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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 higher than
52% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 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 0.21
SHW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 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
67% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.77 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: 5.63
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.45
SHW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.68 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
80% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 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 681 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 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
95% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 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 690 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.64 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
85% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 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
79% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 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
78% of the 458 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
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SHW Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 3,570 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 73,006 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 5,830 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)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Heebner 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%)
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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%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 15,000 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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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 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$188.53 - $207.46 $ 225.1612%5022
Ken Heebner 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.59%$175.31 - $195.07 $ 225.1623%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.07%$175.31 - $195.07 $ 225.1623%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 134.4%0.02%$175.31 - $195.07 $ 225.1623%8368
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$175.31 - $195.07 $ 225.1623%0
Ken Heebner 2013-09-30 Reduce -70.37%1.34%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 225.1628%120000
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-09-30 New Buy0.07%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 225.1628%73006
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 225.1628%3570
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 225.1628%5830
Chris Davis 2013-09-30 Add 576.38%0.01%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 225.1628%30843
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 49.83%$167.2 - $187.36 $ 225.1628%8930
Ken Heebner 2013-06-30 Reduce -10%0.18%$164.95 - $193.56 $ 225.1624%405000
Andreas Halvorsen 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.86%$153.82 - $172.12 $ 225.1638%0
Chris Davis 2013-03-31 Add 64.03%$153.82 - $172.12 $ 225.1638%4560
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 229.67%$153.82 - $172.12 $ 225.1638%6000
Julian Robertson 2012-12-31 Sold Out 2.1%$139.63 - $158.59 $ 225.1650%0
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-12-31 Reduce -47.59%0.76%$139.63 - $158.59 $ 225.1650%805757
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 New Buy$139.63 - $158.59 $ 225.1650%1820
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-09-30 Reduce -43.09%1.25%$127.22 - $150.06 $ 225.1663%1537467
John Burbank 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.89%$127.22 - $150.06 $ 225.1663%0
Ken Heebner 2012-09-30 Reduce -26.53%0.61%$127.22 - $150.06 $ 225.1663%540000
Ken Heebner 2012-06-30 New Buy2.3%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 225.1684%735000
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-06-30 Add 186.58%1.89%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 225.1684%2701710
Julian Robertson 2012-06-30 Reduce -37.74%1.21%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 225.1684%64000
John Burbank 2012-06-30 Add 59.19%0.33%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 225.1684%197400
Richard Pzena 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.12%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 225.1684%0
Chris Davis 2012-06-30 Reduce -97.82%0.03%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 225.1684%3155
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$108.27 - $133.8 $ 225.1684%0
Julian Robertson 2012-03-31 New Buy3.2%$91 - $109.6 $ 225.16138%102800
Richard Pzena 2012-03-31 Reduce -92.64%1.3%$91 - $109.6 $ 225.16138%109033
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-03-31 Reduce -38.22%0.54%$91 - $109.6 $ 225.16138%942751
John Burbank 2012-03-31 New Buy0.46%$91 - $109.6 $ 225.16138%124000
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Reduce -53.67%0.01%$91 - $109.6 $ 225.16138%5006
Chris Davis 2012-03-31 Reduce -30.48%0.01%$91 - $109.6 $ 225.16138%144455
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy0.02%$73.85 - $90.08 $ 225.16169%10806
Andreas Halvorsen 2011-09-30 Reduce -64.71%1.82%$69.57 - $85.96 $ 225.16194%1416059
Meridian Funds 2011-09-30 Reduce -51.02%0.29%$69.57 - $85.96 $ 225.16194%112700
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0744%$69.57 - $85.96 $ 225.16194%0
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 26.70
SHW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. SHW: 26.70 )
SHW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.55   Max: 30.84
Current: 26.7

10.55
30.84
P/B 16.30
SHW's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SHW: 16.30 )
SHW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 16.26
Current: 16.3

3.14
16.26
P/S 2.10
SHW's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. SHW: 2.10 )
SHW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.07
Current: 2.1

0.66
2.07
PFCF 22.60
SHW's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 74.63 vs. SHW: 22.60 )
SHW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.03   Max: 24.75
Current: 22.6

7.03
24.75
EV-to-EBIT 18.86
SHW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.56 vs. SHW: 18.86 )
SHW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 21.7
Current: 18.86

7.8
21.7
PEG 1.68
SHW's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SHW: 1.68 )
SHW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 26.13
Current: 1.68

0.51
26.13
Shiller P/E 39.80
SHW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 325.49 vs. SHW: 39.80 )
SHW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.52   Max: 39.84
Current: 39.8

11.52
39.84
Current Ratio 1.07
SHW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 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 higher than
51% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 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

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.90
SHW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. SHW: 0.90 )
SHW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.27
Current: 0.9

0.88
3.27
Dividend Payout 0.25
SHW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 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
84% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 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) 1.47
SHW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
61% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 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
93% of the 416 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: -0.4
Current: 2.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.78
SHW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. SHW: 1.78 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.54
Current: 1.78

0.57
3.54
Price/Median PS Value 1.95
SHW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. SHW: 1.95 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.95

0.64
1.87
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.69
SHW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SHW: 1.69 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 5.25
Current: 1.69

0.54
5.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
SHW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. SHW: 5.30 )
SHW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 12.9
Current: 5.3

4.6
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.15
SHW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.81 vs. SHW: 18.15 )
SHW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 31.5
Current: 18.15

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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