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Yara International ASA (YAR) - 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.HighlightsYara International ASA (Yara) is a chemical company. It specializes in the production and marketing of agricultural development and industrial products. The company's product line comprises fertilizers which include crop nutrition products, field applied nitrogen fertilizer, fertigation and liquid fertilizers, and foliar sprays; industrial solutions which are divided into four categories, namely, environmental solutions, Carbon dioxide / Dry ice, Chemicals and Technical nitrates; and animal nutrition products such as feed phosphates, feed acidifiers and purified phosphoric acid. It also offers services such as logistics and distribution and analytical services. Yara caters its products to various markets including civil explosives, transport, chemicals, utilities, food and beverages. It has manufacturing facilities in Italy, Brazil, Finland, France, the UK, Germany, Libya, Norway, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, the Netherlands and Australia. Geographically, the company operates in various countries across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Yara is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
The company focuses on strengthening its position in emerging countries through acquisitions and joint venture agreements. In line with this approach, the company acquired OFD Holdings Inc., with its fertilizer production facility in Cartagena, Colombia and other regional distribution network. Through the acquisition, the company expands its presence in Latin America. It also acquired 60% stake in Galvani Industria, Comercio e Serviços S/A, the acquisition would strengthen phosphate fertilizer capacity in the Brazil.Yara International ASA Key Recent DevelopmentsJul 29, 2015: Yara Expands Value-Added Production Capacity In Sluiskil, NetherlandsJul 27, 2015: Yara And BASF Break Ground On New Ammonia Plant In Freeport, TexasJul 21, 2015: Yara Reports Strong Second-Quarter ResultsApr 10, 2015: Terje Knutsen Appointed Head Of Yara DownstreamMar 30, 2015: Svein Tore Holsether Appointed New CEO Of Yara InternationalKey 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 6Yara International ASA - Key Facts 6Yara International ASA - Key Employees 7Yara International ASA - Key Employee Biographies 8Yara International ASA - Major Products and Services 9Yara International ASA - History 10Yara International ASA - Company Statement 15Yara International ASA - Locations And Subsidiaries 17Head Office 17Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17Joint Venture 18Section 2 – Company Analysis 19Yara International ASA - Business Description 19Yara International ASA - Corporate Strategy 20Yara International ASA - SWOT Analysis 21SWOT Analysis - Overview 21Yara International ASA - Strengths 21Strength - Leading Market Position 21Strength - Improved Operating Performance 21Yara International ASA - Weaknesses 22Weakness - Fall in Efficiency Ratios 22Yara International ASA - Opportunities 23Opportunity - Growth in Emerging Markets 23Opportunity - Rising Demand for Fertilizers 23Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 23Yara International ASA - Threats 24Threat - Challenge of Environmental Regulations 24Threat - Competitive Pressures 24Threat - Globalization Poses Significant Challenges 24Yara International ASA - Key Competitors 25Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 26Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27Performance Chart 29Financial Performance 29Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 30Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 31Section 4 – Company's, Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 32Yara International ASA, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32Yara International ASA, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33Yara International ASA, Recent Deals Summary 34Section 5 – Company's Recent Developments 35Jul 29, 2015: Yara Expands Value-Added Production Capacity In Sluiskil, Netherlands 35Jul 27, 2015: Yara And BASF Break Ground On New Ammonia Plant In Freeport, Texas 36Jul 21, 2015: Yara Reports Strong Second-Quarter Results 37Apr 10, 2015: Terje Knutsen Appointed Head Of Yara Downstream 38Mar 30, 2015: Svein Tore Holsether Appointed New CEO Of Yara International 39Feb 19, 2015: Yara And BASF To Build Ammonia Plant In Freeport, Texas 40Feb 11, 2015: Yara Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter Results With Improved Margins 41Oct 22, 2014: Yara Reports Strong Third-Quarter Results With Record Deliveries 42Oct 13, 2014: Yara International ASA: Thor Giver appointed Acting CFO 43Oct 07, 2014: Yara International ASA: Torgeir Kvidal appointed acting CEO 44Section 6 – Appendix 45Methodology 45Ratio Definitions 45About GlobalData 49Contact Us 49Disclaimer 49List of TablesYara International ASA, Key Facts 6Yara International ASA, Key Employees 7Yara International ASA, Key Employee Biographies 8Yara International ASA, Major Products and Services 9Yara International ASA, History 10Yara International ASA, Subsidiaries 17Yara International ASA, Joint Venture 18Yara International ASA, Key Competitors 25Yara International ASA, Ratios based on current share price 26Yara International ASA, Annual Ratios 27Yara International ASA, Interim Ratios 30Yara International ASA, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32Yara International ASA, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33Yara International ASA, Recent Deals Summary 34Currency Codes 45Capital Market Ratios 45Equity Ratios 46Profitability Ratios 46Cost Ratios 47Liquidity Ratios 47Leverage Ratios 48Efficiency Ratios 48List of FiguresYara International ASA, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 29Yara International ASA, Ratio Charts 31Yara International ASA, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32Yara International ASA, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33