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About Imperial Sugar Co.
Imperial Sugar Company engages in the processing and marketing of refined sugar in the United States. The company refines, packages, and distributes cane sugar at refineries located in Georgia and Louisiana.
As of September 30, 2010, the company sold approximately 23 million hundredweight (cwt) of refined sugar. Additionally, through joint venture operations, it markets sugar and other sweeteners in Mexico and Canada.
The companys products include granulated, powdered, liquid, and brown sugars marketed in various packaging options (6 oz shakers to 50-pound bags and in bulk) under various brands (Dixie Crystals, Imperial, and Holly). In addition, it markets organic and fair trade sweeteners and a sugar/stevia sweetener blend through joint ventures.
Products and Customers
The company produces refined sugar from raw cane sugar and markets its sugar products to customers.
Retail Sales: The company produces and sells granulated white, brown and powdered sugar to retailers and distributors in packages ranging from 6 oz shakers to 50-pound bags. Retail packages are marketed under the trade names: Dixie Crystals; Imperial; and Holly. Retail packages are also sold under retailers private labels.
Industrial Sales: The company produces and sells refined sugar, molasses, and other ingredients to industrial customers, principally food manufacturers, in bulk, packaged or liquid form. Food manufacturers purchase sugar for use in the preparation of confections, baked products, frozen desserts, cereal, dairy products, canned goods, beverages, and various other food products.
Distributor Sales: The company sells various sugar products, including granulated, powdered, and brown sugar in package sizes ranging from one-pound packages to 50-pound bags to foodservice and industrial distributors who in turn sell those products to manufacturers, restaurants, and institutional foodservice establishments.
Wholesome Sweeteners: The company has a 50% percent equity interest in Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc., which engages in the sale of organic, fair trade, and other natural sweeteners in the U.S. and Canada. It offers organic cane sugar, agave syrup, honey, and other specialty sweeteners.
Louisiana Sugar Refining: In 2009, the company completed the formation and funding of a three-party joint venture with Sugar Growers and Refiners, Inc. (SUGAR), and Cargill, Incorporated (Cargill) to construct and operate a 3,100 ton per day cane sugar refinery in Gramercy, Louisiana adjacent to its sugar refinery. The venture, Louisiana Sugar Refining, LLC (LSR) is owned one-third by each member. It contributed the footprint parcel of approximately 7 acres of land for the refinery at LSRs formation.
Commercializadora Santos Imperial:The company formed a 50/50 joint venture with Ingenios Santos, S.A. de C.V. (Santos), which markets sugar products in Mexico and the United States under the name Comercializadora Santos Imperial S. de R.L. de C.V. The agreement provides that Santos and it to market their sugar products sold in Mexico through the joint venture.
Natural Sweet Ventures: In February 2010, the company formed Natural Sweet Ventures (NSV), a 50/50 joint venture with Pure Circle Limited to develop and commercialize sugar/stevia sweetener blends for sale in the NAFTA region. Stevia is a sweetener extracted from the leaf of the stevia plant.
The company maintains sales offices at its headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas; in Port Wentworth, Georgia; and at regional locations across the United States.
The company offers a product line and sells to a range of customers directly and indirectly through wholesalers and distributors. Its customers include retailers, restaurant chains, distributors, industrial customers, and food manufacturers.
The companys major competitors include Domino Foods, Inc. and United Sugars Corporation.
Imperial Sugar Company was founded in 1843.
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1. IMPERIAL SUGAR CO. 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. IMPERIAL SUGAR CO. 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. IMPERIAL SUGAR CO. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. IMPERIAL SUGAR CO. 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. IMPERIAL SUGAR CO. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Imperial Sugar Co. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Imperial Sugar Co. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Imperial Sugar Co. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Imperial Sugar Co. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Food & Beverages Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Imperial Sugar Co. Industry Position Analysis
6. IMPERIAL SUGAR CO. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. IMPERIAL SUGAR CO. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. IMPERIAL SUGAR CO. 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. IMPERIAL SUGAR CO. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. IMPERIAL SUGAR CO. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. IMPERIAL SUGAR CO. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Imperial Sugar Co. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Imperial Sugar Co. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Imperial Sugar Co. Major Shareholders
Imperial Sugar Co. History
Imperial Sugar Co. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Imperial Sugar Co. Offices and Representations
Imperial Sugar Co. 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
Imperial Sugar Co. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Imperial Sugar Co. Capital Market Snapshot
Imperial Sugar Co. 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
Imperial Sugar Co. 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
Imperial Sugar Co. 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
Imperial Sugar Co. 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
Imperial Sugar Co. 1-year Stock Charts
Imperial Sugar Co. 5-year Stock Charts
Imperial Sugar Co. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Imperial Sugar Co. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Imperial Sugar Co. 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?