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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 0.07
FMC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 1438 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. FMC: 0.07 )
FMC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.29
Current: 0.07

0.01
0.29
Equity to Asset 0.29
FMC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 1257 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. FMC: 0.29 )
FMC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.29

0.09
0.39
Interest Coverage 9.14
FMC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. FMC: 9.14 )
FMC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 15.66
Current: 9.14

2.1
15.66
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.29
M-Score: -2.37
WACC vs ROIC
9.26%
14.30%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.51
FMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. FMC: 13.51 )
FMC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.22   Max: 18.74
Current: 13.51

-21.22
18.74
Net-margin (%) 7.62
FMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. FMC: 7.62 )
FMC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.38   Max: 12.21
Current: 7.62

-17.38
12.21
ROE (%) 18.94
FMC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. FMC: 18.94 )
FMC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -66.27   Max: 30.97
Current: 18.94

-66.27
30.97
ROA (%) 5.90
FMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1448 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. FMC: 5.90 )
FMC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.19   Max: 10.64
Current: 5.9

-12.19
10.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.45
FMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1440 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.61 vs. FMC: 19.45 )
FMC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -27.32   Max: 34.56
Current: 19.45

-27.32
34.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.50
FMC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. FMC: 8.50 )
FMC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.7   Max: 14.5
Current: 8.5

-21.7
14.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.20
FMC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1056 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. FMC: 0.20 )
FMC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.6   Max: 19.7
Current: 0.2

-13.6
19.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.20
FMC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. FMC: 2.20 )
FMC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.4   Max: 48.1
Current: 2.2

-34.4
48.1
» FMC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

FMC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jana Partners 4,993,835 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 1,550,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 54,910 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,855 sh (New)
Jim Simons 194,500 sh (+808.88%)
Mario Gabelli 39,480 sh (+49.09%)
Jana Partners 1,435,700 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 380,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 429,500 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 36,100 sh (-0.14%)
Columbia Wanger 1,256,000 sh (-5.21%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,130,605 sh (-37.73%)
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Q3 2014

FMC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Michael Price 255,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 34,605 sh (+797.67%)
Jim Simons 765,800 sh (+293.73%)
Mario Gabelli 45,180 sh (+14.44%)
Louis Moore Bacon 147,900 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 380,000 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
John Keeley 35,430 sh (-1.86%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 383,975 sh (-66.04%)
Columbia Wanger 363,000 sh (-71.10%)
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Q4 2014

FMC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 193,560 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 41,683 sh (New)
James Barrow 2,633,678 sh (New)
Michael Price 550,000 sh (+115.69%)
John Keeley 38,330 sh (+8.19%)
Westport Asset Management 380,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 24,230 sh (-46.37%)
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Q1 2015

FMC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 190,630 sh (-1.51%)
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Westport Fund Comments on FMC Corp - Oct 17, 2014

Of the industry segments, Materials and Processing saw the poorest relative return versus the Index at a negative 109 basis points with the largest detractor, FMC Corp. (FMC) (agricultural and food products), at a negative 92 basis points. Drought in South America, compressed North American planting schedules and bumper crops of corn and soybeans have led to reduced applications and sales of agricultural chemicals.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Fund Third Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Westport Fund Comments on FMC Corp - Jul 28, 2014

FMC Corp. (FMC) produced a negative 38 basis point return when it made an earnings preannouncement that a combination of compressed North American planting schedules and a severe drought in Brazil would reduce its sales of agricultural chemicals in the second quarter.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Westport Fund Comments on FMC Corp
Of the industry segments, Materials and Processing saw the poorest relative return versus the Index at a negative 109 basis points with the largest detractor, FMC Corp. (FMC) (agricultural and food products), at a negative 92 basis points. Drought in South America, compressed North American planting schedules and bumper crops of corn and soybeans have led to reduced applications and sales of agricultural chemicals. Read more...
Westport Fund Comments on FMC Corp
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 25.40
FMC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.90 vs. FMC: 25.40 )
FMC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.86   Max: 48.07
Current: 25.4

7.86
48.07
Forward P/E 12.84
FMC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FMC: 12.84 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.70
FMC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 31.50 vs. FMC: 19.70 )
FMC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.22   Max: 34.79
Current: 19.7

