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About Polymer Group Inc.
Polymer Group, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of engineered materials, focused primarily on the production of nonwovens. The companys products are the critical substrates and components for disposable consumer applications, such as baby diapers, feminine hygiene products, household and personal wipes, disposable medical applications, such as surgical gowns and drapes, and for various durable industrial applications, including furniture and bedding, filtration, and protective apparel.
The companys sales are focused in two operating divisions, Nonwovens and Oriented Polymers.
The Nonwovens segment develops and sells products in various consumer and industrial markets, including hygiene, medical, industrial, and wiping. Nonwovens are categorized as either disposable or durable. The company sells an array of products to various niche industrial end markets. Its products are a mix of roll goods and downstream and integrated finished products.
Hygiene applications: In the hygiene market, the companys substrates are the critical components providing absorbency, barrier strength, fit, and softness in diapers, training pants, feminine sanitary protection and adult incontinence products. Its product offerings provide customers with a range of specialized and highly engineered components, including top sheet, transfer layer, backsheet fabric, leg cuff fabric, sanitary protective facings, absorbent pads for incontinence guard, panty shield, and absorbent core applications.
Medical applications: The companys medical products are the materials that are used in disposable surgical packs, apparel, such as operating room gowns and drapes, face masks, shoe covers, and wound care sponges and dressings. Nonwovens feature characteristics and properties which address barrier performance, breathability, strength, and softness.
Wiping applications: The company produces nonwoven products for the consumer wipes market, which includes personal care and facial wipes, baby wipes, and household wipes. It also markets a converted line of wipes under its own Chix brand directly to industrial, foodservice, and janitorial markets. Its proprietary APEX technology enables the company to impart three-dimensional images. It has commercialized a new family of products based upon its Spinlace technology that meets customers' demand for products.
Industrial applications: The companys industrial business serves a collection of niche end markets that includes cable wrap, furniture and bedding, home furnishings, filtration and landscape, and agricultural applications. The company focuses on markets where there is a demand for engineered and tailored materials which can be served by its technological capabilities and where its customers place significant value.
Oriented Polymers Segment
The Oriented Polymers segment provides packaging products that utilize coated and uncoated oriented polyolefin fabrics. The segment utilizes extruded polyolefin processes and woven technologies to produce an array of products for industrial packaging, building products, agriculture, and protective apparel markets. These include housewrap, lumberwrap, fiberglass packaging tubes, steel wrap, coated bags for specialty chemicals and mineral fibers, performance fabrics for firemen turnout gear and other performance fabrics. The companys woven slit film component of the business supplies uncoated markets, such as carpet backing fabric, geotextiles and bags. The industrial packaging markets in which the company operates include applications, such as lumberwrap, steel wrap, and fiberglass packaging. The building products applications include protective coverings, printed billboard material and specialized components that are integrated into various industrial products (roofing substrates and flame-retardant fabric).
The company sells to customers in the domestic and international marketplace. Its major customer is The Procter & Gamble Company.
In December 2, 2009, the company completed the acquisition, from Grupo Corinpa, S.L., of certain assets and the operations of the nonwovens businesses of Tesalca-99, S.A. and Texnovo, S.A, which are headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.
In 2009, the company also completed the acquisition of the 40% non-controlling ownership interest in its Argentina business, Dominion Nonwovens Sudamericana, S.A.
In 2009, the company completed the sale of Fabpro Oriented Polymers, LLC.
The companys primary competitors in its nonwoven product markets are E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.; Fiberweb plc; Ahlstrom Corporation; Avgol Industries Ltd.; First Quality Enterprises, Inc.; Companhia Providencia Industria e Comercio; Toray Saehan, Inc.; and Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Its primary competitors in the oriented polymers products markets are Intertape Polymer Group Inc. and Royal Ten Cate.
Polymer Group, Inc. was founded in 1994.
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1. POLYMER GROUP 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. POLYMER GROUP 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. POLYMER GROUP INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. POLYMER GROUP 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. POLYMER GROUP INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Polymer Group Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Polymer Group Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Polymer Group Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Polymer Group Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Clothing, Textiles and Accessories Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Polymer Group Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. POLYMER GROUP INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. POLYMER GROUP INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. POLYMER GROUP 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. POLYMER GROUP INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. POLYMER GROUP INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. POLYMER GROUP INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Polymer Group Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Polymer Group Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Polymer Group Inc. Major Shareholders
Polymer Group Inc. History
Polymer Group Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Polymer Group Inc. Offices and Representations
Polymer Group 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
Polymer Group Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Polymer Group Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Polymer Group 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
Clothing, Textiles and Accessories Industry Statistics
Polymer Group 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
Polymer Group 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
Polymer Group 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
Polymer Group Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Polymer Group Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Polymer Group Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Polymer Group Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Polymer Group 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?