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About Kraton Performance Polymers Inc.
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production and marketing of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) under the KRATON brand. The companys SBC products are found in various everyday applications, including disposable baby diapers, the rubberized grips of toothbrushes, razor blades, power tools, and in asphalt formulations used to pave roads.
The company also develops, manufactures, and markets niche, non-SBC products, such as isoprene rubber latex (IRL), which is a synthetic substitute for natural rubber latex. Its IRL products are used in applications, such as surgical gloves.
The companys Kraton polymer products are elastomers, which are engineered for a range of end-use applications. Its products can be processed in various manufacturing applications, including injection molding, blow molding, compression molding, extrusion, hot melt, and solution applied coatings.
The company offers its customers a portfolio of products that includes approximately 200 core commercial grades of SBCs. It manufactures its products along five primary product lines based upon polymer chemistry and process technologies: unhydrogenated SBCs (USBCs); hydrogenated SBCs (HSBCs); Isoprene Rubber (IR); IRL; and compounds. The majority of worldwide SBC capacity is used in the production of USBCs, which are primarily used in the paving and roofing, adhesives, sealants and coatings and footwear end-use applications. HSBCs are primarily used in higher value-added end-uses, including soft touch and flexible materials, personal hygiene products, medical products, automotive components and certain adhesives, and sealant applications.
HSBCs: The companys HSBC polymers are used in production of soft compounds for handles and grips and elastic components in diapers. Its HSBC product portfolio includes approximately 70 commercial grades of products. HSBCs are primarily used in its advanced materials and its adhesives, sealants and coatings end-use markets to impart improved performance characteristics, such as: stretch properties in disposable diapers and adult incontinence products; soft feel in various consumer products, such as razor blades, power tools, and automobile internals; impact resistance for demanding engineering plastic applications; flexibility for wire and cable plastic outer layers; and improved flow characteristics for industrial and consumer sealants lubricating fluids.
USBCs: The companys USBC product portfolio includes approximately 90 commercial grades of products. USBCs are used in its end-use markets in a range of products to impart desirable characteristics, such as resistance to temperature and weather extremes in roads and roofing; resistance to cracking, reduced sound transmission and better drainage in porous road surfaces; impact resistance for consumer plastics; and adhesive applications, such as packaging tapes and labels, and materials used in disposable diapers.
IR: Isoprene Rubber (formed from polymerizing isoprene) is a line of isoprene rubber products and is a non-SBC product. The companys IR polymers are available as bales of rubber or as latex. IR polymers are used in the production of medical products, adhesives, tackifiers, paints, coatings, and photo-resistors.
IRL: Isoprene Rubber Latex (emulsion of IR in water) is a substitute for natural rubber latex, particularly in applications with requirements, such as medical, healthcare, personal care and food contact operations. The companys IRL is polyisoprene latex with controlled structure and low chemical impurity levels manufactured through an anionic polymerization process followed by a proprietary latex processing step both of which were developed by the company.
Compounds: The companys compounds are a mixture of Kraton polymers and other polymers, resins, oils or fillers to improve the final properties for processing. Compounds cover a range of polymers tailored to meet specific customer needs in consumer and industrial applications. Compounds can be formulated so that they can be extruded, injection molded, and foamed to meet the final application requirements. These products are primarily used in soft-touch grips, sporting equipment, automotive components and personal care products.
The companys major competitors in the SBC industry are Asahi Chemical; Chi Mei; Dexco Polymers; Dynasol Elastomers; Kuraray Company; Korea Kumho P.C.; Lee Chang Yung; LG Chemical; Polimeri Europa; Sinopec; Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corporation; and Zeon Corporation.
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1. KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS 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. KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS 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. KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS 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. KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Chemicals Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS 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. KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. Major Shareholders
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. History
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. Offices and Representations
Kraton Performance Polymers 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
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Kraton Performance Polymers 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
Kraton Performance Polymers 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
Kraton Performance Polymers 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
Kraton Performance Polymers 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
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. Article Density Chart
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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?