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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
SMG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. SMG: 0.14 )
SMG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.14

0.01
0.28
Equity to Asset 0.29
SMG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SMG: 0.29 )
SMG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.29

0.12
0.51
Interest Coverage 5.29
SMG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 30.72 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: 3.64
M-Score: -2.80
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.12
SMG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 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
66% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 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
92% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 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
83% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 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
93% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.81 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
55% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 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
52% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 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
51% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. SMG: -4.60 )
SMG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 82.1
Current: -4.6

-17.8
82.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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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
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Q3 2013

SMG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 7,364 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 6,093 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%)
John Hussman 3,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 108,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 1,585,243 sh (-0.56%)
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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%)
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Q1 2014

SMG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ken Fisher 1,515,808 sh (-1.96%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SMG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.24%$53.82 - $62.27 $ 59.221%164186
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$53.82 - $62.27 $ 59.221%0
James Barrow 2013-09-30 Add 43.07%0.04%$48.77 - $55.66 $ 59.2213%1454376
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Add 35.14%0.11%$42.79 - $49.92 $ 59.2227%226900
James Barrow 2013-06-30 New Buy0.08%$42.79 - $49.92 $ 59.2227%1016560
John Keeley 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$42.79 - $49.92 $ 59.2227%5860
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Add 100%$42.79 - $49.92 $ 59.2227%3000
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 New Buy0.27%$42.89 - $47.36 $ 59.2232%167900
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.14%$39.77 - $44.2 $ 59.2240%0
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Add 50%$39.77 - $44.2 $ 59.2240%1500
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.14%$38.14 - $44.58 $ 59.2243%47002
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-06-30 Add 78.32%0.4%$36.85 - $54.6 $ 59.2227%5665012
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$46.84 - $54.69 $ 59.2228%0
John Hussman 2012-03-31 New Buy$46.84 - $54.69 $ 59.2228%1000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 New Buy0.56%$41.26 - $50.05 $ 59.2231%2728724
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.05%$41.26 - $50.05 $ 59.2231%9278
David Dreman 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.3399%$40.41 - $51.85 $ 59.2224%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1015%$40.41 - $51.85 $ 59.2224%0
David Dreman 2011-06-30 Reduce -43.11%0.28%$48.88 - $60.27 $ 59.226%346264
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.1%$48.88 - $60.27 $ 59.226%14154
John Keeley 2011-06-30 Sold Out $48.88 - $60.27 $ 59.226%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Sold Out $49.54 - $58.28 $ 59.2210%0
George Soros 2011-03-31 Sold Out $49.54 - $58.28 $ 59.2210%0
John Keeley 2011-03-31 Reduce -39.69%$49.54 - $58.28 $ 59.2210%3860
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.90
SMG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. SMG: 22.90 )
SMG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.72   Max: 336.61
Current: 22.9

13.72
336.61
P/B 5.90
SMG's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SMG: 5.90 )
SMG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 7.88
Current: 5.9

2.08
7.88
P/S 1.30
SMG's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. SMG: 1.30 )
SMG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.44
Current: 1.3

0.38
1.44
PFCF 15.10
SMG's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 19.28 vs. SMG: 15.10 )
SMG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.25   Max: 386.86
Current: 15.1

9.25
386.86
EV-to-EBIT 14.10
SMG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.13 vs. SMG: 14.10 )
SMG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 32.7
Current: 14.1

9.6
32.7
PEG 19.60
SMG's PEG is ranked lower than
76% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. SMG: 19.60 )
SMG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 19.6
Current: 19.6

1.53
19.6
Shiller P/E 29.20
SMG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. SMG: 29.20 )
SMG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.41   Max: 42.07
Current: 29.2

11.41
42.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.70
SMG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. SMG: 2.70 )
SMG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.12
Current: 2.7

0.27
3.12
Dividend Payout 0.58
SMG's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
122% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. SMG: 0.58 )
SMG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.58

0.05
0.36
Dividend growth (3y) 31.20
SMG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
83% of the 77 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) 10.70
SMG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. SMG: 10.70 )
SMG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 12.36
Current: 10.7

1.07
12.36
Share Buyback Rate 2.50
SMG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. SMG: 2.50 )
SMG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.5   Max: -17.2
Current: 2.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
SMG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
61% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SMG: 1.90 )
SMG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 11.06
Current: 1.9

0.53
11.06
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
SMG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SMG: 1.30 )
SMG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.33
Current: 1.3

0.37
1.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
SMG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. SMG: 7.10 )
SMG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 10.4
Current: 7.1

3.1
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.09
SMG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. SMG: 4.09 )
SMG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.6   Max: 16.1
Current: 4.09

-8.6
16.1

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

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