- The report contains detailed information about Central Glass Co. Ltd. that gives an unrivalled in-depth knowledge about internal business-environment of the company: data about the owners, senior executives, locations, subsidiaries, markets, products, and company history.
- Another part of the report is a SWOT-analysis carried out for Central Glass Co. Ltd.. It involves specifying the objective of the company's business and identifies the different factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. SWOT-analysis helps to understand company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and possible threats against it.
- The Central Glass Co. Ltd. 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 Central Glass Co. Ltd. business.
About Central Glass Co. Ltd.
Central Glass Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of glass and chemical products. It offers flat glass, processed glass, building materials and other glass products; soda, chlorine, organic and inorganic fluorine compounds, fertilizers and other chemical products; glass fiber products; synthetic resins. The company has 69 subsidiaries and affiliates, 10 of which are located worldwide. The company operates in two business segments that include glass and chemicals.
The companys glass business segment includes architectural glass, automotive glass, and fine glass for IT-related industries.
The companys sheet glass and processed glass products for architectural use are manufactured domestically at three plants. Northwestern Industries, Inc. of Seattle, Washington manufactures processed glass for architectural use; while in China, Beijing Sanchong Mirror Co., Ltd. makes and sells mirror products.
Architectural glass products are divided into various categories: float glass, polished wired glass made with its Duplex method, figured glass (including figured wired glass) made with the roll-out method. These basic types of glass are further processed into value-added products offering heat-insulation and heat-shielding properties, design appeal, and added safety features. It also offers float glass, polished wired glass, and figured glass. The companys insulating glass unit, which offers superior energy conservation performance, has hitherto made inroads mainly in the market for detached houses, it has also come to be increasingly used in multistory commercial buildings, as well as in condominium or rental apartment buildings.
The companys glass used for automotive glass is produced domestically at its Matsuzaka Plant. It is manufactured by the U.S. subsidiary Carlex Glass Company; and in Taiwan by Yue Sheng Industrial Co., Ltd. The company offers processed glass that meets the needs of automakers. It also offers water-repellent glass, UV-cut glass, heat-insulating glass, antenna glass, and anti-fogging glass.
The companys main products in the fine glass category include thin sheet glass, polished glass, glass with transparent electric conductive film for use in TN-type and STN-type liquid crystal displays, and chromium-coated glass used in the substrates of TFT-LCD color filters. These products are used as substrates for LCDs employed in electronic appliances, including cell phones, PDAs, notebook PCs, and LCD TVs. The company established a sales company, Central Glass Taiwan Trading Co., Ltd. in 2002.
The companys chemical business includes basic chemicals, fertilizers, glass fibers, and fine chemicals for pharmaceutical and agrochemical intermediates and the IT-related industries.
In the Companys chemicals business, in addition to soda ash, which serves as an important raw material for sheet glass and other glass products, as well as soap and other detergents, it also produces calcium chloride, which is an antifreeze agent; poly-aluminum chloride, a flocculant used in water treatment; caustic soda; hydrofluoric acid; the alternative chlorofluorocarbon HCFC-141b, and other basic chemical materials employed in a variety of industries.
The companys wholly owned subsidiary Central Kasei Chemical Co., Ltd. handles the production of fertilizer. The company produces ammonium chloride in simple, non-compound form as a nitrogenous fertilizer, mainly for rice cultivation, and also sells it in compound form. It supplies a compound fertilizer containing ammonium chloride, phosphoric acid, and potassium chloride. The company also sells NK fertilizer, a mixture of ammonium chloride and potassium chloride. These products are sold via agricultural cooperatives throughout Japan.
The company also supplies ammonium phosphate and liquid phosphoric acid to fertilizer manufacturers nationwide. Since 1987, it has been selling Cera-coat, a controlled-release fertilizer. In July 2004, the company transferred its fertilizer sales operations to a joint sales company established with Japan Union Fertilizer Co., Ltd., a
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1. CENTRAL GLASS CO. LTD. 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. CENTRAL GLASS CO. LTD. 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. CENTRAL GLASS CO. LTD. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. CENTRAL GLASS CO. LTD. 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. CENTRAL GLASS CO. LTD. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Central Glass Co. Ltd. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Central Glass Co. Ltd. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Central Glass Co. Ltd. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Central Glass Co. Ltd. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Building Products & Construction Materials Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Central Glass Co. Ltd. Industry Position Analysis
6. CENTRAL GLASS CO. LTD. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. CENTRAL GLASS CO. LTD. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. CENTRAL GLASS CO. LTD. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. JAPAN 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. CENTRAL GLASS CO. LTD. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. CENTRAL GLASS CO. LTD. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. CENTRAL GLASS CO. LTD. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Central Glass Co. Ltd. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Central Glass Co. Ltd. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Central Glass Co. Ltd. Major Shareholders
Central Glass Co. Ltd. History
Central Glass Co. Ltd. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Central Glass Co. Ltd. Offices and Representations
Central Glass Co. Ltd. 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
Central Glass Co. Ltd. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Central Glass Co. Ltd. Capital Market Snapshot
Central Glass Co. Ltd. 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
Building Products & Construction Materials Industry Statistics
Central Glass Co. Ltd. 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
Central Glass Co. Ltd. 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
Central Glass Co. Ltd. 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
Central Glass Co. Ltd. 1-year Stock Charts
Central Glass Co. Ltd. 5-year Stock Charts
Central Glass Co. Ltd. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Central Glass Co. Ltd. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Central Glass Co. Ltd. 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?