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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.12
AVD's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. AVD: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AVD' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.12
0.01
0.86
Equity to Asset 0.59
AVD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. AVD: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AVD' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.59
0.34
0.61
Interest Coverage 144.07
AVD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
86% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.53 vs. AVD: 144.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AVD' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.18  Med: 10.73 Max: 54.88
Current: 144.07
2.18
54.88
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.98
M-Score: -2.95
WACC vs ROIC
8.21%
3.64%
WACC
ROIC
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.42
AVD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.41 vs. AVD: 5.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AVD' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.02  Med: 13.76 Max: 16.62
Current: 5.42
-3.02
16.62
Net-margin (%) 3.19
AVD's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. AVD: 3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AVD' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.77  Med: 7.61 Max: 10.07
Current: 3.19
-2.77
10.07
ROE (%) 3.51
AVD's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. AVD: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AVD' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.75  Med: 13.02 Max: 17.89
Current: 3.51
-3.75
17.89
ROA (%) 1.97
AVD's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. AVD: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AVD' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.14  Med: 7.00 Max: 9.93
Current: 1.97
-2.14
9.93
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.22
AVD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. AVD: 6.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AVD' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.85  Med: 27.41 Max: 47.45
Current: 6.22
-4.85
47.45
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.10
AVD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. AVD: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AVD' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.1  Med: 10.20 Max: 21.1
Current: -8.1
-8.1
21.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -29.90
AVD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. AVD: -29.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AVD' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.4  Med: 15.70 Max: 112.3
Current: -29.9
-41.4
112.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -44.00
AVD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. AVD: -44.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AVD' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44  Med: 26.30 Max: 44.3
Current: -44
-44
44.3
» AVD's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

AVD Guru Trades in Q2 2015

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,082,651 sh (New)
Richard Snow 204,395 sh (+53.43%)
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Q3 2015

AVD Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 23,100 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,972,951 sh (+82.23%)
Richard Snow 195,472 sh (-4.37%)
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Q4 2015

AVD Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 127,154 sh (+450.45%)
Richard Snow 193,762 sh (-0.87%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,954,998 sh (-0.91%)
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Q1 2016

AVD Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 149,500 sh (+17.57%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,939,943 sh (-0.77%)
Richard Snow 157,330 sh (-18.80%)
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Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
Compare:NSE:MONSANTO, SHSE:600389, SZSE:000912, SHSE:600882, TSE:4989, MIC:DGBZ » details
Traded in other countries:AVJ.Germany,
American Vanguard Corp is a specialty chemical manufacturer that develops and markets safe and effective products for agricultural, commercial and commercial uses. It manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, human and animal protection.

American Vanguard Corp was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in January 1969. The Company is a holding company and operates its business through its subsidiaries. The Company is a specialty chemical manufacturer that develops and markets products for agricultural, commercial and consumer uses. It manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, turf and ornamental plants, and human and animal health protection. These chemicals, which include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, molluscicides, growth regulators, and soil fumigants are marketed in liquid, powder, and granular forms. The Company distributes its products domestically predominantly through national distribution companies and buying groups or co-operatives that purchase its goods on a purchase order basis, and, in turn, sell them to retailers, growers, end-users. It faces competition from many domestic and foreign manufacturers in its marketplaces. The Company and its subsidiaries are subject to numerous federal and state laws and governmental regulations concerning environmental matters and employee health and safety at the Commerce, CA; Marsing, ID; Hannibal, MO and Axis, AL facilities.

Guru Investment Theses on American Vanguard Corp

KEELEY Small Cap Dividend Value Fund Comments on American Vanguard Corp - Jul 30, 2014

The second largest detractor during the quarter was American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) which declined over 38 percent and cost the Fund 30 basis points of return during the quarter. Shares of the specialty chemical manufacturer fell sharply in May after posting disappointing earnings results due primarily from elevated inventories from one of their main products. This elevated channel inventory level has been the result of volatile weather, especially in the Midwest.

