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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.41
MMM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 1686 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. MMM: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MMM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.41
0.07
0.98
Equity to Asset 0.42
MMM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1527 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. MMM: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MMM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.42
0.38
0.54
Interest Coverage 50.25
MMM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 58.97 vs. MMM: 50.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MMM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 14.67  Med: 30.51 Max: 66.35
Current: 50.25
14.67
66.35
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.80
M-Score: -2.84
WACC vs ROIC
11.24%
26.53%
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 22.92
MMM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1675 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.63 vs. MMM: 22.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MMM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 13.51  Med: 20.74 Max: 25.32
Current: 22.92
13.51
25.32
Net-margin (%) 16.01
MMM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1675 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. MMM: 16.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MMM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.25  Med: 13.94 Max: 16.8
Current: 16.01
7.25
16.8
ROE (%) 33.82
MMM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1648 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.83 vs. MMM: 33.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MMM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 19.81  Med: 28.84 Max: 37.84
Current: 33.82
19.81
37.84
ROA (%) 15.56
MMM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1695 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. MMM: 15.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MMM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 8.58  Med: 13.82 Max: 18.41
Current: 15.56
8.58
18.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 55.42
MMM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1684 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 10.88 vs. MMM: 55.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MMM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 24.82  Med: 54.71 Max: 73.74
Current: 55.42
24.82
73.74
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.30
MMM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. MMM: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MMM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 5.30 Max: 10
Current: 5.3
1.3
10
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.70
MMM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. MMM: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MMM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.8  Med: 5.40 Max: 18.4
Current: 7.7
-1.8
18.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
MMM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MMM: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MMM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.7  Med: 6.70 Max: 28
Current: 7.9
-3.7
28
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

MMM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 45,486 sh (+15.78%)
Ruane Cunniff 2,021 sh (+3.22%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,357,904 sh (+1.29%)
Robert Olstein 12,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 1,588,618 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 204,000 sh (unchged)
MS Global Franchise Fund 123,890 sh (-0.10%)
Bill Frels 2,085,896 sh (-0.11%)
Tweedy Browne 1,055,227 sh (-0.20%)
First Eagle Investment 6,004,623 sh (-0.52%)
Dodge & Cox 30,558 sh (-1.29%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,034,591 sh (-2.92%)
Mario Gabelli 20,137 sh (-3.03%)
Ken Fisher 2,747 sh (-8.68%)
Chuck Royce 21,700 sh (-22.50%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 96,287 sh (-42.94%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (-66.67%)
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Q4 2014

MMM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Murray Stahl 1,459 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 106,822 sh (+3788.68%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,820,416 sh (+19.48%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 96,397 sh (+0.11%)
Chuck Royce 21,700 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 20,137 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 2,021 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 204,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 5,978,527 sh (-0.43%)
Dodge & Cox 30,426 sh (-0.43%)
Tweedy Browne 1,046,520 sh (-0.83%)
Pioneer Investments 1,521,789 sh (-4.21%)
Bill Frels 1,889,031 sh (-9.44%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 73,292 sh (-40.84%)
John Hussman 25,000 sh (-50.00%)
Diamond Hill Capital 374,394 sh (-72.43%)
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Q1 2015

MMM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ray Dalio 17,586 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 138,246 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 1,661,092 sh (+9.15%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,966,206 sh (+3.02%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 98,057 sh (+1.72%)
First Eagle Investment 6,009,157 sh (+0.51%)
John Hussman 25,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 2,021 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 204,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 20,127 sh (-0.05%)
Tweedy Browne 1,042,036 sh (-0.43%)
Chuck Royce 21,500 sh (-0.92%)
Bill Frels 1,846,266 sh (-2.26%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 70,658 sh (-3.59%)
Ken Fisher 101,360 sh (-5.11%)
Dodge & Cox 27,706 sh (-8.94%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,708 sh (-99.54%)
» More
Q2 2015

