Univar is a leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services. It safely delivers chemistry (products, expertise, and relationships) that helps its customers improve the quality of life through affordable energy, clean drinking water, reliable food sources and products that improve health, homes and environment.
Univar provides chemistry to the water treatment industry such as disinfectants to remove bacteria, Flouride to prevent tooth decay, Aluminum Sulfate to prevent cloudiness and improve taste, and Polyphosphate to remove lead. The Company also provides crop protection and micronutrient products and services to help enhance farmer productivity. It provides healthy and great tasting food ingredients to food companies, as well as clean and disinfect products to food producers and restaurants.

Company Growth (employees)
Downers Grove, US
Size (employees)
8,700 (est)
Univar was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, US

Univar Office Locations

Univar has an office in Downers Grove
Downers Grove, US (HQ)
3075 Highland Pkwy
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Univar Financials and Metrics

Univar Financials

Univar's revenue was reported to be $8.1 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q2, 2017)

2.2 b

Gross profit (Q2, 2017)

466.4 m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2017), %


Net income (Q2, 2017)

31.3 m

EBIT (Q2, 2017)

86.1 m

Market capitalization (22-Dec-2017)

4.3 b

Cash (30-Jun-2017)

321.8 m


7 b
Univar's current market capitalization is $4.3 b.
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016


9 b8.1 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

7.2 b6.3 b

Gross profit

1.8 b1.7 b
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


2.5 b2.2 b2 b2.3 b2 b2 b2.2 b

Cost of goods sold

2 b1.8 b1.6 b1.8 b1.6 b1.6 b1.8 b

Gross profit

467.2 m450.5 m430.3 m445.4 m438.1 m439.4 m466.4 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2015FY, 2016


188.1 m336.4 m

Accounts Receivable

1 b950.3 m


803.4 m756.6 m

Current Assets

2.2 b2.2 b
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


197 m187.4 m222.1 m223.8 m267.1 m300.6 m321.8 m

Accounts Receivable

1.4 b1.2 b1.1 b1.3 b1.1 b1.1 b1.3 b


902.8 m859.8 m922.3 m801.7 m753.6 m829.9 m817.3 m

Current Assets

2.7 b2.5 b2.4 b2.5 b2.3 b2.4 b2.6 b
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

16.5 m(68.4 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

225 m237.9 m

Accounts Receivable

(295 k)(813 k)


82.3 m42 m
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Net Income

(12.4 m)(20.1 m)14 m39.8 m(63 m)14 m53.8 m

Depreciation and Amortization

37.7 m34.3 m33.5 m38 m42.4 m35.9 m


902.8 m859.8 m922.3 m801.7 m753.6 m829.9 m

Accounts Payable

1.2 b978.9 m1 b1.1 b890.3 m931.6 m
Y, 2017


81.3 x

Financial Leverage

6.1 x
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Univar Market Value History

Univar Median Salaries

Source: 35 public H-1B filings from Univar

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