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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 3.13
SIAL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. SIAL: 3.13 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 9.98
Current: 3.13

0.08
9.98
Equity to Asset 0.78
SIAL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SIAL: 0.78 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.78

0.53
0.88
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 14.39
M-Score: -2.61
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 (%) 24.71
SIAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. SIAL: 24.71 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 15.5   Max: 25.83
Current: 24.71

15.5
25.83
Net-margin (%) 18.02
SIAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. SIAL: 18.02 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.83   Max: 30.95
Current: 18.02

10.83
30.95
ROE (%) 16.85
SIAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. SIAL: 16.85 )
SIAL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.92   Max: 30.23
Current: 16.85

13.92
30.23
ROA (%) 12.82
SIAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. SIAL: 12.82 )
SIAL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.06   Max: 23.04
Current: 12.82

9.06
23.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.44
SIAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.06 vs. SIAL: 40.44 )
SIAL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 18.32   Max: 54.16
Current: 40.44

18.32
54.16
Revenue Growth (%) 6.60
SIAL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SIAL: 6.60 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 16.1
Current: 6.6

0.4
16.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.00
SIAL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. SIAL: 8.00 )
SIAL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 18
Current: 8

1.9
18
EPS Growth (%) 9.20
SIAL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SIAL: 9.20 )
SIAL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 19.7
Current: 9.2

0
19.7
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SIAL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 41,710 sh (+126.77%)
Steven Cohen 6,732 sh (+61.4%)
Bill Frels 11,064 sh (+0.12%)
Yacktman Fund 1,096,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 2,900 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 21,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 944,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 2,403,515 sh (-0.04%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 121,060 sh (-1.65%)
Ken Fisher 74,589 sh (-2.16%)
Jeremy Grantham 121,936 sh (-2.65%)
Chris Davis 239,465 sh (-3.93%)
Murray Stahl 246,858 sh (-10.63%)
Chuck Royce 14,000 sh (-23.27%)
Jim Simons 206,600 sh (-39.67%)
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Q1 2014

SIAL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeremy Grantham 236,278 sh (+93.77%)
Steven Cohen 12,253 sh (+82.01%)
Jim Simons 313,300 sh (+51.65%)
Chris Davis 241,179 sh (+0.72%)
Yacktman Fund 1,096,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 11,064 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 944,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Donald Yacktman 2,397,543 sh (-0.25%)
Ken Fisher 73,189 sh (-1.88%)
Dodge & Cox 20,500 sh (-2.38%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,700 sh (-6.9%)
Joel Greenblatt 38,703 sh (-7.21%)
Murray Stahl 218,865 sh (-11.34%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 105,840 sh (-12.57%)
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Q2 2014

SIAL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Tom Gayner 6,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 398,700 sh (+27.26%)
Jeremy Grantham 286,278 sh (+21.16%)
Joel Greenblatt 39,753 sh (+2.71%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 106,110 sh (+0.26%)
Donald Yacktman 2,398,185 sh (+0.03%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 944,000 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 2,700 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 20,500 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 11,064 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 1,096,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 239,643 sh (-0.64%)
Ken Fisher 72,039 sh (-1.57%)
Murray Stahl 204,792 sh (-6.43%)
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Q3 2014

SIAL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 7,714 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 322,900 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,500 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 18,000 sh (+200%)
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 (-5.9%)
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SIAL

(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
Donald Yacktman 2014-09-30 Reduce -25.49%0.25%$100.42 - $136.77 $ 135.9828%1786911
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-09-30 Reduce -26.48%0.25%$100.42 - $136.77 $ 135.9828%694000
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 New Buy0.24%$100.42 - $136.77 $ 135.9828%322900
Yacktman Fund 2014-09-30 Reduce -22.81%0.22%$100.42 - $136.77 $ 135.9828%846000
Tom Gayner 2014-09-30 Add 200%0.05%$100.42 - $136.77 $ 135.9828%18000
Chris Davis 2014-09-30 Reduce -43.13%0.03%$100.42 - $136.77 $ 135.9828%136292
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -28.58%0.01%$100.42 - $136.77 $ 135.9828%28392
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 New Buy$100.42 - $136.77 $ 135.9828%7500
Tom Gayner 2014-06-30 New Buy0.02%$92.1 - $101.71 $ 135.9840%6000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 126.77%0.05%$82.91 - $94.19 $ 135.9857%41710
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 32.90
SIAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 25.90 vs. SIAL: 32.90 )
SIAL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.12   Max: 33.02
Current: 32.9

