SMG:NYE-The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

COMMON STOCK | Agricultural Inputs | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 101.23

Change

-0.55 (-0.54)%

Market Cap

USD 5.56B

Volume

0.25M

Average Target Price

USD 93.48 (-7.65%)
Average Analyst Rating

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About

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company manufactures, markets, and sells consumer lawn and garden products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Consumer, Hawthorne, and Other. It offers lawn care products, such as lawn fertilizers, grass seed products, spreaders, other durable products, and outdoor cleaners, as well as lawn-related weed, pest, and disease control products. The company also provides gardening and landscape products, including water-soluble and continuous-release plant foods, potting mixes and garden soils, mulch and decorative groundcover products, plant-related pest and disease control products, organic garden products, and lives goods and seeding solutions. In addition, it offers hydroponic products that help users grow plants, flowers, and vegetables in an indoor or urban environment; and insect control products, rodent control products, and weed control products for home areas. The company offers its products under the Scotts, Turf Builder, EZ Seed, PatchMaster, Thick'R Lawn, GrubEx, EdgeGuard, Handy Green II, Scotts OxiCleanTM3, Miracle-Gro, LiquaFeed, Osmocote, Shake ‘N Feed, Hyponex, Earthgro, SuperSoil, Fafard, Nature Scapes, Ortho, Miracle-Gro Organic Choice, Nature's Care, Whitney Farms, EcoScraps, Gro-ables, Hydroponics, Gavita, Botanicare, Vermicrop, Agrolux, Can-Filters, Sun System, Gro Pro, Mother Earth, Hurricane, Grower's Edge, AeroGarden, Ortho Weed B Gon, Roundup, and Groundclear brands. It serves home centers, mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, large hardware chains, independent hardware stores, nurseries, garden centers, e-commerce platforms, food and drug stores, and indoor gardening and hydroponic distributors and retailers through a direct sales force, and network of brokers and distributors. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Marysville, Ohio.

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ETFs Containing SMG

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
SOIL Global X Fertilizers/Pota.. 0.00 % 0.69 %

+0.02 (+0.17%)

USD 0.01B
ACT AdvisorShares Vice ETF 0.00 % 0.75 %

+0.20 (+0.86%)

USD 0.01B
SEED:CA Evolve Marijuana Fund 0.00 % 1.13 %

+0.01 (+0.07%)

CAD 0.01B
PRA:CA Purpose Diversified Real .. 0.00 % 0.73 %

N/A

CAD 9.30M
PAGG 0.00 % 0.00 %

N/A

N/A
COW:CA iShares Global Agricultur.. 0.00 % 0.72 %

+0.04 (+0.10%)

CAD 0.24B
FXZ First Trust Materials Alp.. 0.00 % 0.64 %

+0.38 (+1.03%)

USD 0.13B
COW iPath Series B Bloomberg .. 0.00 % 1.55 %

-0.54 (-1.18%)

USD 9.94M

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Agricultural Inputs)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 64.71% 100% A+ 96% A
Dividend Return 2.73% 63% D 62% D-
Total Return 67.44% 100% A+ 96% A
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 42.16% 100% A+ 94% A
Dividend Return 3.13% 50% F 59% F
Total Return 45.29% 100% A+ 94% A
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 76.85% 100% A+ 85% B
Dividend Return 17.70% 75% C 61% D-
Total Return 94.55% 100% A+ 86% B
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 10.09% 70% C- 80% B-
Dividend Return 2.63% 56% F 56% F
Total Return 12.71% 80% B- 80% B-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 21.36% 90% A- 34% F
Risk Adjusted Return 59.52% 100% A+ 68% D+
Market Capitalization 5.56B 50% F 79% C+
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Agricultural Inputs)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 15.15 70% C- 60% D-
Price/Book Ratio 6.94 8% F 14% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 16.24 25% F 26% F
EV/EBITDA 14.32 33% F 32% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 54.13% 100% A+ 96% A
Return on Invested Capital 17.06% 92% A- 88% B+
Return on Assets 7.83% 100% A+ 88% B+
Debt to Equity Ratio 531.25% 8% F 3% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 7.74 17% F 13% F
Short Percent 9.51% 17% F 51% F
Beta 1.08 70% C- 37% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Higly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector