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Oil-Dri Of America (ODC) Company Profile

Updated Sep 9, 2019
Oil-Dri Of America has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Oil-Dri Corporation Of America
Short Name:Oil-Dri Of America
Trading Ticker Symbol:ODC
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Illinois, IL
Primary Industry Sector:Consumer Durables
Seconday Sub-sector:Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries
Main Business Areas: Consumer Durables, Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries, Manufacturing Industries, Basic Materials, Specialty Chemicals
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for Oil-Dri Of America

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Oil-Dri Of America as of writing:
Current Share Price:$32.26
Previous Year's Closing Price:$26.5
Percentage Price Change (YTD):21.74%
Market Cap:$236.86 million
52-week Price Range:$24.25 - $39.35
Dividend Per Share:$0.95
EPS (TTM):1.53
Price-Earnings (Trailing):21.08
Price-Earnings (Forward):0

Company Profile and Business Description for Oil-Dri Of America

Oil-Dri Corporation of America, incorporated on December 8, 1969, is engaged in developing, manufacturing and/or marketing sorbent products. The Company's sorbent products are produced from clay minerals, primarily consisting of montmorillonite and attapulgite, and other clay-like sorbent materials, such as Antelope shale. Its sorbent technologies include absorbent and adsorbent products. The Company operates through two segments: Retail and Wholesale Products Group, and Business to Business Products Group. The Retail and Wholesale Products Group's customers include mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstore chains, pet specialty retail outlets, dollar stores, retail grocery stores, distributors of industrial cleanup and automotive products, environmental service companies and sports field product users. The Business to Business Products Group's customers include processors and refiners of edible oils, petroleum-based oils and biodiesel fuel; manufacturers of animal feed and agricultural chemicals; distributors of animal health and nutrition products, and marketers of consumer products. The Company's products include agricultural and horticultural products, animal health and nutrition products, bleaching clay and purification aid products, cat litter products, industrial and automotive products, and sports products.

The Company's foreign operations include the activities if its subsidiaries: Amlan Trading (Shenzhen) Company, Ltd., Oil-Dri Canada ULC, Oil-Dri (U.K.) Limited and Oil-Dri SARL. Amlan Trading (Shenzhen) Company, Ltd. is engaged in animal health and provides natural disease management solutions for livestock. Amlan Trading (Shenzhen) Company, Ltd. sells animal health and nutrition products under Amlan brand name. Oil-Dri Canada ULC is a manufacturer, distributor and marketer of branded and private label cat litter in the Canadian marketplace. Its Canadian business also manufactures or purchases and sells industrial granule floor absorbents, synthetic polypropylene sorbent materials and agricultural chemical carriers. Oil-Dri (U.K.) Limited is a manufacturer, distributor and marketer of industrial floor absorbents, bleaching earth and cat litter. These products are marketed in the United Kingdom and Western Europe. Oil-Dri (U.K.) Limited also sells synthetic polypropylene sorbent materials, filtration units and plastic containment products. Oil-Dri SARL performs various management, customer service and administrative functions for the international business of its domestic operations.

Agricultural and horticultural products

The Company offers a range of granular and powdered mineral absorbent products that are used for crop protection chemical carriers, drying agents, bulk processing aids, growing media components and seed enhancement media. The Company's brands include Agsorb, an agricultural chemical carrier and drying agent; Verge, an engineered granule agricultural chemical carrier; Flo-Fre, an absorbent microgranule flowability aid, and Terra-Green, a growing media supplement. Agsorb and Verge carriers are used as an alternative to agricultural sprays. Verge carriers are spherical, uniform-sized granules with low dust. Agsorb drying agent is blended into fertilizer-pesticide blends applied by farmers to absorb moisture. Agsorb also acts as a flowability aid for fertilizers and chemicals used in the lawn and garden market. Flo-Fre microgranules are used by grain processors and other handlers of bulk products to soak up excess moisture, which prevents caking.

Animal health and nutrition products

The Company produces, or uses contract processors to produce Amlan brand name and private label products that are used in various livestock feed industries, such as swine, poultry, shrimp and dairy cattle. Its Calibrin and ConditionAde products, which are used in animal feed having attributes, such as adsorbing naturally occurring mycotoxins or managing intestinal bacterial and fungal biotoxins. Its Varium product is used to promote intestinal health in poultry. Its MD-09 moisture manager product is a feed additive for the reduction of wet droppings in poultry. Pel-Unite and Pel-Unite Plus products are animal feed pellet binders.

Bleaching clay and purification aid products

The Company produces a range of bleaching, purification and filtration applications used by edible oil, jet fuel and other petroleum-based product processors across the world. Bleaching clays are used by edible oil processors to adsorb soluble contaminants that create oxidation problems. Its Pure-Flo and Perform bleaching clays remove impurities, such as trace metals, chlorophyll and color bodies, in various types of edible oils. Perform products provide increased activity for hard-to-bleach oils. Its Select adsorbents are used to remove contaminants in vegetable oil processing and can be used to prepare oil prior to the creation of biodiesel fuel. Its Ultra-Clear product is used as a filtration and purification medium for jet fuel and other petroleum-based products.

Cat litter products

The Company's Cat litter products include branded products, private label products and co-packaged products. The Company produces two types of mineral-based cat litter products: traditional coarse and scoopable, both of which have absorbent and odor controlling characteristics. Its coarse and scoopable products are sold under its Cat's Pride and Jonny Cat brand names. Its Cat's Pride Fresh & Light product line includes a scoopable lightweight litter. It offers its coarse litter in a pre-packaged, disposable tray under the Cat's Pride KatKit and Jonny Cat brands. It also offers litter box liners under the Cat's Pride and Jonny Cat product lines. These products are sold to grocery, drug, dollar store, mass-merchandiser and pet outlets. It also produces private label traditional coarse and scoopable cat litters for certain customers. Its co-packaged products include Fresh Step coarse cat litter.

Industrial and automotive products

The Company manufactures and/or sells products made from clay, polypropylene and recycled cotton materials that absorb oil, grease, water and other types of spills. These products are used in industrial, home and automotive environments. Its clay-based sorbent products, such as Oil-Dri branded and private label floor absorbents are used for floor maintenance in industrial applications to provide a non-slip and non-flammable surface for workers. These floor absorbents are also used in automotive repair facilities, car dealerships and other industrial applications, as well as for home use in garages and driveways. Its Oil-Dri branded polypropylene-based and cotton-based products are sold in various forms, such as pads, rolls, socks, booms and spill kits. Its Snow & Go product is a combination of clay and salt, serving as a winter traction aid that melts snow and ice and then absorbs the melted water before it can re-freeze.

Sports products

The Company manufactures and sells both branded and private label sports products. The Company's Pro's Choice sports field products are used on baseball, softball, football and soccer fields. Pro's Choice soil conditioners are used in field construction or as top dressing to absorb moisture, suppress dust and improve field performance. Pro Mound packing clay is used to construct pitcher's mounds and batter's boxes. Rapid Dry drying agent is used to dry up puddles and slick spots after rain. Sports products are used at a range of levels of play, including professional, college and high school, and on municipal fields.

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