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Last $97.19 USD
Change Today +0.12 / 0.12%
Volume 692.3K
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W. R. Grace & Co. produces and sells specialty chemicals and materials worldwide. It operates through three segments: Grace Catalysts Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies, and Grace Construction Products. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment offers fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts for the production of transportation fuels, such as gasoline and diesel fuels, and other petroleum-based products; FCC additives; and hydro processing catalysts used in process reactors to upgrade heavy oils into lighter. This segment also provides polyolefin catalysts and catalyst supports for the production of polypropylene and polyethylene thermoplastic resins; and chemical catalysts used in various industrial, environmental, and consumer applications, as well as gas-phase polypropylene process technology to manufacture polypropylene products. The Grace Materials Technologies segment offers silica-based and silica-alumina-based engineered materials used in coatings and print media, consumer, and industrial applications, as well as pharmaceutical, life science, and related applications; and packaging materials, including can and closure sealants, coatings for cans and closures, and scavenging technologies. The Grace Construction Products segment provides specialty construction chemicals, such as concrete admixtures and polymeric fibers; additives for cement processing; admixtures for masonry concrete; and process control solutions for ready-mix concrete. This segment also offers specialty building materials for new construction and renovation/repair projects that include waterproofing membranes and roofing underlayments for commercial and residential buildings; chemical grouts for use in waterproofing and soil stabilization applications; air and vapor barriers; cementitious grouts and mortars; passive fire protection; and products for decorative/architectural concrete. W. R. Grace & Co. was founded in 1854 and is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland.

6,500 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/23/15
Founded in 1854

wr grace & co (GRA) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $2.5M
President and Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.4M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.4M
Vice President of Government Relations and En...
Total Annual Compensation: $313.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

wr grace & co (GRA) Key Developments

W.R. Grace & Co. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Affirms Earnings Guidance for 2015

W.R. Grace & Co. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $720.6 million compared with $744.5 million for the same period last year. Income before income taxes was $81.5 million compared with $80.1 million for the same period last year. Net income attributable to W. R. Grace & Co. shareholders was $52.7 million or $0.72 diluted per share compared with $50.1 million $0.64 diluted per share for the same period last year. Adjusted EBIT was $117.0 million or $0.82 per share compared with $111.3 million $0.77 per share for the same period last year. Net cash used by operating activities was $373.6 million compared to $1,253.3 million for the same period last year. Capital expenditures were $40.7 million compared with $40.1 million for the same period last year. Adjusted free cash flow was $87.4 million compared with $66.4 million for the same period last year. Free Cash Flow was negative of $414.3 million compared with $1,293.4 million for the same period last year. The company affirms its outlook for 2015 adjusted EBIT in the range of $675 million to $705 million on a constant currency basis, an increase of 8% to 13% compared with 2014. The company expects 2015 adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $815 million to $845 million on a constant currency basis, an increase of 7% to 11% compared with 2014. The company expects adjusted EPS to be in the range of $5.05 to $5.45 per share on a constant currency basis, an increase of 14% to 23% over 2014. Using current exchange rates, including the euro at $1.07, the company expects a currency headwind to adjusted EBIT of approximately $60 million and to Adjusted EPS of approximately $0.55 per share. The company continues to expect 2015 adjusted free cash flow to be at least $430 million, including a favorable impact to 2015 cash flow of approximately $120 million, equivalent to $1.65 per share, due to Grace's low cash tax rate compared with its expected effective tax rate.

W.R. Grace Seeks Acquisitions

Fred Festa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) responded to the query regarding outlook for acquisitions and inclination to do deals by saying, " don't think it's changed our outlook. We've done them around the globe as well. And we continue to be inquisitive on that side of it, and we will if those good opportunities come up. We're going through the spin-out now, so a number of resources are dedicated to that, but not to the effect that we find something good, we would buy -- we would buy that."

W.R. Grace & Co. to Report Q1, 2015 Results on Apr 23, 2015

W.R. Grace & Co. announced that they will report Q1, 2015 results at 6:00 AM, US Eastern Standard Time on Apr 23, 2015


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