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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 0.38
SYT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SYT: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SYT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.35 Max: N/A
Current: 0.38
Equity to Asset 0.45
SYT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. SYT: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SYT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.45
0.36
0.48
Interest Coverage 10.79
SYT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
77% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 277.20 vs. SYT: 10.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SYT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.18  Med: 10.79 Max: 9999.99
Current: 10.79
1.18
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.86
WACC vs ROIC
9.77%
14.79%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.60
SYT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. SYT: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SYT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.94  Med: 14.06 Max: 20.51
Current: 13.6
3.94
20.51
Net-margin (%) 10.43
SYT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. SYT: 10.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SYT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.44  Med: 10.95 Max: 13.18
Current: 10.43
-0.44
13.18
ROE (%) 17.07
SYT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. SYT: 17.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SYT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.6  Med: 17.50 Max: 23.27
Current: 17.07
-0.6
23.27
ROA (%) 7.67
SYT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. SYT: 7.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SYT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.24  Med: 7.12 Max: 10.16
Current: 7.67
-0.24
10.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.55
SYT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.99 vs. SYT: 24.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SYT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.57  Med: 28.30 Max: 39.61
Current: 24.55
6.57
39.61
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
SYT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. SYT: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SYT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 5.45 Max: 11.3
Current: 6.2
0
11.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -6.70
SYT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SYT: -6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SYT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -1.70 Max: 20.9
Current: -6.7
0
20.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.70
SYT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SYT: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SYT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 4.90 Max: 118.5
Current: 2.7
0
118.5
» SYT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

SYT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Larry Robbins 451,358 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 15,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 14,750 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 88 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 9,000 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 (+126.10%)
Ron Baron 9,000 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 451,358 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 13,550 sh (-8.14%)
First Eagle Investment 66 sh (-25.00%)
Ken Fisher 23,067 sh (-27.69%)
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Q4 2014

SYT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ron Baron 11,600 sh (+28.89%)
Ken Fisher 23,067 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 66 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 451,358 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 13,550 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 143,900 sh (-52.54%)
» More
Q1 2015

SYT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ron Baron 11,600 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 66 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 13,550 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 23,067 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Jim Simons 4,300 sh (-97.01%)
» More
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.74
SYT's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. SYT: 22.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SYT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.5  Med: 20.45 Max: 36.23
Current: 22.74
11.5
36.23
Forward P/E 3.94
SYT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. SYT: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.70
SYT's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
58% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 20.30 vs. SYT: 22.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SYT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.5  Med: 20.39 Max: 36.23
Current: 22.7
11.5
36.23
P/B 4.10
SYT's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. SYT: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SYT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.04  Med: 3.56 Max: 4.98
Current: 4.1
2.04
4.98
P/S 2.55
SYT's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. SYT: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SYT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.37  Med: 2.26 Max: 3.1
Current: 2.55
1.37
3.1
PFCF 29.53
SYT's PFCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 16.53 vs. SYT: 29.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SYT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.08  Med: 30.23 Max: 72.78
Current: 29.53
10.08
72.78
POCF 19.11
SYT's POCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 12.25 vs. SYT: 19.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SYT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.06  Med: 18.45 Max: 33.29
Current: 19.11
8.06
33.29
EV-to-EBIT 19.62
SYT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 17.96 vs. SYT: 19.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SYT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.4  Med: 16.90 Max: 29.2
Current: 19.62
9.4
29.2
Shiller P/E 23.26
SYT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 23.29 vs. SYT: 23.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SYT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 16.75  Med: 24.53 Max: 67.27
Current: 23.26
16.75
67.27
Current Ratio 1.72
SYT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. SYT: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SYT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.69 Max: 2.09
Current: 1.72
0.96
2.09
Quick Ratio 1.00
SYT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. SYT: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SYT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.17
Current: 1
0.56
1.17
Days Inventory 229.03
SYT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
94% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 82.67 vs. SYT: 229.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SYT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 133.69  Med: 217.51 Max: 265.35
Current: 229.03
133.69
265.35
Days Sales Outstanding 112.35
SYT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
77% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 58.78 vs. SYT: 112.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SYT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 75.27  Med: 100.73 Max: 172.47
Current: 112.35
75.27
172.47

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.80
SYT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
64% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. SYT: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SYT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 2.15 Max: 3.92
Current: 2.8
0.45
3.92
Dividend Payout 0.65
SYT's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
69% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. SYT: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SYT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.40 Max: 0.64
Current: 0.65
0.12
0.64
Dividend growth (3y) 13.50
SYT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
64% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. SYT: 13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SYT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 37.4
Current: 13.5
0
37.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.08
SYT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. SYT: 7.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SYT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.14  Med: 5.44 Max: 9.92
Current: 7.08
1.14
9.92
Share Buyback Rate 0.10
SYT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. SYT: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SYT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.60 Max: -13.9
Current: 0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 70.53
SYT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SYT: 70.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SYT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 57.25  Med: 89.95 Max: 9166.67
Current: 70.53
57.25
9166.67
Price/Tangible Book 6.49
SYT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. SYT: 6.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SYT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.1  Med: 6.02 Max: 7.6
Current: 6.49
3.1
7.6
Price/Projected FCF 2.33
SYT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. SYT: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SYT' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.72 Max: 2.19
Current: 2.33
0.81
2.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.09
SYT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SYT: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SYT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.18
Current: 1.09
0.37
1.18
Price/Graham Number 2.56
SYT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
72% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. SYT: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SYT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.82  Med: 2.28 Max: 5.7
Current: 2.56
1.82
5.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.10
SYT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SYT: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SYT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 5.90 Max: 10.6
Current: 5.1
3.4
10.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.51
SYT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. SYT: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SYT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -10.2  Med: 6.80 Max: 24
Current: 2.51
-10.2
24

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
Compare:POT, AVD, AGU, MON, CF » details
Traded in other countries:SYNN.Switzerland, SVJ.Germany, SYT N.Mexico, SYENF.USA, 0QOP.UK, SYNNE.Switzerland, SVJA.Germany,
Syngenta AG was engaged in November 12, 1999 under the laws of Switzerland. The Company is involved in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of products designed to improve crop yields and food quality. It is also engaged in the in the Lawn and Garden business, which provides professional growers and consumers with flowers, turf and landscape, and professional pest management products. It operates in the agribusiness sector including 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 Lawn and Garden business. It develops, produces and markets seeds and plants that have been developed using genetics and related technologies. It sells seed products in all territories. The Company's flagship brands are NK, GOLDEN HARVEST, AGRISURE, HILLESHOG, S&G, and ROGERS. 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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