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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.13
MON's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. MON: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MON' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.71 Max: N/A
Current: 0.13
Equity to Asset 0.38
MON's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. MON: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MON' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.38
0.32
0.66
Interest Coverage 16.43
MON's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 277.20 vs. MON: 16.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MON' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.6  Med: 9.47 Max: 24.74
Current: 16.43
2.6
24.74
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.47
M-Score: -2.85
WACC vs ROIC
10.42%
20.19%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 25.70
MON's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. MON: 25.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MON' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.83  Med: 15.71 Max: 26.2
Current: 25.7
6.83
26.2
Net-margin (%) 17.37
MON's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. MON: 17.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MON' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -36.23  Med: 10.15 Max: 17.9
Current: 17.37
-36.23
17.9
ROE (%) 28.87
MON's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. MON: 28.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MON' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -26.74  Med: 11.45 Max: 26.82
Current: 28.87
-26.74
26.82
ROA (%) 11.71
MON's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. MON: 11.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MON' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.66  Med: 6.23 Max: 13.07
Current: 11.71
-16.66
13.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 46.41
MON's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. MON: 46.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MON' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 27.21 Max: 67.67
Current: 46.41
0.75
67.67
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.50
MON's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MON: 11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MON' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.5  Med: 9.00 Max: 25.7
Current: 11.5
-15.5
25.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.00
MON's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. MON: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MON' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.5  Med: 7.00 Max: 67
Current: 16
-31.5
67
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.60
MON's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MON: 20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MON' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.6  Med: 8.60 Max: 123.9
Current: 20.6
-17.6
123.9
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MON Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Bill Nygren 1,575,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 813,300 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 2,129,251 sh (New)
Tom Russo 1,700 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 5,780,631 sh (+86.62%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,001,473 sh (+37.42%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,644,956 sh (+25.24%)
Larry Robbins 8,408,065 sh (+14.14%)
Ken Fisher 1,913 sh (+7.84%)
Frank Sands 12,658,762 sh (+0.25%)
Murray Stahl 12,189 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 3,050,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,835,700 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 33,000 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson 108,300 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 289,800 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Kahn Brothers 8,888 sh (-0.11%)
Mario Gabelli 94,890 sh (-3.19%)
PRIMECAP Management 12,699,872 sh (-4.28%)
Ron Baron 52,707 sh (-6.25%)
Pioneer Investments 1,110,946 sh (-6.48%)
George Soros 538,404 sh (-15.41%)
Chris Davis 1,995,210 sh (-22.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,983 sh (-32.62%)
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Q3 2014

MON Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 19,786 sh (New)
John Burbank 33,768 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,162 sh (+77.60%)
Tom Gayner 52,000 sh (+57.58%)
George Soros 770,244 sh (+43.06%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,615,975 sh (+40.35%)
Bill Nygren 2,100,000 sh (+33.33%)
Larry Robbins 9,618,448 sh (+14.40%)
Ken Fisher 2,073 sh (+8.36%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,818,757 sh (+6.57%)
Murray Stahl 12,689 sh (+4.10%)
Frank Sands 12,826,427 sh (+1.32%)
Kahn Brothers 8,888 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 3,050,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,835,700 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 52,707 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier 2,129,251 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 1,202,136 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 40,000 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 12,667,487 sh (-0.26%)
Mario Gabelli 91,370 sh (-3.71%)
Chris Davis 1,848,439 sh (-7.36%)
Andreas Halvorsen 617,401 sh (-89.32%)
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Q4 2014

MON Guru Trades in Q4 2014

NWQ Managers 27,625 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 1,684 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 41,199 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 95,000 sh (+82.69%)
Louis Moore Bacon 28,389 sh (+43.48%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,399,087 sh (+20.59%)
Ken Fisher 2,320 sh (+11.92%)
Alan Fournier 2,339,251 sh (+9.86%)
Bill Nygren 2,300,000 sh (+9.52%)
Pioneer Investments 1,314,655 sh (+9.36%)
Ron Baron 55,313 sh (+4.94%)
Frank Sands 12,920,998 sh (+0.74%)
Frank Sands 12,920,998 sh (+0.74%)
Steven Cohen 300,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,835,700 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 9,618,448 sh (unchged)
Kahn Brothers 8,888 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 12,689 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Griffin Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 12,526,947 sh (-1.11%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,476,775 sh (-2.48%)
Mario Gabelli 84,620 sh (-7.39%)
George Soros 632,052 sh (-17.94%)
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Q1 2015

