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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 0.37
MMM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 2033 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. MMM: 0.37 )
MMM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.37

0.11
0.95
Equity to Asset 0.42
MMM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 2017 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. MMM: 0.42 )
MMM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.42

0.38
0.52
Interest Coverage 50.25
MMM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 1319 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 28.05 vs. MMM: 50.25 )
MMM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 14.67   Max: 66.35
Current: 50.25

14.67
66.35
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 5.44
M-Score: -2.77
WACC vs ROIC
10.23%
25.12%
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 : 9/10

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Operating margin (%) 22.42
MMM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2033 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. MMM: 22.42 )
MMM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.51   Max: 25.32
Current: 22.42

13.51
25.32
Net-margin (%) 15.57
MMM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2033 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. MMM: 15.57 )
MMM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.25   Max: 16.8
Current: 15.57

7.25
16.8
ROE (%) 30.36
MMM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2018 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. MMM: 30.36 )
MMM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 19.81   Max: 37.84
Current: 30.36

19.81
37.84
ROA (%) 15.01
MMM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2051 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. MMM: 15.01 )
MMM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 8.58   Max: 18.41
Current: 15.01

8.58
18.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 55.96
MMM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.66 vs. MMM: 55.96 )
MMM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 24.2   Max: 73.08
Current: 55.96

24.2
73.08
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.30
MMM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1751 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. MMM: 5.30 )
MMM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 10
Current: 5.3

1.3
10
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.50
MMM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1539 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. MMM: 1.50 )
MMM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 18.4
Current: 1.5

-1.8
18.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
MMM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1409 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. MMM: 7.90 )
MMM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.7   Max: 28
Current: 7.9

-3.7
28
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

MMM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 23,444 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 59,708 sh (+213.31%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,339,536 sh (+6.91%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,994,801 sh (+0.76%)
Bill Frels 2,090,266 sh (+0.37%)
Bill Nygren 1,643,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 16,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 1,958 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 1,063,289 sh (-0.05%)
Ken Fisher 2,965 sh (-0.2%)
Tom Gayner 204,000 sh (-0.83%)
Mario Gabelli 19,792 sh (-1.48%)
Dodge & Cox 31,088 sh (-1.58%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 131,190 sh (-4.56%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 176,075 sh (-10.22%)
Pioneer Investments 1,833,702 sh (-10.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,923,590 sh (-11.29%)
Chuck Royce 34,500 sh (-11.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,800 sh (-77.45%)
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Q2 2014

MMM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ray Dalio 39,286 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 20,767 sh (+4.93%)
Ken Fisher 3,008 sh (+1.45%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 6,036,024 sh (+0.69%)
Pioneer Investments 1,835,190 sh (+0.08%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,340,669 sh (+0.08%)
Tom Gayner 204,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 1,958 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Bill Nygren Sold Out
Bill Frels 2,088,281 sh (-0.09%)
Dodge & Cox 30,958 sh (-0.42%)
Tweedy Browne 1,057,377 sh (-0.56%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 168,745 sh (-4.16%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 124,020 sh (-5.47%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,155,791 sh (-15.59%)
Chuck Royce 28,000 sh (-18.84%)
Robert Olstein 12,000 sh (-25%)
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Q3 2014

MMM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 45,486 sh (+15.78%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,021 sh (+3.22%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,357,904 sh (+1.29%)
Robert Olstein 12,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 204,000 sh (unchged)
MS Global Franchise Fund 123,890 sh (-0.1%)
Bill Frels 2,085,896 sh (-0.11%)
Tweedy Browne 1,055,227 sh (-0.2%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 6,004,623 sh (-0.52%)
Dodge & Cox 30,558 sh (-1.29%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,034,591 sh (-2.92%)
Mario Gabelli 20,137 sh (-3.03%)
Ken Fisher 2,747 sh (-8.68%)
Pioneer Investments 1,588,618 sh (-13.44%)
Chuck Royce 21,700 sh (-22.5%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 96,287 sh (-42.94%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (-66.67%)
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Q4 2014

MMM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Fisher 106,822 sh (+3788.68%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MMM

