carries out development, manufacturing and marketing of rubber, plastics, specialty chemicals and intermediates. The company's major product portfolio include chlorobenzenes, chlorotoluenes, cresols, nitrotoluenes and their derivatives, amines, benzyl products, hydrofluoric acid, maleic anhydride, hydrazine hydrate, trimethylol propane and hexandiol. It caters to various industries such as agriculture, polymers, pigments, paints, consumer goods, automobiles and construction. The company has operations in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Lanxess is headquartered in Cologne, Germany.

The company focuses on business expansion through the development of innovative processes and products. It also emphasizes on optimization of existing production processes.

Lanxess AG Key Recent Developments

Jul 23, 2015: Lanxess Exceeds Market Expectations With Strong Second Quarter 2015
Apr 09, 2015: LANXESS Starts Production At Its New EPDM Plant In China
Mar 19, 2015: LANXESS Improves Earnings In Fiscal 2014 And Drives Realignment Forward Rapidly
Mar 17, 2015: Personnel Changes On LANXESS’ Supervisory Board And Board Of Management
Jan 28, 2015: LANXESS: Earnings For Fiscal Year 2014 Exceed Expectations

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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
Lanxess AG - Key Facts 6
Lanxess AG - Key Employees 7
Lanxess AG - Key Employee Biographies 8
Lanxess AG - Major Products and Services 9
Lanxess AG - History 10
Lanxess AG - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14
Joint Venture 16
Section 2 – Company Analysis 17
Lanxess AG - Business Description 17
Lanxess AG - Corporate Strategy 18
Lanxess AG - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Lanxess AG - Strengths 19
Strength - Research and Development (R&D) Capabilities 19
Strength - Positive Liquidity Position 19
Strength - Operational Network 19
Lanxess AG - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Declined Sales 20
Lanxess AG - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Emerging Markets 21
Opportunity - Launch of New Products 21
Opportunity - Growth Initiatives 21
Lanxess AG - Threats 22
Threat - Competitive Landscape 22
Threat - Stringent Regulations 22
Threat - Raw Material Issues 22
Lanxess AG - 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
Section 4 – Company's, Power, Lifesciences Financial Deals and Alliances 30
Lanxess AG, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Lanxess AG, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Lanxess AG, Recent Deals Summary 32
Section 5 – Company's Recent Developments 33
Jul 23, 2015: Lanxess Exceeds Market Expectations With Strong Second Quarter 2015 33
Apr 09, 2015: LANXESS Starts Production At Its New EPDM Plant In China 34
Mar 19, 2015: LANXESS Improves Earnings In Fiscal 2014 And Drives Realignment Forward Rapidly 35
Mar 17, 2015: Personnel Changes On LANXESS’ Supervisory Board And Board Of Management 38
Jan 28, 2015: LANXESS: Earnings For Fiscal Year 2014 Exceed Expectations 39
Jul 29, 2014: Membrane elements from LANXESS for beverage producer in Ghana 40
Jan 17, 2014: LANXESS introduces new stabilizer Baynox Extra for biodiesel 41
Section 6 – Appendix 42
Methodology 42
Ratio Definitions 42
About GlobalData 46
Contact Us 46
Disclaimer 46

List of Tables

Lanxess AG, Key Facts 6
Lanxess AG, Key Employees 7
Lanxess AG, Key Employee Biographies 8
Lanxess AG, Major Products and Services 9
Lanxess AG, History 10
Lanxess AG, Subsidiaries 14
Lanxess AG, Joint Venture 16
Lanxess AG, Key Competitors 23
Lanxess AG, Ratios based on current share price 24
Lanxess AG, Annual Ratios 25
Lanxess AG, Interim Ratios 28
Lanxess AG, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Lanxess AG, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31
Lanxess AG, Recent Deals Summary 32
Currency Codes 42
Capital Market Ratios 42
Equity Ratios 43
Profitability Ratios 43
Cost Ratios 44
Liquidity Ratios 44
Leverage Ratios 45
Efficiency Ratios 45

List of Figures

Lanxess AG, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 27
Lanxess AG, Ratio Charts 29
Lanxess AG, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 30
Lanxess AG, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 31


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