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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 0.08
MKC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. MKC: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MKC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.11
Current: 0.08
0.03
0.11
Equity to Asset 0.37
MKC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. MKC: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MKC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.37
0.22
0.43
Interest Coverage 10.29
MKC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. MKC: 10.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MKC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.02  Med: 10.31 Max: 12.13
Current: 10.29
5.02
12.13
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.11
M-Score: -2.74
WACC vs ROIC
6.14%
13.41%
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 (%) 12.76
MKC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1502 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. MKC: 12.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MKC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.92  Med: 13.78 Max: 15.28
Current: 12.76
9.92
15.28
Net-margin (%) 9.36
MKC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1506 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. MKC: 9.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MKC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.44  Med: 9.43 Max: 11.09
Current: 9.36
7.44
11.09
ROE (%) 23.36
MKC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.35 vs. MKC: 23.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MKC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.59  Med: 23.78 Max: 26.55
Current: 23.36
21.59
26.55
ROA (%) 9.14
MKC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1536 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. MKC: 9.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MKC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.35  Med: 9.07 Max: 10.88
Current: 9.14
8.35
10.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 50.11
MKC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1524 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 11.46 vs. MKC: 50.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MKC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.32  Med: 56.15 Max: 71.24
Current: 50.11
44.32
71.24
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.60
MKC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MKC: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 7.00 Max: 9.5
Current: 3.6
1
9.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.10
MKC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. MKC: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.1  Med: 8.30 Max: 20.1
Current: -0.1
-0.1
20.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.60
MKC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 999 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MKC: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MKC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.6  Med: 11.70 Max: 36.1
Current: -0.6
-0.6
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

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)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,655,300 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

Pioneer Investments 117,620 sh (+0.26%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,655,300 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 45,700 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Tom Russo 42,505 sh (-0.58%)
John Rogers 42,291 sh (-0.96%)
Jeremy Grantham 181,404 sh (-15.71%)
Jim Simons 150,900 sh (-43.21%)
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Q3 2015

MKC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 5,200 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 117,881 sh (+0.22%)
John Rogers 42,296 sh (+0.01%)
Mario Gabelli 45,700 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Tom Russo 41,855 sh (-1.53%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,591,800 sh (-3.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 125,431 sh (-30.86%)
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Q4 2015

MKC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 45,700 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 525,000 sh (-67.02%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 27.90
MKC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1114 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. MKC: 27.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MKC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.52  Med: 21.26 Max: 28.55
Current: 27.9
14.52
28.55
Forward P/E 20.83
MKC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.05 vs. MKC: 20.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 30.60
MKC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. MKC: 30.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MKC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.76  Med: 21.72 Max: 31.31
Current: 30.6
14.76
31.31
P/B 6.59
MKC's P/B is ranked lower than
91% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MKC: 6.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MKC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.06  Med: 4.68 Max: 6.45
Current: 6.59
3.06
6.45
P/S 2.61
MKC's P/S is ranked lower than
80% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. MKC: 2.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MKC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 1.83 Max: 2.67
Current: 2.61
1.2
2.67
PFCF 26.51
MKC's PFCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.33 vs. MKC: 26.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MKC' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.48  Med: 22.99 Max: 38.46
Current: 26.51
13.48
38.46
POCF 20.45
MKC's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. MKC: 20.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MKC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.63  Med: 17.25 Max: 23.56
Current: 20.45
10.63
23.56
EV-to-EBIT 22.96
MKC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
68% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.79 vs. MKC: 22.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MKC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12  Med: 16.20 Max: 23.8
Current: 22.96
12
23.8
EV-to-EBITDA 19.25
MKC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
71% of the 1239 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. MKC: 19.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MKC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 13.40 Max: 20
Current: 19.25
10
20
PEG 11.33
MKC's PEG is ranked lower than
87% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. MKC: 11.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MKC' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 2.66 Max: 11.43
Current: 11.33
1.46
11.43
Shiller P/E 32.33
MKC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 26.44 vs. MKC: 32.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MKC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.44  Med: 27.08 Max: 33.2
Current: 32.33
18.44
33.2
Current Ratio 1.13
MKC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. MKC: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MKC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.10 Max: 1.29
Current: 1.13
0.6
1.29
Quick Ratio 0.56
MKC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 1473 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. MKC: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MKC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.60 Max: 0.67
Current: 0.56
0.34
0.67
Days Inventory 102.66
MKC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 66.21 vs. MKC: 102.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MKC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 84  Med: 90.25 Max: 101.6
Current: 102.66
84
101.6
Days Sales Outstanding 38.67
MKC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 39.52 vs. MKC: 38.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MKC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.67  Med: 42.41 Max: 57.14
Current: 38.67
38.67
57.14
Days Payable 58.75
MKC's Days Payable is ranked higher than
63% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 43.24 vs. MKC: 58.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MKC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.13  Med: 57.38 Max: 61.52
Current: 58.75
51.13
61.52

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.90
MKC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
52% of the 1773 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. MKC: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MKC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.52  Med: 2.07 Max: 3.12
Current: 1.9
1.52
3.12
Dividend Payout 0.57
MKC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
68% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. MKC: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MKC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.43 Max: 1.08
Current: 0.57
0.31
1.08
Dividend Growth (3y) 8.90
MKC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. MKC: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
MKC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 9.10 Max: 16.1
Current: 8.9
6.6
16.1
Forward Dividend Yield 2.00
MKC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 1541 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. MKC: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.95
MKC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1780 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. MKC: 2.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MKC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.36  Med: 3.21 Max: 4.84
Current: 2.95
2.36
4.84
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.30
MKC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. MKC: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MKC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.8  Med: 0.80 Max: 3.6
Current: 1.3
-0.8
3.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.36
MKC's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
68% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. MKC: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.40
MKC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1482 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. MKC: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MKC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 6.20 Max: 8.4
Current: 4.4
4.2
8.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 5.80
MKC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. MKC: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MKC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 11.90 Max: 15.8
Current: 5.8
5.7
15.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $4296
EPS $ 3.08
Beta0.62
Short Percentage of Float5.67%
52-Week Range $71.01 - 88.81
Shares Outstanding(Mil)127.11

Analyst Estimate

Nov16 Nov17 Nov18
Revenue(Mil) 4,373 4,519 4,687
EPS($) 3.74 4.13 4.35
EPS without NRI($) 3.74 4.13 4.35

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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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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 food service 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 food service 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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