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Ashland Inc. (ASH) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Ashland Inc. (ASH) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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  • 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.

Ashland Inc. (Ashland) is a specialty chemical manufacturing company. It is also into chemical distribution. It is one of the top players in cellulose ethers, vinyl pyrrolidones and biofunctionals. The product line comprises biocides, flocculants, converting additives, corrosion inhibitors, composite polymers, dispersants, cleaners, coagulants, defoamers, specialty resins, adhesives, lubricants and coatings. It offers products to diverse industries such as transportation, water and wastewater treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, personal care, construction and energy. Ashland markets its products under several brands including Valvoline, Eagle One, Car Brite, Zerex and Flexbon. The company has presence across all the major markets of the world. Ashland is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky, the US.

Ashland Inc. Key Recent Developments

Dec 03, 2014: Ashland Announces Price Increase For N-Methylpyrrolidone
Nov 14, 2014: Ashland Board Of Directors Elects William A. Wulfsohn As Chairman And Chief Executive Officer
Nov 13, 2014: Ashland: Board Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
Nov 05, 2014: Ashland Reports Preliminary Financial Results For Fourth Quarter Of Fiscal 2014
Sep 03, 2014: Ashland Launches Arotran 770 TLM Series Resins Enabling Production Of Lower-Density Class A SMC Parts

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Section 1 - About the Company
Ashland Inc. - Key Facts
Ashland Inc. - Key Employees
Ashland Inc. - Key Employee Biographies
Ashland Inc. - Major Products and Services
Ashland Inc. - History
Ashland Inc. - Company Statement
Ashland Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries
Section 2 – Company Analysis
Ashland Inc. - Business Description
Ashland Inc. - Corporate Strategy
Ashland Inc. - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
Ashland Inc. - Strengths
Strength - Geographic Diversity
Strength - Valvoline Business Operations
Ashland Inc. - Weaknesses
Weakness - Environmental Issues
Ashland Inc. - Opportunities
Opportunity - Growing Paint and Coatings Industry
Opportunity - Launch of New Products
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives
Ashland Inc. - Threats
Threat - Stringent Regulations
Threat - Competitive Market
Threat - Raw Material Risks
Ashland Inc. - Key Competitors
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Performance Chart
Financial Performance
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts
Section 4 – Company’s, Lifesciences Financial Deals and Alliances
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016
Ashland Inc., Recent Deals Summary
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments
Nov 03, 2015: Ashland Reports Preliminary Financial Results For Fourth Quarter Of Fiscal 2015
Sep 22, 2015: Ashland Announces Plan To Separate Into Two Independent, Publicly Traded Companies
Jul 31, 2015: Ashland Announces Plan For New Office Building On Its Lexington Campus
Jul 29, 2015: Ashland Reports Preliminary Financial Results For Third Quarter 2015
Jun 23, 2015: Ashland Announces Entry Into New Credit Agreement
Apr 29, 2015: Ashland Reports Preliminary Financial Results For Second Quarter Of Fiscal 2015
Apr 22, 2015: Fernandez-Moreno Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Ashland And President Of Chemicals Group
Apr 01, 2015: Ashland Brings Enduring Dimension To Hair Repair With The Introduction Of N-DurHance A-1000 Conditioning Polymer
Feb 23, 2015: New Valvoline Instant Oil Change Service Centers Open In Ohio And Tennessee
Jan 29, 2015: Ashland Board Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
Section 6 – Appendix
Ratio Definitions
About GlobalData
Contact Us
List of Tables
Ashland Inc., Key Facts
Ashland Inc., Key Employees
Ashland Inc., Key Employee Biographies
Ashland Inc., Major Products and Services
Ashland Inc., History
Ashland Inc., Other Locations
Ashland Inc., Subsidiaries
Ashland Inc., Affiliate
Ashland Inc., BusinessUnit
Ashland Inc., Key Competitors
Ashland Inc., Ratios based on current share price
Ashland Inc., Annual Ratios
Ashland Inc., Interim Ratios
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016
Ashland Inc., Recent Deals Summary
Currency Codes
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios
List of Figures
Ashland Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)
Ashland Inc., Ratio Charts
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016

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