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- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Cosan Ltd. business.
About Cosan Ltd.
Cosan Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of sugar and ethanol in Brazil and internationally.
The company owns land in Brazil, with a portfolio of 153,205 acres, consists of 31,560 acres of land harvested for grains and 121,645 acres harvested for sugarcane.
SUGAR AND ETHANOL SEGMENT
Sugarcane is the principal raw material used in the production of ethanol and sugar. As of March 31, 2010, the company leased 437,698 hectares, through 2,128 land lease contracts. In 2010, the company paid an average of 17.52 tons of sugarcane per hectare, under its land lease contracts. It crushes 50.3 million tons of sugarcane.
The company produces ethanol through a chemical process called yeasting, which is a process of fermenting the sugars contained in both sugarcane juice and molasses. It processes the sugarcane used in ethanol production the same way, it processes sugarcane for sugar production. Its annual ethanol production capacity is approximately 660 million gallons (2.5 billion liters). In 2010, the company produced 484.5 million gallons (1.8 billion liters) of ethanol and exported 155.3 million gallons (587.9 million liters) of ethanol.
Products: It produces and sells three different types of ethanol: hydrous ethanol, anhydrous ethanol for fuel, and industrial ethanol. The primary type of ethanol consumed in Brazil is hydrous ethanol, which is used as an alternative to gasoline for ethanol-only fueled vehicles and for flex fuel vehicles.
Customers: The company sells ethanol primarily through gasoline distributors in Brazil primarily at the mill, that sell ethanol to retailers, that then sell ethanol at the pump to customers. The main distributors in Brazil include Petrobras Distribuidora S.A., Shell Brasil Ltda., Esso Brasileira de Petróleo Ltda., and Cia. Brasileira de Petróleo Ipiranga, which has acquired Texaco Brasil Ltda. Produtos de Petróleo. The coompanys customers include Vertical UK LLP, Domestic Petrobras Distribuidora S.A., Ipiranga Prod Petróleo S.A., Shell Brasil Ltda., and Euro Petróleo do Brasil Ltda.
As of March 30, 2010, the company sold 4.1 million tons of sugar. As the production capacity of its mills are used for ethanol and sugar, if it had produced only sugar having produced 3.5 million tons, and having exported 3.1 million tons in 2010.
Products: The company produces various standard sugars, including raw sugar (also known as VHP sugar), crystal sugar, and organic sugar, and refined sugars, including granulated refined white sugar, amorphous refined sugar, refined sucrose liquid sugar and refined inverted liquid sugar. Its mills produce standard ethanol and sugar, other than the São Francisco and Tamoio mills that only produce sugar, and the Jataí mill, which produces only ethanol. The São Francisco mill and the Da Barra mill are its mills, which produce refined sugar. It also sells sugar under the União brand.
Customers: It sells sugar to a range of customers in Brazil and in the international markets. It primarily sells raw sugar in the international markets through international commodities trading firms and Brazilian trading companies. Its customers in Brazil include retail supermarkets, foodservice distributors, and food manufacturers. The companys major customers include Sucres et Denrées, Coimex Trading Ltd., Tate & Lyle International, and Cargill International S.A.
FUEL DISTRIBUTION AND LUBRICANTS SEGMENT
The company, through its subsidiary Cosan Combustíveis e Lubrificantes S.A. (CCL), distributes fuel; and produces and distributes lubricants.
The companys fuel distribution business consists of the sale of fuel gasoline and ethanol products through its branded retail stores and to wholesale distributors. It distributes ethanol, gasoline, diesel, NGV, kerosene, and fuel oil. Its distribution network consists of 48 terminals 10 owned by it, 4 joint ventures operated by it, 15 joint venture operated by others, and 19 terminals in which it has throughput arrangements. These terminals have a total static storage capacity of 720 million liters, of which 208 million liters corre
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1. COSAN LTD. 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. COSAN LTD. 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. COSAN LTD. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. COSAN LTD. 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. COSAN LTD. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Cosan Ltd. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Cosan Ltd. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Cosan Ltd. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Cosan Ltd. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Food & Beverages Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Cosan Ltd. Industry Position Analysis
6. COSAN LTD. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. COSAN LTD. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. COSAN LTD. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. BRAZIL 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. COSAN LTD. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. COSAN LTD. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. COSAN LTD. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Cosan Ltd. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Cosan Ltd. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Cosan Ltd. Major Shareholders
Cosan Ltd. History
Cosan Ltd. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Cosan Ltd. Offices and Representations
Cosan Ltd. 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
Cosan Ltd. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Cosan Ltd. Capital Market Snapshot
Cosan Ltd. 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
Food & Beverages Industry Statistics
Cosan Ltd. 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
Cosan Ltd. 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
Cosan Ltd. 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
Cosan Ltd. 1-year Stock Charts
Cosan Ltd. 5-year Stock Charts
Cosan Ltd. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Cosan Ltd. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Cosan Ltd. 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?