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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 industries. It purchases chemicals and ingredients from chemical producers to warehouse, repackage, blend, dilute, transport, and sell those chemicals to customers. The company offers crop protection products, pharmaceutical ingredients, specialty and basic chemicals and ingredients used in skin and hair care products as well as resins, pigments, solvents, thickeners, dispersants, and other additives used to make paints, inks, and coatings. In addition, Univar Solutions focuses on the food industry, paper production sector, and the manufacturing of cleaning and sanitation products.
TypePublic
Founded1924
HQDowners Grove, IL, US
Websiteunivarsolutions.com
Employee Ratings3.4

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Employees (est.) (Dec 2020)9,457(-8%)
Job Openings237
Revenue (FY, 2020)$8.3 B(-11%)
Share Price (Dec 2021)$28.4
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Key People/Management at Univar Solutions

David Jukes

David Jukes

President and Chief Executive Officer
Nicholas W. Alexos

Nicholas W. Alexos

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jorge C. Buckup

Jorge C. Buckup

President Latin America
Noelle J. Perkins

Noelle J. Perkins

Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Secretary, Chief Risk Officer
James B. Holcomb

James B. Holcomb

Senior Vice President, President of North America Chemical Distribution
Jennifer A. McIntyre

Jennifer A. McIntyre

Senior Vice President, Chief People & Culture Officer
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Univar Solutions Office Locations

Univar Solutions has offices in Downers Grove, Bedford Park, Commerce, Conroe and in 88 other locations
Downers Grove, IL, US (HQ)
3075 Highland Pkwy #200
Bedford Park, IL, US
7050 W 71st St
Commerce, CA, US
2600 Garfield Ave
Conroe, TX, US
9733 Meador Rd
Dallas, TX, US
10889 Bekay St
Denver, CO, 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 $8.27 b in FY, 2020 which is a 11% decrease from the previous period.
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Revenue (Q2, 2021)

2.4b

Gross profit (Q2, 2021)

602.5m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2021), %

25.2%

Net income (Q2, 2021)

153.2m

EBIT (Q2, 2021)

115.0m

Market capitalization (31-Dec-2021)

4.8b

Closing stock price (31-Dec-2021)

28.4

Cash (30-Jun-2021)

207.0m

EV

6.9b
Univar Solutions's current market capitalization is $4.8 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

8.6b9.3b8.3b

Revenue growth, %

5%8%(11%)

Cost of goods sold

6.7b7.1b6.3b

Gross profit

1.9b2.1b2.0b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Revenue

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

Cost of goods sold

1.7b2.0b1.8b1.7b1.5b1.5b1.6b1.8b

Gross profit

496.4m577.3m544.9m532.6m489.1m496.0m542.4m602.5m

Gross profit Margin, %

23%22%23%24%24%25%25%25%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

121.6m330.3m386.6m

Accounts Receivable

1.1b1.2b1.2b

Inventories

803.3m796.0m674.0m

Current Assets

2.2b2.5b2.5b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Cash

788.0m109.5m134.6m379.7m547.4m273.7m141.4m207.0m

Accounts Receivable

1.5b1.5b1.4b1.4b1.3b1.3b1.4b1.5b

Inventories

996.6m938.0m872.9m817.2m755.1m696.3m728.4m786.1m

Current Assets

3.4b2.8b2.6b2.8b2.7b2.4b2.5b2.7b
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

172.3m(100.2m)52.9m

Depreciation and Amortization

179.5m214.7m222.9m

Inventories

14.4m69.0m126.0m

Accounts Payable

9.3m(70.9m)(139.3m)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021Q2, 2021

Net Income

(63.9m)(47.6m)(45.1m)55.9m57.7m86.6m66.2m219.4m

Depreciation and Amortization

47.6m105.9m159.6m57.5m112.7m169.0m56.9m107.4m

Inventories

(42.9m)22.4m72.1m(50.5m)22.0m89.6m(70.8m)(122.6m)

Accounts Payable

37.3m10.4m(85.2m)165.3m30.3m(123.4m)138.1m207.4m
USDFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

12.3 x

EV/CFO

16.4 x

Revenue/Employee

1.0m

Debt/Equity

2 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

4.4 x

P/E Ratio

14.7
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Univar Solutions Operating Metrics

FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Countries

150140130130125

Customer Locations

100 k100 k100 k100 k100 k

Distribution Facilities

600600600650600

Facilities (US)

284276278354322
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Univar Solutions Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Techi ChemDecember 18, 2020$6.8 m
Nexeo PlasticsFebruary 28, 2019$1.81 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
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Univar Solutions Revenue Breakdown

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Univar Solutions revenue breakdown by business segment: 91.8% from Chemical Distribution and 8.2% from Other

Univar Solutions revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 13.4% from Canada, 20.5% from EMEA, 60.6% from United States and 5.5% from Rest of World

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Univar Solutions Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

50-59

out of 100

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Univar Solutions Online and Social Media Presence

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Univar Solutions News and Updates

Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) Director Stephen D. Newlin Sells 13,939 Shares

Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) Director Stephen D. Newlin sold 13,939 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.00, for a total transaction of $376,353.00

Univar Solutions and Ingredion Expand Agreement to Distribute PureCircle Stevia Products

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 has reached an expanded agreement with Ingredion Inc. as its exclusive distributor of PureCircle's …

Univar Solutions Reports Strong 2021 First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Guidance on 2021

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 first quarter ended March 31, 2021

MustGrow Biologics To Collaborate With Univar Solutions On Field Trials

MustGrow Biologics (CSE: MGRO) is progressing with field trials for its TerraMG product. The company announced this morning that it has entered into an agreement for collaborative field trials for the product with that of NexusBioAg, a division of Univar Solutions (NYSE: UNVR)

Univar Solutions Inc. -- Moody's upgrades Univar Solutions to Ba2 from Ba3

Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") upgraded the Corporate Family Ratings (CFR) of Univar Solutions Inc. (Univar Solutions) to Ba2 from Ba3. Moody's also upgraded the senior secured term loans ratings to Ba2 from Ba3, and the senior unsecured rating to B1 from B2

Univar Solutions and Novozymes® Provide Biological Solutions that Address Growing Health-Consciousness and Sustainability Demand in the Food Market

Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar Solutions" or "the Company"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, and Novozymes, the world leader in biological solutions, today announced a new agreement to expand the partnership into the United States and C…
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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, Nicholas W. Alexos and Jorge C. Buckup.

  • How many employees does Univar Solutions have?

    Univar Solutions has 9,457 employees.

  • What is Univar Solutions revenue?

    Latest Univar Solutions annual revenue is $8.3 b.

  • What is Univar Solutions revenue per employee?

    Latest Univar Solutions revenue per employee is $874 k.

  • Who are Univar Solutions competitors?

    Competitors of Univar Solutions include Olin Corporation, Brenntag and IMCD.

  • Where is Univar Solutions headquarters?

    Univar Solutions headquarters is located at 3075 Highland Pkwy #200, Downers Grove.

  • Where are Univar Solutions offices?

    Univar Solutions has offices in Downers Grove, Bedford Park, Commerce, Conroe and in 88 other locations.

  • How many offices does Univar Solutions have?

    Univar Solutions has 97 offices.