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Daicel Corporation (4202) - 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.HighlightsDaicel Corporation (Daicel) is a diverse chemicals manufacturing company. It manufactures and markets a wide range of chemical products including cellulose acetates, cigarette filter tow, water-soluble polymers and other cellulose derivatives, organic compounds, organic fine chemical products, separation membranes, pyrotechnic devices and engineering plastics. The company also offers defense-related products such as propellants, aircrew emergency-escape systems, and automobile airbag inflators. Geographically, the company's international operations are spread acrossChina, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the US and other countries. Daicel is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.Daicel Corporation Key Recent DevelopmentsJan 24, 2013: Daicel To Shut Himeji Acetic Acid Facility For MaintenanceKey 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 6Daicel Corporation - Key Facts 6Daicel Corporation - Key Employees 7Daicel Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8Daicel Corporation - Major Products and Services 9Daicel Corporation - History 11Daicel Corporation - Company Statement 13Daicel Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 14Head Office 14Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14Section 2 – Company Analysis 17Daicel Corporation - Business Description 17Daicel Corporation - Corporate Strategy 18Daicel Corporation - SWOT Analysis 19SWOT Analysis - Overview 19Daicel Corporation - Strengths 19Strength - Core Segment: Plastics 19Strength - Strong Operational Performance 19Strength - Focused Research and Development Activities 19Daicel Corporation - Weaknesses 20Weakness - Dependence on Japan 20Daicel Corporation - Opportunities 21Opportunity - New Product Developments 21Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Acetate Tow Market 21Opportunity - Purchase Agreement with Unitika Ltd. 21Daicel Corporation - Threats 22Threat - Raw Material Procurement Risks 22Threat - Stringent Environmental Regulations 22Threat - Tough Competitive Market 22Daicel Corporation - Key Competitors 23Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25Performance Chart 27Financial Performance 27Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29Daicel Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 30Section 4 – Appendix 31Methodology 31Ratio Definitions 31About GlobalData 35Contact Us 35Disclaimer 35List of TablesDaicel Corporation, Key Facts 6Daicel Corporation, Key Employees 7Daicel Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8Daicel Corporation, Major Products and Services 9Daicel Corporation, History 11Daicel Corporation, Other Locations 14Daicel Corporation, Subsidiaries 15Daicel Corporation, Key Competitors 23Daicel Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 24Daicel Corporation, Annual Ratios 25Daicel Corporation, Interim Ratios 28Daicel Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 30Currency Codes 31Capital Market Ratios 31Equity Ratios 32Profitability Ratios 32Cost Ratios 33Liquidity Ratios 33Leverage Ratios 34Efficiency Ratios 34List of FiguresDaicel Corporation, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 27Daicel Corporation, Ratio Charts 29