NYSE:UNVR - Univar Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$26.99 +0.22 (+0.82 %)
(As of 06/25/2018 01:42 AM ET)
Previous Close$26.99
Today's Range$26.86 - $27.1850
52-Week Range$25.79 - $31.95
Volume2.27 million shs
Average Volume756,244 shs
Market Capitalization$3.78 billion
P/E Ratio19.42
Dividend YieldN/A
Univar logoUnivar Inc. distributes commodity and specialty chemical products, and related services worldwide. It offers herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, seeds, micro and macro nutrients, horticultural products, fertilizers, and feeds; storage, packaging, and logistics services for crop protection companies, storing chemicals, feed-grade materials, and seed and equipment parties; and pest control products and equipment. The company also provides organic, inorganic, and polymer chemistries; enzymes, surfactants, solvents, dispersants, thickeners, bleaching aides, builders, sealants, acids, alkalis, and other chemicals for the manufacture of cleaning products; resins, pigments, solvents, thickeners, dispersants, and other additives; and epoxy resins, polyurethanes, titanium dioxides, fumed silica, esters, plasticizers, silicones, and specialty amines. In addition, it offers thickeners, emulsifiers, sweeteners, preservatives, leavening agents, and humectants, as well as texturizer and fat replacement products that include xanthan gum, locust bean gum, cellulosics, and guar gum; acidulants and alkalis; and supplements and related products. Further, the company provides chemicals and services, as well as specialty blended products for the energy sector; surfactants, emollients, emulsifiers, rheology modifiers, active ingredients, colors, preservatives, and processing aids for the personal care industry; pharmaceutical ingredients and products, such as aspirin, ascorbic acid, caffeine, and ibuprofen, as well as excipients, which include phosphates, polyethylene glycols, polysorbates, methylcellulose, stearyl alcohol, and stearates. Additionally, the company offers transportation and warehousing infrastructure, and chemicals and hazardous materials handling, as well as waste management services. It distributes its products through warehouse and direct-to-consumer delivery channels. Univar Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Chemicals & allied products
SectorBasic Materials


Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.30
Current Ratio1.73
Quick Ratio1.09


Trailing P/E Ratio19.42
Forward P/E Ratio15.34
P/E Growth1.55

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.25 billion
Price / Sales0.46
Cash Flow$2.8990 per share
Price / Cash9.31
Book Value$7.73 per share
Price / Book3.49


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.39
Net Income$119.80 million
Net Margins1.93%
Return on Equity19.20%
Return on Assets3.59%


Outstanding Shares141,300,000

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Univar (NYSE:UNVR) Frequently Asked Questions

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) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 10th. The basic materials company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.04. The basic materials company had revenue of $2.16 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.12 billion. Univar had a net margin of 1.93% and a return on equity of 19.20%. The company's revenue was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.16 EPS. View Univar's Earnings History.

When is Univar's next earnings date?

Univar is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, August, 3rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Univar.

What guidance has Univar issued on next quarter's earnings?

Univar issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 10th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.65-1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.69.

What price target have analysts set for UNVR?

7 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Univar's shares. Their forecasts range from $24.00 to $39.00. On average, they expect Univar's stock price to reach $33.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Univar.

Who are some of Univar's key competitors?

Who are Univar's key executives?

Univar's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Stephen D. Newlin, Chairman & CEO (Age 65)
  • Mr. David C. Jukes, Pres & COO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Carl J. Lukach, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 63)
  • Mr. George J. Fuller, Sr. VP of Local Chemical Distribution - USA (Age 54)
  • Mr. Nick Powell, Pres of EMEA & APAC (Age 51)

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 served 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.

Has Univar been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about UNVR stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Univar earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 44.15 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are Univar's major shareholders?

Univar's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Temasek Holdings Private Ltd (9.96%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (5.46%), Iridian Asset Management LLC CT (5.10%), BlackRock Inc. (3.13%), Franklin Resources Inc. (2.89%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.69%). Company insiders that own Univar stock include Associates Viii Ltd Cd&R, Christopher D Pappas, Christopher Oversby, Dahlia Investments Pte Ltd, Edward J Mooney, Erik Viens, George J Fuller, Mark John Byrne and Nv Univar. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Univar.

Which institutional investors are selling Univar stock?

UNVR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Westfield Capital Management Co. LP, Victory Capital Management Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Temasek Holdings Private Ltd, Franklin Resources Inc., Baird Financial Group Inc. and Federated Investors Inc. PA. Company insiders that have sold Univar company stock in the last year include Associates Viii Ltd Cd&R, Dahlia Investments Pte Ltd and Mark John Byrne. View Insider Buying and Selling for Univar.

Which institutional investors are buying Univar stock?

UNVR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marcato Capital Management LP, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Osterweis Capital Management Inc., Park West Asset Management LLC, Zimmer Partners LP, Soapstone Management L.P., Iridian Asset Management LLC CT and Highbridge Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Univar stock in the last two years include Christopher D Pappas and Edward J Mooney. View Insider Buying and Selling for Univar.

How do I buy shares of Univar?

Shares of UNVR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Univar's stock price today?

One share of UNVR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $26.99.

How big of a company is Univar?

Univar has a market capitalization of $3.78 billion and generates $8.25 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $119.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.39 on an earnings per share basis. Univar employs 8,600 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Univar?

Univar's mailing address is 3075 HIGHLAND PARKWAY SUITE 200, DOWNERS GROVE IL, 60515. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 331-777-6000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Univar (UNVR)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  125 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  217 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  342
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Univar and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe UNVR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe UNVR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/25/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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