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Graphit Kropfmuhl AG (GKR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review by GlobalData

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Graphit Kropfmuehl AG (Graphit Kropfmuehl) is established player in the graphite mining companies in the world. The company carries out mining, processing and refining of graphite; and the production of silicon-metal. Its graphite is used in alkaline-manganese and lithium-ion batteries, and lubricating and release agents, as well as in fire proof sector of the iron and steel industries. The company manages production facilities in Kropfmuhl, Wedel, Bonn, and Pocking regions of Germany, and in Sri Lanka, China, Czech Republic and Zimbabwe. It distributes its products across the world through a network of commercial agents. Graphit Kropfmuehl operates through 12 subsidiaries. The company is headquartered in Hauzenberg, Germany. The strategy of the company is sustained and profitable growth in both business segments. The company plans to acheive this by constantly grearing up their value creation and services towards the requirements of its cuastomers and focus on high-quality and high-margin products.

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									          Graphit Kropfmuhl AG (GKR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
                                       Review
        Reference Code: GDMM25966FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: AUG 2012

          Langheinrichstr. 1                                 Phone              +49 8586 6090                   Revenue          118.87 (million EUR)
          Hauzenberg                                         Fax                +49 8586 609111                 Net Profit       9.20 (million EUR)
          94051                                              Website            www.graphite.de                 Employees        527
          Germany                                            Exchange           GKR [XETRA]                     Industry         Metals and Mining

       Company Overview
       Graphit Kropfmuehl AG (Graphit Kropfmuehl) is established player in the graphite mining companies in the world. The company
       carries out mining, processing and refining of graphite; and the production of silicon-metal. Its graphite is used in alkaline-
       manganese and lithium-ion batteries, and lubricating and release agents, as well as in fire proof sector of the iron and steel
       industries. The company manages production facilities in Kropfmuhl, Wedel, Bonn, and Pocking regions of Germany, and in Sri
       Lanka, China, Czech Republic and Zimbabwe. It distributes its products across the world through a network of commercial
       agents. Graphit Kropfmuehl operates through 12 subsidiaries.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Graphit Kropfmuhl AG, SWOT Analysis
         Dr. Heinz Schimmelbusch             Chairman,          Supervisory           Strengths                              Weaknesses
                                             Board
                                                                                      Increased Segmental                    Geographical Dependence
         Martin Ebeling                      Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                      Performance
         Hans-Detlef Antel                   Managing Director
                                                                                      Research and Development
         Frank Berger                        Managing Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats
       Share Data
                                                                                      Increasing Demand for                  Highly Competitive Market
         Graphit Kropfmuhl AG                                                         Graphite
                                                                                                                             Environmental Regulations
        Share Price (EUR) as on 03-Aug-                                33.75
                                                                                      Restructuring and
        2012
                                                                                      Rationalization Projects
        EPS (EUR)                                                        3.19
        Market Cap (million EUR)                                           95
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Enterprise Value (million EUR)                                   114         GlobalData

        Shares Outstanding (million)                                        3
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance




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




Graphit Kropfmuhl AG (GKR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT                                                                     Reference Code: GDMM25966FSA
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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
       Graphit Kropfmuhl AG - Key Facts ..................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Graphit Kropfmuhl AG - Key Employees ............................................................................................................................................ 5
       Graphit Kropfmuhl AG - Major Products and Services ....................................................................................................................... 6
       Graphit Kropfmuhl AG - History .......................................................................................................................................................... 7
       Graphit Kropfmuhl AG - Company Statement .................................................................................................................................... 8
       Graphit Kropfmuhl AG - Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................ 10
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 10
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 11
       Graphit Kropfmuhl AG - Business Description.................................................................................................................................. 11
       Graphit Kropfmuhl AG - SWOT Analysis .......................................................................................................................................... 12
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 12
          Graphit Kropfmuhl AG - Strengths ................................................................................................................................................ 12
             Strength - Increased Segmental Performance .......................................................................................................................... 12
             Strength - Research and Development ..................................................................................................................................... 12
             Strength - Increased Profitability Ratios .................................................................................................................................... 12
          Graphit Kropfmuhl AG - Weaknesses ........................................................................................................................................... 12
             Weakness - Geographical Dependence .................................................................................................................................... 12
          Graphit Kropfmuhl AG - Opportunities .......................................................................................................................................... 13
             Opportunity - Increasing Demand for Graphite.......................................................................................................................... 13
             Opportunity - Restructuring and Rationalization Projects .......................................................................................................... 13
             Opportunity - Developments in 2012 ......................................................................................................................................... 13
          Graphit Kropfmuhl AG - Threats ................................................................................................................................................... 13
             Threat - Highly Competitive Market ........................................................................................................................................... 13
             Threat - Environmental Regulations .......................................................................................................................................... 13
             Threat - Operational Risk .......................................................................................................................................................... 13
       Graphit Kropfmuhl AG - Key Competitors......................................................................................................................................... 15
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 16
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 16
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 16
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 18
       Financial Performance...................................................................................................................................................................... 18
  
								
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