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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.05
NYSE:UNVR's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. NYSE:UNVR: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:UNVR' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.16
Current: 0.05
0.05
0.16
Equity-to-Asset 0.23
NYSE:UNVR's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. NYSE:UNVR: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:UNVR' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.08 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.23
0.04
0.23
Debt-to-Equity 2.00
NYSE:UNVR's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
96% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. NYSE:UNVR: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:UNVR' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 4.74 Max: 15.64
Current: 2
2
15.64
Debt-to-EBITDA 4.43
NYSE:UNVR's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
78% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. NYSE:UNVR: 4.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:UNVR' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.43  Med: 6.81 Max: 10.82
Current: 4.43
4.43
10.82
Interest Coverage 3.19
NYSE:UNVR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
89% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 29.84 vs. NYSE:UNVR: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:UNVR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.32 Max: 3.19
Current: 3.19
0.86
3.19
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 2.43
Beneish M-Score: -2.45
WACC vs ROIC
9.02%
9.21%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 5.01
NYSE:UNVR's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.34 vs. NYSE:UNVR: 5.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:UNVR' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.54  Med: 3.65 Max: 5.01
Current: 5.01
2.54
5.01
Net Margin % 2.00
NYSE:UNVR's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
74% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. NYSE:UNVR: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:UNVR' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.03  Med: -0.39 Max: 2
Current: 2
-2.03
2
ROE % 14.70
NYSE:UNVR's ROE % is ranked higher than
77% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.43 vs. NYSE:UNVR: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:UNVR' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -81.39  Med: -7.4 Max: 15.08
Current: 14.7
-81.39
15.08
ROA % 3.09
NYSE:UNVR's ROA % is ranked lower than
63% of the 1134 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. NYSE:UNVR: 3.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:UNVR' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.79  Med: -0.56 Max: 3.13
Current: 3.09
-6.79
3.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 19.29
NYSE:UNVR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
69% of the 1130 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.65 vs. NYSE:UNVR: 19.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:UNVR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.75  Med: 13.96 Max: 20.87
Current: 19.29
4.75
20.87
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -6.70
NYSE:UNVR's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
92% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NYSE:UNVR: -6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:UNVR' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9  Med: -6.7 Max: 13.2
Current: -6.7
-9
13.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -0.70
NYSE:UNVR's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. NYSE:UNVR: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:UNVR' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10  Med: 1.9 Max: 12.4
Current: -0.7
-10
12.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 105.20
NYSE:UNVR's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. NYSE:UNVR: 105.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:UNVR' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 105.2
Current: 105.2
0
105.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2018

UNVR Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Joel Greenblatt 99,291 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,738 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 1,496,472 sh (+8.09%)
Ron Baron 2,750,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Chuck Royce 653,539 sh (-1.58%)
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Q2 2018

UNVR Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Jim Simons 167,795 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 792,539 sh (+21.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,030 sh (+1.02%)
Ron Baron 2,750,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,496,472 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q3 2018

UNVR Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Seth Klarman 1,771,100 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 1,700,709 sh (+13.65%)
Chuck Royce 836,039 sh (+5.49%)
Jim Simons 218,500 sh (+30.22%)
Paul Tudor Jones 36,988 sh (+27.41%)
Ron Baron 2,750,000 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2018

UNVR Guru Trades in Q4 2018

Joel Greenblatt 52,261 sh (New)
Seth Klarman 9,500,000 sh (+436.39%)
Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 1,592,677 sh (-6.35%)
Chuck Royce 630,039 sh (-24.64%)
Ron Baron 2,500,000 sh (-9.09%)
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals    NAICS: 424690    SIC: 5169
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Traded in other countries:0UV.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Univar Inc is a distributor of commodity and specialty chemicals. The company's chemicals portfolio includes acids and bases, surfactants, glycols, inorganic compounds, alcohols, as well as general and other specialty chemicals.

Univar Inc manufactures and sells a variety of specialty chemicals and chemical-based products. The company sells chemicals to a variety of end users including customers in the coating and adhesives, agriculture, chemical manufacturing, food ingredients, cleaning and sanitization, pharmaceuticals, personal care, and mining industries. Univar also offers a range of services that include automated tank monitoring, chemical waste management, and specialty chemical blending. The company organizes itself into four segments based on geography: United States; Canada; Europe and the Middle East and Africa; and rest of world. The majority of revenue comes from the United States.

Guru Investment Theses on Univar Inc

First Eagle Comments on Univar Inc. - Dec 05, 2018

Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR), which distributes chemicals, announced a defini-tive agreement to acquire Nexeo Solutions, a global chemi-cals and plastic distributor, in a stock and cash deal valued at roughly $2 billion. We believed this transaction could add significant value for Univar shareholders due to the synergies and scale that it created. We were comfortable with the valua-tion Univar paid.



