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About A. Schulman, Inc.
A. Schulman, Inc. supplies plastic compounds and resins to consumer products, industrial, automotive, and packaging markets in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company operates primarily in three lines of business: Engineered Plastics, Masterbatch, and Distribution Services.
The company formulates various olefinic and non-olefinic compounds. A. Schulman operates in multi-component blends that include polyolefins, nylons, elastomers, ionomers and ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). Engineered plastics are defined by their characteristics by taking base polymer resin and combining it with various fillers, additives and pigments, which result in a compound tailored to meet customer requirements. A. Schulmans products are often developed to replace other polymeric materials or non-polymers such as metal.
The engineered plastics business line uses its technology centers to drive technology and innovation. The primary research and development centers are in Sindorf, Germany and Akron, Ohio. They are focused on developing niche solutions that meet the needs of existing and developing markets alike.
The company offers a portfolio of polymers within the engineered plastics line of business, allowing customers to tailor solutions. Engineered plastics supplies into various markets and applications. Consumer and industrial applications are target growth areas, with markets, such as building/construction, appliance/electrical and lawn/garden the way.
Masterbatch is often the key ingredient to an application recipe. These highly concentrated compounds are introduced at the point-of-process to provide a material solution that meets various combinations of performance and aesthetic requirements. The companys offering of colorant solutions is also expansive, including a spectrum of standard and high-chroma colors, as well as special effects, including: metallics, pearlescents (shimmer), thermochromic (heat sensitive), photochromic (light sensitive), fluorescent, phosphorescent (glow-in-the-dark) and interference (color shift) technologies.
A. Schulman provides solutions for agriculture films, offering additives that provide UV control, barrier (optimal heat and light transmittance), and anti-fog solutions among others. The companys line of bio-degradation promoting additives assists in the molecular breakdown of films allowing them to be bioassimilated.
As a distributor, the company works with global polymer producers. As a merchant, A. Schulman buys, repackages into A. Schulman labeled packaging, and re-sells producer grade polymers to its own customer segment, providing sales, marketing and technical services where required. A. Schulman utilizes its global supply relationships to fill customer needs worldwide through various olefinic and non-olefinic resins and provides producer grade offerings to the markets and customers that it serves.
The companys distribution offering includes polymers for various processing types, including injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming and extrusion. It offers both prime and wide-spec grades. Its products are supplied into every major market segment, including automotive, building and construction, lawn and garden, film and packaging, and household and consumer goods.
The companys manufacturing in each of its business segments can be classified into five product families: color and additive concentrates; engineered compounds; polyolefins; polyvinyl chloride (PVC); and tolling.
Color and Additive Concentrates
The companys color and additive concentrates business consists of the compounding of resins that provide plastic with specific color and/or physical properties, such as conductivity, viscosity and textures. A color concentrate is a clear or natural plastic resin into which a substantial amount of color pigment is incorporated or dispersed. The company manufactures its concentrates using its formulae and purchased natural resins. These concentrates are sold to manufacturers of plastic products, such as film for packaging, household goods, toys, automotive parts, mechani
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1. A. SCHULMAN, 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. A. SCHULMAN, 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. A. SCHULMAN, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. A. SCHULMAN, 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. A. SCHULMAN, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. A. Schulman, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of A. Schulman, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of A. Schulman, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. A. Schulman, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Chemicals Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. A. Schulman, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. A. SCHULMAN, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. A. SCHULMAN, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. A. SCHULMAN, 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. A. SCHULMAN, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. A. SCHULMAN, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. A. SCHULMAN, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
A. Schulman, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
A. Schulman, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
A. Schulman, Inc. Major Shareholders
A. Schulman, Inc. History
A. Schulman, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
A. Schulman, Inc. Offices and Representations
A. Schulman, 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
A. Schulman, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
A. Schulman, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
A. Schulman, 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
Chemicals Industry Statistics
A. Schulman, 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
A. Schulman, 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
A. Schulman, 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
A. Schulman, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
A. Schulman, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
A. Schulman, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
A. Schulman, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
A. Schulman, 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?