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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.13
AVD's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. AVD: 0.13 )
AVD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.13

0.01
0.73
Equity to Asset 0.58
AVD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. AVD: 0.58 )
AVD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.58

0.37
0.6
Interest Coverage 29.30
AVD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 30.72 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: 4
Z-Score: 4.08
M-Score: -1.99
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 (%) 14.63
AVD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.08 vs. AVD: 14.63 )
AVD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.02   Max: 17
Current: 14.63

-3.02
17
Net-margin (%) 9.04
AVD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. AVD: 9.04 )
AVD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.77   Max: 10.07
Current: 9.04

-2.77
10.07
ROE (%) 13.35
AVD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. AVD: 13.35 )
AVD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.78   Max: 23.05
Current: 13.35

-3.78
23.05
ROA (%) 7.70
AVD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. AVD: 7.70 )
AVD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.27   Max: 11.83
Current: 7.7

-2.27
11.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.15
AVD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.81 vs. AVD: 30.15 )
AVD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.45   Max: 44.9
Current: 30.15

-5.45
44.9
Revenue Growth (%) 17.10
AVD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 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
82% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. AVD: 30.40 )
AVD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -41.8   Max: 113.5
Current: 30.4

-41.8
113.5
EPS Growth (%) 43.80
AVD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 13.40 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


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

AVD Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 9,900 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 4,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 487,766 sh (-3.52%)
Steven Cohen 12,682 sh (-24.7%)
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Q2 2013

AVD Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 19,900 sh (+101.01%)
Jim Simons 551,166 sh (+13%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,900 sh (-56.82%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AVD

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 503.15%0.04%$23.22 - $28.73 $ 20.48-24%78765
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$23.19 - $27.24 $ 20.48-19%13059
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.90
AVD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. AVD: 16.90 )
AVD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.88   Max: 38.92
Current: 16.9

11.88
38.92
P/B 2.30
AVD's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. AVD: 2.30 )
AVD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 9.96
Current: 2.3

1.07
9.96
P/S 1.50
AVD's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. AVD: 1.50 )
AVD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 3.69
Current: 1.5

0.79
3.69
EV-to-EBIT 11.60
AVD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. AVD: 11.60 )
AVD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 342.3
Current: 11.6

8.8
342.3
PEG 0.20
AVD's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. AVD: 0.20 )
AVD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 6.88
Current: 0.2

0.2
6.88
Shiller P/E 27.20
AVD's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. AVD: 27.20 )
AVD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.57   Max: 62.27
Current: 27.2

10.57
62.27

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.00
AVD's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. AVD: 1.00 )
AVD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 1.07
Current: 1

0.22
1.07
Dividend Payout 0.18
AVD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. AVD: 0.18 )
AVD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.19
Current: 0.18

0.03
0.19
Dividend growth (3y) 94.30
AVD's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.50 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) 7.34
AVD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
82% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. AVD: 7.34 )
AVD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 7.86
Current: 7.34

1.62
7.86
Share Buyback Rate -1.50
AVD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 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 3.90
AVD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. AVD: 3.90 )
AVD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 10.43
Current: 3.9

0.77
10.43
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
AVD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
56% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. AVD: 2.30 )
AVD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 433.75
Current: 2.3

0.5
433.75
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
AVD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. AVD: 0.80 )
AVD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.8

0.11
1.28
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
AVD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. AVD: 0.70 )
AVD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.13
Current: 0.7

0.45
2.13
Price/Graham Number 1.70
AVD's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
60% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. AVD: 1.70 )
AVD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.44
Current: 1.7

0.4
3.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.60
AVD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. AVD: 8.60 )
AVD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 11.4
Current: 8.6

0.3
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 44.57
AVD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. AVD: 44.57 )
AVD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -29.4   Max: 44.9
Current: 44.57

-29.4
44.9

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
Compare:SYT, POT, AGU, MON, CF » details
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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