Harima Chemicals, Inc. (4410) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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					         Harima Chemicals, Inc. (4410) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
                                         Review
        Reference Code: GDCH35053FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: AUG 2012

          4-4-7 Imabashi, Chuo-ku                            Phone              +81 6 62012461                  Revenue          71,536 (million JPY)
          OSAKA-SHI, OSK                                     Fax                +81 6 62271030                  Net Profit       1,011.75 (million JPY)
          541-0042                                           Website            www.harima.co.jp                Employees        1,637
                                                                                4410   [Tokyo        Stock
          Japan                                              Exchange                                           Industry         Chemicals
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       Harima Chemicals, Inc. (Harima) is a Japan based diversified chemical manufactures. The manufactures and sells wide range of
       resins, tall oil products, paper producing chemicals and electronic materials. The company offers resins for paint, printing inks and
       adhesives. The company’s paper production chemicals include sizing agents (which control water resistance and absorbency),
       paper strengthening agents, flocculants, and deinking agents (for the paper recycling process). The electronic materials offered
       by the company include miniaturization and performance improvements of electrical components, and manufacture and sale of
       soldering-related materials.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Harima Chemicals, Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Yoshihiro Hasegawa                  Director                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Joichiro Tanaka                     Director
                                                                                      Business Diversity                     Declining Operating Margin
         Teruo Kaneshiro                     Director
                                                                                      Dedicated R&D Activities               Low Return on Equity
         Masashi Inaba                       Director
         Masanao Kono                        Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Strategic Initiatives                  Increasing Competition
       Share Data
                                                                                      Growth Opportunities in                Stringent Environmental
         Harima Chemicals, Inc.
                                                                                      Emerging Markets                       Regulations
        Share Price (JPY) as on 16-Aug-                                  394
        2012
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        EPS (JPY)                                                      38.99         GlobalData
        Market Cap (million JPY)                                      10,224
        Enterprise Value (million JPY)                                25,119
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                       26
       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
       Harima Chemicals, Inc. - Key Facts ................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Harima Chemicals, Inc. - Key Employees .......................................................................................................................................... 5
       Harima Chemicals, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ........................................................................................................................ 6
       Harima Chemicals, Inc. - Major Products and Services...................................................................................................................... 7
       Harima Chemicals, Inc. - History ........................................................................................................................................................ 9
       Harima Chemicals, Inc. - Company Statement................................................................................................................................. 10
       Harima Chemicals, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries ...................................................................................................................... 11
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 12
       Harima Chemicals, Inc. - Business Description ................................................................................................................................ 12
       Harima Chemicals, Inc. - SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................ 13
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 13
          Harima Chemicals, Inc. - Strengths .............................................................................................................................................. 13
             Strength - Business Diversity .................................................................................................................................................... 13
             Strength - Dedicated R&D Activities .......................................................................................................................................... 13
             Strength - Strong Operational Presence ................................................................................................................................... 13
          Harima Chemicals, Inc. - Weaknesses ......................................................................................................................................... 14
             Weakness - Declining Operating Margin ................................................................................................................................... 14
             Weakness - Low Return on Equity ............................................................................................................................................ 14
             Weakness - Declining Profitability Ratios .................................................................................................................................. 14
             Weakness - Low Return on Equity ............................................................................................................................................ 14
          Harima Chemicals, Inc. - Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................ 14
             Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives .............................................................................................................................................. 14
             Opportunity - Growth Opportunities in Emerging Markets ......................................................................................................... 14
             Opportunity - Market Prospects: Eco-friendly Materials ............................................................................................................ 15
          Harima Chemicals, Inc. - Threats ................................................................................................................................................. 15
             Threat - Increasing Competition ................................................................................................................................................ 15
             Threat - Stringent Environmental Regulations........................................................................................................................... 15
             Threat - Economic Downturn..................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Harima Chemicals, Inc. - Key Competitors ....................................................................................................................................... 16
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 17
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 17
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DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Harima Chemicals, Inc. (Harima) is a Japan based diversified chemical manufactures. The manufactures and sells wide range of resins, tall oil products, paper producing chemicals and electronic materials. The company offers resins for paint, printing inks and adhesives. The company’s paper production chemicals include sizing agents (which control water resistance and absorbency), paper strengthening agents, flocculants, and deinking agents (for the paper recycling process). The electronic materials offered by the company include miniaturization and performance improvements of electrical components, and manufacture and sale of soldering-related materials. The company, through its subsidiaries has operations across Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and South America. Harima is headquartered at Osaka, Japan. The company’s growth strategy focuses on expanding its operations across the world. To this end, the company, through Lawter B.V., a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation, acquired the resin and emulsifier related business from Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
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