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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.80
FMX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. FMX: 0.80 )
FMX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.8

Equity to Asset 0.64
FMX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. FMX: 0.64 )
FMX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.64

0.27
0.73
Interest Coverage 11.84
FMX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.35 vs. FMX: 11.84 )
FMX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.29   Max: 11.84
Current: 11.84

3.29
11.84
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.19
M-Score: -2.64
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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Operating margin (%) 12.45
FMX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. FMX: 12.45 )
FMX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.45   Max: 17.78
Current: 12.45

12.45
17.78
Net-margin (%) 8.69
FMX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.07 vs. FMX: 8.69 )
FMX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.99   Max: 23.72
Current: 8.69

3.99
23.72
ROE (%) 13.34
FMX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. FMX: 13.34 )
FMX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.75   Max: 33.03
Current: 13.34

9.75
33.03
ROA (%) 7.00
FMX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.98 vs. FMX: 7.00 )
FMX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 18.75
Current: 7

2.96
18.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 48.11
FMX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 25.41 vs. FMX: 48.11 )
FMX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.38   Max: 55.07
Current: 48.11

15.38
55.07
Revenue Growth (%) 10.10
FMX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. FMX: 10.10 )
FMX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.6   Max: 29.2
Current: 10.1

-39.6
29.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 9.40
FMX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. FMX: 9.40 )
FMX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.9   Max: 28.1
Current: 9.4

-38.9
28.1
EPS Growth (%) 41.00
FMX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. FMX: 41.00 )
FMX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -46.2   Max: 41
Current: 41

-46.2
41
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

FMX Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 105,400 sh (New)
Ron Baron 2,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 37,281 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 1,197,990 sh (+22.63%)
Sarah Ketterer 55,267 sh (+13.33%)
Ken Fisher 14,140 sh (+9.15%)
Tom Russo 110,995 sh (+1.86%)
Bill Gates 218,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 209,175 sh (-2.43%)
Pioneer Investments 653,781 sh (-29.3%)
Jeremy Grantham 94,693 sh (-39.3%)
Steven Cohen 16,510 sh (-69.37%)
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Q2 2013

FMX Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 367,500 sh (+248.67%)
Steven Cohen 44,352 sh (+168.64%)
RS Investment Management 57,242 sh (+53.54%)
Ron Baron 2,800 sh (+40%)
Lee Ainslie 1,270,372 sh (+6.04%)
Bill Gates Sold Out
Tom Russo 110,595 sh (-0.36%)
Mario Gabelli 203,045 sh (-2.93%)
Ken Fisher 12,795 sh (-9.51%)
Pioneer Investments 537,490 sh (-17.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 70,982 sh (-25.04%)
Sarah Ketterer 18,067 sh (-67.31%)
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Q3 2013

FMX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Caxton Associates 3,600 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 33,200 sh (+83.76%)
Ron Baron 4,000 sh (+42.86%)
Tom Russo 118,220 sh (+6.89%)
Ken Fisher 12,795 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 192,745 sh (-5.07%)
Lee Ainslie 1,065,502 sh (-16.13%)
Jeremy Grantham 50,290 sh (-29.15%)
Jim Simons 258,400 sh (-29.69%)
Steven Cohen 2,401 sh (-94.59%)
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Q4 2013

FMX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ron Baron 63,300 sh (+1482.5%)
Jeremy Grantham 57,000 sh (+13.34%)
Lee Ainslie 1,132,038 sh (+6.24%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 189,945 sh (-1.45%)
Tom Russo 109,655 sh (-7.24%)
Ken Fisher 11,590 sh (-9.42%)
Sarah Ketterer 23,500 sh (-29.22%)
Jim Simons 79,700 sh (-69.16%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FMX

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 1482.5%0.02%$88.66 - $98.5 $ 92.17-2%63300
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Reduce -16.13%0.29%$92.57 - $106.11 $ 92.17-8%1065502
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Add 42.86%$92.57 - $106.11 $ 92.17-8%4000
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Add 40%$91.41 - $124.96 $ 92.17-17%2800
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Add 22.63%0.33%$100.7 - $114.91 $ 92.17-16%1197990
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 New Buy$100.7 - $114.91 $ 92.17-16%2000
Lee Ainslie 2012-12-31 Reduce -56.2%1.52%$88.56 - $101.7 $ 92.17-3%976953
Lee Ainslie 2012-09-30 Add 12.96%0.31%$82.31 - $92.26 $ 92.175%2230270
Lee Ainslie 2012-06-30 Add 64.65%1.02%$77.39 - $88.31 $ 92.1713%1974449
Lee Ainslie 2012-03-31 New Buy1.4%$67.47 - $79.29 $ 92.1734%1199215
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -62.34%0.17%$52.67 - $58.93 $ 92.1765%248435
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 28.50
FMX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.20 vs. FMX: 28.50 )
FMX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 94.27
Current: 28.5

