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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.17
AGU's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. AGU: 0.17 )
AGU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.84
Current: 0.17

0.01
1.84
Equity to Asset 0.39
AGU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. AGU: 0.39 )
AGU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.39

0.31
0.59
Interest Coverage 10.90
AGU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 22.53 vs. AGU: 10.90 )
AGU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 22.01
Current: 10.9

1.73
22.01
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.45
M-Score: -2.85
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.05
AGU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. AGU: 10.05 )
AGU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.81   Max: 24.32
Current: 10.05

5.81
24.32
Net-margin (%) 6.75
AGU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. AGU: 6.75 )
AGU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.18   Max: 14.75
Current: 6.75

-2.18
14.75
ROE (%) 15.63
AGU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. AGU: 15.63 )
AGU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.06   Max: 32.17
Current: 15.63

-6.06
32.17
ROA (%) 6.65
AGU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. AGU: 6.65 )
AGU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 13.44
Current: 6.65

-1.9
13.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.31
AGU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.42 vs. AGU: 21.31 )
AGU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.17   Max: 43.17
Current: 21.31

7.17
43.17
Revenue Growth (%) 16.00
AGU's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. AGU: 16.00 )
AGU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.5   Max: 36.7
Current: 16

-1.5
36.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 15.50
AGU's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. AGU: 15.50 )
AGU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.5   Max: 47.4
Current: 15.5

-21.5
47.4
EPS Growth (%) 16.50
AGU's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. AGU: 16.50 )
AGU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.3   Max: 110.4
Current: 16.5

-24.3
110.4
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

AGU Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Scott Black 109,647 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 33,200 sh (+538.46%)
Jim Simons 540,700 sh (+395.6%)
David Dreman 98,485 sh (+28.49%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 28,779 sh (-44.62%)
Jeremy Grantham 61,700 sh (-63.3%)
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Q3 2013

AGU Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Buckingham 9,581 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 45,858 sh (New)
Westport Asset Management 70,700 sh (New)
Scott Black 110,609 sh (+0.88%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
David Dreman 71,979 sh (-26.91%)
Jeremy Grantham 38,300 sh (-37.93%)
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Q4 2013

AGU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

NWQ Managers 1,065,230 sh (New)
Jim Simons 30,800 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 45,152 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 241,600 sh (+530.81%)
Steven Cohen 92,664 sh (+102.07%)
John Buckingham 10,610 sh (+10.74%)
Westport Asset Management 70,700 sh (unchged)
Scott Black 101,241 sh (-8.47%)
David Dreman 52,163 sh (-27.53%)
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Q1 2014

AGU Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 73,288 sh (+40.5%)
John Buckingham 10,915 sh (+2.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 247,000 sh (+2.24%)
Westport Asset Management 70,700 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Scott Black 99,517 sh (-1.7%)
NWQ Managers 1,008,647 sh (-5.31%)
Jim Simons 15,100 sh (-50.97%)
Steven Cohen 2,666 sh (-97.12%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AGU

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 40.5%0.16%$85.69 - $96.7 $ 91.880%73288
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.1%$85.69 - $96.7 $ 91.880%0
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -27.53%0.15%$82.4 - $92.58 $ 91.884%52163
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.1%$82.4 - $92.58 $ 91.884%45152
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.11%$81.65 - $93.34 $ 91.885%0
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -26.91%0.07%$81.65 - $93.34 $ 91.885%71979
Daniel Loeb 2013-06-30 Sold Out 1.8%$84.42 - $97.65 $ 91.881%0
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Sold Out 1.4%$84.42 - $97.65 $ 91.881%0
Scott Black 2013-06-30 New Buy1.1%$84.42 - $97.65 $ 91.881%109647
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -44.62%0.12%$84.42 - $97.65 $ 91.881%28779
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$84.42 - $97.65 $ 91.881%0
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Add 28.49%$84.42 - $97.65 $ 91.881%98485
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 14.50
AGU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. AGU: 14.50 )
AGU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.94   Max: 174.26
Current: 14.5

2.94
174.26
P/B 2.00
AGU's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. AGU: 2.00 )
AGU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 6.03
Current: 2

0.94
6.03
P/S 0.86
AGU's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. AGU: 0.86 )
AGU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.28
Current: 0.86

