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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
MKC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
88% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. MKC: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MKC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.12
Current: 0.06
0.01
0.12
Equity to Asset 0.39
MKC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
70% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. MKC: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MKC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.39
0.22
0.46
Interest Coverage 12.13
MKC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 27.36 vs. MKC: 12.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MKC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.64  Med: 6.67 Max: 12.13
Current: 12.13
3.64
12.13
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.09
M-Score: -2.65
WACC vs ROIC
7.17%
13.92%
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 (%) 13.04
MKC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1421 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MKC: 13.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MKC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.74  Med: 12.49 Max: 15.28
Current: 13.04
8.74
15.28
Net-margin (%) 10.07
MKC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1424 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. MKC: 10.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MKC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.42  Med: 8.17 Max: 11.09
Current: 10.07
2.42
11.09
ROE (%) 23.51
MKC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. MKC: 23.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MKC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.65  Med: 25.09 Max: 37.08
Current: 23.51
8.65
37.08
ROA (%) 9.79
MKC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. MKC: 9.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MKC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.85  Med: 9.07 Max: 10.88
Current: 9.79
2.85
10.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 49.34
MKC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 10.82 vs. MKC: 49.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MKC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 36.81  Med: 52.09 Max: 71.24
Current: 49.34
36.81
71.24
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.60
MKC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. MKC: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1  Med: 7.00 Max: 9.5
Current: 5.6
1
9.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
MKC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MKC: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 8.30 Max: 20.1
Current: 4.2
0.6
20.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.30
MKC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MKC: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 11.30 Max: 36.1
Current: 6.3
2.3
36.1
» MKC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

MKC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 18,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 47,400 sh (+110.67%)
Joel Greenblatt 21,341 sh (+90.22%)
Jeremy Grantham 246,104 sh (+1.44%)
John Rogers 42,561 sh (+0.95%)
Tom Russo 42,755 sh (+0.41%)
Brian Rogers 1,655,300 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 115,560 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management Sold Out
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Q4 2014

MKC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 277,500 sh (+1441.67%)
John Rogers 44,486 sh (+4.52%)
Pioneer Investments 115,719 sh (+0.14%)
Tom Russo 42,755 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 1,655,300 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 45,700 sh (-3.59%)
Jeremy Grantham 228,904 sh (-6.99%)
Joel Greenblatt 7,389 sh (-65.38%)
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Q1 2015

MKC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Burbank 5,265 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 117,319 sh (+1.38%)
Brian Rogers 1,655,300 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 45,700 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 42,755 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Rogers 42,701 sh (-4.01%)
Jim Simons 265,700 sh (-4.25%)
Jeremy Grantham 215,204 sh (-5.99%)
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Q2 2015

