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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 0.07
FMC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. FMC: 0.07 )
FMC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.07

0.01
0.4
Equity to Asset 0.33
FMC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. FMC: 0.33 )
FMC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.33

0.09
0.41
Interest Coverage 15.54
FMC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.08 vs. FMC: 15.54 )
FMC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 15.54
Current: 15.54

2.1
15.54
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.47
M-Score: -2.11
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 (%) 15.68
FMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. FMC: 15.68 )
FMC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.22   Max: 17.56
Current: 15.68

-21.22
17.56
Net-margin (%) 6.33
FMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. FMC: 6.33 )
FMC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.38   Max: 11.1
Current: 6.33

-17.38
11.1
ROE (%) 16.31
FMC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. FMC: 16.31 )
FMC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -66.27   Max: 40.3
Current: 16.31

-66.27
40.3
ROA (%) 5.03
FMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. FMC: 5.03 )
FMC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.19   Max: 10.64
Current: 5.03

-12.19
10.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.14
FMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.06 vs. FMC: 23.14 )
FMC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -27.32   Max: 34.56
Current: 23.14

-27.32
34.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
FMC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. FMC: 10.10 )
FMC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.7   Max: 14.5
Current: 10.1

-21.7
14.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.20
FMC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. FMC: 17.20 )
FMC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.6   Max: 21.8
Current: 17.2

-13.6
21.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 33.20
FMC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. FMC: 33.20 )
FMC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.4   Max: 48.1
Current: 33.2

-34.4
48.1
» FMC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

FMC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 395,528 sh (+107.92%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,403,539 sh (+22.05%)
Mario Gabelli 26,480 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 380,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
John Keeley 37,000 sh (-3.41%)
Columbia Wanger 1,368,000 sh (-6.49%)
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Q1 2014

FMC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 21,400 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,815,784 sh (+29.37%)
Steven Cohen 423,920 sh (+7.18%)
Mario Gabelli 26,480 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 380,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 36,150 sh (-2.3%)
Columbia Wanger 1,325,000 sh (-3.14%)
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Q2 2014

FMC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Daniel Loeb 1,550,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,855 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 54,910 sh (New)
Jim Simons 194,500 sh (+808.88%)
Mario Gabelli 39,480 sh (+49.09%)
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%)
Westport Asset Management 380,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 147,900 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Keeley 35,430 sh (-1.86%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 383,975 sh (-66.04%)
Columbia Wanger 363,000 sh (-71.1%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FMC

(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
Michael Price 2014-09-30 New Buy1.8%$57.45 - $71.38 $ 56.96-13%255000
Daniel Loeb 2014-09-30 Sold Out 1.4%$57.45 - $71.38 $ 56.96-13%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 Reduce -66.04%0.13%$57.45 - $71.38 $ 56.96-13%383975
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$57.45 - $71.38 $ 56.96-13%0
Daniel Loeb 2014-06-30 New Buy1.4%$70.62 - $78.45 $ 56.96-24%1550000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Reduce -37.73%0.14%$70.62 - $78.45 $ 56.96-24%1130605
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy0.03%$70.62 - $78.45 $ 56.96-24%54910
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 49.09%$70.62 - $78.45 $ 56.96-24%39480
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 29.37%0.08%$68.87 - $83.1 $ 56.96-24%1815784
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 22.05%0.05%$70.41 - $75.46 $ 56.96-22%1403539
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$70.41 - $75.46 $ 56.96-22%0
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Guru Investment Theses on FMC Corporation

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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Top Ranked Articles about FMC Corporation

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
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. Read more...
Westport Asset Management’s Westport Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary
Economic growth as measured by gross domestic product contracted at the surprising rate of 2.9% in 1Q 2014 after a strong second half of 2013. Harsh winter weather and a revision to the estimated impact from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”) account for much of the weakness. Recent economic statistics, especially employment, indicate a strong rebound. The economically weak first quarter and emphatic support for continuing near zero short term interest rates by the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen saw the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond decline from 3.0% at year-end 2013 to 2.5% at June 30, 2014. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 29.60
FMC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 26.40 vs. FMC: 29.60 )
FMC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.86   Max: 52.3
Current: 29.6

7.86
52.3
P/B 4.41
FMC's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. FMC: 4.41 )
FMC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 7.56
Current: 4.41

1.88
7.56
P/S 1.88
FMC's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. FMC: 1.88 )
FMC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.68
Current: 1.88

0.62
2.68
EV-to-EBIT 14.49
FMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.46 vs. FMC: 14.49 )
FMC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 21.5
Current: 14.49

6
21.5
PEG 0.96
FMC's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FMC: 0.96 )
FMC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 4.72
Current: 0.96

0.73
4.72
Shiller P/E 26.44
FMC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 51.79 vs. FMC: 26.44 )
FMC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.85   Max: 323.33
Current: 26.44

15.85
323.33
Current Ratio 1.64
FMC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. FMC: 1.64 )
FMC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.64

0.76
2.31
Quick Ratio 1.21
FMC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FMC: 1.21 )
FMC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.78
Current: 1.21

0.56
1.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.03
FMC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. FMC: 1.03 )
FMC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.51
Current: 1.03

0.27
1.51
Dividend Payout 0.18
FMC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. FMC: 0.18 )
FMC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.04
Current: 0.18

0.09
1.04
Dividend growth (3y) 29.30
FMC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. FMC: 29.30 )
FMC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 29.3
Current: 29.3

0
29.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.75
FMC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
65% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. FMC: 2.75 )
FMC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 4.15
Current: 2.75

0.74
4.15
Share Buyback Rate 2.30
FMC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. FMC: 2.30 )
FMC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.2   Max: -6.3
Current: 2.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 6.91
FMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. FMC: 6.91 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 14.58
Current: 6.91

1.69
14.58
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.31
FMC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. FMC: 2.31 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 14.93
Current: 2.31

0.5
14.93
Price/Median PS Value 1.23
FMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. FMC: 1.23 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.69
Current: 1.23

0.13
1.69
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.18
FMC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FMC: 1.18 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 4.39
Current: 1.18

0.6
4.39
Price/Graham Number 2.25
FMC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. FMC: 2.25 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 4.31
Current: 2.25

0.7
4.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.90
FMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1106 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. FMC: 6.90 )
FMC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 16.6
Current: 6.9

4.7
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.53
FMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. FMC: 16.53 )
FMC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.8   Max: 17.7
Current: 16.53

-3.8
17.7

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:FMQ.Germany,
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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