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									               Ferro Corporation (FOE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
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        Reference Code: GDCH44362FSA                                                                                           Publication Date: JUN 2013

          6060 Parkland Boulevard                            Phone              +1 216 8755600                  Revenue          1,768.6 (million USD)
          Mayfield Heights, OH                               Fax                +1 216 8755627                  Net Profit       -374.27 (million USD)
          44124                                              Website            www.ferro.com                   Employees        4,948
                                                                                FOE [New York Stock
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry         Chemicals
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       Ferro Corporation (Ferro) is the leading supplier of technology-based performance chemicals and materials. It offers its products
       for the automotive, building and construction, appliances, household furnishings, electronics, and industrial products market. The
       company classifies its products into Electronic Materials, Performance Coatings, Color and Glass Performance Materials,
       Polymer Additives, Specialty Plastics and Pharmaceuticals. It operates in the US, Spain and Other parts of the world. Ferro is
       headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, the US.


       The company intends to divest its non-core assets and focus on high return growth investments.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Ferro Corporation, SWOT Analysis
         Sandra Austin Crayton               Director                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         William J. Sharp                    Director
                                                                                      Comprehensive Product Range Weak Financial Performance
         William B. Lawrence                 Director
                                                                                      Research and Development
         Jennie S. Hwang                     Director
                                                                                      Activities
         Richard J. Hipple                   Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Strategic Expansion                    Fluctuation in Raw Material
         Ferro Corporation                                                                                                   Prices
                                                                                      Growing Paint and Coatings
        Share Price (USD) as on 21-Jun-                                  7.23         Industry                               Foreign Exchange Risks
        2013
        EPS (USD)                                                         NA
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million USD)                                         603         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                   923
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                       87
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Apr 24, 2013         Ferro Reports Revenue Of $417.5m In Q1
                                                                                                           2013
                                                                                      Mar 05, 2013         Ferro Reports Revenue Of $1.8 Billion In 2012
                                                                                      Nov 13, 2012         Ferro CEO James Kirsch Steps Down
                                                                                      Oct 29, 2012         Ferro Reports Revenue Of $414.8m In Q3
                                                                                                           2012
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData



       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
       Ferro Corporation - Key Facts ............................................................................................................................................................ 4
       Ferro Corporation - Key Employees ................................................................................................................................................... 5
       Ferro Corporation - Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................................. 6
       Ferro Corporation - Major Products and Services .............................................................................................................................. 7
       Ferro Corporation - History ................................................................................................................................................................. 9
       Ferro Corporation - Company Statement ......................................................................................................................................... 11
       Ferro Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................... 12
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 14
       Ferro Corporation - Business Description......................................................................................................................................... 14
       Ferro Corporation - Corporate Strategy ............................................................................................................................................ 16
       Ferro Corporation - SWOT Analysis ................................................................................................................................................. 17
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 17
          Ferro Corporation - Strengths ....................................................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Comprehensive Product Range................................................................................................................................ 17
             Strength - Research and Development Activities ...................................................................................................................... 17
             Strength - Positive Liquidity Position ......................................................................................................................................... 17
          Ferro Corporation - Weaknesses .................................................................................................................................................. 17
             Weakness - Weak Financial Performance ................................................................................................................................ 17
          Ferro Corporation - Opportunities ................................................................................................................................................. 18
             Opportunity - Strategic Expansion ............................................................................................................................................. 18
             Opportunity - Growing Paint and Coatings Industry .................................................................................................................. 18
             Opportunity - Launch of New Products...................................................................................................................................... 18
          Ferro Corporation - Threats .......................................................................................................................................................... 18
             Threat - Fluctuation in Raw Material Prices............................................................................................................................... 18
             Threat - Foreign Exchange Risks .............................................................................................................................................. 19
             Threat - Competitive Landscape ............................................................................................................................................... 19
       Ferro Corporation - Key Competitors ............................................................................................................................................... 20
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 21
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 21
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