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3M Company (MMM) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review


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Price $125.00
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Publisher GlobalData
Date of Report Apr 15, 2011
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3M Company (MMM) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Summary

3M Company (3M) is a diversified technology company. It is involved in the development, manufacture and marketing of innovative products and services for Consumer and Office, Display and Graphics, Electronics and Communications, Health Care, Industrial and Transportation, Safety, Security and Protection Services markets worldwide. The company has developed over 45 technology platforms, including adhesives, abrasives, light management, microreplication, nonwoven materials, nanotechnology, and surface modification. In addition, the company formed a renewable-energy division in order to tap the growing solar and wind energy market. The renewable energy division is further classified into two business units namely, Energy Generation and Energy Management. The company principally operates in North and South America; Europe Middle East and Africa; and Asia Pacific. The operations of the company are spanned across 65 countries and its products are sold across 200 countries worldwide. 3M is headquartered in Minnesota, the US.

3M Company Key Recent Developments…

Mar 29, 2011: 3M Withdraws Request For Preliminary Injunction After Andover Removes Product From Market
Mar 28, 2011: 3M And tenKsolar Partner To Get More Power From Commercial Rooftop Solar PV Arrays
Mar 24, 2011: Hospitals, Healthcare Providers To Benefit From New Premier Agreement For Adhesive Skin Closures
Mar 22, 2011: DOE Awards $4.4m To 3M To Reduce Cost Of Photovoltaic Energy Systems
Mar 21, 2011: 3M Increases Global Manufacturing Capacity For Optically Clear Adhesives

This comprehensive SWOT profile of 3M Company provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.
- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.
- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.
- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.
- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.
- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 4
Section 1 - About the Company 5
3M Company - Key Facts 5
3M Company - Key Employees 6
3M Company - Key Employee Biographies 7
3M Company - Major Products and Services 8
3M Company - History 13
3M Company - Company Statement 15
3M Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 18
Head Office 18
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 18
Section 2 – Company Analysis 23
3M Company - Business Description 23
Business Description - Consumer and Office 23
Consumer and Office - Overview 23
Consumer and Office - Financials 24
Consumer and Office - Market View 24
Consumer and Office - Technology 24
Business Description - Display and Graphics 24
Display and Graphics - Overview 24
Display and Graphics - Financials 24
Display and Graphics - Market View 24
Business Description - Electronics and Communications 24
Electronics and Communications - Overview 24
Electronics and Communications - Financials 25
Electronics and Communications - Market View 25
Electronics and Communications - Technology 25
Business Description - Health Care 25
Health Care - Overview 25
Health Care - Financials 25
Health Care - Market View 25
Health Care - Technology 26
Business Description - Industrial and Transportation 26
Industrial and Transportation - Overview 26
Industrial and Transportation - Financials 26
Industrial and Transportation - Market View 26
Industrial and Transportation - Technology 26
Business Description - Safety, Security and Protection Services 26
Safety, Security and Protection Services - Overview 26
Safety, Security and Protection Services - Financials 27
Safety, Security and Protection Services - Market View 27
3M Company - SWOT Analysis 28
SWOT Analysis - Overview 28
3M Company - Strengths 28
Strength - Operational Efficiency 28
Strength - Technological Innovation 28
Strength - Business Diversity 28
Strength - Aggressive Acquisition Strategy 29
3M Company - Weaknesses 29
Weakness - Pending Litigations 29
3M Company - Opportunities 29
Opportunity - Strategic Growth Drivers 29
Opportunity - Emerging Healthcare Markets 30
Opportunity - Business Expansion 30
Opportunity - Rising Demand for Renewable Energy Sources 31
3M Company - Threats 31
Threat - Competitive Landscape 31
Threat - Stringent Government Regulations 31
Threat - Changing Technological Trends 32
Threat - Healthcare Reform Bill 32
Threat - Volatile Macro Environment 32
3M Company - Key Competitors 33
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 34
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 34
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 34
Performance Chart 36
Financial Performance 36
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 37
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 38
Section 4 – Company’s Lifesciences, Power Financial Deals and Alliances 39
3M Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Year, 2005 to YTD 2011 39
3M Company, Clean Technology, Deals By Type, 2005 to YTD 2011 40
3M Company, Power, Deals By Year, 2005 to YTD 2011 41
3M Company, Power, Deals By Type, 2005 to YTD 2011 42
3M Company, Recent Deals Summary 43
Section 5 – Company’s Recent Developments 44
Mar 29, 2011: 3M Withdraws Request For Preliminary Injunction After Andover Removes Product From Market 44
Mar 28, 2011: 3M And tenKsolar Partner To Get More Power From Commercial Rooftop Solar PV Arrays 44
Mar 24, 2011: Hospitals, Healthcare Providers To Benefit From New Premier Agreement For Adhesive Skin Closures 44
Mar 22, 2011: DOE Awards $4.4m To 3M To Reduce Cost Of Photovoltaic Energy Systems 45
Mar 21, 2011: 3M Increases Global Manufacturing Capacity For Optically Clear Adhesives 45
Mar 15, 2011: 3M Announces Executive Changes 46
Mar 02, 2011: 3M's Solar Mirror Film Enhances Abengoa Solar Thermal Installation 46
Feb 10, 2011: chargepoint 3M Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station For Guests And Employees At 3M Center 47
Dec 21, 2010: 3M Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Andover 47
Dec 15, 2010: Hospitals, Healthcare Providers To Benefit From New Premier Agreements For Sterilization Assurance 47
Section 6 – Appendix 48
Methodology 48
Ratio Definitions 48
About GlobalData 52
Contact Us 52
Disclaimer 52




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