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Viskase Companies, Inc. (Viskase) is a leader in the manufacture and sales of cellulosic, fibrous, and plastic casings principally for food processing industries. The company markets its products under various brand names such as NOJAX, VISFLEX, VISMAX, VISCOAT and others. Viskase offers its products under three categories, namely, Cellulose Casings, Plastic Casings and Applied Technologies. Its products are utilized extensively in the preparation of cooked sausage, dry sausage, hot dogs, franks, wieners, processed cheese, mini salamis, raw-cold smoked sausage and ham. The company’s operations are in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Viskase is headquartered at Darien, Illinois, the US.

The company’s invests to strengthen its product portfolio with sturdy research and development activities, which will enable it to provide high quality performance products, and timely customer service. It intends to expand operational activities.

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Table Of Contents

Viskase Companies, Inc. (VKSC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2

Section 1 - About the Company 5
Viskase Companies, Inc. - Key Facts 5
Viskase Companies, Inc. - Key Employees 6
Viskase Companies, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 7
Viskase Companies, Inc. - Major Products and Services 8
Viskase Companies, Inc. - History 9
Viskase Companies, Inc. - Company Statement 11
Viskase Companies, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 12
Head Office 12
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 12
Section 2 - Company Analysis 14
Viskase Companies, Inc. - Business Description 14
Viskase Companies, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 15
SWOT Analysis - Overview 15
Viskase Companies, Inc. - Strengths 15
Strength - Broad Product Portfolio 15
Strength - Geographical Presence 15
Strength - Strong Distribution Network 15
Viskase Companies, Inc. - Weaknesses 15
Weakness - Increasing Accounts Receivable 15
Viskase Companies, Inc. - Opportunities 16
Opportunity - Acquisition by Icahn 16
Opportunity - Business Expansion Initiatives 16
Opportunity - Rising Demand for Healthy Food and Beverages 16
Viskase Companies, Inc. - Threats 16
Threat - Competitive Environment 16
Threat - Raw Material Procurement Risks 16
Threat - Stringent Environmental Regulations 16
Viskase Companies, Inc. - Key Competitors 18
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 19
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 19
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 20
Performance Chart 21
Financial Performance 21
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 22
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 23
Section 4 - Appendix 24
Methodology 24
Ratio Definitions 24
About GlobalData 28
Contact Us 28
Disclaimer 28

List of Tables
Viskase Companies, Inc., Key Facts 5
Viskase Companies, Inc., Key Employees 6
Viskase Companies, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 7
Viskase Companies, Inc., Major Products and Services 8
Viskase Companies, Inc., History 9
Viskase Companies, Inc., Other Locations 12
Viskase Companies, Inc., Subsidiaries 12
Viskase Companies, Inc., Key Competitors 18
Viskase Companies, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 19
Viskase Companies, Inc., Annual Ratios 20
Viskase Companies, Inc., Interim Ratios 22
Currency Codes 24
Capital Market Ratios 24
Equity Ratios 25
Profitability Ratios 25
Cost Ratios 26
Liquidity Ratios 26
Leverage Ratios 27
Efficiency Ratios 27

List of Figures
Viskase Companies, Inc., Performance Chart (2008 - 2012) 21
Viskase Companies, Inc., Ratio Charts 23

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