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Stella-Jones Inc. (SJ) : Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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This SWOT analysis and company profile is a crucial resource for industry executives and anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the company's business. WMI's 'Stella-Jones Inc. (SJ) : Company Profile and SWOT Analysis' report utilizes a wide range of primary and secondary sources, which are analyzed and presented in a consistent and easily accessible format. WMI strictly follows a standardized research methodology to ensure high levels of data quality and these characteristics guarantee a unique report.

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									Stella-Jones Inc.

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Stella-Jones Inc.                                                                    Financial Snapshot

                                                                                     Operating Performance
Fast Facts
Headquarters Address
                                       3100 De La Cote-Vertu Blvd., Saint-Laurent,   The company reported revenue of US$725 million
                                       H4R 2J8,Canada                                during the fiscal year 2012 (2012). The company's
                                                                                     revenue grew at a CAGR of 18.58% during 2008–
Telephone                              + 1 514 9348666
                                                                                     2012, with an annual growth of 12.08% over 2011. In
                                                                                     2012, the company recorded an operating margin of
Fax                                    + 1 514 9345327                               15.27%, as against 13.74% in 2011.

Website                                www.stella-jones.com
                                                                                     Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange          SJ, Toronto Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                    970

Fiscal Year End                        December

Revenue (in US$ million)               725




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                              Weaknesses                                    Return on Equity

Diversified business operations        Limited financial leverage                    The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                                     15.59% for 2012, as compared to its peers, Plum
                                                                                     Creek Timber Company, Inc. (Ticker: PCL), West
Strong liquidity position              Overdependence on few customers               Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (Ticker: WFT) and Canfor
                                                                                     Corporation (Ticker: CFP), which recorded ROEs of
Strong market position                                                               16.60%, 5.83% and 2.89% respectively. The
                                                                                     company reported an operating margin of 15.27% in
                                                                                     2012.
Strong operating performance

Opportunities                          Threats                                       Return on Equity

Recovery in the Canadian construction
                                      Increase in labor costs in the US
market

Strategic acquisitions                 Stringent regulations




                                                                                     Liquidity Position

                                                                                     The company reported a current ratio of 5.94 in 2012,
                                                                                     as compared to its peers, Plum Creek Timber
                                                                                     Company, Inc., West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. and
                                                                                     Canfor Corporation, which recorded current ratios of
                                                                                     1.08, 2.14 and 1.32 respectively. As of December
                                                                                     2012, the company recorded cash and short-term
                                                                                     investments of worth US$14 million, against US$6
                                                                                     million current debt. The company reported a debt to
                                                                                     equity ratio of 0.78 in 2012 as compared to its peers,
                                                                                     Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc., West Fraser
                                                                                     Timber Co. Ltd. and Canfor Corporation, which
                                                                                     recorded debt to equity ratios of 2.41, 0.20 and 0.29
                                                                                     respectively.




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