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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 0.05
MLM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. MLM: 0.05 )
MLM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: -0.07   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.05

-0.07
0.28
Equity to Asset 0.60
MLM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
77% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. MLM: 0.60 )
MLM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.6

0.33
0.64
Interest Coverage 4.08
MLM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.65 vs. MLM: 4.08 )
MLM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 13.32
Current: 4.08

2.55
13.32
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.45
M-Score: -1.68
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 (%) 9.79
MLM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. MLM: 9.79 )
MLM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 19.63
Current: 9.79

7.6
19.63
Net-margin (%) 4.82
MLM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. MLM: 4.82 )
MLM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.15   Max: 11.97
Current: 4.82

4.15
11.97
ROE (%) 6.11
MLM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.59 vs. MLM: 6.11 )
MLM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.81   Max: 23.89
Current: 6.11

5.81
23.89
ROA (%) 3.11
MLM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. MLM: 3.11 )
MLM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 10.51
Current: 3.11

2.65
10.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.60
MLM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.49 vs. MLM: 9.60 )
MLM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.89   Max: 33.47
Current: 9.6

6.89
33.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.00
MLM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. MLM: 6.00 )
MLM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.7   Max: 24.8
Current: 6

-9.7
24.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.80
MLM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. MLM: 0.80 )
MLM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.2   Max: 22.7
Current: 0.8

-15.2
22.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.80
MLM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. MLM: 7.80 )
MLM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -29.6   Max: 33.4
Current: 7.8

-29.6
33.4
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

MLM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 58,725 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 875,460 sh (+24144.2%)
Wallace Weitz 878,571 sh (+23.11%)
Tom Russo 1,931,562 sh (+8.15%)
Jeremy Grantham 67,597 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,503,415 sh (-0.51%)
Chris Davis 879,720 sh (-1.48%)
Mason Hawkins 1,039,807 sh (-5.25%)
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Q1 2014

MLM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Pioneer Investments 33,817 sh (New)
Jim Simons 5,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 3,340 sh (New)
Tom Russo 1,992,602 sh (+3.16%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,519,682 sh (+0.65%)
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 796,560 sh (-9.33%)
Chris Davis 776,461 sh (-11.74%)
Steven Cohen 175,000 sh (-80.01%)
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Q2 2014

MLM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Lee Ainslie 248,049 sh (New)
George Soros 15,100 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 68,623 sh (+102.92%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,532,052 sh (+0.49%)
Steven Cohen 628,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 5,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 1,972,412 sh (-1.01%)
Wallace Weitz 773,375 sh (-2.91%)
Chris Davis 716,959 sh (-7.66%)
Mario Gabelli 1,800 sh (-46.11%)
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Q3 2014

MLM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 6,088 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 5,823 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 12,116 sh (+573.11%)
Lee Ainslie 709,129 sh (+185.88%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,542,171 sh (+39.89%)
Tom Russo 1,975,609 sh (+0.16%)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 760,263 sh (-1.7%)
Pioneer Investments 63,115 sh (-8.03%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MLM

(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
Lee Ainslie 2014-09-30 Add 185.88%0.85%$124.23 - $132.25 $ 119.26-7%709129
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 Add 39.89%0.31%$124.23 - $132.25 $ 119.26-7%3542171
Chris Davis 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.28%$124.23 - $132.25 $ 119.26-7%0
George Soros 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$124.23 - $132.25 $ 119.26-7%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Add 573.11%0.01%$124.23 - $132.25 $ 119.26-7%12116
Lee Ainslie 2014-06-30 New Buy0.47%$116.89 - $134.91 $ 119.26-5%248049
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy0.02%$116.89 - $134.91 $ 119.26-5%15100
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Reduce -46.11%$116.89 - $134.91 $ 119.26-5%1800
Mason Hawkins 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.51%$98.7 - $126.98 $ 119.264%0
Wallace Weitz 2014-03-31 Reduce -9.33%0.27%$98.7 - $126.98 $ 119.264%796560
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 New Buy$98.7 - $126.98 $ 119.264%3340
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 Add 23.11%0.54%$94.79 - $102.83 $ 119.2621%878571
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Guru Investment Theses on Martin Marietta Materials Inc

Lountzis Asset Management Comments on Martin Marietta Materials - Mar 21, 2014

MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS (MLM) is the second largest domestic producer of construction aggregates and a producer of magnesium based chemicals and dolomitic lime. Aggregates refer to the business of selling crushed stone, rocks and sand and is an attractive business. It enjoys significant barriers to entry, including the challenges in gaining permits for new quarries, as well as the low value to weight ratio of aggregates creating local oligopolies that enable solid pricing power. As I mentioned in prior letters, it is one of few businesses I have ever studied that have experienced enormous volume declines yet have been able to continue to raise prices illustrating the power of their business model.



