The Valspar Corporation (VAL) – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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The Valspar Corporation (VAL) – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

– Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
– Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
– SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
– Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
– Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
– Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
– Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
– Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
– Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
– Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
– Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
– Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

The Valspar Corporation (Valspar) is a paint and coatings manufacturer. The company develops, manufactures and distributes a broad range of coatings, paints and related products worldwide. It also manufactures and sells specialty polymers and colorants, besides it markets furniture protection plans, and furniture care and repair products. Valspar sells its products through distribution network including paint dealers and mass merchants in the US, retail outlets in China and home centers like Lowe’s under several brands including Valspar, Cabot, De Beer, House of Kolor, Plasti-Kote, Huarun, Guardsman and Octoral.

The Valspar Corporation Key Recent Developments

Dec 01, 2014 Valspar Names Les H. Ireland Executive Vice President And President Global Consumer Paint
Nov 25, 2014 Valspar Reports Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results
Nov 25, 2014 Valspar Announces $1.5 Billion Share Repurchase Program And 15% Dividend Increase
Aug 19, 2014 Valspar Declares Quarterly Dividend

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5

  • Section 1
  • – About the Company 6
    The Valspar Corporation – Key Facts 6
    The Valspar Corporation – Key Employees 7
    The Valspar Corporation – Key Employee Biographies 8
    The Valspar Corporation – Major Products and Services 9
    The Valspar Corporation – History 10
    The Valspar Corporation – Locations And Subsidiaries 13
    Head Office 13
    Other Locations & Subsidiaries 13
    The Valspar Corporation – Key Manufacturing Facilities 16

  • Section 2
  • – Company Analysis 17
    The Valspar Corporation – Business Description 17
    The Valspar Corporation – Corporate Strategy 18
    The Valspar Corporation – SWOT Analysis 19
    SWOT Analysis – Overview 19
    The Valspar Corporation – Strengths 19
    Strength – Strong Operating Network 19
    Strength – Major Support – Coatings 19
    The Valspar Corporation – Weaknesses 20
    Weakness – Customer Concentration 20
    Weakness – Weak Liquidity Position 20
    The Valspar Corporation – Opportunities 21
    Opportunity – Eco-friendly Materials Offer Opportunities 21
    Opportunity – Increasing Opportunities in Emerging Markets 21
    Opportunity – Increasing Demand for Paints & Coatings 21
    Opportunity – Acquisition of Madison Chemicals 21
    The Valspar Corporation – Threats 22
    Threat – Environment Regulations 22
    Threat – Increase in Price of Raw Materials 22
    Threat – Intense Competition 22
    The Valspar Corporation – Key Competitors 23

  • Section 3
  • – Company Financial Ratios 24
    Financial Ratios – Capital Market Ratios 24
    Financial Ratios – Annual Ratios 25
    Performance Chart 27
    Financial Performance 27
    Financial Ratios – Interim Ratios 28
    Financial Ratios – Ratio Charts 29

  • Section 4
  • – Company’s Recent Developments 30
    Dec 01, 2014: Valspar Names Les H. Ireland Executive Vice President And President Global Consumer Paint 30
    Nov 25, 2014: Valspar Reports Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results 31
    Nov 25, 2014: Valspar Announces $1.5 Billion Share Repurchase Program And 15% Dividend Increase 32
    Aug 19, 2014: Valspar Declares Quarterly Dividend 33
    Aug 12, 2014: Valspar Reports Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Results 34
    May 19, 2014: Valspar Declares Quarterly Dividend 35
    May 19, 2014: Valspar Reports Fiscal 2014 Second-Quarter Results 36
    Feb 19, 2014: Valspar Declares Quarterly Dividend 37
    Feb 12, 2014: Valspar Reports Fiscal 2014 First-Quarter Results 38
    Jan 17, 2014: Valspar Announces Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast for Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Results 39

  • Section 5
  • – Appendix 40
    Methodology 40
    Ratio Definitions 40
    About GlobalData 44
    Contact Us 44
    Disclaimer 44



    List of Tables
    The Valspar Corporation, Key Facts 6
    The Valspar Corporation, Key Employees 7
    The Valspar Corporation, Key Employee Biographies 8
    The Valspar Corporation, Major Products and Services 9
    The Valspar Corporation, History 10
    The Valspar Corporation, Other Locations 13
    The Valspar Corporation, Subsidiaries 13
    The Valspar Corporation, Key Manufacturing Facilities 16
    The Valspar Corporation, Key Competitors 23
    The Valspar Corporation, Ratios based on current share price 24
    The Valspar Corporation, Annual Ratios 25
    The Valspar Corporation, Interim Ratios 28
    Currency Codes 40
    Capital Market Ratios 40
    Equity Ratios 41
    Profitability Ratios 41
    Cost Ratios 42
    Liquidity Ratios 42
    Leverage Ratios 43
    Efficiency Ratios 43



    List of Figures
    The Valspar Corporation, Performance Chart (2010 – 2014) 27
    The Valspar Corporation, Ratio Charts 29

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