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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 0.39
MON's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. MON: 0.39 )
MON' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.39

Equity to Asset 0.32
MON's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. MON: 0.32 )
MON' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.32

0.32
0.66
Interest Coverage 16.43
MON's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 16.43 vs. MON: 16.43 )
MON' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 24.74
Current: 16.43

2.6
24.74
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.15
M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
7.92%
21.39%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 25.21
MON's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.02 vs. MON: 25.21 )
MON' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 26.2
Current: 25.21

6.83
26.2
Net-margin (%) 16.78
MON's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.42 vs. MON: 16.78 )
MON' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -36.23   Max: 17.9
Current: 16.78

-36.23
17.9
ROE (%) 23.27
MON's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. MON: 23.27 )
MON' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -26.74   Max: 26.82
Current: 23.27

-26.74
26.82
ROA (%) 11.26
MON's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. MON: 11.26 )
MON' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.66   Max: 13.07
Current: 11.26

-16.66
13.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 51.36
MON's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. MON: 51.36 )
MON' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.24   Max: 60.65
Current: 51.36

6.24
60.65
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.50
MON's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. MON: 11.50 )
MON' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.5   Max: 25.7
Current: 11.5

-15.5
25.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.00
MON's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. MON: 16.00 )
MON' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.5   Max: 67
Current: 16

-31.5
67
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.60
MON's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. MON: 20.60 )
MON' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 123.9
Current: 20.6

-6.2
123.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

MON Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Stanley Druckenmiller 177,500 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 61,830 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 25,204 sh (+576.07%)
Steven Cohen 88,122 sh (+361.81%)
Lee Ainslie 1,492,200 sh (+236.46%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,111,956 sh (+127.18%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,835,700 sh (+60.14%)
Larry Robbins 7,366,448 sh (+48.11%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,574,111 sh (+34.96%)
Frank Sands 12,626,611 sh (+24.69%)
Ron Baron 56,222 sh (+13.07%)
PRIMECAP Management 13,268,012 sh (+9.54%)
Pioneer Investments 1,187,870 sh (+0.81%)
Murray Stahl 12,189 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson 108,300 sh (unchged)
Irving Kahn 8,898 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 3,050,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 300,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steve Mandel 5,767,733 sh (-1.07%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,911,845 sh (-2.67%)
Mario Gabelli 98,020 sh (-5.96%)
Tom Gayner 33,000 sh (-7.56%)
Andreas Halvorsen 3,097,531 sh (-10.58%)
Chris Davis 2,578,619 sh (-13.12%)
Ken Fisher 1,774 sh (-25.77%)
George Soros 636,512 sh (-45.56%)
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Q2 2014

MON Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Tom Russo 1,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 813,300 sh (New)
Bill Nygren 1,575,000 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 2,129,251 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%)
Tom Gayner 33,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 12,189 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 289,800 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,835,700 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson 108,300 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 3,050,000 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Irving Kahn 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

John Burbank 33,768 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 19,786 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 30,162 sh (+77.6%)
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 (+14.4%)
Ken Fisher 2,073 sh (+8.36%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,818,757 sh (+6.57%)
Murray Stahl 12,689 sh (+4.1%)
Frank Sands 12,826,427 sh (+1.32%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,835,700 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 1,202,136 sh (unchged)
Irving Kahn 8,888 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 52,707 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 3,050,000 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier 2,129,251 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 40,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Julian Robertson 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

Dodge & Cox 1,684 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 27,625 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%)
Steven Cohen 300,000 sh (unchged)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,835,700 sh (unchged)
Irving Kahn 8,888 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 12,689 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 9,618,448 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
John Griffin 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MON

