The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is an agricultural inputs business based in the US. Scotts Miracle-Gro shares (SMG.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $171.82 – an increase of 0.78% over the previous week. Scotts Miracle-Gro employs 5,932 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.1 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Scotts Miracle-Gro's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $171.82, which is 29.44% up on its pre-crash value of $121.24 and 124.60% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $76.5.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Scotts Miracle-Gro shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $626.31 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,386.59.
|Latest market close||$171.82|
|52-week range||$73.453 - $179.3114|
|50-day moving average||$163.838|
|200-day moving average||$152.8688|
|Wall St. target price||$183.75|
|Dividend yield||$2.48 (1.41%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.81|
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|1 month (2020-12-22)||-11.94%|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||12.19%|
Valuing Scotts Miracle-Gro stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Scotts Miracle-Gro's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
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 26x. In other words, Scotts Miracle-Gro 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.
Scotts Miracle-Gro'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 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 $696.4 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.
|Revenue TTM||$4.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.66%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||11.81%|
|Return on equity TTM||54.26%|
|Market capitalisation||$9.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 948,726 Scotts Miracle-Gro shares held short by investors – that's known as Scotts Miracle-Gro'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 Scotts Miracle-Gro shares can be evaluated.
Scotts Miracle-Gro's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Scotts Miracle-Gro shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Scotts Miracle-Gro shares traded daily (recently around 315191.36212625). Scotts Miracle-Gro's SIR currently stands at 3.01. In other words for every 100,000 Scotts Miracle-Gro shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3010 shares are currently held short.
However Scotts Miracle-Gro's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Scotts Miracle-Gro shares, or, against the total number of tradable Scotts Miracle-Gro shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Scotts Miracle-Gro's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Scotts Miracle-Gro shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0234% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Scotts Miracle-Gro 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 Scotts Miracle-Gro.
Find out more about how you can short Scotts Miracle-Gro stock.
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.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
|Total ESG score||49.77|
|Total ESG percentile||97.65|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 102.21% of net profits
Recently Scotts Miracle-Gro 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), Scotts Miracle-Gro shareholders could enjoy a 1.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Scotts Miracle-Gro's case, that would currently equate to about $2.48 per share.
Scotts Miracle-Gro'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.
Scotts Miracle-Gro'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").
Scotts Miracle-Gro'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 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Scotts Miracle-Gro shares which in turn could have impacted Scotts Miracle-Gro's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Scotts Miracle-Gro'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".
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 1.0705. This would suggest that Scotts Miracle-Gro'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 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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