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

 Published On: Mar, 2017 |    No of Pages: 81 |  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 diversified chemical company. Its businesses encompass specialty chemicals, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics. The company manufactures and supplies products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services. Dow provides a range of products and solutions to customers in sectors such as packaging, infrastructure electronics, transportation, water, consumer care, coatings and agriculture among others. It produces plant biotechnology products, urban pest management solutions, crop protection products, healthy oils, and 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 insulation. 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

Feb 21, 2017: Agilent Technologies Receives Dow's Western Canada Science and Technical Excellence Conference Awards for Technical Excellence and Innovation
Feb 01, 2017: Praxair Starts Up Hydrogen Facility For The Dow Chemical Company In U.S. Gulf Coast; Signs Long-Term Nitrogen Supply Agreement
Jan 26, 2017: Dow Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results
Dec 09, 2016: Dow To Invest In New, Michigan-Based Innovation Center, Supporting New R&D Jobs Aligned To U.S. Economic Growth
Nov 29, 2016: Saudi Aramco: King Salman Inaugurates SADARA And SATORP In Jubail

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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 16
The Dow Chemical Company - Company Statement 30
The Dow Chemical Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 37
Head Office 37
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 37
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
The Dow Chemical Company - Weaknesses 46
The Dow Chemical Company - Opportunities 47
The Dow Chemical Company - Threats 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, Power, Oil & Gas Financial Deals and Alliances 56
The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 56
The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 57
The Dow Chemical Company, Recent Deals Summary 58
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 59
Feb 01, 2017: Praxair Starts Up Hydrogen Facility For The Dow Chemical Company In U.S. Gulf Coast; Signs Long-Term Nitrogen Supply Agreement 59
Jan 26, 2017: Dow Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results 60
Dec 09, 2016: Dow To Invest In New, Michigan-Based Innovation Center, Supporting New R&D Jobs Aligned To U.S. Economic Growth 62
Nov 29, 2016: Saudi Aramco: King Salman Inaugurates SADARA And SATORP In Jubail 63
Nov 22, 2016: Dow’s Energy Efficiency Innovations Support Advancement of Green Technology Development in China 65
Nov 21, 2016: Andrew Liveris Discusses Growth Opportunities in Saudi Arabia 67
Oct 27, 2016: Dow Reports Third Quarter Results 68
Sep 21, 2016: New program launched to convert non-recycled plastics into energy in US 71
Aug 01, 2016: Dow Names Melanie Kalmar Chief Information Officer 72
Jul 28, 2016: Dow Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results 73
Section 6 – Appendix 77
Methodology 77
Ratio Definitions 77
About GlobalData 81
Contact Us 81
Disclaimer 81

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 16
The Dow Chemical Company, Other Locations 37
The Dow Chemical Company, Subsidiaries 37
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 (Cont...1), Annual Ratios 52
The Dow Chemical Company, Interim Ratios 54
The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 56
The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 57
The Dow Chemical Company, Recent Deals Summary 58
Currency Codes 77
Capital Market Ratios 77
Equity Ratios 78
Profitability Ratios 78
Cost Ratios 79
Liquidity Ratios 79
Leverage Ratios 79
Efficiency Ratios 80

List of Figures
The Dow Chemical Company, Performance Chart (2012 - 2016) 53
The Dow Chemical Company, Ratio Charts 55
The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2011 to YTD 2017 56
The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2011 to YTD 2017 57


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