Switch to:

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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.11
SMG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. SMG: 0.11 )
SMG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.11

0.01
0.28
Equity to Asset 0.22
SMG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. SMG: 0.22 )
SMG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.22

0.12
0.51
Interest Coverage 5.29
SMG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 22.53 vs. SMG: 5.29 )
SMG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 8.41
Current: 5.29

1.19
8.41
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.71
M-Score: -2.50
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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.12
SMG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.92 vs. SMG: 11.12 )
SMG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.29   Max: 13.59
Current: 11.12

3.29
13.59
Net-margin (%) 5.72
SMG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. SMG: 5.72 )
SMG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.37   Max: 7.04
Current: 5.72

-0.37
7.04
ROE (%) 22.67
SMG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. SMG: 22.67 )
SMG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.5   Max: 29.99
Current: 22.67

-2.5
29.99
ROA (%) 8.32
SMG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. SMG: 8.32 )
SMG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.51   Max: 9.43
Current: 8.32

-0.51
9.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 41.42
SMG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.42 vs. SMG: 41.42 )
SMG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.63   Max: 44.04
Current: 41.42

12.63
44.04
Revenue Growth (%) 1.60
SMG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. SMG: 1.60 )
SMG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 14.2
Current: 1.6

-2.9
14.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.00
SMG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. SMG: -1.00 )
SMG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.7   Max: 40.8
Current: -1

-12.7
40.8
EPS Growth (%) -4.60
SMG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. SMG: -4.60 )
SMG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 82.1
Current: -4.6

-17.8
82.1
» SMG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

» Details

Guru Trades

Q2 2013

SMG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Keeley 5,860 sh (New)
James Barrow 1,016,560 sh (New)
John Hussman 3,000 sh (+100%)
Ken Fisher 1,594,248 sh (+35.57%)
Meridian Funds 226,900 sh (+35.14%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,944,406 sh (+1.92%)
Mario Gabelli 108,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
» More
Q3 2013

SMG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 6,093 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 7,364 sh (New)
James Barrow 1,454,376 sh (+43.07%)
John Keeley 6,460 sh (+10.24%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 6,019,417 sh (+1.26%)
Mario Gabelli 108,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 3,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 1,585,243 sh (-0.56%)
» More
Q4 2013

SMG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 197,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 164,186 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,609 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 14,714 sh (+99.81%)
Murray Stahl 8,616 sh (+41.41%)
Mario Gabelli 108,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 6,460 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,933,817 sh (-1.42%)
James Barrow 1,430,446 sh (-1.65%)
Ken Fisher 1,546,118 sh (-2.47%)
» More
Q1 2014

SMG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Hussman 205,000 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 12,800 sh (+48.56%)
Joel Greenblatt 184,482 sh (+12.36%)
John Keeley 6,460 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 108,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
James Barrow 1,425,080 sh (-0.38%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,906,426 sh (-0.46%)
Ken Fisher 1,515,808 sh (-1.96%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,540 sh (-41.54%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SMG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.94%$55.84 - $63.3 $ 54.72-8%205000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.24%$53.82 - $62.27 $ 54.72-6%164186
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$53.82 - $62.27 $ 54.72-6%0
James Barrow 2013-09-30 Add 43.07%0.04%$48.77 - $55.66 $ 54.724%1454376
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Add 35.14%0.11%$42.79 - $49.92 $ 54.7218%226900
James Barrow 2013-06-30 New Buy0.08%$42.79 - $49.92 $ 54.7218%1016560
John Keeley 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$42.79 - $49.92 $ 54.7218%5860
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Add 100%$42.79 - $49.92 $ 54.7218%3000
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 New Buy0.27%$42.89 - $47.36 $ 54.7222%167900
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.14%$39.77 - $44.2 $ 54.7229%0
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Add 50%$39.77 - $44.2 $ 54.7229%1500
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.14%$38.14 - $44.58 $ 54.7232%47002
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-06-30 Add 78.32%0.4%$36.85 - $54.6 $ 54.7217%5665012
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$46.84 - $54.69 $ 54.7218%0
John Hussman 2012-03-31 New Buy$46.84 - $54.69 $ 54.7218%1000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 New Buy0.56%$41.26 - $50.05 $ 54.7221%2728724
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.05%$41.26 - $50.05 $ 54.7221%9278
David Dreman 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.3399%$40.41 - $51.85 $ 54.7215%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1015%$40.41 - $51.85 $ 54.7215%0
David Dreman 2011-06-30 Reduce -43.11%0.28%$48.88 - $60.27 $ 54.72-2%346264
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.1%$48.88 - $60.27 $ 54.72-2%14154
John Keeley 2011-06-30 Sold Out $48.88 - $60.27 $ 54.72-2%0
Premium More recent guru trades are included for Premium Members only!!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.60
SMG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. SMG: 18.60 )
SMG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.72   Max: 336.61
Current: 18.6

