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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.35
SYT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. SYT: 0.35 )
SYT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.35

Equity to Asset 0.47
SYT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SYT: 0.47 )
SYT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.47

0.36
0.48
Interest Coverage 12.72
SYT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 18.39 vs. SYT: 12.72 )
SYT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 9999.99
Current: 12.72

1.18
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 3.59
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 (%) 13.65
SYT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. SYT: 13.65 )
SYT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.94   Max: 16.14
Current: 13.65

3.94
16.14
Net-margin (%) 10.99
SYT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. SYT: 10.99 )
SYT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.44   Max: 13.18
Current: 10.99

-0.44
13.18
ROE (%) 17.09
SYT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.42 vs. SYT: 17.09 )
SYT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 23.27
Current: 17.09

-0.6
23.27
ROA (%) 7.61
SYT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. SYT: 7.61 )
SYT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.24   Max: 10.16
Current: 7.61

-0.24
10.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.23
SYT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 10.62 vs. SYT: 23.23 )
SYT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.18   Max: 39.98
Current: 23.23

5.18
39.98
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.40
SYT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. SYT: 5.40 )
SYT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 11.3
Current: 5.4

0
11.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.80
SYT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SYT: 1.80 )
SYT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 20.9
Current: 1.8

0
20.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 3.00
SYT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SYT: 3.00 )
SYT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 36.7
Current: 3

0
36.7
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SYT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 4,017 sh (New)
Jim Simons 109,400 sh (+81.13%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 88 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 12,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 14,750 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 874,645 sh (-0.13%)
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Q1 2014

SYT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 254,300 sh (+132.45%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 88 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 14,750 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron 9,000 sh (-25%)
Ken Fisher 581,599 sh (-33.5%)
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Q2 2014

SYT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 15,000 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 451,358 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 88 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 9,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 14,750 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 134,100 sh (-47.27%)
Ken Fisher 31,899 sh (-94.52%)
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Q3 2014

SYT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 303,200 sh (+126.1%)
Ron Baron 9,000 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 451,358 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 13,550 sh (-8.14%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 66 sh (-25%)
Ken Fisher 23,067 sh (-27.69%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SYT

(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
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 Reduce -25%$64.06 - $74.94 $ 64.73-8%66
Ken Fisher 2014-09-30 Reduce -27.69%$64.06 - $74.94 $ 64.73-8%23067
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 Reduce -94.52%0.09%$74.38 - $79.59 $ 64.73-16%31899
Ken Fisher 2014-03-31 Reduce -33.5%0.05%$67.48 - $79.94 $ 64.73-13%581599
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Reduce -25%$67.48 - $79.94 $ 64.73-13%9000
Ken Fisher 2013-03-31 Add 24.94%0.04%$80.59 - $87.45 $ 64.73-24%881667
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.00
SYT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. SYT: 20.00 )
SYT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.5   Max: 39.45
Current: 20

11.5
39.45
P/B 3.49
SYT's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. SYT: 3.49 )
SYT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 4.98
Current: 3.49

1.44
4.98
P/S 2.24
SYT's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SYT: 2.24 )
SYT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 3.1
Current: 2.24

1.01
3.1
PFCF 64.11
SYT's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SYT: 64.11 )
SYT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.08   Max: 72.78
Current: 64.11

10.08
72.78
EV-to-EBIT 16.70
SYT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 18.02 vs. SYT: 16.70 )
SYT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.4   Max: 29.2
Current: 16.7

9.4
29.2
Shiller P/E 18.78
SYT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 85.30 vs. SYT: 18.78 )
SYT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.96   Max: 67.43
Current: 18.78

16.96
67.43
Current Ratio 1.54
SYT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. SYT: 1.54 )
SYT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2.09
Current: 1.54

0.96
2.09
Quick Ratio 0.78
SYT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SYT: 0.78 )
SYT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.78

0.56
1.17

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.52
SYT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
80% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. SYT: 3.52 )
SYT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 2.9
Current: 3.52

0.45
2.9
Dividend Payout 0.65
SYT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. SYT: 0.65 )
SYT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.65

0.12
0.48
Dividend growth (3y) 19.00
SYT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. SYT: 19.00 )
SYT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 32.2
Current: 19

0
32.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.19
SYT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SYT: 7.19 )
SYT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 5.96
Current: 7.19

0.92
5.96
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
SYT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. SYT: 0.30 )
SYT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -13.9
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 5.43
SYT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. SYT: 5.43 )
SYT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 7.6
Current: 5.43

3.1
7.6
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.94
SYT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 185.38 vs. SYT: 1.94 )
SYT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 2.19
Current: 1.94

0.79
2.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
SYT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SYT: 1.00 )
SYT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.19
Current: 1

0.37
1.19
Price/Graham Number 2.20
SYT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. SYT: 2.20 )
SYT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.82   Max: 2.89
Current: 2.2

1.82
2.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.00
SYT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. SYT: 6.00 )
SYT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 10.6
Current: 6

3.4
10.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.40
SYT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. SYT: 0.40 )
SYT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.3   Max: 24
Current: 0.4

-11.3
24

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
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Traded in other countries:SYNN.Switzerland, SYENF.USA, SVJA.Germany, SVJ.Germany, 0QOP.UK,
Syngenta AG was formed on November 12, 1999 under the laws of Switzerland. The Company is involved in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing products designed to improve crop yields and food quality. It is an agribusiness operating in the Crop Protection and Seeds businesses. Crop Protection chemicals include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and seed treatments to control weeds, insects and diseases in crops, and are essential inputs enabling growers around the world to improve agricultural productivity and food quality. Many of these products also have application in the professional products sector in areas such as Public health, Turf and Ornamental markets. The Seeds business operates in three high value commercial sectors namely seeds for field crops including Corn, Oilseeds, Cereals and Sugar beet; Vegetable and Flower seeds; and High-quality pot and Bedding plants. Through its Business Development research, the Company is applying biotechnology to areas including biofuels. The Company's business is divided into five reporting segments: the four geographic regions, Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME), North America (NA), Latin America (LATAM) and Asia Pacific (APAC), comprising the integrated Crop Protection and Seeds business; and the global Lawn and Garden business. It develops produces and markets seeds and plants that have been developed using advanced genetics and related technologies. It sells seed products in all major territories. The Company's flagship brands are NK(r), Golden Harvest(r), Garst(r), Hilleshog(r), S&G, Rogers(r), Zeraim Gedera(r) and Fischer(r). The Business Development is built around an independent business teams with responsibilities for specific market segments. The Company is subject to regulation and numerous government approvals.
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