Nalco Holding Company Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by ICDResearch

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									Nalco Holding Company

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Nalco Holding Company                                                 Financial Snapshot

                                                                      Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                      One Nalco Center, NAPERVILLE,   The company reported revenue of US$4,250.50
Headquarters Address
                                      60563,Other                     million during the fiscal year 2010 (2010). The
                                                                      company's revenue grew at a CAGR of 4.22% during
Telephone                             + 1 630 3051000
                                                                      2006–2010, with an annual growth of 13.44% over
                                                                      2009. In 2010, the company recorded an operating
Fax                                   + 1 630 3052900                 margin of 12.95%, as against 10.23% in 2009.

Website                               www.nalco.com
                                                                      Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange         NLC, New York Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                   12,400

Fiscal Year End                       December

Revenue (in US$ million)              4,250.50




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                             Weaknesses

Diversified geographic presence       Lawsuits

Leading market position

Strong financial performance

Opportunities                         Threats

Expanding into Western Siberia        Environmental regulations

Increasing demand of natural gas in
                                      Foreign exchange risk
the US

Merger agreement with Ecolab          Intellectual property rights




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................7
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 8
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................8
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................11
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................11
      2.2.2       Asset, Liabilities and Capex .............................................................................................................................12
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................13
      2.2.4       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................14
      2.2.5       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................15
      2.2.6       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................16
    2.3       Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................................17
3     Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships ........................................................................................... 18
    3.1       M&A and Partnerships Strategy ...........................................................................................................................18
4     Recent Developments ........................................................................................................................... 19
5     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 20
    5.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................20
    5.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................20
    5.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................20
    5.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................21
    5.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................21
6     Nalco Holding Company - Company Statement .................................................................................. 23
7     History .................................................................................................................................................... 25
8     Nalco Holding Company - Key Employees .......................................................................................... 27
9     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 28
10    Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 29
    10.1      Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................29
    10.2      Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................29
11    Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 31
    11.1      Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................31
    11.2      Ratio Definitions ...................................................................................................................................................31
    11.3      Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................35




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services....................................................................................................................................7
Table 2: Key Ratios - Annual ..................................................................................................................................................8
Table 3: Key Ratios - Interim ................................................................................................................................................10
Table 4: Key Capital Market Indicators .......................
								
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