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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 0.16
SHW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. SHW: 0.16 )
SHW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 12.26
Current: 0.16

0
12.26
Equity to Asset 0.24
SHW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 642 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. SHW: 0.24 )
SHW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.24

0.24
0.57
Interest Coverage 18.28
SHW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.59 vs. SHW: 18.28 )
SHW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.48   Max: 21.9
Current: 18.28

6.48
21.9
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.37
M-Score: -2.66
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.25
SHW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. SHW: 11.25 )
SHW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.85   Max: 12.09
Current: 11.25

8.85
12.09
Net-margin (%) 7.39
SHW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. SHW: 7.39 )
SHW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 7.69
Current: 7.39

0.31
7.69
ROE (%) 42.41
SHW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.76 vs. SHW: 42.41 )
SHW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 42.41
Current: 42.41

1.09
42.41
ROA (%) 11.79
SHW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SHW: 11.79 )
SHW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 12.68
Current: 11.79

0.43
12.68
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 76.11
SHW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.95 vs. SHW: 76.11 )
SHW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 38.66   Max: 76.11
Current: 76.11

38.66
76.11
Revenue Growth (%) 12.20
SHW's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SHW: 12.20 )
SHW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 3   Max: 15.6
Current: 12.2

3
15.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 16.00
SHW's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SHW: 16.00 )
SHW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.1   Max: 26.5
Current: 16

-15.1
26.5
EPS Growth (%) 20.60
SHW's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SHW: 20.60 )
SHW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -59.5   Max: 182.7
Current: 20.6

-59.5
182.7
» SHW's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

SHW Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Pioneer Investments 44,100 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 36,381 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 680,661 sh (+89.24%)
Jim Simons 913,200 sh (+23.71%)
Chris Davis 4,560 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 55,350 sh (-0.28%)
Mario Gabelli 5,960 sh (-0.67%)
Meridian Funds 58,000 sh (-6.45%)
Ken Heebner 405,000 sh (-10%)
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Q3 2013

SHW Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 5,830 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 3,570 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 73,006 sh (New)
Chris Davis 30,843 sh (+576.38%)
Mario Gabelli 8,930 sh (+49.83%)
Pioneer Investments 52,589 sh (+19.25%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jim Simons 571,900 sh (-37.37%)
Ken Heebner 120,000 sh (-70.37%)
Steven Cohen 98,827 sh (-85.48%)
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Q4 2013

SHW Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 2,285 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 8,368 sh (+134.4%)
Jim Simons 673,500 sh (+17.77%)
Mario Gabelli 9,630 sh (+7.84%)
Chris Davis 31,599 sh (+2.45%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Steven Cohen 85,215 sh (-13.77%)
Pioneer Investments 9,258 sh (-82.4%)
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Q1 2014

SHW Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 1,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 10,025 sh (+19.8%)
Chris Davis 32,530 sh (+2.95%)
Steven Cohen 85,541 sh (+0.38%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 9,060 sh (-5.92%)
Jim Simons 628,900 sh (-6.62%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SHW

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 134.4%0.02%$175.31 - $195.07 $ 212.5816%8368
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$175.31 - $195.07 $ 212.5816%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 212.5821%3570
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 212.5821%5830
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 49.83%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 212.5821%8930
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 229.67%$153.82 - $172.12 $ 212.5830%6000
Julian Robertson 2012-12-31 Sold Out 2.1%$139.63 - $158.59 $ 212.5841%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 New Buy$139.63 - $158.59 $ 212.5841%1820
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.89%$127.22 - $150.06 $ 212.5854%0
Julian Robertson 2012-06-30 Reduce -37.74%1.21%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 212.5874%64000
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Add 59.19%0.33%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 212.5874%197400
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 212.5874%0
Julian Robertson 2012-03-31 New Buy3.2%$91 - $109.6 $ 212.58125%102800
John Burbank 2012-03-31 New Buy0.46%$91 - $109.6 $ 212.58125%124000
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Reduce -53.67%0.01%$91 - $109.6 $ 212.58125%5006
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy0.02%$73.85 - $90.08 $ 212.58154%10806
Meridian Funds 2011-09-30 Reduce -51.02%0.29%$69.57 - $85.96 $ 212.58177%112700
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0744%$69.57 - $85.96 $ 212.58177%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $81.32 - $87.84 $ 212.58153%0
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.30
SHW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.60 vs. SHW: 27.30 )
SHW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.55   Max: 30.84
Current: 27.3

10.55
30.84
P/B 13.95
SHW's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. SHW: 13.95 )
SHW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.99   Max: 13.95
Current: 13.95

2.99
13.95
P/S 1.99
SHW's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. SHW: 1.99 )
SHW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.07
Current: 1.99

