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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
VMC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. VMC: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VMC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.09 Max: 2.14
Current: 0.04
0
2.14
Equity to Asset 0.52
VMC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. VMC: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VMC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.52
0.39
0.7
Interest Coverage 2.21
VMC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
89% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.94 vs. VMC: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VMC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 7.37 Max: 50.47
Current: 2.21
0.29
50.47
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.64
M-Score: -2.57
WACC vs ROIC
4.58%
4.63%
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 (%) 12.83
VMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. VMC: 12.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VMC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.57  Med: 16.12 Max: 23.74
Current: 12.83
-0.57
23.74
Net-margin (%) 3.60
VMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. VMC: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VMC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.77  Med: 8.63 Max: 14.41
Current: 3.6
-3.77
14.41
ROE (%) 2.72
VMC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. VMC: 2.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VMC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.41  Med: 14.48 Max: 23.86
Current: 2.72
-2.41
23.86
ROA (%) 1.40
VMC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. VMC: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VMC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.14  Med: 6.71 Max: 16.47
Current: 1.4
-1.14
16.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.48
VMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. VMC: 11.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VMC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.25  Med: 17.09 Max: 63.87
Current: 11.48
-0.25
63.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.30
VMC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. VMC: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VMC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.8  Med: 3.90 Max: 17.1
Current: 4.3
-15.8
17.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 23.10
VMC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. VMC: 23.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VMC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.7  Med: 7.30 Max: 23.1
Current: 23.1
-33.7
23.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

VMC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 4,800 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 638,260 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,830 sh (+209.51%)
Mario Gabelli 84,600 sh (+33.44%)
First Eagle Investment 4,873,794 sh (+1.90%)
Brian Rogers 3,538,800 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 6,250 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 4,175,466 sh (-12.31%)
Steven Cohen 194,900 sh (-61.63%)
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Q4 2014

VMC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 321,865 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 2,826,752 sh (+342.88%)
Steven Cohen 457,900 sh (+134.94%)
John Keeley 8,080 sh (+29.28%)
Mario Gabelli 85,400 sh (+0.95%)
Dodge & Cox 271,434 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Brian Rogers 3,438,800 sh (-2.83%)
First Eagle Investment 4,601,273 sh (-5.59%)
Dodge & Cox 271,434 sh (-93.50%)
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Q1 2015

VMC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steve Mandel 1,420,997 sh (New)
Jim Simons 553,565 sh (+71.99%)
John Keeley 9,210 sh (+13.99%)
Mario Gabelli 95,400 sh (+11.71%)
Brian Rogers 3,438,800 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 3,699,093 sh (-19.61%)
Lee Ainslie 2,270,486 sh (-19.68%)
Dodge & Cox 178,125 sh (-34.38%)
Steven Cohen 91,500 sh (-80.02%)
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Q2 2015