13.72
336.61
P/B 5.00
SMG's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. SMG: 5.00 )
SMG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 7.88
Current: 5

2.15
7.88
P/S 1.20
SMG's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. SMG: 1.20 )
SMG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.44
Current: 1.2

0.38
1.44
PFCF 17.80
SMG's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SMG: 17.80 )
SMG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.25   Max: 386.86
Current: 17.8

9.25
386.86
EV-to-EBIT 12.81
SMG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. SMG: 12.81 )
SMG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 32.7
Current: 12.81

9.6
32.7
PEG 16.10
SMG's PEG is ranked higher than
63% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. SMG: 16.10 )
SMG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 18.96
Current: 16.1

1.53
18.96
Shiller P/E 25.00
SMG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SMG: 25.00 )
SMG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.41   Max: 41.52
Current: 25

11.41
41.52
Current Ratio 1.90
SMG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. SMG: 1.90 )
SMG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 3.39
Current: 1.9

1.22
3.39
Quick Ratio 1.37
SMG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. SMG: 1.37 )
SMG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.37

0.56
1.79

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.20
SMG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
80% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SMG: 3.20 )
SMG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.12
Current: 3.2

0.27
3.12
Dividend Payout 0.54
SMG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SMG: 0.54 )
SMG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.54

0.05
0.36
Dividend growth (3y) 31.20
SMG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. SMG: 31.20 )
SMG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 58.7
Current: 31.2

0
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 12.68
SMG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SMG: 12.68 )
SMG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 12.36
Current: 12.68

1.07
12.36
Share Buyback Rate 2.50
SMG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. SMG: 2.50 )
SMG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.5   Max: -17.2
Current: 2.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 140.80
SMG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. SMG: 140.80 )
SMG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 245.69
Current: 140.8

6.4
245.69
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
SMG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SMG: 1.80 )
SMG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 11.06
Current: 1.8

0.53
11.06
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
SMG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. SMG: 1.10 )
SMG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.33
Current: 1.1

0.37
1.33
Price/Graham Number 10.60
SMG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
51% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. SMG: 10.60 )
SMG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 15
Current: 10.6

1.83
15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
SMG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. SMG: 7.70 )
SMG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 10.4
Current: 7.7

3.1
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.04
SMG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SMG: 3.04 )
SMG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.6   Max: 16
Current: 3.04

-8.6
16

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
Compare:SYT, POT, AVD, AGU, MON » details
Traded in other countries:SCQA.Germany
Scotts Miracle Gro Co is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products. It divides its business into the following reportable segments: Global Consumer, and Scotts LawnService. In its Global Consumer segment, it manufactures and market consumer lawn and garden products in the following categories: The lawn care category is designed to help consumers obtain and enjoy the lawn they want. In the United States, products within this category include fertilizer products under the Scotts and Turf Builder brand names, grass seed products under the Scotts, Turf Builder, EZ Seed, Water Smart and PatchMaster brand names and lawn-related weed, pest and disease control products mainly under the Ortho, Scotts and Lawn Pro brand names, including sub-brands such as Weed B Gon and GrubEx. A similar range of products is marketed in Europe under a variety of brands such as EverGreen, Fertiligène, Substral, Miracle-Gro Patch Magic, Weedol, Pathclear, KB and Celaflor. The lawn care category also includes spreaders and other durables under the Scotts brand name, including Turf Builder EdgeGuard spreaders, Snap spreaders, AccuGreen drop spreaders and Handy GreenII handheld spreaders. The gardening and landscape category is designed to help consumers grow and enjoy flower and vegetable gardens and beautify landscaped areas. In the United States, products within this category include a complete line of water soluble plant foods under the Miracle-Gro brand and sub-brands such as LiquaFeed, continuous-release plant foods under the Osmocote and Shake 'N Feed brand names, potting mixes and garden soils under the Miracle-Gro, Scotts, Hyponex, Earthgro and SuperSoil brand names, mulch and decorative groundcover products under the Scotts brand, including the Nature Scapes sub-brand, landscape weed prevention products under the Ortho brand, plant-related pest and disease control products under the Ortho brand, wild bird food and bird feeder products under the Scotts Songbird Selections, Morning Song and Country Pride brand names, and organic garden products under the Miracle-Gro Organic Choice, Scotts and Whitney Farms brand names. Internationally, similar products are marketed under the Miracle-Gro, Fertiligène, Substral, KB, Celaflor, ASEF, Scotts, Morning Melodies, Scotts EcoSense, Fertiligène Naturen, Substral Naturen, KB Naturen, Carre Vert and Miracle-Gro Organic Choice brand names. The Scotts LawnService segment provides residential and commercial lawn care, tree and shrub care and limited pest control services in the United States through periodic applications of fertilizer and control products. As of September 30, 2011, Scotts LawnService had 83 Company-operated locations as well as 88 locations operated by independent franchisees. The Company's competitors in the European Union include Bayer AG, Compo GmbH, Westland Horticulture and a variety of local companies. The Company also competes against TruGreen, as well as numero
» More Articles for SMG

