Agrium Inc. (AGU) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Date: March 22, 2016
Pages: 68
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Agrium Inc. (AGU) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Agrium Inc. (AGU) - 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

Agrium Inc. (Agrium) formerly known as Cominco Fertilizers, Ltd., is a chemical company. The company is one of the leading retail and wholesale producer and distributor of agricultural nutrients. It produces and market three primary groups of nutrients: nitrogen, phosphate and potash as well as controlled-release fertilizers and micro-nutrients. Agrium operates through three segments, namely, Wholesale, Retail and Agrium Advanced Technologies (AAT). The wholesale unit produces, markets and distributes nitrogen, phosphate and potash for agricultural and industrial customers across the world. Its retail business unit is the largest direct-to-grower distributor of seed, agricultural crop protection products and crop nutrients. The AAT business unit develops and markets controlled-release fertilizer technologies that offer customers economic value and environmental advantages. Agrium serves various specialty, industrial and agriculture markets. Geographically, the company operates in various regions including the US, Canada, Europe, South America, Australia, Asia and Argentina. Agrium is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Agrium Inc. Key Recent Developments

Feb 25, 2016: Agrium Announces Appointment Of New Directors To The Board
Feb 09, 2016: Agrium Reports Strong Fourth Quarter Results
Nov 05, 2015: Agrium Reports Solid Third Quarter And Expects Strong Fall Crop Input Demand
Sep 03, 2015: Marianne Harris Steps Down From Agriums Board Of Directors
Aug 05, 2015: Agrium Reports Strong Results Despite Challenging Market Conditions

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers. - The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company. - The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

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Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
SECTION 1 - ABOUT THE COMPANY

Agrium Inc. - Key Facts
Agrium Inc. - Key Employees
Agrium Inc. - Key Employee Biographies
Agrium Inc. - Major Products and Services
Agrium Inc. - History
Agrium Inc. - Company Statement
Agrium Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries
Joint Venture

SECTION 2 – COMPANY ANALYSIS

Agrium Inc. - Business Description
Agrium Inc. - Corporate Strategy
Agrium Inc. - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
Agrium Inc. - Strengths
Strength - Substantial Operational Base
Strength - Segment Growth - Retail Performance
Agrium Inc. - Weaknesses
Weakness - Declined Operational Performance
Agrium Inc. - Opportunities
Opportunity - Increasing Need: Improved Agricultural Production
Opportunity - Business Expansion Initiatives
Agrium Inc. - Threats
Threat - Growing Competition
Threat - Stringent Regulations
Agrium 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
Agrium Inc., Recent Deals Summary

SECTION 4 – COMPANY’S RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Feb 25, 2016: Agrium Announces Appointment Of New Directors To The Board
Feb 09, 2016: Agrium Reports Strong Fourth Quarter Results
Nov 05, 2015: Agrium Reports Solid Third Quarter And Expects Strong Fall Crop Input Demand
Sep 03, 2015: Marianne Harris Steps Down From Agriums Board Of Directors
Aug 05, 2015: Agrium Reports Strong Results Despite Challenging Market Conditions
May 29, 2015: Agrium Reports Ammonia Gas Leak At Texas Chemical Plant
May 06, 2015: Agrium Announces First Quarter Results
Feb 23, 2015: Agrium Announces Fourth Quarter Results
Jan 19, 2015: Mayo Schmidt To Rejoin Agrium's Board Of Directors

SECTION 5 – APPENDIX

Methodology
Ratio Definitions
About GlobalData
Contact Us
Disclaimer

LIST OF TABLES

Agrium Inc., Key Facts
Agrium Inc., Key Employees
Agrium Inc., Key Employee Biographies
Agrium Inc., Major Products and Services
Agrium Inc., History
Agrium Inc., Subsidiaries
Agrium Inc., Joint Venture
Agrium Inc., Key Competitors
Agrium Inc., Ratios based on current share price
Agrium Inc., Annual Ratios
Agrium Inc., Interim Ratios
Agrium Inc., Recent Deals Summary
Currency Codes
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios

LIST OF FIGURES

Agrium Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)
Agrium Inc., Ratio Charts
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