Dow Chemical Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of Dow Chemical Co (DOW) from 2012 to 2016. Dow Chemical reported a total net income of $4.3 billion during 2016. Dow Chemical generated a total of $48.2 billion revenues during 2016. Dow Chemical net profit margin was 9% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Dow Chemical Net Profit From 2012 To 2016

Here are the net profit and the net profit margin details of Dow Chemical during the last five years:

  • Dow Chemical reported a total net profit of $1.2 billion and a net profit margin of 2.1% during 2012.
  • Dow Chemical reported a total net profit of $4.8 billion and a net profit margin of 8.4% during 2013.
  • Dow Chemical reported a total net profit of $3.8 billion and a net profit margin of 6.5% during 2014.
  • Dow Chemical reported a total net profit of $7.7 billion and a net profit margin of 15.8% during 2015.
  • Dow Chemical reported a total net profit of $4.3 billion and a net profit margin of 9% during 2016.

Why Analyze Net Profit Margin?

Net Profit Margin (also known as net margin) is one of the most commonly used profitability ratio. Net profit margin represents the money a company makes on every dollar of sales. It is computed by dividing the total net income of a company with its total revenues. A positive net margin means the company generated more revenues than its costs and expenses. A negative net margin means the company spent more on its costs and expenses than the revenues it generated.

Net profit margin analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding the extent of a company's profits or losses. A high positive net margin means the company can keep more money for itself and can possibly invest it into the business to generate more revenues in the future. A high negative net margin means the company is losing a lot of money and its survival will be difficult unless the company grows revenues at a faster rate or cuts its costs and expenses. Common cost cutting measures include outsourcing, employee layoffs, and business units shutdowns or divestitures. Second, a company's historical profit margin analysis along with its revenue forecast analysis can help in forecasting the future profits of a company. Third, a company's net margin comparison with the other companies in the same industry or the industry average can help identify the operationally most efficient companies. A comparison of net margins of companies in different industries can help identify the most profitable business models.

Dow Chemical Ranking

With $48.2 billion revenues, Dow Chemical ranked number 57 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For example, Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments.

Dow Chemical is associated with Basic Materials Sector and Chemicals Industry.

With $48.2 billion revenues, Dow Chemical ranked number 1 of all the companies in the US Basic Materials sector. There were a total of 114 public companies in the US Basic Materials sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Basic Materials sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Dow Chemical ($48.2 billion)
  2. Lyondellbasell Industries ($29.2 billion)
  3. DuPont ($24.6 billion)
  4. Nucor ($16.2 billion)
  5. Freeport-McMoRan ($14.8 billion)
  6. PPG Industries ($14.8 billion)
  7. Monsanto ($13.5 billion)
  8. Arconic ($12.4 billion)
  9. Sherwin Williams ($11.9 billion)
  10. Praxair ($10.5 billion)

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.

With $48.2 billion revenues, Dow Chemical ranked number 1 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:

  1. Dow Chemical ($48.2 billion)
  2. Lyondellbasell Industries ($29.2 billion)
  3. DuPont ($24.6 billion)
  4. PPG Industries ($14.8 billion)
  5. Monsanto ($13.5 billion)
  6. Sherwin Williams ($11.9 billion)
  7. Praxair ($10.5 billion)
  8. Huntsman ($9.7 billion)
  9. Air Products ($9.5 billion)
  10. Eastman ($9 billion)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $48.2 billion revenues, Dow Chemical was in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 239 companies in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With -1.3% revenue growth year-over-year, Dow Chemical was in the Low negative revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 384 companies in the Low negative revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 9%, Dow Chemical was in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 1086 companies in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products that are used as raw materials in the manufacture of customer's products and services worldwide. The company's Agricultural Sciences segment provides crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products, urban pest management solutions, and healthy oils. Its Consumer Solutions segment offers customized materials using technology and chemistries for specialty applications, such as semiconductors and organic light-emitting diodes, adhesives, and foams for use in the transportation industry; cellulosics and other polymers for pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions; and silicone solutions for consumer goods and automotive applications. The company's Infrastructure Solutions segment provides architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation products, adhesives, and microbial protection products for the oil and gas industry, telecommunications, and light and water technologies. Its Performance Materials & Chemicals segment offers chlorine and caustic soda; industrial solutions; and isocyanates, polyols, polyurethane systems, and propylene oxide/propylene glycols. The company's Performance Plastics segment provides elastomers, polyolefin plastomers, and ethylene propylene diene monomer elastomers; wire and cable insulation, semiconductive, and jacketing compound solutions, as well as bio-based plasticizers; acrylics, polyethylene, and polyolefin plastomers; and ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, octane, aromatics co-products, and crude c4 products, as well as products for power, steam, and other utilities. It serves packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture sectors. The Dow Chemical Company has a collaboration agreement with 1QB Information Technologies to develop quantum computing tools for the chemicals and materials science technology spaces. The company was founded in 1897 and is based in Midland, Michigan.

