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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.08
AVD's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. AVD: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AVD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.08
0.01
0.86
Equity to Asset 0.56
AVD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. AVD: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AVD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.56
0.34
0.61
Interest Coverage 2.18
AVD's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
93% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 277.20 vs. AVD: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AVD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.16  Med: 7.61 Max: 29.3
Current: 2.18
2.16
29.3
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.92
M-Score: -2.87
WACC vs ROIC
10.00%
0.17%
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 (%) 1.07
AVD's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. AVD: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AVD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.02  Med: 12.14 Max: 17
Current: 1.07
-3.02
17
Net-margin (%) 0.96
AVD's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. AVD: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AVD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.77  Med: 6.89 Max: 10.07
Current: 0.96
-2.77
10.07
ROE (%) 1.05
AVD's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. AVD: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AVD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.75  Med: 14.26 Max: 25.96
Current: 1.05
-3.75
25.96
ROA (%) 0.57
AVD's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. AVD: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AVD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.14  Med: 7.08 Max: 12.64
Current: 0.57
-2.14
12.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.29
AVD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. AVD: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AVD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4.88  Med: 26.48 Max: 47.13
Current: 1.29
-4.88
47.13
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.50
AVD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. AVD: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AVD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.8  Med: 10.20 Max: 21.1
Current: -1.5
-2.8
21.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -24.80
AVD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. AVD: -24.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AVD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.8  Med: 12.60 Max: 113.5
Current: -24.8
-41.8
113.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -40.10
AVD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AVD: -40.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AVD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.1  Med: 26.00 Max: 43.8
Current: -40.1
-40.1
43.8
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

AVD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Richard Snow 23,910 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 45,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 169,476 sh (New)
John Keeley 89,940 sh (+65.21%)
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Q3 2014

AVD Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Richard Snow 67,020 sh (+180.30%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
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Q4 2014

AVD Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Richard Snow 114,120 sh (+70.28%)
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Q1 2015

AVD Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Richard Snow 133,220 sh (+16.74%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 112,393 sh (unchged)
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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
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 132.70
AVD's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
95% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. AVD: 132.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AVD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.88  Med: 23.10 Max: 137.88
Current: 132.7
11.88
137.88
Forward P/E 5.41
AVD's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. AVD: 5.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 140.60
AVD's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
95% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 20.30 vs. AVD: 140.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AVD' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.93  Med: 23.12 Max: 140.59
Current: 140.6
11.93
140.59
P/B 1.54
AVD's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. AVD: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AVD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.07  Med: 2.70 Max: 6.65
Current: 1.54
1.07
6.65
P/S 1.40
AVD's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. AVD: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AVD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.80 Max: 3.69
Current: 1.4
0.79
3.69
PFCF 19.18
AVD's PFCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 16.53 vs. AVD: 19.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AVD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 26.29 Max: 496.5
Current: 19.18
3.8
496.5
POCF 14.37
AVD's POCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.25 vs. AVD: 14.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AVD' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.31  Med: 15.76 Max: 780
Current: 14.37
3.31
780
EV-to-EBIT 162.12
AVD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
95% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.96 vs. AVD: 162.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AVD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -163.9  Med: 14.60 Max: 342.3
Current: 162.12
-163.9
342.3
PEG 5.25
AVD's PEG is ranked lower than
76% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. AVD: 5.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AVD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.11 Max: 20.2
Current: 5.25
0.44
20.2
Shiller P/E 21.37
AVD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 23.29 vs. AVD: 21.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AVD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.73  Med: 27.78 Max: 62.27
Current: 21.37
10.73
62.27
Current Ratio 3.07
AVD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. AVD: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AVD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.50 Max: 4.63
Current: 3.07
1.34
4.63
Quick Ratio 1.29
AVD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. AVD: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AVD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.19 Max: 2.35
Current: 1.29
0.77
2.35
Days Inventory 351.78
AVD's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
97% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 82.67 vs. AVD: 351.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AVD' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 117.95  Med: 178.85 Max: 302.74
Current: 351.78
117.95
302.74
Days Sales Outstanding 105.38
AVD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
74% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 58.78 vs. AVD: 105.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AVD' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 54.43  Med: 83.66 Max: 141.57
Current: 105.38
54.43
141.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.02
AVD's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. AVD: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
AVD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.50 Max: 2.09
Current: 1.02
0.22
2.09
Dividend Payout 1.48
AVD's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
91% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. AVD: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
AVD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.25 Max: 10
Current: 1.48
0.12
10
Dividend growth (3y) 28.60
AVD's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. AVD: 28.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
AVD' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 26.00 Max: 94.3
Current: 28.6
0
94.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.35
AVD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. AVD: 5.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
AVD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.15  Med: 2.62 Max: 10.96
Current: 5.35
1.15
10.96
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
AVD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. AVD: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
AVD' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.8  Med: -1.20 Max: -6.3
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.09
AVD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. AVD: 5.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
AVD' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.39  Med: 13.47 Max: 99.38
Current: 5.09
3.39
99.38
Price/Tangible Book 2.47
AVD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. AVD: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AVD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 3.70 Max: 13.54
Current: 2.47
0.57
13.54
Price/Projected FCF 1.27
AVD's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. AVD: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AVD' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 2.66 Max: 433.75
Current: 1.27
0.37
433.75
Price/Median PS Value 0.78
AVD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. AVD: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AVD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.60 Max: 1.7
Current: 0.78
0.09
1.7
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 19.44
AVD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
97% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. AVD: 19.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
AVD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.08 Max: 14.96
Current: 19.44
0.52
14.96
Price/Graham Number 4.39
AVD's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
88% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. AVD: 4.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AVD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.97 Max: 4.82
Current: 4.39
0.34
4.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.64
AVD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. AVD: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AVD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 6.60 Max: 11.4
Current: 0.64
0.3
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.81
AVD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. AVD: 7.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AVD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -30.5  Med: 17.30 Max: 48.2
Current: 7.81
-30.5
48.2

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
Compare:SYT, POT, AGU, MON, CF » details
Traded in other countries:AVJ.Germany,
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.
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