The Chemours Company provides performance chemicals in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts, and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment manufactures and sells titanium dioxide (TiO2) under the Ti-Pure brand name to deliver whiteness, brightness, opacity, and protection in various applications, such as architectural and industrial coatings, flexible and rigid plastic packaging, PVC window profiles, laminate papers, and coated papers and paperboards used for packaging. The Fluoroproducts segment provides fluoroproducts, including refrigerants, industrial fluoropolymer resins, coatings, and other downstream products under the Teflon, Viton, Krytox, and Nafion brand names. The Chemical Solutions segment offers industrial and specialty chemicals used in gold production, oil refining, agriculture, industrial polymers, and other industries. This segment provides mining solutions; and performance chemicals and intermediates, such as methylamines, glycolic acid, and Vazo free radical initiators. The Chemours Company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.
Business Analysis of Chemours
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- Revenue Growth: Chemours reported a revenue growth of -5.5% year-on-year during 2016. Chemicals Industry grew at -4.1% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Chemours spent 79.4% of its total revenues on COGS. Chemicals industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 70.2%
- R&D share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Chemours spent 1.5% of its total revenues on R&D. Chemicals industry average R&D spending in the same period was 2.5%
- SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Chemours spent 17.3% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Chemicals industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 13.0%
- Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Chemours spent 14.2% of its total revenues on Inventories. Chemicals industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 14.6%
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Chemours invested 16.4% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Chemicals industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 12.6%
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Chemours invested 14.9% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Chemicals industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 16.8%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Chemours invested 51.6% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Chemicals industry average PPE investment in the same period was 52.9%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Chemours invested 3.1% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Chemicals industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 31.4%
- Net Margins: Chemours Net Margins in the year 2016 were 0.1%. Chemicals industry average Net Margins in the same period were 8.1%
Sector and Industry Association of Chemours
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Chemours is associated with Basic Materials Sector and Chemicals Industry.
Basic Materials sector is comprised of the following industries: Metal Mining; Coal Mining; Chemicals. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:
- Metal Mining industry includes companies primarily engaged in mining, developing mines, or exploring for precious metals such as Gold, Silver, Platinum and base metals such as Iron, Copper, Aluminum, Lead, and Zinc. It also includes companies that manufacture alloys such as steel.
- Coal Mining industry includes companies engaged in the exploration for and/or mining of coal.
- Chemicals industry includes companies that produce and/or distribute commodity and specialty chemicals. The companies manufacture three general classes of products: (1) basic chemicals, such as acids, alkalies, salts, and organic chemicals; (2) chemical products to be used in further manufacture, such as synthetic fibers, plastics materials, dry colors, and pigments; and (3) finished chemical products to be used as materials or supplies in other industries, such as paints, fertilizers, and explosives.
Industry Ranking of Chemours
With $5.4 billion revenues, Chemours ranked number 13 of all the companies in the US Chemicals industry. There were a total of 66 public companies in the US Chemicals industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top-10 companies in the US Chemicals industry by revenues during 2016 were:
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