Univar Company Profile (NYSE:UNVR)

About Univar (NYSE:UNVR)

Univar logoUnivar Inc. is a distributor of commodity and specialty chemicals. The Company operates through four segments: Univar USA (USA); Univar Canada (Canada); Univar Europe and the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Rest of World. The Company's USA segment supplies a range of commodity and specialty chemicals, as well as services to a range of end markets, including manufacturing and industrial production sectors in the United States. In the United States, it services these multiple end markets with one-to-three day order times from nearby facilities. It repackages and blends bulk chemicals for shipment by its transportation fleet, as well as common carriers. Its Canadian operations are regionally focused, supplying a range of commodity and specialty chemicals to the local customer base. In Eastern Canada, it primarily focuses on industrial markets, such as food ingredients and products, pharmaceutical ingredients and finished products, coatings and adhesives, and chemical manufacturing.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Commodity Chemicals Wholesale
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:UNVR
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.univar.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $4.30542 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 140,195,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $29.87
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $30.10
  • 52 Week Range: $17.00 - $33.15
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.34
  • P/E Growth: 1.91
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $8.07 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.53
  • Book Value: $6.24 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.92
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $469.6 million
  • Net Margins: -0.74%
  • Return on Equity: 14.58%
  • Return on Assets: 2.26%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.32%
  • Current Ratio: 1.68%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.10%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 911,316 shs.
  • Beta: 1.43
  • Short Ratio: 2.21
 
Frequently Asked Questions for Univar (NYSE:UNVR)

What is Univar's stock symbol?

Univar trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "UNVR."

How were Univar's earnings last quarter?

Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May, 5th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $2 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.95 billion. Univar had a positive return on equity of 14.58% and a negative net margin of 0.74%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.10 earnings per share. View Univar's Earnings History.

When will Univar make its next earnings announcement?

Univar is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, August, 4th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Univar.

Where is Univar's stock going? Where will Univar's stock price be in 2017?

7 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Univar's shares. Their forecasts range from $21.00 to $39.00. On average, they expect Univar's stock price to reach $28.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Univar.

What are analysts saying about Univar stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Univar stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Univar Inc. is a distributor of chemicals and innovative services. The Company offers solvents, resins, pigments, acids, bases, surfactants, glycols, inorganic compounds and alcohols. It also offers transportation and warehousing infrastructure, chemicals and hazardous materials handling services. The Company's operating geographical segments include Univar USA, Univar Canada, Univar Europe and the Middle East as well as Rest of World. It serves coatings and adhesives, food, oil and gas, personal care and pharmaceutical industries. Univar Inc. is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois. " (7/19/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "The macro environment remains sluggish, but Univar's recent preannouncement should help focus the discussion on end-market trends (largely known), productivity targets (more granularity needed) and competitive dynamics (benign, but most likely not improving near-term)." (2/2/2017)

Who are some of Univar's key competitors?

Who are Univar's key executives?

Univar's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Stephen D. Newlin, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • David C. Jukes, President, Chief Operating Officer
  • Carl J. Lukach, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Michael Hildebrand, President - Canada and Global Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
  • Nick Powell, President - EMEA & APAC
  • George J. Fuller, Executive Vice President - Global Sourcing and Basic Chemicals
  • Manian Ramesh, Executive Vice President - Business Development
  • Eric W. Foster, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Ian Gresham, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Jeffrey Carras, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

When did Univar IPO?

(UNVR) raised $420 million in an IPO on Thursday, June 18th 2015. The company issued 20,000,000 shares at $20.00-$22.00 per share. Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman Sachs and BofA Merrill Lynch acted as the underwriters for the IPO and Barclays, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, Jefferies, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, HSBC, Moeli, Wells Fargo Securities, Lazard, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and William Blair were co-managers.

Who owns Univar stock?

Univar's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A. (0.08%), First Quadrant L P CA (0.06%), Quotient Investors LLC (0.04%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.04%), Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc. (0.02%) and Aperio Group LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own Univar stock include Associates Viii Ltd Cd&R, Christopher D Pappas, Christopher Oversby, Cvc European Equity Partners I, Dahlia Investments Pte Ltd, Edward J Mooney, Erik Viens, George J Fuller, J Erik Fyrwald, Nv Univar and Stephen D Newlin. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Univar.

