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Univar Solutions (formerly known as Univar) is a chemical and ingredient supplier as well as a provider of distribution and specialized services to customers across a range of diverse industries. It purchases chemicals and ingredients from chemical producers worldwide to warehouse, repackage, blend, dilute, transport and sell those chemicals to customers. The company operates a distribution network, serviced by tractors, railcars, tankers and trailers, operating daily. Its product line includes crop protection products; pharmaceutical ingredients; products for water treatment; specialty and basic chemicals and ingredients used in skin and hair care products; resins, pigments, solvents, thickeners, dispersants and other additives used to make paints, inks, and coatings; base stocks, performance-enhancing additives for both lubricants and metalworking fluids; chemical products for the food industry, pulp and paper manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, the manufacturing of cleaning and sanitation products.

TypePublic
Founded1924
HQDowners Grove, US
Websiteunivarsolutions.com
Employee Ratings3

Locations

Univar Solutions is headquartered in
Downers Grove, United States

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)10,300(+22%)
Job Openings100
Revenue (FY, 2019)$9.3 B(+8%)
Share Price (Oct 2020)$19
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Univar Solutions

David Jukes

David Jukes

President & Chief Executive Officer, Director
Nick Powell

Nick Powell

President Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) & Asia Pacific
Chris Halberg

Chris Halberg

Vice President, LCD Canada
Sabine Duyfjes

Sabine Duyfjes

Vice President & Associate General Counsel EMEA & APAC
Nicholas W. Alexos

Nicholas W. Alexos

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Adam Iasenzaniro

Adam Iasenzaniro

Vice President, Focused Industries Canada
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Univar Solutions Office Locations

Univar Solutions has offices in Downers Grove, Bedford Park, Commerce, Conroe and in 87 other locations
Downers Grove, US (HQ)
3075 Highland Pkwy
Bedford Park, US
7050 W 71st St
Commerce, US
2600 Garfield Ave
Conroe, US
9733 Meador Rd
Dallas, US
10889 Bekay St
Denver, US
4300 Holly St
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Univar Solutions Financials and Metrics

Univar Solutions Revenue

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Univar Solutions's revenue was reported to be $9.29 b in FY, 2019 which is a 7.6% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q2, 2020)

2.0b

Net income (Q2, 2020)

1.8m

EBIT (Q2, 2020)

47.2m

Market capitalization (23-Oct-2020)

3.2b

Closing stock price (23-Oct-2020)

19.0

Cash (30-Jun-2020)

547.4m

EV

5.6b
Univar Solutions's current market capitalization is $3.2 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

8.3b8.6b9.3b

Revenue growth, %

2%5%8%

Cost of goods sold

6.4b6.7b7.1b

Gross profit

1.8b1.9b2.1b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Revenue

2.2b2.4b2.1b2.2b2.6b2.4b2.2b2.0b

Cost of goods sold

1.7b1.9b1.7b1.7b2.0b1.8b

Gross profit

486.6m500.5m468.7m496.4m577.3m544.9m

Gross profit Margin, %

23%21%22%23%22%23%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

467.0m121.6m330.3m

Accounts Receivable

1.1b1.1b1.2b

Inventories

839.5m803.3m796.0m

Current Assets

2.5b2.2b2.5b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Cash

115.9m128.6m85.9m788.0m109.5m134.6m379.7m547.4m

Accounts Receivable

1.3b1.4b1.3b1.5b1.5b1.4b1.4b1.3b

Prepaid Expenses

206.6m

Inventories

921.9m880.3m843.6m996.6m938.0m872.9m817.2m755.1m
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

119.8m172.3m(100.2m)

Depreciation and Amortization

200.4m179.5m214.7m

Inventories

(47.7m)14.4m69.0m

Accounts Payable

53.6m9.3m(70.9m)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020

Net Income

65.4m121.5m171.1m(63.9m)(47.6m)(45.1m)55.9m57.7m

Depreciation and Amortization

44.8m89.5m134.5m47.6m105.9m159.6m57.5m112.7m

Inventories

(80.1m)(51.6m)(11.9m)(42.9m)22.4m72.1m(50.5m)

Accounts Payable

67.3m206.5m(7.3m)37.3m10.4m(85.2m)165.3m30.3m
USDFY, 2017

EV/EBIT

19.2 x

EV/CFO

24.3 x

Revenue/Employee

959.7k

Debt/Equity

2.6 x

Debt/Assets

0.5 x

Financial Leverage

5.3 x

P/E Ratio

36.4
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Univar Solutions Operating Metrics

FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Countries

150 140 130 130

Customer Locations

100 k100 k100 k100 k

Distribution Facilities

600 600 600 650

Facilities (US)

284 276 278 354
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Univar Solutions Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Nexeo PlasticsSeptember 19, 2018$2 b
EarthoilMay 08, 2018
Kemetyl - Industrial ChemicalsDecember 08, 2017
Nexus Ag Business, Inc.March 22, 2016
Bodine Services of the MidwestMarch 02, 2016
Polymer Technologies Ltd.December 23, 2015
Weavertown Environmental GroupDecember 02, 2015
Arrow Chemical, Inc.November 03, 2015
BDI Distribution West, Inc.October 02, 2015
BlueStar Distribution, Inc.October 02, 2015
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Univar Solutions Cybersecurity Score

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93/100

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Univar Solutions Revenue Breakdown

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Univar Solutions revenue breakdown by business segment: 92.5% from Chemical Distribution and 7.5% from Other

Univar Solutions revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 62.8% from United States, 19.2% from EMEA, 13.1% from Canada and 4.9% from Other

Univar Solutions Online and Social Media Presence

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Univar Solutions News and Updates

Univar Solutions Partners with INEOS to Combat the Hand Sanitizer Shortage in Europe

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Europe, Univar B.V., a subsidiary of Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions" or "The Company"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today it has joined forces with...

Univar Solutions Reports Solid 2019 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results; Issues Guidance for 2020

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions"), a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31,...

Univar Solutions to Sell Environmental Sciences Business to AEA Investors

Transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019 or early 2020 Contract sales price of $195 million. Total economic value of the transaction will be increased by cost avoidance opportunities Net proceeds to be used to further pay down Univar Solutions debt Trace McEuen, vice president...

Univar Solutions Reports 2019 Third Quarter Financial Results

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions," or "The Company"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30,...

Stephen D. Newlin to Transition from Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for Univar Solutions

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions" or "the Company"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, today announced Stephen D. Newlin, the Company's current Executive Chairman will...

Univar Solutions Expands Distribution Agreement with Dow

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Europe, Univar B.V., a subsidiary of Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today that it will expand its distribution of...
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Univar Solutions Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Univar Solutions founded?

    Univar Solutions was founded in 1924.

  • Who are Univar Solutions key executives?

    Univar Solutions's key executives are David Jukes, Nick Powell and Chris Halberg.

  • How many employees does Univar Solutions have?

    Univar Solutions has 10,300 employees.

  • What is Univar Solutions revenue?

    Latest Univar Solutions annual revenue is $9.3 b.

  • What is Univar Solutions revenue per employee?

    Latest Univar Solutions revenue per employee is $901.6 k.

  • Who are Univar Solutions competitors?

    Competitors of Univar Solutions include Nexeo Plastics, Brenntag and Azelis.

  • Where is Univar Solutions headquarters?

    Univar Solutions headquarters is located at 3075 Highland Pkwy, Downers Grove.

  • Where are Univar Solutions offices?

    Univar Solutions has offices in Downers Grove, Bedford Park, Commerce, Conroe and in 87 other locations.

  • How many offices does Univar Solutions have?

    Univar Solutions has 98 offices.