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Sonoco Products Company (SON) - 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.HighlightsSonoco Products Company (Sonoco) is a provider of a various consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain servicesmanufactures packaging products. It has manufacturing plants across the world. The company offers varied products such as metal ends and closures, pallets, paper and adhesives, plastics, reels and spools, rigid paper containers, specialty components, and tubes and cores. Sonoco provides flexible packing, graphics management, material handling, protective packaging, recycling, retail packaging; supply chain management includes contract packing, fulfillment and scalable service centers, and temperature assurance. The company operates through a network of offices across the world. It caters to industrial and commercial customers segments in the US, Europe, Canada and other countries. Sonoco is headquartered in Hartsville, South Carolina, the US.Sonoco Products Company Key Recent DevelopmentsSep 03, 2013: Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Aeris Series of Pre-Qualified ShippersKey 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 6Sonoco Products Company - Key Facts 6Sonoco Products Company - Key Employees 7Sonoco Products Company - Key Employee Biographies 8Sonoco Products Company - Major Products and Services 9Sonoco Products Company - History 11Sonoco Products Company - Company Statement 17Sonoco Products Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 20Head Office 20Other Locations & Subsidiaries 20Section 2 – Company Analysis 23Sonoco Products Company - Business Description 23Sonoco Products Company - Corporate Strategy 24Sonoco Products Company - SWOT Analysis 25SWOT Analysis - Overview 25Sonoco Products Company - Strengths 25Strength - Broad Product Portfolio 25Strength - Strong Operational Performance 25Strength - Strong Focus on Research and Development Activities 25Sonoco Products Company - Weaknesses 26Weakness - Declining Working Capital 26Weakness - Rising Debt Burden 26Sonoco Products Company - Opportunities 27Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 27Opportunity - New Product Launches 27Opportunity - Global Packaging Industry 27Sonoco Products Company - Threats 28Threat - Highly Competitive Markets 28Threat - Increasing Raw Material Cost 28Threat - Dependence on Few Large Customers 28Sonoco Products Company - Key Competitors 29Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 30Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 30Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 31Performance Chart 33Financial Performance 33Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 34Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 35Sonoco Products Company, Recent Deals Summary 36Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 37Jan 17, 2014: Sonoco Dedicates $75 Million Biomass Boiler Facility 37Jan 15, 2014: Sonoco Names Kraus, Christensen and O'Neal to Lead Protective Solutions Divisions 38Section 5 – Appendix 39Methodology 39Ratio Definitions 39About GlobalData 43Contact Us 43Disclaimer 43List of TablesSonoco Products Company, Key Facts 6Sonoco Products Company, Key Employees 7Sonoco Products Company, Key Employee Biographies 8Sonoco Products Company, Major Products and Services 9Sonoco Products Company, History 11Sonoco Products Company, Other Locations 20Sonoco Products Company, Subsidiaries 21Sonoco Products Company, Key Competitors 29Sonoco Products Company, Ratios based on current share price 30Sonoco Products Company, Annual Ratios 31Sonoco Products Company, Interim Ratios 34Sonoco Products Company, Recent Deals Summary 36Currency Codes 39Capital Market Ratios 39Equity Ratios 40Profitability Ratios 40Cost Ratios 41Liquidity Ratios 41Leverage Ratios 42Efficiency Ratios 42List of FiguresSonoco Products Company, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 33Sonoco Products Company, Ratio Charts 35