Univar is a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services. Univar is more than just a distribution company; we’re a global partner to our customers and suppliers dedicated to:

  • Earning customers for life 
  • Using our global network to provide market insight and expertise to grow our customers business 
  • Uncompromising safety and compliance 
  • Creating enduring supplier relationships 
  • Providing an innovative suite of value-added services 

Our scale, geographic reach, diversified distribution channels, industry expertise and comprehensive product portfolio enable us to develop strong, long-term relationships with our suppliers and to provide a single-source solution for our customers.

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

Univar Metrics

Univar Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$8.1 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$1.7 b

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

($68.4 m)

Market capitalization (28-Apr-2017)

$4.2 b

Closing share price (28-Apr-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$336.4 m
Univar's current market capitalization is $4.2 b.
Univar's revenue was reported to be $8.1 b in FY, 2016 which is a 10% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2015FY, 2016


$9 b$8.1 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$7.2 b$6.3 b

Gross profit

$1.8 b$1.7 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

$1.5 b$1.6 b


$269 m$86.4 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$211.3 m$163.8 m

Interest income

$4.3 m$3.9 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)
FY, 2015FY, 2016


$188.1 m$336.4 m

Accounts Receivable

$1 b$950.3 m


$803.4 m$756.6 m

Current Assets

$2.2 b$2.2 b


$1.1 b$1 b


$1.7 b$1.8 b

Total Assets

$5.6 b$5.4 b

Accounts Payable

$836 m$852.3 m

Total Debt

$3.1 b$3 b

Current Liabilities

$1.3 b$1.3 b

Additional Paid-in Capital

$2.2 b$2.3 b

Retained Earnings

($985 m)($1.1 b)

Total Equity

$816.7 m$809.9 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
FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$16.5 m($68.4 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

$225 m$237.9 m

Accounts Receivable

($295 k)($813 k)


$82.3 m$42 m

Accounts Payable

($104.1 m)$12 m

Cash From Operating Activities

$356 m$449.6 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 m$148.9 m

Income Taxes Paid

$38.2 m$14.9 m

Univar Market Value History

Univar Median Salaries

Source: 35 public H-1B filings from Univar

Univar Online Presence

Univar Company Life

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