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SWOT ANALYSIS ON Airgas, Inc. - November 26th, 2010

SWOT ANALYSIS ON Airgas, Inc. : Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), headquartered in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, through its subsidiaries, is the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases (delivered in packaged or cylinder form), and hardgoods (welding, safety and related products).

Airgas is also the third-largest U.S. distributor of safety products, the largest U.S. producer of nitrous oxide and dry ice, and the largest supplier of liquid carbon dioxide in the Southeastern United States. The company is also a distributor of process chemicals, refrigerants and ammonia products.

Most of its 11,000 employees work in 11 regional companies to serve a diversified customer base. Its integrated network of about 1,100 locations includes branches, cylinder fill plants, production facilities, specialty gas laboratories, and regional distribution centers. Airgas markets through multiple channels, including its own branches and outside sales force, a Strategic Accounts Team focused on large customers, distributors and resellers, telesales, catalog and eBusiness channels.


Strengths

* Cost advantage
* Asset leverage
* Effective communication
* High R&D
* Innovation
* Online growth
* Loyal customers
* Market share leadership
* Strong management team
* Strong brand equity
* Strong financial position
* Supply chain
* Pricing
* Real estate
* Reputation management
* Unique products

Weaknesses

* Bad communication
* Diseconomies to scale
* Over leveraged fiancial position
* Low R&D
* Low market share
* No online presence
* Not innovative
* Not diversified
* Poor supply chain
* Weak management team
* Weak real estate
* Weak, damaged brand
* Ubiquitiouegory, products, services

Opportunities

* Asset leverage
* Financial markets (raise money through debt, etc)
* Emerging markets and expansion abroad
* Innovation
* Online
* Product and services expansion
* Takeovers

Threats

* Cheaper technology
* Economic slowdown
* External changes (government, politics, taxes, etc)
* Exchange rate fluctuations
* Lower cost competitors or imports
* Maturing categories, products, or services
* Price wars
* Product substitution
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