West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (WFT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (WFT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review


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Executive Summary

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (WFT)-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.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description-A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.

- Corporate strategy-Analyst's summarization of the company's business strategy.

- SWOT Analysis-A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.

- 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.

- Key competitors-A list of key competitors to the company.

- Key employees-A list of the key executives of the company.

- Executive biographies-A brief summary of the executives' employment history.

- Key operational heads-A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.

- 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

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (West Fraser) is an integrated forest products company that produces and sells lumber, wood chips, fiberboard, plywood, pulp, and newsprint products. It offers SPF lumber and treated wood lumbers in Canada and SYP lumber in the US. Its Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) products are marketed under various brand names such as Ranger, WestPine, Eco-Gold and Ecopremium brands. The company's portfolio also include Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) and Bleached Chemical Thermo-Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) pulp products, bioproducts and laminated veneer panel (LVL) for engineered wood products. It operates manufacturing facilities and sales offices in the US and Canada. West Fraser is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. Key Recent Developments

Jul 19,2018: West Fraser announces second quarter results

Apr 26,2018: West Fraser reports 2018 Q1 results

Apr 20,2018: West Fraser chief executive officer to retire

Apr 19,2018: West Fraser announced today Ted Seraphim's plan to retire as Chief Executive Officer

Feb 14,2018: West Fraser Announces 2017 Annual and Fourth Quarter Results

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 3

List of Tables 5

List of Figures 5

Section 1-About the Company 6

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-Key Facts 6

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-Key Employees 7

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-Key Employee Biographies 8

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-Major Products and Services 9

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-History 10

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-Company Statement 12

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-Locations And Subsidiaries 14

Head Office 14

Other Locations & Subsidiaries 14

Section 2-Company Analysis 16

Company Overview 16

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-Business Description 17

Product Category: Lumber 17

Overview 17

Performance 17

Key Stats 17

Product Category: Panels 17

Overview 17

Performance 18

Key Stats 18

Product Category: Pulp & Paper 18

Overview 18

Performance 18

Geographical Segment: Canada 18

Target Markets 18

Performance 18

Geographical Segment: China 18

Target Markets 18

Performance 19

Geographical Segment: Other 19

Performance 19

Geographical Segment: Other Asia 19

Performance 19

Geographical Segment: Pulp & Paper 19

Key Stats 19

Geographical Segment: United States 19

Target Markets 19

Performance 19

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-SWOT Analysis 20

SWOT Analysis-Overview 20

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-Strengths 20

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-Weaknesses 22

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-Opportunities 23

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-Threats 24

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.-Key Competitors 25

Section 3-Company Financial Ratios 26

Financial Ratios-Capital Market Ratios 26

Financial Ratios-Annual Ratios 27

Performance Chart 30

Financial Performance 30

Financial Ratios-Interim Ratios 31

Financial Ratios-Ratio Charts 32

Section 4-Company's Recent Developments 33

Jul 19, 2018: West Fraser announces second quarter results 33

Apr 19, 2018: West Fraser announced today Ted Seraphim's plan to retire as Chief Executive Officer 34

Feb 14, 2018: West Fraser Announces 2017 Annual and Fourth Quarter Results 35

Feb 16, 2017: West Fraser announces 2016 annual and Q4 results 36

Section 5-Appendix 37

Methodology 37

Ratio Definitions 37

About GlobalData 41

Contact Us 41

Disclaimer 41

List of Figures

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Performance Chart (2013-2017) 30

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Ratio Charts 32

List of Tables

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Key Facts 6

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Key Employees 7

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Key Employee Biographies 8

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Major Products and Services 9

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., History 10

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Other Locations 14

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Subsidiaries 15

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Key Competitors 25

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Ratios based on current share price 26

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Annual Ratios 27

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 28

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 29

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Interim Ratios 31

Currency Codes 37

Capital Market Ratios 37

Equity Ratios 38

Profitability Ratios 38

Cost Ratios 39

Liquidity Ratios 39

Leverage Ratios 40

Efficiency Ratios 40

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