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A. Schulman, Inc. (SHLM) - 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.HighlightsA. Schulman, Inc. (Schulman) is a global supplier of plastic compounds and resins. The company specializes in the fields of engineered plastics and masterbatch. Its product portfolio includes engineered compounds, color concentrates and additives, polyolefins, and polyvinyl chloride. The company serves various markets such as packaging, leisure and home improvement, electronics and electrical, agriculture, mobility, building and construction, personal care and hygiene, and sports. It has manufacturing facilities worldwide. Geographically, the company has operations in various countries across North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Schulman is headquartered in Akron, Ohio, the US.A. Schulman, Inc. Key Recent DevelopmentsOct 20, 2015: A. Schulman Reports Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter And Full Year ResultsAug 03, 2015: A. Schulman Names Melinda Reynolds Vice President Of Global TaxJul 06, 2015: A. Schulman Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter ResultsApr 23, 2015: A. Schulman To Expand Its Existing PET Masterbatch Compounding Capacity In EuropeApr 06, 2015: A. Schulman Reports Strong Operational Performance In Fiscal 2015 Second QuarterKey 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 6A. Schulman, Inc. - Key Facts 6A. Schulman, Inc. - Key Employees 7A. Schulman, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 9A. Schulman, Inc. - Major Products and Services 11A. Schulman, Inc. - History 12A. Schulman, Inc. - Company Statement 15A. Schulman, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 17Head Office 17Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17Joint Venture 18BusinessUnit 18Section 2 – Company Analysis 19A. Schulman, Inc. - Business Description 19A. Schulman, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 20A. Schulman, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 21SWOT Analysis - Overview 21A. Schulman, Inc. - Strengths 21Strength - Geographically Distributed Operations 21Strength - Diverse End User Markets 21A. Schulman, Inc. - Weaknesses 22Weakness - Declining Cash Reserves 22A. Schulman, Inc. - Opportunities 23Opportunity - Eco-friendly Materials Offer Opportunities 23Opportunity - Positive Outlook for ABS 23Opportunity - Strategic Acquisiions 23A. Schulman, Inc. - Threats 24Threat - Competitive Landscape 24Threat - Raw Material Procurement Risks 24Threat - Stringent Regulatory Environment 24A. Schulman, Inc. - Key Competitors 25Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 26Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27Performance Chart 29Financial Performance 29Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 30Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 31Section 4 – Company’s, Power Financial Deals and Alliances 32A. Schulman, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32A. Schulman, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33A. Schulman, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 34Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 35Oct 20, 2015: A. Schulman Reports Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results 35Aug 03, 2015: A. Schulman Names Melinda Reynolds Vice President Of Global Tax 37Jul 06, 2015: A. Schulman Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results 38Apr 23, 2015: A. Schulman To Expand Its Existing PET Masterbatch Compounding Capacity In Europe 41Apr 06, 2015: A. Schulman Reports Strong Operational Performance In Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter 42Apr 06, 2015: A. Schulman Promotes Two Senior Corporate Executives 44Mar 23, 2015: A. Schulman Experiences Strong Operational Performance Partially Offsetting Rapid Decline In Foreign Currency Exchange Rates 45Jan 06, 2015: A. Schulman Declares Regular Cash Dividend 46Jan 06, 2015: A. Schulman Reports Fiscal 2015 First-Quarter Results And Reaffirms Full-Year Guidance 47Dec 15, 2014: A. Schulman Shareholders Elect Board Of Directors At 2014 Annual Meeting; Board Reappoints Joseph M. Gingo Chairman 48Section 6 – Appendix 49Methodology 49Ratio Definitions 49About GlobalData 53Contact Us 53Disclaimer 53List of TablesA. Schulman, Inc., Key Facts 6A. Schulman, Inc., Key Employees 7A. Schulman, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 9A. Schulman, Inc., Major Products and Services 11A. Schulman, Inc., History 12A. Schulman, Inc., Other Locations 17A. Schulman, Inc., Subsidiaries 18A. Schulman, Inc., Joint Venture 18A. Schulman, Inc., BusinessUnit 18A. Schulman, Inc., Key Competitors 25A. Schulman, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 26A. Schulman, Inc., Annual Ratios 27A. Schulman, Inc., Interim Ratios 30A. Schulman, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32A. Schulman, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33A. Schulman, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 34Currency Codes 49Capital Market Ratios 49Equity Ratios 50Profitability Ratios 50Cost Ratios 51Liquidity Ratios 51Leverage Ratios 52Efficiency Ratios 52List of FiguresA. Schulman, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 29A. Schulman, Inc., Ratio Charts 31A. Schulman, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32A. Schulman, Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33