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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 3.15
SIAL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. SIAL: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.75 Max: 9.98
Current: 3.15
0.08
9.98
Equity to Asset 0.77
SIAL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SIAL: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.66 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.77
0.53
0.88
Interest Coverage 170.25
SIAL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 47.01 vs. SIAL: 170.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 14.25  Med: 33.23 Max: 226.55
Current: 170.25
14.25
226.55
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 14.13
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
3.27%
19.66%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 24.60
SIAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SIAL: 24.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 15.5  Med: 22.30 Max: 25.83
Current: 24.6
15.5
25.83
Net-margin (%) 18.04
SIAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. SIAL: 18.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.83  Med: 16.19 Max: 30.95
Current: 18.04
10.83
30.95
ROE (%) 16.20
SIAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.96 vs. SIAL: 16.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.92  Med: 20.53 Max: 30.23
Current: 16.2
13.92
30.23
ROA (%) 12.41
SIAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. SIAL: 12.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.06  Med: 12.96 Max: 23.04
Current: 12.41
9.06
23.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.25
SIAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1003 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.79 vs. SIAL: 40.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 20.52  Med: 31.55 Max: 54.44
Current: 40.25
20.52
54.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.40
SIAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. SIAL: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 10.80 Max: 16.1
Current: 4.4
0.4
16.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.50
SIAL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SIAL: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.9  Med: 10.80 Max: 18
Current: 3.5
1.9
18
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.90
SIAL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SIAL: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 11.90 Max: 19.7
Current: 3.9
0
19.7
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

SIAL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 322,900 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 7,500 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 7,714 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 18,000 sh (+200.00%)
Jim Simons 420,100 sh (+5.37%)
Jeremy Grantham 287,225 sh (+0.33%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,700 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Ken Fisher 67,789 sh (-5.90%)
Dodge & Cox 19,000 sh (-7.32%)
Murray Stahl 171,898 sh (-16.06%)
Yacktman Fund 846,000 sh (-22.81%)
Donald Yacktman 1,786,911 sh (-25.49%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 694,000 sh (-26.48%)
Joel Greenblatt 28,392 sh (-28.58%)
Bill Frels 6,564 sh (-40.67%)
Chris Davis 136,292 sh (-43.13%)
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Q4 2014

SIAL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Caxton Associates 30,687 sh (+297.81%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,059,591 sh (+268.91%)
First Eagle Investment 12,500 sh (+66.67%)
Jim Simons 631,332 sh (+50.28%)
Mario Gabelli 373,857 sh (+15.78%)
Dodge & Cox 19,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 846,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 2,700 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Bill Frels 6,214 sh (-5.33%)
Donald Yacktman 1,559,598 sh (-12.72%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 471,700 sh (-32.03%)
Murray Stahl 85,549 sh (-50.23%)
Chris Davis 36,659 sh (-73.10%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,527 sh (-84.06%)
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Q1 2015

SIAL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 861,132 sh (+36.40%)
Mario Gabelli 434,150 sh (+16.13%)
Dodge & Cox 19,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 12,500 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 2,700 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Yacktman Fund 800,000 sh (-5.44%)
Donald Yacktman 1,428,207 sh (-8.42%)
Bill Frels 5,613 sh (-9.67%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 400,000 sh (-15.20%)
Jeremy Grantham 809,034 sh (-23.65%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,512 sh (-66.60%)
Murray Stahl 24,890 sh (-70.91%)
» More
Q2 2015

