Agrium Inc. (AGU) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the companys businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the companys 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.
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- Business description A detailed description of the companys operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy Analysts summarization of the companys business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis A detailed analysis of the companys 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.
Agrium Inc. (Agrium) formerly known as Cominco Fertilizers, Ltd., is a chemical company. The company is one of the leading retail and wholesale producer and distributor of agricultural nutrients. It produces and market three primary groups of nutrients: nitrogen, phosphate and potash as well as controlled-release fertilizers and micro-nutrients. Agrium operates through three segments, namely, Wholesale, Retail and Agrium Advanced Technologies (AAT). The wholesale unit produces, markets and distributes nitrogen, phosphate and potash for agricultural and industrial customers across the world.
Agrium Inc. Key Recent Developments
May 29, 2015 Agrium Reports Ammonia Gas Leak At Texas Chemical Plant
May 06, 2015 Agrium Announces First Quarter Results
Feb 23, 2015 Agrium Announces Fourth Quarter Results
Jan 19, 2015 Mayo Schmidt To Rejoin Agriums Board Of Directors
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List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Section 1 - About the Company 6
Agrium Inc. - Key Facts 6
Agrium Inc. - Key Employees 7
Agrium Inc. - Key Employee Biographies 8
Agrium Inc. - Major Products and Services 9
Agrium Inc. - History 10
Agrium Inc. - Company Statement 13
Agrium Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries 15
Head Office 15
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 15
Joint Venture 16
Section 2 Company Analysis 17
Agrium Inc. - Business Description 17
Agrium Inc. - Corporate Strategy 19
Agrium Inc. - SWOT Analysis 20
SWOT Analysis - Overview 20
Agrium Inc. - Strengths 20
Strength - Substantial Operational Base 20
Strength - Segment Growth - Retail Performance 20
Agrium Inc. - Weaknesses 21
Weakness - Declined Operational Performance 21
Agrium Inc. - Opportunities 22
Opportunity - Increasing Need: Improved Agricultural Production 22
Opportunity - Business Expansion Initiatives 22
Agrium Inc. - Threats 23
Threat - Growing Competition 23
Threat - Stringent Regulations 23
Agrium Inc. - Key Competitors 24
Section 3 Company Financial Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 25
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 27
Financial Performance 27
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 28
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 29
Agrium Inc., Recent Deals Summary 30
Section 4 Companys Recent Developments 31
May 29, 2015: Agrium Reports Ammonia Gas Leak At Texas Chemical Plant 31
May 06, 2015: Agrium Announces First Quarter Results 32
Feb 23, 2015: Agrium Announces Fourth Quarter Results 38
Jan 19, 2015: Mayo Schmidt To Rejoin Agriums Board Of Directors 43
Dec 22, 2014: Mayo Schmidt To Step Down From Agriums Board Of Directors 44
Aug 21, 2014: Agrium Names Steve J. Douglas As Chief Financial Officer 45
Aug 07, 2014: Agrium Appoints Marianne Harris To Board Of Directors 46
Aug 06, 2014: Agrium Announces Record Retail Second Quarter Results 47
Mar 12, 2014: KBR Awarded Two Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Contracts for Agriums Nitrogen Operations Facility 52
Feb 24, 2014: Agriums Board Approves Nitrogen Debottleneck Expansion 53
Section 5 Appendix 54
Ratio Definitions 54
About GlobalData 58
Contact Us 58
List Of Tables
Agrium Inc., Key Facts 6
Agrium Inc., Key Employees 7
Agrium Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8
Agrium Inc., Major Products and Services 9
Agrium Inc., History 10
Agrium Inc., Subsidiaries 15
Agrium Inc., Joint Venture 16
Agrium Inc., Key Competitors 24
Agrium Inc., Ratios based on current share price 25
Agrium Inc., Annual Ratios 26
Agrium Inc., Interim Ratios 28
Agrium Inc., Recent Deals Summary 30
Currency Codes 54
Capital Market Ratios 54
Equity Ratios 55
Profitability Ratios 55
Cost Ratios 56
Liquidity Ratios 56
Leverage Ratios 57
Efficiency Ratios 57
List Of Figures
Agrium Inc., Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 27
Agrium Inc., Ratio Charts 29