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- Who is the player?
DowDuPont was established in 2017 following the $130 billion (approx. €110bn) merger of equals between Dow and DuPont. In 2018, it was the leading chemical company in the world by revenue. DowDuPont is also a major leading player in US corn and soybean seeds. [...].
- What are the player's strategies?
Part of the reason why investors were keen to see the former Dow and DuPont consolidate their holdings and split into three independent companies was to allow for more focused operations and clearer corporate identities, while generating higher profits. The new DuPont was established on 1 June 2019 and consists of the former Specialty Chemicals assets of DowDuPont. […].
- What are the player's strengths and weaknesses?
One of the largest producers of ethylene in the world, with favourable access to the large US market via a dedicated network of pipelines […]
The shale gas boom in the US provides a stable supply of cost-advantaged feedstock […]
Merger and subsequent separation costs have diluted earnings and reduced free cash flow […]
Oversupply on the US Gulf Coast amid falling global demand has hit petrochemical prices and margins […]
- What is the player's financial position?
The financial indicators presented in the report include: Consolidated net revenues, Consolidated operating income and margin, Consolidated net profit and margin, 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.