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Financial Benchmarking and Analysis of the Global Chemicals Industry

  • ID: 3203535
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 80 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Survival Strategy in Developed Markets versus Growth Strategy in Developing Markets
This study examines the global chemicals industry, its various segments, and the key trends impacting growth. A financial assessment was performed for public companies within each segment where companies were scored on 2 key aspects: financial management (involving profitability and activity metrics) and risk management (involving solvency and liquidity metrics).

These scores were used to rank the top 25 companies in each segment. Key financial ratios and metrics were identified and computed, which substantiated the key trends shaping the industry and provide an outlook for 2015. The study concludes with predictions on the actions companies are likely to take to improve their financial and risk management positions.

The global chemical industry has been recovering gradually since the global recession in 2008 and the Eurozone crisis in 2012. Recovery has primarily been fueled by growth in key end-user industries such as construction and automotive.

In developing markets, foreign companies are likely to resort to mergers and acquisitions (M&As), joint ventures, or sales partnerships as a market-entry strategy. Given the costs and complexities involved, the likelihood of setting up new facilities is lower when compared to inorganic expansion.

Large companies with established reputations will look to use their brand names and strengthen their cash flows. Excess capacity is likely to be divested and efficient working capital management will receive enhanced attention.

In the developed markets, chemical manufacturers have adopted a survival strategy were the focus is more on outperforming competition to capture a larger market share.
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1. Executive Summary
  • Key Findings
2. Key Terms and Definitions
  • Key Terms Used in the Study
3. Research Objectives and Scope

4. Research Methodology

5. Introduction
  • Overview of Trends in the Global Chemical Industry
6. Commodity Chemicals
  • Key Trends and Challenges
  • Commodity Chemicals Top Performers - Overall Segment Ranking
  • Commodity Chemicals Top Performers - Financial Management versus Risk Management
  • Commodity Chemicals Top Performers - Ranking by Revenue Range
  • Commodity Chemicals - Segment Performance and Analysis
7. Diversified Chemicals
  • Key Trends and Challenges
  • Diversified Chemicals Top Performers - Overall Segment Ranking
  • Diversified Chemicals Top Performers - Financial Management versus Risk Management
  • Diversified Chemicals Top Performers - Ranking by Revenue Range
  • Diversified Chemicals - Segment Performance and Analysis
8. Specialty Chemicals
  • Key Trends and Challenges
  • Specialty Chemicals Top Performers - Overall Segment Ranking
  • Specialty Chemicals Top Performers - Financial Management versus Risk Management
  • Specialty Chemicals Top Performers - Ranking by Revenue Range
  • Specialty Chemicals - Segment Performance and Analysis
9. Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals
  • Key Trends and Challenges
  • Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals Top Performers - Overall Segment Ranking
  • Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals Top Performers - Financial Management versus Risk Management
  • Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals Top Performers - Ranking by Revenue Range
  • Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals - Segment Performance and Analysis
10. Industrial Gases
  • Key Trends and Challenges
  • Industrial Gases Top Performers - Overall Segment Ranking
  • Industrial Gases Top Performers - Financial Management versus Risk Management
  • Industrial Gases Top Performers - Ranking by Revenue Range
  • Industrial Gases - Segment Performance and Analysis
11. Conclusions
  • Legal Disclaimer
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