Who sold Univar stock? Who is selling Univar stock?

Univar's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A., Bank of Montreal Can and Fox Run Management L.L.C.. Company insiders that have sold Univar stock in the last year include Associates Viii Ltd Cd&R, Christopher Oversby, Dahlia Investments Pte Ltd, Erik Viens, George J Fuller and Nv Univar. View Insider Buying and Selling for Univar.

Who bought Univar stock? Who is buying Univar stock?

Univar's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Quadrant L P CA, Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc. and Aperio Group LLC. Company insiders that have bought Univar stock in the last two years include Christopher D Pappas, Edward J Mooney, J Erik Fyrwald and Stephen D Newlin. View Insider Buying and Selling for Univar.

How do I buy Univar stock?

Shares of Univar can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Univar's stock price today?

One share of Univar stock can currently be purchased for approximately $30.71.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Univar (NYSE UNVR)
Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  72 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  132 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  204
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Univar and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Univar (NYSE:UNVR) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.57)
Consensus Price Target: $28.67 (6.65% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Univar (NYSE:UNVR)
Show:
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/6/2017Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageSell$24.00HighView Rating Details
5/17/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$36.00 -> $39.00LowView Rating Details
2/13/2017Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuy$35.00N/AView Rating Details
12/15/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
12/9/2016Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$22.00 -> $31.00N/AView Rating Details
8/16/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$20.00 -> $21.00N/AView Rating Details
8/11/2016Bank of America CorporationSet Price TargetBuy$20.00 -> $22.00N/AView Rating Details
5/11/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$22.00N/AView Rating Details
7/30/2015Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$24.50N/AView Rating Details
7/28/2015SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageNeutral$27.00N/AView Rating Details
7/28/2015William BlairInitiated CoverageMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Univar (NYSE:UNVR)
Earnings by Quarter for Univar (NYSE:UNVR)
Earnings History by Quarter for Univar (NYSE UNVR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/4/2017$0.32N/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2017Q1 2017$0.22$0.19$1.95 billion$2.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2017Q416$0.17$0.27$1.89 billion$1.81 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2016Q316$0.20$0.17$2.07 billion$2.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2016Q216$0.16$0.29$2.23 billion$2.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q116$0.10$0.10$1.97 billion$2.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q415$0.08($0.02)$1.98 billion$1.97 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q315$0.26$0.12$2.29 billion$2.21 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215($0.12)$2.86 million$2.51 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Univar (NYSE:UNVR)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.09 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.51 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History for Univar (NYSE:UNVR)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Univar (NYSE:UNVR)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.82%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.40%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Univar (NYSE:UNVR)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Univar (NYSE:UNVR)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Univar (NYSE:UNVR)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/7/2017George J FullerSVPSell3,200$31.83$101,856.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2017Associates Viii Ltd. Cd&RMajor ShareholderSell11,000,000$28.70$315,700,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/20/2017Edward J MooneyDirectorBuy3,500$29.35$102,725.00View SEC Filing  
12/19/2016Christopher OversbyInsiderSell151,172$26.21$3,962,218.12View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016Dahlia Investments Pte. Ltd.Major ShareholderSell4,475,627$25.08$112,248,725.16View SEC Filing  
12/7/2016Erik ViensSVPSell2,000$26.44$52,880.00View SEC Filing  
9/20/2016Christopher OversbyInsiderSell22,241$20.01$445,042.41View SEC Filing  
9/19/2016Christopher OversbyInsiderSell18,362$20.22$371,279.64View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Nv UnivarMajor ShareholderSell20,527,358$19.00$390,019,802.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016Christopher D PappasDirectorBuy5,000$19.33$96,650.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016Christopher D PappasDirectorBuy5,000$19.26$96,300.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2016Cvc European Equity Partners IMajor ShareholderSell4,500,000$17.55$78,975,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Stephen D NewlinDirectorBuy22,000$16.79$369,380.00View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Christopher D. PappasDirectorBuy30,000$15.77$473,100.00View SEC Filing  
9/30/2015J Erik FyrwaldCEOBuy10,000$18.75$187,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2015Carl J LukachCFOBuy1,000$22.00$22,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2015Cvc European Equity Partners IMajor ShareholderSell23,491,268$21.76$511,169,991.68View SEC Filing  
6/23/2015Erik ViensSVPBuy9,000$22.00$198,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2015J Erik FyrwaldCEOBuy20,000$22.00$440,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2015Stephen N LandsmanEVPBuy5,000$22.00$110,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Univar (NYSE:UNVR)
Latest Headlines for Univar (NYSE:UNVR)
Source:
DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : UNVR-US : July 20, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 21 at 8:18 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 21 at 7:58 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades Univar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 19 at 5:34 PM
