W. R. Grace & Co. (GRA) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Jul, 2015 |    No of Pages: 62 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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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.

Highlights

W. 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 Developments

May 18, 2015: Grace And Chevron Joint Venture, ART, To Build World-Class Catalysts Plant At Grace’s Lake Charles, LA Site
Apr 27, 2015: Grace To Provide UNIPOL® PP Technology And Services To Yunnan Yuntianhua PetroChemical In China
Apr 23, 2015: Grace Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
Feb 05, 2015: Grace Reports Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2014 Results
Jan 23, 2015: Cummings, Gulyas Elected To Grace Board Of Directors

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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
W. R. Grace & Co. - Key Facts 6
W. R. Grace & Co. - Key Employees 7
W. R. Grace & Co. - Key Employee Biographies 8
W. R. Grace & Co. - Major Products and Services 9
W. R. Grace & Co. - History 12
W. R. Grace & Co. - Company Statement 18
W. R. Grace & Co. - Locations And Subsidiaries 20
Head Office 20
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 20
Joint Venture 23
Section 2 – Company Analysis 24
W. R. Grace & Co. - Business Description 24
W. R. Grace & Co. - Corporate Strategy 25
W. R. Grace & Co. - SWOT Analysis 26
SWOT Analysis - Overview 26
W. R. Grace & Co. - Strengths 26
Strength - Integrated Network 26
Strength - Global Market Presence 26
Strength - Growth in Construction Products segment 26
W. R. Grace & Co. - Weaknesses 27
Weakness - Involvement in Legal Proceedings 27
Weakness - Higher Cost Structure 27
W. R. Grace & Co. - Opportunities 28
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Sustainable Construction 28
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 28
Opportunity - Positive Outlook for US Chemical Industry 28
W. R. Grace & Co. - Threats 29
Threat - Challenge of Environmental Regulations 29
Threat - Competitive Pressure 29
Threat - Fluctuations in Prices of Raw Materials 29
W. R. Grace & Co. - Key Competitors 30
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 31
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 31
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 32
Performance Chart 34
Financial Performance 34
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 35
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 36
W. R. Grace & Co., Recent Deals Summary 37
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 38
May 18, 2015: Grace And Chevron Joint Venture, ART, To Build World-Class Catalysts Plant At Grace’s Lake Charles, LA Site 38
Apr 27, 2015: Grace To Provide UNIPOL® PP Technology And Services To Yunnan Yuntianhua PetroChemical In China 39
Apr 23, 2015: Grace Reports First Quarter 2015 Results 40
Feb 05, 2015: Grace Reports Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2014 Results 43
Jan 23, 2015: Cummings, Gulyas Elected To Grace Board Of Directors 46
Jan 08, 2015: Elizabeth Brown Appointed Chief Human Resources Officer For W. R. Grace 47
Oct 22, 2014: Grace Reports Third Quarter Adjusted EPS Of $1.07 48
Jul 23, 2014: Grace Reports Second Quarter 2014 Adjusted EPS Of $1.22 51
Apr 23, 2014: Grace Reports First Quarter 2014 Adjusted EPS of $0.77 54
Apr 23, 2014: Grace Reports First Quarter 2014 Adjusted EPS of $0.77 56
Section 5 – Appendix 58
Methodology 58
Ratio Definitions 58
About GlobalData 62
Contact Us 62
Disclaimer 62

List of Tables

W. R. Grace & Co., Key Facts 6
W. R. Grace & Co., Key Employees 7
W. R. Grace & Co., Key Employee Biographies 8
W. R. Grace & Co., Major Products and Services 9
W. R. Grace & Co., History 12
W. R. Grace & Co., Subsidiaries 20
W. R. Grace & Co., Joint Venture 23
W. R. Grace & Co., Key Competitors 30
W. R. Grace & Co., Ratios based on current share price 31
W. R. Grace & Co., Annual Ratios 32
W. R. Grace & Co., Interim Ratios 35
W. R. Grace & Co., Recent Deals Summary 37
Currency Codes 58
Capital Market Ratios 58
Equity Ratios 59
Profitability Ratios 59
Cost Ratios 60
Liquidity Ratios 60
Leverage Ratios 61
Efficiency Ratios 61

List of Figures

W. R. Grace & Co., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 34
W. R. Grace & Co., Ratio Charts 36


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