UPM-Kymmene Corporation (UPM1V) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 53 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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UPM-Kymmene Corporation (UPM1V) - 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.


UPM-Kymmene Corporation (UPM) is a biofore company, which integrates the bio and forest industries. It manufactures and supplies renewable and recyclable wood related products. The company focuses on building a sustainable future across six business areas, namely, Biorefining, Energy, Raflatac, Paper Asia, Paper ENA, Plywood and Other operations. Its product portfolio includes paper, energy, biofuels, pulp, forests and wood sourcing, timber, label materials, plywood and wood plastic composite. UPM operates production plants in 13 countries and distributes its products through global sales network. The company has presence with offices located in Germany, the UK, Finland, France, the US, Canada, China and other European and Asian countries. UPM is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

UPM-Kymmene Corporation Key Recent Developments

Jul 28, 2015: Interim Report Q2/2015: UPM’s good progress continued in Q2, with higher profits year-on-year
Dec 12, 2013: NIB finances renewable diesel refinery in Finland

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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
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Key Facts 6
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Key Employees 7
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Major Products and Services 9
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - History 11
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Company Statement 17
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 19
Head Office 19
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 19
Section 2 – Company Analysis 22
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Business Description 22
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Corporate Strategy 24
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - SWOT Analysis 25
SWOT Analysis - Overview 25
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Strengths 25
Strength - Leading Market Position 25
Strength - Versatile Business Operations 25
Strength - Strong Research and Development Activities 25
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Weaknesses 26
Weakness - Declined Performance: UPM Paper ENA 26
Weakness - Declining Working Capital 26
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Opportunities 27
Opportunity - Strategic Contracts 27
Opportunity - Global Packaging Industry 27
Opportunity - Strategic Business Initiatives 27
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Threats 28
Threat - Highly Competitive Market 28
Threat - Substitute Products 28
Threat - Stringent Regulations 28
UPM-Kymmene Corporation - Key Competitors 29
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 31
Performance Chart 33
Financial Performance 33
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 34
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 35
Section 4 – Company’s Power Financial Deals and Alliances 36
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 38
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 39
Jul 28, 2015: Interim Report Q2/2015: UPM’s good progress continued in Q2, with higher profits year-on-year 39
Oct 28, 2014: UPM achieves EUR 200 million profit improvement target ahead of schedule Net debt at lowest level in 15 years 41
Aug 05, 2014: UPM-Kymmene Corporation: Interim Report Q2 2014 43
Jul 30, 2014: UPM reports its environmental performance in EMAS 2013 statements 45
Jul 10, 2014: UPM to become exclusive distributor of Domtar’s BioChoice lignin in Europe 46
Apr 29, 2014: UPM’s strong Q1 shows momentum towards EUR 400 million profit improvement 47
Section 6 – Appendix 49
Methodology 49
Ratio Definitions 49
About GlobalData 53
Contact Us 53
Disclaimer 53

List of Tables

UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Key Facts 6
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Key Employees 7
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Major Products and Services 9
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, History 11
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Other Locations 19
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Subsidiaries 20
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Key Competitors 29
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 30
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Annual Ratios 31
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Interim Ratios 34
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Power, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 38
Currency Codes 49
Capital Market Ratios 49
Equity Ratios 50
Profitability Ratios 50
Cost Ratios 51
Liquidity Ratios 51
Leverage Ratios 52
Efficiency Ratios 52

List of Figures

UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 33
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Ratio Charts 35
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Power, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 36
UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Power, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 37

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