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Research and Markets: Financial Benchmarking and Analysis of the Global Chemicals Industry 2015

By Business Wire News   


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Financial Benchmarking and Analysis of the Global Chemicals Industry” report to their offering.

This study examines the global chemicals industry, its various segments, and the key trends impacting growth. A financial assessment was performed for public companies within each segment where companies were scored on 2 key aspects: financial management (involving profitability and activity metrics) and risk management (involving solvency and liquidity metrics).

These scores were used to rank the top 25 companies in each segment. Key financial ratios and metrics were identified and computed, which substantiated the key trends shaping the industry and provide an outlook for 2015. The study concludes with predictions on the actions companies are likely to take to improve their financial and risk management positions.

The global chemical industry has been recovering gradually since the global recession in 2008 and the Eurozone crisis in 2012. Recovery has primarily been fueled by growth in key end-user industries such as construction and automotive.

In developing markets, foreign companies are likely to resort to mergers and acquisitions (M&As), joint ventures, or sales partnerships as a market-entry strategy. Given the costs and complexities involved, the likelihood of setting up new facilities is lower when compared to inorganic expansion.

Large companies with established reputations will look to use their brand names and strengthen their cash flows. Excess capacity is likely to be divested and efficient working capital management will receive enhanced attention.

In the developed markets, chemical manufacturers have adopted a survival strategy were the focus is more on outperforming competition to capture a larger market share.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Key Terms and Definitions

3. Research Objectives and Scope

4. Research Methodology

5. Introduction

6. Commodity Chemicals

7. Diversified Chemicals

8. Specialty Chemicals

9. Fertilizers and Agricultural Chemicals

10. Industrial Gases

11. Conclusions

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Sector: Banking and Financial Services, Chemicals


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