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Sika Group
Sika Group - Financial and Strategic Analysis Review
Reference Code: GMDCH25387FSAS
Publication Date: MAR 2009
Company Snapshot
Key Information
Sika Group, Key Facts
Web Address
www.sika.com
Financial year-end
December
Number of Employees
12,900
Swiss Stock Exchange
SIK
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research Global Markets Direct
Company Overview
Sika Group (Sika) is a globally integrated groupengaged in the field of specialty chemicals. Theoperations of the company are divided into twobusiness divisions namely the construction divisionand the industry division. Sika offers processingmaterials, which are used in sealing, bonding,damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearingstructures in construction and industry. Key Ratios

Sika Group, Key Ratios
P/E
6.4
EV/EBITDA
4.3
Return on Equity (%)
18.2
Debt/Equity
0.5
Operating profit margin (%)
9.1
Dividend Yield
0.1
Note: Above ratios are based on share price as of 06-Mar-2009 Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research Global Markets Direct
Share Data
Sika Group, Share Data
Price (CHF) as on 06-Mar-2009
687.5
EPS (CHF)
107.0
Book value per share (CHF)
589.9
Shares Outstanding (in million)
2.5
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research Global Markets Direct
SWOT Analysis
Sika Group, SWOT Analysis
Strengths
Weaknesses
Global Presence
Research and Development Focus
Strong Brand
High Dependency on Construction Segment
Poor Operating Margin
Opportunities
Threats
Chinese Construction Market
Capital Investments
Strategic Acquisitions
Compliance with REACH
Decreasing demand for Automotives
Intense Competition
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research Global Markets Direct
Performance Chart
Sika Group, Performance Chart (2004 - 2008)
Source: Company Annual Report
Global Markets Direct
Financial Performance
The company has reported revenues of (Swiss Francs) CHF 4,632.40 million during the fiscal year ended 2008, an increase of 1.15% over 2007.The operating profit of the company was CHF 422 million during the fiscal year 2008, a decrease of 17.38% over 2007.The net profit of the company was CHF 266.70 million during the fiscal year 2008, adecrease of 21.93% over 2007. Table of Contents

Sika Group- Financial and Strategic Analysis Review Reference Code: GMDCH25387FSAS Table Of Contents
Key Information...................................................................................................................................................................................................................1 Key Ratios..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................1 Share Data..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................1 Performance Chart.............................................................................................................................................................................................................1 Table Of Contents.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................2 List of Tables.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 List of...
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