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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 0.56
MMM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 1902 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. MMM: 0.56 )
MMM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.56

0.11
0.98
Equity to Asset 0.52
MMM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 1914 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. MMM: 0.52 )
MMM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.52

0.38
0.52
Interest Coverage 45.97
MMM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.60 vs. MMM: 45.97 )
MMM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 14.67   Max: 62.7
Current: 45.97

14.67
62.7
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.37
M-Score: -2.62
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 (%) 21.59
MMM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.93 vs. MMM: 21.59 )
MMM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.51   Max: 25.32
Current: 21.59

13.51
25.32
Net-margin (%) 15.09
MMM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. MMM: 15.09 )
MMM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.25   Max: 16.8
Current: 15.09

7.25
16.8
ROE (%) 26.62
MMM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1896 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.48 vs. MMM: 26.62 )
MMM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.18   Max: 38.67
Current: 26.62

14.18
38.67
ROA (%) 13.89
MMM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. MMM: 13.89 )
MMM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.88   Max: 18.08
Current: 13.89

6.88
18.08
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.49
MMM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1908 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. MMM: 54.49 )
MMM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 23.69   Max: 70.17
Current: 54.49

23.69
70.17
Revenue Growth (%) 6.60
MMM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. MMM: 6.60 )
MMM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 12.2
Current: 6.6

-0.6
12.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.10
MMM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. MMM: 6.10 )
MMM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 16.7
Current: 6.1

-1.8
16.7
EPS Growth (%) 6.10
MMM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. MMM: 6.10 )
MMM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.7   Max: 25.8
Current: 6.1

-3.7
25.8
» MMM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

MMM Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Ray Dalio 36,803 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 85,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 2,172 sh (New)
Tweedy Browne 1,067,870 sh (+902.16%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,084,631 sh (+18.63%)
Chuck Royce 43,825 sh (+12.46%)
Bill Nygren 1,533,000 sh (+5.51%)
Tom Gayner 205,800 sh (+1.5%)
Meryl Witmer 4,076,504 sh (+1.06%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,735,151 sh (+0.37%)
Bill Frels 2,161,607 sh (+0.24%)
Mario Gabelli 8,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mark Hillman Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 2,306,053 sh (-0.42%)
Dodge & Cox 33,074 sh (-0.6%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,473,863 sh (-0.64%)
John Buckingham 21,765 sh (-1.03%)
Chris Davis 115,510 sh (-1.75%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 100,171 sh (-1.89%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,078 sh (-2.69%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 241,966 sh (-4.15%)
Tom Russo 690 sh (-4.83%)
Brian Rogers 3,266,400 sh (-8.41%)
Robert Olstein 41,000 sh (-26.79%)
John Hussman 200,000 sh (-50.12%)
Steven Cohen 2,664 sh (-91.07%)
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Q2 2013

MMM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

MS Global Franchise Fund 38,460 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,200 sh (New)
Ruane Cunniff 1,958 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 2,698,435 sh (+17.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,247 sh (+14.47%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,650,451 sh (+13.85%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,885,651 sh (+2.62%)
Chuck Royce 44,950 sh (+2.57%)
Bill Frels 2,202,300 sh (+1.88%)
Bill Nygren 1,533,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 8,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 205,800 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Buckingham Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 1,067,615 sh (-0.02%)
Dodge & Cox 32,393 sh (-2.06%)
Robert Olstein 40,000 sh (-2.44%)
Chris Davis 110,861 sh (-4.02%)
Ken Fisher 2,041 sh (-6.03%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 227,086 sh (-6.15%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 91,232 sh (-8.92%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,321,085 sh (-10.37%)
Steven Cohen 2,285 sh (-14.23%)
Brian Rogers 2,766,400 sh (-15.31%)
Meryl Witmer 2,118,232 sh (-48.04%)
John Hussman 70,000 sh (-65%)
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Q3 2013

MMM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 2,500 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 2,303 sh (New)
Jim Simons 174,100 sh (+5340.63%)
Steven Cohen 14,851 sh (+549.93%)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (+114.29%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 67,992 sh (+76.79%)
Ken Fisher 2,349 sh (+15.09%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,218,414 sh (+12.21%)
Bill Nygren 1,643,000 sh (+7.18%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,964,876 sh (+1.35%)
Pioneer Investments 2,726,153 sh (+1.03%)
Ruane Cunniff 1,958 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 205,700 sh (-0.05%)
Tweedy Browne 1,064,814 sh (-0.26%)
Bill Frels 2,183,771 sh (-0.84%)
Chuck Royce 44,500 sh (-1%)
Mario Gabelli 7,890 sh (-1.38%)
Dodge & Cox 31,788 sh (-1.87%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 88,972 sh (-2.48%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,268,175 sh (-4.01%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 208,822 sh (-8.04%)
Brian Rogers 2,466,400 sh (-10.84%)
Chris Davis 74,801 sh (-32.53%)
Robert Olstein 18,000 sh (-55%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,032 sh (-78.03%)
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Q4 2013