MON Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 135,010 sh (New)
Ruane Cunniff 3,292 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 37,567 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 138,899 sh (+237.14%)
Tom Gayner 154,000 sh (+62.11%)
Bill Nygren 2,450,000 sh (+6.52%)
Frank Sands 13,063,900 sh (+1.11%)
Ken Fisher 2,339 sh (+0.82%)
Larry Robbins 9,691,737 sh (+0.76%)
Steven Cohen 500,000 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier 2,339,251 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,835,700 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Dodge & Cox Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 12,522,382 sh (-0.04%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 5,448,394 sh (-0.52%)
Pioneer Investments 1,291,454 sh (-1.76%)
Kahn Brothers 8,704 sh (-2.07%)
Murray Stahl 12,189 sh (-3.94%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,264,761 sh (-3.95%)
Mario Gabelli 72,105 sh (-14.79%)
George Soros 490,465 sh (-22.40%)
Ron Baron 31,973 sh (-42.20%)
Louis Moore Bacon 8,109 sh (-71.44%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Monsanto Co

Bill Nygren Comments on Monsanto Company - Jul 10, 2014

Monsanto (MON) is a leading global provider of seeds, biotechnology traits, herbicides and data analytics for farmers. We believe Monsanto is a very high quality company with above-average growth prospects and an exceptionally strong competitive position in a large and consolidated industry. In our view, Monsanto’s lead is likely to widen as successful traits are combined and as the company maintains its distribution advantages. Additionally, Monsanto’s precision agriculture platform, led by its recent purchase of The Climate Corporation, could provide significant upside and further differentiate Monsanto from its competitors, since growers are only in the early stages of using this technology to improve yields. For the past year and a half, management considered a more aggressive capital structure, and they recently announced a plan to add leverage to the balance sheet while using the proceeds for a large share repurchase program. Low corn prices, challenges in valuing their biotech pipeline and the difficulty of quantifying upside from precision agriculture have caused Monsanto to sell for materially less than our estimate of its intrinsic business value.



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Bill Nygren Comments on Monsanto Company
Monsanto (MON) is a leading global provider of seeds, biotechnology traits, herbicides and data analytics for farmers. We believe Monsanto is a very high quality company with above-average growth prospects and an exceptionally strong competitive position in a large and consolidated industry. In our view, Monsanto’s lead is likely to widen as successful traits are combined and as the company maintains its distribution advantages. Additionally, Monsanto’s precision agriculture platform, led by its recent purchase of The Climate Corporation, could provide significant upside and further differentiate Monsanto from its competitors, since growers are only in the early stages of using this technology to improve yields. For the past year and a half, management considered a more aggressive capital structure, and they recently announced a plan to add leverage to the balance sheet while using the proceeds for a large share repurchase program. Low corn prices, challenges in valuing their biotech pipeline and the difficulty of quantifying upside from precision agriculture have caused Monsanto to sell for materially less than our estimate Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.68
MON's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. MON: 19.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MON' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.22  Med: 27.77 Max: 72.82
Current: 19.68
16.22
72.82
Forward P/E 16.45
MON's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. MON: 16.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.30
MON's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
51% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 20.30 vs. MON: 19.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MON' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 16.28  Med: 27.95 Max: 96.13
Current: 19.3
16.28
96.13
P/B 6.11
MON's P/B is ranked lower than
85% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. MON: 6.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MON' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.76  Med: 4.01 Max: 8.18
Current: 6.11
1.76
8.18
P/S 3.47
MON's P/S is ranked lower than
76% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. MON: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MON' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.71  Med: 3.65 Max: 7.57
Current: 3.47
1.71
7.57
PFCF 34.96
MON's PFCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 16.53 vs. MON: 34.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MON' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.87  Med: 25.74 Max: 235.61
Current: 34.96
8.87
235.61
POCF 20.95
MON's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.25 vs. MON: 20.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MON' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.36  Med: 18.41 Max: 68.23
Current: 20.95
7.36
68.23
EV-to-EBIT 14.43
MON's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.96 vs. MON: 14.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MON' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.4  Med: 17.40 Max: 40.2
Current: 14.43
11.4
40.2
PEG 1.66
MON's PEG is ranked higher than
53% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. MON: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MON' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.53 Max: 16.47
Current: 1.66
0.43
16.47
Shiller P/E 26.62
MON's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 23.29 vs. MON: 26.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MON' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.59  Med: 30.98 Max: 1608
Current: 26.62
20.59
1608
Current Ratio 2.58
MON's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. MON: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MON' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 2.13 Max: 3.08
Current: 2.58
1.44
3.08
Quick Ratio 1.70
MON's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. MON: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MON' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.22
Current: 1.7
1.01
2.22
Days Inventory 202.83
MON's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
90% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 82.67 vs. MON: 202.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MON' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 146.5  Med: 166.52 Max: 247.76
Current: 202.83
146.5
247.76
Days Sales Outstanding 95.53
MON's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
71% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 58.78 vs. MON: 95.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MON' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 42.12  Med: 70.78 Max: 248.09
Current: 95.53
42.12
248.09

