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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
FMC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 1036 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
57% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 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 693 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.51 vs. FMC: 15.54 )
FMC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 15.66
Current: 15.54

2.1
15.66
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 3.59
M-Score: -2.20
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 (%) 16.28
FMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. FMC: 16.28 )
FMC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.22   Max: 18.74
Current: 16.28

-21.22
18.74
Net-margin (%) 5.47
FMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. FMC: 5.47 )
FMC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.38   Max: 12.21
Current: 5.47

-17.38
12.21
ROE (%) 14.20
FMC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. FMC: 14.20 )
FMC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -66.27   Max: 40.3
Current: 14.2

-66.27
40.3
ROA (%) 4.44
FMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. FMC: 4.44 )
FMC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -12.19   Max: 10.64
Current: 4.44

-12.19
10.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.69
FMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.33 vs. FMC: 24.69 )
FMC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -27.32   Max: 34.56
Current: 24.69

-27.32
34.56
Revenue Growth (%) 10.10
FMC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. FMC: 10.10 )
FMC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.7   Max: 14.5
Current: 10.1

-21.7
14.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 17.20
FMC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. FMC: 17.20 )
FMC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.6   Max: 19.7
Current: 17.2

-13.6
19.7
EPS Growth (%) 33.20
FMC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. FMC: 33.20 )
FMC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.4   Max: 48.1
Current: 33.2

-34.4
48.1
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

FMC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 190,233 sh (+21178.9%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,150,005 sh (+4.93%)
Columbia Wanger 1,463,000 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 380,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 26,480 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
John Keeley 38,305 sh (-2.63%)
RS Investment Management 2,736,005 sh (-8.01%)
John Burbank 15,979 sh (-90.34%)
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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%)
Steven Cohen 429,500 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 380,000 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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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
Daniel Loeb 2014-06-30 New Buy1.4%$70.62 - $78.45 $ 58.18-23%1550000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Reduce -37.73%0.14%$70.62 - $78.45 $ 58.18-23%1130605
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy0.03%$70.62 - $78.45 $ 58.18-23%54910
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 49.09%$70.62 - $78.45 $ 58.18-23%39480
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 29.37%0.08%$68.87 - $83.1 $ 58.18-22%1815784
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 22.05%0.05%$70.41 - $75.46 $ 58.18-20%1403539
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$70.41 - $75.46 $ 58.18-20%0
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Reduce -90.34%0.3%$61.23 - $71.83 $ 58.18-12%15979
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.25%$61.23 - $71.83 $ 58.18-12%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $61.23 - $71.83 $ 58.18-12%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) 35.70
FMC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 22.60 vs. FMC: 35.70 )
FMC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.86   Max: 52.3
Current: 35.7

7.86
52.3
P/B 4.60
FMC's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. FMC: 4.60 )
FMC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 7.56
Current: 4.6

1.88
7.56
P/S 2.00
FMC's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. FMC: 2.00 )
FMC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 2.81
Current: 2

0.58
2.81
EV-to-EBIT 14.45
FMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 17.54 vs. FMC: 14.45 )
FMC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 21.5
Current: 14.45

6
21.5
PEG 1.03
FMC's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FMC: 1.03 )
FMC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 4.72
Current: 1.03

0.73
4.72
Shiller P/E 26.40
FMC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 44.98 vs. FMC: 26.40 )
FMC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.69   Max: 323.33
Current: 26.4

15.69
323.33
Current Ratio 1.63
FMC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 1037 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. FMC: 1.63 )
FMC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.63

0.76
2.31
Quick Ratio 1.19
FMC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1037 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FMC: 1.19 )
FMC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.78
Current: 1.19

0.56
1.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.00
FMC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 833 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. FMC: 1.00 )
FMC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.51
Current: 1

0.27
1.51
Dividend Payout 0.17
FMC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. FMC: 0.17 )
FMC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.04
Current: 0.17

0.09
1.04
Dividend growth (3y) 29.30
FMC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 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
64% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 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
90% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 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 7.30
FMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. FMC: 7.30 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 14.58
Current: 7.3

1.69
14.58
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
FMC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. FMC: 2.30 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 14.93
Current: 2.3

0.5
14.93
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
FMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FMC: 1.30 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.78
Current: 1.3

0.13
1.78
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.20
FMC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FMC: 1.20 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 4.39
Current: 1.2

0.6
4.39
Price/Graham Number 2.40
FMC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 1069 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. FMC: 2.40 )
FMC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 4.31
Current: 2.4

0.7
4.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.90
FMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 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) 17.18
FMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.92 vs. FMC: 17.18 )
FMC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 17.8
Current: 17.18

-1.8
17.8

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:FMQ.Germany
FMC Corporation was incorporated in 1928 under Delaware law. FMC is a chemical company serving agricultural, consumer and industrial markets globally with innovative solutions, applications and products. The Company operates in three distinct business segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals. Its Agricultural Products segment develops, markets and sells all three major classes of crop protection chemicals - insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides - with particular strength in insecticides and herbicides. 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 pest control in non-agricultural markets. Specialty Chemicals consists of its BioPolymer and lithium businesses and focuses on food ingredients that are used to enhance texture, structure and physical stability, pharmaceutical additives for binding, encapsulation and disintegrant applications, ultrapure biopolymers for medical devices and lithium specialties for pharmaceutical synthesis, specialty polymers and energy storage. Its Industrial Chemicals segment manufactures a wide range of inorganic materials, including soda ash, hydrogen peroxide, specialty peroxygens and phosphorus chemicals. The alkali chemical division produces natural soda ash. Soda ash is used by manufacturers in glass, chemical processing and detergent industries. To lesser degrees, it also produces sodium bicarbonate, caustic soda and sodium sesquicarbonate. It produces hydrogen peroxide at production facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico through its wholly-owned Foret subsidiary, in Spain and the Netherlands. It mainly participates in a joint venture company in Thailand. The Company sells hydrogen peroxide into the pulp and paper industry, and increasingly to the chemical processing, environmental, electronics and food industries. It is mainly participates in three product areas: soda ash, peroxygens and phosphorus chemicals. These products are generally inorganic and are generally commodities that, in many cases, have few cost-effective substitutes. 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 oil, gas, coal and electricity. It operates in a competitive environment. 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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