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- The CARBO Ceramics Inc. 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 CARBO Ceramics Inc. business.
About CARBO Ceramics Inc.
CARBO Ceramics Inc. engages in the manufacture and supply of ceramic proppants. The company also provides fracture design and consulting services. It also provides a range of technologies for spill prevention, containment, and geotechnical monitoring.
The company sells the majority of its products and services to operators of oil and natural gas wells and to oilfield service companies. Its products and services are primarily used in the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells.
Products and Services
The company primarily manufactures five distinct ceramic proppants. CARBOHSP and CARBOPROP are proppants designed primarily for use in deep gas wells. CARBOHSP is used primarily in the fracturing of deep gas wells. CARBOPROP is slightly lower in weight and strength than CARBOHSP® and was developed for use in deep gas wells that do not require the strength of CARBOHSP.
CARBOLITE, CARBOECONOPROP, and CARBHYDROPROP are ceramic proppants. CARBOLITE is used in medium depth oil and gas wells, where the additional strength of ceramic proppant may not be essential, but where higher production rates can be achieved due to the products uniform size and spherical shape.
The company also sells fracture simulation software and provides fracture design, engineering and consulting services to oil and natural gas companies worldwide through its wholly-owned subsidiary, StrataGen, Inc. It provides a suite of stimulation software solutions to the industry that have marked capabilities for on-site real-time analysis. This has enabled recognition and remediation of potential stimulation problems. This stimulation software is integrated with reservoir simulators, thus allowing for stimulation treatment and production optimization. The companys specialized engineering team consults and works with operators around the world to help optimize well placement, fracture treatment design and production stimulation. The companys consultants provide services in various areas, such as fracture treatment design; completion engineering support; on-site treatment supervision, engineering and quality control; post-treatment evaluation and optimization; reservoir and fracture engineering studies; rock mechanics, and software application and training.
The company also provides a range of technologies for spill prevention and containment and geotechnical monitoring through its wholly owned subsidiaries Falcon Technologies and Services, Inc. (Falcon Technologies) and Applied Geomechanics, Inc. (AGI). AGI provides monitoring systems and services for bridges, buildings, tunnels, dams, slopes, embankments, volcanoes, landslides, mines and construction projects around the world. It serves a spectrum of customers in markets ranging from auto racing teams to surveyors, experimental physicists, radio astronomers, and naval architects. In October 2009, Falcon Technologies purchased the assets of BBL Falcon Industries, Ltd., a supplier of spill prevention and containment systems for the oil and gas industry.
Customers and Marketing
The companys major customers are BJ Services Company; Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.; and Schlumberger Limited. It provides its software simulation products and consulting services directly to owners and/or operators of oil and gas wells.
The companys international marketing efforts are conducted primarily through its sales offices in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates; Aberdeen, Scotland; Beijing, China; and Moscow, Russia; and through commissioned sales agents located in South America and China. Its products and services are used worldwide by U.S. customers operating domestically and abroad, and by foreign customers.
The company's major worldwide proppant competitors include Saint-Gobain Proppants, a division of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, a French glass and materials company; and Mineracao Curimbaba, based in Brazil. It comeptes with two major manufacturers of ceramic proppant in Russia, including Borovichi Refractory Plant located in Borovichi, Russia; and FORES Refractory Plant located in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
The company also competes with suppliers of mined sand, such as Unimin Corp.; Badger Mining Corp.; Fairmount Minerals Limited, Inc.; and Ogelbay-Norton Company. It also competes with suppliers of resin-coated sand, such as Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. and Santrol, a subsidiary of Fairmount Minerals.
CARBO Ceramics Inc. was founded in 1987.
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1. CARBO CERAMICS 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. CARBO CERAMICS 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. CARBO CERAMICS INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. CARBO CERAMICS 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. CARBO CERAMICS INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. CARBO Ceramics Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of CARBO Ceramics Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of CARBO Ceramics Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. CARBO Ceramics Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Energy Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. CARBO Ceramics Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. CARBO CERAMICS INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. CARBO CERAMICS INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. CARBO CERAMICS 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. CARBO CERAMICS INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. CARBO CERAMICS INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. CARBO CERAMICS INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
CARBO Ceramics Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
CARBO Ceramics Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
CARBO Ceramics Inc. Major Shareholders
CARBO Ceramics Inc. History
CARBO Ceramics Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
CARBO Ceramics Inc. Offices and Representations
CARBO Ceramics 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
CARBO Ceramics Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
CARBO Ceramics Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
CARBO Ceramics 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
Energy Industry Statistics
CARBO Ceramics 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
CARBO Ceramics 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
CARBO Ceramics 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
CARBO Ceramics Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
CARBO Ceramics Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
CARBO Ceramics Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
CARBO Ceramics Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
CARBO Ceramics 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?