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  • Previous Rank48
  • Revenues ($M)58,167
  • Revenue Percent Change1.9%
  • Profits ($M)3,772
  • Profits Percent Change-21.2%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)55,546

Though revenues increased by less than 2% for the year, CEO Andrew Liveris is optimistic about the “new Dow”—as the company moves away from a dependency on the commodities cycle and focuses on earnings. In a shareholder meeting earlier this year, Liveris lauded Dow’s 2015 first quarter, which had $1.2 billion in cash flow thanks to operations, up nearly 50% from the previous year. The company has been on a hiring frenzy, too, adding more than 20,000 workers over the past five years—though an announced reorganization will cut 1,750 jobs this year. Millennials now account for more than half of employees.

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Company Info

CEO
Andrew N. Liveris
Industry
Chemicals
Sector
Chemicals
HQ Location
Midland, MI
Websitehttp://www.dow.com
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)58,1671.9%
Profits ($M)3,772-21.2%
Total Stockholder Equity22,423-
Employees53,216-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)55,546-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues6.5%
Profits as % of Assets5.5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity16.8%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2.87
EPS % Change (from 2013)-22%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)55.1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-0.2%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)5.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)13.8%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)2.8%