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- The Agrium Inc. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
- In the part that describes Agrium Inc. competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Agrium Inc. business.
About Agrium Inc.
Agrium, Inc. engages in retailing of agricultural products and services in the United States, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. The company also produces and markets nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets.
The company operates through three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Advanced Technologies.
Retail business unit markets crop nutrients, crop protection products, seeds, custom application and other agronomic services to customers through 826 outlets in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. The Retail business units market is primarily retail sales directly to farm customers, but also includes significant wholesale activity of crop protection products to other retail operations through the companys acquisition of UAP. The company offers custom crop nutrient application services and employs a fleet of application and nurse equipment to custom-apply these nutrients at the prescribed rates. Many of the companys crop nutrient application rigs are also capable of precision application using global positioning system (GPS) technology, which allows nutrient application rates to be adjusted when required based on GPS grid soil sample test results.
Agriums Retail business unit offers agronomic services in addition to the custom application services and soil and petiole testing previously mentioned. The Company owns and operates a laboratory in California where soil and petiole tests are performed. In its Western U.S. sales regions the Company uses a system of weather tracking stations to monitor crop disease conditions and irrigation requirements in high-value crops.
Wholesale business unit manufactures, purchases, and markets a range of nutrients including nitrogen-based, potash and phosphate-based crop nutrient products. Wholesale owns and operates five major North American nitrogen facilities, four located in Alberta, Canada and one in Borger, Texas, U.S. The majority of the nitrogen produced in Alberta is sold in Western Canada and the North Western and Northern Plains regions of the U.S. Nitrogen products from Borger are sold in the Texas Panhandle area and ammonia is sold by pipeline from Texas to the Western Cornbelt. Wholesale has a 50 percent joint venture ownership in a major nitrogen facility located in Bahia Blanca, Argentina (Profertil). Product from Profertil is sold within Argentina and to other South American destinations. The company also owns and operates various facilities that upgrade ammonia and urea to other products, such as urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solutions and nitric acid.
Wholesale owns and operates a potash mine and production facility at Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada. The companys Redwater, Alberta facility produces sulphur and phosphate-based fertilizers. A second phosphate-based fertilizer production facility and phosphate rock mine are located at Conda, Idaho, U.S. Products produced at these plants are primarily marketed within North America.
Advanced Technologies business unit comprises crop nutrient technologies and professional products, including the controlled-release crop nutrient and professional products businesses of Nu-Gro and Pursell, as well as the business units legacy controlled-release and micronutrient products. Advanced Technologies utilizes urea produced at the companys Wholesale Carseland facility in their production of ESN and Duration.
Crop nutrient technologies include the manufacturing and marketing of controlled-release crop nutrients and micronutrients that are sold to the crop nutrient industry worldwide. Agriums Advanced Technologies business unit has arrangements with distributors in North America. Controlled-release and micronutrient technology products are produced in four production facilities located in the U.S. at Sylacauga, Alabama; and Reese, Michigan; and in Canada at Courtright, Ontario and Carseland, Alberta.
Professional products include the sale of controlled-release nutrients and pest control products, primarily in North America, to the professional turf market (golf courses and lawn care companies) horticultural market (greenhouse, nursery, specialty agriculture), and the structural pest control industry (residential and commercial structures). Professional products are marketed through a network of distributors through a direct to market approach. Professional products are purchased from suppliers or produced in three production facilities located in the U.S. at Sylacauga, Alabama; and in Canada at Brighton, Ontario and Putnam, Ontario.
In 2008, Advanced Technologies launched XCU into the marketplace.
Agrium, Inc. was founded in 1931. The company was formerly known as Cominco Fertilizers, Ltd. and changed its name to Agrium, Inc. in 1995.
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1. AGRIUM INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. AGRIUM INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. AGRIUM INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. AGRIUM INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. AGRIUM INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Agrium Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Agrium Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Agrium Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Agrium Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Chemicals Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Agrium Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. AGRIUM INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. AGRIUM INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. AGRIUM INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. CANADA PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. AGRIUM INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. AGRIUM INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. AGRIUM INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Agrium Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Agrium Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Agrium Inc. Major Shareholders
Agrium Inc. History
Agrium Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Agrium Inc. Offices and Representations
Agrium Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Agrium Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Agrium Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Agrium Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Chemicals Industry Statistics
Agrium Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Agrium Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Agrium Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Agrium Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Agrium Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Agrium Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Agrium Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Agrium Inc. Article Density Chart
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Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?