From First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio)'s First Eagle Fund of America's third-quarter 2018 shareholder commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about Univar Inc

Univar Solutions Expands the Dow Beauty Care Specialties Organic Product Range Agreement in Greece
Univar Solutions Announces Full Year 2019 Combined Guidance
Univar Completes Acquisition of Nexeo Solutions, Creating Univar Solutions
Univar Shareholders Approve Acquisition of Nexeo Solutions
Univar and Nexeo Solutions Announce Divestiture of Nexeo's Plastics Distribution Business to One Rock Capital Partners
Univar Inc. to Report 2018 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results on February 8
Univar Sets Date for a Special Shareholder Meeting for Vote on Merger Agreement with Nexeo Solutions
Univar to Distribute for Kao Chemicals Europe in Spain and Portugal
Univar Appointed Distributor for Sino Lion's Full Line of Sustainable Beauty and Personal Care Ingredients
First Eagle Comments on Univar Inc. Guru stock highlight
Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR), which distributes chemicals, announced a defini-tive agreement to acquire Nexeo Solutions, a global chemi-cals and plastic distributor, in a stock and cash deal valued at roughly $2 billion. We believed this transaction could add significant value for Univar shareholders due to the synergies and scale that it created. We were comfortable with the valua-tion Univar paid. Read more...

Ratios

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PE Ratio 18.21
UNVR's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.54 vs. UNVR: 18.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
UNVR' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.73  Med: 34.14 Max: 473.25
Current: 18.21
13.73
473.25
PE Ratio without NRI 18.21
UNVR's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
53% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. UNVR: 18.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
UNVR' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.73  Med: 34.14 Max: 473.25
Current: 18.21
13.73
473.25
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 19.42
UNVR's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
62% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.77 vs. UNVR: 19.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
UNVR' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.1  Med: 25.4 Max: 121.01
Current: 19.42
7.1
121.01
PB Ratio 2.65
UNVR's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. UNVR: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
UNVR' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.99  Med: 3.36 Max: 5.48
Current: 2.65
1.99
5.48
PS Ratio 0.38
UNVR's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. UNVR: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
UNVR' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.38
0.17
0.56
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 16.23
UNVR's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
52% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. UNVR: 16.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
UNVR' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.96  Med: 17.11 Max: 30.67
Current: 16.23
7.96
30.67
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.94
UNVR's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
54% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.12 vs. UNVR: 10.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
UNVR' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.55  Med: 11.26 Max: 19.82
Current: 10.94
4.55
19.82
EV-to-EBIT 16.86
UNVR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.73 vs. UNVR: 16.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
UNVR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13  Med: 25.6 Max: 91.5
Current: 16.86
13
91.5
EV-to-EBITDA 11.22
UNVR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
54% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. UNVR: 11.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
UNVR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.6  Med: 12.4 Max: 23.5
Current: 11.22
8.6
23.5
EV-to-Revenue 0.71
UNVR's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
77% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. UNVR: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
UNVR' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.7 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.71
0.5
0.9
PEG Ratio 9.45
UNVR's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. UNVR: 9.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
UNVR' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.13  Med: 7.5 Max: 195.9
Current: 9.45
2.13
195.9
Current Ratio 1.64
UNVR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. UNVR: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
UNVR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 1.7 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.64
1.6
1.77
Quick Ratio 1.04
UNVR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. UNVR: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
UNVR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.18
Current: 1.04
1.04
1.18
Days Inventory 46.50
UNVR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 64.18 vs. UNVR: 46.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
UNVR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.43  Med: 41.39 Max: 46.5
Current: 46.5
14.43
46.5
Days Sales Outstanding 46.29
UNVR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 68.33 vs. UNVR: 46.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
UNVR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.04  Med: 44.95 Max: 46.98
Current: 46.29
41.04
46.98
Days Payable 50.17
UNVR's Days Payable is ranked higher than
55% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 56.72 vs. UNVR: 50.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
UNVR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.74  Med: 42.88 Max: 53.3
Current: 50.17
32.74
53.3

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.90
UNVR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -3.80 vs. UNVR: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
UNVR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12  Med: -0.2 Max: 10.7
Current: -0.9
-12
10.7

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.16
UNVR's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. UNVR: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
UNVR' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.75 Max: 1.85
Current: 1.16
0.92
1.85
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.87
UNVR's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. UNVR: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
UNVR' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.23
Current: 0.87
0.55
1.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.93
UNVR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
54% of the 1133 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. UNVR: 5.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
UNVR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.1  Med: 3.9 Max: 7.7
Current: 5.93
1.1
7.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 6.42
UNVR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
74% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. UNVR: 6.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
UNVR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.8  Med: 8.6 Max: 14.9
Current: 6.42
5.8
14.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $8,632.50
EPS (TTM) $ 1.22
Beta1.65
Volatility38.67%
52-Week Range $16.33 - 31.23
Shares Outstanding (Mil)169.73

Analyst Estimate

Dec19
Revenue (Mil $)
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $)
EPS ($) 2.10
EPS without NRI ($) 2.10
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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