(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
Ken Fisher 2014-12-31 Add 3788.68%0.04%$132.9 - $167.27 $ 162.36%106822
John Hussman 2014-09-30 Reduce -66.67%1.07%$139.13 - $146.84 $ 162.313%50000
Bill Nygren 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.8%$132.39 - $145.32 $ 162.316%0
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Reduce -25%0.08%$132.39 - $145.32 $ 162.316%12000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$132.39 - $145.32 $ 162.316%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy0.04%$132.39 - $145.32 $ 162.316%39286
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.05%$123.9 - $140.25 $ 162.322%23444
Chris Davis 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$123.9 - $140.25 $ 162.322%0
Brian Rogers 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1.1%$117.16 - $139.42 $ 162.328%0
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1%$117.16 - $139.42 $ 162.328%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$117.16 - $139.42 $ 162.328%0
Chris Davis 2013-12-31 Reduce -48.72%0.01%$117.16 - $139.42 $ 162.328%38361
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Add 154.63%0.01%$117.16 - $139.42 $ 162.328%20090
Ken Fisher 2013-12-31 Add 26.48%$117.16 - $139.42 $ 162.328%2971
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out $117.16 - $139.42 $ 162.328%0
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Add 114.29%0.52%$108.73 - $121.57 $ 162.340%150000
Robert Olstein 2013-09-30 Reduce -55%0.39%$108.73 - $121.57 $ 162.340%18000
Brian Rogers 2013-09-30 Reduce -10.84%0.13%$108.73 - $121.57 $ 162.340%2466400
Bill Nygren 2013-09-30 Add 7.18%0.13%$108.73 - $121.57 $ 162.340%1643000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -78.03%0.03%$108.73 - $121.57 $ 162.340%2032
Chris Davis 2013-09-30 Reduce -32.53%0.01%$108.73 - $121.57 $ 162.340%74801
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy$108.73 - $121.57 $ 162.340%2303
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -65%0.51%$103.79 - $112.97 $ 162.350%70000
Brian Rogers 2013-06-30 Reduce -15.31%0.21%$103.79 - $112.97 $ 162.350%2766400
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$103.79 - $112.97 $ 162.350%0
Ruane Cunniff 2013-06-30 New Buy$103.79 - $112.97 $ 162.350%1958
Tweedy Browne 2013-03-31 Add 902.16%2.61%$92.85 - $106.42 $ 162.360%1067870
Mark Hillman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.68%$92.85 - $106.42 $ 162.360%0
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Reduce -50.12%0.49%$92.85 - $106.42 $ 162.360%200000
Robert Olstein 2013-03-31 Reduce -26.79%0.27%$92.85 - $106.42 $ 162.360%41000
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.04%$92.85 - $106.42 $ 162.360%36803
Ken Fisher 2013-03-31 New Buy$92.85 - $106.42 $ 162.360%2172
Tweedy Browne 2012-12-31 Reduce -89.47%2.95%$87.31 - $95.37 $ 162.378%106557
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Reduce -52.85%1%$87.31 - $95.37 $ 162.378%401000
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.2%$87.31 - $95.37 $ 162.378%0
Bill Nygren 2012-12-31 Add 9.83%0.17%$87.31 - $95.37 $ 162.378%1453000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -45.27%0.04%$87.31 - $95.37 $ 162.378%8301
Ken Fisher 2012-12-31 Sold Out $87.31 - $95.37 $ 162.378%0
John Hussman 2012-09-30 Add 170000%1.9%$86.4 - $94.24 $ 162.378%850500
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-09-30 Reduce -50.6%0.91%$86.4 - $94.24 $ 162.378%105435
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 193.01%0.06%$86.4 - $94.24 $ 162.378%15166
Bill Nygren 2012-06-30 Add 18.64%0.31%$82.47 - $89.71 $ 162.388%1273000
Mark Hillman 2012-06-30 Reduce -50.95%0.23%$82.47 - $89.71 $ 162.388%2903
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Add 57.74%0.07%$82.47 - $89.71 $ 162.388%139603
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$82.47 - $89.71 $ 162.388%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.03%$82.47 - $89.71 $ 162.388%5176
Ruane Cunniff 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0016%$82.47 - $89.71 $ 162.388%0
Ken Fisher 2012-06-30 Reduce -33.26%$82.47 - $89.71 $ 162.388%2835
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-03-31 Reduce -34.48%0.9%$83.37 - $90 $ 162.398%215295
Mark Hillman 2012-03-31 Reduce -64.74%0.6%$83.37 - $90 $ 162.398%5918
John Hussman 2012-03-31 New Buy$83.37 - $90 $ 162.398%500
Ken Fisher 2012-03-31 New Buy$83.37 - $90 $ 162.398%4248
Ruane Cunniff 2012-03-31 New Buy$83.37 - $90 $ 162.398%2258
Bill Nygren 2011-12-31 Add 32.98%0.42%$70.93 - $82.29 $ 162.3106%1008000
Tweedy Browne 2011-12-31 Add 13.56%0.37%$70.93 - $82.29 $ 162.3106%1086565
Tom Gayner 2011-12-31 Add 18.57%0.13%$70.93 - $82.29 $ 162.3106%187100
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 Add 6.95%0.12%$70.93 - $82.29 $ 162.3106%5398152
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Add 179.24%0.08%$70.93 - $82.29 $ 162.3106%86303
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$70.93 - $82.29 $ 162.3106%0
Chris Davis 2011-12-31 New Buy0.03%$70.93 - $82.29 $ 162.3106%156798
Ken Fisher 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0008%$70.93 - $82.29 $ 162.3106%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 21.70
MMM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. MMM: 21.70 )
MMM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 26.77
Current: 21.7