0.39
2.28
PFCF 49.40
AGU's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AGU: 49.40 )
AGU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.93   Max: 295.08
Current: 49.4

4.93
295.08
EV-to-EBIT 11.82
AGU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. AGU: 11.82 )
AGU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3   Max: 20.6
Current: 11.82

3
20.6
PEG 0.50
AGU's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. AGU: 0.50 )
AGU' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 3.99
Current: 0.5

0.08
3.99
Shiller P/E 13.20
AGU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AGU: 13.20 )
AGU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.16   Max: 66.65
Current: 13.2

9.16
66.65
Current Ratio 1.32
AGU's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. AGU: 1.32 )
AGU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.83
Current: 1.32

1
2.83
Quick Ratio 0.56
AGU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AGU: 0.56 )
AGU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 2.07
Current: 0.56

0.44
2.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.27
AGU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. AGU: 3.27 )
AGU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 3.11
Current: 3.27

0.11
3.11
Dividend Payout 0.43
AGU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AGU: 0.43 )
AGU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 37.5
Current: 0.43

0.01
37.5
Dividend growth (3y) 183.30
AGU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. AGU: 183.30 )
AGU' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -20.6   Max: 183.3
Current: 183.3

-20.6
183.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 226.13
AGU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. AGU: 226.13 )
AGU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 7.54   Max: 213.11
Current: 226.13

7.54
213.11
Share Buyback Rate 2.20
AGU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. AGU: 2.20 )
AGU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.7   Max: -7.2
Current: 2.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.40
AGU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. AGU: 3.40 )
AGU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 11.36
Current: 3.4

1.23
11.36
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
AGU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AGU: 1.20 )
AGU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 3.58
Current: 1.2

0.86
3.58
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
AGU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. AGU: 1.00 )
AGU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.44
Current: 1

0.59
2.44
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
AGU's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AGU: 0.60 )
AGU' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 5.48
Current: 0.6

0.16
5.48
Price/Graham Number 1.50
AGU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. AGU: 1.50 )
AGU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 4.9
Current: 1.5

0.52
4.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.50
AGU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. AGU: 8.50 )
AGU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 33.2
Current: 8.5

4.8
33.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.29
AGU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. AGU: 29.29 )
AGU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.8   Max: 55.3
Current: 29.29

-6.8
55.3

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
Compare:SYT, POT, AVD, MON, CF » details
Traded in other countries:AGU.Canada, AGU.Germany
Agrium Inc was incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act on December 21, 1992. The Company is a retail supplier of agricultural products and services in both North and South America and a global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients and industrial products. The Company produces and markets three primary groups of nutrients: nitrogen, phosphate and potash as well as controlled release fertilizers and micronutrients. It reports its business through three business units and a fourth non-operating business unit for Corporate and inter-company eliminations. The three operating business units are Retail, Wholesale and Advanced Technologies. The Company's Retail business unit markets crop nutrients, crop protection products, seeds, custom application and other agronomic services to customers through over 800 outlets in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Nearly 97 percent of Agrium's Retail business is based in North America. The Company's Wholesale business unit manufactures, purchases, and markets a full range of nutrients including nitrogen-based, potash and phosphate-based crop nutrient products. Wholesale owns and operates five major North American nitrogen facilities, four located in Alberta, Canada and one in Borger, Texas, U.S. The majority of the nitrogen produced in Alberta is sold in Western Canada and the North Western and Northern Plains regions of the U.S. Nitrogen products from Borger are sold in the Texas Panhandle area and ammonia is sold by pipeline from Texas to the Western Cornbelt. The Company's Advanced Technologies business unit is comprised of crop nutrient technologies and professional products, including the controlled-release crop nutrient and professional products businesses of Nu-Gro and Pursell as well as the business unit's legacy controlled-release and micronutrient products. Advanced Technologies utilizes urea produced at the Company's Wholesale Carseland facility in their production of ESN and Duration. Crop nutrient technologies include the manufacturing and marketing of controlled-release crop nutrients and micronutrients that are sold to the crop nutrient industry worldwide. The Company's competitors include other large integrated fertilizer producers, cooperatives, divisions of agribusiness companies, regional distributors and independent dealers. The Company's operations are subject to a number of federal, provincial, state and local laws, regulations, licenses and permits, the purpose of which is to protect the environment.
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