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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 0.13
VMC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. VMC: 0.13 )
VMC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 2.14
Current: 0.13

0
2.14
Equity to Asset 0.51
VMC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. VMC: 0.51 )
VMC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.51

0.39
0.7
Interest Coverage 0.94
VMC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.24 vs. VMC: 0.94 )
VMC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 50.47
Current: 0.94

0.29
50.47
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.05
M-Score: -2.50
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 (%) 6.87
VMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. VMC: 6.87 )
VMC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.57   Max: 23.74
Current: 6.87

-0.57
23.74
Net-margin (%) 0.88
VMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. VMC: 0.88 )
VMC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.77   Max: 14.41
Current: 0.88

-3.77
14.41
ROE (%) 0.62
VMC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.76 vs. VMC: 0.62 )
VMC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.43   Max: 23.38
Current: 0.62

-2.43
23.38
ROA (%) 0.30
VMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. VMC: 0.30 )
VMC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.16   Max: 15.43
Current: 0.3

-1.16
15.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.05
VMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.95 vs. VMC: 5.05 )
VMC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.36   Max: 31.55
Current: 5.05

-0.36
31.55
Revenue Growth (%) 1.80
VMC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. VMC: 1.80 )
VMC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.8   Max: 17.2
Current: 1.8

-15.8
17.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 9.90
VMC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. VMC: 9.90 )
VMC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.7   Max: 15.9
Current: 9.9

-33.7
15.9
» VMC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

VMC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,618,428 sh (+1.42%)
Mario Gabelli 62,800 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,538,800 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 70,000 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 6,121,733 sh (-0.06%)
Dodge & Cox 7,782,281 sh (-0.63%)
Steven Cohen 197,061 sh (-47.21%)
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Q4 2013

VMC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,668,376 sh (+0.89%)
Brian Rogers 3,538,800 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 70,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 62,400 sh (-0.64%)
Dodge & Cox 7,024,759 sh (-9.73%)
Mason Hawkins 4,982,724 sh (-18.61%)
Steven Cohen 64,004 sh (-67.52%)
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Q1 2014

VMC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Caxton Associates 24,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 90,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 171,119 sh (+167.36%)
Brian Rogers 3,538,800 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 6,905,925 sh (-1.69%)
Mario Gabelli 60,900 sh (-2.4%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 5,061,250 sh (-10.71%)
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Q2 2014

VMC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Brian Rogers 3,538,800 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VMC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mason Hawkins 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.4%$58.04 - $69.01 $ 64.571%0
Mason Hawkins 2013-12-31 Reduce -18.61%0.3%$50.75 - $59.49 $ 64.5717%4982724
Mason Hawkins 2013-03-31 Reduce -28.21%0.59%$49.48 - $58.74 $ 64.5719%6467718
Mason Hawkins 2012-12-31 Reduce -25.89%0.67%$45.58 - $53.25 $ 64.5732%9009471
PRIMECAP Management 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$32.6 - $43.03 $ 64.5770%0
PRIMECAP Management 2012-03-31 Reduce -87.07%0.15%$39.29 - $47.68 $ 64.5756%350000
Wallace Weitz 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.46%$26.19 - $39.59 $ 64.5798%0
PRIMECAP Management 2011-12-31 Reduce -65.94%0.25%$26.19 - $39.59 $ 64.5798%2706355
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 New Buy0.02%$26.19 - $39.59 $ 64.5798%47500
Mason Hawkins 2011-09-30 Add 102.72%0.84%$28.66 - $39.69 $ 64.5792%12765078
Wallace Weitz 2011-09-30 Reduce -40.27%0.4%$28.66 - $39.69 $ 64.5792%344060
Dodge & Cox 2011-09-30 Add 40.31%0.16%$28.66 - $39.69 $ 64.5792%14141569
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.07%$28.66 - $39.69 $ 64.5793%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-06-30 Add 14.4%0.12%$36.97 - $46.28 $ 64.5758%5505539
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 64.20
VMC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 24.80 vs. VMC: 64.20 )
VMC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14   Max: 414.6
Current: 64.2

14
414.6
P/B 2.10
VMC's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. VMC: 2.10 )
VMC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 5.63
Current: 2.1

0.92
5.63
P/S 2.99
VMC's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. VMC: 2.99 )
VMC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 3.65
Current: 2.99

1.16
3.65
PFCF 121.70
VMC's PFCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 39.10 vs. VMC: 121.70 )
VMC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.48   Max: 129.91
Current: 121.7

12.48
129.91
EV-to-EBIT 21.47
VMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.94 vs. VMC: 21.47 )
VMC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.7   Max: 1062.4
Current: 21.47

9.7
1062.4
Current Ratio 3.09
VMC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. VMC: 3.09 )
VMC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 3.32
Current: 3.09

0.44
3.32
Quick Ratio 2.19
VMC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VMC: 2.19 )
VMC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.91
Current: 2.19

0.3
2.91

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.19
VMC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
95% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. VMC: 0.19 )
VMC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 5.47
Current: 0.19

0.06
5.47
Dividend Payout 0.08
VMC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VMC: 0.08 )
VMC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 3.77
Current: 0.08

0.03
3.77
Dividend growth (3y) -65.80
VMC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
53% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. VMC: -65.80 )
VMC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -70   Max: 20.9
Current: -65.8

-70
20.9
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
VMC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. VMC: -0.90 )
VMC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.8   Max: -8.8
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 26.70
VMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. VMC: 26.70 )
VMC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 655.83
Current: 26.7

2.4
655.83
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
VMC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VMC: 1.80 )
VMC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 10.6
Current: 1.8

0.74
10.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
VMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. VMC: 1.30 )
VMC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.5
Current: 1.3

0.5
1.5
Price/Graham Number 8.60
VMC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
55% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. VMC: 8.60 )
VMC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 33.21
Current: 8.6

1.1
33.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.60
VMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. VMC: 4.60 )
VMC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 10.3
Current: 4.6

0.1
10.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.72
VMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. VMC: 2.72 )
VMC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -24.3   Max: 18.1
Current: 2.72

-24.3
18.1

Business Description

Industry: Building Materials » Building Materials
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Traded in other countries:VMC.Germany
Vulcan Materials Company is a New Jersey corporation that was incorporated on February 14, 2007. It provides the basic materials for the infrastructure construction. The Company is a producer of construction aggregates namely crushed stone, sand and gravel, asphalt mix and concrete and producer of cement in Florida. It has four reporting segments: Aggregates, Asphalt mix, Concrete, and Cement. The Aggregates segment produces and sells aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel, sand, and other aggregates) and related products and services (transportation and other). During 2012, the Aggregates segment principally served markets in nineteen states, the District of Columbia, the Bahamas and Mexico with a full line of aggregates, and eight additional states with railroad ballast. The Concrete segment produces and sells ready-mixed concrete in six states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, it produces and sells, in a limited number of these markets, other concrete products such as block and precast and resell purchased building materials related to the use of ready-mixed concrete and concrete block. The Asphalt Mix segment produces and sells asphalt mix in three states primarily in the Company's southwestern and western markets. The Cement segment produces and sells Portland and masonry cement in both bulk and bags from its Florida cement plant. Other Cement segment facilities in Florida import and export cement, clinker and slag and either resell, grind, blend, bag or reprocess those materials. This segment also includes a Florida facility that mines, produces and sells calcium products.
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