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Asahi Kasei Corporation (3407) - 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.HighlightsAsahi Kasei Corporation (Asahi Kasei), formerly Asahi Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., is a holding company of Asahi Kasei Group. The company's product portfolio includes polymers, acrylonitrile, caustic soda, styrene, diagnostic reagents, nutritional products, contact lenses, medical devices and electronic products. These products find application in the fields of chemicals and fibers, electronics, healthcare and construction. Asahi Kasei markets its products under various brand names such as Hebel Haus, Atlas, Pimel, Elcitonin, Hebel Maison, Planova, Eazet, Neoma, Sunfort and Hipore through its subsidiaries. The company has operations in various countries including the UK, Belgium, Thailand, France, Germany, the US, Japan, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, Indonesia and Korea. Asahi Kasei is headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.Asahi Kasei Corporation Key Recent DevelopmentsJul 10, 2015: Expansion Of Production Capacity For Hydrogenated Styrenic Thermoplastic ElastomerJul 01, 2015: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Selects ETAP Real-Time Microgrid Management System for Fukushima Renewable Energy InstituteJun 26, 2015: Mitsubishi Chemical To Resume Operations At Naphtha Cracker Of Mizushima PlantOct 31, 2013: Financial Summary, second quarter fiscal 2013May 09, 2013: Asahi Kasei Reports Revenue Of JPY1.7 Trillion In Fiscal 2013Key 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 6Asahi Kasei Corporation - Key Facts 6Asahi Kasei Corporation - Key Employees 7Asahi Kasei Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8Asahi Kasei Corporation - Major Products and Services 9Asahi Kasei Corporation - History 13Asahi Kasei Corporation - Company Statement 20Asahi Kasei Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 21Head Office 21Other Locations & Subsidiaries 21Joint Venture 24Section 2 – Company Analysis 25Asahi Kasei Corporation - Business Description 25Asahi Kasei Corporation - Corporate Strategy 26Asahi Kasei Corporation - SWOT Analysis 27SWOT Analysis - Overview 27Asahi Kasei Corporation - Strengths 27Strength - Focused Research and Development 27Strength - Diverse End Markets 27Strength - Strong Presence: Domestic Market 27Asahi Kasei Corporation - Weaknesses 28Weakness - Increasing Receivables 28Asahi Kasei Corporation - Opportunities 29Opportunity - Launch of New Products 29Opportunity - Positive Outlook of Petrochemical Industry 29Opportunity - Strategic Expansion Initiatives 29Asahi Kasei Corporation - Threats 30Threat - Raw Material Price Risks 30Threat - Intense Competition 30Threat - Regulatory Environment 30Asahi Kasei Corporation - Key Competitors 31Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 32Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 32Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 33Performance Chart 35Financial Performance 35Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 36Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 37Section 4 – Company's Lifesciences, Power Financial Deals and Alliances 38Asahi Kasei Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 38Asahi Kasei Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 39Asahi Kasei Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 40Section 5 – Company's Recent Developments 41Jul 10, 2015: Expansion Of Production Capacity For Hydrogenated Styrenic Thermoplastic Elastomer 41Jul 01, 2015: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Selects ETAP Real-Time Microgrid Management System for Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute 42Jun 26, 2015: Mitsubishi Chemical To Resume Operations At Naphtha Cracker Of Mizushima Plant 43May 14, 2014: Zoll To Demonstrate Pediatric CPR Electrodes, Advanced Resuscitation And Temperature Management Technologies At NTI 2014 44Feb 26, 2014: Asahi Kasei Selects ETAP Real-Time Power Management System for Nobeoka Chemical Facility 45Feb 25, 2014: Asahi Kasei Basic agreement on unification of naphtha cracker facilities in Mizushima 46Feb 25, 2014: Asahi Kasei Strengthening of petrochemical operations in Japan 47Section 6 – Appendix 49Methodology 49Ratio Definitions 49About GlobalData 53Contact Us 53Disclaimer 53List of TablesAsahi Kasei Corporation, Key Facts 6Asahi Kasei Corporation, Key Employees 7Asahi Kasei Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8Asahi Kasei Corporation, Major Products and Services 9Asahi Kasei Corporation, History 13Asahi Kasei Corporation, Other Locations 21Asahi Kasei Corporation, Subsidiaries 21Asahi Kasei Corporation, Joint Venture 24Asahi Kasei Corporation, Key Competitors 31Asahi Kasei Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 32Asahi Kasei Corporation, Annual Ratios 33Asahi Kasei Corporation, Interim Ratios 36Asahi Kasei Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 38Asahi Kasei Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 39Asahi Kasei Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 40Currency Codes 49Capital Market Ratios 49Equity Ratios 50Profitability Ratios 50Cost Ratios 51Liquidity Ratios 51Leverage Ratios 52Efficiency Ratios 52List of FiguresAsahi Kasei Corporation, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 35Asahi Kasei Corporation, Ratio Charts 37Asahi Kasei Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 38Asahi Kasei Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 39