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SchweitzerMauduit International Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 25, 2011 | About:

SchweitzerMauduit International Inc. (NYSE:SWM) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-31.

Schweitzermauduit International Inc. has a market cap of $976.4 million; its shares were traded at around $54.19 with a P/E ratio of 12.5 and P/S ratio of 1.3. The dividend yield of Schweitzermauduit International Inc. stocks is 1.1%. Schweitzermauduit International Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 1.5% over the past 5 years.Hedge Fund Gurus that owns SWM: Private Capital of Private Capital Management, Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC, Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors. Mutual Fund and Other Gurus that owns SWM: Jeremy Grantham of GMO LLC, PRIMECAP Management, Mario Gabelli of GAMCO Investors, Ron Baron of Baron Funds, Chuck Royce of Royce& Associates.

Highlight of Business Operations:

Our wholly-owned, majority-owned and controlled subsidiaries are Schweitzer-Mauduit Canada, Inc., or SM-Canada, Schweitzer-Mauduit Spain, S.L., or SM-Spain, a holding company organized under the Spanish holding company regime and the primary foreign investment holding company for SWM, SWM Poland, Sp.zo.o., SWM Poland, SWM RTL Philippines Inc. and Schweitzer-Mauduit International China, Limited, or SM-China, a holding company incorporated in Hong Kong which owns 50% of the equity interest in China Tobacco Mauduit (Jiangmen) Paper Industry Company Ltd., a Sino-Foreign Equity Joint Venture with China National Tobacco Corporation, or CNTC, to manufacture and sell tobacco-related papers in China, our only unconsolidated subsidiary. We indirectly through SM-Spain have subsidiaries in France, the Philippines, Indonesia and Brazil. SM-Spain owns directly 100% of Schweitzer-Mauduit Holding S.A.S., a French holding company, or SMH, and SMH owns 100% of Schweitzer-Mauduit Industries S.A.S., a French corporation, or SMI, which, together with SM-Spain, holds 100% of a second holding company Schweitzer-Mauduit France S.A.S., a French corporation, or SMF, which holds our French, Philippine and Indonesian paper operations. SMF also owns 100% of Schweitzer-Mauduit Developpements S.A.S., a French corporation, or SMD, and SMD owns 100% of LTR Industries S.A., a French corporation, or LTRI, our French RTL operation. SMF, directly or indirectly, owns 100% of three principal French operating subsidiaries, Papeteries de Mauduit S.A.S., or PdM, Papeteries de Malaucène S.A.S., or PdMal, and Papeteries de Saint-Girons S.A.S., or PdStG, 100% of PDM Philippines Industries, Inc., or PPI, and 95% of P.T. PDM Indonesia, or PT PDM. SM-Spain also owns directly 99.99% of the issued and outstanding shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit do Brasil S.A., our Brazilian paper operations, or SWM-B. We had no special purpose entities as of December 31, 2010.

Philip Morris International Inc., Philip Morris USA, a subsidiary of Altria Group Inc., and British American Tobacco, or BAT, are our three largest customers and together with their respective affiliates and designated converters, accounted for 45%, 45% and 39% of the Company s 2010, 2009 and 2008 consolidated net sales, respectively. Although the total loss of one or more of these large customers could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, this is not considered likely given the significant share that our capacity represents of the total worldwide supply available to meet the demand for cigarette-related fine papers. A material variation in demand from one or more of these customers or due to external factors such as government legislation or changes in consumer behavior, however, could result in a significant decline in demand for our products.

Essentially all tobacco-related products manufactured by the U.S., French and Brazilian segments are sold by our marketing, sales and customer service organizations directly to cigarette manufacturers or their designated converters. Most of our U.S. and French segments non-tobacco related products, which represent approximately 5% to 8% of each of their respective net sales, are sold on a direct basis. The Brazilian segments non-tobacco related products comprise approximately 12% of its net sales, substantially all of which are sold through agents.

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