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									       Stepan Company (SCL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDCH14034FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: MAY 2013

          22 West Frontage Rd.                               Phone              +1 847 4467500                  Revenue          1,803.7 (million USD)
          Northfield, IL                                     Fax                +1 847 5012100                  Net Profit       79.40 (million USD)
          60093                                              Website            www.stepan.com                  Employees        1,920
                                                                                SCL [New York Stock
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry         Chemicals
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       Stepan Company (Stepan) produces specialty and intermediate chemicals. These chemicals are used in household, industrial,
       personal care, agricultural, food and insulation-related products. The company provides polymers used in construction,
       refrigeration, automotive, boating and other consumer product industries. It also offers specialty products used in food and
       pharmaceutical industries. The company sells its products to a wide range of manufacturing industries. Stepan has operations in
       France, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Columbia, Brazil, the UK, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, the Netherlands and China.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Stepan Company, SWOT Analysis
         F. Quinn Stepan, Jr.                Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Michael R. Boyce                    Director
                                                                                      Wide Range of Applications             Decreased Efficiency Ratios
         Joaquin Delgado                     Director
                                                                                      Key Alliances                          Declining Working Capital
         Gregory E. Lawton                   Director
         F. Quinn Stepan                     Chairman
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Strategic Agreements and               Challenge of Environmental
       Share Data                                                                     Acquisitions                           Regulations
         Stepan Company
                                                                                      Optimistic Polyurethane Foams Competitive Pressure
        Share Price (USD) as on 24-                                    54.47          Market
        May-2013
        EPS (USD)                                                        3.49
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million USD)                                       1,203         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                 1,312
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                       22
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Stepan Company - Key Facts............................................................................................................................................................. 4
       Stepan Company - Key Employees .................................................................................................................................................... 5
       Stepan Company - Key Employee Biographies.................................................................................................................................. 7
       Stepan Company - Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................................... 8
       Stepan Company - History ................................................................................................................................................................. 9
       Stepan Company - Company Statement .......................................................................................................................................... 11
       Stepan Company - Locations And Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................... 13
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Joint Venture................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Stepan Company - Business Description ......................................................................................................................................... 15
       Stepan Company - Corporate Strategy ............................................................................................................................................ 16
       Stepan Company - SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................................. 17
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 17
          Stepan Company - Strengths........................................................................................................................................................ 17
             Strength - Wide Range of Applications...................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Key Alliances ............................................................................................................................................................ 17
             Strength - Strong Manufacturing Network ................................................................................................................................. 17
          Stepan Company - Weaknesses .................................................................................................................................................. 18
             Weakness - Decreased Efficiency Ratios.................................................................................................................................. 18
             Weakness - Declining Working Capital ..................................................................................................................................... 18
          Stepan Company - Opportunities .................................................................................................................................................. 18
             Opportunity - Strategic Agreements and Acquisitions ............................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Optimistic Polyurethane Foams Market ............................................................................................................... 18
             Opportunity - Business Expansions........................................................................................................................................... 18
          Stepan Company - Threats ........................................................................................................................................................... 19
             Threat - Challenge of Environmental Regulations ..................................................................................................................... 19
             Threat - Competitive Pressure .................................................................................................................................................. 19
             Threat - Volatility in Commodity Prices...................................................................................................................................... 19
       Stepan Company - Key Competitors ................................................................................................................................................ 20
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 21
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 21
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 21
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 23
       Financial Performance....................
								
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