Chemical companies are moving at great speed, but the trends that support this performance are changing. Companies must carefully reflect their strengths when entering this new area.In the last ten years, when we examine the performance of the capital of industrial chemicals market, a very similar picture appears.
On the basis of total return to shareholders (TRS), the chemical industry and not only the global market in the long term is also a better. Performance for most industries of customers and suppliers of raw materials, specialized products and sub-sectors such as performance Signs have attracted diversified companies.
Over time, I extended the performance of Ethan petrochemical naphtha player and most affected by the commodity cycle were the recent market growth and mergers and private players even more impressed with the buying activity. The variations have not changed the overall sunny image.
The driving force behind this strong performance was the ability to significantly increase returns due to lower total revenues and investment capital, on a scale similar to global GDP growth. This ability is supported by the following factors.First, over time, the chemical industry has increased its efficiency and, unlike many other industries that increase productivity but distributes profits easily, they achieve profitability.
How is the chemical sector successful? In general, the industry seems to be fragmented, but the restructuring of the portfolio to twenty years has created an industrial structure concentrated in many segments. This gave the chemical companies a strong negotiating position with their customers, chemical distributors and suppliers.
Finally, we must remember that the chemical industry has a business model that is sure of itself: its products provide the “world of things”. From the chemical industry, most of the buildings we touch may be available without any support from the buildings in which we live, the food we eat and the health care they receive. The industry as a whole is capable of exploiting a wide range of trends, from sustainability to electronic commerce, from the demand for raw materials to important changes in consumer behaviour.
In addition to these solid fundamentals, there was a series of positive developments that have benefited certain segments of the industry and supported the development of global financial markets in the industry. The most important thing is the presence of curved gas in the Middle East and turbulent gas in North America and the increasing trend of many prices of agricultural products 2000-2013.
The first and perhaps most important conclusion will be the need for new constructions with growth rates just above the annual capacity increase. Finally, European exports to Europe could increase as the pressure on European petrochemicals in the middle sector increases. At a broader level in this sector, companies may be forced to restructure in almost any part of the world, and we expect players to seek greater economies of scale through new mergers and acquisitions.
The only important exceptions could be India: all indicators show that local growth will continue on a low base and that China will continue to exist. However, many areas of the Chinese chemical distributors are already exaggerated and over controlled these days. We argue that China’s supply needs a broad and rigid consolidation.
Incorporated specialized chemists should be prepared for further intensification of metallurgy and erosion of historical benefits as long as the invaders of the emerging market gain more technological knowledge by gaining more experience. Many Western private chemical companies will have dubious claims that their group is being challenged for value creation and that they can develop portfolios to create value for shareholders.