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Bearish Investor John Hussman's 5 Top New Stock Buys May 02 2014 
The Stocks Investor Joel Greenblatt Wants Feb 21 2014 
Ken Fisher’s Biggest Dividend Stock Buys and His Latest Portfolio Sep 24 2013 
7 Stocks Paying More Cash with Higher Dividends Aug 12 2013 
20 Basic Material Dividend Stocks with Highest Float Short Ratio Jun 14 2013 
The Best Dividends from Agricultural Chemical Companies Mar 07 2012 
comment on SMG Nov 30 2011 
Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: EXCO Resources, Iron Mountain, Scotts Co. and Monro Muffler Brake Inc. Aug 21 2011 
The Scotts MiracleGro Company Commmon (SMG) CEO and Chairman, 10% Owner James Hagedorn sells 85,729 Feb 15 2011 
The Scotts MiracleGro Company Commmon (SMG) CEO and Chairman, 10% Owner James Hagedorn sells 85,729 Dec 14 2010 

More From Other Websites
Ben Isaacson, Equity Research Analyst at Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, Interviews with The... Jul 18 2014
F-Bombs Tolerated in Recession Cause CEOs Trouble Later Jul 15 2014
F-Bombs Tolerated in Recession Cause CEOs Trouble Later Jul 15 2014
ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Timing of Third Quarter 2014 Results and Conference Call Jul 15 2014
ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Timing of Third Quarter 2014 Results and Conference Call Jul 14 2014
The 3% Yield Club: 25 Non-REIT, Non-MLP Dividend Stocks Yielding Over 3% (Part 1) Jul 03 2014
Can Home Depot, Lowe's, And Wal-Mart Stimulate Growth For Scotts Miracle-Gro? Jun 26 2014
[video] CFOs Give Their One Piece of Financial Advice Jun 19 2014
ScottsMiracle-Gro to Present at Oppenheimer's 14th Annual Consumer Conference Jun 18 2014
SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure Jun 16 2014
Stock Upgrades: World Cup a Messi Business? Adidas Can Clean Up Jun 13 2014
These CEOs Have Some Unexpected Hobbies: Stickers, Anyone? Jun 13 2014
Why Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) Stock Is Down Today Jun 12 2014
[$$] Scotts Miracle-Gro Predicts Flat Sales for Year Jun 11 2014
ScottsMiracle-Gro Reaffirms Full-Year EPS Guidance; Presents Today at William Blair's 34th Annual... Jun 11 2014
ScottsMiracle-Gro to Present at William Blair & Company's 34th Annual Growth Stock Conference Jun 04 2014
SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO CO Financials May 16 2014
ScottsMiracle-Gro to Present at BMO Capital Markets' 2014 Farm to Market Conference May 15 2014
Greif names Lawrence A. Hilsheimer as CFO May 12 2014

Personalized Checklist








Within your circle of competence?
Macro economic environment favorable?
High quality business?
Enough margin of safety with stocks?
Gurus are buying?
Insiders are buying?
Management capable and shareholder friendly?
Catalyst for stock price to appreciate?
Your level of confidence with the research?

Add Notes, Comments or Ask Questions

User Comments

No comment yet

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK
Email Hide