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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
52% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. SHW: 0.16 )
SHW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.16

Equity to Asset 0.21
SHW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SHW: 0.21 )
SHW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.21

0.21
0.57
Interest Coverage 18.28
SHW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.02 vs. SHW: 18.28 )
SHW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.48   Max: 128.52
Current: 18.28

6.48
128.52
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.96
M-Score: -2.69
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

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.45
SHW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. SHW: 11.45 )
SHW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.85   Max: 12.09
Current: 11.45

8.85
12.09
Net-margin (%) 7.71
SHW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. SHW: 7.71 )
SHW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 7.69
Current: 7.71

0.31
7.69
ROE (%) 51.95
SHW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. SHW: 51.95 )
SHW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 42.2
Current: 51.95

1.01
42.2
ROA (%) 13.21
SHW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. SHW: 13.21 )
SHW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 12.5
Current: 13.21

0.41
12.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 77.91
SHW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.06 vs. SHW: 77.91 )
SHW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 42.2   Max: 77.71
Current: 77.91

42.2
77.71
Revenue Growth (%) 12.20
SHW's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SHW: 12.20 )
SHW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 3   Max: 16.1
Current: 12.2

3
16.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 16.00
SHW's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 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
89% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 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

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%)
» More
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%)
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Q2 2014

SHW Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ray Dalio 5,022 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 10,040 sh (+10.82%)
Chris Davis 32,850 sh (+0.98%)
Steven Cohen 15,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 8,522 sh (-14.99%)
Jim Simons 397,600 sh (-36.78%)
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Q3 2014

SHW Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 7,201 sh (+43.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,341 sh (+9.61%)
Chris Davis 33,622 sh (+2.35%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 9,515 sh (-5.23%)
Jim Simons 113,200 sh (-71.53%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SHW

(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
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Add 43.39%$201.73 - $221.44 $ 260.0722%7201
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$188.53 - $207.46 $ 260.0730%5022
Ken Heebner 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.59%$175.31 - $195.07 $ 260.0742%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.07%$175.31 - $195.07 $ 260.0742%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 134.4%0.02%$175.31 - $195.07 $ 260.0742%8368
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$175.31 - $195.07 $ 260.0742%0
Ken Heebner 2013-09-30 Reduce -70.37%1.34%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 260.0748%120000
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-09-30 New Buy0.07%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 260.0748%73006
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 260.0748%3570
Chris Davis 2013-09-30 Add 576.38%0.01%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 260.0748%30843
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 260.0748%5830
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 49.83%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 260.0748%8930
Ken Heebner 2013-06-30 Reduce -10%0.18%$164.95 - $193.56 $ 260.0744%405000
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.86%$153.82 - $172.12 $ 260.0759%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 229.67%$153.82 - $172.12 $ 260.0759%6000
Chris Davis 2013-03-31 Add 64.03%$153.82 - $172.12 $ 260.0759%4560
Julian Robertson 2012-12-31 Sold Out 2.1%$139.63 - $158.59 $ 260.0773%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-12-31 Reduce -47.59%0.76%$139.63 - $158.59 $ 260.0773%805757
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 New Buy$139.63 - $158.59 $ 260.0773%1820
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-09-30 Reduce -43.09%1.25%$127.22 - $150.06 $ 260.0789%1537467
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.89%$127.22 - $150.06 $ 260.0789%0
Ken Heebner 2012-09-30 Reduce -26.53%0.61%$127.22 - $150.06 $ 260.0789%540000
Ken Heebner 2012-06-30 New Buy2.3%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 260.07113%735000
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-06-30 Add 186.58%1.89%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 260.07113%2701710
Julian Robertson 2012-06-30 Reduce -37.74%1.21%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 260.07113%64000
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Add 59.19%0.33%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 260.07113%197400
Richard Pzena 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.12%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 260.07113%0
Chris Davis 2012-06-30 Reduce -97.82%0.03%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 260.07113%3155
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 260.07113%0
Julian Robertson 2012-03-31 New Buy3.2%$91 - $109.6 $ 260.07175%102800
Richard Pzena 2012-03-31 Reduce -92.64%1.3%$91 - $109.6 $ 260.07175%109033
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-03-31 Reduce -38.22%0.54%$91 - $109.6 $ 260.07175%942751
John Burbank 2012-03-31 New Buy0.46%$91 - $109.6 $ 260.07175%124000
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Reduce -53.67%0.01%$91 - $109.6 $ 260.07175%5006
Chris Davis 2012-03-31 Reduce -30.48%0.01%$91 - $109.6 $ 260.07175%144455
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy0.02%$73.85 - $90.08 $ 260.07211%10806
Andreas Halvorsen 2011-09-30 Reduce -64.71%1.82%$69.57 - $85.96 $ 260.07239%1416059
Meridian Funds 2011-09-30 Reduce -51.02%0.29%$69.57 - $85.96 $ 260.07239%112700
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0744%$69.57 - $85.96 $ 260.07239%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 30.30
SHW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.90 vs. SHW: 30.30 )
SHW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.55   Max: 30.84
Current: 30.3

