Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier, global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are more than 5,000 passionate, tenacious solvers – from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators – who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier.

Covington, US
Size (employees)
10,500 (est)
Ashland was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Covington, US

Key People at Ashland

William Wulfsohn

William Wulfsohn

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Peter Ganz

Peter Ganz

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
John Willis

John Willis

Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Ashland Office Locations

Ashland has an office in Covington
Covington, US (HQ)
50 E Rivercenter Blvd

Ashland Data and Metrics

Ashland Financial Metrics

Ashland's revenue was reported to be $5.4 b in FY, 2015 which is a 12% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

5.4 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Gross profit (FY, 2015)

1.6 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

309 m

EBIT (FY, 2015)

458 m

Market capitalization (25-Jul-2017)

4.2 b

Cash (30-Sep-2015)

1.3 b


6.6 b
Ashland's current market capitalization is $4.2 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


7.8 b6.1 b5.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

5.1 b4.6 b3.8 b

Gross profit

2.7 b1.5 b1.6 b

Gross profit Margin, %



1.2 b46 m458 m

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

951 m(116 m)169 m

Net Income

683 m233 m309 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


346 m1.4 b1.3 b

Accounts Receivable

1.5 b1.2 b961 m

Current Assets

2.9 b3.6 b3.2 b

Total Assets

12.1 b11 b10.1 b

Total Debt

3.3 b3.2 b3.7 b

Current Liabilities

1.7 b1.7 b1.4 b

Non-Current Liabilities

5.8 b5.7 b5.6 b

Total Liabilities

7.5 b7.4 b7 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

506 m46 m

Retained Earnings

3.8 b3.5 b3.3 b

Total Equity

4.6 b3.6 b3 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.7 x0.9 x1.2 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x0.3 x0.4 x

Financial Leverage

2.7 x3.1 x3.3 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Net Income

683 m233 m309 m

Cash From Operating Activities

653 m580 m89 m

Purchases of PP&E

(264 m)(248 m)(265 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(272 m)(168 m)(417 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(2.6 b)(11 m)(623 m)

Dividends Paid

(88 m)(103 m)(98 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(592 m)(1 b)(30 m)
Y, 2015


14.5 x


74.5 x


1.2 x


0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.3 x

Ashland Market Value History

Ashland Median Salaries

Source: 40 public H-1B filings from Ashland

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