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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 0.37
MMM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 2436 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 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
54% of the 2239 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 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
64% of the 1419 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 40.15 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: 7.04
M-Score: -2.80
WACC vs ROIC
10.36%
25.11%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 22.42
MMM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2442 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.28 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 2442 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 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 (%) 30.37
MMM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2415 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. MMM: 30.37 )
MMM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 19.81   Max: 37.84
Current: 30.37

19.81
37.84
ROA (%) 15.01
MMM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2457 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 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
95% of the 2452 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.72 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
73% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 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)(%) 7.70
MMM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1797 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MMM: 7.70 )
MMM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 18.4
Current: 7.7

-1.8
18.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
MMM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1677 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 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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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%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,958 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 16,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 1,643,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 1,063,289 sh (-0.05%)
Ken Fisher 2,965 sh (-0.20%)
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%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,340,669 sh (+0.08%)
Pioneer Investments 1,835,190 sh (+0.08%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,958 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 204,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 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 (-25.00%)
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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%)
Pioneer Investments 1,588,618 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 12,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 204,000 sh (unchged)
MS Global Franchise Fund 123,890 sh (-0.10%)
Bill Frels 2,085,896 sh (-0.11%)
Tweedy Browne 1,055,227 sh (-0.20%)
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%)
Chuck Royce 21,700 sh (-22.50%)
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

Murray Stahl 1,459 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 106,822 sh (+3788.68%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,820,416 sh (+19.48%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 96,397 sh (+0.11%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,021 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 20,137 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 21,700 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 204,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 30,426 sh (-0.43%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,978,527 sh (-0.43%)
Tweedy Browne 1,046,520 sh (-0.83%)
Pioneer Investments 1,521,789 sh (-4.21%)
Bill Frels 1,889,031 sh (-9.44%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 73,292 sh (-40.84%)
John Hussman 25,000 sh (-50.00%)
Diamond Hill Capital 374,394 sh (-72.43%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.60
MMM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 28.30 vs. MMM: 21.60 )
MMM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 25.53
Current: 21.6

9.3
25.53
Forward P/E 18.08
MMM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MMM: 18.08 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.10
MMM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 28.20 vs. MMM: 22.10 )
MMM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 25.55
Current: 22.1

9.3
25.55
P/B 8.00
MMM's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. MMM: 8.00 )
MMM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.97   Max: 8.24
Current: 8

2.97
8.24
P/S 3.36
MMM's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. MMM: 3.36 )
MMM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 3.67
Current: 3.36

1.23
3.67
PFCF 20.80
MMM's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 88.18 vs. MMM: 20.80 )
MMM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.43   Max: 27.23
Current: 20.8

10.43
27.23
POCF 16.52
MMM's POCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.42 vs. MMM: 16.52 )
MMM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.95   Max: 18.76
Current: 16.52

6.95
18.76
EV-to-EBIT 15.18
MMM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. MMM: 15.18 )
MMM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7   Max: 16.7
Current: 15.18

7
16.7
PEG 2.76
MMM's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MMM: 2.76 )
MMM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 118.21
Current: 2.76

0.84
118.21
Shiller P/E 26.00
MMM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 746.45 vs. MMM: 26.00 )
MMM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.02   Max: 35.32
Current: 26

9.02
35.32
Current Ratio 1.96
MMM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 2260 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 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
70% of the 2260 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 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 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 101.23 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
89% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 90.45 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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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.22
MMM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
63% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. MMM: 2.22 )
MMM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 4.81
Current: 2.22

1.56
4.81
Dividend Payout 0.46
MMM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. MMM: 0.46 )
MMM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.46

0.34
0.81
Dividend growth (3y) 15.80
MMM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1155 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 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) 3.50
MMM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1835 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. MMM: 3.50 )
MMM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 7.64
Current: 3.5

2.48
7.64
Share Buyback Rate 2.70
MMM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 1464 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 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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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 22.40
MMM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. MMM: 22.40 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 22.76
Current: 22.4

3.9
22.76
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
MMM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. MMM: 1.70 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.74
Current: 1.7

0.85
2.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
MMM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MMM: 1.30 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.3

0.64
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.40
MMM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MMM: 3.40 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 5.4
Current: 3.4

0.98
5.4
Price/Graham Number 4.50
MMM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
60% of the 2662 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. MMM: 4.50 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 4.62
Current: 4.5

1.88
4.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.70
MMM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2439 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. MMM: 6.70 )
MMM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6   Max: 14.3
Current: 6.7

6
14.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.05
MMM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1347 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. MMM: 10.05 )
MMM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 20.6
Current: 10.05

5.1
20.6

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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Traded in other countries:MMM.Switzerland, MMM.Germany, 0QNY.UK, MMMC34.Brazil, MMM.Mexico, MMM.Argentina, MMM.Chile,
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, 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. Its 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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