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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.22
MON's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. MON: 1.22 )
MON' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.22

Equity to Asset 0.58
MON's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
69% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. MON: 0.58 )
MON' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.58

0.5
0.66
Interest Coverage 20.76
MON's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
55% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 30.72 vs. MON: 20.76 )
MON' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 24.74
Current: 20.76

2.6
24.74
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.65
M-Score: -2.37
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 24.02
MON's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. MON: 24.02 )
MON' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 26.2
Current: 24.02

6.83
26.2
Net-margin (%) 16.70
MON's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. MON: 16.70 )
MON' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -36.23   Max: 17.9
Current: 16.7

-36.23
17.9
ROE (%) 19.76
MON's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. MON: 19.76 )
MON' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -32.68   Max: 21.59
Current: 19.76

-32.68
21.59
ROA (%) 12.01
MON's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. MON: 12.01 )
MON' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.04   Max: 12.01
Current: 12.01

-19.04
12.01
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.72
MON's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.81 vs. MON: 54.72 )
MON' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.83   Max: 55.49
Current: 54.72

6.83
55.49
Revenue Growth (%) 13.10
MON's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. MON: 13.10 )
MON' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.5   Max: 25.7
Current: 13.1

-15.5
25.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 24.10
MON's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. MON: 24.10 )
MON' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.5   Max: 67
Current: 24.1

-31.5
67
EPS Growth (%) 32.00
MON's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. MON: 32.00 )
MON' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.6   Max: 123.9
Current: 32

-17.6
123.9
» MON's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

MON Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Julian Robertson 192,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,200 sh (New)
John Hussman 75,000 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 495,112 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 141,804 sh (+69.01%)
Steve Mandel 6,662,550 sh (+24.34%)
Pioneer Investments 311,447 sh (+8.69%)
Ron Baron 36,814 sh (+8.03%)
Tom Gayner 35,700 sh (+0.85%)
Jeremy Grantham 113,022 sh (+0.79%)
Murray Stahl 12,135 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 3,035,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 2,040 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Irving Kahn 8,898 sh (-1.35%)
Mario Gabelli 140,460 sh (-1.77%)
PRIMECAP Management 12,010,767 sh (-2.26%)
Ken Heebner 320,000 sh (-3.03%)
Ken Fisher 2,433 sh (-3.68%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,689 sh (-3.96%)
Chris Davis 9,200,094 sh (-12.28%)
Meridian Funds 126,700 sh (-16.7%)
Jim Simons 994,600 sh (-17.23%)
Steven Cohen 455,512 sh (-28.43%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,120,888 sh (-31.74%)
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Q2 2013

MON Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Burbank 102,389 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,195,700 sh (+747.42%)
Pioneer Investments 964,442 sh (+209.66%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,700 sh (+159.09%)
Ken Fisher 2,891 sh (+18.82%)
Ray Dalio 160,530 sh (+13.21%)
Julian Robertson 211,300 sh (+10.05%)
Ron Baron 38,706 sh (+5.14%)
PRIMECAP Management 12,225,167 sh (+1.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 114,176 sh (+1.02%)
Caxton Associates 250,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 12,135 sh (unchged)
Irving Kahn 8,898 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 35,700 sh (unchged)
John Griffin 3,035,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Meridian Funds Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
Steve Mandel 6,207,263 sh (-6.83%)
Ken Heebner 255,000 sh (-20.31%)
Mario Gabelli 107,210 sh (-23.67%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,956,233 sh (-28.26%)
Chris Davis 6,309,475 sh (-31.42%)
Jim Simons 521,700 sh (-47.55%)
Steven Cohen 149,215 sh (-67.24%)
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Q3 2013

MON Guru Trades in Q3 2013

George Soros 476,170 sh (New)
Frank Sands 10,200,468 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 484,500 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 645,400 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,672,191 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 252,820 sh (+121.43%)
Steve Mandel 9,354,853 sh (+50.71%)
Steven Cohen 201,228 sh (+34.86%)
Pioneer Investments 1,178,271 sh (+22.17%)
Ron Baron 43,902 sh (+13.42%)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,459,945 sh (+6.3%)
Mario Gabelli 111,235 sh (+3.75%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,988,168 sh (+1.08%)
John Griffin 3,050,000 sh (+0.49%)
Murray Stahl 12,189 sh (+0.44%)
Caxton Associates 250,000 sh (unchged)
Irving Kahn 8,898 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 35,700 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 12,164,967 sh (-0.49%)
Ken Fisher 2,301 sh (-20.41%)
Jim Simons 385,600 sh (-26.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,900 sh (-49.12%)
Chris Davis 3,068,430 sh (-51.37%)
John Burbank 30,249 sh (-70.46%)
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Q4 2013