10.55
30.84
P/B 18.50
SHW's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. SHW: 18.50 )
SHW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 18.5
Current: 18.5

3.14
18.5
P/S 2.30
SHW's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. SHW: 2.30 )
SHW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.3
Current: 2.3

0.66
2.3
PFCF 25.60
SHW's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.88 vs. SHW: 25.60 )
SHW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.03   Max: 25.6
Current: 25.6

7.03
25.6
EV-to-EBIT 20.85
SHW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. SHW: 20.85 )
SHW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 21.7
Current: 20.85

7.8
21.7
PEG 1.90
SHW's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SHW: 1.90 )
SHW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 26.5
Current: 1.9

0.51
26.5
Shiller P/E 45.60
SHW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 54.17 vs. SHW: 45.60 )
SHW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.52   Max: 45.6
Current: 45.6

11.52
45.6
Current Ratio 1.07
SHW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SHW: 1.07 )
SHW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.08
Current: 1.07

0.89
2.08
Quick Ratio 0.71
SHW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SHW: 0.71 )
SHW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.32
Current: 0.71

0.5
1.32

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.90
SHW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. SHW: 0.90 )
SHW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 3.27
Current: 0.9

0.84
3.27
Dividend Payout 0.25
SHW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SHW: 0.25 )
SHW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.55
Current: 0.25

0.16
2.55
Dividend growth (3y) 11.60
SHW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 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) 1.32
SHW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. SHW: 1.32 )
SHW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 4.8
Current: 1.32

1.23
4.8
Share Buyback Rate 2.50
SHW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. SHW: 2.50 )
SHW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6   Max: -0.4
Current: 2.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
SHW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. SHW: 2.00 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.54
Current: 2

0.57
3.54
Price/Median PS Value 2.20
SHW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SHW: 2.20 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.85
Current: 2.2

0.63
1.85
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.90
SHW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SHW: 1.90 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 5.25
Current: 1.9

0.54
5.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.80
SHW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SHW: 4.80 )
SHW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 12.9
Current: 4.8

4.6
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.54
SHW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. SHW: 18.54 )
SHW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 32
Current: 18.54

6.6
32

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:SJ3.Germany,
Sherwin-Williams Co was 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 four reportable operating segments: Paint Stores Group, Consumer Group, Global Finishes Group and Latin America Coatings Group. Paint Stores Group segment 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 branded architectural paint and coatings, protective and marine products, original equipment manufacturer ("OEM") product finishes and related items. The Consumer Group develops, manufactures and distributes a variety of paint, coatings and related products to third party customers primarily in the United States and Canada and the Paint Stores Group. The Global Finishes Group develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes and sells a variety of protective and marine products, automotive finishes and refinish products, OEM product finishes and related products in North and South America, Europe and Asia. The Latin America Coatings Group develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes and sells a variety of architectural paint and coatings, protective and marine products, OEM product finishes and related products in North and South America. The Administrative segment includes the administrative expenses of the Company's corporate headquarters site. The Company faces competition from many local, regional, national and international competitors of various sizes in the manufacture, distribution and sale of its paint, coatings and related products. The Company is subject to a wide variety of complex domestic and foreign laws and regulations, and legal compliance risks, including securities laws, tax laws, employment and pension-related laws, competition laws, U.S. and foreign export and trading laws, and laws governing improper business practices.

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