VMC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Burbank 35,000 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 3,460,099 sh (+143.50%)
Jim Simons 662,365 sh (+19.65%)
John Keeley 9,810 sh (+6.51%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 3,648,709 sh (-1.36%)
Mario Gabelli 93,250 sh (-2.25%)
Brian Rogers 3,238,800 sh (-5.82%)
Lee Ainslie 1,918,864 sh (-15.49%)
Dodge & Cox 143,355 sh (-19.52%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 108.89
VMC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
93% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. VMC: 108.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VMC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14  Med: 21.34 Max: 34870
Current: 108.89
14
34870
Forward P/E 28.82
VMC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. VMC: 28.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 103.80
VMC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
93% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. VMC: 103.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VMC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.61  Med: 23.14 Max: 3487
Current: 103.8
13.61
3487
P/B 2.90
VMC's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. VMC: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VMC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.94 Max: 5.64
Current: 2.9
0.92
5.64
P/S 3.90
VMC's P/S is ranked lower than
88% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. VMC: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VMC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 2.41 Max: 4.15
Current: 3.9
1.16
4.15
PFCF 278.54
VMC's PFCF is ranked lower than
98% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. VMC: 278.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VMC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.45  Med: 46.76 Max: 332
Current: 278.54
14.45
332
POCF 40.67
VMC's POCF is ranked lower than
91% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.83 vs. VMC: 40.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VMC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.54  Med: 18.57 Max: 48.93
Current: 40.67
7.54
48.93
EV-to-EBIT 34.76
VMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.67 vs. VMC: 34.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VMC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -597.2  Med: 20.85 Max: 1062.4
Current: 34.76
-597.2
1062.4
PEG 15.26
VMC's PEG is ranked lower than
89% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. VMC: 15.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VMC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.99  Med: 6.20 Max: 427.33
Current: 15.26
0.99
427.33
Shiller P/E 1789.33
VMC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. VMC: 1789.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VMC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.11  Med: 24.66 Max: 4150
Current: 1789.33
11.11
4150
Current Ratio 2.02
VMC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. VMC: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VMC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.91 Max: 3.32
Current: 2.02
0.44
3.32
Quick Ratio 1.34
VMC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. VMC: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VMC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.91
Current: 1.34
0.3
2.91
Days Inventory 47.81
VMC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 74.03 vs. VMC: 47.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VMC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 31.29  Med: 45.96 Max: 56.05
Current: 47.81
31.29
56.05
Days Sales Outstanding 56.73
VMC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
52% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 58.85 vs. VMC: 56.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VMC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.61  Med: 43.38 Max: 60.05
Current: 56.73
32.61
60.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.39
VMC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
94% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. VMC: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VMC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.76 Max: 5.47
Current: 0.39
0.06
5.47
Dividend Payout 0.36
VMC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
51% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. VMC: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VMC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.31 Max: 3.77
Current: 0.36
0.03
3.77
Dividend growth (3y) -33.80
VMC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
85% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. VMC: -33.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
VMC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -70  Med: 6.40 Max: 20.9
Current: -33.8
-70
20.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.02
VMC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
100% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. VMC: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VMC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.07 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.02
0
0.23
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
VMC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. VMC: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
VMC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.8  Med: -0.30 Max: -8.8
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 33.55
VMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 581 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. VMC: 33.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VMC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.36  Med: 4.98 Max: 655.83
Current: 33.55
2.36
655.83
Price/Projected FCF 2.79
VMC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VMC: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VMC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.93 Max: 10.6
Current: 2.79
0.74
10.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.62
VMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. VMC: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VMC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.62
0.48
1.53
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 6.03
VMC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. VMC: 6.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
VMC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 2.18 Max: 434.88
Current: 6.03
0.93
434.88
Price/Graham Number 12.52
VMC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
99% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. VMC: 12.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
VMC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.03 Max: 33.21
Current: 12.52
1.08
33.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.91
VMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. VMC: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VMC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 4.30 Max: 10.3
Current: 2.91
0.1
10.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 17.76
VMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. VMC: 17.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VMC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -24.8  Med: 5.10 Max: 18.3
Current: 17.76
-24.8
18.3

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 3,609 4,136 4,471
EPS($) 1.91 3.24 4.07
EPS without NRI($) 1.91 3.24 4.07

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Traded in other countries:VMC.Germany,
Vulcan Materials Co was incorporated in New Jersey on February 14, 2007, while its predecessor company was incorporated on September 27, 1956. It is a producer of construction aggregates, namely crushed stone, sand and gravel and also produces asphalt mix and ready-mixed concrete and is a producer of cement in Florida. Its Sources of energy are sources of energy are electricity, diesel fuel, natural gas and coal. The Company operates four segments, Aggregates, Concrete, Asphalt Mix and Cement which are organized around its principal product lines. The asphalt mix and concrete facilities are able to meet their needs for raw material inputs with a combination of internally sourced and purchased raw materials. Its Cement segment operates a limestone quarry in Newberry, Florida which provides its cement production facility with feedstock materials and a quarry at Brooksville, Florida which provides feedstock for the ground calcium operation. The Newberry limestone quarry is mined as feedstock for its wholly-owned cement production facility. The process of making cement requires raw materials including high purity limestone to achieve the chemical reactions that generate the final product. The Brooksville limestone quarry is mined and processed as a supplement for end-use products such as animal feed, plastics and paint. The Concrete segment produces and sells ready-mixed concrete in California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Virginia and the District of Columbia and the Bahamas. Additionally, it produces and sells other concrete products such as block. It also resells purchased building materials for use with ready-mixed concrete and concrete block. The Asphalt segment produces and sells asphalt mix in Arizona, California, and Texas. The Newberry, Florida cement plant produces Portland and masonry cement that it sells in both bulk and bags to the concrete products industry.
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