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Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (4217) - 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.HighlightsHitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Hitachi Chemical) is a chemical manufacturer. It carries out the manufacture and sale of advanced components and systems, and electronic related products. The company's product portfolio includes semiconductor and display related materials; printed wiring boards and related products; carbon and ceramic; automotive products; and advanced functional films. Hitachi Chemical owns and operates manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Indonesia, the US and Mexico, among others. Through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, the company distributes products in Japan and other parts of Asia, Europe and the US. It operates as subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi Chemical is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. Key Recent DevelopmentsMar 18, 2015: Hitachi Chemical: Creation Of A Basic Patent Network For Transparent Conductive Transfer FilmFeb 23, 2015: Participation in Smart Grid Demonstration Project in the Republic of PolandKey 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 6Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - Key Facts 6Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - Key Employees 7Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - Key Employee Biographies 8Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - Major Products and Services 9Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - History 11Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - Company Statement 16Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - Locations And Subsidiaries 17Head Office 17Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17Section 2 – Company Analysis 20Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - Business Description 20Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - Corporate Strategy 21Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - SWOT Analysis 22SWOT Analysis - Overview 22Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - Strengths 22Strength - Extensive Technology Platform 22Strength - Diversified Product Portfolio 22Strength - Operational Base 22Strength - Synergy with Hitachi, Ltd. 22Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - Weaknesses 24Weakness - Higher Cost Structure 24Weakness - Litigation Claims 24Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - Opportunities 25Opportunity - Market Prospects in Africa 25Opportunity - Growing Automotive Semiconductor Market 25Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 25Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - Threats 26Threat - Competition 26Threat - Raw Material Procurement Risks 26Threat - Stringent Regulations 26Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. - Key Competitors 27Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 28Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 28Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 29Performance Chart 31Financial Performance 31Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 32Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 33Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Recent Deals Summary 34Section 4 – Company's Recent Developments 35Mar 18, 2015: Hitachi Chemical: Creation Of A Basic Patent Network For Transparent Conductive Transfer Film 35Feb 23, 2015: Participation in Smart Grid Demonstration Project in the Republic of Poland 36Sep 08, 2014: Hitachi Chemical: Sales Begin of Wavelength Conversion Particles that Increase Solar Cell Conversion Efficiency 38Sep 01, 2014: Hitachi Chemical: Notice Concerning the Integration of Consolidated Subsidiaries in Thailand 39Feb 26, 2014: Hitachi Chemical Announcement of Changes in Representative Executive Officer and Executive Officer 40Section 5 – Appendix 41Methodology 41Ratio Definitions 41About GlobalData 45Contact Us 45Disclaimer 45List of TablesHitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Key Facts 6Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Key Employees 7Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Key Employee Biographies 8Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Major Products and Services 9Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., History 11Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Other Locations 17Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Subsidiaries 18Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Key Competitors 27Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Ratios based on current share price 28Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Annual Ratios 29Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Interim Ratios 32Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Recent Deals Summary 34Currency Codes 41Capital Market Ratios 41Equity Ratios 42Profitability Ratios 42Cost Ratios 43Liquidity Ratios 43Leverage Ratios 44Efficiency Ratios 44List of FiguresHitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 31Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Ratio Charts 33