Rock-Tenn Company (RKT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Mar, 2015 |    No of Pages: 35 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Rock-Tenn Company (RKT) - 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.


Rock-Tenn Company (Rock-Tenn) is a provider of consumer and corrugated packaging products and recycling solutions. The company undertakes the production and marketing of a wide range of consumer packaging products, recycled paperboard, containerboard, bleached paperboard, specialty paperboard and merchandising displays. It also offers contract packaging services, display design and engineering services, fulfillment services, testing services and shopper marketing services, among others. Rock-Tenn markets its products and services through its own sales force, independent sales representatives and distributors. It has its operational presence with offices and manufacturing facilities located in the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Puerto Rico and Argentina. Rock-Tenn is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, the US.

As a part of the company’s strategy it focuses on increasing its integration levels in the corrugated markets through acquisitions. In Line with this the company the company has completed the acquisition of the Tacoma Mill.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 5
Rock-Tenn Company - Key Facts 6
Rock-Tenn Company - Key Employees 7
Rock-Tenn Company - Key Employee Biographies 9
Rock-Tenn Company - Major Products and Services 10
Rock-Tenn Company - History 12
Rock-Tenn Company - Company Statement 13
Rock-Tenn Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Section 2 – Company Analysis 17
Rock-Tenn Company - Business Description 17
Rock-Tenn Company - Corporate Strategy 18
Rock-Tenn Company - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Rock-Tenn Company - Strengths 19
Strength - Increasing Segmental Revenues 19
Strength - Well Established Player 19
Rock-Tenn Company - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Substantial Debt 20
Weakness - Declined Recycling Segment Performance 20
Rock-Tenn Company - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 21
Opportunity - Potential Growth in Paper Recycling 21
Opportunity - Definitive Agreement With MeadWestvaco Corporation 21
Rock-Tenn Company - Threats 22
Threat - Highly Competitive Market 22
Threat - Increased Costs of Raw Materials 22
Threat - Stringent Environmental Regulations 22
Rock-Tenn Company - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 27
Financial Performance 27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29
Rock-Tenn Company, Recent Deals Summary 30
Section 4 – Appendix 31
Methodology 31
Ratio Definitions 31
About GlobalData 35
Contact Us 35
Disclaimer 35

List of Tables

Rock-Tenn Company, Key Facts 6
Rock-Tenn Company, Key Employees 7
Rock-Tenn Company, Key Employee Biographies 9
Rock-Tenn Company, Major Products and Services 10
Rock-Tenn Company, History 12
Rock-Tenn Company, Other Locations 15
Rock-Tenn Company, Subsidiaries 16
Rock-Tenn Company, Key Competitors 23
Rock-Tenn Company, Ratios based on current share price 24
Rock-Tenn Company, Annual Ratios 25
Rock-Tenn Company, Interim Ratios 28
Rock-Tenn Company, Recent Deals Summary 30
Currency Codes 31
Capital Market Ratios 31
Equity Ratios 32
Profitability Ratios 32
Cost Ratios 33
Liquidity Ratios 33
Leverage Ratios 34
Efficiency Ratios 34

List of Figures

Rock-Tenn Company, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 27
Rock-Tenn Company, Ratio Charts 29

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