9.3
26.77
Forward P/E 17.99
MMM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 33.67 vs. MMM: 17.99 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.70
MMM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. MMM: 21.70 )
MMM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 26.8
Current: 21.7

9.3
26.8
P/B 7.91
MMM's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. MMM: 7.91 )
MMM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.97   Max: 8.48
Current: 7.91

2.97
8.48
P/S 3.38
MMM's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MMM: 3.38 )
MMM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 3.72
Current: 3.38

1.23
3.72
PFCF 20.89
MMM's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 48.04 vs. MMM: 20.89 )
MMM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.43   Max: 27.23
Current: 20.89

10.43
27.23
POCF 16.17
MMM's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.21 vs. MMM: 16.17 )
MMM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.95   Max: 18.76
Current: 16.17

6.95
18.76
EV-to-EBIT 15.18
MMM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 17.08 vs. MMM: 15.18 )
MMM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7   Max: 17.6
Current: 15.18

7
17.6
PEG 6.58
MMM's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MMM: 6.58 )
MMM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 118.21
Current: 6.58

0.84
118.21
Shiller P/E 25.69
MMM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 71.49 vs. MMM: 25.69 )
MMM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.02   Max: 36.63
Current: 25.69

9.02
36.63
Current Ratio 1.96
MMM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. MMM: 1.96 )
MMM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 2.25
Current: 1.96

1.22
2.25
Quick Ratio 1.34
MMM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. MMM: 1.34 )
MMM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.67
Current: 1.34

0.86
1.67
Days Inventory 86.91
MMM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 102.62 vs. MMM: 86.91 )
MMM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 68.05   Max: 105.09
Current: 86.91

68.05
105.09
Days Sales Outstanding 48.61
MMM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 89.88 vs. MMM: 48.61 )
MMM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.15   Max: 65.03
Current: 48.61

46.15
65.03

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.11
MMM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. MMM: 2.11 )
MMM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 4.81
Current: 2.11

1.54
4.81
Dividend Payout 0.44
MMM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. MMM: 0.44 )
MMM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.44

0.34
0.81
Dividend growth (3y) 15.80
MMM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. MMM: 15.80 )
MMM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 15.8
Current: 15.8

2.9
15.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.67
MMM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. MMM: 3.67 )
MMM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.69   Max: 8.4
Current: 3.67

2.69
8.4
Share Buyback Rate 2.70
MMM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 1381 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. MMM: 2.70 )
MMM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.3   Max: -0.8
Current: 2.7

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 22.32
MMM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. MMM: 22.32 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 22.6
Current: 22.32

3.9
22.6
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.77
MMM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. MMM: 1.77 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.74
Current: 1.77

0.85
2.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.35
MMM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. MMM: 1.35 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.35

0.64
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.53
MMM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MMM: 3.53 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 5.4
Current: 3.53

0.98
5.4
Price/Graham Number 4.54
MMM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. MMM: 4.54 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 4.6
Current: 4.54

1.89
4.6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.60
MMM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2038 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. MMM: 6.60 )
MMM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 14.3
Current: 6.6

5.7
14.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.88
MMM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1215 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 8.12 vs. MMM: 9.88 )
MMM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 20.6
Current: 9.88

5.1
20.6

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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3M Co was incorporated in 1929 under the laws of the State of Delaware to continue operations begun in 1902. The Company is a diversified technology company. Its products involve expertise in product development, manufacturing and marketing. Its segments involve Safety and Graphics; Electronics and Energy; Health Care; and Consumer. The Company's industrial segment serves various markets, such as automotive original equipment manufacturer and automotive aftermarket, electronics, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, and construction. Industrial products include tapes, a wide variety of coated, non-woven and bonded abrasives, adhesives, advanced ceramics, sealants, specialty materials, 3M Purification Inc., closure systems for personal hygiene products, acoustic systems products, and components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft and specialty vehicles. Major industrial products include vinyl, polyester, foil and specialty industrial tapes and adhesives; Scotch(r) Masking Tape, Scotch (r) Filament Tape and Scotch(r) Packaging Tape; packaging equipment; 3M(tm), VHB(tm) Bonding Tapes; conductive, low surface energy, sealants, hot melt, spray and structural adhesives; reclosable fasteners; label materials for durable goods; and coated, nonwoven and microstructured surface finishing and grinding abrasives for the industrial market. The Electronics and Energy segment serves customers in electronics and energy markets, including solutions for, high-performance electronic devices, telecommunications networks, electrical products, power generation and distribution, and infrastructure protection. The Health Care segment serves markets that include medical clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, health information systems, and food manufacturing and testing. Products and services provided to these and other markets include medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, inhalation and transdermal drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. The Consumer segment serves markets that include consumer retail, office retail, home improvement, building maintenance and other markets. Products in this segment include office supply products, stationery products, construction and home improvement products, home care products, protective material products, certain consumer retail personal safety products, and consumer health care products. The Company has made, and plans to continue making, necessary expenditures for compliance with applicable laws.
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