Greif, Inc. (GEF) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: Mar, 2015 |    No of Pages: 34 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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Greif, Inc. (GEF) - 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.


Greif, Inc. (Greif) is a provider of industrial packaging products, and services. It offers industrial packaging products such as steel, fibre and plastic drums, rigid intermediate bulk containers, transit protection products, closure systems for industrial packaging products, water bottles, and reconditioned containers. The company’s service portfolio comprises blending, filling and other packaging services, container life cycle services, and logistics and warehousing. Besides, Greif also manufactures, and markets flexible intermediate bulk containers, industrial and consumer shipping sacks, and multiwall bag products. Moreover, it produces timber form the timberland maintained in the US, and sells it to third parties. Through its broad portfolio of offerings, the company caters a wide range of industries including agricultural, automotive, pharmaceutical, mineral, and food and beverage, among others. It operates across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific. Greif is headquartered in Delaware, Ohio, the US.

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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
Greif, Inc. - Key Facts 6
Greif, Inc. - Key Employees 7
Greif, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Greif, Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Greif, Inc. - History 11
Greif, Inc. - Company Statement 13
Greif, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Section 2 – Company Analysis 17
Greif, Inc. - Business Description 17
Greif, Inc. - Corporate Strategy 18
Greif, Inc. - SWOT Analysis 19
SWOT Analysis - Overview 19
Greif, Inc. - Strengths 19
Strength - Product Portfolio 19
Strength - Strategically Located Facilities 19
Strength - Growth in Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services 19
Greif, Inc. - Weaknesses 20
Weakness - Increasing Credit Sales 20
Weakness - Increased Costs 20
Greif, Inc. - Opportunities 21
Opportunity - Growing Global Packaging Industry 21
Opportunity - Green Packaging Market 21
Opportunity - New Product Offerings 21
Greif, Inc. - Threats 22
Threat - Intense Competition 22
Threat - Subdued Global Economic Growth 22
Threat - Volatile Raw Material and Energy Prices 22
Greif, Inc. - Key Competitors 23
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 24
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 25
Performance Chart 27
Financial Performance 27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29
Section 4 – Appendix 30
Methodology 30
Ratio Definitions 30
About GlobalData 34
Contact Us 34
Disclaimer 34

List of Tables

Greif, Inc., Key Facts 6
Greif, Inc., Key Employees 7
Greif, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Greif, Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Greif, Inc., History 11
Greif, Inc., Other Locations 15
Greif, Inc., Subsidiaries 15
Greif, Inc., Key Competitors 23
Greif, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 24
Greif, Inc., Annual Ratios 25
Greif, Inc., Interim Ratios 28
Currency Codes 30
Capital Market Ratios 30
Equity Ratios 31
Profitability Ratios 31
Cost Ratios 32
Liquidity Ratios 32
Leverage Ratios 33
Efficiency Ratios 33

List of Figures

Greif, Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 27
Greif, Inc., Ratio Charts 29

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