0.66
2.07
PFCF 22.44
SHW's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 37.40 vs. SHW: 22.44 )
SHW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.03   Max: 24.75
Current: 22.44

7.03
24.75
EV-to-EBIT 18.65
SHW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. SHW: 18.65 )
SHW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 21.7
Current: 18.65

7.8
21.7
PEG 1.72
SHW's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SHW: 1.72 )
SHW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 26.13
Current: 1.72

0.51
26.13
Shiller P/E 38.59
SHW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SHW: 38.59 )
SHW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.46   Max: 40.09
Current: 38.59

11.46
40.09
Current Ratio 1.14
SHW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. SHW: 1.14 )
SHW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.08
Current: 1.14

0.89
2.08
Quick Ratio 0.74
SHW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SHW: 0.74 )
SHW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.74

0.5
1.32

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.99
SHW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. SHW: 0.99 )
SHW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.27
Current: 0.99

0.88
3.27
Dividend Payout 0.19
SHW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
93% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SHW: 0.19 )
SHW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.55
Current: 0.19

0.17
2.55
Dividend growth (3y) 11.60
SHW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. SHW: 11.60 )
SHW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 22.8
Current: 11.6

1.4
22.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.47
SHW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SHW: 1.47 )
SHW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 4.8
Current: 1.47

1.29
4.8
Share Buyback Rate 2.50
SHW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. SHW: 2.50 )
SHW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6   Max: 0.7
Current: 2.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 559.92
SHW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. SHW: 559.92 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 7514
Current: 559.92

2.5
7514
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.72
SHW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SHW: 1.72 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.54
Current: 1.72

0.57
3.54
Price/Median PS Value 1.92
SHW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SHW: 1.92 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.92

0.65
1.87
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.81
SHW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SHW: 1.81 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 5.25
Current: 1.81

0.54
5.25
Price/Graham Number 24.23
SHW's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
53% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. SHW: 24.23 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 23.63
Current: 24.23

1.3
23.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.40
SHW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. SHW: 5.40 )
SHW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 12.9
Current: 5.4

4.6
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.69
SHW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. SHW: 17.69 )
SHW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 31.5
Current: 17.69

6.5
31.5

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Traded in other countries:SJ3.Germany
Sherwin-Williams Company founded in 1866 and incorporated in Ohio in 1884. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers mainly in North and South America with additional operations in the Caribbean region, Europe and Asia. The Company has three reportable operating segments: Paint Stores Group, Consumer Group and Global Finishes Group. The Paint Stores Group is engaged in the related business activity of selling paint, coatings and related products to end-use customers. The Paint Stores Group markets and sells Sherwin-Williams(r) branded architectural paint and coatings, industrial and marine products, original equipment manufacturer product finishes and related items. The Consumer Group develops, manufactures and distributes a variety of paint, coatings and related products to third party customers mainly in the United States and Canada and the Paint Stores Group. The products distributed through third party customers are intended for resale to the ultimate end-user of the product. The Consumer Group had sales to certain customers that, individually, might be a considerable portion of the sales of the segment. However, the loss of any single customer would not have a material adverse effect on the overall profitability of the segment. The Global Finishes Group develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes and sells a variety of architectural paint and coatings, industrial and marine products, and automotive finishes and refinishes products, OEM coatings and related products in North and South America, Europe and Asia. This segment meets the demands of its customers for a consistent worldwide product development, manufacturing and distribution presence and approach to doing business. This segment licenses certain technology and trade names worldwide. Sherwin-Williams and other controlled brand products are distributed through the Paint Stores Group and this segment's network of 303 Company-operated branches and by a direct sales staff and outside sales representatives to retailers, dealers, jobbers, licensees and other third party distributors. The Administrative segment includes the administrative expenses of the Company's corporate headquarters site. The major trademarks and trade names used by each Reportable Operating Segment are: Sherwin-Williams, ProMar, SuperPaint, A-100, PrepRite, Classic 99, ProGreen, Harmony, Woodscapes, Deckscapes, Cashmere, ProClassic, Duration, Duron, Columbiatm and MABtm, Thompson's WaterSeal, Dutch Boy, Cuprinol, Pratt & Lambert, Martin Senour, H&C, Rubberset, Dupli-Color, Minwax, White Lightning, Krylon, Purdy, Bestt Liebco, Accurate Dispersionstm, DobcoTM, RonsealTM, Tri-Flow, Kool Seal, Snow Roof, AltaxTM, Sprayon, Uniflex and VHT,Sherwin-Williams, Martin Senour, Lazzuril, Excelo, Baco, Planet Color, Ultra-Cure, Dutch Boy, Krylon, Kem Tone, Kem Aqua, Pratt & Lambe
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