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Highlights

Braskem S.A. (Braskem) is a petrochemical manufacturing company. Its product portfolio includes polypropylene, polyolefins, polyethylene, PVC, caustic soda, caprolactam and copolymer products. The company's products are utilized in household appliances, industrial packaging, bottles, shopping bags, automotive parts, paints, resins, adhesives and engineering plastics. Braskem’s business operations are categorized into five segments, namely, Basic Petrochemicals, Polyolefins, International Business, Vinyls and Chemical Distribution. The company has manufacturing facilities in Rio Grande do Sul, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Alagoas; Schkopau and Wesseling, Germany; Texas, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, the US. It has spread operations across various countries including Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, Chile, the US and Venezuela. Braskem is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The company intends to strengthen partnership with clients, and boost competitiveness in thermoplastics and plastics chain. It focuses to maintain leadership position in domestic thermoplastic market in Brazil.

Braskem S.A. Key Recent Developments

Aug 14, 2014: Braskem: Latin Americas Largest Petrochemical Company Chooses AVEVA Software
Jul 18, 2014: SGS'S Valve And Instrumentation Calibration And Maintenance Services Help Braskem To Expand Petrochemical Plants In Brazil
Mar 21, 2014: Braskem’s Etileno XXI olefins complex in Mexico 62% complete
Feb 13, 2014: Braskem Announces 4Q13 and FY2013 Results
Jan 07, 2014: Argentina regulator rejects Braskem’s offer to acquire stake in Solvay Indupa

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Table Of Contents

Braskem S.A. (BRKM5) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
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Section 1 - About the Company 6
Braskem S.A. - Key Facts 6
Braskem S.A. - Key Employees 7
Braskem S.A. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Braskem S.A. - Major Products and Services 9
Braskem S.A. - Key Operational Summary 10
Braskem S.A. - History 11
Braskem S.A. - Company Statement 15
Braskem S.A. - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 17
Section 2 - Company Analysis 20
Braskem S.A. - Business Description 20
Braskem S.A. - SWOT Analysis 21
SWOT Analysis - Overview 21
Braskem S.A. - Strengths 21
Strength - Diversified Petrochemical Solutions 21
Strength - Industry Recognitions 21
Strength - Partnerships and Agreements 21
Braskem S.A. - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Dependence on Suppliers 22
Braskem S.A. - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - New Product Launches 22
Opportunity - Inorganic Growth Drivers: Acquisitions 22
Opportunity - Strategic Business Initiatives 22
Braskem S.A. - Threats 23
Threat - Competitive Pressures 23
Threat - Differential Feedstock Costs 23
Threat - Stringent Regulations 23
Braskem S.A. - Key Competitors 24
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
Section 4 - Company's Petrochemicals Financial Deals and Alliances 31
Braskem S.A., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 31
Braskem S.A., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 32
Braskem S.A., Recent Deals Summary 33
Section 5 - Company's Recent Developments 34
Aug 14, 2014: Braskem: Latin Americas Largest Petrochemical Company Chooses AVEVA Software 34
Jul 18, 2014: SGS'S Valve And Instrumentation Calibration And Maintenance Services Help Braskem To Expand Petrochemical Plants In Brazil 34
Mar 21, 2014: Braskem's Etileno XXI olefins complex in Mexico 62% complete 35
Feb 13, 2014: Braskem Announces 4Q13 and FY2013 Results 35
Jan 07, 2014: Argentina regulator rejects Braskem's offer to acquire stake in Solvay Indupa 36
Dec 11, 2013: Braskem Signs Joint Development Agreement With Genomatica for Bio-based Butadiene 36
Dec 11, 2013: Petrobras to increase prices of naphtha supplied to Braskem 37
Nov 15, 2013: No progress in talks between Braskem, Petrobras over Comperj petrochemical plant 37
Oct 21, 2013: Braskem and Toyota Tsusho renew alliance at the K Fair 37
Oct 10, 2013: Braskem To Increase Mexican Investments 38
Section 6 - Appendix 39
Methodology 39
Ratio Definitions 39
About GlobalData 43
Contact Us 43
Disclaimer 43

List of Tables
Braskem S.A., Key Facts 6
Braskem S.A., Key Employees 7
Braskem S.A., Key Employee Biographies 8
Braskem S.A., Major Products and Services 9
Braskem S.A., Key Operational Summary, 2011 10
Braskem S.A., History 11
Braskem S.A., Other Locations 17
Braskem S.A., Subsidiaries 18
Braskem S.A., Key Competitors 24
Braskem S.A., Ratios based on current share price 25
Braskem S.A., Annual Ratios 26
Braskem S.A., Interim Ratios 29
Braskem S.A., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 31
Braskem S.A., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 32
Braskem S.A., Recent Deals Summary 33
Currency Codes 39
Units 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
Braskem S.A., Performance Chart (2009 - 2013) 28
Braskem S.A., Ratio Charts 30
Braskem S.A., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2008 to YTD 2014 31
Braskem S.A., Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2008 to YTD 2014 32

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