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Last $96.67 USD
Change Today -1.35 / -1.38%
Volume 884.0K
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wr grace & co (GRA) Snapshot

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$97.65
Previous Close
$98.02
Day High
$98.34
Day Low
$96.42
52 Week High
02/5/15 - $104.90
52 Week Low
10/14/14 - $79.06
Market Cap
7.1B
Average Volume 10 Days
524.5K
EPS TTM
$4.13
Shares Outstanding
73.0M
EX-Date
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P/E TM
23.4x
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Dividend Yield
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wr grace & co (GRA) Details

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: 02/25/15
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

Grace Catalysts Technologies Reports Unaudited Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

Grace Catalysts Technologies reported unaudited earnings results for the fourth quarter of 2014. For the quarter, the company's sales were $319.8 million, an increase of 9.2% compared with the prior-year quarter. The increase was due to higher sales volumes and improved pricing, partially offset by unfavorable currency translation. Operating income increased 37.4% to $108.7 million primarily due to higher gross profit.

Grace Materials Technologies Reports Unaudited Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

Grace Materials Technologies reported unaudited earnings results for the fourth quarter of 2014. For the quarter, the company's sales were $205.6 million, a decrease of 4.3% compared with the prior-year quarter. The decrease was due to unfavorable currency translation and lower sales volumes, which more than offset improved pricing. Operating income decreased 10.0% to $41.3 million.

W.R. Grace & Co. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014 ; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

W.R. Grace & Co. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net income of $15.5 million, or $0.21 per diluted share. Net income for the prior-year quarter was $29.7 million, or $0.38 per diluted share. Adjusted EBIT increased 21% to $167.9 million, and fourth quarter Adjusted EPS increased 26% to $1.37 per diluted share. Net Sales were $804.1 million increased 3.5% compared with the prior-year quarter, due to higher sales volumes (+5.4%) and improved pricing (+1.4%), partially offset by unfavorable currency translation (-3.3%). Adjusted EBIT of $167.9 million increased 21.1% from the prior-year quarter primarily due to an increase in segment operating income, including the benefit of acquisitions. Income before income taxes was $5.6 million against $15.7 million for the same period a year ago. Adjusted EPS (non-GAAP) was $1.37 against $1.09 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $202.7 million against $169.9 million for the same period a year ago. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2014, was $276.3 million, or $3.63 per diluted share, compared with $256.1 million, or $3.30 per diluted share for the prior year. Adjusted EBIT increased 14% to $626.2 million, and full-year Adjusted EPS increased 1% to $4.43 per diluted share. The company's sales increased 6.0% to $3.24 billion as higher sales volumes (+6.7%) and favorable pricing (+0.4%) more than offset unfavorable currency translation (-1.1%). The company adjusted EBIT was $626.2 million increased 13.7% compared with the prior-year period due to an increase in segment operating income, including the benefit of acquisitions, and a gain related to the termination of certain retiree benefit plans. Net cash used for operating activities was $1.47 billion compared with net cash provided by operating activities of $515.9 million in the prior year. The year-over-year change in cash flow primarily was due to payments of $1.95 billion as a result of the companyâ s emergence from Chapter 11 and settlement of the deferred payment obligation to the asbestos personal injury trust. Adjusted Free Cash Flow was $452.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2014, compared with $429.7 million in the prior year. Income before income taxes was $334.3 million against $360.6 million for the same period a year ago. Adjusted EPS (non-GAAP) was $4.43 against $4.39 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $763.3 million against $673.9 million for the same period a year ago. Capital expenditures were $171.2 million against $156.2 million for the same period a year ago. The company expects 2015 Adjusted EBIT to be 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. The company expects a currency headwind to Adjusted EBIT of about $50 million and to Adjusted EPS of about $0.45 per share. The company expects 2015 Adjusted Free Cash Flow to be at least $430 million, including a favorable impact to 2015 cash flow by at least $120 million, or at least $1.65 per share due to Grace's low cash tax rate compared with its expected effective tax rate of 35%.

 

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