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.

Pittsburgh, US
Size (employees)
1,853 (est)-13%
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 Metrics

Koppers Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$1.4 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$288.3 m

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$27.7 m

Market capitalization (28-Apr-2017)

$877.2 m

Closing share price (28-Apr-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$20.8 m
Koppers's current market capitalization is $877.2 m.
Koppers's revenue was reported to be $1.4 b in FY, 2016 which is a 13% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$1.5 b$1.6 b$1.6 b$1.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$1.3 b$1.4 b$1.1 b

Gross profit

$213.6 m$211.3 m$260.2 m$288.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %



$99.5 m$34.8 m$86.4 m

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

$77 m($80.1 m)$38.5 m

Net Income

$40.1 m($39.4 m)($76 m)$27.7 m
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$82.2 m$51.1 m$21.8 m$20.8 m

Accounts Receivable


Current Assets

$473.1 m$541.3 m$444.3 m$438.1 m


$197 m$299.7 m$277.8 m$280.8 m


$72.7 m$247.2 m$186.6 m$186.4 m

Total Assets

$784.9 m$1.3 b$1.1 b$1.1 b

Accounts Payable

$107.6 m$120.6 m$140.8 m$144.2 m

Dividends Payable

$5.1 m$5.1 m

Current Liabilities

$195.1 m$292.1 m$280.5 m$293.1 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$158.9 m$164.5 m$167.8 m$176.5 m

Retained Earnings

$71.3 m$18 m($54 m)($24.7 m)

Total Equity

$189.8 m$83.9 m$34.6 m

Financial Leverage

4.1 x15.4 x31.4 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

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

Depreciation and Amortization

$29.7 m$44 m$59 m$52.9 m

Accounts Receivable

$2.9 m$13.4 m$34.1 m$12.7 m


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

Accounts Payable

$4.9 m($10.6 m)$25 m$5 m

Cash From Operating Activities

$117.6 m$35.5 m$127.7 m$119.5 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 m$32.9 m$43.9 m$42.7 m

Income Taxes Paid

$20.5 m$16.1 m$26.3 m

Free Cash Flow

$190.5 m$119.3 m$168.4 m$169.4 m

Koppers Market Value History

Koppers Company Life

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