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Revenues Analysis

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This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Dow Chemical Co (DOW) from 2012 to 2016. Dow Chemical generated a total of $48.2 billion revenues during 2016. Dow Chemical reported a revenue growth of -1.3% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

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This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of Dow Chemical Co (DOW) from 2002 to 2016. Dow Chemical generated a total of $48.2 billion revenues during 2016. Dow Chemical reported a revenue growth of -1.3% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

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Profit Analysis

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This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of Dow Chemical Co (DOW) from 2012 to 2016. Dow Chemical reported a total net income of $4.3 billion during 2016. Dow Chemical generated a total of $48.2 billion revenues during 2016. Dow Chemical net profit margin was 9% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

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Cost & Expenses Analysis

Dow Chemical (DOW) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2012 To...

This report provides the last five years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of Dow Chemical Co (DOW) from 2012 to 2016. Dow Chemical spent a total of $37.6 billion on COGS during 2016. Dow Chemical generated a total of $48.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dow Chemical spent 78.2% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Dow Chemical (DOW) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis From 2012...

This report provides the last five years research and development (R&D) expenses of Dow Chemical Co (DOW) from 2012 to 2016. Dow Chemical spent a total of $1.6 billion on research and development (R&D) activities during 2016. Dow Chemical generated a total of $48.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dow Chemical spent 3.3% of its total revenues on R&D activities during 2016. The R&D spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Dow Chemical (DOW) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of Dow Chemical Co (DOW) from 2012 to 2016. Dow Chemical spent a total of $3.3 billion on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. Dow Chemical generated a total of $48.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dow Chemical spent 6.9% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Working Capital Analysis

Dow Chemical (DOW) Inventory Spending Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years inventory spending analysis of Dow Chemical Co (DOW) from 2012 to 2016. Dow Chemical invested a total of $7.4 billion on inventories during 2016. Dow Chemical generated a total of $48.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dow Chemical invested 15.3% of its total revenues on inventories during 2016. The inventory numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Dow Chemical (DOW) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of Dow Chemical Co (DOW) from 2012 to 2016. Dow Chemical invested a total of $9.7 billion on accounts receivable during 2016. Dow Chemical generated a total of $48.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dow Chemical invested 20.2% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Dow Chemical (DOW) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of Dow Chemical Co (DOW) from 2012 to 2016. Dow Chemical invested a total of $7.4 billion on accounts payable during 2016. Dow Chemical generated a total of $48.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dow Chemical invested 15.4% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Asset Management Analysis

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This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of Dow Chemical Co (DOW) from 2012 to 2016. Dow Chemical invested a total of $23.5 billion on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. Dow Chemical generated a total of $48.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dow Chemical invested 48.8% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Dow Chemical (DOW) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of Dow Chemical Co (DOW) from 2012 to 2016. Dow Chemical invested a total of $21.3 billion on Intangible assets during 2016. Dow Chemical generated a total of $48.2 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dow Chemical invested 44.2% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

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