Univar Inc. (UNVR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Mar, 2016 |    No of Pages: 53 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Univar Inc. (UNVR) - 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

Univar Inc. (Univar) is a chemical distribution company that provides diverse industrial chemicals and related products. It also provides services such as. The product portfolio includes inorganic compounds, alcohol, acids and bases, surfactants, glycols and other specialty chemicals. It caters to diverse industries including agriculture, mining, oil and gas, personal care, coatings and adhesives, household and industrial cleaning, environmental sciences, food ingredients, pharmaceutical, and water treatment. Univar specializes in providing value-added services including blending, repackaging services, formulation assistance and storage and logistics. It offers its products to customers located in the US, Europe, Canada and Mexico. Univar is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, the US.

Univar Inc.  Key Recent Developments

Feb 24, 2016: Univar Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Financial Results
Nov 03, 2015: Univar Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results
Jul 29, 2015: Univar Announces Entry Into New Credit Agreement By Univar And Certain Of Its Subsidiaries And Completion Of Refinancing Activities
Jul 29, 2015: Univar Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

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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
Univar Inc. - Key Facts  6
Univar Inc. - Key Employees  7
Univar Inc. - Key Employee Biographies  9
Univar Inc. - Major Products and Services  10
Univar Inc. - History  15
Univar Inc. - Company Statement  22
Univar Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries  24
Head Office  24
Other Locations & Subsidiaries  24
Section 2 – Company Analysis  27
Univar Inc. - Business Description  27
Univar Inc. - Corporate Strategy  29
Univar Inc. - SWOT Analysis  30
SWOT Analysis - Overview  30
Univar Inc. - Strengths  30
Strength - Diversified End User Markets  30
Strength - Global Distribution Network  30
Univar Inc. - Weaknesses  31
Weakness - Legal Proceedings  31
Univar Inc. - Opportunities  32
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions  32
Opportunity - New Agreements  32
Opportunity - Growing Paint and Coating Industry  32
Univar Inc. - Threats  33
Threat - Stringent Regulations  33
Threat - Intense Competition  33
Threat - Operational Risks  33
Univar Inc. - Key Competitors  34
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios  35
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios  35
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios  36
Performance Chart  37
Financial Performance  37
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios  38
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts  39
Univar Inc., Recent Deals Summary  40
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments  41
Feb 24, 2016: Univar Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Financial Results  41
Nov 03, 2015: Univar Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results  44
Jul 29, 2015: Univar Announces Entry Into New Credit Agreement By Univar And Certain Of Its Subsidiaries And Completion Of Refinancing Activities  46
Jul 29, 2015: Univar Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results  47
Section 5 – Appendix  49
Methodology  49
Ratio Definitions  49
About GlobalData  53
Contact Us  53
Disclaimer  53

List of Tables
Univar Inc., Key Facts  6
Univar Inc., Key Employees  7
Univar Inc., Key Employee Biographies  9
Univar Inc., Major Products and Services  10
Univar Inc., History  15
Univar Inc., Other Locations  24
Univar Inc., Subsidiaries  25
Univar Inc., Key Competitors  34
Univar Inc., Ratios based on current share price  35
Univar Inc., Annual Ratios  36
Univar Inc., Interim Ratios  38
Univar Inc., Recent Deals Summary  40
Currency Codes  49
Capital Market Ratios  49
Equity Ratios  50
Profitability Ratios  50
Cost Ratios  51
Liquidity Ratios  51
Leverage Ratios  52
Efficiency Ratios  52

List of Figures
Univar Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)  37
Univar Inc., Ratio Charts  39


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