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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
SHW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. SHW: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SHW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.04 Max: 10.4
Current: 0.03
0
10.4
Equity to Asset 0.08
SHW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SHW: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SHW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.08
0.08
0.57
Interest Coverage 20.31
SHW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 41.31 vs. SHW: 20.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SHW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.48  Med: 14.25 Max: 128.52
Current: 20.31
6.48
128.52
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.08
M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
7.26%
31.53%
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

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.82
SHW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.14 vs. SHW: 11.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SHW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.85  Med: 10.55 Max: 12.09
Current: 11.82
8.85
12.09
Net-margin (%) 7.86
SHW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. SHW: 7.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SHW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 6.10 Max: 7.78
Current: 7.86
0.31
7.78
ROE (%) 73.54
SHW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.91 vs. SHW: 73.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SHW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 27.43 Max: 62.5
Current: 73.54
1.01
62.5
ROA (%) 14.50
SHW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. SHW: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SHW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 9.74 Max: 14.33
Current: 14.5
0.41
14.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 81.74
SHW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. SHW: 81.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SHW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 16.21  Med: 57.56 Max: 86.57
Current: 81.74
16.21
86.57
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.20
SHW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SHW: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SHW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3  Med: 9.40 Max: 15.6
Current: 10.2
3
15.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.50
SHW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SHW: 18.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SHW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.1  Med: 12.20 Max: 26.5
Current: 18.5
-15.1
26.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 27.40
SHW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SHW: 27.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SHW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -59.5  Med: 10.60 Max: 182.7
Current: 27.4
-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 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%)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 15,000 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)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 9,515 sh (-5.23%)
Jim Simons 113,200 sh (-71.53%)
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Q4 2014

SHW Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jeremy Grantham 15,647 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 107,900 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 36,820 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 30,501 sh (+323.57%)
Mario Gabelli 9,515 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 32,825 sh (-2.37%)
Jim Simons 78,000 sh (-31.10%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,023 sh (-46.23%)
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Q1 2015

SHW Guru Trades in Q1 2015

RS Investment Management 9,700 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 2,550 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,500 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 42,701 sh (+40.00%)
Pioneer Investments 38,136 sh (+3.57%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 9,510 sh (-0.05%)
Chris Davis 32,220 sh (-1.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 15,147 sh (-3.20%)
Jim Simons 70,100 sh (-10.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,437 sh (-11.67%)
Steven Cohen 34,400 sh (-68.12%)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 30.64
SHW's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. SHW: 30.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SHW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.55  Med: 16.90 Max: 32.89
Current: 30.64
10.55
32.89
Forward P/E 21.41
SHW's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.58 vs. SHW: 21.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 31.10
SHW's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
67% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. SHW: 31.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SHW' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.56  Med: 16.79 Max: 32.74
Current: 31.1
10.56
32.74
P/B 56.07
SHW's P/B is ranked lower than
99% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. SHW: 56.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SHW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.14  Med: 5.56 Max: 58.95
Current: 56.07
3.14
58.95
P/S 2.39
SHW's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. SHW: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SHW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.55
Current: 2.39
0.66
2.55
PFCF 30.18
SHW's PFCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.07 vs. SHW: 30.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SHW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.03  Med: 14.71 Max: 31.88
Current: 30.18
7.03
31.88
POCF 24.32
SHW's POCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.93 vs. SHW: 24.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SHW' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.18  Med: 11.39 Max: 25.99
Current: 24.32
6.18
25.99
EV-to-EBIT 21.44
SHW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. SHW: 21.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SHW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8  Med: 11.90 Max: 22.8
Current: 21.44
7.8
22.8
PEG 1.94
SHW's PEG is ranked higher than
60% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. SHW: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SHW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.79 Max: 26.13
Current: 1.94
0.51
26.13
Shiller P/E 45.65
SHW's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 23.34 vs. SHW: 45.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SHW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.46  Med: 23.70 Max: 49.61
Current: 45.65
11.46
49.61
Current Ratio 0.82
SHW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. SHW: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SHW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.21 Max: 2.08
Current: 0.82
0.82
2.08
Quick Ratio 0.47
SHW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. SHW: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SHW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.47
0.47
1.32
Days Inventory 66.25
SHW's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 66.25 vs. SHW: 66.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SHW' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 61.32  Med: 75.47 Max: 97.3
Current: 66.25
61.32
97.3
Days Sales Outstanding 40.19
SHW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.90 vs. SHW: 40.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SHW' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.77  Med: 39.83 Max: 44.72
Current: 40.19
34.77
44.72

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 0.88
SHW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. SHW: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SHW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.67 Max: 3.27
Current: 0.88
0.76
3.27
Dividend Payout 0.25
SHW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. SHW: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SHW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.26 Max: 2.55
Current: 0.25
0.16
2.55
Dividend growth (3y) 14.60
SHW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SHW: 14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SHW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 11.00 Max: 22.8
Current: 14.6
1.4
22.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.40
SHW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1078 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. SHW: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SHW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 2.65 Max: 5.19
Current: 1.4
1.21
5.19
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
SHW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. SHW: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SHW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6  Med: 2.90 Max: -0.4
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 2.30
SHW's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SHW: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SHW' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.18 Max: 3.54
Current: 2.3
0.57
3.54
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.16
SHW's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
70% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SHW: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 2.21
SHW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. SHW: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SHW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.94 Max: 2.29
Current: 2.21
0.63
2.29
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.88
SHW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. SHW: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
SHW' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.04 Max: 5.25
Current: 1.88
0.54
5.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.80
SHW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SHW: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SHW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.4  Med: 8.40 Max: 12.9
Current: 4.8
4.4
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.70
SHW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. SHW: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SHW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 6.6  Med: 18.60 Max: 32
Current: 18.7
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 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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