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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is an agricultural inputs business based in the US. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares (SMG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company employs 5,932 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.1 billion.

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company share price

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-01.
Latest market closeUSD$171.82
52-week rangeUSD$73.453 - USD$179.3114
50-day moving average USD$163.838
200-day moving average USD$152.8688
Wall St. target priceUSD$183.75
PE ratio 25.8664
Dividend yield USD$2.48 (1.41%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$6.81

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Is it a good time to buy The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company stock?

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $171.82 from 2020-11-27

1 week (2021-01-07) -22.99%
1 month (2020-12-15) -9.57%
3 months (2020-10-16) 3.39%
6 months (2020-07-15) 19.90%
1 year (2020-01-15) 55.62%
2 years (2019-01-15) 151.71%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 162.16%

Is The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company under- or over-valued?

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

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's P/E ratio

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's PEG ratio

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5338. 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 The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's EBITDA

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$696.4 million.

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

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.66%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 11.81%
Return on equity TTM 54.26%
Profit margin 9.38%
Book value $12.495
Market capitalisation USD$9.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares

There are currently 948,726 The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's "short interest". This figure is 4.8% up from 904,888 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares can be evaluated.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares traded daily (recently around 315191.36212625). The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's SIR currently stands at 3.01. In other words for every 100,000 The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3010 shares are currently held short.

However The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0234% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares, roughly 23 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company'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 The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

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

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 49.77

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's overall score of 49.77 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 98th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company 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.).

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 24.65/100

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's environmental score of 24.65 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's social score

Social score: 21.72/100

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's social score of 21.72 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's governance score

Governance score: 15.4/100

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 49.77
Total ESG percentile 97.65
Environmental score 24.65
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 21.72
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 15.4
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 102.21% of net profits

Recently The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has paid out, on average, around 102.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's case, that would currently equate to about $2.48 per share.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company'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.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's most recent dividend payout was on 10 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's shares ever split?

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 November 2005. 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 The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's share price.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $73.453 up to $179.3114. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SMG.US volatility(beta: 1.07)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 The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's is 1.0705. This would suggest that The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company overview

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 to grow plants, flowers, and vegetables using little or no soil; lighting systems and components for use in hydroponic and indoor gardening applications; and insect, rodent, 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, Miracle-Gro, LiquaFeed, Osmocote, Shake ?N Feed, Hyponex, Earthgro, SuperSoil, Fafard, Nature Scapes, Ortho, Miracle-Gro Performance Organics, Miracle-Gro Organic Choice, Whitney Farms, EcoScraps, Mother Earth, Botanicare, Hydroponics, Vermicrop, Gavita, Agrolux, Can-Filters, Sun System, Gro Pro, Hurricane, AeroGarden, Titan, Tomcat, Ortho Weed B Gon, Roundup, Groundclear, and Alchemist brands. It serves home centers, mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, large hardware chains, independent hardware stores, nurseries, garden centers, e-commerce platforms, and food and drug stores, as well as indoor gardening and hydroponic distributors, retailers, and growers 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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