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21% of Companies Operating in the UK's Paint Manufacturing Industry are Now in Financial Danger

Published on 2007-02-06. Author : SpecialChem

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of Paint Manufacturers - Portfolio Analysis to their offering.

The Portfolio Analysis - Paint Manufacturers is a comprehensive evaluation of the UK market. The revised and updated 2006 edition analyses the financial performance of the companies important to the success of your business. Using the most up to date information available, the analysis is ideal both as a tool to benchmark your own companys results and to study the market in more depth. Aimed at the busy manager, the Portfolio Analysis is both quick and easy to use thanks to the unique visual layout. The Analysis lays bare the performance of each company highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. Do you know which companies are best to do business with? Do you know which companies are selling at a loss and whose profit margins are plummeting? Find out the answers to all these questions and more with the newly published Portfolio Analysis.

The report is divided into two colour-coded sections for your ease of use, Sector Analysis and Individual Company Analysis.

Sector Analysis: Sales growth, market share and profitability are all analysed over a 10 year period giving you the fullest picture possible of the health of the market. Companies are ranked on these categories so you can see which companies are outshining the rest. Use the industry average tables to benchmark your own companys performance- how do you compare to the rest of the industry?

Industry Analysis: Each company receives a full page of analysis, evaluating their financial performance over the last five years so you get a full picture of the long term prospects of each company. Each company page of analysis is also packed with the following information: Full business name and address, Names and ages of directors, contact details and website address, seven unique charts showing at a glance the performance of each company, averages for the industry are also shown indicating the bare minimum each company should be looking to achieve, and five years of the latest accounts available,

New! Written summary on each company highlighting their key strengths and weaknesses.

Over the past 12 months in your industry:

  • 21% of companies are now in financial danger.
  • 31 companies are blatantly selling at a loss to capture market share.
  • Average pre-tax profit was 0.1%
  • Average sales growth was 3.1%

Report features

In addition to the individual company analyses the new industry analysis profiles the trends, ratings and movements in the industry. This section names:

  • The best trading partners
  • The aggressive companies
  • The companies adding most value
  • The leaders in efficiency
  • The most cash rich companies
  • Companies with the best profit margins

The industry analysis also includes a comprehensive set of rankings highlighting the relative performance of companies in the industry. Who has improved in the past 12 months?

The Model

Sales Growth

The percentage increase or decrease in sales. If the company is expanding rapidly is this in keeping with its financial health?

Trading Stability

The sales return over the total assets. This chart highlights the relationship between total assets and sales.


The pre-tax return over the total assets of the company. Is the company generating sufficient profits from its assets?

Working Capital

The company's ability to pay off its debts without selling fixed assets. How much is left once the bills are paid?


How much of the company is owned by the shareholders? Has the bank a large stake in the company and are borrowings rising?

Immediate Liquidity

This shows the immediate, short term cover for trade creditors.

Companies Mentioned Include:

- 3 P Paint Co (Stockport) Ltd - A L H Systems Ltd - ADAC Paintbox Ltd - Advanced Chemical Specialties Ltd - Advanced Coatings Ltd - Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings Ltd - Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings Ltd - Akzo Nobel Industrial Coatings Ltd - Akzo Nobel Nippon Paint Ltd - Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings Ltd - Akzo Nobel Uk Ltd - Amc (Metalwork) Ltd - Aqua Polymers Ltd - Arets Graphics (UK) Ltd - Art & Ink Co Ltd (The) - Atex Factors Ltd - Athol Paints Ltd - Autocolour & Industrial Coatings Ltd - Auto-Paint Solutions Ltd - B V H Ltd - Becker Acroma Ltd - Becker Holdings Ltd - Becker Industrial Coatings Ltd - Bedec Products Ltd - Bevan Vehicle Finishers Ltd - Black Country Paints Ltd - Blackburn Chemicals Ltd - Bollig & Kemper Ltd - Bradite Ltd - Breakwells Paints Ltd - Bristol (UK) Ltd - Britannia Paints Ltd - Bushwall Ltd - C T Supplies Ltd - C & I Sprayers Ltd - Caithness Chemicals Ltd - Cambridgeshire Coatings Ltd

Source: Research and Markets

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