Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Koppers has multiple manufacturing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, The Netherlands, Australia, and China.

Koppers carbon materials and chemicals are essential to the production of aluminum, steel, plastics, resins, treated wood, and rubber products. In addition, the carbon materials and chemicals also increase the durability of many products including railroad ties, utility and transmission poles, and marine pilings.

As a leading distiller of coal tar, a by-product of the transformation of coal into coke, Koppers produces carbon pitch, refined tar, creosote, carbon black feedstock and chemical oils. The chemical oils resulting from distillation are used to produce naphthalene and phthalic anhydride (PAA).

Koppers also is a world leader in the manufacturing of treated wood products, primarily for the railroad and electric/communications industries. Treated wood makes structures more durable and resistant to decay, thereby increasing safety, reducing replacement costs and preserving valuable forests.

Koppers has been serving the railroad industry with treated wood railroad ties and railroad crossing panel products for over 20 years and are North America's leading supplier to the Class I Railroads.

Company Growth (employees)
Type
Public
HQ
Pittsburgh, US
Founded
1988
Size (employees)
1,853 (est)
Koppers was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, US

Koppers Office Locations

Koppers has an office in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, US (HQ)
Koppers Building 436 Seventh Ave

Koppers Data and Metrics

Koppers Financial Metrics

Koppers's revenue was reported to be $346.6 m in Q1, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

346.6 m

Gross profit (Q1, 2017)

71.3 m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2017), %

21%

Net income (Q1, 2017)

4.6 m

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

27.6 m

Market capitalization (15-Aug-2017)

853.4 m

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

23.4 m
Koppers's current market capitalization is $853.4 m.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

1.5 b1.6 b1.6 b1.4 b

Revenue growth, %

5%5%(13%)

Cost of goods sold

1.3 b1.4 b1.1 b

Gross profit

213.6 m211.3 m260.2 m288.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %

14%14%16%20%

General and administrative expense

131 m

Operating expense total

131 m

EBIT

99.5 m34.8 m86.4 m

EBIT margin, %

7%2%6%

Interest expense

26.8 m50.7 m50.8 m

Pre tax profit

77 m(80.1 m)38.5 m

Income tax expense

36.8 m(4.2 m)11.4 m

Net Income

40.1 m(39.4 m)(76 m)27.7 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Revenue

356.8 m440.1 m397.8 m431.6 m433.8 m385.1 m371.1 m346.6 m

Cost of goods sold

311.9 m377 m343.5 m356.8 m359.1 m303.8 m294.1 m275.3 m

Gross profit

44.9 m63.1 m54.3 m74.8 m74.7 m81.3 m77 m71.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %

13%14%14%17%17%21%21%21%

General and administrative expense

21.9 m32 m31.8 m31.1 m30.8 m30.2 m32.6 m31 m

Operating expense total

21.9 m32 m31.8 m31.1 m30.8 m30.2 m32.6 m31 m

EBIT

13.3 m17.3 m8 m32 m27.7 m27.6 m

EBIT margin, %

4%4%2%8%7%8%

Interest expense

6.6 m11.9 m13 m12.9 m12.6 m14.3 m11.7 m10.6 m

Pre tax profit

6.4 m5.2 m(4.8 m)13.3 m14.4 m18.1 m16.2 m5.7 m

Income tax expense

5.6 m9.5 m(600 k)5.4 m5.2 m6.8 m4.2 m1 m

Net Income

700 k(4.2 m)(4.2 m)7.9 m9.1 m11.3 m11.9 m4.6 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash

82.2 m51.1 m21.8 m20.8 m

Inventories

228.7 m

Current Assets

473.1 m541.3 m444.3 m438.1 m

PP&E

197 m299.7 m277.8 m280.8 m

Goodwill

72.7 m247.2 m186.6 m186.4 m

Total Assets

784.9 m1.3 b1.1 b1.1 b

Accounts Payable

107.6 m120.6 m140.8 m144.2 m

Dividends Payable

5.1 m5.1 m

Total Debt

619.8 m

Current Liabilities

195.1 m292.1 m280.5 m293.1 m

Total Liabilities

1.1 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

158.9 m164.5 m167.8 m176.5 m

Retained Earnings

71.3 m18 m(54 m)(24.7 m)

Total Equity

189.8 m83.9 m34.6 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

17.9 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.6 x

Financial Leverage

4.1 x15.4 x31.4 x
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Cash

54.4 m75.1 m25.8 m51.2 m33 m16.4 m17.7 m23.4 m

Inventories

189.2 m227.7 m222.5 m223.4 m208.7 m223.3 m216.2 m240.2 m

Current Assets

462.9 m608 m495.3 m538.2 m502.3 m461.3 m445 m476.8 m

PP&E

215.3 m286.8 m294 m291.9 m289.4 m279.2 m277.2 m289.6 m

Goodwill

75.4 m238 m248.7 m256.6 m252.6 m187.5 m187.8 m187.2 m

Total Assets

806 m1.4 b1.2 b1.3 b1.2 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b

Accounts Payable

93.1 m122.4 m142.9 m170.8 m151.6 m146 m141.9 m137.2 m

Dividends Payable

5.1 m5.1 m1.7 m

Current Liabilities

171.4 m260.1 m296.7 m311.5 m294.4 m288.3 m283.8 m250.2 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

163 m164.5 m165.1 m166.3 m167.5 m171.2 m173.8 m180.7 m

Retained Earnings

64.7 m56.7 m14.7 m23.7 m33.8 m(43.2 m)(31.1 m)(20.5 m)

Total Equity

188.6 m165 m66.4 m78.9 m75.3 m8 m24.7 m49.6 m

Financial Leverage

4.3 x8.2 x18.7 x16.4 x16.4 x140.1 x44.6 x22.8 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

40.1 m(39.4 m)(76 m)27.7 m

Depreciation and Amortization

29.7 m44 m59 m52.9 m

Accounts Receivable

2.9 m13.4 m34.1 m12.7 m

Inventories

21.6 m(14 m)(4.3 m)(3.3 m)

Accounts Payable

4.9 m(10.6 m)25 m5 m

Cash From Operating Activities

117.6 m35.5 m127.7 m119.5 m

Capital Expenditures

(72.9 m)(83.8 m)(40.7 m)(49.9 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(72.3 m)(580 m)(41.1 m)(53.7 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(40.7 m)(31.7 m)

Dividends Paid

(21.1 m)(20.4 m)(8.7 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(30.3 m)516.1 m(123.4 m)(62.7 m)

Interest Paid

25.1 m32.9 m43.9 m42.7 m

Income Taxes Paid

20.5 m16.1 m26.3 m

Free Cash Flow

190.5 m119.3 m168.4 m69.6 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

700 k(4.2 m)(4.2 m)7.9 m9.1 m11.3 m11.9 m4.6 m

Depreciation and Amortization

9.7 m11.2 m15 m17.7 m16.9 m13.1 m13.8 m11.2 m

Accounts Payable

170.8 m151.6 m146 m141.9 m137.2 m

Income Taxes Paid

5.6 m9.5 m(600 k)
USDY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

187 k

Financial Leverage

22.8 x

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