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- Who is the player?
Dow Chemical is a vertically-integrated chemical company with businesses in consumer and industrial chemistry, agro-chemistry, plastics and materials. The group's portfolio comprises over 7,000 product families manufactured at 189 facilities in 34 countries worldwide. [...]
- What are the player's strategies?
Over the past few years, Dow Chemical has considerably accelerated its innovation strategy, with an aim to develop advanced technologies, especially regarding home and personal care products, energy-saving building solutions as well as materials science for critical infrastructure. In July 2017, the group announced the construction of a €90.4 million Innovation Centre in the Michigan's Great Makes Bay Region (United States), specialised in silicone science- and organic chemistry-related technologies. In addition, the group recently partnered with 1QB Information Technologies regarding the development of quantum computing tools designed for the chemicals and materials science sectors. […]
- What are the player's strengths and weaknesses?
Vertical integrated company, strengthened by the completion of projects on the US Gulf Coast and in Saudi Arabia
Varied business in chemicals, advanced materials, agro science and plastics. Dow's revenue does not depend upon any single business
Strong exposure to the hydrocarbon value chain impacts revenue and earnings in times of low oil prices
Several pending lawsuits which affect the financials of the company and can cause reputational damage […]
- What is the player's financial position?
The financial indicators included in the report include: Consolidated net revenues, Consolidated operating income and margin, Number of employees in R&D, R&D spending and ratio, Sales by segment, Sales performance by segment, Sales by region, Sales performance by region, Profitability ratios, Liquidity ratios, Solvency ratios and Free cash flow and capital expenditure.