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									         The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT
                                 Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDCT33604FSA                                                                                           Publication Date: JUL 2013

          101 W. Prospect Avenue                             Phone              +1 216 5662000                  Revenue          9,534.5 (million USD)
          Cleveland, OH                                      Fax                +1 216 5663310                  Net Profit       631.03 (million USD)
                                                                                www.sherwin-
          44115                                              Website                                            Employees        34,154
                                                                                williams.com
                                                                                SHW [New York Stock
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry         Clean Technology
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       The Sherwin-Williams Company (Sherwin-Williams) is one of the global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and
       sale of coatings and associated products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. It operates four reportable
       segments, namely, Paint Stores Group, Consumer Group, Global Finishes Group and Latin America Coatings Group. The Paint
       Stores Group segment is composed of the exclusive outlets for Sherwin-Williams branded paints, stains, supplies, equipment and
       floorcovering in the US, Canada and the Caribbean.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      The Sherwin-Williams Company, SWOT Analysis
         Christopher M. Connor               Chairman                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Susan J. Kropf                      Director
                                                                                      Operating Performance                  Substantial Debt
         Richard K. Smucker                  Lead Director
                                                                                      Strong Liquidity Position              Increasing Receivables
         Arthur F. Anton                     Director
         David F. Hodnik                     Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Growing Paint and Coating              Stringent Regulations
       Share Data                                                                     Industry
                                                                                                                             Raw Material Price Risks
         The Sherwin-Williams Company
                                                                                      Growth Opportunities in
        Share Price (USD) as on 15-Jul-                               184.40          Emerging Markets
        2013
        EPS (USD)                                                        6.02
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million USD)                                      19,024         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                20,196
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     103
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       The Sherwin-Williams Company - Key Facts ..................................................................................................................................... 4
       The Sherwin-Williams Company - Key Employees ............................................................................................................................ 5
       The Sherwin-Williams Company - Key Employee Biographies .......................................................................................................... 7
       The Sherwin-Williams Company - Major Products and Services........................................................................................................ 8
       The Sherwin-Williams Company - History ........................................................................................................................................ 12
       The Sherwin-Williams Company - Company Statement................................................................................................................... 14
       The Sherwin-Williams Company - Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................ 17
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 17
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 19
       The Sherwin-Williams Company - Business Description .................................................................................................................. 19
       The Sherwin-Williams Company - Corporate Strategy ..................................................................................................................... 21
       The Sherwin-Williams Company - SWOT Analysis .......................................................................................................................... 22
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 22
          The Sherwin-Williams Company - Strengths ................................................................................................................................ 22
             Strength - Operating Performance ............................................................................................................................................ 22
             Strength - Strong Liquidity Position ........................................................................................................................................... 22
             Strength - Wide Product Portfolio .............................................................................................................................................. 22
             Strength - Strong Market Presence ........................................................................................................................................... 23
          The Sherwin-Williams Company - Weaknesses ........................................................................................................................... 23
             Weakness - Substantial Debt .................................................................................................................................................... 23
             Weakness - Increasing Receivables ......................................................................................................................................... 23
          The Sherwin-Williams Company - Opportunities .......................................................................................................................... 23
             Opportunity - Growing Paint and Coating Industry .................................................................................................................... 23
             Opportunity - Growth Opportunities in Emerging Markets ......................................................................................................... 23
             Opportunity - New Product Launches........................................................................................................................................ 24
          The Sherwin-Williams Company - Threats.................................................................................................................................... 24
             Threat - Stringent Regulations .................................................................................................................................................. 24
             Threat - Raw Material Price Risks ............................................................................................................................................. 24
             Threat - Legal Proceedings ....................................................................................................................................................... 24
       The Sherwin-Williams Company - Key Competitors ......................................................................................................................... 25
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 26
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 26
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 26
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 28
       Financial Performance...................................................................................................................................................................... 28
       Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios...................
								
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