Top 50 U.S. Chemical Producers | May 14, 2012 Issue - Vol. 90 Issue 20 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 20 | pp. 22-25
Issue Date: May 14, 2012

Top 50 U.S. Chemical Producers

Sales and profits climb once again but capitalization wanes
Department: Business
Keywords: top 50, ranking, economy, M&A, mergers and acquisitions

C&EN’s latest survey of the Top 50 U.S. chemical companies illustrates two seemingly contradictory trends. Companies’ sales and profits climbed robustly last year, and chemical deal-making was strong. Both are signs of a strong industry. On the other hand, chemical stocks mostly slumped, a harbinger of weakness.

This is no paradox. A lot can happen in a year. And 2011, the year that provided the financial results for the ranking, saw its share of ups . . .

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