MMM Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 117,581 sh (+19.91%)
Ken Fisher 103,562 sh (+2.17%)
John Hussman Sold Out
» More
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.80
MMM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1302 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. MMM: 19.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MMM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.3  Med: 16.30 Max: 23.44
Current: 19.8
9.3
23.44
Forward P/E 17.33
MMM's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.97 vs. MMM: 17.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.80
MMM's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. MMM: 19.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MMM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.3  Med: 16.29 Max: 23.46
Current: 19.8
9.3
23.46
P/B 7.22
MMM's P/B is ranked lower than
89% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. MMM: 7.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MMM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.97  Med: 4.56 Max: 8.24
Current: 7.22
2.97
8.24
P/S 3.16
MMM's P/S is ranked lower than
81% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. MMM: 3.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MMM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.50 Max: 3.51
Current: 3.16
1.23
3.51
PFCF 20.53
MMM's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 21.67 vs. MMM: 20.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MMM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.43  Med: 18.59 Max: 27.23
Current: 20.53
10.43
27.23
POCF 15.62
MMM's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 1094 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.03 vs. MMM: 15.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MMM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.95  Med: 13.82 Max: 18.76
Current: 15.62
6.95
18.76
EV-to-EBIT 13.98
MMM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 14.46 vs. MMM: 13.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MMM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7  Med: 11.40 Max: 16
Current: 13.98
7
16
PEG 2.48
MMM's PEG is ranked lower than
61% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. MMM: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MMM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 2.60 Max: 118.21
Current: 2.48
0.84
118.21
Shiller P/E 22.55
MMM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.73 vs. MMM: 22.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MMM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.98  Med: 19.04 Max: 32.2
Current: 22.55
8.98
32.2
Current Ratio 2.64
MMM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. MMM: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MMM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 1.61 Max: 2.64
Current: 2.64
1.19
2.64
Quick Ratio 1.88
MMM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. MMM: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MMM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.12 Max: 2.01
Current: 1.88
0.81
2.01
Days Inventory 88.53
MMM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
52% of the 1647 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 92.58 vs. MMM: 88.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MMM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 68.05  Med: 84.39 Max: 105.09
Current: 88.53
68.05
105.09
Days Sales Outstanding 53.69
MMM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 77.03 vs. MMM: 53.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MMM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.15  Med: 51.12 Max: 65.03
Current: 53.69
46.15
65.03

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.48
MMM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 1772 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. MMM: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MMM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.66  Med: 2.35 Max: 4.81
Current: 2.48
1.66
4.81
Dividend Payout 0.49
MMM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. MMM: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MMM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.43 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.49
0.24
1.25
Dividend growth (3y) 15.80
MMM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. MMM: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
MMM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 5.30 Max: 15.8
Current: 15.8
2.9
15.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.94
MMM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1781 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. MMM: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MMM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.64  Med: 3.70 Max: 7.64
Current: 3.94
2.64
7.64
Share Buyback Rate 2.70
MMM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. MMM: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MMM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 1.00 Max: -0.8
Current: 2.7

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 19.89
MMM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 1538 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. MMM: 19.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MMM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.13  Med: 8.44 Max: 24.33
Current: 19.89
3.13
24.33
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.73
MMM's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
62% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. MMM: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.20
MMM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1661 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. MMM: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MMM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.2  Med: 8.80 Max: 14.3
Current: 7.2
6.2
14.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.80
MMM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.47 vs. MMM: 10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MMM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 5.1  Med: 11.50 Max: 20.6
Current: 10.8
5.1
20.6

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
Compare:UTX, ARG, AP, EMR, SBGSY » details
Traded in other countries:MMM.Argentina, MMM.Germany, MMM.Chile, MMM.Mexico, MMMC34.Brazil, MMM.Switzerland, 0QNY.UK,
3M Co was incorporated in 1929 under the laws of the State of Delaware to continue operations begun in 1902. The Company is a diversified technology company. Its products involve expertise in product development, manufacturing and marketing. Its segments involve Safety and Graphics; Electronics and Energy; Health Care; and Consumer. The Company's industrial segment serves various markets, such as automotive original equipment manufacturer and automotive aftermarket, electronics, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, and construction. Industrial products include tapes, a wide variety of coated, non-woven and bonded abrasives, adhesives, ceramics, sealants, specialty materials, 3M Purification Inc., closure systems for personal hygiene products, acoustic systems products, and components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft and specialty vehicles. Its products include vinyl, polyester, foil and specialty industrial tapes and adhesives; Scotch(r) Masking Tape, Scotch (r) Filament Tape and Scotch(r) Packaging Tape; packaging equipment; 3M(tm), VHB(tm) Bonding Tapes; conductive, low surface energy, sealants, hot melt, spray and structural adhesives; reclosable fasteners; label materials for durable goods; and coated, nonwoven and microstructured surface finishing and grinding abrasives for the industrial market. The Electronics and Energy segment serves customers in electronics and energy markets, including solutions for, high-performance electronic devices, telecommunications networks, electrical products, power generation and distribution, and infrastructure protection. The Health Care segment serves markets that include medical clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, health information systems, and food manufacturing and testing. Products and services provided to these and other markets include medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, inhalation and transdermal drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. The Consumer segment serves markets that include consumer retail, office retail, home improvement, building maintenance and other markets. Products in this segment include office supply products, stationery products, construction and home improvement products, home care products, protective material products, certain consumer retail personal safety products, and consumer health care products. The Company has made, and plans to continue making, necessary expenditures for compliance with applicable laws.
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