MKC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Brian Rogers 1,655,300 sh (unchged)
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Westport Fund Comments on American Eagle Outfitters & McCormick & Company
Two portfolio holdings were eliminated in the third quarter of 2014 – American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) and McCormick & Company, Inc. (MKC) as future returns were viewed as unlikely to reach the levels needed for retention in the portfolio. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 31.35
MKC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 22.20 vs. MKC: 31.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MKC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.38  Med: 21.19 Max: 31.35
Current: 31.35
14.38
31.35
Forward P/E 21.69
MKC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.56 vs. MKC: 21.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 34.00
MKC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. MKC: 34.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MKC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.62  Med: 21.67 Max: 33.85
Current: 34
14.62
33.85
P/B 6.13
MKC's P/B is ranked lower than
88% of the 1344 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. MKC: 6.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MKC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.06  Med: 4.67 Max: 6.13
Current: 6.13
3.06
6.13
P/S 2.50
MKC's P/S is ranked lower than
76% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. MKC: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MKC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.5
Current: 2.5
1.19
2.5
PFCF 28.18
MKC's PFCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.58 vs. MKC: 28.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MKC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.4  Med: 22.22 Max: 37.96
Current: 28.18
13.4
37.96
POCF 21.05
MKC's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. MKC: 21.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MKC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 10.57  Med: 16.62 Max: 23.25
Current: 21.05
10.57
23.25
EV-to-EBIT 21.41
MKC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.84 vs. MKC: 21.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MKC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12  Med: 16.30 Max: 21.8
Current: 21.41
12
21.8
PEG 7.73
MKC's PEG is ranked lower than
74% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. MKC: 7.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MKC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.41  Med: 2.61 Max: 10.61
Current: 7.73
1.41
10.61
Shiller P/E 27.42
MKC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 22.42 vs. MKC: 27.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MKC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.19  Med: 23.24 Max: 31.45
Current: 27.42
16.19
31.45
Current Ratio 1.02
MKC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. MKC: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MKC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.02
0.55
1.82
Quick Ratio 0.46
MKC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 1289 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. MKC: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MKC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.46
0.26
0.88
Days Inventory 102.49
MKC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
72% of the 1377 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 63.59 vs. MKC: 102.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MKC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 69.71  Med: 85.70 Max: 107.75
Current: 102.49
69.71
107.75
Days Sales Outstanding 33.54
MKC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 38.36 vs. MKC: 33.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MKC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 38.9  Med: 44.01 Max: 58.9
Current: 33.54
38.9
58.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.91
MKC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 1623 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. MKC: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MKC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.08 Max: 3.14
Current: 1.91
1.39
3.14
Dividend Payout 0.51
MKC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
64% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. MKC: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MKC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.45 Max: 1.64
Current: 0.51
0.2
1.64
Dividend growth (3y) 9.70
MKC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. MKC: 9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
MKC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 8.90 Max: 40.9
Current: 9.7
0
40.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.97
MKC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1639 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. MKC: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MKC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.16  Med: 3.23 Max: 4.88
Current: 2.97
2.16
4.88
Share Buyback Rate 0.80
MKC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. MKC: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MKC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.6  Med: 0.80 Max: -0.8
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 2.10
MKC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
321% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. MKC: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MKC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.12  Med: 1.81 Max: 4.53
Current: 2.1
1.12
4.53
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.03
MKC's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
66% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. MKC: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.37
MKC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
153% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. MKC: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MKC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.37
0.67
1.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.70
MKC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1406 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. MKC: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MKC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.6  Med: 6.10 Max: 8.3
Current: 4.7
4.6
8.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.36
MKC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. MKC: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MKC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 6.4  Med: 11.80 Max: 16.3
Current: 6.36
6.4
16.3

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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Traded in other countries:MCX.Germany,
McCormick & Company Inc was formed in 1915 under Maryland law as the successor to a business established in 1889. The Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Its sales, distribution and production facilities are located in North America and Europe. Additional facilities are based in Mexico, Central America, Australia, China, Singapore, Thailand and South Africa. It operates in two business segments, consumer and industrial. The consumer segment sells to retail outlets, including grocery, mass merchandise, warehouse clubs, discount and drug stores under the McCormick brand and a variety of brands, including Lawry's, Zatarain's, Simply Asia, Thai Kitchen, Ducros, Vahiné, Schwartz, Club House, Kamis, Kohinoor and DaQiao. The industrial segment sells to food manufacturers and the foodservice industry both directly and indirectly through distributors. Raw materials used in the business are pepper, dairy products, rice, capsicums (red peppers and paprika), onion, garlic and wheat flour. Its products are sold directly to customers and also through brokers, wholesalers, and distributors. Customers for the industrial segment include food manufacturers and the foodservice industry supplied both directly and indirectly through distributors. The Company is subject to numerous food safety and other laws and regulations relating to the sourcing, manufacture, storage, marketing, advertising, and distribution of food products, including laws and regulations relating to financial reporting requirements, the environment, relations with distributors and retailers, employment, health and safety and trade practices.
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