prnewswire.com logoPre-Market Technical Pulse on Chemicals Stocks -- Rayonier Advanced Materials, Sociedad Quimica y Minera de ... - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - July 18 at 9:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Univar Inc. (UNVR) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $2.27 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 13 at 9:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar Inc. to Report 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results on August 4
finance.yahoo.com - July 12 at 8:45 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Anticipate Univar Inc. (UNVR) to Post $0.31 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 11 at 10:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar Inc. (NYSE:UNVR) Research Coverage Started at Berenberg Bank
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 9 at 8:06 AM
nasdaq.com logoUnivar Shares Cross Below 200 DMA
www.nasdaq.com - July 6 at 3:33 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar Inc. -- Moody's reviews Univar's ratings for upgrade
finance.yahoo.com - July 1 at 8:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar Inc. (UNVR) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 26 at 8:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Anticipate Univar Inc. (UNVR) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $2.27 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 17 at 7:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar Inc. (UNVR) Downgraded by BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 16 at 3:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar Inc. (UNVR) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.31 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 15 at 10:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : UNVR-US : June 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 15 at 3:24 PM
prnewswire.com logoUnivar Launches Botanicals and Dietary Enzymes for the Canadian Market from ...
www.prnewswire.com - June 2 at 3:51 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar Launches Botanicals and Dietary Enzymes for the Canadian Market from Innophos Inc.
finance.yahoo.com - June 2 at 3:00 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar Inc (UNVR) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 30 at 9:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Univar, Inc. : May 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 7:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar Inc (UNVR) Given Buy Rating at Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 12:54 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoOptions Traders Expect Huge Moves in Univar (UNVR) Stock
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 9:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar Presents Growth Strategy and Three- and Five-Year Financial Targets
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 7:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Univar, Inc. : May 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 12 at 3:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar Inc (UNVR) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 11:56 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar, Inc. :UNVR-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 9, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 7:55 PM
zacks.com logoUnivar's (UNVR) Q1 Earnings Trail Estimates, Revenues Top
www.zacks.com - May 9 at 9:51 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar's (UNVR) Q1 Earnings Trail Estimates, Revenues Top
finance.yahoo.com - May 9 at 9:51 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar Reports 2017 First Quarter Financial Results
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 12:51 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar's (UNVR) Q1 Earnings Miss, Sales Top Estimates
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 12:51 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UNVR earnings conference call or presentation 5-May-17 1:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 6 at 12:51 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar Inc (UNVR) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.02 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 3:18 PM
marketbeat.com logoUnivar misses 1Q profit forecasts
marketbeat.com - May 5 at 6:31 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:UNVR) : May 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 2:59 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCan Chemical Stocks UNVR, KRO Q1 Earnings Surprise on May 5?
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 9:59 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCF Industries (CF) Q1 Earnings Miss, Sales Beat Estimates
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 9:59 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar Appoints David C. Jukes President & Chief Operating Officer
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 9:59 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar Inc (UNVR) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Friday
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 11:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar Inc (UNVR) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 10:43 AM
zacks.com logoWill Univar (UNVR) Spring a Surprise this Earnings Season?
www.zacks.com - May 3 at 10:00 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar Announces Exclusive Canadian Distribution Agreement with Siegfried AG
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 10:00 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : UNVR-US : May 3, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 10:00 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar Inc (UNVR) Given "Buy" Rating at Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 12:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar (UNVR) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 4:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnivar Names Jeffrey Carr as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 7:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$1.93 Billion in Sales Expected for Univar Inc (UNVR) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 10:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar (UNVR) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 11:35 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.22 EPS Expected for Univar Inc (UNVR) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 11:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar (UNVR) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 11:54 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar (UNVR) Earning Somewhat Critical News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 11:01 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnivar (UNVR) Given Media Impact Score of 0.56
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 9:41 AM

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