Albemarle Corporation (ALB) – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Albemarle Corporation (ALB) – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

– Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
– Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
– SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
– Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
– Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
– Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
– Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
– Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
– Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
– Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
– Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
– Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

Albemarle Corporation (Albemarle) is a specialty chemical company. It carries out the development, manufacturing and marketing of highly-engineered value added products including catalysts, bromine and derivatives, lithium and lithium compounds and surface treatment chemistries. Its products find applications in a wide range of end markets including consumer electronics, petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals, lubricants, crop protection, food safety, flame retardants, metal processing, plastics, automotive, agriculture, construction and custom chemistry services. Albemarle operates internationally through its facilities in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia. The company serves around 2,500 customers in approximately 100 countries. Albemarle is headquartered at Baton Rouge, in Louisiana, the US.

Albemarle Corporation Key Recent Developments

Mar 12, 2015: Albemarle And ASOS To collaborate On Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalyst Facility In The Middle East
Jan 28, 2015: Albemarle Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results
Jan 22, 2015: Albemarle Announces Realignment Of Global Business Units And Executive Leadership Team
Dec 18, 2013: Albemarle Updates 2013 Business Outlook
Sep 23, 2013: Albemarle names D. Michael Wilson president, Catalyst Solutions

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– Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.

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Table of Contents

Section 1 – About the Company 6
Albemarle Corporation – Key Facts 6
Albemarle Corporation – Key Employees 7
Albemarle Corporation – Key Employee Biographies 8
Albemarle Corporation – Major Products and Services 9
Albemarle Corporation – History 10
Albemarle Corporation – Company Statement 14
Albemarle Corporation – Locations And Subsidiaries 16
Head Office 16
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16
Joint Venture 19
Section 2 – Company Analysis 20
Albemarle Corporation – Business Description 20
Albemarle Corporation – Corporate Strategy 22
Albemarle Corporation – SWOT Analysis 23
SWOT Analysis – Overview 23
Albemarle Corporation – Strengths 23
Strength – Strong Market Position: Catalysts and Bromine 23
Strength – Diverse End Markets 23
Strength – Sturdy R&D Activities 23
Albemarle Corporation – Weaknesses 24
Weakness – Declined Profitability 24
Albemarle Corporation – Opportunities 25
Opportunity – Business Initiatives 25
Opportunity – Strategic Acquisition 25
Opportunity – Positive Outlook for US Chemical Industry 25
Albemarle Corporation – Threats 26
Threat – Intense Competition 26
Threat – Regulations 26
Threat – Raw Material Procurement Risks 26
Albemarle Corporation – Key Competitors 27
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 28
Financial Ratios – Capital Market Ratios 28
Financial Ratios – Annual Ratios 29
Performance Chart 31
Financial Performance 31
Financial Ratios – Interim Ratios 32
Financial Ratios – Ratio Charts 33
Section 4 – Company’s, Power, Lifesciences Financial Deals and Alliances 34
Albemarle Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 34
Albemarle Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 35
Albemarle Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 36
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 37
Mar 12, 2015: Albemarle And ASOS To collaborate On Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalyst Facility In The Middle East 37
Jan 28, 2015: Albemarle Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results 38
Jan 22, 2015: Albemarle Announces Realignment Of Global Business Units And Executive Leadership Team 40
Nov 24, 2014: ICL Industrial Products Successfully Completes The Chemical Process Start-Up Of New Polymeric Flame Retardant At Its New Israel Plant 41
Oct 22, 2014: Albemarle reports third quarter 2014 results 42
Oct 14, 2014: Albemarle Announces Quarterly Dividend 44
Aug 27, 2014: Albemarle Corporation to present at the KeyBanc Capital Markets Basic Materials & Packaging Conference on September 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts 45
Jul 30, 2014: Albemarle reports second quarter 2014 results 46
Jul 14, 2014: Albemarle announces quarterly dividend 48
May 13, 2014: Albemarle Announces Quarterly Dividend 49
Section 6 – Appendix 50
Methodology 50
Ratio Definitions 50
About GlobalData 54
Contact Us 54
Disclaimer 54



List of Tables
Albemarle Corporation, Key Facts 6
Albemarle Corporation, Key Employees 7
Albemarle Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
Albemarle Corporation, Major Products and Services 9
Albemarle Corporation, History 10
Albemarle Corporation, Other Locations 16
Albemarle Corporation, Subsidiaries 17
Albemarle Corporation, Joint Venture 19
Albemarle Corporation, Key Competitors 27
Albemarle Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 28
Albemarle Corporation, Annual Ratios 29
Albemarle Corporation, Interim Ratios 32
Albemarle Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 34
Albemarle Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 35
Albemarle Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 36
Currency Codes 50
Units 50
Capital Market Ratios 50
Equity Ratios 51
Profitability Ratios 51
Cost Ratios 52
Liquidity Ratios 52
Leverage Ratios 53
Efficiency Ratios 53



List of Figures
Albemarle Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 – 2014) 31
Albemarle Corporation, Ratio Charts 33
Albemarle Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 34
Albemarle Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 35

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