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The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review by GlobalData

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The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) - 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 The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) is a chemical manufacturing company. The company conducts its business through six reportable segments, namely, Electronic and Functional Materials, C

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									            The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT
                                 Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDCH22FSA                                                                                              Publication Date: JUN 2013

          2030 Dow Center                                    Phone              +1 989 6361000                  Revenue          56,786 (million USD)
          Midland, MI                                        Fax                +1 989 8321556                  Net Profit       1,182 (million USD)
          48674                                              Website            www.dow.com                     Employees        54,000
                                                                                DOW [New York Stock
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry         Chemicals
                                                                                Exchange]

       Company Overview
       The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) is a chemical manufacturing company. The company conducts its business through six
       reportable segments, namely, Electronic and Functional Materials, Coatings and Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Plastics,
       Agricultural Sciences, Performance Materials and Feedstocks and Energy.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      The Dow Chemical Company, SWOT Analysis
         Andrew N. Liveris                   Chairman                                 Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Arnold A. Allemang                  Director
                                                                                                                             Decreasing Profitability
         Ajay Banga                          Director                                 Diversified Business Operations
                                                                                                                             Increasing Non-Cash Current
         Jacqueline K. Barton                Director                                  Wide Market Presence
                                                                                                                             Assets
         James A. Bell                       Director
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData                                                          Opportunities                          Threats

       Share Data                                                                     Partnership                            Stringent Government
         The Dow Chemical Company                                                                                            Regulations
                                                                                      Rising Demand from
        Share Price (USD) as on 07-Jun-                                34.35          Healthcare Sector                      Intense Competition
        2013
        EPS (USD)                                                        0.70
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        Market Cap (million USD)                                      41,687         GlobalData

        Enterprise Value (million USD)                                63,404
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                   1,210
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Jun 06, 2013         Wood Group Mustang Wins Contract From
                                                                                                           Dow Chemical To Provide Services For
                                                                                                           Construction Pipelines At Mt. Belvieu In Texas
                                                                                      May 24, 2013         Dow Chemical Begins            Deploying      K-Dow
                                                                                                           Award To Balance Sheet
                                                                                      May 07, 2013         Dow Chemical Confirms Receipt Of US$2.2
                                                                                                           Billion In Cash Proceeds From PIC
                                                                                      May 02, 2013         Fluor Wins EPC Contract From Dow Chemical
                                                                                                           For US Gulf Coast Investments
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary                 Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
       Research, GlobalData                                                          GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 5
       The Dow Chemical Company - Key Facts .......................................................................................................................................... 5
       The Dow Chemical Company - Key Employees ................................................................................................................................. 6
       The Dow Chemical Company - Key Employee Biographies ............................................................................................................... 7
       The Dow Chemical Company - Major Products and Services ............................................................................................................ 8
       The Dow Chemical Company - History............................................................................................................................................. 17
       The Dow Chemical Company - Company Statement ....................................................................................................................... 24
       The Dow Chemical Company - Locations And Subsidiaries............................................................................................................. 26
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 26
          Joint Venture................................................................................................................................................................................. 28
          BusinessUnit ................................................................................................................................................................................. 28
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 29
       The Dow Chemical Company - Business Description ...................................................................................................................... 29
       The Dow Chemical Company - Corporate Strategy ......................................................................................................................... 31
       The Dow Chemical Company - SWOT Analysis............................................................................................................................... 32
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 32
          The Dow Chemical Company - Strengths ..................................................................................................................................... 32
             Strength - Diversified Business Operations ............................................................................................................................... 32
             Strength - Wide Market Presence ........................................................................................................................................... 32
             Strength - Focused Research and Development ...................................................................................................................... 32
             Strength - Intellectual Property .................................................................................................................................................. 33
          The Dow Chemical Company - Weaknesses................................................................................................................................ 33
             Weakness - Decreasing Profitability .......................................................................................................................................... 33
             Weakness - Increasing Non-Cash Current Assets .................................................................................................................... 33
          The Dow Chemical Company - Opportunities ............................................................................................................................... 33
             Opportunity - Partnership .......................................................................................................................................................... 33
             Opportunity - Rising Demand from Healthcare Sector .............................................................................................................. 34
             Opportunity - Expansion ............................................................................................................................................................ 34
             Opportunity - Eco-friendly Materials Offer Opportunities ........................................................................................................... 34
          The Dow Chemical Company - Threats ........................................................................................................................................ 34
             Threat - Stringent Government Regulations .............................................................................................................................. 34
             Threat - Intense Competition ..................................................................................................................................................... 34
             Threat - Raw Materials Issues ................................................................................................................................................... 35
       The Dow Chemical Company - Key Competitors ............................................................................................................................. 36
       Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios ............................................................................................................................................. 37
       Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios........................................................................................................................................... 37
       Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios ...................................................................................................................................................... 37
       Performance Chart ........................................................................................................................................................................... 39
       Financial Performance...................................................................................................................................................................... 39
       Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios....................................................................................................................................................... 40
       Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts ......................................................................................................................................................... 41


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       Section 4 – Company’s, Oil & Gas, Power Financial Deals and Alliances........................................................................................ 42
          The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 ..................................................................... 42
          The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 ..................................................................... 43
          The Dow Chemical Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 ................................................................................... 44
          The Dow Chemical Company, Power, Deals By Type, 2007 to YTD 2013 ................................................................................... 45
          The Dow Chemical Company, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Year, 2007 to YTD 2013 ............................................. 46
          The Dow Chemical Company, Pharmaceuticals & H
								
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