From John Keeley (Trades, Portfolio)’s KEELEY Small Cap Dividend Value Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 41.65
AVD's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
81% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.53 vs. AVD: 41.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AVD' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.88  Med: 23.58 Max: 136.92
Current: 41.65
11.88
136.92
Forward P/E 18.73
AVD's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
85% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 13.35 vs. AVD: 18.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 41.65
AVD's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
79% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.44 vs. AVD: 41.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AVD' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.93  Med: 23.60 Max: 139.61
Current: 41.65
11.93
139.61
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 8.40
AVD's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. AVD: 8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
AVD' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.32  Med: 36.64 Max: 138.41
Current: 8.4
5.32
138.41
P/B 1.43
AVD's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. AVD: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AVD' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 2.34 Max: 6.65
Current: 1.43
1.07
6.65
P/S 1.34
AVD's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. AVD: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AVD' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.60 Max: 3.69
Current: 1.34
0.79
3.69
PFCF 15.26
AVD's PFCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. AVD: 15.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AVD' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.78  Med: 19.07 Max: 117.12
Current: 15.26
3.78
117.12
POCF 5.70
AVD's POCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.47 vs. AVD: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AVD' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.3  Med: 13.40 Max: 520
Current: 5.7
3.3
520
EV-to-EBIT 33.07
AVD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
82% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. AVD: 33.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AVD' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -166  Med: 14.80 Max: 1475.5
Current: 33.07
-166
1475.5
EV-to-EBITDA 14.72
AVD's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
61% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 11.47 vs. AVD: 14.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AVD' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 12.20 Max: 39.1
Current: 14.72
6.6
39.1
Shiller P/E 20.74
AVD's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 18.53 vs. AVD: 20.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AVD' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.56  Med: 25.89 Max: 59.19
Current: 20.74
12.56
59.19
Current Ratio 2.70
AVD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. AVD: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AVD' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 2.50 Max: 4.63
Current: 2.7
1.5
4.63
Quick Ratio 1.19
AVD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. AVD: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AVD' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.19 Max: 2.35
Current: 1.19
0.77
2.35
Days Inventory 318.50
AVD's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
96% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 90.68 vs. AVD: 318.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AVD' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 141.52  Med: 197.29 Max: 310.65
Current: 318.5
141.52
310.65
Days Sales Outstanding 103.26
AVD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
76% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 57.60 vs. AVD: 103.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AVD' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.78  Med: 80.63 Max: 141.57
Current: 103.26
53.78
141.57
Days Payable 58.33
AVD's Days Payable is ranked lower than
53% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 63.20 vs. AVD: 58.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AVD' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.31  Med: 42.49 Max: 70.85
Current: 58.33
29.31
70.85

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.87
AVD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. AVD: 5.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
AVD' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.38  Med: 13.25 Max: 99.38
Current: 5.87
3.38
99.38
Price/Tangible Book 2.69
AVD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. AVD: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AVD' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 3.71 Max: 13.59
Current: 2.69
0.7
13.59
Price/Projected FCF 1.38
AVD's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. AVD: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AVD' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 2.56 Max: 433.75
Current: 1.38
0.37
433.75
Price/Median PS Value 0.83
AVD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. AVD: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AVD' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.93
Current: 0.83
0.1
1.93
Price/Graham Number 2.23
AVD's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
75% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AVD: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AVD' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 2.01 Max: 4.02
Current: 2.23
0.38
4.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.03
AVD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. AVD: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AVD' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 6.60 Max: 11.4
Current: 3.03
0.1
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -18.57
AVD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. AVD: -18.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AVD' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.8  Med: 12.60 Max: 41.2
Current: -18.57
-27.8
41.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $292.3
EPS (TTM) $ 0.32
Beta1.08
Short Percentage of Float4.75%
52-Week Range $9.63 - 17.41
Shares Outstanding (Mil)29.15

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 302 314
EPS($) 0.44 0.70
EPS without NRI($) 0.44 0.70
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Growth Will Come From Emerging Markets Nov 28 2014 
Vanguard Looks Like A Bright Spot For Future. Aug 16 2014 
KEELEY Small Cap Dividend Value Fund Comments on American Vanguard Corp Jul 30 2014 
The Best Stocks With Dividend Growth From Last Week (September 17 – September 23, 2012) Sep 23 2012 
American Vanguard Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 03 2010 
American Vanguard Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 05 2010 
American Vanguard Corp. (AVD) COO & EVP of Amvac Chemical Trevor Thorley sells 10,000 Shares Mar 12 2010 
American Vanguard Corp. (AVD) COO & EVP of Amvac Chemical Trevor Thorley buys 10,000 Shares May 13 2009 

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