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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.06
MKC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. MKC: 0.06 )
MKC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.12
Current: 0.06

0.01
0.12
Equity to Asset 0.40
MKC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 1992 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. MKC: 0.40 )
MKC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.4

0.22
0.46
Interest Coverage 12.13
MKC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.56 vs. MKC: 12.13 )
MKC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.48   Max: 12.13
Current: 12.13

4.48
12.13
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.23
M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
6.74%
13.80%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.43
MKC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2196 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. MKC: 13.43 )
MKC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.74   Max: 15.28
Current: 13.43

8.74
15.28
Net-margin (%) 10.03
MKC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2198 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. MKC: 10.03 )
MKC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 11.09
Current: 10.03

2.42
11.09
ROE (%) 22.81
MKC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2170 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. MKC: 22.81 )
MKC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 21.52   Max: 37.08
Current: 22.81

21.52
37.08
ROA (%) 9.74
MKC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2222 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. MKC: 9.74 )
MKC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.62   Max: 10.88
Current: 9.74

7.62
10.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 51.32
MKC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2210 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.11 vs. MKC: 51.32 )
MKC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 36.84   Max: 70.93
Current: 51.32

36.84
70.93
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.60
MKC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1856 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. MKC: 5.60 )
MKC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1   Max: 9.5
Current: 5.6

1
9.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
MKC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MKC: 4.20 )
MKC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 20.1
Current: 4.2

0.6
20.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.30
MKC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. MKC: 6.30 )
MKC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.3   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

Q2 2014

MKC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 22,500 sh (+462.50%)
Jeremy Grantham 242,601 sh (+25.90%)
Brian Rogers 1,655,300 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 113,718 sh (-0.47%)
Tom Russo 42,580 sh (-5.55%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,219 sh (-35.37%)
Westport Asset Management 65,000 sh (-59.38%)
John Rogers 42,160 sh (-81.28%)
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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%)
Brian Rogers 1,655,300 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 42,755 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%)
Mario Gabelli 45,700 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 42,755 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 1,655,300 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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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
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.20
MKC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 35.40 vs. MKC: 24.20 )
MKC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.38   Max: 26.1
Current: 24.2

14.38
26.1
Forward P/E 21.19
MKC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MKC: 21.19 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 26.10
MKC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 35.70 vs. MKC: 26.10 )
MKC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.62   Max: 26.36
Current: 26.1

14.62
26.36
P/B 5.99
MKC's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. MKC: 5.99 )
MKC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.06   Max: 6.1
Current: 5.99

3.06
6.1
P/S 2.42
MKC's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. MKC: 2.42 )
MKC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 2.46
Current: 2.42

1.19
2.46
PFCF 26.24
MKC's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 760.00 vs. MKC: 26.24 )
MKC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.4   Max: 37.96
Current: 26.24

13.4
37.96
POCF 19.69
MKC's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. MKC: 19.69 )
MKC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 10.57   Max: 23.25
Current: 19.69

10.57
23.25
EV-to-EBIT 19.84
MKC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 24.48 vs. MKC: 19.84 )
MKC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12   Max: 21.8
Current: 19.84

12
21.8
PEG 5.93
MKC's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MKC: 5.93 )
MKC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 7.12
Current: 5.93

1.41
7.12
Shiller P/E 26.48
MKC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MKC: 26.48 )
MKC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.28   Max: 31.2
Current: 26.48

16.28
31.2
Current Ratio 1.07
MKC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 2029 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. MKC: 1.07 )
MKC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.07

0.55
1.82
Quick Ratio 0.49
MKC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 2027 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. MKC: 0.49 )
MKC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.49

0.26
0.88
Days Inventory 100.86
MKC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
63% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 79.38 vs. MKC: 100.86 )
MKC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 69.71   Max: 101
Current: 100.86

69.71
101
Days Sales Outstanding 32.91
MKC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 56.99 vs. MKC: 32.91 )
MKC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 38.9   Max: 58.9
Current: 32.91

38.9
58.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.95
MKC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 1669 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. MKC: 1.95 )
MKC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 3.14
Current: 1.95

1.44
3.14
Dividend Payout 0.50
MKC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
76% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. MKC: 0.50 )
MKC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.5

0.2
1.64
Dividend growth (3y) 9.70
MKC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. MKC: 9.70 )
MKC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 40.9
Current: 9.7

0
40.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.95
MKC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1688 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MKC: 2.95 )
MKC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.24   Max: 4.88
Current: 2.95

2.24
4.88
Share Buyback Rate 0.80
MKC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 1220 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. MKC: 0.80 )
MKC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.6   Max: -0.8
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.02
MKC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MKC: 2.02 )
MKC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 4.53
Current: 2.02

1.12
4.53
Price/Median PS Value 1.31
MKC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. MKC: 1.31 )
MKC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.31

0.67
1.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.00
MKC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 2170 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. MKC: 5.00 )
MKC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 8.3
Current: 5

4.6
8.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.94
MKC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. MKC: 6.94 )
MKC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.9   Max: 16.3
Current: 6.94

6.9
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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