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"Ashland Inc. (ASH) - 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

Ashland Inc. (Ashland) is a specialty chemical manufacturing company. It is also into chemical distribution. It is one of the top players in cellulose ethers, vinyl pyrrolidones and biofunctionals. The product line comprises biocides, flocculants, converting additives, corrosion inhibitors, composite polymers, dispersants, cleaners, coagulants, defoamers, specialty resins, adhesives, lubricants and coatings. It offers products to diverse industries such as transportation, water and wastewater treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, personal care, construction and energy. Ashland markets its products under several brands including Valvoline, Eagle One, Car Brite, Zerex and Flexbon. The company has presence across all the major markets of the world. Ashland is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky, the US.

Ashland Inc. Key Recent Developments

Dec 03, 2014: Ashland Announces Price Increase For N-Methylpyrrolidone
Nov 14, 2014: Ashland Board Of Directors Elects William A. Wulfsohn As Chairman And Chief Executive Officer
Nov 13, 2014: Ashland: Board Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
Nov 05, 2014: Ashland Reports Preliminary Financial Results For Fourth Quarter Of Fiscal 2014
Sep 03, 2014: Ashland Launches Arotran 770 TLM Series Resins Enabling Production Of Lower-Density Class A SMC Parts

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Section 1 - About the Company 6
Ashland Inc. - Key Facts 6
Ashland Inc. - Key Employees 7
Ashland Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Ashland Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Ashland Inc. - History 10
Ashland Inc. - Company Statement 15
Ashland Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17
Section 2 – Company Analysis 19
Ashland Inc. - Business Description 19
Ashland Inc. - Corporate Strategy 20
Ashland Inc. - SWOT Analysis 21
SWOT Analysis - Overview 21
Ashland Inc. - Strengths 21
Strength - Geographic Diversity 21
Strength - Valvoline Business Operations 21
Ashland Inc. - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Weak Financial Performance 22
Ashland Inc. - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Growing Paint and Coatings Industry 23
Opportunity - Launch of New Products 23
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives 23
Ashland Inc. - Threats 24
Threat - Stringent Regulations 24
Threat - Competitive Market 24
Threat - Raw Material Risks 24
Ashland Inc. - Key Competitors 25
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Performance Chart 29
Financial Performance 29
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 31
Section 4 – Company’s, Lifesciences Financial Deals and Alliances 32
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33
Ashland Inc., Recent Deals Summary 34
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 35
Feb 23, 2015: New Valvoline Instant Oil Change Service Centers Open In Ohio And Tennessee 35
Jan 29, 2015: Ashland Board Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend 36
Jan 26, 2015: Ashland Reports Preliminary Financial Results For First Quarter Of Fiscal 2015 37
Nov 14, 2014: Ashland Board Of Directors Elects William A. Wulfsohn As Chairman And Chief Executive Officer 39
Nov 13, 2014: Ashland: Board Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend 40
Nov 05, 2014: Ashland Reports Preliminary Financial Results For Fourth Quarter Of Fiscal 2014 41
Aug 19, 2014: Ashland announces price increase for unsaturated polyester resin and gelcoat in Europe, the Middle East and Africa 43
Jul 31, 2014: Ashland Reports Preliminary Financial Results For The Third Quarter Of Fiscal 2014 44
Jul 17, 2014: Ashland board declares regular quarterly dividend 47
Jun 16, 2014: Ashland: New Valvoline Instant Oil Change(SM) service center opens in Akrons Fairlawn suburb 48
Section 6 – Appendix 49
Methodology 49
Ratio Definitions 49
About GlobalData 53
Contact Us 53
Disclaimer 53


List Of Tables

Ashland Inc., Key Facts 6
Ashland Inc., Key Employees 7
Ashland Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Ashland Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Ashland Inc., History 10
Ashland Inc., Other Locations 17
Ashland Inc., Subsidiaries 17
Ashland Inc., Key Competitors 25
Ashland Inc., Ratios based on current share price 26
Ashland Inc., Annual Ratios 27
Ashland Inc., Interim Ratios 30
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33
Ashland Inc., Recent Deals Summary 34
Currency Codes 49
Capital Market Ratios 49
Equity Ratios 50
Profitability Ratios 50
Cost Ratios 51
Liquidity Ratios 51
Leverage Ratios 52
Efficiency Ratios 52


List Of Figures

Ashland Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 29
Ashland Inc., Ratio Charts 31
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2009 to YTD 2015 32
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2009 to YTD 2015 33


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Published Date : Mar 2015
No. of Pages :53
Country :United States of America
Category :Chemicals
Publisher :GlobalData
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