How to buy Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) shares in the UK

Scotts Miracle-Gro is a gardening company that provides resources and advice to gardeners and growers. In November 2020, Scotts Miracle-Gro acquired Aerogrow International inc.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) is a publicly traded agricultural inputs business based in the US. In the week up to 30 September Scotts Miracle-Gro shares plunged 14.41% to a closing position of $42.75. Over the last 12 months, Scotts Miracle-Gro's share price has fallen by an alarming 70.95% from $147.14. Scotts Miracle-Gro is listed on the NYSE and employs 7,300 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  4. Search the platform for stock code: SMG in this case.
  5. Research Scotts Miracle-Gro shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
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Scotts Miracle-Gro share price (NYSE:SMG)

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Scotts Miracle-Gro price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $42.75

1 week (2022-09-23) -14.41%
3 months (2022-07-01) -46.68%
6 months (2022-03-30) -66.97%
1 year (2021-10-01) -70.95%
2 years (2020-10-01) -71.59%
3 years (2019-10-01) -57.60%
5 years (2017-09-29) -56.08%

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

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

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

P/E ratio

Scotts Miracle-Gro'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 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.

PEG ratio

Scotts Miracle-Gro's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8865. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Scotts Miracle-Gro'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's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $559.7 million (£0.0 million).

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

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.

Total ESG risk score

Scotts Miracle-Gro's total ESG risk: 49.77

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Scotts Miracle-Gro's overall score of 49.77 (as at 12/31/2018) 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 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.).

Environmental score

Scotts Miracle-Gro's environmental score: 24.65/100

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

Social score

Scotts Miracle-Gro's social score: 21.72/100

Scotts Miracle-Gro'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 is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Scotts Miracle-Gro's governance score: 15.4/100

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

Controversy score

Scotts Miracle-Gro's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Scotts Miracle-Gro scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Scotts Miracle-Gro 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 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-30.
Previous close$44.12
Change %-3.1052%
Information last updated 2022-09-25.
52-week range$49.21 - $175.9297
50-day moving average$72.675
200-day moving average$109.0609
Wall St. target price$84.13
PE ratio7.1255
Dividend yield$2.64 (4.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$7.01

Do Scotts Miracle-Gro shares pay dividends?


Dividend yield: 4.99% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 4.99% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 49.72% of net profits

Scotts Miracle-Gro has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 4.99% of its share value annually.

Scotts Miracle-Gro has paid out, on average, around 49.72% of recent 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), shareholders could enjoy a 4.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Scotts Miracle-Gro's case, that would currently equate to about $2.64 per share.

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

Scotts Miracle-Gro's most recent dividend payout was on 8 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Scotts Miracle-Gro'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's is 1.2881. This would suggest that Scotts Miracle-Gro's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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