Monsanto Company (MON) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Apr, 2015 |    No of Pages: 46 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Monsanto Company (MON) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Monsanto Company (Monsanto) is an agricultural products manufacturing company. It develops and delivers agricultural products to support farmers all around the world. The company develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds. It also provides other seed companies with genetic material and biotechnology traits for their seed brands. The product line of the company includes agricultural and vegetable seeds, plant biotechnology traits and crop protection chemicals. The company operates in two segments, namely, Seeds and Genomics; and Agricultural Productivity. The company operates in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa; and has worldwide distribution, and sales and marketing network for its seeds and traits. Monsanto is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, the US.

Monsanto Company Key Recent Developments

Mar 15, 2013: Idaho PUC Opens Case To Consider Options To Possible Rate Case Filed By Rocky Mountain Power
Feb 20, 2013: Rocky Mountain Power Says Its Proposed 2013 ECAM Will Not Increase Rates For Most Customers

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Monsanto Company - Key Facts 6
Monsanto Company - Key Employees 7
Monsanto Company - Key Employee Biographies 8
Monsanto Company - Major Products and Services 9
Monsanto Company - History 11
Monsanto Company - Company Statement 18
Monsanto Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 19
Head Office 19
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 19
Section 2 – Company Analysis 24
Monsanto Company - Business Description 24
Monsanto Company - Corporate Strategy 25
Monsanto Company - SWOT Analysis 26
SWOT Analysis - Overview 26
Monsanto Company - Strengths 26
Strength - Business Performance: Seeds and Genomics 26
Strength - Patents, Trademarks and Licences 26
Strength - Business Performance: Agricultural Productivity 26
Monsanto Company - Weaknesses 27
Weakness - Increased SGA Expenses 27
Monsanto Company - Opportunities 28
Opportunity - New Products 28
Opportunity - Strategic Agreements 28
Opportunity - Increasing Need: Improved Agricultural Production 28
Monsanto Company - Threats 29
Threat - Extensiveley Regulated Business Environment 29
Threat - Reduction of Subsidies 29
Threat - Growing Competition 29
Threat - Dependence on US Agricultural Distributors 29
Monsanto Company - Key Competitors 30
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 31
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 31
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 32
Performance Chart 34
Financial Performance 34
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 35
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 36
Section 4 – Company’s, Lifesciences Financial Deals and Alliances 37
Monsanto Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
Monsanto Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
Monsanto Company, Recent Deals Summary 39
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 40
Jul 09, 2014: Tekmira Receives $1.5 Million Milestone Payment 40
Feb 10, 2014: Novozymes and Monsanto complete closing of The BioAg Alliance 41
Section 6 – Appendix 42
Methodology 42
Ratio Definitions 42
About GlobalData 46
Contact Us 46
Disclaimer 46

List of Tables

Monsanto Company, Key Facts 6
Monsanto Company, Key Employees 7
Monsanto Company, Key Employee Biographies 8
Monsanto Company, Major Products and Services 9
Monsanto Company, History 11
Monsanto Company, Other Locations 19
Monsanto Company, Subsidiaries 20
Monsanto Company, Key Competitors 30
Monsanto Company, Ratios based on current share price 31
Monsanto Company, Annual Ratios 32
Monsanto Company, Interim Ratios 35
Monsanto Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
Monsanto Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38
Monsanto Company, Recent Deals Summary 39
Currency Codes 42
Capital Market Ratios 42
Equity Ratios 43
Profitability Ratios 43
Cost Ratios 44
Liquidity Ratios 44
Leverage Ratios 45
Efficiency Ratios 45

List of Figures

Monsanto Company, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 34
Monsanto Company, Ratio Charts 36
Monsanto Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 37
Monsanto Company, Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 38

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