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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 0.04
SMG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SMG: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SMG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.04
0.01
0.28
Equity to Asset 0.19
SMG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. SMG: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SMG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.19
0.12
0.51
Interest Coverage 6.65
SMG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
77% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 127.12 vs. SMG: 6.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SMG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 3.72 Max: 8.41
Current: 6.65
1.19
8.41
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.83
M-Score: -2.56
WACC vs ROIC
2.62%
11.39%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.05
SMG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. SMG: 10.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SMG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.29  Med: 9.96 Max: 13.59
Current: 10.05
3.29
13.59
Net-margin (%) 5.42
SMG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. SMG: 5.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SMG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.37  Med: 4.40 Max: 7.04
Current: 5.42
-0.37
7.04
ROE (%) 26.19
SMG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.83 vs. SMG: 26.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SMG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.29  Med: 14.48 Max: 30.26
Current: 26.19
-3.29
30.26
ROA (%) 6.06
SMG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. SMG: 6.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SMG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.49  Med: 5.05 Max: 9.31
Current: 6.06
-0.49
9.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.45
SMG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.12 vs. SMG: 24.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SMG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.46  Med: 37.66 Max: 43.69
Current: 24.45
12.46
43.69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.30
SMG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. SMG: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SMG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.9  Med: 5.10 Max: 14.2
Current: 2.3
-2.9
14.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.10
SMG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SMG: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SMG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.7  Med: 2.80 Max: 40.8
Current: 5.1
-12.7
40.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.80
SMG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SMG: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SMG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.8  Med: 6.45 Max: 82.1
Current: 7.8
-17.8
82.1
» SMG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

SMG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 229,108 sh (+250.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones 42,947 sh (+248.54%)
Murray Stahl 14,880 sh (+8.12%)
First Eagle Investment 5,980,359 sh (+1.23%)
Ken Fisher 1,497,886 sh (+0.11%)
John Hussman 202,500 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 108,000 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 1,331,175 sh (-3.04%)
Joel Greenblatt 117,645 sh (-7.14%)
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Q4 2014

SMG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 17,300 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 1,501,043 sh (+0.21%)
Mario Gabelli 108,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 5,977,243 sh (-0.05%)
First Eagle Investment 5,977,243 sh (-0.05%)
Murray Stahl 13,636 sh (-8.36%)
James Barrow 828,232 sh (-37.78%)
Jim Simons 141,500 sh (-38.24%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,023 sh (-51.05%)
John Hussman 95,000 sh (-53.09%)
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Q1 2015

SMG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 115,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 483,200 sh (+2693.06%)
John Hussman 95,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 108,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 5,976,335 sh (-0.02%)
James Barrow 827,132 sh (-0.13%)
Ken Fisher 1,493,298 sh (-0.52%)
Murray Stahl 12,751 sh (-6.49%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,700 sh (-58.62%)
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Q2 2015