MMM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 7,981 sh (+219.24%)
Mario Gabelli 20,090 sh (+154.63%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 137,465 sh (+102.18%)
Jim Simons 325,700 sh (+87.08%)
Steven Cohen 19,057 sh (+28.32%)
Ken Fisher 2,971 sh (+26.48%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,550,325 sh (+6.36%)
Bill Nygren 1,643,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 1,958 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 1,500,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 205,700 sh (unchged)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Brian Rogers Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 1,063,769 sh (-0.1%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,949,676 sh (-0.25%)
Dodge & Cox 31,588 sh (-0.63%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,252,901 sh (-1.2%)
Bill Frels 2,082,529 sh (-4.64%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 196,115 sh (-6.09%)
Robert Olstein 16,000 sh (-11.11%)
Chuck Royce 39,000 sh (-12.36%)
Pioneer Investments 2,054,831 sh (-24.63%)
Chris Davis 38,361 sh (-48.72%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MMM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1%$117.16 - $139.42 $ 134.095%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$117.16 - $139.42 $ 134.095%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Add 154.63%0.01%$117.16 - $139.42 $ 134.095%20090
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out $117.16 - $139.42 $ 134.095%0
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Add 114.29%0.52%$108.73 - $121.57 $ 134.0915%150000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -78.03%0.03%$108.73 - $121.57 $ 134.0915%2032
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy$108.73 - $121.57 $ 134.0915%2303
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -65%0.51%$103.79 - $112.97 $ 134.0924%70000
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$103.79 - $112.97 $ 134.0924%0
Ruane Cunniff 2013-06-30 New Buy$103.79 - $112.97 $ 134.0924%1958
Tweedy Browne 2013-03-31 Add 902.16%2.61%$92.85 - $106.42 $ 134.0932%1067870
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Reduce -50.12%0.49%$92.85 - $106.42 $ 134.0932%200000
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.04%$92.85 - $106.42 $ 134.0932%36803
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.90
MMM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. MMM: 19.90 )
MMM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 28.93
Current: 19.9

9.3
28.93
P/B 5.00
MMM's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. MMM: 5.00 )
MMM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.97   Max: 8.51
Current: 5

2.97
8.51
P/S 3.01
MMM's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 1923 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. MMM: 3.01 )
MMM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 3.77
Current: 3.01

1.23
3.77
PFCF 22.30
MMM's PFCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. MMM: 22.30 )
MMM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.43   Max: 27.23
Current: 22.3

10.43
27.23
EV-to-EBIT 13.90
MMM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. MMM: 13.90 )
MMM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.9   Max: 18.7
Current: 13.9

6.9
18.7
PEG 2.50
MMM's PEG is ranked higher than
53% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MMM: 2.50 )
MMM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 127.31
Current: 2.5

0.81
127.31
Shiller P/E 22.60
MMM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.75 vs. MMM: 22.60 )
MMM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.96   Max: 37.17
Current: 22.6

8.96
37.17

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.06
MMM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. MMM: 2.06 )
MMM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 4.81
Current: 2.06

1.54
4.81
Dividend Payout 0.38
MMM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
51% of the 1176 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. MMM: 0.38 )
MMM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.38

0.34
0.81
Dividend growth (3y) 6.50
MMM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. MMM: 6.50 )
MMM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 11.7
Current: 6.5

2.9
11.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.77
MMM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MMM: 2.77 )
MMM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 6.35
Current: 2.77

2.03
6.35
Share Buyback Rate 1.50
MMM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. MMM: 1.50 )
MMM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.3   Max: -1.9
Current: 1.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 10.50
MMM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
81% of the 1731 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MMM: 10.50 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.23   Max: 14.6
Current: 10.5

3.23
14.6
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
MMM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
55% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MMM: 1.60 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 2.75
Current: 1.6

0.84
2.75
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
MMM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MMM: 1.20 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.2

0.65
1.49
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.50
MMM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MMM: 2.50 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 4.88
Current: 2.5

0.97
4.88
Price/Graham Number 3.00
MMM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
68% of the 1450 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MMM: 3.00 )
MMM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 3.98
Current: 3

1.61
3.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.20
MMM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1742 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. MMM: 7.20 )
MMM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 14.5
Current: 7.2

5.3
14.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.45
MMM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. MMM: 11.45 )
MMM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 20.4
Current: 11.45

4.8
20.4

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, ARG, AP, EMR, SBGSY » details
Traded in other countries:MMM.Switzerland, MMM.Germany
3M Co. was incorporated in 1929 under the laws of the State of Delaware to continue operations begun in 1902. The Company is a manufacturing, technology innovator and marketer of a variety of products. It is a technology company with a presence in the six businesses: Industrial and Transportation; Health Care; Consumer and Office; Safety, Security and Protection Services; Display and Graphics; and Electro and Communications. The Industrial and Transportation segment serves a range of markets, such as appliance, paper and packaging, food and beverage, electronics, automotive original equipment manufacturer 'OEM' and automotive aftermarket. Industrial and Transportation products include tapes, a variety of coated and non-woven abrasives, adhesives, specialty materials, filtration products, energy control products, closure systems for personal hygiene products, and components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft and specialty vehicles. The Health Care segment serves markets that include medical clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, and health information systems. Products and services provided to these and other markets include medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems and anti-microbial solutions. The Consumer and Office 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 and consumer health care products. The Safety, Security and Protection Services segment serves a range of markets that increase the safety, security and productivity of workers, facilities and systems. Main product offerings include personal protection products, safety and security products including border and civil security solutions, cleaning and protection products for commercial establishments, track and trace solutions, and roofing granules for asphalt shingles. The Display and Graphics segment serves markets that include electronic display, traffic safety and commercial graphics. This segment includes optical film solutions for electronic displays; computer screen filters; reflective sheeting for transportation safety; commercial graphics systems; and projection systems, including mobile display technology and visual systems products. The Electro and Communications segment serves the electrical, electronics and communications industries, including electrical utilities; electrical construction, maintenance and repair; original equipment manufacturer 'OEM' electrical and electronics; computers and peripherals; consumer electronics; telecommunications central office, outside plant and enterprise; as

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