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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 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.

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Ashland Inc. (ASH) - 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

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

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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- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

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- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

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Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

Table of Contents

Table of Contents  2
List of Tables  4
List of Figures  5

Section 1 - About the Company  6
Ashland Inc. - Key Facts  6
Ashland Inc. - Key Employees  7
Ashland Inc. - Key Employee Biographies  8
Ashland Inc. - Major Products and Services  9
Ashland Inc. - History  11
Ashland Inc. - Company Statement  17
Ashland Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries  19
Head Office  19
Other Locations & Subsidiaries  19
Affiliate  20
BusinessUnit  20

Section 2 – Company Analysis  21
Ashland Inc. - Business Description  21
Ashland Inc. - Corporate Strategy  22
Ashland Inc. - SWOT Analysis  23
SWOT Analysis - Overview  23
Ashland Inc. - Strengths  23
Strength - Geographic Diversity  23
Strength - Valvoline Business Operations  23
Ashland Inc. - Weaknesses  24
Weakness - Environmental Issues  24
Ashland Inc. - Opportunities  25
Opportunity - Growing Paint and Coatings Industry  25
Opportunity - Launch of New Products  25
Opportunity - Strategic Initiatives  25
Ashland Inc. - Threats  26
Threat - Stringent Regulations  26
Threat - Competitive Market  26
Threat - Raw Material Risks  26
Ashland Inc. - Key Competitors  27

Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios  28
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios  28
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios  29
Performance Chart  31
Financial Performance  31
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios  32
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts  33

Section 4 – Company’s, Lifesciences Financial Deals and Alliances  34
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  34
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  35
Ashland Inc., Recent Deals Summary  36

Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments  37
Nov 03, 2015: Ashland Reports Preliminary Financial Results For Fourth Quarter Of Fiscal 2015  37
Sep 22, 2015: Ashland Announces Plan To Separate Into Two Independent, Publicly Traded Companies  40
Jul 31, 2015: Ashland Announces Plan For New Office Building On Its Lexington Campus  42
Jul 29, 2015: Ashland Reports Preliminary Financial Results For Third Quarter 2015  43
Jun 23, 2015: Ashland Announces Entry Into New Credit Agreement  46
Apr 29, 2015: Ashland Reports Preliminary Financial Results For Second Quarter Of Fiscal 2015  47
Apr 22, 2015: Fernandez-Moreno Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Ashland And President Of Chemicals Group  50
Apr 01, 2015: Ashland Brings Enduring Dimension To Hair Repair With The Introduction Of N-DurHance A-1000 Conditioning Polymer  51
Feb 23, 2015: New Valvoline Instant Oil Change Service Centers Open In Ohio And Tennessee  52
Jan 29, 2015: Ashland Board Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend  53

Section 6 – Appendix  54
Methodology  54
Ratio Definitions  54
About GlobalData  58
Contact Us  58

List of Tables  
Ashland Inc., Key Facts  6
Ashland Inc., Key Employees  7
Ashland Inc., Key Employee Biographies  8
Ashland Inc., Major Products and Services  9
Ashland Inc., History  11
Ashland Inc., Other Locations  19
Ashland Inc., Subsidiaries  19
Ashland Inc., Affiliate  20
Ashland Inc., BusinessUnit  20
Ashland Inc., Key Competitors  27
Ashland Inc., Ratios based on current share price  28
Ashland Inc., Annual Ratios  29
Ashland Inc., Interim Ratios  32
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  34
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  35
Ashland Inc., Recent Deals Summary  36
Currency Codes  54
Capital Market Ratios  54
Equity Ratios  55
Profitability Ratios  55
Cost Ratios  56
Liquidity Ratios  56
Leverage Ratios  57
Efficiency Ratios  57
Disclaimer  58

List of Figures  
Ashland Inc., Performance Chart (2011 - 2015)  31
Ashland Inc., Ratio Charts  33
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals By Year, 2010 to YTD 2016  34
Ashland Inc., Petrochemicals, Deals by Type, 2010 to YTD 2016  35


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