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

 Published On: Apr, 2017 |    No of Pages: 61 |  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.


Univar Inc (Univar) is a chemical distribution company that provides diverse industrial chemicals and specialty services. The product portfolio includes inorganic compounds, alcohol, acids and bases, surfactants, glycols and other specialty chemicals. It also provides services such as digital promotion or e-marketing of chemicals for its producers, chemical waste removal, on-site storage of chemicals for its customers, support services for the agricultural and pest control industries and environmental maintenance and response services. Univar 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. The company specializes in providing value-added services including blending, repackaging services, formulation assistance and storage and logistics. It offers its products and services to customers located in the US, Europe, Canada and Mexico. Univar is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, the US.

Univar Inc Key Recent Developments

Mar 17,2017: Univar Names Ian Gresham As Chief Marketing Officer
Feb 22,2017: Univar Reports 2016 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Financial Results
Jan 20,2017: Univar Announces Re-pricing Of Term Loan B Facility
Dec 09,2016: Univar announces management changes
Nov 04,2016: Univar Reports 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents 3
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 4
Section 1 - About the Company 5
Univar Inc - Key Facts 5
Univar Inc - Key Employees 6
Univar Inc - Key Employee Biographies 8
Univar Inc - Major Products and Services 9
Univar Inc - History 14
Univar Inc - Company Statement 20
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
Univar Inc - Weaknesses 31
Univar Inc - Opportunities 32
Univar Inc - Threats 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 39
Financial Performance 39
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 40
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 41
Univar Inc, Recent Deals Summary 42
Section 4 - Company's Recent Developments 43
Mar 17, 2017: Univar Names Ian Gresham As Chief Marketing Officer 43
Feb 22, 2017: Univar Reports 2016 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Financial Results 44
Jan 20, 2017: Univar Announces Re-pricing Of Term Loan B Facility 46
Dec 09, 2016: Univar announces management changes 47
Nov 04, 2016: Univar Reports 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results 48
Nov 03, 2016: Univar Appoints CEO Stephen D. Newlin As Chairman; William S. Stavropoulos Becomes Lead Director 50
Aug 09, 2016: Univar Reports 2016 Second Quarter Financial Results 51
Jun 24, 2016: Univar Receives Decision From Canadian Tax Court On Previously Disclosed Dispute 53
Jun 02, 2016: Univar Elects Daniel Doheny To Board Of Directors 54
May 03, 2016: Univar Reports 2016 First Quarter Financial Results 55
Section 5 - Appendix 57
Methodology 57
Ratio Definitions 57
About GlobalData 61
Contact Us 61
Disclaimer 61

List of Tables
Univar Inc, Key Facts 5
Univar Inc, Key Employees 6
Univar Inc, Key Employee Biographies 8
Univar Inc, Major Products and Services 9
Univar Inc, History 14
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, Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 37
Univar Inc, Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 38
Univar Inc, Interim Ratios 40
Univar Inc, Recent Deals Summary 42
Currency Codes 57
Capital Market Ratios 57
Equity Ratios 58
Profitability Ratios 58
Cost Ratios 59
Liquidity Ratios 59
Leverage Ratios 60
Efficiency Ratios 60

List of Figures
Univar Inc, Performance Chart (2012 - 2016) 39
Univar Inc, Ratio Charts 41

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