1.02
94.27
P/S 1.95
FMX's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. FMX: 1.95 )
FMX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.95

0.02
2.04
EV-to-EBIT 14.10
FMX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. FMX: 14.10 )
FMX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 54
Current: 14.1

1.3
54
PEG 3.90
FMX's PEG is ranked higher than
61% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. FMX: 3.90 )
FMX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 177.87
Current: 3.9

0.05
177.87
Shiller P/E 8.50
FMX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 22.07 vs. FMX: 8.50 )
FMX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 13.63
Current: 8.5

1.2
13.63

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.48
FMX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
75% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. FMX: 2.48 )
FMX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.71
Current: 2.48

0.47
2.71
Dividend Payout 0.39
FMX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
60% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. FMX: 0.39 )
FMX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.39

0.05
1.28
Dividend growth (3y) 55.30
FMX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
97% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. FMX: 55.30 )
FMX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 55.3
Current: 55.3

0
55.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 16.76
FMX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. FMX: 16.76 )
FMX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.15   Max: 18.16
Current: 16.76

3.15
18.16
Share Buyback Rate -4.00
FMX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. FMX: -4.00 )
FMX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.9   Max: -77.5
Current: -4

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
FMX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
62% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. FMX: 1.80 )
FMX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 4.62
Current: 1.8

0.01
4.62
Price/Median PS Value 5.60
FMX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
69% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FMX: 5.60 )
FMX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 6.39
Current: 5.6

0.07
6.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
FMX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. FMX: 7.10 )
FMX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 77.9
Current: 7.1

1.9
77.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -8.92
FMX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
56% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Brewers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.81 vs. FMX: -8.92 )
FMX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -33.6   Max: 90.7
Current: -8.92

-33.6
90.7

Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Alcoholic » Beverages - Brewers
Compare:ABV, SAM, SBMRY, HINKY, CCU » details
Traded in other countries:FOMC.Germany, FOMA.Germany, FMXUF.USA
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV was incorporated on May 30, 1936. The Company is a beverage company. It conducts its operations through principal holding companies such as Coca-Cola FEMSA, which engages in the production, distribution and marketing of soft drinks; FEMSA Comercio, which operates small-format store and CB Equity which holds its investment in Heineken. Coca-Cola FEMSA is the bottler of Coca-Cola trademark beverages. It operates in Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina. Coca-Cola FEMSA produces, markets and distributes Coca-Cola trademark beverages. The Coca-Cola trademark beverages include sparkling beverages (colas and flavored sparkling beverages), waters, and still beverages (including juice drinks, coffee, teas, milk, value-added dairy and isotonic). Presentation sizes for Coca-Cola FEMSA's Coca-Cola trademark beverages range from a 6.5-ounce personal size to a 3-liter multiple serving sizes. Coca-Cola FEMSA's core brands are principally the Coca-Cola trademark beverages. In addition to Coca-Cola trademark beverages, Coca-Cola FEMSA produces, markets and distributes certain other proprietary brands and beverages licensed from third parties other than The Coca-Cola Company in a variety of presentations. Coca-Cola FEMSA offers both returnable and non-returnable presentations, which allow it to offer portfolio alternatives based on convenience and affordability to implement revenue management strategies and to target specific distribution channels and population segments in its territories. In addition, Coca-Cola FEMSA sells some Coca-Cola trademark beverage syrups in containers designed for soda fountain use. Coca-Cola FEMSA also sells bottled water products in jug sizes, which refers to sizes larger than 5 liters that have a much lower price per unit than its other beverage products. FEMSA participates in the retail sector through FEMSA Comercio. It operates a chain of small-format stores in Mexico under the trade name OXXO. FEMSA Comercio's marketing efforts include both specific product promotions and image advertising campaigns. The principal segments include residential neighborhoods, commercial and office locations and stores near schools and universities, along with other types of specialized locations. Coca-Cola FEMSA's principal competitors are local Pepsi bottlers and other bottlers and distributors of national and regional beverage brands. It also competes in beverage categories other than sparkling beverages, such as water, juice-based beverages, teas, sport drinks and value-added dairy products. FEMSA Comercio, mainly through OXXO competes with small-format stores like 7-Eleven, Super Extra, Super City, Círculo K stores and other numerous chains of retailers across Mexico, from other regional small-format retailers to small informal neighborhood stores. The Company is subject to federal and state laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment, in

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