MON Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Julian Robertson 108,300 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 62,000 sh (New)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,146,307 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 21,688 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 4,973,530 sh (+670.61%)
Jeremy Grantham 929,629 sh (+267.7%)
George Soros 1,169,225 sh (+145.55%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,728 sh (+28.55%)
Ron Baron 49,724 sh (+13.26%)
Ken Fisher 2,390 sh (+3.87%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,991,649 sh (+0.12%)
Pioneer Investments 1,178,358 sh (+0.01%)
John Griffin 3,050,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 70,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 12,189 sh (unchged)
Irving Kahn 8,898 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 35,700 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 12,112,113 sh (-0.43%)
Frank Sands 10,126,253 sh (-0.73%)
Chris Davis 2,968,117 sh (-3.27%)
Mario Gabelli 104,235 sh (-6.29%)
Lee Ainslie 443,500 sh (-8.46%)
Andreas Halvorsen 3,464,037 sh (-22.33%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,166,338 sh (-30.25%)
Jim Simons 258,485 sh (-32.97%)
Steve Mandel 5,830,407 sh (-37.68%)
Steven Cohen 19,082 sh (-90.52%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MON

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 New Buy3.9%$103.21 - $115.8 $ 112.954%108300
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Reduce -37.68%1.66%$103.21 - $115.8 $ 112.954%5830407
George Soros 2013-12-31 Add 145.55%0.71%$103.21 - $115.8 $ 112.954%1169225
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2013-12-31 New Buy0.41%$103.21 - $115.8 $ 112.954%1146307
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Reduce -30.25%0.15%$103.21 - $115.8 $ 112.954%1166338
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$103.21 - $115.8 $ 112.954%0
Frank Sands 2013-09-30 New Buy3%$94.81 - $107.28 $ 112.9512%10200468
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 Sold Out 2.6%$94.81 - $107.28 $ 112.9512%0
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Add 50.71%1.48%$94.81 - $107.28 $ 112.9512%9354853
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 New Buy0.68%$94.81 - $107.28 $ 112.9512%484500
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy0.54%$94.81 - $107.28 $ 112.9512%476170
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 New Buy0.51%$94.81 - $107.28 $ 112.9512%1672191
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Reduce -70.46%0.23%$94.81 - $107.28 $ 112.9512%30249
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.14%$94.81 - $107.28 $ 112.9512%0
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.49%$98.72 - $109.22 $ 112.958%0
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy0.33%$98.72 - $109.22 $ 112.958%102389
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.29%$98.72 - $109.22 $ 112.958%0
Steve Mandel 2013-06-30 Reduce -6.83%0.25%$98.72 - $109.22 $ 112.958%6207263
Julian Robertson 2013-06-30 Add 10.05%0.24%$98.72 - $109.22 $ 112.958%211300
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Reduce -23.67%0.02%$98.72 - $109.22 $ 112.958%107210
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$98.72 - $109.22 $ 112.958%0
Julian Robertson 2013-03-31 New Buy2.7%$94.65 - $105.63 $ 112.9511%192000
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.91%$94.65 - $105.63 $ 112.9511%0
Steve Mandel 2013-03-31 Add 24.34%0.72%$94.65 - $105.63 $ 112.9511%6662550
John Hussman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.29%$94.65 - $105.63 $ 112.9511%75000
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Add 69.01%0.06%$94.65 - $105.63 $ 112.9511%141804
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 22.40
MON's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. MON: 22.40 )
MON' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 16.22   Max: 72.82
Current: 22.4

16.22
72.82
P/B 4.33
MON's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. MON: 4.33 )
MON' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 8.18
Current: 4.33

0.98
8.18
P/S 3.91
MON's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. MON: 3.91 )
MON' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 7.57
Current: 3.91

1.04
7.57
PFCF 33.72
MON's PFCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 19.28 vs. MON: 33.72 )
MON' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5   Max: 235.61
Current: 33.72

5
235.61
EV-to-EBIT 14.88
MON's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.13 vs. MON: 14.88 )
MON' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 40.2
Current: 14.88

8.9
40.2
PEG 2.34
MON's PEG is ranked lower than
52% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MON: 2.34 )
MON' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 31.87
Current: 2.34

0.44
31.87
Shiller P/E 29.21
MON's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. MON: 29.21 )
MON' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 20.5   Max: 1608
Current: 29.21

20.5
1608

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.50
MON's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 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 growth (3y) 12.30
MON's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. MON: 12.30 )
MON' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 75.9
Current: 12.3

0
75.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.37
MON's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
51% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. MON: 2.37 )
MON' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 3.61
Current: 2.37

0.73
3.61
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
MON's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. MON: 0.70 )
MON' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1   Max: -1.7
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.70
MON's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. MON: 6.70 )
MON' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 11.2
Current: 6.7

2.5
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.40
MON's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. MON: 15.40 )
MON' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 44.8
Current: 15.4

0.6
44.8

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
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Traded in other countries:MOO.Germany
Monsanto Company is incorporated in Delaware on February 9, 2000. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a provider of agricultural products for farmers. Its seeds, biotechnology trait products, and herbicides provide farmers with solutions that improve productivity, reduce the costs of farming, and produce better foods for consumers and better feed for animals. The Company manages its business in two segments: 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 develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds. It also provides other seed companies with genetic material and biotechnology traits for its seed brands. In growing locations throughout the world, it produces directly or contract with third-party growers for corn seed, soybean seed, vegetable seeds, cotton seed, canola seed and other seeds. Through its Agricultural Productivity segment, it manufactures roundup herbicides and other herbicides and provides lawn-and-garden herbicide products for the residential market. Its operations are subject to environmental laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which it operates.

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