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 Data and Metrics

Koppers Financial Metrics

Koppers's revenue was reported to be $1.4 b in FY, 2016 which is a 13% decrease from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

1.4 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

288.3 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

27.7 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

86.4 m

Market capitalization (22-Jun-2017)

730.3 m

Closing share price (22-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

20.8 m
Koppers's current market capitalization is $730.3 m.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.5 b1.6 b1.6 b1.4 b

Revenue growth, %


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, %



99.5 m34.8 m86.4 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 m51.1 m21.8 m20.8 m

Current Assets

473.1 m541.3 m444.3 m438.1 m


197 m299.7 m277.8 m280.8 m


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

Current Liabilities

195.1 m292.1 m280.5 m293.1 m

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

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 m44 m59 m52.9 m

Accounts Receivable

2.9 m13.4 m34.1 m12.7 m


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 m169.4 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


661.2 k

Financial Leverage

31.4 x

Koppers Market Value History

Koppers Company Life and Culture

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