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How to buy Scotts Miracle-Gro Company stock

Learn how to easily invest in Scotts Miracle-Gro Company stock.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is an agricultural inputs business based in the US. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares (SMG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company employs 7,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.2 billion.

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Company stock price (NYSE: SMG)

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-25.
Latest market close$42.75
52-week range$49.21 - $175.93
50-day moving average $72.68
200-day moving average $109.06
Wall St. target price$84.13
PE ratio 7.1255
Dividend yield $2.64 (4.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.01

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

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $42.75 from 2022-09-30

1 week (2022-09-23) -14.41%
1 month (2022-08-29) N/A
3 months (2022-07-01) -46.68%
6 months (2022-03-30) -66.97%
1 year (2021-10-01) -70.95%
2 years (2020-10-02) -71.64%
3 years (2019-10-02) 101.51
5 years (2017-10-02) 98.34

Is Scotts Miracle-Gro Company stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's P/E ratio

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 7x. In other words, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares trade at around 7x 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.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's PEG ratio

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8865. 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 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.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's EBITDA

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $559.7 million.

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

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company financials

Revenue TTM $4.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.07%
Gross profit TTM $1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 6%
Return on equity TTM -34.56%
Profit margin -6.37%
Book value $7.55
Market capitalisation $2.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 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.

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 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 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.).

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 24.65/100

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 Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's social score

Social score: 21.72/100

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 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.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's governance score

Governance score: 15.4/100

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 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.

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. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 49.72% of net profits

Recently Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has paid out, on average, around 49.72% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.99% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shareholders could enjoy a 4.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's case, that would currently equate to about $2.64 per share.

While Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Scotts Miracle-Gro Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's most recent dividend payout was on 9 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

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

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 Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares which in turn could have impacted Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's share price.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $49.21 up to $175.9297. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SMG.US volatility(beta: 1.29)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 Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's is 1.2881. This would suggest that Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company overview

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of products for lawn, garden care, and indoor and hydroponic gardening in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: U. S. Consumer, Hawthorne, and Other. It provides lawn care products comprising lawn fertilizers, grass seed products, spreaders, other durable products, and outdoor cleaners, as well as lawn-related weed, pest, and disease control products; gardening and landscape products include 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. The company also 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; insect, rodent, and weed control products for home areas; and non-selective weed killer products. It sells 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 27.579% of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company shares are held by insiders and 68.227% by institutions.
How many people work for Scotts Miracle-Gro Company?
Latest data suggests 7,300 work at Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.
When does the fiscal year end for Scotts Miracle-Gro Company?
Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Scotts Miracle-Gro Company based?
Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's address is: 14111 Scottslawn Road, Marysville, OH, United States, 43041
What is Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's ISIN number?
Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's international securities identification number is: US8101861065
What is Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's CUSIP number?
Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 810186106

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