The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Mar, 2016 |    No of Pages: 78 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) - 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.

Highlights

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) is a chemical manufacturing company. Its integrated portfolio of businesses encompasses specialty chemicals, advanced materials, agro-sciences and plastics. It provides a wide range of technology-based products and solutions to customers on five continents in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. It produces plant biotechnology products, urban pest management solutions, crop protection products, healthy oils, and innovative materials and technologies to address the needs in packaging, elastomers, hygiene and medical, and electrical and telecommunications. The company also offers solutions for water treatment, coating materials, and building solutions. It has operations across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Dow is headquartered in Midland, Michigan, the US.

The Dow Chemical Company  Key Recent Developments

Mar 24, 2016: Dow PDH Unit Undergoing Planned Maintenance
Mar 22, 2016: MEGlobal To Build New MEG Production Facility At Dow’s Oyster Creek Operations
Mar 07, 2016: Dow PDH Unit Completes Performance Test
Feb 02, 2016: Dow Announces Appointment Of James R. Fitterling As President And Chief Operating Officer
Jan 26, 2016: Tolliver Named To Catalyst Board Of Advisors And North American Co-Chair Of Dow’s Women’s Innovation Network

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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
The Dow Chemical Company - Key Facts  6
The Dow Chemical Company - Key Employees  7
The Dow Chemical Company - Key Employee Biographies  8
The Dow Chemical Company - Major Products and Services  9
The Dow Chemical Company - History  17
The Dow Chemical Company - Company Statement  31
The Dow Chemical Company - Locations And Subsidiaries  36
Head Office  36
Other Locations & Subsidiaries  36
Joint Venture  40
Section 2 – Company Analysis  42
The Dow Chemical Company - Business Description  42
The Dow Chemical Company - Corporate Strategy  44
The Dow Chemical Company - SWOT Analysis  45
SWOT Analysis - Overview  45
The Dow Chemical Company - Strengths  45
Strength - Focused Research and Development  45
Strength - Performance Plastics Segment  45
Strength - Widely Distributed Manufacturing Facilities  45
The Dow Chemical Company - Weaknesses  46
Weakness - Unresolved Claims  46
The Dow Chemical Company - Opportunities  47
Opportunity - Inorganic Growth Initiative  47
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Petrochemical Industry  47
Opportunity - Merger with DuPont  47
The Dow Chemical Company - Threats  48
Threat - Intense Competition  48
Threat - Raw Materials Issues  48
Threat - Stringent Government Regulations  48
The Dow Chemical Company - Key Competitors  49
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios  50
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios  50
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios  51
Performance Chart  53
Financial Performance  53
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios  54
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts  55
Section 4 – Company’s, Oil & Gas, Power Financial Deals and Alliances  56
The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  56
The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  57
The Dow Chemical Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  58
The Dow Chemical Company, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  59
The Dow Chemical Company, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  60
The Dow Chemical Company, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  61
The Dow Chemical Company, Recent Deals Summary  62
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments  63
Mar 24, 2016: Dow PDH Unit Undergoing Planned Maintenance  63
Mar 22, 2016: MEGlobal To Build New MEG Production Facility At Dow’s Oyster Creek Operations  64
Mar 07, 2016: Dow PDH Unit Completes Performance Test  65
Feb 02, 2016: Dow Announces Appointment Of James R. Fitterling As President And Chief Operating Officer  66
Jan 26, 2016: Tolliver Named To Catalyst Board Of Advisors And North American Co-Chair Of Dow’s Women’s Innovation Network  67
Jan 25, 2016: Dow Names Neal Sheorey Vice President, Investor Relations  68
Dec 08, 2015: Sadara Successfully Starts Up First Solution Polyethylene Plant In The Middle East  69
Nov 02, 2015: Dow Middle East R&D Center To Be Built At KAUST  70
Oct 22, 2015: Dow Reports Third Quarter Results: Update October 22, 2015  71
Oct 19, 2015: Badlands Signs License Of Univation Technologies UNIPOL PE Process For Its Two Sites  73
Section 6 – Appendix  74
Methodology  74
Ratio Definitions  74
About GlobalData  78
Contact Us  78
Disclaimer  78

List of Tables
The Dow Chemical Company, Key Facts  6
The Dow Chemical Company, Key Employees  7
The Dow Chemical Company, Key Employee Biographies  8
The Dow Chemical Company, Major Products and Services  9
The Dow Chemical Company, History  17
The Dow Chemical Company, Other Locations  36
The Dow Chemical Company, Subsidiaries  36
The Dow Chemical Company, Joint Venture  40
The Dow Chemical Company, Key Competitors  49
The Dow Chemical Company, Ratios based on current share price  50
The Dow Chemical Company, Annual Ratios  51
The Dow Chemical Company, Interim Ratios  54
The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  56
The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  57
The Dow Chemical Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  58
The Dow Chemical Company, Power, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  59
The Dow Chemical Company, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  60
The Dow Chemical Company, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  61
The Dow Chemical Company, Recent Deals Summary  62
Currency Codes  74
Capital Market Ratios  74
Equity Ratios  75
Profitability Ratios  75
Cost Ratios  76
Liquidity Ratios  76
Leverage Ratios  77
Efficiency Ratios  77

List of Figures
The Dow Chemical Company, Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)  53
The Dow Chemical Company, Ratio Charts  55
The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  56
The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  57
The Dow Chemical Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  58
The Dow Chemical Company, Power, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  59
The Dow Chemical Company, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  60
The Dow Chemical Company, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  61


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