Sonoco Products Company (SON) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Sep, 2015 |    No of Pages: 43 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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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.


Sonoco 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 Developments

Sep 03, 2013: Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Aeris Series of Pre-Qualified Shippers

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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
Sonoco Products Company - Key Facts 6
Sonoco Products Company - Key Employees 7
Sonoco Products Company - Key Employee Biographies 8
Sonoco Products Company - Major Products and Services 9
Sonoco Products Company - History 11
Sonoco Products Company - Company Statement 17
Sonoco Products Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 20
Head Office 20
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 20
Section 2 – Company Analysis 23
Sonoco Products Company - Business Description 23
Sonoco Products Company - Corporate Strategy 24
Sonoco Products Company - SWOT Analysis 25
SWOT Analysis - Overview 25
Sonoco Products Company - Strengths 25
Strength - Broad Product Portfolio 25
Strength - Strong Operational Performance 25
Strength - Strong Focus on Research and Development Activities 25
Sonoco Products Company - Weaknesses 26
Weakness - Declining Working Capital 26
Weakness - Rising Debt Burden 26
Sonoco Products Company - Opportunities 27
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 27
Opportunity - New Product Launches 27
Opportunity - Global Packaging Industry 27
Sonoco Products Company - Threats 28
Threat - Highly Competitive Markets 28
Threat - Increasing Raw Material Cost 28
Threat - Dependence on Few Large Customers 28
Sonoco Products Company - 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
Sonoco Products Company, Recent Deals Summary 36
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 37
Jan 17, 2014: Sonoco Dedicates $75 Million Biomass Boiler Facility 37
Jan 15, 2014: Sonoco Names Kraus, Christensen and O'Neal to Lead Protective Solutions Divisions 38
Section 5 – Appendix 39
Methodology 39
Ratio Definitions 39
About GlobalData 43
Contact Us 43
Disclaimer 43

List of Tables

Sonoco Products Company, Key Facts 6
Sonoco Products Company, Key Employees 7
Sonoco Products Company, Key Employee Biographies 8
Sonoco Products Company, Major Products and Services 9
Sonoco Products Company, History 11
Sonoco Products Company, Other Locations 20
Sonoco Products Company, Subsidiaries 21
Sonoco Products Company, Key Competitors 29
Sonoco Products Company, Ratios based on current share price 30
Sonoco Products Company, Annual Ratios 31
Sonoco Products Company, Interim Ratios 34
Sonoco Products Company, Recent Deals Summary 36
Currency Codes 39
Capital Market Ratios 39
Equity Ratios 40
Profitability Ratios 40
Cost Ratios 41
Liquidity Ratios 41
Leverage Ratios 42
Efficiency Ratios 42

List of Figures

Sonoco Products Company, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 33
Sonoco Products Company, Ratio Charts 35

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