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How to buy McCormick-and-Company Incorporated stock

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McCormick & Company Incorporated is a packaged foods business based in the US. McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares (MKC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. McCormick-and-Company Incorporated employs 14,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.3 billion.

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McCormick-and-Company Incorporated stock price (NYSE: MKC)

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McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-02.
Latest market close$73.31
52-week range$71.19 - $106.49
50-day moving average $84.24
200-day moving average $92.16
Wall St. target price$84.47
PE ratio 28.17
Dividend yield $1.42 (2.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.53

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Is it a good time to buy McCormick-and-Company Incorporated stock?

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McCormick-and-Company Incorporated price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $73.31 from 2022-10-05

1 week (2022-09-26) -2.72%
1 month (2022-09-06) -10.82%
3 months (2022-07-06) -12.13%
6 months (2022-04-06) -28.49%
1 year (2021-10-06) -8.68%
2 years (2020-10-06) -61.75%
3 years (2019-10-04) 168.96
5 years (2017-10-06) 98.18

Is McCormick-and-Company Incorporated stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing McCormick-and-Company Incorporated stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's P/E ratio

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's PEG ratio

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.147. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's EBITDA

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated financials

Revenue TTM $6.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.62%
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.8%
Return on equity TTM 15.26%
Profit margin 10.78%
Book value $17.14
Market capitalisation $19.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like McCormick-and-Company Incorporated.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 30.72

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's overall score of 30.72 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 58th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like McCormick-and-Company Incorporated is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.06/100

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's environmental score of 8.06 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that McCormick-and-Company Incorporated is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's social score

Social score: 15.6/100

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's social score of 15.6 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that McCormick-and-Company Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's governance score

Governance score: 3.07/100

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that McCormick-and-Company Incorporated is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. McCormick-and-Company Incorporated scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that McCormick-and-Company Incorporated has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

McCormick & Company Incorporated was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 30.72
Total ESG percentile 58.18
Environmental score 8.06
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 15.6
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 3.07
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 56.92% of net profits

Recently McCormick-and-Company Incorporated has paid out, on average, around 56.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shareholders could enjoy a 2.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's case, that would currently equate to about $1.42 per share.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's most recent dividend payout was on 25 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 October 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's shares ever split?

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 December 2020. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares which in turn could have impacted McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's share price.

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's shares have ranged in value from as little as $71.19 up to $106.4857. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MKC.US volatility(beta: 0.5)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's is 0.5006. This would suggest that McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

McCormick-and-Company Incorporated overview

McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the food industry. It operates in two segments, Consumer and Flavor Solutions. The Consumer segment offers spices, herbs, and seasonings, as well as condiments and sauces, and desserts. This segment markets its products under the McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Lawry's Cholula Hot Sauce, Gourmet Garden, Club House, and OLD BAY brands in the Americas; Ducros, Schwartz, Kamis, and Drogheria & Alimentari, and Vahiné brands in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; McCormick and DaQiao brands in China; and McCormick, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden brands in Australia, as well as markets regional and ethnic brands, such as Zatarain's, Stubb's, Thai Kitchen, and Simply Asia. It also supplies its products under the private labels. This segment serves retailers comprising grocery, mass merchandise, warehouse clubs, discount and drug stores, and e-commerce retailers directly and indirectly through distributors and wholesale foodservice suppliers. The Flavor Solutions segment offers seasoning blends, spices and herbs, condiments, coating systems, and compound flavors to multinational food manufacturers and foodservice customers.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of McCormick-and-Company Incorporated is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.461% of McCormick-and-Company Incorporated shares are held by insiders and 87.387% by institutions.
How many people work for McCormick-and-Company Incorporated?
Latest data suggests 14,000 work at McCormick-and-Company Incorporated.
When does the fiscal year end for McCormick-and-Company Incorporated?
McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's fiscal year ends in November.
Where is McCormick-and-Company Incorporated based?
McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's address is: 24 Schilling Road, Hunt Valley, MD, United States, 21031
What is McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's ISIN number?
McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's international securities identification number is: US5797802064
What is McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's CUSIP number?
McCormick-and-Company Incorporated's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 579780206

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