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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 0.05
AVD's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. AVD: 0.05 )
AVD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.05

0.01
0.86
Equity to Asset 0.54
AVD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. AVD: 0.54 )
AVD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.54

0.34
0.61
Interest Coverage 29.30
AVD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 18.39 vs. AVD: 29.30 )
AVD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 29.3
Current: 29.3

2.16
29.3
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.74
M-Score: -1.68
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 (%) 6.63
AVD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.73 vs. AVD: 6.63 )
AVD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.02   Max: 17
Current: 6.63

-3.02
17
Net-margin (%) 3.56
AVD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.58 vs. AVD: 3.56 )
AVD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.77   Max: 10.07
Current: 3.56

-2.77
10.07
ROE (%) 4.46
AVD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.05 vs. AVD: 4.46 )
AVD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.75   Max: 25.96
Current: 4.46

-3.75
25.96
ROA (%) 2.46
AVD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. AVD: 2.46 )
AVD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.14   Max: 12.64
Current: 2.46

-2.14
12.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.24
AVD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 11.50 vs. AVD: 11.24 )
AVD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.88   Max: 47.42
Current: 11.24

-4.88
47.42
Revenue Growth (%) 17.10
AVD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. AVD: 17.10 )
AVD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.8   Max: 21.1
Current: 17.1

-2.8
21.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 30.40
AVD's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. AVD: 30.40 )
AVD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -41.1   Max: 110.8
Current: 30.4

-41.1
110.8
EPS Growth (%) 43.80
AVD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. AVD: 43.80 )
AVD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.2   Max: 43.8
Current: 43.8

-16.2
43.8
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

AVD Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 13,059 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,900 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 364,400 sh (-33.89%)
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Q4 2013

AVD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 78,765 sh (+503.15%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,039 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons 206,000 sh (-43.47%)
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Q1 2014

AVD Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 10,844 sh (New)
John Keeley 54,440 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q2 2014

AVD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 45,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 169,476 sh (New)
Richard Snow 23,910 sh (New)
John Keeley 89,940 sh (+65.21%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AVD

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2014-06-30 Add 65.21%0.01%$12.76 - $21.71 $ 11.39-31%89940
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$21.01 - $24.44 $ 11.39-50%0
John Keeley 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$21.01 - $24.44 $ 11.39-50%54440
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 503.15%0.04%$23.22 - $28.73 $ 11.39-58%78765
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$23.19 - $27.24 $ 11.39-55%13059
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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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KEELEY Small Cap Dividend Value Fund Comments on American Vanguard Corp
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. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.50
AVD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 24.30 vs. AVD: 28.50 )
AVD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.88   Max: 38.92
Current: 28.5

11.88
38.92
P/B 1.30
AVD's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. AVD: 1.30 )
AVD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 9.96
Current: 1.3

1.07
9.96
P/S 1.00
AVD's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. AVD: 1.00 )
AVD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 3.69
Current: 1

0.79
3.69
EV-to-EBIT 18.98
AVD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 18.37 vs. AVD: 18.98 )
AVD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 342.3
Current: 18.98

8.8
342.3
PEG 0.41
AVD's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 196.92 vs. AVD: 0.41 )
AVD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.08
Current: 0.41

0.59
2.08
Shiller P/E 15.50
AVD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 248.44 vs. AVD: 15.50 )
AVD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.57   Max: 62.27
Current: 15.5

10.57
62.27
Current Ratio 2.67
AVD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. AVD: 2.67 )
AVD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 4.63
Current: 2.67

1.22
4.63
Quick Ratio 1.03
AVD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. AVD: 1.03 )
AVD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.03

0.77
2.35

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 1.80
AVD's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
51% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. AVD: 1.80 )
AVD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.8

0.22
1.79
Dividend Payout 0.50
AVD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. AVD: 0.50 )
AVD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 5
Current: 0.5

0.12
5
Dividend growth (3y) 94.30
AVD's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
96% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. AVD: 94.30 )
AVD' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 94.3
Current: 94.3

0
94.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 13.22
AVD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
90% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. AVD: 13.22 )
AVD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 13.15
Current: 13.22

1.62
13.15
Share Buyback Rate -1.50
AVD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. AVD: -1.50 )
AVD' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.5   Max: -6.3
Current: -1.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.10
AVD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. AVD: 2.10 )
AVD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 13.54
Current: 2.1

0.57
13.54
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
AVD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. AVD: 0.50 )
AVD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.62
Current: 0.5

0.08
1.62
Price/Graham Number 1.70
AVD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. AVD: 1.70 )
AVD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 4.82
Current: 1.7

0.34
4.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
AVD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. AVD: 5.20 )
AVD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 11.4
Current: 5.2

0.3
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.41
AVD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
51% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.28 vs. AVD: -6.41 )
AVD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -27.7   Max: 33.1
Current: -6.41

-27.7
33.1

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
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Traded in other countries:AVJ.Germany
American Vanguard Corporation was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in January 1969. The Company is a holding company conducts its business through its subsidiaries: AMVAC Chemical Corporation ('AMVAC'), GemChem, Inc. ('GemChem'), 2110 Davie Corporation ('DAVIE'), Quimica Amvac de Mexico S.A. de C.V. ('AMVAC M'), AMVAC de Costa Rica Sociedad Anonima ('AMVAC CR'), AMVAC Switzerland GmbH ('AMVAC S'), AMVAC do Brasil Representácoes Ltda ('AMVAC B'), AMVAC Chemical UK Ltd. ('AMVAC UK'), AMVAC CV ('AMVAC CV'), AMVAC Netherlands BV ('AMVAC BV') and Envance Technologies, LLC ('Envance'). The Company is a specialty chemical manufacturer that develops and markets safe and effective products for agricultural and commercial uses. It manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, human and animal protection. AMVAC is a specialty chemical manufacturer that develops and markets products for agricultural and commercial uses. It manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, 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. GemChem is a national chemical distributor. GemChem, in addition to purchasing key raw materials for the Company, also sells into the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and nutritional markets. DAVIE owned real estate for corporate use only. EMI is an environmental consulting firm. AMVAC distributes its products domestically predominantly through national distribution companies that purchase AMVAC's 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.
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