(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
John Griffin 2014-12-31 Sold Out 4.1%$105.91 - $122.67 $ 119.973%0
Chris Davis 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.65%$105.91 - $122.67 $ 119.973%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.28%$105.91 - $122.67 $ 119.973%0
Tom Gayner 2014-12-31 Add 82.69%0.14%$105.91 - $122.67 $ 119.973%95000
Bill Nygren 2014-12-31 Add 9.52%0.14%$105.91 - $122.67 $ 119.973%2300000
George Soros 2014-12-31 Reduce -17.94%0.12%$105.91 - $122.67 $ 119.973%632052
John Burbank 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$105.91 - $122.67 $ 119.973%0
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 New Buy0.04%$105.91 - $122.67 $ 119.973%41199
NWQ Managers 2014-12-31 New Buy0.04%$105.91 - $122.67 $ 119.973%27625
NWQ Managers 2014-12-31 New Buy0.04%$105.91 - $122.67 $ 119.973%27625
Dodge & Cox 2014-12-31 New Buy$105.91 - $122.67 $ 119.973%1684
Julian Robertson 2014-09-30 Sold Out 4.9%$112.93 - $126.53 $ 119.973%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-09-30 Reduce -89.32%2.77%$112.93 - $126.53 $ 119.973%617401
Bill Nygren 2014-09-30 Add 33.33%0.37%$112.93 - $126.53 $ 119.973%2100000
George Soros 2014-09-30 Add 43.06%0.2%$112.93 - $126.53 $ 119.973%770244
Tom Gayner 2014-09-30 Add 57.58%0.06%$112.93 - $126.53 $ 119.973%52000
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy0.05%$112.93 - $126.53 $ 119.973%33768
Steve Mandel 2014-06-30 Sold Out 2.9%$109.67 - $126.73 $ 119.973%0
Lee Ainslie 2014-06-30 Sold Out 2.4%$109.67 - $126.73 $ 119.973%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-06-30 Add 86.62%1.44%$109.67 - $126.73 $ 119.973%5780631
Bill Nygren 2014-06-30 New Buy1.4%$109.67 - $126.73 $ 119.973%1575000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.47%$109.67 - $126.73 $ 119.973%0
Chris Davis 2014-06-30 Reduce -22.62%0.18%$109.67 - $126.73 $ 119.973%1995210
George Soros 2014-06-30 Reduce -15.41%0.11%$109.67 - $126.73 $ 119.973%538404
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$109.67 - $126.73 $ 119.973%0
Lee Ainslie 2014-03-31 Add 236.46%1.69%$104.63 - $116.55 $ 119.978%1492200
Frank Sands 2014-03-31 Add 24.69%0.73%$104.63 - $116.55 $ 119.978%12626611
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -45.56%0.55%$104.63 - $116.55 $ 119.978%636512
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2014-03-31 Add 60.14%0.22%$104.63 - $116.55 $ 119.978%1835700
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-03-31 Reduce -10.58%0.2%$104.63 - $116.55 $ 119.978%3097531
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Add 9.54%0.15%$104.63 - $116.55 $ 119.978%13268012
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 34.96%0.12%$104.63 - $116.55 $ 119.978%1574111
Chris Davis 2014-03-31 Reduce -13.12%0.11%$104.63 - $116.55 $ 119.978%2578619
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.06%$104.63 - $116.55 $ 119.978%61830
Ken Fisher 2014-03-31 Reduce -25.77%$104.63 - $116.55 $ 119.978%1774
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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.



From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Letter.



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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) 24.50
MON's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 26.20 vs. MON: 24.50 )
MON' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.22   Max: 72.82
Current: 24.5

16.22
72.82
Forward P/E 17.48
MON's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 18.21 vs. MON: 17.48 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.30
MON's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
72% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 26.20 vs. MON: 24.30 )
MON' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 16.28   Max: 96.13
Current: 24.3

16.28
96.13
P/B 7.80
MON's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. MON: 7.80 )
MON' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 8.18
Current: 7.8

1.61
8.18
P/S 4.00
MON's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. MON: 4.00 )
MON' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 7.57
Current: 4

1.71
7.57
PFCF 34.70
MON's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 151.84 vs. MON: 34.70 )
MON' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.87   Max: 235.61
Current: 34.7

8.87
235.61
POCF 21.58
MON's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.26 vs. MON: 21.58 )
MON' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.36   Max: 68.23
Current: 21.58

7.36
68.23
EV-to-EBIT 15.26
MON's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 18.73 vs. MON: 15.26 )
MON' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.4   Max: 40.2
Current: 15.26

11.4
40.2
PEG 1.17
MON's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. MON: 1.17 )
MON' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 16.47
Current: 1.17

0.43
16.47
Shiller P/E 32.60
MON's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 47.05 vs. MON: 32.60 )
MON' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.5   Max: 120.63
Current: 32.6

20.5
120.63
Current Ratio 1.63
MON's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. MON: 1.63 )
MON' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 3.08
Current: 1.63

1.44
3.08
Quick Ratio 1.01
MON's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. MON: 1.01 )
MON' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 2.22
Current: 1.01

1.01
2.22
Days Inventory 193.86
MON's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
53% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 103.39 vs. MON: 193.86 )
MON' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 146.5   Max: 247.76
Current: 193.86

146.5
247.76
Days Sales Outstanding 52.63
MON's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 52.63 vs. MON: 52.63 )
MON' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 42.12   Max: 248.09
Current: 52.63

42.12
248.09

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.50
MON's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. MON: 1.50 )
MON' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.28
Current: 1.5

0.46
2.28
Dividend Payout 0.35
MON's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
76% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. MON: 0.35 )
MON' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 14
Current: 0.35

0.09
14
Dividend growth (3y) 15.40
MON's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. MON: 15.40 )
MON' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 75.9
Current: 15.4

0
75.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.81
MON's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. MON: 2.81 )
MON' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 4.28
Current: 2.81

0.86
4.28
Share Buyback Rate 1.10
MON's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. MON: 1.10 )
MON' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.1   Max: -1.7
Current: 1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 35.18
MON's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. MON: 35.18 )
MON' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 35.16
Current: 35.18

1.08
35.16
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.23
MON's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MON: 2.23 )
MON' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 3.86
Current: 2.23

1.15
3.86
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
MON's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. MON: 1.10 )
MON' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.1

0.2
1.83
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.25
MON's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MON: 1.25 )
MON' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 4.33
Current: 1.25

0.75
4.33
Price/Graham Number 5.88
MON's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. MON: 5.88 )
MON' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 5.88
Current: 5.88

0.79
5.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.60
MON's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. MON: 6.60 )
MON' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 8.8
Current: 6.6

2.5
8.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 23.28
MON's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.96 vs. MON: 23.28 )
MON' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 45.1
Current: 23.28

4.7
45.1

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Revenue(Mil) 16,337 17,385 18,802
EPS($) 5.88 6.86 8.11
EPS without NRI($) 5.88 6.86 8.11

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
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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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