The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) : Company Profile and SWOT Analysis by WMIntelligence

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									The Sherwin-Williams Company

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The Sherwin-Williams Company                                                Financial Snapshot

                                                                            Operating Performance
Fast Facts
Headquarters Address
                                     101 West Prospect Avenue, Cleveland,   The company reported revenue of US$9,534 million
                                     44115-1075,United States of America    during the fiscal year 2012 (2012). The company's
                                                                            revenue grew at a CAGR of 4.55% during 2008–
Telephone                            + 1 216 5662000
                                                                            2012, with an annual growth of 8.77% over 2011. In
                                                                            2012, the company recorded an operating margin of
Fax                                  N/A                                    9.52%, as against 8.46% in 2011.

Website                              www.sherwin-williams.com
                                                                            Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange        SHW, New York Stock Exchange

Number of Employees                  34,154

Fiscal Year End                      December

Revenue (in US$ million)             9,534




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                            Weaknesses                             Return on Equity

Diversified business operations      Lawsuits                               The company recorded a return on equity (ROE) of
                                                                            35.22% for the fiscal year 2012, as compared to its
                                                                            peers, Berger Paints India Limited (Ticker: 509480),
Strong liquidity position                                                   RPM International Inc. (Ticker: RPM) and H.B. Fuller
                                                                            Company (Ticker: FUL), which recorded ROEs of
Strong operating performance                                                22.75%,     18.24%    and     16.14%    respectively.
                                                                            Furthermore, the company reported an operating
                                                                            margin of 9.52% in 2012.
Opportunities                        Threats
Positive outlook of the automotive                                          Return on Equity
                                     Increase in labor costs in the US
industry
Recovery in the US construction
                                     Stringent regulations
industry

Strategic acquisitions               Volatile input prices




                                                                            Liquidity Position

                                                                            The company reported a current ratio of 1.68 in 2012,
                                                                            as compared to its peers, Berger Paints India Limited,
                                                                            RPM International Inc. and H.B. Fuller Company,
                                                                            which recorded current ratios of 1.43, 2.38 and 2.28
                                                                            respectively. As of December 2012, the company
                                                                            recorded cash and short-term investments of worth
                                                                            US$863 million, against US$4 million current debt.
                                                                            The company reported a debt to equity ratio of 0.95 in
                                                                            2012 as compared to its peers, Berger Paints India
                                                                            Limited, RPM International Inc. and H.B. Fuller
                                                                            Company, which recorded debt to equity ratios of
                                                                            0.58, 0.94 and 0.67 respectively.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.2       Business Description ....................................................................................................................................... 6
    1.3       Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................... 7
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators .................................................................................
								
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