SIAL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Yacktman Fund 800,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 400,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 33.62
SIAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. SIAL: 33.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.12  Med: 19.47 Max: 33.62
Current: 33.62
12.12
33.62
Forward P/E 29.24
SIAL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.97 vs. SIAL: 29.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 33.50
SIAL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
69% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. SIAL: 33.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.14  Med: 19.50 Max: 33.56
Current: 33.5
12.14
33.56
P/B 5.27
SIAL's P/B is ranked lower than
83% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. SIAL: 5.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SIAL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.87  Med: 3.74 Max: 5.28
Current: 5.27
2.87
5.28
P/S 6.05
SIAL's P/S is ranked lower than
89% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SIAL: 6.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SIAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.92  Med: 3.24 Max: 6.05
Current: 6.05
1.92
6.05
PFCF 33.33
SIAL's PFCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 24.57 vs. SIAL: 33.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SIAL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.57  Med: 20.49 Max: 33.33
Current: 33.33
12.57
33.33
POCF 27.05
SIAL's POCF is ranked lower than
74% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 13.85 vs. SIAL: 27.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SIAL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 9.67  Med: 16.01 Max: 27.05
Current: 27.05
9.67
27.05
EV-to-EBIT 23.55
SIAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.51 vs. SIAL: 23.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SIAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8  Med: 14.80 Max: 23.8
Current: 23.55
8.8
23.8
PEG 4.53
SIAL's PEG is ranked lower than
66% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. SIAL: 4.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SIAL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.81 Max: 5.29
Current: 4.53
0.89
5.29
Shiller P/E 36.41
SIAL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 21.89 vs. SIAL: 36.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.13  Med: 23.95 Max: 37.4
Current: 36.41
15.13
37.4
Current Ratio 5.94
SIAL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. SIAL: 5.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.54  Med: 2.97 Max: 7.34
Current: 5.94
1.54
7.34
Quick Ratio 4.00
SIAL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. SIAL: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.52 Max: 4
Current: 4
0.58
4
Days Inventory 193.18
SIAL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
94% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 65.59 vs. SIAL: 193.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 186.78  Med: 238.48 Max: 416.32
Current: 193.18
186.78
416.32
Days Sales Outstanding 52.80
SIAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 58.66 vs. SIAL: 52.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 44.75  Med: 50.96 Max: 75.61
Current: 52.8
44.75
75.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.66
SIAL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. SIAL: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.64
Current: 0.66
0.66
1.64
Dividend Payout 0.22
SIAL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
75% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. SIAL: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.20 Max: 0.26
Current: 0.22
0.03
0.26
Dividend growth (3y) 8.50
SIAL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
62% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SIAL: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 5.3  Med: 11.30 Max: 30
Current: 8.5
5.3
30
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.06
SIAL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. SIAL: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.06  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.63
Current: 1.06
1.06
2.63
Share Buyback Rate 0.80
SIAL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. SIAL: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.1  Med: 2.10 Max: -0.5
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 4647.67
SIAL's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
100% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. SIAL: 4647.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 357.92  Med: 2483.13 Max: 4608.33
Current: 4647.67
357.92
4608.33
Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.30
SIAL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. SIAL: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.85  Med: 13.30 Max: 188.41
Current: 13.3
4.85
188.41
Price/Tangible Book 7.79
SIAL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SIAL: 7.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.45  Med: 4.83 Max: 7.84
Current: 7.79
2.45
7.84
Price/Projected FCF 2.24
SIAL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. SIAL: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.40 Max: 2.94
Current: 2.24
0.9
2.94
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.26
SIAL's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
66% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SIAL: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.87
SIAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. SIAL: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.85
Current: 1.87
0.69
1.85
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 5.29
SIAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SIAL: 5.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.89 Max: 5.24
Current: 5.29
1.03
5.24
Price/Graham Number 3.40
SIAL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
82% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. SIAL: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.38  Med: 2.05 Max: 3.38
Current: 3.4
1.38
3.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.20
SIAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SIAL: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.2  Med: 6.70 Max: 11.3
Current: 4.2
4.2
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.08
SIAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. SIAL: 9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SIAL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 9.1  Med: 15.80 Max: 19.9
Current: 9.08
9.1
19.9

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:SIQ.Germany,
Sigma-Aldrich Corp was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in May 1975. The Company is a life science and a technology company that helps in enhancing human health and safety. The Company manufactures and distributes chemicals, biochemicals and other essential products and equipment products to its customers in research and applied labs as well as in industrial and commercial markets. The Company operates in three units including Research, Applied and SAFC Commercial. The Research unit products and services includes chemicals, reagents and kits, enabling the scientists to discover and develop new drugs and materials; Applied unit products and services includes high quality components and kits, chemical reagents, critical raw materials and certified reference standards, providing customized solutions to and constitute critical components and materials for diagnostic companies, testing laboratories and industrial companies; SAFC Commercial unit's products and services are used by its customers to develop and manufacture pharma, biopharma and electronics products. Its customers include pharmaceutical companies, universities, commercial laboratories, industrial companies, biotechnology companies, non-profit organizations, governmental institutions, diagnostic, chemical and electronics companies and hospitals. The Company's trademarks are the brand names; Sigma-Aldrich, Sigma, Aldrich, Fluka, Riedel-de Haën, Supelco, SAFC, SAFC Biosciences, SAFC Hitech, Genosys, Proligo, Pharmorphix, Cerilliant, Vetec, BioReliance and Cell Marque. The Company is subject to extensive regulation by federal, state and local governments and similar international agencies relating to the manufacture, sale and distribution of its products.

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