Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM-A) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review by GlobalData

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Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM-A) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

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- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM) manufactures and sells chemicals and specialty plant nutrients. The company produces potassium nitrate, iodine and lithium

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									                  Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM-A) - Financial and
                               Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDCH33062FSA                                                                                           Publication Date: JUL 2013

          El Trovador 4285, 6th Floor                        Phone              +56 2 4252000                   Revenue          2,429.2 (million USD)
          Santiago, Santiago                                 Fax                                                Net Profit       649.17 (million USD)
                                                             Website            www.sqm.com                     Employees        5,643
                                                                                SQM-A [Santiago Stock
          Chile                                              Exchange                                           Industry         Chemicals
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM) manufactures and sells chemicals and specialty plant nutrients. The company
       produces potassium nitrate, iodine and lithium carbonate. It also manufactures other specialty plant nutrients such as potassium
       sulfate, potassium chloride, iodine and lithium and their derivatives and certain industrial chemicals, including industrial nitrates.
       SQM imports and commercializes other commodity fertilizers in Chile. It operates through six principal business segments
       namely, Specialty Plant Nutrition, Iodine and Derivatives, Lithium and Derivatives, Industrial Chemicals, Potassium and Other
       Products and Services.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, SWOT Analysis
         Wayne R. Brownlee                   Director                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Julio Ponce Lerou                   Chairman
                                                                                      Diversified Product Portfolio          Legal Proceedings
         Kendrick Taylor Wallace             Director
                                                                                      Global Presence                        Decreasing Liquidity
         Daniel Yarur E.                     Director
         Wolf von Appen                      Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Expansion of Operations                Fluctuation in Raw Materials
       Share Data                                                                                                            and Energy Prices
                                                                                      Increasing Demand for Lithium
         Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA
                                                                                                                             Stringent Environmental
        Share Price (USD) as on 01-Jul-                               20,395                                                 Regulations
        2013
        EPS (USD)                                                        2.47
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million USD)                                      10,671         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                12,000
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     263
       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
       Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Facts ......................................................................................................................... 4
       Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Employees ................................................................................................................ 5
       Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Employee Biographies .............................................................................................. 6
       Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Major Products and Services ........................................................................................... 7
       Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - History ............................................................................................................................. 8
       Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Company Statement ...................................................................................................... 11
       Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................... 12
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
       Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Key Manufacturing Facilities .......................................................................................... 14
          Joint Venture................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Business Description ..................................................................................................... 15
       Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Corporate Strategy ........................................................................................................ 17
       Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - SWOT Analysis.............................................................................................................. 18
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 18
          Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Strengths .................................................................................................................... 18
             Strength - Diversified Product Portfolio ..................................................................................................................................... 18
             Strength - Global Presence ....................................................................................................................................................... 18
             Strength - Market Position ......................................................................................................................................................... 18
             Strength - Financial Performance .............................................................................................................................................. 18
          Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Weaknesses............................................................................................................... 19
             Weakness - Legal Proceedings ................................................................................................................................................. 19
             Weakness - Decreasing Liquidity .............................................................................................................................................. 19
          Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Opportunities .............................................................................................................. 19
             Opportunity - Expansion of Operations ..................................................................................................................................... 19
             Opportunity - Increasing Demand for Lithium ............................................................................................................................ 19
             Opportunity - Steady Rise in Fertilizer Consumption ................................................................................................................. 20
             Opportunity - Growing Demand for Iodine ................................................................................................................................. 20
          Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA - Threats ....................................................................................................................... 20
             Threat - Fluctuation in Raw Materials and Energy Prices.......................................................................................................... 20
             Threat - Stringent Environmental Regulations........................................................................................................................... 20
             Threat - Competitive Pressures .........................
								
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