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.81
MON's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
55% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. MON: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MON' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.28
Current: 1.81
0.46
2.28
Dividend Payout 0.35
MON's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
54% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. MON: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MON' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.21 Max: 14
Current: 0.35
0.09
14
Dividend growth (3y) 15.40
MON's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. MON: 15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
MON' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 15.40 Max: 75.9
Current: 15.4
0
75.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.11
MON's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
59% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. MON: 3.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MON' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 2.28 Max: 3.91
Current: 3.11
0.79
3.91
Share Buyback Rate 1.10
MON's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. MON: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MON' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.1  Med: -0.50 Max: -1.7
Current: 1.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 18.43
MON's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. MON: 18.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MON' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 6.12 Max: 35.16
Current: 18.43
1.08
35.16
Price/Projected FCF 1.82
MON's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. MON: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MON' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.15  Med: 2.03 Max: 3.86
Current: 1.82
1.15
3.86
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.68
MON's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
80% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. MON: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.95
MON's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MON: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MON' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.81
Current: 0.95
0.2
1.81
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.13
MON's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. MON: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MON' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.53 Max: 4.33
Current: 1.13
0.75
4.33
Price/Graham Number 3.97
MON's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
81% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. MON: 3.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MON' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 2.66 Max: 5.88
Current: 3.97
0.79
5.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.69
MON's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. MON: 6.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MON' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.5  Med: 5.80 Max: 8.8
Current: 6.69
2.5
8.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.00
MON's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. MON: 21.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MON' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 21.90 Max: 45.1
Current: 21
4.7
45.1

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Revenue(Mil) 15,628 16,511 17,304
EPS($) 5.86 6.58 7.53
EPS without NRI($) 5.86 6.58 7.53

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
Compare:SYT, POT, AVD, AGU, CF » details
Traded in other countries:MON.Argentina, MO N.Mexico, MOO.Germany,
Monsanto Co was incorporated in Delaware on February 9, 2000, as a subsidiary of Pharmacia Corporation. The Company is a provider of agricultural products for farmers. It offers corn, soybean, cotton, wheat, canola, sorghum and sugar cane seeds. Its segments are Seeds and Genomics and Agricultural Productivity. Through its Seeds and Genomics segment, it produces seed brands, including DEKALB, Asgrow, Deltapine, Seminis and De Ruiter, and it develop biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds and precision agriculture products to assist farmers in decision making. It also provides other seed companies with genetic material for their seed brands. Its seed competitors in row crops are also licensees of its germplasm or biotechnology traits and a few of its vegetable seed business competitors have licensed biotech traits for sweet corn or genetic improvements through advanced breeding. In certain countries, it also competes with government-owned seed companies. Its biotechnology traits compete as a system with other practices, including the application of agricultural chemicals, and traits developed by other companies. Its weed- and insect-control systems compete with chemical and seed products produced by other agrichemical and seed marketers. Competition for the discovery of new traits based on biotechnology or genomics is likely to come from agrichemical companies, smaller biotechnology research companies and institutions, state-funded programs and academic institutions. Through its Agricultural Productivity segment, it manufactures Roundup brand herbicides and other herbicides and provides lawn-and-garden herbicide products for the residential market. It competes with numerous manufacturing companies for sales of agricultural herbicides.

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