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About Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc.
Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns and manages timberlands in the United States. As of December 31, 2008, the company owned 7.4 million acres of timberlands located in 19 states. It harvests trees, sells the timberland or converts its trees into lumber, plywood and other wood products.
NORTHERN RESOURCES SEGMENT
As of December 31, 2008, the Northern Resources Segment encompassed 3.7 million acres of timberlands in Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin, and contained an estimated 117 million tons of standing timber. Timber harvested in the Northern Resources Segment is sold predominately as delivered logs to domestic mills and also used in its manufacturing facilities.
Competition: The company's competitors in the domestic log market include the United States Forest Service; the Bureau of Land Management; the Bureau of Indian Affairs; and the British Columbia Ministry of Forests.
SOUTHERN RESOURCES SEGMENT
As of December 31, 2008, the Southern Resources Segment consisted of 3.7 million acres of timberlands (including approximately 258,000 acres of leased land) located in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas, and contained an estimated 141 million tons of standing timber. Logs in the Southern Resources Segment are sold to third party mills producing various forest products, including manufacturers of lumber, plywood, oriented strand board, and pulp and paper products.
REAL ESTATE SEGMENT
The Real Estate Segment comprises its sales of timberlands (some of which are sold through its wholly-owned taxable REIT subsidiaries), and sales of non-strategic timberlands, including sales of large blocks of timberlands. The segment includes development of certain properties, internally and through third party ventures.
The company estimates that included in its 7.4 million acres of timberlands as of December 31, 2008 were approximately 1.5 million acres of higher value timberlands. Included in the 1.5 million acres of higher value timberlands are approximately 350,000 acres identified as conservation acres and another 200,000 acres that may be developed. The remaining 1 million acres are expected to be sold for recreational use. Additionally, approximately 250,000 acres of its ownership has been identified as non-strategic timberlands.
MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS SEGMENT
The Manufactured Products Segment, also conducted through its wholly-owned taxable REIT subsidiaries, includes four lumber mills, two plywood plants, two medium density fiberboard (MDF) facilities, and two lumber remanufacturing facilities. These facilities, located near it Montana timberlands, convert logs to lumber, plywood and other wood products, and convert chips, sawdust and wood shavings to MDF.
Lumber: The company produces a line of softwood lumber products, including common, select and edge-glued boards, studs and finger-jointed studs. Lumber products manufactured in its two Montana random-length board mills and remanufacturing facility in Idaho are targeted to domestic lumber retailers, such as retail home centers for use in repair and remodeling projects. Lumber from its two Montana studmills and finger-joint stud remanufacturing plant are targeted to contractor distribution yards for use in home construction. These lumber products are also sold to stocking distributors who serve various end uses. The companys lumber and plywood mills produce residual wood chips, sawdust and planer shavings as by-products of the conversion of logs into finished products. The wood chips are sold to regional paper and pulp mills or used in its MDF facilities, which also consume the chips, sawdust and shavings.
Plywood: The companys two plywood plants in western Montana produce softwood plywood that it sells primarily into domestic specialized industrial markets, including boat, recreational vehicle, transportation and concrete forming applications. While some plywood products are sold directly to industrial customers and the majority is sold via stocking wholesale distributors.
Medium Density Fiberboard: The companys MDF facilities in western Montana supply MDF to a range of customers throughout North America. The uses for its MDF include furniture and cabinet components, architectural moldings, doors, store fixtures, core material for hardwood plywood, commercial wall paneling and substrate for laminate flooring. It sells MDF in Canada and Mexico.
OTHER SEGMENTNATURAL RESOURCES
The Other Segment includes natural resource businesses that focus on opportunities relating to mineral extraction, natural gas production and communication and transportation rights of way resulting from its extensive property ownership. The company receives royalties from the extraction of oil, gas, and minerals from its timberlands.
The company has elected to be treated as a REIT under sections 856-860 of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a REIT, it would not be subject to the federal income tax, provided it distributes at least 90% of the taxable income to its shareholders.
Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. was founded in 1989.
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1. PLUM CREEK TIMBER CO. INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. PLUM CREEK TIMBER CO. INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. PLUM CREEK TIMBER CO. INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. PLUM CREEK TIMBER CO. INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. PLUM CREEK TIMBER CO. INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Real Estate Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. PLUM CREEK TIMBER CO. INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. PLUM CREEK TIMBER CO. INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. PLUM CREEK TIMBER CO. INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. PLUM CREEK TIMBER CO. INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. PLUM CREEK TIMBER CO. INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. PLUM CREEK TIMBER CO. INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Major Shareholders
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. History
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Offices and Representations
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Real Estate Industry Statistics
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?