Sherwin-Williams' Corporate Profile

SherwinWilliams Corporate Profile

The Sherwin-Williams logo, a rated credit tenant in 1031Gateway's 1031 Exchange Investing Articles


S&P Rated: Investment Grade A


Current Annual Revenue: $9.5 billion
Current Gross Profit: $4.2 billion
Current Annual Net Income: $631 million
2012 Fiscal Yr. Revenue Growth: 8.8%

The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is a Fortune 500 company founded in 1866. Sherwin-Williams manufactures, distributes, and sells general building materials including paints, coatings, and related products to professional and retail customers throughout the Americas and Europe. Sherwin-Williams is the largest coatings manufacturer in the United States and the third largest in the world, operating facilities in well over 100 countries. Sherwin-Williams products are sold under Dutch Boy, Krylon, Minwax, Thompson’s, and Water Seal brands. Sherwin-Williams-branded products are sold in over 4,000 company-owned stores while its other brands are carried by other retailers, hardware stores, and industrial distributors. Sherwin-Williams opened 42 new stores in Q1–Q3 of 2013 and acquired Comex (US and Canada), which added an additional 306 stores. Sherwin-Williams increased annual revenue in 2013 by over 8% and increased net sales by $244.2 million to $2.85 billion (+9.4%) in Q3 2013, compared to the same period in 2012. 

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