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- The Canfor Corp. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
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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 Canfor Corp. business.
About Canfor Corp.
Canfor Corporation, a forest products company, engages in the production and supply of softwood lumber in Canada. The company also produces oriented strand board (OSB), plywood, remanufactured lumber products, and wood products. It also owns a 50.2% interest in Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (CPLP), which produces northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp and kraft paper.
The company operates in three segments: Lumber segment; Panels segment; and Pulp and Paper segment.
The Lumber Segment consists of logging and forestry operations, which manage approximately 11.3 million cubic meters of allowable annual cut in northern British Columbia, northern Alberta and Quebec and operates 13 sawmills in British Columbia, one in Alberta, one in Quebec, three in South Carolina and one in North Carolina. The combined lumber production capacity of these sawmills is approximately 4.9 billion board feet. Other operations include two lumber remanufacturing facilities, one in British Columbia and one in Washington State, a whole-log chipping plant and a finger-joint mill. The South Carolina operations include two lumber treating plants, a finger joint plant, and a trucking division. The segment also includes its wood products marketing division, located in Vancouver. Also included is the companys 60% interest in the Houston Pellet Plant, which has an annual capacity of 150,000 tonnes of wood pellets.
The company markets lumber products throughout North America, as well as overseas. In addition to its own products, it also markets lumber products from independent mills and offshore countries to complement its product line. Its primary markets include the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Europe, and the Middle East.
The Panels segment includes the Tackama plywood plant, with an annual production capacity of 270 million square feet, and the PolarBoard OSB facility, with an annual production capacity of 640 million square feet. Also included in this segment is the Peace Valley OSB (PV OSB) mill, which is jointly owned with Louisiana Pacific Corporation, of which Canfors share is 50%. The PV OSB mill has an annual capacity of 820 million square feet.
The OSB that the company produces is used in wall construction of new homes and in repair and remodeling projects. Its plywood is primarily sheathing, used to frame walls in new homes. The majority of its OSB sales are to the U.S. market. Canada is the primary market for its plywood.
Pulp and Paper segment
The Pulp and Paper segment includes Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (CPLP) and the Taylor pulp mill. CPLP produces NBSK Pulp and Specialty Paper. NBSK is primarily a bleached product. Unbleached and semi-bleached grades are also produced at the Prince George Pulp mill. The pulp mills have the annual capacity to produce approximately one million tonnes of NBSK pulp. The paper machine, located at the Prince George Pulp and Paper mill, has the capacity, at optimum product mix levels, to produce 140 thousand tonnes of kraft paper. CPLP's pulp marketing division is located in Vancouver. The pulp produced by CPLP, Taylor and the Howe Sound Limited Partnership is sold by CPLPs sales and marketing group to customers primarily in North America, Europe and Asia. The kraft paper produced by CPLP is sold by a 50% owned general partnership to customers in North America and Europe.
Canfor-Louisiana Pacific OSB Limited Partnership: Canfor and Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd. jointly own Peace Valley OSB (Canfor-LP OSB), a limited partnership.
Coastal Fibre Limited Partnership: In 2006, Canfor completed the transfer of its Englewood logging operation and associated timber licenses (Englewood operations) to a new limited partnership, Coastal Fibre Limited Partnership (CFLP), jointly owned with Oji Paper Canada Ltd.
Canfor Corporation was founded in 1938.
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1. CANFOR CORP. 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. CANFOR CORP. 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. CANFOR CORP. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. CANFOR CORP. 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. CANFOR CORP. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Canfor Corp. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Canfor Corp. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Canfor Corp. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Canfor Corp. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Paper & Forest Products Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Canfor Corp. Industry Position Analysis
6. CANFOR CORP. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. CANFOR CORP. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. CANFOR CORP. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. CANADA 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. CANFOR CORP. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. CANFOR CORP. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. CANFOR CORP. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Canfor Corp. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Canfor Corp. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Canfor Corp. Major Shareholders
Canfor Corp. History
Canfor Corp. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Canfor Corp. Offices and Representations
Canfor Corp. 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
Canfor Corp. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Canfor Corp. Capital Market Snapshot
Canfor Corp. 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
Paper & Forest Products Industry Statistics
Canfor Corp. 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
Canfor Corp. 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
Canfor Corp. 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
Canfor Corp. 1-year Stock Charts
Canfor Corp. 5-year Stock Charts
Canfor Corp. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Canfor Corp. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Canfor Corp. 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?