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.

Downers Grove, US
Size (employees)
8,700 (est)-5%
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

Univar Data and Metrics

Univar Financial Metrics

Univar's revenue was reported to be $8.1 b in FY, 2016 which is a 10% decrease from the previous period.
$, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

8.1 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

1.7 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(68.4 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

86.4 m

Market capitalization (16-Jun-2017)

4.1 b

Closing share price (16-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

336.4 m


6.7 b
Univar's current market capitalization is $4.1 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

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

1.5 b1.6 b


269 m86.4 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

211.3 m163.8 m

Interest income

4.3 m3.9 m

Pre tax profit

26.7 m(79.6 m)

Income tax expense

10.2 m(11.2 m)

Net Income

16.5 m(68.4 m)
$, 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


1.1 b1 b


1.7 b1.8 b

Total Assets

5.6 b5.4 b

Accounts Payable

836 m852.3 m

Total Debt

3.1 b3 b

Current Liabilities

1.3 b1.3 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

2.2 b2.3 b

Retained Earnings

(985 m)(1.1 b)

Total Equity

816.7 m809.9 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

3.8 x3.6 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.6 x0.5 x

Financial Leverage

6.9 x6.7 x
$, 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

Accounts Payable

(104.1 m)12 m

Cash From Operating Activities

356 m449.6 m

Purchases of PP&E

(145 m)(90.1 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(294.4 m)(136 m)

Short-term Borrowings

(11.5 m)(4.6 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(3.5 b)(178.2 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(19.8 m)(166.1 m)

Interest Paid

169.7 m148.9 m

Income Taxes Paid

38.2 m14.9 m
$, USDY, 2016


77.9 x


15 x


877.6 k


3.6 x


0.5 x

Financial Leverage

6.7 x

Univar Market Value History

Univar Median Salaries

Source: 35 public H-1B filings from Univar

Univar Online and Social Media Presence

Univar Company Life and Culture

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