12.12
33.02
P/B 5.20
SIAL's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. SIAL: 5.20 )
SIAL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.87   Max: 5.25
Current: 5.2

2.87
5.25
P/S 5.90
SIAL's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. SIAL: 5.90 )
SIAL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 5.95
Current: 5.9

1.92
5.95
PFCF 31.20
SIAL's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.88 vs. SIAL: 31.20 )
SIAL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.57   Max: 31.37
Current: 31.2

12.57
31.37
EV-to-EBIT 22.82
SIAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. SIAL: 22.82 )
SIAL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 23.1
Current: 22.82

8.8
23.1
PEG 3.66
SIAL's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SIAL: 3.66 )
SIAL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 4.24
Current: 3.66

0.89
4.24
Shiller P/E 37.00
SIAL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 54.17 vs. SIAL: 37.00 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.2   Max: 37.17
Current: 37

15.2
37.17
Current Ratio 5.82
SIAL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SIAL: 5.82 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 7.34
Current: 5.82

1.54
7.34
Quick Ratio 3.90
SIAL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SIAL: 3.90 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.9
Current: 3.9

0.58
3.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.70
SIAL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. SIAL: 0.70 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.7

0.66
1.64
Dividend Payout 0.22
SIAL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SIAL: 0.22 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.22

0.03
0.26
Dividend growth (3y) 10.40
SIAL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SIAL: 10.40 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 30
Current: 10.4

5.3
30
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.16
SIAL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
69% of the 895 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. SIAL: 1.16 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 2.71
Current: 1.16

1.09
2.71
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
SIAL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. SIAL: 0.50 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.1   Max: -1
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Cash 359.20
SIAL's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
93% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SIAL: 359.20 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 357.92   Max: 357.92
Current: 359.2

Price/Net Current Asset Value 23.10
SIAL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SIAL: 23.10 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 10.24   Max: 3023
Current: 23.1

10.24
3023
Price/Tangible Book 7.40
SIAL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. SIAL: 7.40 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.35   Max: 7.41
Current: 7.4

2.35
7.41
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.20
SIAL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. SIAL: 2.20 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 2.94
Current: 2.2

0.9
2.94
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
SIAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SIAL: 1.90 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 1.88
Current: 1.9

0.62
1.88
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.20
SIAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SIAL: 4.20 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 5
Current: 4.2

1.03
5
Price/Graham Number 3.30
SIAL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. SIAL: 3.30 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 3.27
Current: 3.3

1.38
3.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.40
SIAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SIAL: 4.40 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 11.3
Current: 4.4

4.3
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.60
SIAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. SIAL: 10.60 )
SIAL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 19.9
Current: 10.6

10.6
19.9

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Sigma-Aldrich Corp was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in May 1975. The Company is a life science and a high technology company. The Company manufactures and distributes 230,000 chemicals, biochemicals and other essential products and 40,000 equipment products to more than 1.4 million customers in research and applied labs as well as in industrial and commercial markets. The Company operates in 37 countries and sells into approximately 160 countries, serving roughly 100,000 accounts internationally. The Company manufactures approximately 110,000 of its products. The Company operates in three units Research, Applied and SAFC Commercial. The Research unit products and services, which include chemicals, reagents and kits, enable scientists to discover and develop new drugs and materials; Applied unit products and services, which primarily include high quality components and kits, chemical reagents, critical raw materials and certified reference standards, provide 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 product and service solutions for the commercial production of pharma, biopharma and electronics products. Products and services include industrial cell culture media, active pharmaceutical ingredients, intermediates, raw materials, biological testing services and organometallic precursors for LED and semiconductor manufacturing. The Company's products and services are used by its customers to develop and manufacture product and service solutions for the commercial production of pharma, biopharma and electronics products. Products and services include industrial cell culture media, active pharmaceutical ingredients, intermediates, raw materials, biological testing services and organometallic precursors for LED and semiconductor manufacturing.
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