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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 Graham Packaging Company, Inc. business.
About Graham Packaging Company, Inc.
Graham Packaging Company, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of custom blow molded plastic containers for branded consumer products.
The company supplies plastic containers to various end markets and geographies. Its customers include multi-national and regional blue-chip consumer product companies that seek customized, sustainable plastic container solutions in diverse and stable end markets, such as the food and beverage and the household consumer products markets.
Food and Beverage: In the food and beverage product category, the company produces containers for shelf-stable, refrigerated and frozen juices, non-carbonated juice drinks, nutritional beverages, beer, yogurt drinks, teas, sports drinks/isotonics, vitamin enhanced waters, snacks, liquor, toppings, sauces, jellies, and jams.
The companys major customers in the food and beverage product category include Abbott Laboratories (Abbott), Arizona Beverages Company, LLC (Arizona), Clement Pappas & Co., Inc. (Clement Pappas), Clorox Products Manufacturing Company (Clorox), Coca-Cola North America (Coca-Cola), Conopco Inc. (Unilever), Group Danone (Danone), H.J. Heinz Company (Heinz), Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc. (Knouse), Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. (Ocean Spray), PepsiCo, Inc. (PepsiCo), The Quaker Oats Company (Gatorade), Tropicana Products, Inc. (Tropicana), and Welch Foods, Inc. (Welchs).
Household: In the household product category, the company supplies plastic containers for products, such as liquid fabric care and dish care. Its customers in the household product category include Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (Church & Dwight), Clorox, Dial Corporation (Dial, a division of Henkel), The Proctor & Gamble Company (Proctor & Gamble), and Unilever.
Personal Care/Specialty: In the personal care/specialty product category, the company supplies plastic containers for products, such as hair care, skin care and oral care. Its customers in the personal care/specialty product category include Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and Proctor & Gamble.
Automotive Lubricants: The company supplies plastic motor oil containers in the United States, Canada and Brazil, supplying the motor oil producers in these countries. The companys customers in the automotive lubricants product category include Ashland, Inc. (Ashland, producer of Valvoline motor oil), BP Lubricants USA, Inc. (BP Lubricants, an affiliated company of BP PLC, a producer of Castrol motor oil), ExxonMobil Corporation (ExxonMobil), Petrobras Distribuidora S.A. (Petrobras), and Shell Oil Products US (Shell, producer of Shell, Pennzoil and Quaker State motor oils).
The companys sales activities are conducted from corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and from field sales offices located in North America, Europe and South America.
In the companys North American segment, its primary competitors are Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH (Alpla), Amcor Limited (Amcor), Ball Corporation (Ball), Consolidated Container Company LLC, Constar International Inc, Liquid Container L.P., Plastipak, Inc. (Plastipak), and Silgan Holdings Inc. In the companys European segment, its primary competitors are Alpla and Logoplaste Mealhada Lda. (Logoplaste). In the companys South American segment, its primary competitors are Alpla, Amcor, Plastipak, and Logoplaste.
The company was founded in 1997. It was formerly known as BMP/Graham Holdings Corporation and changed its name to Graham Packaging Company Inc. in 2009.
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1. GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, 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. GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, 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. GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, 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. GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Graham Packaging Company, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Graham Packaging Company, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Graham Packaging Company, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Graham Packaging Company, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Packaging and Containers Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Graham Packaging Company, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, 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. GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Graham Packaging Company, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Graham Packaging Company, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Graham Packaging Company, Inc. Major Shareholders
Graham Packaging Company, Inc. History
Graham Packaging Company, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Graham Packaging Company, Inc. Offices and Representations
Graham Packaging Company, 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
Graham Packaging Company, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Graham Packaging Company, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Graham Packaging Company, 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
Packaging and Containers Industry Statistics
Graham Packaging Company, 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
Graham Packaging Company, 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
Graham Packaging Company, 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
Graham Packaging Company, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Graham Packaging Company, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Graham Packaging Company, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Graham Packaging Company, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Graham Packaging Company, 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?