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- Who is the player?
Created in 1913, Sumitomo Chemical is a leading global chemical company with operations spanning Petrochemicals & Plastics, Energy & Plastics, IT Chemicals, Health & Crop Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, and Others (chemical plant engineering, transport and warehousing). [...]
- What are the player's strategies?
The past decade has seen leading chemical players investing massive amounts to build integrated chemical manufacturing sites in regions with cost-advantaged feedstocks. In this context, Sumitomo has looked to enhance its cost competitiveness by consolidating its overseas chemical operations: it combined its three Asian entities outside Japan engaged in the manufacturing and sales of petrochemical products into one company effective April 2017, and brought its operations in the US under one single roof. The moves are also in line with the group's strategy to “promote globally integrated management”. […]
- What are the player's strengths and weaknesses?
Increased presence in overseas markets
Diversified portfolio of chemicals, with an important presence in downstream, high-value added markets (e.g. IT-chemicals, PP compounds) […]
Exposure to the basic petrochemical & plastic value chain (about 50% of sales) can result in volatile performance
High level of debt […]
- What is the player's financial position?
The financial indicators included in the report include: Consolidated net revenues, Consolidated operating income and margin, Consolidated net profit and margin, R1D spending and ratio, Sales by segment, Sales performance by segment, Sales by region, Sales performance by region, Profitability ratios, Liquidity ratios, Solvency ratios and Free cash flow and capital expenditure.