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Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. (4114) - 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.HighlightsNippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. (Nippon Shokubai) is a chemical company. It carries out manufacture and sale of basic and functional chemicals, and catalysts. Its product line comprises acrylic acid, ethylene oxide, ethanolamine, maleic anhydride and glycol ether, de-nox catalyst and cysteamine. It also offers products such as super water-absorbing resins, nitrogen oxide (NOx) removal catalysts, maleic anhydrides, unsaturated polyester resins, automobile catalysts, process catalysts, decomposition catalysts, adhesives, resins for coating materials, organic and inorganic particles, and others. The company, through subsidiaries and affiliates, distributes its products in Japan, Europe, Asia, North America and other regions. It has approximately 10 manufacturing facilities in Japan. Nippon Shokubai is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
As part of growth strategy, Nippon Shokubai plans to expand its position related to acrylic acids, ethylene oxide, and their derivatives through developing innovative products and technologies. Further, it seeks to establish a firm position in the field of new energy and provide novel materials for new fuels.Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. Key Recent DevelopmentsMay 11, 2015: NIPPON SHOKUBAI Announces NIPPON SHOKUBAI EUROPE, A Subsidiary In Belgium ("NSE"), Plans To Expand Its Superabsorbent Polymer ("SAP") Plant And Build Its Acrylic Acid ("AA") PlantApr 01, 2015: Nippon Shokubai Announces Establishment Of A Subsidiary In KoreaNov 07, 2013: Consolidated Financial Results, 2Q-FY 3/2014Sep 13, 2013: Nippon Shokubai's Chidori EO facility operates at full capacitySep 13, 2013: Nippon Shokubai's Chidori ethylene oxide operates at 100% capacityKey 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 6Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Key Facts 6Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Key Employees 7Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Key Employee Biographies 8Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Key Operational Employees 9Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Major Products and Services 10Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - History 12Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Company Statement 15Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Locations And Subsidiaries 16Head Office 16Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Key Manufacturing Facilities 19Section 2 – Company Analysis 20Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Business Description 20Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Corporate Strategy 22Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - SWOT Analysis 23SWOT Analysis - Overview 23Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Strengths 23Strength - Focused Research and Development Activities 23Strength - Resumption of Himeji Plants Operations 23Strength - Varied End Markets 23Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Weaknesses 24Weakness - High Non-Cash Component 24Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Opportunities 25Opportunity - Growing Paint and Coatings Industry 25Opportunity - Long Term Business Plan 25Opportunity - Strategic Expansions 25Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. - Threats 26Threat - Raw Materials Procurement Risks 26Threat - Stringent Environmental Regulations 26Threat - Intense Competition 26Nippon Shokubai 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 33Section 4 – Company's Recent Developments 34May 11, 2015: NIPPON SHOKUBAI Announces NIPPON SHOKUBAI EUROPE, A Subsidiary In Belgium ("NSE"), Plans To Expand Its Superabsorbent Polymer ("SAP") Plant And Build Its Acrylic Acid ("AA") Plant 34Apr 01, 2015: Nippon Shokubai Announces Establishment Of A Subsidiary In Korea 36Nov 21, 2014: NIPPON SHOKUBAI Filed A Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against LG CHEM Regarding Superabsorbent Polymers 37Nov 06, 2014: Nippon Shokubai : Consolidated Financial Results, 2Q-FY 2014 38Oct 01, 2014: NIPPON SHOKUBAI Announces An Expansion Of Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Production Capacity At Himeji Plant 41Jul 11, 2014: NIPPON SHOKUBAI Announces An Expansion Of Acrylic Resin For Optical Materials “ACRYVIEWA” Production Capacity 42May 08, 2014: Nippon Shokubai Summary of Consolidated Financial Results 43Section 5 – Appendix 44Methodology 44Ratio Definitions 44About GlobalData 48Contact Us 48Disclaimer 48List of TablesNippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Key Facts 6Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Key Employees 7Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Key Employee Biographies 8Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Key Operational Employees 9Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Major Products and Services 10Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., History 12Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Other Locations 16Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Subsidiaries 16Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Key Manufacturing Facilities 19Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Key Competitors 27Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Ratios based on current share price 28Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Annual Ratios 29Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Interim Ratios 32Currency Codes 44Capital Market Ratios 44Equity Ratios 45Profitability Ratios 45Cost Ratios 46Liquidity Ratios 46Leverage Ratios 47Efficiency Ratios 47List of FiguresNippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 31Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Ratio Charts 33