We believe that MLM is well positioned for solid growth in its largest markets, Texas representing 19% of sales and North Carolina 17% of sales, for solid growth. Their top five states of Texas, North Carolina, Iowa, Georgia and South Carolina represent almost 60% of their 2013 sales. Sales in 2013 were $1.9 billion with operating earnings of $155 million translating into fully diluted earnings per share of $2.61 on their 46 million shares outstanding. While MLM’s stock price has appreciated over 25% in 2012 and 6% in 2013, we still believe the company’s assets remain undervalued and the company will continue to generate attractive revenue and profit growth as the undeniable need for infrastructure spending continues to grow.



From Lountzis Asset Management 2013 Annual Letter



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Lountzis Asset Management Comments on Martin Marietta Materials
MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS (MLM) is the second largest domestic producer of construction aggregates and a producer of magnesium based chemicals and dolomitic lime. Aggregates refer to the business of selling crushed stone, rocks and sand and is an attractive business. It enjoys significant barriers to entry, including the challenges in gaining permits for new quarries, as well as the low value to weight ratio of aggregates creating local oligopolies that enable solid pricing power. As I mentioned in prior letters, it is one of few businesses I have ever studied that have experienced enormous volume declines yet have been able to continue to raise prices illustrating the power of their business model. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 50.40
MLM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. MLM: 50.40 )
MLM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.88   Max: 65.24
Current: 50.4

12.88
65.24
P/B 1.83
MLM's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. MLM: 1.83 )
MLM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.65   Max: 7.72
Current: 1.83

1.65
7.72
P/S 2.37
MLM's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MLM: 2.37 )
MLM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 3.45
Current: 2.37

1.21
3.45
PFCF 42.75
MLM's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 38.35 vs. MLM: 42.75 )
MLM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.33   Max: 124.56
Current: 42.75

14.33
124.56
EV-to-EBIT 36.93
MLM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. MLM: 36.93 )
MLM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11   Max: 40.4
Current: 36.93

11
40.4
Shiller P/E 55.49
MLM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 177.02 vs. MLM: 55.49 )
MLM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.64   Max: 61.48
Current: 55.49

14.64
61.48
Current Ratio 2.78
MLM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. MLM: 2.78 )
MLM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 5.29
Current: 2.78

0.99
5.29
Quick Ratio 1.69
MLM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MLM: 1.69 )
MLM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.2
Current: 1.69

0.54
3.2

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 1.34
MLM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. MLM: 1.34 )
MLM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.34

0.66
2.59
Dividend Payout 0.65
MLM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
64% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. MLM: 0.65 )
MLM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2
Current: 0.65

0.13
2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.40
MLM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
60% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. MLM: 1.40 )
MLM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.4

0.66
2.59
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
MLM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. MLM: -0.50 )
MLM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.2   Max: -3.2
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.59
MLM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MLM: 3.59 )
MLM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 21.21
Current: 3.59

2.3
21.21
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.72
MLM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. MLM: 1.72 )
MLM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 9.26
Current: 1.72

1.25
9.26
Price/Median PS Value 1.13
MLM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. MLM: 1.13 )
MLM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.13

0.4
1.59
Price/Graham Number 3.17
MLM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
60% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. MLM: 3.17 )
MLM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 5.01
Current: 3.17

1.16
5.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.70
MLM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 756 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. MLM: 2.70 )
MLM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 9.1
Current: 2.7

2.5
9.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.99
MLM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.01 vs. MLM: 2.99 )
MLM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12   Max: 22.5
Current: 2.99

-12
22.5

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Martin Marietta Materials Inc was formed in 1993 as a North Carolina corporation to serve as successor to the operations of the materials group of the organization that is now Lockheed Martin Corporation. The Company is a producer of aggregates for the construction industry, including infrastructure, commercial, agricultural and residential. The Company also has a Specialty Products segment that manufactures and markets magnesia-based chemical products used in industrial, agricultural, and environmental applications and dolomitic lime sold mainly to customers in the steel industry. The Company operates in four reportable business segments: the Mideast Group, Southeast Group, and West Group, collectively the Aggregates business and the Specialty Products segment. The Aggregates business mines, processes and sells granite, limestone, sand, gravel, and other aggregate products for use in all sectors of the public infrastructure, commercial and residential construction industries as well as agriculture, railroad ballast, chemical, and other uses. The Aggregates business also includes the operation of other construction materials businesses. These businesses are mainly located in the West Group. The Company manufactures and markets, through its Specialty Products business, magnesia-based chemical products for industrial, agricultural, and environmental applications, and dolomitic lime for use mainly in the steel industry. These chemical products have varying uses, including flame retardants, wastewater treatment, pulp and paper production, and other environmental applications. The principal raw materials used in the Specialty Products business are dolomitic limestone and alkali-rich brine. The Company's products are sold principally to commercial customers in private industry. Competition is based mainly on quarry or distribution location and price, but quality of aggregates and level of customer service are also factors. The Company's Specialty Products business competes with various companies in different geographic and product areas principally on the basis of quality, price, technological advances, and technical support for its products. As of February 14, 2014, the Company owns, has the right to use, or has pending applications for approximately 37 patents pending or granted by the United States and various countries and approximately 77 trademarks related to business. The Company's operations are subject to and affected by federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to the environment, health and safety, and other regulatory matters.
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