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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 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.HighlightsW. R. Grace & Co. (Grace) is a specialty chemical and material manufacturing company. It undertakes activities related to the production and distribution of specialty chemicals and materials. The company's product portfolio includes catalysts, silica-based engineered and specialty materials, sealants and coatings, specialty chemicals, additives and building materials. Its products are utilized for commercial and residential construction, packaging industries, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, petrochemical and bio- chemical industries. 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 DevelopmentsMay 18, 2015: Grace And Chevron Joint Venture, ART, To Build World-Class Catalysts Plant At Grace’s Lake Charles, LA SiteApr 27, 2015: Grace To Provide UNIPOL® PP Technology And Services To Yunnan Yuntianhua PetroChemical In ChinaApr 23, 2015: Grace Reports First Quarter 2015 ResultsFeb 05, 2015: Grace Reports Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2014 ResultsJan 23, 2015: Cummings, Gulyas Elected To Grace 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 company’s 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 company’s 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 2List of Tables 4List of Figures 5Section 1 - About the Company 6W. R. Grace & Co. - Key Facts 6W. R. Grace & Co. - Key Employees 7W. R. Grace & Co. - Key Employee Biographies 8W. R. Grace & Co. - Major Products and Services 9W. R. Grace & Co. - History 12W. R. Grace & Co. - Company Statement 18W. R. Grace & Co. - Locations And Subsidiaries 20Head Office 20Other Locations & Subsidiaries 20Joint Venture 23Section 2 – Company Analysis 24W. R. Grace & Co. - Business Description 24W. R. Grace & Co. - Corporate Strategy 25W. R. Grace & Co. - SWOT Analysis 26SWOT Analysis - Overview 26W. R. Grace & Co. - Strengths 26Strength - Integrated Network 26Strength - Global Market Presence 26Strength - Growth in Construction Products segment 26W. R. Grace & Co. - Weaknesses 27Weakness - Involvement in Legal Proceedings 27Weakness - Higher Cost Structure 27W. R. Grace & Co. - Opportunities 28Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Sustainable Construction 28Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 28Opportunity - Positive Outlook for US Chemical Industry 28W. R. Grace & Co. - Threats 29Threat - Challenge of Environmental Regulations 29Threat - Competitive Pressure 29Threat - Fluctuations in Prices of Raw Materials 29W. R. Grace & Co. - Key Competitors 30Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 31Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 31Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 32Performance Chart 34Financial Performance 34Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 35Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 36W. R. Grace & Co., Recent Deals Summary 37Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 38May 18, 2015: Grace And Chevron Joint Venture, ART, To Build World-Class Catalysts Plant At Grace’s Lake Charles, LA Site 38Apr 27, 2015: Grace To Provide UNIPOL® PP Technology And Services To Yunnan Yuntianhua PetroChemical In China 39Apr 23, 2015: Grace Reports First Quarter 2015 Results 40Feb 05, 2015: Grace Reports Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2014 Results 43Jan 23, 2015: Cummings, Gulyas Elected To Grace Board Of Directors 46Jan 08, 2015: Elizabeth Brown Appointed Chief Human Resources Officer For W. R. Grace 47Oct 22, 2014: Grace Reports Third Quarter Adjusted EPS Of $1.07 48Jul 23, 2014: Grace Reports Second Quarter 2014 Adjusted EPS Of $1.22 51Apr 23, 2014: Grace Reports First Quarter 2014 Adjusted EPS of $0.77 54Apr 23, 2014: Grace Reports First Quarter 2014 Adjusted EPS of $0.77 56Section 5 – Appendix 58Methodology 58Ratio Definitions 58About GlobalData 62Contact Us 62Disclaimer 62List of TablesW. R. Grace & Co., Key Facts 6W. R. Grace & Co., Key Employees 7W. R. Grace & Co., Key Employee Biographies 8W. R. Grace & Co., Major Products and Services 9W. R. Grace & Co., History 12W. R. Grace & Co., Subsidiaries 20W. R. Grace & Co., Joint Venture 23W. R. Grace & Co., Key Competitors 30W. R. Grace & Co., Ratios based on current share price 31W. R. Grace & Co., Annual Ratios 32W. R. Grace & Co., Interim Ratios 35W. R. Grace & Co., Recent Deals Summary 37Currency Codes 58Capital Market Ratios 58Equity Ratios 59Profitability Ratios 59Cost Ratios 60Liquidity Ratios 60Leverage Ratios 61Efficiency Ratios 61List of FiguresW. R. Grace & Co., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 34W. R. Grace & Co., Ratio Charts 36