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Sherwin-Williams Overview

(S&P Rating: BBB)

Founded over 150 years ago, Sherwin-Williams is an international leader of retail, commercial, professional, and industrial paint and coating products. The company operates over 5,100 stores and facilities across five continents and offer company-manufactured products under the brand names Sherwin-Williams, Valspar, Dutch Boy, HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams, and more, through retail stores, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. In June of 2017, Sherwin-Williams acquired Valspar for over $9 billion and announced an over-25% year-over-year revenue increase at the end of the 2017. The company current ranks 236th on the Fortune 500 list.

Key Financials (2017)

Total Revenue:$14.98 billion
Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth:26.39%
Gross Profit:$6.78 billion
Net Income:$1.77 billion

Company Information

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Sherwin-Williams is made up of three divisions: The Americas Group, operating exclusive stores with Sherwin-Williams products in North America and Latin America; the Consumer Brands Group, selling specialized products through retailers across four continents; the Performance Coatings Group, selling industrial, protective, and automotive coatings and finishes in 110 countries. Among all three divisions, over 60,000 people are employed by Sherwin-Williams.

Sherwin-Williams is looking ahead by continuing growth through construction and remodeling across North America, and implementing additional prices on raw materials as needed to combat inflation. The company expects a consistent annual compounding rate of approximately 5% net revenue growth through 2020.

Further Resources

  Company Site | Investor News & Annual Reports | NYSE: SHW

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