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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 0.02
SHW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. SHW: 0.02 )
SHW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 10.4
Current: 0.02

0
10.4
Equity to Asset 0.18
SHW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SHW: 0.18 )
SHW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.18

0.18
0.57
Interest Coverage 20.31
SHW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.76 vs. SHW: 20.31 )
SHW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.48   Max: 128.52
Current: 20.31

6.48
128.52
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.79
M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
4.13%
31.54%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 11.72
SHW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.98 vs. SHW: 11.72 )
SHW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.85   Max: 12.09
Current: 11.72

8.85
12.09
Net-margin (%) 7.78
SHW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. SHW: 7.78 )
SHW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 7.78
Current: 7.78

0.31
7.78
ROE (%) 59.30
SHW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.31 vs. SHW: 59.30 )
SHW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 62.5
Current: 59.3

1.01
62.5
ROA (%) 13.99
SHW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. SHW: 13.99 )
SHW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 14.33
Current: 13.99

0.41
14.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 81.42
SHW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. SHW: 81.42 )
SHW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 42.2   Max: 85.36
Current: 81.42

42.2
85.36
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.20
SHW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. SHW: 10.20 )
SHW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3   Max: 15.6
Current: 10.2

3
15.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.50
SHW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. SHW: 18.50 )
SHW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.1   Max: 26.5
Current: 18.5

-15.1
26.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 27.40
SHW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SHW: 27.40 )
SHW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -59.5   Max: 182.7
Current: 27.4

-59.5
182.7
» SHW's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

SHW Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 1,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 10,025 sh (+19.80%)
Chris Davis 32,530 sh (+2.95%)
Steven Cohen 85,541 sh (+0.38%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 9,060 sh (-5.92%)
Jim Simons 628,900 sh (-6.62%)
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Q2 2014

SHW Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ray Dalio 5,022 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 10,040 sh (+10.82%)
Chris Davis 32,850 sh (+0.98%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 15,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 8,522 sh (-14.99%)
Jim Simons 397,600 sh (-36.78%)
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Q3 2014

SHW Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 7,201 sh (+43.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,341 sh (+9.61%)
Chris Davis 33,622 sh (+2.35%)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 9,515 sh (-5.23%)
Jim Simons 113,200 sh (-71.53%)
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Q4 2014

SHW Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Pioneer Investments 36,820 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 15,647 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 107,900 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 30,501 sh (+323.57%)
Mario Gabelli 9,515 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 5,307 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis 32,825 sh (-2.37%)
Jim Simons 78,000 sh (-31.10%)
Joel Greenblatt 5,023 sh (-46.23%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 31.80
SHW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 28.20 vs. SHW: 31.80 )
SHW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.55   Max: 32.89
Current: 31.8

10.55
32.89
Forward P/E 22.08
SHW's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 26.11 vs. SHW: 22.08 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 32.80
SHW's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 28.20 vs. SHW: 32.80 )
SHW' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.56   Max: 32.74
Current: 32.8

10.56
32.74
P/B 26.90
SHW's P/B is ranked lower than
67% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SHW: 26.90 )
SHW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.14   Max: 27.91
Current: 26.9

3.14
27.91
P/S 2.50
SHW's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. SHW: 2.50 )
SHW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.55
Current: 2.5

0.66
2.55
PFCF 30.70
SHW's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 80.00 vs. SHW: 30.70 )
SHW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.03   Max: 31.88
Current: 30.7

7.03
31.88
POCF 26.01
SHW's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. SHW: 26.01 )
SHW' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.18   Max: 25.99
Current: 26.01

6.18
25.99
EV-to-EBIT 22.46
SHW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 20.78 vs. SHW: 22.46 )
SHW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 22.7
Current: 22.46

7.8
22.7
PEG 2.05
SHW's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SHW: 2.05 )
SHW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 26.5
Current: 2.05

0.51
26.5
Shiller P/E 47.70
SHW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 44.22 vs. SHW: 47.70 )
SHW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.52   Max: 49.79
Current: 47.7

11.52
49.79
Current Ratio 0.96
SHW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SHW: 0.96 )
SHW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2
Current: 0.96

0.96
2
Quick Ratio 0.57
SHW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. SHW: 0.57 )
SHW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.25
Current: 0.57

0.54
1.25
Days Inventory 64.11
SHW's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
71% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 70.38 vs. SHW: 64.11 )
SHW' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 61.32   Max: 97.3
Current: 64.11

61.32
97.3
Days Sales Outstanding 37.08
SHW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 66.99 vs. SHW: 37.08 )
SHW' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.77   Max: 44.72
Current: 37.08

34.77
44.72

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.80
SHW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
79% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. SHW: 0.80 )
SHW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3.27
Current: 0.8

0.76
3.27
Dividend Payout 0.25
SHW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. SHW: 0.25 )
SHW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 5.4
Current: 0.25

0.24
5.4
Dividend growth (3y) 14.60
SHW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SHW: 14.60 )
SHW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 22.8
Current: 14.6

1.4
22.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.27
SHW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
66% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. SHW: 1.27 )
SHW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 5.19
Current: 1.27

1.21
5.19
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
SHW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. SHW: 1.80 )
SHW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6   Max: -0.4
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
SHW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. SHW: 2.30 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 2.91
Current: 2.3

0.71
2.91
Price/Median PS Value 2.30
SHW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SHW: 2.30 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 2.18
Current: 2.3

0.67
2.18
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.00
SHW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SHW: 2.00 )
SHW' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 3.69
Current: 2

0.6
3.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.50
SHW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. SHW: 4.50 )
SHW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 12.9
Current: 4.5

4.4
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.49
SHW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. SHW: 18.49 )
SHW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 32
Current: 18.49

6.6
32

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Sherwin-Williams Co was incorporated in Ohio in 1884. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers mainly in North and South America with additional operations in the Caribbean region, Europe and Asia. The Company has four reportable operating segments: Paint Stores Group, Consumer Group, Global Finishes Group and Latin America Coatings Group. Paint Stores Group segment is engaged in the related business activity of selling paint, coatings and related products to end-use customers. The Paint Stores Group markets and sells Sherwin-Williams branded architectural paint and coatings, protective and marine products, original equipment manufacturer ("OEM") product finishes and related items. The Consumer Group develops, manufactures and distributes a variety of paint, coatings and related products to third party customers primarily in the United States and Canada and the Paint Stores Group. The Global Finishes Group develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes and sells a variety of protective and marine products, automotive finishes and refinish products, OEM product finishes and related products in North and South America, Europe and Asia. The Latin America Coatings Group develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes and sells a variety of architectural paint and coatings, protective and marine products, OEM product finishes and related products in North and South America. The Administrative segment includes the administrative expenses of the Company's corporate headquarters site. The Company faces competition from many local, regional, national and international competitors of various sizes in the manufacture, distribution and sale of its paint, coatings and related products. The Company is subject to a wide variety of complex domestic and foreign laws and regulations, and legal compliance risks, including securities laws, tax laws, employment and pension-related laws, competition laws, U.S. and foreign export and trading laws, and laws governing improper business practices.
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