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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.23
MON's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. MON: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MON' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.69 Max: N/A
Current: 0.23
Equity to Asset 0.17
MON's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. MON: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MON' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.17
0.17
0.66
Interest Coverage 6.34
MON's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 24.08 vs. MON: 6.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MON' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.14  Med: 15.94 Max: 24.74
Current: 6.34
8.14
24.74
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.22
M-Score: -2.91
WACC vs ROIC
9.19%
16.02%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.74
MON's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. MON: 19.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MON' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.3  Med: 23.40 Max: 26.47
Current: 19.74
15.3
26.47
Net-margin (%) 12.67
MON's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. MON: 12.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MON' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.84  Med: 15.29 Max: 17.99
Current: 12.67
9.84
17.99
ROE (%) 26.77
MON's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.13 vs. MON: 26.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MON' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11  Med: 18.93 Max: 31.13
Current: 26.77
11
31.13
ROA (%) 8.16
MON's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. MON: 8.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MON' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.21  Med: 10.38 Max: 13.07
Current: 8.16
6.21
13.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.97
MON's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 11.52 vs. MON: 36.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MON' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.66  Med: 49.72 Max: 67.67
Current: 36.97
26.66
67.67
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.60
MON's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. MON: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MON' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.5  Med: 8.60 Max: 25.7
Current: 7.6
-15.5
25.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.30
MON's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. MON: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MON' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.5  Med: 7.65 Max: 67
Current: 8.3
-31.5
67
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
MON's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. MON: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MON' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.6  Med: 8.60 Max: 123.9
Current: 7.9
-17.6
123.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

MON Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 37,567 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 135,010 sh (New)
Ruane Cunniff 3,292 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%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 1,835,700 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier 2,339,251 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 500,000 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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Q2 2015

MON Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 289,700 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 227,760 sh (New)
Ruane Cunniff 949,348 sh (+28738.03%)
Paul Tudor Jones 96,206 sh (+156.09%)
George Soros 1,162,738 sh (+137.07%)
Ray Dalio 224,399 sh (+61.56%)
Bill Nygren 3,550,000 sh (+44.90%)
Tom Gayner 191,000 sh (+24.03%)
Larry Robbins 11,073,137 sh (+14.25%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,096,300 sh (+14.20%)
Ken Fisher 2,490 sh (+6.46%)
Pioneer Investments 1,341,923 sh (+3.91%)
Murray Stahl 12,189 sh (unchged)
Kahn Brothers 8,704 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 31,973 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 12,486,877 sh (-0.28%)
Frank Sands 12,604,149 sh (-3.52%)
Alan Fournier 2,160,051 sh (-7.66%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,973,173 sh (-8.72%)
Mario Gabelli 62,610 sh (-13.17%)
Louis Moore Bacon 5,016 sh (-38.14%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,015,261 sh (-38.27%)
Steven Cohen 25,000 sh (-81.48%)
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Q3 2015

MON Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Chris Davis 7,372,938 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 278,210 sh (+1012.84%)
Louis Moore Bacon 13,034 sh (+159.85%)
Jim Simons 645,300 sh (+122.75%)
Wallace Weitz 401,800 sh (+76.41%)
Tom Gayner 249,000 sh (+30.37%)
Ray Dalio 292,299 sh (+30.26%)
Larry Robbins 13,502,678 sh (+21.94%)
Bill Nygren 3,950,000 sh (+11.27%)
Ruane Cunniff 963,396 sh (+1.48%)
Murray Stahl 12,224 sh (+0.29%)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,096,300 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 31,973 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,958,225 sh (-0.30%)
Frank Sands 12,348,234 sh (-2.03%)
Alan Fournier 2,100,951 sh (-2.74%)
Kahn Brothers 8,298 sh (-4.66%)
PRIMECAP Management 11,866,017 sh (-4.97%)
Mario Gabelli 52,210 sh (-16.61%)
Paul Tudor Jones 74,756 sh (-22.30%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,514,284 sh (-24.86%)
George Soros 529,120 sh (-54.49%)
Pioneer Investments 567,981 sh (-57.67%)
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Q4 2015

MON Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ken Fisher 2,693 sh (New)
Vanguard Health Care Fund 2,096,300 sh (unchged)
Kahn Brothers 8,172 sh (-1.52%)
Mario Gabelli 28,790 sh (-44.86%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Monsanto Co

Wallace Weitz Comments on Monsanto - Jan 22, 2016

Monsanto (NYSE:MON) is a provider of seeds and biotech traits for corn, soybeans and cotton. At the company’s November investor meeting, the company provided a road map for double-digit growth over the next several years. We believe they are capable of making this happen. Despite not yet participating in the latest round of industry consolidation, Monsanto is still the best positioned seed company in the industry due its significant portfolio of intellectual property and cutting edge breeding and testing capabilities.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth quarter 2015 Value Fund commentary.

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Bill Nygren Comments on Monsanto Co - Jul 09, 2015

During the quarter we added two new positions to the Fund, Monsanto (MON) and Fiat Chrysler, and eliminated Medtronic because its share price appreciated towards our estimate of intrinsic value.

We believe Monsanto (MON) is a very high quality company with above average growth prospects and an exceptionally strong competitive position in a large and consolidated industry. Low corn prices, challenges in valuing the company’s 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. Management has been smart about capital allocation, both by repurchasing shares using cheap fixed-cost long-term debt and by attempting to purchase Syngenta at a price that should produce a strong return for shareholders, and in our view both Monsanto’s technological advantages and end markets are likely to grow.

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Select Fund Second Quarter 2015 Commentary.

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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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.80
MON's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.21 vs. MON: 24.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MON' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.22  Med: 25.35 Max: 72.84
Current: 24.8
16.22
72.84
Forward P/E 14.06
MON's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.11 vs. MON: 14.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 25.20
MON's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
68% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. MON: 25.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MON' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.28  Med: 25.53 Max: 96.14
Current: 25.2
16.28
96.14
P/B 11.35
MON's P/B is ranked lower than
96% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. MON: 11.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MON' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.38  Med: 4.12 Max: 12.29
Current: 11.35
2.38
12.29
P/S 3.03
MON's P/S is ranked lower than
89% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. MON: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MON' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.47  Med: 3.64 Max: 7.57
Current: 3.03
2.47
7.57
PFCF 19.37
MON's PFCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 13.83 vs. MON: 19.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MON' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.58  Med: 25.80 Max: 204.61
Current: 19.37
10.58
204.61
POCF 13.59
MON's POCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. MON: 13.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MON' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.07  Med: 18.57 Max: 70.45
Current: 13.59
9.07
70.45
EV-to-EBIT 16.69
MON's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 11.82 vs. MON: 16.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MON' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.3  Med: 17.40 Max: 45
Current: 16.69
11.3
45
EV-to-EBITDA 13.36
MON's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
65% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.09 vs. MON: 13.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MON' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.5  Med: 14.05 Max: 29.6
Current: 13.36
9.5
29.6
PEG 1.58
MON's PEG is ranked lower than
57% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. MON: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MON' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.77 Max: 8.24
Current: 1.58
0.45
8.24
Shiller P/E 26.33
MON's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.86 vs. MON: 26.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MON' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.54  Med: 39.48 Max: 61.43
Current: 26.33
23.54
61.43
Current Ratio 1.23
MON's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. MON: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MON' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.12 Max: 3.08
Current: 1.23
1.23
3.08
Quick Ratio 0.78
MON's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. MON: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MON' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.38 Max: 2.22
Current: 0.78
0.78
2.22
Days Inventory 210.66
MON's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
89% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 89.15 vs. MON: 210.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MON' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 146.5  Med: 166.47 Max: 198.13
Current: 210.66
146.5
198.13
Days Sales Outstanding 53.57
MON's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 60.96 vs. MON: 53.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MON' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.81  Med: 53.27 Max: 75.17
Current: 53.57
39.81
75.17
Days Payable 44.71
MON's Days Payable is ranked lower than
66% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 58.96 vs. MON: 44.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MON' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.75  Med: 51.24 Max: 76.69
Current: 44.71
44.75
76.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.24
MON's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. MON: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MON' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.36 Max: 2.32
Current: 2.24
0.46
2.32
Dividend Payout 0.53
MON's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
66% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. MON: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MON' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.21 Max: 14
Current: 0.53
0.09
14
Dividend Growth (3y) 17.80
MON's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. MON: 17.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
MON' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 15.85 Max: 75.9
Current: 17.8
0
75.9
Forward Dividend Yield 2.37
MON's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. MON: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.31
MON's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
62% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. MON: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MON' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 2.62 Max: 4.47
Current: 4.31
0.89
4.47
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.80
MON's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. MON: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MON' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.7  Med: -0.35 Max: 3.8
Current: 3.8
-1.7
3.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.60
MON's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. MON: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MON' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 1.98 Max: 3.86
Current: 1.6
1.15
3.86
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.88
MON's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
54% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. MON: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.84
MON's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. MON: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MON' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.82
Current: 0.84
0.2
1.82
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.88
MON's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. MON: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MON' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.57 Max: 4.33
Current: 1.88
0.75
4.33
Price/Graham Number 4.83
MON's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
87% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. MON: 4.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MON' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 2.70 Max: 6.17
Current: 4.83
0.8
6.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.96
MON's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. MON: 5.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MON' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 5.70 Max: 8.9
Current: 5.96
2.2
8.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.06
MON's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. MON: 18.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MON' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 21.50 Max: 43.7
Current: 18.06
6.1
43.7

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $14350
EPS $ 3.70
Beta1.13
Short Percentage of Float2.66%
52-Week Range $81.22 - 126.00
Shares Outstanding(Mil)440.36

Analyst Estimate

Aug16 Aug17 Aug18
Revenue(Mil) 14,479 15,373 16,450
EPS($) 5.11 6.49 7.60
EPS without NRI($) 5.11 6.49 7.60

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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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