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Sonoco Products Company: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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ICD Research's "Sonoco Products Company: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contains a company overview, business description, financial ratios, SWOT analysis, key facts, information on products and services, details of locations and subsidiaries, plus information on key news events affecting the company.

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									Sonoco Products Company

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Sonoco Products Company                                                     Financial Snapshot

                                                                            Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                     One North Second Street, Hartsville,   The company reported revenue of US$4,124.12
Headquarters Address
                                     29550,United States of America         million during the fiscal year 2010 (2010). The
                                                                            company's revenue grew at a CAGR of 3.05% during
Telephone                            + 1 843 3837000
                                                                            2006–2010, with an annual growth of 14.64% over
                                                                            2009. In 2010, the company recorded an operating
Fax                                  + 1 843 3837008                        margin of 7.02%, as against 7.03% in 2009.

Website                              www.sonoco.com
                                                                            Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange        SON, New York Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                  16,500

Fiscal Year End                      December

Revenue (in US$ million)             4,124.12




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                            Weaknesses

Geographic Diversification           Overdependence on Few Customers

Leading Market Position              Weak Financial Performance

Strong R&D Activities

Opportunities                        Threats

Focus towards Innovation             Foreign Exchange Rate Fluctuations

Rising Sustainable Packaging Industry
                                      Governmental Regulations
Globally

Strategic Alliances                  Highly Competitive Markets




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................7
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 9
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................9
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................12
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................12
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................13
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................14
      2.2.4       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................15
      2.2.5       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................16
      2.2.6       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................17
    2.3       Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................................18
3     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 19
4     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 20
    4.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................20
    4.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................20
    4.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................20
    4.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................21
    4.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................22
5     Sonoco Products Company - Company Statement............................................................................. 23
6     History .................................................................................................................................................... 26
7     Sonoco Products Company - Key Employees ..................................................................................... 28
8     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 30
9     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 31
    9.1       Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................31
    9.2       Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................31
10    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 34
    10.1      Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................34
    10.2      Ratio Definitions ...................................................................................................................................................34
    10.3      Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................38




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services....................................................................................................................................7
Table 2: Key Ratios - Annual ..................................................................................................................................................9
Table 3: Key Ratios - Interim ................................................................................................................................................11
Table 4: Key Capital Market Indicators ................................................................................................................................11
Table 5: Sonoco Products Company, History ......................................................................................................................26
Table 6: Sonoco Products Company, Key Employees.........................................................................................................28
Table 7: Key Employee Biographies .........................................................
								
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