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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 0.11
SMG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. SMG: 0.11 )
SMG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.27
Current: 0.11

0.02
0.27
Equity to Asset 0.27
SMG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SMG: 0.27 )
SMG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.27

0.2
0.51
Interest Coverage 6.65
SMG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 18.39 vs. SMG: 6.65 )
SMG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 8.41
Current: 6.65

1.19
8.41
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.04
M-Score: -2.62
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.05
SMG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. SMG: 11.05 )
SMG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.29   Max: 13.59
Current: 11.05

3.29
13.59
Net-margin (%) 5.85
SMG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. SMG: 5.85 )
SMG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.37   Max: 7.04
Current: 5.85

-0.37
7.04
ROE (%) 25.12
SMG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.42 vs. SMG: 25.12 )
SMG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.38   Max: 30.26
Current: 25.12

-2.38
30.26
ROA (%) 7.10
SMG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. SMG: 7.10 )
SMG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.49   Max: 9.31
Current: 7.1

-0.49
9.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.52
SMG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 10.62 vs. SMG: 31.52 )
SMG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.46   Max: 43.69
Current: 31.52

12.46
43.69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.30
SMG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. SMG: 2.30 )
SMG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 14.2
Current: 2.3

-2.9
14.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.10
SMG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SMG: 5.10 )
SMG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.7   Max: 40.8
Current: 5.1

-12.7
40.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.80
SMG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SMG: 7.80 )
SMG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 82.1
Current: 7.8

-17.8
82.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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

John Hussman 205,000 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 12,800 sh (+48.56%)
Joel Greenblatt 184,482 sh (+12.36%)
Mario Gabelli 108,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 6,460 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen 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%)
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Q2 2014

SMG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 65,400 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,322 sh (+44.29%)
Murray Stahl 13,763 sh (+7.52%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,907,934 sh (+0.03%)
Mario Gabelli 108,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
John Hussman 202,500 sh (-1.22%)
Ken Fisher 1,496,293 sh (-1.29%)
James Barrow 1,372,885 sh (-3.66%)
Joel Greenblatt 126,696 sh (-31.32%)
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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%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,980,359 sh (+1.23%)
Ken Fisher 1,497,886 sh (+0.11%)
Mario Gabelli 108,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 202,500 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 1,331,175 sh (-3.04%)
Joel Greenblatt 117,645 sh (-7.14%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SMG

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -31.32%0.05%$56.22 - $63.28 $ 61.974%126696
John Keeley 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$56.22 - $63.28 $ 61.974%0
John Hussman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.94%$55.84 - $63.3 $ 61.974%205000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.24%$53.82 - $62.27 $ 61.976%164186
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$53.82 - $62.27 $ 61.976%0
James Barrow 2013-09-30 Add 43.07%0.04%$48.77 - $55.66 $ 61.9718%1454376
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Add 35.14%0.11%$42.79 - $49.92 $ 61.9733%226900
James Barrow 2013-06-30 New Buy0.08%$42.79 - $49.92 $ 61.9733%1016560
Ken Fisher 2013-06-30 Add 35.57%0.05%$42.79 - $49.92 $ 61.9733%1594248
John Keeley 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$42.79 - $49.92 $ 61.9733%5860
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Add 100%$42.79 - $49.92 $ 61.9733%3000
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 New Buy0.27%$42.89 - $47.36 $ 61.9738%167900
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.14%$39.77 - $44.2 $ 61.9746%0
Ken Fisher 2012-12-31 Reduce -21.83%0.04%$39.77 - $44.2 $ 61.9746%1167431
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Add 50%$39.77 - $44.2 $ 61.9746%1500
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.14%$38.14 - $44.58 $ 61.9750%47002
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-06-30 Add 78.32%0.4%$36.85 - $54.6 $ 61.9732%5665012
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$46.84 - $54.69 $ 61.9734%0
John Hussman 2012-03-31 New Buy$46.84 - $54.69 $ 61.9734%1000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 New Buy0.56%$41.26 - $50.05 $ 61.9737%2728724
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.05%$41.26 - $50.05 $ 61.9737%9278
David Dreman 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.3399%$40.41 - $51.85 $ 61.9730%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1015%$40.41 - $51.85 $ 61.9730%0
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 23.50
SMG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. SMG: 23.50 )
SMG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.72   Max: 336.61
Current: 23.5

13.72
336.61
P/B 6.85
SMG's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. SMG: 6.85 )
SMG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 7.88
Current: 6.85

2.15
7.88
P/S 1.36
SMG's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SMG: 1.36 )
SMG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.44
Current: 1.36

0.38
1.44
PFCF 24.89
SMG's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SMG: 24.89 )
SMG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.25   Max: 386.86
Current: 24.89

9.25
386.86
EV-to-EBIT 14.22
SMG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 18.02 vs. SMG: 14.22 )
SMG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 32.7
Current: 14.22

9.6
32.7
PEG 47.20
SMG's PEG is ranked higher than
71% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 116.19 vs. SMG: 47.20 )
SMG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 25.35
Current: 47.2

1.6
25.35
Shiller P/E 24.53
SMG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 85.30 vs. SMG: 24.53 )
SMG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.48   Max: 41.52
Current: 24.53

11.48
41.52
Current Ratio 1.72
SMG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. SMG: 1.72 )
SMG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 2.92
Current: 1.72

1.44
2.92
Quick Ratio 1.01
SMG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SMG: 1.01 )
SMG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.72
Current: 1.01

0.73
1.72

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.86
SMG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. SMG: 2.86 )
SMG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.3
Current: 2.86

0.27
3.3
Dividend Payout 0.67
SMG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. SMG: 0.67 )
SMG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.67

0.09
0.72
Dividend growth (3y) 18.90
SMG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. SMG: 18.90 )
SMG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 58.7
Current: 18.9

0
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 9.18
SMG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
83% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SMG: 9.18 )
SMG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 10.82
Current: 9.18

0.89
10.82
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
SMG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. SMG: 1.80 )
SMG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.5   Max: -17.2
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.95
SMG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 185.38 vs. SMG: 1.95 )
SMG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 6.09
Current: 1.95

0.67
6.09
Price/Median PS Value 1.29
SMG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SMG: 1.29 )
SMG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.19
Current: 1.29

0.49
1.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
SMG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. SMG: 7.00 )
SMG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 10.4
Current: 7

3.1
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.47
SMG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. SMG: 3.47 )
SMG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.2   Max: 15.5
Current: 3.47

-4.2
15.5

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
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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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