American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Aug, 2015 |    No of Pages: 35 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) - 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.


American Vanguard Corporation (AMVAC) is a specialty chemical manufacturer that develops and markets products for agricultural, commercial and consumer uses. It manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, turf and ornamental plants, and human and animal health protection. AMVAC's major products include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, molluscicides, growth regulators, and soil fumigants. These products are marketed in liquid, powder, and granular forms. The company operates through four manufacturing facilities in the US. It has presence in the UK, Brazil, France, Canada, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Mexico, Venezuela and Switzerland. AMVAC is headquartered in Newport Beach, the US.

The company seeks to enter into new markets through inorganic growth. In June 2015, the company's subsidiary acquired Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd.'s European Nemacur insecticide/nematicide business assets. This provides the company with worldwide ownership of the crop protection product

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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
American Vanguard Corporation - Key Facts 6
American Vanguard Corporation - Key Employees 7
American Vanguard Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8
American Vanguard Corporation - Major Products and Services 9
American Vanguard Corporation - History 11
American Vanguard Corporation - Company Statement 14
American Vanguard Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Joint Venture 16
Section 2 – Company Analysis 17
American Vanguard Corporation - Business Description 17
American Vanguard Corporation - Corporate Strategy 18
American Vanguard Corporation - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
American Vanguard Corporation - Strengths 19
Strength - Global Presence 19
Strength - Innovation and Product Development 19
Strength - Increased Liquidity 19
American Vanguard Corporation - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Dependence on Fewer Customers 20
Weakness - Declining Financial Performance 20
American Vanguard Corporation - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Increasing Need: Improved Agricultural Production 21
Opportunity - Major Initiatives 21
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 21
American Vanguard Corporation - Threats 22
Threat - Intense Competition 22
Threat - Environmental Regulations 22
Threat - Globalization Poses Significant Challenges 22
American Vanguard Corporation - 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
American Vanguard Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 30
Section 4 – Appendix 31
Methodology 31
Ratio Definitions 31
About GlobalData 35
Contact Us 35
Disclaimer 35

List of Tables

American Vanguard Corporation, Key Facts 6
American Vanguard Corporation, Key Employees 7
American Vanguard Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
American Vanguard Corporation, Major Products and Services 9
American Vanguard Corporation, History 11
American Vanguard Corporation, Subsidiaries 15
American Vanguard Corporation, Joint Venture 16
American Vanguard Corporation, Key Competitors 23
American Vanguard Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 24
American Vanguard Corporation, Annual Ratios 25
American Vanguard Corporation, Interim Ratios 28
American Vanguard Corporation, 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

American Vanguard Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 27
American Vanguard Corporation, Ratio Charts 29

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