The Sherwin-Williams Co.

The Sherwin-Williams Co.

The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Overview
Date Founded

1866

Headquarters

101 West Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115-1075, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

53.4K

Industries

Building Products & Construction Materials
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing
Retail: Home Improvement

Company Description

sherwin-Williams has been in business since 1866. The Company's core business is the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products. Sherwin-Williams has annually increased dividends since 1979.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President-Corporate Controller

President & Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

President & General Manager, Global Supply Chain Division, Consumer Brands Group

President Performance Coatings Group

Benefit Plan Administrator

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

Board of Directors

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Owens Corning

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Wendy's International LLC

Former Fiduciary Director at Indiana University Foundation

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Pension Fund

Former President & Chief Operating Officer at Avon Products, Inc.

Former Executive Chairman at Lincoln Electric International Holding Co.

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at FedEx Freight, Inc.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Swagelok Co.

Former Group President, Resource Industries at Caterpillar, Inc.

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MFS Investment Management utilizes various investment techniques to implement its investment strategies, including, but not limited to, long and short-term purchases, short sales, margin transactions, options, and exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives or other methods to seek to achieve performance. They employ a variety of methods to evaluate securities, including fundamental and quantitative analysis. MFS Investment Management offers fundamental, active and research-driven equity strategies that strive for less volatility relative to benchmarks and greater value through changing markets. Fixed income strategy offers total return focused and credit oriented approach. Multi-Asset strategy is goal-oriented, diversified and disciplined investment approach that combines broad diversification across multiple asset classes, active asset allocation, and bottom-up security selection. MFS' retirement solutions are designed with a goal of maximizing growth and supporting income over a lifetime by focusing on long-term returns. MFS Blended Research is an approach to active equity management that combines the firm's fundamental research expertise with highly systematic quantitative research.

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FCC-IM offers specialized and balanced mandates for pension funds of large Canadian corporations, endowments, foundations, religious organizations, charitable organizations and major municipality and university funds. The firm's institutional investment strategies include: fixed-income, Canadian equity, Liability-driven investing (LDI), non-traditional, asset allocation and ethical and ESG strategies. Their institutional fixed-income strategies include: money market, active universe, active long-term, active short-term municipal, infrastructure bonds, infrastructure debt, tactical, integrated universe, integrated short-term, integrated short/mid-term, corporate bonds, preferred shares, high yield bonds, and global. FCC-IM's Canadian equity strategies include: growth, core, small-cap, small cap core, high income equity, and Selexia. They offer US, international, global, global focus and all-country foreign equity strategies. Their non-traditional strategies include North American market neutral, long/short, short-term currency and bonds, arbitrage, diversified lending, infrastructure, real estate, multi-strategy income, and income opportunities. The firm also offers balanced, balanced core, balanced integrated, mandates and the EFT (Endowment, Foundation and Trust) Fund. Their ethical and ESG strategies include: active fixed income, Canadian equity value, US equity, global, and the EFT (Endowment, Foundation and Trust) Fund.

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EdgePoint Investment Group seeks to buy growth companies at value prices. The firm makes long-term investments viewing stock as an ownership interest in a company and seeking to acquire these ownership stakes at prices below their assessment of their true worth. EdgePoint Investment Group focuses on companies with strong competitive positions, defendable barriers to entry and long-term growth prospects that are run by competent management teams. These holdings generally reflect their views looking out more than five years. EdgePoint Investment Group buy good, undervalued businesses and hold them until the market fully recognizes their potential. They sell a security for one of two reasons. First, if their thesis about the company is deemed no longer valid. If the firm can no longer stand behind their thesis, they can no longer stand behind an ownership interest in the business and the position is sold. Second, there's a constant culling process whereby they continuously strive to upgrade the quality of their portfolios with better ideas. For fixed income investments, EdgePoint Investment Group looks for securities that provide an attractive return through coupon payments and/or capital appreciation while focusing on the borrower's (or bond issuer's) ability to meet its debt obligations through the payment of periodic coupons and the return of the original principal at maturity. EdgePoint Investment Group can invest in all forms of corporate debt including senior secured bonds, subordinated debentures and convertibles. Sovereign governments, provincials and asset-backed securities are also available to them if the opportunity arises.

Recent Transactions
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The Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases Phoenix Fire Protection, Inc.

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The Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases The Valspar Corp.

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The Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases Coating & Industrial Technologies Pty Ltd.

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Transaction Advisors
Accountant

Advised onThe Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases Thompson Minwax Holding Corp from Forstmann & Company, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onThe Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases The Valspar Corp.

Legal Advisor

Advised onThe Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases The Valspar Corp.

Legal Advisor

Advised onThe Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases Arch Sayerlack Coatings SRL from Arch Chemicals, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onThe Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases Arch Sayerlack Coatings SRL from Arch Chemicals, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onThe Sherwin-Williams Co. purchases The Valspar Corp.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Jones Day

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Partner at Jones Day

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Partner at Jones Day

Clients

In 1969, the Detroit-based J.L. Hudson Company merged with the Dayton Corporation to form the Dayton-Hudson Corporation

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. engages in the design and sale of single-family and multi-family homes. It operates through the following geographical segments: West, East, and Southeast. The West segment includes Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas. The East segment consists of Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Southeast segment comprises Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The company was founded in November 1993 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Walmart, Inc. engages in retail and wholesale business. It operates through the following business segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment perates as a merchandiser of consumer products, operating under the Walmart, Wal-Mart, and Walmart Neighborhood Market brands, as well as walmart.com and other eCommerce brands. The Walmart International segment manags supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, and cash & carryl. The Sam's Club segment comprises membership-only warehouse clubs and samsclubs.com. The company was founded by Samuel Moore Walton and James Lawrence Walton in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, AR.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$41.6B
Total Enterprise Value
$46.6B
Earnings Per Share
$11.67
Revenue
$17.5B
Net Profit
$1.11B
EBITDA
$2.5B
EBITDAMargin
14.27%
Total Debt
$9.34B
Total Equity
$3.73B
Enterprise Value Sales
2.66x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
18.61x
TEVNet Income
42x
Debt TEV
0.2x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
15.64%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
11.48%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
$5,000
2005
$1,000
2000
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Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP Oil & Gas | Indianapolis, IN

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Competitors
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Masco Corporation Building Products & Construction Materials - TAYLOR, MI

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BASF SE Chemicals - Ludwigshafen am Rhein, RP

BASF SE engages in the provision of chemicals. It offers a range of chemicals and intermediates solutions. It operates through the following segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials and Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. The Chemical segment refers to basic chemicals and intermediates portfolio, which comprises of solvents, plasticizers and high-volume monomers to glues and electronic chemicals as well as raw materials for detergents, plastics, textile fibers, paints and coatings, plant protection and pharmaceuticals. The Performance Products segment pertains the product portfolio which contains vitamins and other food additives as well as ingredients for pharmaceuticals and for hygiene, home and personal care items. The Functional Materials and Solutions segment pertains to the bundle system solutions, services and products such as catalysts, battery materials, engineering plastics, polyurethane system, automotive and industrial coating and concrete admixtures as well as constructive systems such as tile adhesive and decorative paints. The Agricultural Solutions segment is the crop protection products guard against fungal diseases. The Other segment is the exploration and production activities. The Oil & Gas segment focus on exploration and production in oil and gas-rich regions in Europe, North Africa, Russia, South America and the Middle East. The company was founded on April 6, 1865 and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany.

Awards & Honors
Rank #253
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #253
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #99
2014
Forbes - World's 100 Most Innovative Companies
Sponsored by Forbes Magazine
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