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Kaneka Corporation (4118) - 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.
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- 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.
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- 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

Kaneka Corporation (Kaneka) is a chemical manufacturing company. The company is a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. It carries out the manufacture and sale of chemicals, solar photovoltaic cells, polymers, biotechnology and electronic products. The company's product offerings include solar cells, chemicals, plastics, EPS resins, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electrical and electronic materials and synthetic fibers. Kaneka markets these products under the brands Eperan, Silyl, Epion, Lixelle, Ultima, Kanecaron, Kanekalon, Kaneka Glavonoid, Papre and Belco. It has manufacturing plants in Takasago city, Hyogo; Settsu city, Osaka; Otsu city, Shiga; Kamisu city and Ibaraki.

Kaneka Corporation Key Recent Developments

May 20, 2014: Terumo BCT Enters Agreement with Kaneka Corporation
Oct 09, 2013: Synthetic starts 12.7MW solar power plant operations in Japan
May 10, 2013: Kaneka Reports Revenue Of JPY476.5 Billion In Fiscal 2013
Feb 12, 2013: EPFL’s Single-junction Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cell Achieves 10.7% Efficiency
Feb 08, 2013: Kaneka Reports Revenue Of JPY353.3 Billion For Nine Months Ended December 31, 2012

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Table Of Contents

Kaneka Corporation (4118) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
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Section 1 - About the Company 6
Kaneka Corporation - Key Facts 6
Kaneka Corporation - Key Employees 7
Kaneka Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 8
Kaneka Corporation - Major Products and Services 9
Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Development Stage 12
Kaneka Corporation - History 14
Kaneka Corporation - Company Statement 17
Kaneka Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 18
Head Office 18
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 18
Section 2 - Company Analysis 20
Kaneka Corporation - Business Description 20
Kaneka Corporation - SWOT Analysis 22
SWOT Analysis - Overview 22
Kaneka Corporation - Strengths 22
Strength - Diversified Business Mix 22
Strength - Focused Research and Development 22
Kaneka Corporation - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Limited Operating Margin 22
Weakness - Over Dependence on Japan 23
Kaneka Corporation - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Growth Opportunities in Emerging Markets 23
Opportunity - Optimistic Polymeric Foams Market 23
Opportunity - Business Alliances 23
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 23
Kaneka Corporation - Threats 24
Threat - Competitive Pressure 24
Threat - Environmental Regulations 24
Threat - Moderate Global Economic Growth 24
Kaneka Corporation - Key Competitors 25
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Performance Chart 29
Financial Performance 29
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 31
Section 4 - Company's Lifesciences Financial Deals and Alliances 32
Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 32
Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 33
Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 34
Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 35
Kaneka Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 36
Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 37
May 20, 2014: Terumo BCT Enters Agreement with Kaneka Corporation 37
Oct 09, 2013: Synthetic starts 12.7MW solar power plant operations in Japan 37
May 10, 2013: Kaneka Reports Revenue Of JPY476.5 Billion In Fiscal 2013 37
Feb 12, 2013: EPFL's Single-junction Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cell Achieves 10.7% Efficiency 38
Feb 08, 2013: Kaneka Reports Revenue Of JPY353.3 Billion For Nine Months Ended December 31, 2012 38
Section 6 - Appendix 39
Methodology 39
Ratio Definitions 39
About GlobalData 43
Contact Us 43
Disclaimer 43

List of Tables
Kaneka Corporation, Key Facts 6
Kaneka Corporation, Key Employees 7
Kaneka Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
Kaneka Corporation, Major Products and Services 9
Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Equipment Type 11
Kaneka Corporation Number of Pipeline Products by Development Stage 12
Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Development Stage 13
Kaneka Corporation, History 14
Kaneka Corporation, Other Locations 18
Kaneka Corporation, Subsidiaries 18
Kaneka Corporation, Key Competitors 25
Kaneka Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 26
Kaneka Corporation, Annual Ratios 27
Kaneka Corporation, Interim Ratios 30
Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 32
Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 33
Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 34
Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 35
Kaneka Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 36
Currency Codes 39
Capital Market Ratios 39
Equity Ratios 40
Profitability Ratios 40
Cost Ratios 41
Liquidity Ratios 41
Leverage Ratios 42
Efficiency Ratios 42

List of Figures
Kaneka Corporation Pipeline Products by Development Stage 12
Kaneka Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 29
Kaneka Corporation, Ratio Charts 31
Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 32
Kaneka Corporation, Medical Equipment, Deals by Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 33
Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 34
Kaneka Corporation, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 35

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