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Praxair, Inc. (PX) - 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.HighlightsPraxair, Inc. (Praxair), a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, is a producer and supplier of industrial gases. The company mainly offers atmospheric gases and process gases. It also designs and builds equipment that produces industrial gases for internal use and external sale. Praxair provides support services such as remote plant monitoring, leak detection, mechanical cleaning and mobile nitrogen pumping services. The company designs, engineers and constructs cryogenic and non-cryogenic supply systems that include cylinder storage, pipelines and micro bulk delivery systems. Its products cater to various industries such as aerospace, food and beverage, healthcare, semiconductor, chemicals, refining, waste management, utilities, renewable energy, and ore and gas production. The company operates in several countries across the world. Praxair is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, the US.Praxair, Inc. Key Recent DevelopmentsMar 08, 2016: RWL Water and Praxair sign agreement to deliver wastewater treatment solutionsFeb 19, 2016: R.I.I. North America Invests In Enhanced Oil Recovery Project In SaskatchewanJan 29, 2016: Praxair Reports Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2015 ResultsJan 26, 2016: Praxair Signs Long-Term Contract With Total And Further Expands Pipeline Network In The Port Of AntwerpOct 29, 2015: Praxair Reports Third-Quarter 2015 ResultsKey benefits of buying this profile include:You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
Table of ContentsTable of Contents 2List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6Praxair, Inc. - Key Facts 6Praxair, Inc. - Key Employees 7Praxair, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8Praxair, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9Praxair, Inc. - History 11Praxair, Inc. - Company Statement 18Praxair, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 20Head Office 20Other Locations & Subsidiaries 20Joint Venture 23Section 2 – Company Analysis 24Praxair, Inc. - Business Description 24Praxair, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 25SWOT Analysis - Overview 25Praxair, Inc. - Strengths 25Strength - Wide and Diverse Customer Base 25Strength - Cost Efficiency 25Strength - Increase in Net Working Capital 25Praxair, Inc. - Weaknesses 26Weakness - Substantial Debt 26Praxair, Inc. - Opportunities 27Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 27Opportunity - Rising Demand of Industrial Gases 27Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 27Praxair, Inc. - Threats 28Threat - Availability and Costs of Raw Materials and Energy 28Threat - Government Regulations 28Threat - Increasing Competition 28Praxair, Inc. - Key Competitors 29Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 30Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 30Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 31Performance Chart 33Financial Performance 33Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 34Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 35Section 4 – Company’s Oil & Gas, Lifesciences Financial Deals and Alliances 36Praxair, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 36Praxair, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 37Praxair, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 38Praxair, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 39Praxair, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 40Praxair, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 41Praxair, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 42Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 43Mar 08, 2016: RWL Water and Praxair sign agreement to deliver wastewater treatment solutions 43Feb 19, 2016: R.I.I. North America Invests In Enhanced Oil Recovery Project In Saskatchewan 44Jan 29, 2016: Praxair Reports Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2015 Results 45Jan 26, 2016: Praxair Signs Long-Term Contract With Total And Further Expands Pipeline Network In The Port Of Antwerp 47Oct 29, 2015: Praxair Reports Third-Quarter 2015 Results 48Oct 26, 2015: AGCO Corporation CEO Martin H. Richenhagen Joins Praxair’s Board of Directors 50Oct 19, 2015: Praxair Expands Production Capacity In Utah To Meet Regional Demand 51Oct 05, 2015: Praxair Starts Up New Air Separation Plant In East China Chemical Park 52Sep 22, 2015: Plug Power and Praxair Showcase Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology to Congressman Chris Gibson 53Sep 08, 2015: Praxair Signs Long-Term Helium Purchase Agreement 54Section 6 – Appendix 55Methodology 55Ratio Definitions 55About GlobalData 59Contact Us 59Disclaimer 59List of TablesPraxair, Inc., Key Facts 6Praxair, Inc., Key Employees 7Praxair, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8Praxair, Inc., Major Products and Services 9Praxair, Inc., History 11Praxair, Inc., Subsidiaries 20Praxair, Inc., Joint Venture 23Praxair, Inc., Key Competitors 29Praxair, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 30Praxair, Inc., Annual Ratios 31Praxair, Inc., Interim Ratios 34Praxair, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 36Praxair, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 37Praxair, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 38Praxair, Inc., Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 39Praxair, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 40Praxair, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 41Praxair, Inc., Recent Deals Summary 42Currency Codes 55Units 55Capital Market Ratios 55Equity Ratios 56Profitability Ratios 56Cost Ratios 57Liquidity Ratios 57Leverage Ratios 58Efficiency Ratios 58List of FiguresPraxair, Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015) 33Praxair, Inc., Ratio Charts 35Praxair, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 36Praxair, Inc., Oil & Gas, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 37Praxair, Inc., Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 38Praxair, Inc., Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 39Praxair, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016 40Praxair, Inc., Clean Technology, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016 41