7.22
34.79
P/B 5.06
FMC's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. FMC: 5.06 )
FMC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 7.56
Current: 5.06

1.88
7.56
P/S 1.93
FMC's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FMC: 1.93 )
FMC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.81
Current: 1.93

0.7
2.81
PFCF 52.34
FMC's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 159.50 vs. FMC: 52.34 )
FMC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.02   Max: 789.9
Current: 52.34

8.02
789.9
POCF 20.90
FMC's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.32 vs. FMC: 20.90 )
FMC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.81   Max: 49.97
Current: 20.9

5.81
49.97
EV-to-EBIT 17.14
FMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.48 vs. FMC: 17.14 )
FMC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 21.5
Current: 17.14

6
21.5
PEG 1.71
FMC's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FMC: 1.71 )
FMC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 4.72
Current: 1.71

0.73
4.72
Shiller P/E 26.52
FMC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FMC: 26.52 )
FMC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.85   Max: 323.33
Current: 26.52

15.85
323.33
Current Ratio 1.54
FMC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. FMC: 1.54 )
FMC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.1
Current: 1.54

0.76
2.1
Quick Ratio 1.20
FMC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. FMC: 1.20 )
FMC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.6
Current: 1.2

0.57
1.6
Days Inventory 96.51
FMC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 73.05 vs. FMC: 96.51 )
FMC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 48.4   Max: 105.23
Current: 96.51

48.4
105.23
Days Sales Outstanding 158.29
FMC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
52% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 69.83 vs. FMC: 158.29 )
FMC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 63.84   Max: 158.29
Current: 158.29

63.84
158.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.06
FMC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. FMC: 1.06 )
FMC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.51
Current: 1.06

0.27
1.51
Dividend Payout 0.20
FMC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. FMC: 0.20 )
FMC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.2

0.12
0.26
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
FMC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. FMC: 26.00 )
FMC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 29.3
Current: 26

0
29.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.99
FMC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. FMC: 2.99 )
FMC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 4.1
Current: 2.99

0.73
4.1
Share Buyback Rate 2.10
FMC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. FMC: 2.10 )
FMC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.2   Max: -6.3
Current: 2.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 8.31
FMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. FMC: 8.31 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 14.58
Current: 8.31

1.69
14.58
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.29
FMC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FMC: 2.29 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 12.39
Current: 2.29

0.69
12.39
Price/Median PS Value 1.22
FMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. FMC: 1.22 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.68
Current: 1.22

0.14
1.68
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.64
FMC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FMC: 1.64 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 4.39
Current: 1.64

0.94
4.39
Price/Graham Number 2.64
FMC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. FMC: 2.64 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 3.34
Current: 2.64

0.82
3.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
FMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1421 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. FMC: 5.80 )
FMC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 16.6
Current: 5.8

4.7
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.08
FMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. FMC: 14.08 )
FMC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.4   Max: 17.7
Current: 14.08

-2.4
17.7

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
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FMC Corporation was incorporated in 1928 under Delaware law. The Company is a chemical company serving agricultural, consumer and industrial markets internationally solutions, applications and products. The Company operates in three distinct business segments FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition and FMC Minerals. FMC Agricultural Solutions segment develops markets and sells all three major classes of crop protection chemicals - insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. These products are used in agriculture to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. The FMC Health and Nutrition segment focuses on food, pharmaceutical ingredients, nutraceuticals, personal care and similar markets. Its food ingredients are used to enhance texture, color, structure and physical stability. The pharmaceutical additives are used for binding, encapsulation and disintegrant applications. The FMC Minerals segment manufactures inorganic materials, including soda ash and lithium. Soda ash is utilized in markets such as glass and detergents and lithium is utilized in energy storage, specialty polymers and pharmaceutical synthesis. The raw material requirements vary by business segment and include mineral-related natural resources (trona ore and lithium brines), processed chemicals, seaweed, specialty wood pulps and energy sources such as gas, coal, oil and electricity. During 2013 it encountered no significant difficulties in obtaining adequate supplies of its raw materials. The Company is subject to various federal, state, local and foreign environmental laws and regulations that govern emissions of air pollutants, discharges of water pollutants, and the manufacture, storage, handling and disposal of hazardous substances, hazardous wastes and other toxic materials and remediation of contaminated sites.
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