SMG Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Fisher 1,503,538 sh (+0.69%)
John Hussman 77,200 sh (-18.74%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.30
SMG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 20.30 vs. SMG: 24.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SMG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.72  Med: 22.76 Max: 336.61
Current: 24.3
13.72
336.61
PE(NRI) 24.40
SMG's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
63% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. SMG: 24.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SMG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.53  Med: 23.23 Max: 143.37
Current: 24.4
14.53
143.37
P/B 6.64
SMG's P/B is ranked lower than
90% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. SMG: 6.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SMG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.17  Med: 4.63 Max: 9.03
Current: 6.64
2.17
9.03
P/S 1.30
SMG's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SMG: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SMG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.08 Max: 1.47
Current: 1.3
0.38
1.47
PFCF 27.96
SMG's PFCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 16.28 vs. SMG: 27.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SMG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.44  Med: 17.97 Max: 386.86
Current: 27.96
9.44
386.86
POCF 19.05
SMG's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.15 vs. SMG: 19.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SMG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.07  Med: 12.82 Max: 54.16
Current: 19.05
7.07
54.16
EV-to-EBIT 18.02
SMG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.92 vs. SMG: 18.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SMG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.7  Med: 14.10 Max: 32.7
Current: 18.02
9.7
32.7
PEG 30.50
SMG's PEG is ranked lower than
94% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. SMG: 30.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SMG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 4.24 Max: 197.21
Current: 30.5
1.6
197.21
Shiller P/E 22.89
SMG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 23.94 vs. SMG: 22.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SMG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.41  Med: 26.15 Max: 38.98
Current: 22.89
11.41
38.98
Current Ratio 1.89
SMG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. SMG: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SMG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.22  Med: 1.77 Max: 3.39
Current: 1.89
1.22
3.39
Quick Ratio 1.29
SMG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. SMG: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SMG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.29
0.56
1.79
Days Inventory 101.81
SMG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 81.32 vs. SMG: 101.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SMG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 71.59  Med: 80.84 Max: 112.95
Current: 101.81
71.59
112.95
Days Sales Outstanding 133.76
SMG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
84% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 57.80 vs. SMG: 133.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SMG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 42.18  Med: 48.61 Max: 87.91
Current: 133.76
42.18
87.91

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.98
SMG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SMG: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SMG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.57 Max: 3.3
Current: 2.98
0.27
3.3
Dividend Payout 0.71
SMG's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
74% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. SMG: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SMG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.71
0.05
0.36
Dividend growth (3y) 18.90
SMG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. SMG: 18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SMG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 58.7
Current: 18.9
0
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 10.68
SMG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
89% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. SMG: 10.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SMG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 5.61 Max: 11.79
Current: 10.68
0.96
11.79
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
SMG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. SMG: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SMG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.5  Med: -1.20 Max: -17.2
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.95
SMG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SMG: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SMG' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.53 Max: 11.06
Current: 1.95
0.53
11.06
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
SMG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. SMG: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SMG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.34
Current: 1.2
0.36
1.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.50
SMG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SMG: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SMG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.1  Med: 7.10 Max: 10.3
Current: 5.5
3.1
10.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.73
SMG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. SMG: 3.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SMG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -4.2  Med: 8.80 Max: 15.5
Current: 3.73
-4.2
15.5

Analyst Estimate

Sep15
Revenue(Mil) 2,930
EPS($) 3.59
EPS without NRI($) 3.59

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 consumer lawn and garden products. Its products includes Scotts and Turf Builder lawn and grass seed products, including the Scotts LawnPro Annual 4 Step Program; Miracle-Gro, Scotts, Liquafeed and Osmocote1 gardening and landscape products; Ortho, Roundup2 and Home Defense branded insect control, weed control and rodenticide products; and Scottsand Morning Song wild bird food products. It also operates the Scotts LawnService business, which provides residential and commercial lawn care, tree and shrub care and limited pest control services in the United States. The Company's business is divided into two reportable segments: Global Consumer and Scotts LawnService. In its Global Consumer segment, the Company manufacture and market consumer lawn and garden products in the following categories: Lawn Care, Gardening and Landscape, and Controls. 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. The Company sells its consumer products mainly to home centers, mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, large hardware chains, independent hardware stores, nurseries, garden centers and food and drug stores through both a direct sales force and its network of brokers and distributors. The Company's trademark include The Scotts, Miracle-Gro, Ortho, Scotts LawnService, Hyponex , Earthgro, Turf Builder, EZ Seed, Snap, Organic Choice, Home Defense Max, Nature Scapes and Weed B Gon Max.The Company's main competitors in the European Union include Bayer AG, Compo GmbH, Westland Horticulture and a variety of local companies. It are subject to local, state, federal and foreign environmental protection laws and regulations with respect to its business operations and believe it are operating in substantial compliance with, or taking actions aimed at ensuring compliance with, such laws and regulations.
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