Formosa Plastics Corporation (1301) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 36 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Formosa Plastics Corporation (1301) - 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.


Formosa Plastics Corporation (FPC) is a chemical manufacturing company. It manufactures and markets intermediate raw materials for plastics. The product portfolio of the company includes poly vinyl chloride (PVC) resins, vinyl chloride monomers (VCM), caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA)/ low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE). The company also offers processed plastic products developed in coordination with production of HDPE. It also owns and operates manufacturing plants such as Jenwu Plant, Linyuan Plant, Tungshan Plant, Hsinkang Plant, Ningbo Plant and Mailiao Plant. Geographically, the company conducts its operations through its subsidiaries located across Taiwan and the US. FPC is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

Formosa Plastics Corporation Key Recent Developments

Dec 23, 2013: Formosa Plastics to shut ACN plant for maintenance turnaround
Sep 17, 2013: Formosa Plastics reports fire accident at HDPE resin plant in Texas

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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
Formosa Plastics Corporation - Key Facts 6
Formosa Plastics Corporation - Key Employees 7
Formosa Plastics Corporation - Major Products and Services 8
Formosa Plastics Corporation - History 10
Formosa Plastics Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 13
Head Office 13
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 13
Joint Venture 14
Section 2 – Company Analysis 15
Formosa Plastics Corporation - Business Description 15
Formosa Plastics Corporation - Corporate Strategy 16
Formosa Plastics Corporation - SWOT Analysis 17
SWOT Analysis - Overview 17
Formosa Plastics Corporation - Strengths 17
Strength - Strong Manufacturing Capabilities 17
Strength - Strong Liquidity 17
Strength - Substantial Focus on R&D 17
Formosa Plastics Corporation - Weaknesses 18
Weakness - Declining Production Volume 18
Formosa Plastics Corporation - Opportunities 19
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for ABS 19
Opportunity - Positive Outlook of Petrochemical Industry 19
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 19
Formosa Plastics Corporation - Threats 20
Threat - Challenge of Environmental Regulations 20
Threat - Intense Competition 20
Threat - Raw Materials Issues 20
Formosa Plastics Corporation - Key Competitors 21
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 23
Performance Chart 25
Financial Performance 25
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 27
Section 4 – Company’s Petrochemicals Financial Deals and Alliances 28
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 28
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 29
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 30
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 31
Feb 06, 2014: Formosa Plastics to shut EVA plant at Mailiao in Taiwan 31
Section 6 – Appendix 32
Methodology 32
Ratio Definitions 32
About GlobalData 36
Contact Us 36
Disclaimer 36

List of Tables

Formosa Plastics Corporation, Key Facts 6
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Key Employees 7
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Major Products and Services 8
Formosa Plastics Corporation, History 10
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Other Locations 13
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Subsidiaries 13
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Joint Venture 14
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Key Competitors 21
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 22
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Annual Ratios 23
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Interim Ratios 26
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 28
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 29
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 30
Currency Codes 32
Capital Market Ratios 32
Equity Ratios 33
Profitability Ratios 33
Cost Ratios 34
Liquidity Ratios 34
Leverage Ratios 35
Efficiency Ratios 35

List of Figures

Formosa Plastics Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 25
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Ratio Charts 27
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 28
Formosa Plastics Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 29

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