Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA

Overview
Headquarters

Les Miroirs, 18, avenue d'Alsace, Courbevoie, 92400, FRA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

179K

Industries

Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Other Raw Materials
Building Products & Construction Materials
Metal Manufacturing & Products
Engineering, Construction & Architecture

Company Description

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA engages in the production and distribution of construction materials. It operates through the following business segments: Innovative Materials, Construction Products, and Building Distribution. The Innovative Materials segment offers a unique portfolio of materials and processes for the habitat and industrial markets. The Construction Products segment offers interior and exterior solutions to enhance the comfort of buildings and homes, including plaster, acoustic and thermal insulation, wall facing, roofing and pipe systems. The Building Distribution segment serves the new building, renovation and home improvement markets. The company was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Courbevoie, France.

Executives & Employees

Executive Director, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director

Executive Director

Executive Director

Executive Director

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Senior Vice President & Head-Flat Glass Activity

Head, Building Distribution Sector

Board of Directors

Executive Director, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA

Co Chairman at Fabrique de Lindustrie

Chairman & President at Le Cercle de l'Industrie

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Companhia de Gás de São Paulo-Comgás

Executive Director at Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA

Manager at Legrand SNC

Former Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Co., Inc.

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens SA (France)

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Institut Mérieux SA

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First Eagle Investment Management (FEIM) s a global, value-oriented investment manager that seeks to produce consistent absolute returns over the long-term without regard for industry benchmarks. They construct well-diversified portfolios through cautious security selection with an emphasis on risk aversion. The firm focuses on investments with a substantial margin of safety, healthy balance sheets and clear business models. First Eagle employs bottom-up security analysis that is independent of broad market conditions or industry trends and focuses on downside protection. FEIM currently manages the following primary investment strategies: Global Value & International Value; High Yield; US Opportunities, Multi-Asset Absolute Return; International Small Cap Value; World Opportunities; and Tail Hedge.

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DNCA is an active, risk-averse, value-oriented manager which focuses on absolute performance over the long-term. Their investment philosophy emphasizes quality and having a safety margin for all investments, aiming to avoid volatility. Their investment approach is bottom-up and is based on fundamental research.The firm invests in European equity, seeking to invest in undervalued companies that are shareholder conscious and have quality management, sound financials, a strong market position, positive momentum and upside potential. They build concentrated portfolios through a conviction-based stock-picking investment process where they narrow down the investment universe through quantitative screening. Key factors in stock selection are yield and price-to-earnings ratio.Portfolio managers jointly approve investment decisions. Once investments reach their valorization potential they are gradually divested.DNCA's in-house research includes company visits. They outsource supplementary sector-specific research from sector specialists.

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Amundi-IM is an active manager which invests through funds in all asset classes and main currencies. They are market leaders in Euro fixed-income, global fixed-income, money market and credit activities with a solid presence in European equities and strong niche areas of expertise in Japanese and emerging market equities.The firm believes that overall analysis of a company, including economic, social and environmental aspects, allows for better assessment of the risks and opportunities that may affect its long-term valuation.

Recent Transactions
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Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, CertainTeed Corporation purchase Hunter Douglas NV /North American Ceilings Bus from Hunter Douglas NV

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Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA purchases h.k.o. Isolier- und Textiltechnik GmbH

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CoBe Capital LLC purchases Glassolutions Saint-Gobain Ltd. from Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA

Transaction Advisors
Accountant

Advised onCompagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, Orchardflint Plc purchase Meyer International Plc

Investment Advisor

Advised onMeadWestvaco Corporation purchases Saint-Gobain Calmar, Inc. from Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA

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Advised onMeadWestvaco Corporation purchases Saint-Gobain Calmar, Inc. from Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA

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Advised onMeadWestvaco Corporation purchases Saint-Gobain Calmar, Inc. from Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA

Counsel

Advised onOwens Corning purchases Saint-Gobain Vetrotex International /Reinforcements Business from Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA

Legal Advisor

Advised onpalero capital GmbH purchases Gallhöfer Dach GmbH from Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Chair, Business Development Group at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP

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Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP

Clients

Home Depot, Inc. is a home improvement retailer, which engages in the sale of building materials and home improvement products. Its products include building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products, and decor products. It offers home improvement installation services and tool and equipment rental. The company was founded by Bernard Marcus, Arthur M. Blank, Kenneth Gerald Langone and Pat Farrah on June 29, 1978 and is headquartered at Atlanta, GA.

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Fastenal Co. engages in the provision of fasteners, tools, and supplies which can help in the manufacture of products, build structures, protect personnel, and maintain facilities and equipment. It products include cutting tools and metalworking; fasteners; material handling, storage and packaging; power transmission and motors; tools and equipment; electrical; abrasives; hydraulics and pneumatics; plumbing; lifting and rigging; raw materials; fleet and automotive; welding; office products and furniture; janitorial; and lighting. The company was founded by Robert A. Kierlin, Michael M. Gostomski, Henry K. McCannon, John D. Remick, and Stephen M. Slaggie in November 1967 and is headquartered in Winona, MN.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$17.3B
Total Enterprise Value
$31.7B
Earnings Per Share
$2.84
Revenue
$40.8B
Net Profit
$1.57B
EBITDA
$4.13B
EBITDAMargin
10.13%
Total Debt
$9.14B
Total Equity
$18.9B
Enterprise Value Sales
0.78x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
7.67x
TEVNet Income
20.25x
Debt TEV
0.29x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-0.2%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-1.13%
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PetroVietnam Low Pressure Gas Distribution JSC Power & Utilities | Ho Chi Minh City, SG

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