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

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

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3M Company (MMM)-Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company 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 operations and business divisions.

Corporate strategy-Analyst summarization of the company business strategy.

SWOT Analysis-A detailed analysis of the company 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.


3M Company (3M) is a diversified technology company that specializes in the development, manufacture and marketing of a wide range of innovative products. The company develops technology platforms, including adhesives, abrasives, light management, microreplication, non woven materials, nanotechnology, and surface modification, among others. The company offers its products to diverse sectors ranging from healthcare to automotive to electronics, health care, safety and graphics, and energy to industrial and consumer. 3M markets its products through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, dealers, sales representatives and direct to users. The company has operations in North and South America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Asia-Pacific. 3M is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, the US.

3M Company Key Recent Developments

Jun 22,2017: Largest Body of Evidence on Clinical Benefits of Patient Warming Now Available

May 31,2017: National Grid commissions green alternative to sulphur hexafluoride

May 23,2017: 3M Releases 2017 Sustainability Report

May 22,2017: EDF RS to install 3M wind vortex generators in US

May 18,2017: U.S. Army and 3M Provide Hearing Protection for Soldiers

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The company 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.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 3

List of Tables 5

List of Figures 5

Section 1-About the Company 6

3M Company-Key Facts 6

3M Company-Key Employees 7

3M Company-Key Employee Biographies 9

3M Company-Major Products and Services 10

3M Company-History 13

3M Company-Company Statement 23

3M Company-Locations And Subsidiaries 24

Head Office 24

Other Locations & Subsidiaries 24

Section 2-Company Analysis 28

3M Company-Business Description 28

Business Description-Consumer 28

Consumer-Overview 28

Consumer-Financials 28

Consumer-Capital Expenditure 28

Business Description-Electronics and Energy 28

Electronics and Energy-Overview 28

Electronics and Energy-Financials 29

Electronics and Energy-Capital Expenditure 29

Business Description-Health Care 29

Health Care-Overview 29

Health Care-Financials 29

Health Care-Capital Expenditure 29

Business Description-Industrial 29

Industrial-Overview 29

Industrial-Financials 29

Industrial-Capital Expenditure 29

Business Description-Safety and Graphics 29

Safety and Graphics-Overview 29

Safety and Graphics-Financials 30

Safety and Graphics-Capital Expenditure 30

3M Company-SWOT Analysis 31

SWOT Analysis-Overview 31

3M Company-Strengths 31

3M Company-Weaknesses 32

3M Company-Opportunities 33

3M Company-Threats 34

3M Company-Key Competitors 35

Section 3-Company Financial Ratios 36

Financial Ratios-Capital Market Ratios 36

Financial Ratios-Annual Ratios 37

Performance Chart 40

Financial Performance 40

Financial Ratios-Interim Ratios 41

Financial Ratios-Ratio Charts 42

3M Company, Recent Deals Summary 43

Section 4-Company's Recent Developments 44

Jun 22, 2017: Largest Body of Evidence on Clinical Benefits of Patient Warming Now Available 44

May 31, 2017: National Grid commissions green alternative to sulphur hexafluoride 45

May 23, 2017: 3M Releases 2017 Sustainability Report 46

May 22, 2017: EDF RS to install 3M wind vortex generators in US 47

May 22, 2017: EDF RS to install 3M wind vortex generators in US 48

May 18, 2017: U.S. Army and 3M Provide Hearing Protection for Soldiers 49

Apr 19, 2017: Patent-Protected Indirect Bonding Techniques from 3M Oral Care 50

Jan 31, 2017: Scottish Power and 3M installs Scotland's first power conductor in 30 years 51

Dec 14, 2016: 3M Files Lawsuit for Design Infringement to Protect Flip-Top Dispenser 52

Oct 26, 2016: Varentec Announces International Distribution Agreements with 3M Company 53

Section 5-Appendix 54

Methodology 54

Ratio Definitions 54

About GlobalData 58

Contact Us 58

Disclaimer 58

List of Figures

3M Company, Performance Chart (2012-2016) 40

3M Company, Ratio Charts 42

List of Tables

3M Company, Key Facts 6

3M Company, Key Employees 7

3M Company, Key Employee Biographies 9

3M Company, Major Products and Services 10

3M Company, History 13

3M Company, Subsidiaries 24

3M Company, Key Competitors 35

3M Company, Ratios based on current share price 36

3M Company, Annual Ratios 37

3M Company, Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 38

3M Company, Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 39

3M Company, Interim Ratios 41

3M Company, Recent Deals Summary 43

Currency Codes 54

Capital Market Ratios 54

Equity Ratios 55

Profitability Ratios 55

Cost Ratios 56

Liquidity Ratios 56

Leverage Ratios 57

Efficiency Ratios 57

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