Sigma-Aldrich Corporation is an American chemical, life science and biotechnology company owned by Merck KGaA.
Created by the 1975 merger of Sigma Chemical Company and Aldrich Chemical Company, Sigma-Aldrich since grew through various acquisitions until it had over 9,600 employees and was listed on the Fortune 1000 at the time of its acquisition by Merck. The company is headquartered in St. Louis and has operations in approximately 40 countries.
In September 2014, the German company Merck KGaA announced that it would be acquiring Sigma-Aldrich for 17.0 billion dollars. The acquisition was completed in November 2015 and Sigma-Aldrich became a subsidiary of Merck KGaA. The company is currently a part of Merck's life science business and in combination with Merck's earlier acquired Millipore, operates as MilliporeSigma.
|Products||life science technologies and specialty chemicals|
|Headquarters||St. Louis, Missouri United States|
|Revenue||US$ 2,785.0 million (2014)|
|Total assets||US$ 4,195.0 million (2014)|
|Total equity||US$ 3,130.0 million (2014)|
NPS is a customer loyalty metric that measures customers’ willingness to not only return for another purchase or service but also make a recommendation to their family, friends or colleagues.
It is a powerful and effective technique, which can greatly increase a company's revenue if used properly.
The main advantages of NPS are close correlation with a company's growth and easy collection, interpretation and communication of the data.
Net Promoter Score is a number from -100 from 100.
Scores higher than 0 are typically considered to be good and scores above 50 are considered to be excellent.
The industry average for Chemicals is 0.
The final Net Promoter Score of a company strongly depends on a context in which the satisfaction is measured.
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We have estimated the Net Promoter Score of Sigma-Aldrich based on the publicly available information
including the sentiment of the company-related tweets, 3rd party reviews, and Alexa ratings.