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About Sonics & Materials Inc.
Sonics & Materials, Inc. (the Company or Sonics), incorporated in New Jersey in 1969, and reincorporated in Delaware in 1978, designs, manufactures and sells ultrasonic bonding equipment for the welding, joining and fastening of thermoplastic components, textiles and other synthetic materials, and ultrasonic liquid processors for dispersing, blending, cleaning, degassing, atomizing and reducing particles as well as expediting chemical reactions.
The Company manufactures equipment in various categories.
Ultrasonic Welders: Manufactured by the Company since its founding, this line of ultrasonic devices welds, bonds, fastens, sews and rivets thermoplastic components and other synthetic materials. Plastic welders and related devices are used in a wide variety of industries and applications. These include the automotive, computer, electronics, packaging, toy, home entertainment, medical device, textile and garment, and home appliance industries.
Liquid Processors: Liquid processors, which are sold under the Company's trade name Vibra-Cell or under private label, are ultrasonic devices that disperse, break up, emulsify, atomize, mix and blend substances in a liquid or semi-liquid media.
Substances affected by liquid processing include molecules, cells, tissues, fluids, chemicals and particles. These devices are available in different power configurations for low, medium and high volume applications with various capacities, features and accessories.
Liquid processors are utilized in biotechnology by scientists, biologists, chemists and pharmacologists, primarily in laboratories for research and testing purposes.
The Company also manufactures a liquid processor with a spray nozzle that atomizes fluids by producing ultra-fine sprays in precisely measured dosages or at extremely low flow rates. Utilized in laboratories and plants, ultrasonic atomizers can coat, moisten, or deposit micro-droplets of liquid on glass, fabric, paper, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, ceramics or tubes. They are also used to apply silicone and Teflon, disinfect surfaces and lubricate small parts.
Vibration Welder: Vibration welders are generally used to weld larger plastic components together, and have the ability to weld a wider variety of plastics. In this technology, a non-vibrating part is hydraulically lifted from below to meet a horizontally-vibrating part. The vibrations cause friction and heat, melting the plastic, and a bond is effectuated between the plastic parts. The vibration welder that has been designed and is currently being manufactured by the Company is computer-controlled and has a power supply, digital display and other features similar to the Company's ultrasonic welder.
Spin Welder: The Company has developed and currently manufactures spin welders based on a non-ultrasonic process known as rotary friction welding. Rotary friction welding is a bonding technology generally used only when assembling cylindrical or round-shaped thermoplastic parts. It is also better suited for plastics of a semi-crystalline nature and assemblies requiring significant tooling relief.
The spin welding system offered by Sonics features, among other things, a multi-function programmable controller, RPM display, and a two horsepower electronic drive motor that spins the plastic part. The spin welder is composed of a steel frame and column with a control box. Other components of the system include a pneumatic head, an automotive spindle bearing, an air brake and clutch system, and steel plates.
Ultrasonic Surgical Instrument: Through a wholly owned subsidiary, Vibra-Surge Corporation, the Company designed, developed and marketed an ultrasonic medical device, the Vibra-Surge System Model VS 2120 (Vibra-Surge), for the removal of soft tissue in general and reconstructive and plastic surgery.
Sales and Marketing
Sonics generally markets and sells its products in the United States and abroad through a network of sales representatives and distributors to end users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). In the United States, the Company and its Ultra Sonic Seal division (USS) utilize approximately 39 sales representatives in 48 states. Sonics relies on approximately 80 distributors and several sales representatives to distribute its products in 49 foreign countries. The areas covered by these third parties include North and South America, the Middle and Far East, Europe and Australia.
Sonics sells its products, directly or indirectly, to numerous customers, ranging in size from small companies to large Fortune 100 corporations. Its customers are end-users, OEMs, system integrators and resellers as well as distributors.
With respect to its ultrasonic bonding equipment, the Company encounters competition from Branson Ultrasonics Co. (Branson), a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co., Dukane Corp. (Dukane), Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc., Forward Technology Industries, Inc. and other smaller manufacturers.
In the ultrasonic liquid processor market, the Company's principal competitors are Branson and Misonix Inc.
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1. SONICS & MATERIALS 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. SONICS & MATERIALS 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. SONICS & MATERIALS INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. SONICS & MATERIALS 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. SONICS & MATERIALS INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Sonics & Materials Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Sonics & Materials Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Sonics & Materials Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Sonics & Materials Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Heavy Machinery Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Sonics & Materials Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. SONICS & MATERIALS INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. SONICS & MATERIALS INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. SONICS & MATERIALS INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. SONICS & MATERIALS INC. 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. SONICS & MATERIALS INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
11. SONICS & MATERIALS INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX 1: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Sonics & Materials Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Sonics & Materials Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Sonics & Materials Inc. Major Shareholders
Sonics & Materials Inc. History
Sonics & Materials Inc. Products
Revenues by Product
Revenues by Region
Sonics & Materials Inc. Offices and Representations
Sonics & Materials Inc. SWOT Analysis
Income Statement 1999-2002 Including 4-years Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Balance Sheet 1999-2002 Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Cash Flow 1999-2002 Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Sonics & Materials Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Sonics & Materials Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Sonics & Materials 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
Heavy Machinery Industry Statistics
Sonics & Materials 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
Sonics & Materials Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
Enhanced SWOT Analysis2
Porter Five Forces Analysis2
LIST OF FIGURES
Sonics & Materials 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
Sonics & Materials Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Sonics & Materials Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Sonics & Materials Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Sonics & Materials Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Sonics & Materials 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?