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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
MLM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. MLM: 0.04 )
MLM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: -0.03   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.04

-0.03
0.22
Equity to Asset 0.47
MLM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. MLM: 0.47 )
MLM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.47

0.34
0.63
Interest Coverage 4.08
MLM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 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: 7
Z-Score: 3.47
M-Score: -2.70
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 (%) 10.11
MLM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. MLM: 10.11 )
MLM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.69   Max: 19.63
Current: 10.11

7.69
19.63
Net-margin (%) 5.63
MLM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. MLM: 5.63 )
MLM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.16   Max: 11.97
Current: 5.63

4.16
11.97
ROE (%) 7.89
MLM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. MLM: 7.89 )
MLM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.85   Max: 27.77
Current: 7.89

5.85
27.77
ROA (%) 3.72
MLM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 641 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. MLM: 3.72 )
MLM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 10.22
Current: 3.72

2.62
10.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.41
MLM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.41 vs. MLM: 9.41 )
MLM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.91   Max: 23.74
Current: 9.41

6.91
23.74
Revenue Growth (%) 8.80
MLM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. MLM: 8.80 )
MLM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.6   Max: 24.8
Current: 8.8

-10.6
24.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.60
MLM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. MLM: 0.60 )
MLM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.1   Max: 22.7
Current: 0.6

-15.1
22.7
EPS Growth (%) 7.80
MLM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. MLM: 7.80 )
MLM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -29.6   Max: 33.4
Current: 7.8

-29.6
33.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

MLM Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 18,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 19,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 533,776 sh (+9892.06%)
Tom Russo 1,704,576 sh (+2.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,425,791 sh (-0.06%)
Jeremy Grantham 67,597 sh (-0.32%)
RS Investment Management 3,143,704 sh (-6.33%)
Wallace Weitz 741,700 sh (-7.15%)
Chris Davis 1,109,514 sh (-11.27%)
Mason Hawkins 2,164,481 sh (-62.93%)
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Q2 2013

MLM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Caxton Associates 64,990 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,479,091 sh (+2.2%)
Tom Russo 1,737,505 sh (+1.93%)
Jeremy Grantham 67,597 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 658,600 sh (-11.2%)
Chris Davis 897,651 sh (-19.1%)
Mason Hawkins 1,193,012 sh (-44.88%)
RS Investment Management 1,680,710 sh (-46.54%)
Ray Dalio 7,500 sh (-62.31%)
Steven Cohen 53,181 sh (-90.04%)
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Q3 2013

MLM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Wallace Weitz 713,670 sh (+8.36%)
Tom Russo 1,786,060 sh (+2.79%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,516,215 sh (+1.5%)
Jeremy Grantham 67,597 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Chris Davis 892,950 sh (-0.52%)
RS Investment Management 1,640,747 sh (-2.38%)
Mason Hawkins 1,097,407 sh (-8.01%)
Steven Cohen 3,611 sh (-93.21%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MLM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 Add 23.11%0.54%$94.79 - $102.83 $ 125.5528%878571
Wallace Weitz 2013-09-30 Add 8.36%0.2%$94.91 - $106.43 $ 125.5526%713670
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$94.91 - $106.43 $ 125.5526%0
Mason Hawkins 2013-06-30 Reduce -44.88%0.44%$93.56 - $112.09 $ 125.5521%1193012
Wallace Weitz 2013-06-30 Reduce -11.2%0.35%$93.56 - $112.09 $ 125.5521%658600
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Reduce -62.31%0.01%$93.56 - $112.09 $ 125.5521%7500
Mason Hawkins 2013-03-31 Reduce -62.93%1.51%$94.28 - $104.88 $ 125.5526%2164481
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$94.28 - $104.88 $ 125.5526%19900
John Griffin 2012-12-31 Sold Out 2.6%$81.88 - $95.59 $ 125.5544%0
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$81.88 - $95.59 $ 125.5544%0
John Griffin 2012-09-30 Reduce -22.02%0.66%$73.54 - $90.93 $ 125.5557%1972800
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$73.54 - $90.93 $ 125.5557%18700
John Griffin 2012-06-30 Add 56.17%1.08%$65.07 - $85.66 $ 125.5567%2530000
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$65.07 - $85.66 $ 125.5567%0
John Griffin 2012-03-31 New Buy2.3%$74.19 - $89.52 $ 125.5558%1620000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-03-31 Add 40.9%0.32%$74.19 - $89.52 $ 125.5558%3266801
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Add 1356.21%0.05%$74.19 - $89.52 $ 125.5558%43133
Mason Hawkins 2011-12-31 Add 7.6%0.14%$61.62 - $77.11 $ 125.5573%5982970
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy$61.62 - $77.11 $ 125.5573%2962
Wallace Weitz 2011-09-30 Add 26.92%0.59%$61.89 - $81.37 $ 125.5577%895558
Mason Hawkins 2011-09-30 Add 26.17%0.34%$61.89 - $81.37 $ 125.5577%5560470
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.22%$61.89 - $81.37 $ 125.5578%0
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.017%$61.89 - $81.37 $ 125.5577%0
John Keeley 2011-06-30 Reduce -49.66%0.02%$79.07 - $92.06 $ 125.5547%13032
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-03-31 Add 16.4%0.13%$81.62 - $93 $ 125.5546%2053215
John Keeley 2011-03-31 Reduce -33.08%0.02%$81.62 - $93 $ 125.5546%25887
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $81.62 - $93 $ 125.5546%0
George Soros 2011-03-31 Sold Out $81.62 - $93 $ 125.5546%0
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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.



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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) 48.30
MLM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. MLM: 48.30 )
MLM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.88   Max: 65.24
Current: 48.3

12.88
65.24
P/B 3.80
MLM's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. MLM: 3.80 )
MLM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 7.72
Current: 3.8

1.54
7.72
P/S 2.70
MLM's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. MLM: 2.70 )
MLM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 3.45
Current: 2.7

1.05
3.45
PFCF 37.80
MLM's PFCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. MLM: 37.80 )
MLM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.87   Max: 124.56
Current: 37.8

13.87
124.56
EV-to-EBIT 31.30
MLM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.08 vs. MLM: 31.30 )
MLM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11   Max: 39.6
Current: 31.3

11
39.6
Shiller P/E 49.90
MLM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.52 vs. MLM: 49.90 )
MLM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.43   Max: 50.47
Current: 49.9

14.43
50.47

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.30
MLM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. MLM: 1.30 )
MLM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.3

0.66
2.59
Dividend Payout 0.61
MLM's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
65% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. MLM: 0.61 )
MLM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.61

0.19
0.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.30
MLM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
60% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. MLM: 1.30 )
MLM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.3

0.66
2.59
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
MLM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 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 6.70
MLM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MLM: 6.70 )
MLM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 15.12
Current: 6.7

2.38
15.12
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.40
MLM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
56% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MLM: 2.40 )
MLM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 12.73
Current: 2.4

1.53
12.73
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
MLM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MLM: 1.30 )
MLM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.26
Current: 1.3

0.45
1.26
Price/Graham Number 3.80
MLM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
77% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MLM: 3.80 )
MLM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 3.75
Current: 3.8

1.21
3.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.20
MLM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
54% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. MLM: 3.20 )
MLM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 9.1
Current: 3.2

2.5
9.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -3.86
MLM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
56% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. MLM: -3.86 )
MLM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.5   Max: 22.1
Current: -3.86

-11.5
22.1

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 is a producer of aggregates for the construction industry in the United States. 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 29, 2012, the Company owns, has the right to use, or has pending applications for approximately 98 patents pending or granted by the United States and various countries and approximately 107 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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