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W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the companys businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the companys 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 companys operations and business divisions.- Corporate strategy Analysts summarization of the companys business strategy.- SWOT Analysis A detailed analysis of the companys 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.HighlightsW. R. Grace & Co (Grace) is a specialty chemicals company. It carries out research and development, production, and distribution of specialty catalysts and engineered materials. The companys product portfolio includes catalysts, silica-based engineered and specialty materials, sealants and coatings, specialty chemicals, additives and building materials. Its products are used by companies operating in commercial and residential construction, packaging industries, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, petrochemical and others. Grace offers products under brands Perkasil, Ludox, Phonosorb, Sylobead, Sylosiv and Cryosiv among others. Geographically, the company operates across North America, Europe, Middle East Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Grace is headquartered in Maryland, the US.W. R. Grace & Co Key Recent DevelopmentsApr 26,2017: Grace Reports First Quarter 2017 ResultsApr 26,2017: Grace Appoints Wisniewski as President, Materials TechnologiesFeb 13,2017: Grace To License UNIPOLA PP Process Technology To Dongguan Grand Resources, ChinaFeb 08,2017: Grace Reports Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2016 ResultsNov 03,2016: Grace Elects Julie Fasone Holder To Board Of DirectorsKey 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 companys 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 companys 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 3List of Tables 4List of Figures 4Section 1 - About the Company 5W. R. Grace & Co - Key Facts 5W. R. Grace & Co - Key Employees 6W. R. Grace & Co - Key Employee Biographies 7W. R. Grace & Co - Major Products and Services 8W. R. Grace & Co - History 10W. R. Grace & Co - Company Statement 15W. R. Grace & Co - Locations And Subsidiaries 17Head Office 17Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17Joint Venture 19Section 2 Company Analysis 20W. R. Grace & Co - Business Description 20W. R. Grace & Co - Corporate Strategy 21W. R. Grace & Co - SWOT Analysis 22SWOT Analysis - Overview 22W. R. Grace & Co - Strengths 22W. R. Grace & Co - Weaknesses 23W. R. Grace & Co - Opportunities 24W. R. Grace & Co - Threats 25W. R. Grace & Co - Key Competitors 26Section 3 Company Financial Ratios 27Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 27Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 28Performance Chart 31Financial Performance 31Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 32W. R. Grace & Co, Recent Deals Summary 33Section 4 Companys Recent Developments 34Apr 26, 2017: Grace Reports First Quarter 2017 Results 34Apr 26, 2017: Grace Appoints Wisniewski as President, Materials Technologies 36Feb 13, 2017: Grace To License UNIPOLA PP Process Technology To Dongguan Grand Resources, China 37Feb 08, 2017: Grace Reports Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2016 Results 38Nov 03, 2016: Grace Elects Julie Fasone Holder To Board Of Directors 41Oct 31, 2016: Grace To Provide UNIPOL PP Process Technology And Services At New Braskem La Porte, TX Facility 42Section 5 Appendix 43Methodology 43Ratio Definitions 43About GlobalData 47Contact Us 47Disclaimer 47List of TablesW. R. Grace & Co, Key Facts 5W. R. Grace & Co, Key Employees 6W. R. Grace & Co, Key Employee Biographies 7W. R. Grace & Co, Major Products and Services 8W. R. Grace & Co, History 10W. R. Grace & Co, Subsidiaries 17W. R. Grace & Co, Joint Venture 19W. R. Grace & Co, Key Competitors 26W. R. Grace & Co, Ratios based on current share price 27W. R. Grace & Co, Annual Ratios 28W. R. Grace & Co, Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 29W. R. Grace & Co, Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 30W. R. Grace & Co, Recent Deals Summary 33Currency Codes 43Capital Market Ratios 43Equity Ratios 44Profitability Ratios 44Cost Ratios 45Liquidity Ratios 45Leverage Ratios 46Efficiency Ratios 46List of FiguresW. R. Grace & Co, Performance Chart (2012 - 2016) 31W. R. Grace & Co, Ratio Charts 32