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Executive Summary

3M Company develops, manufactures, and markets various products worldwide. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer and good value.

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Share Price & News

How has 3M's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: MMM is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: MMM's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Industrials


US Market

1 Year Return




US Industrials


US Market

Return vs Industry: MMM underperformed the US Industrials industry which returned 2.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MMM underperformed the US Market which returned 22% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-2.0%-0.9%0.6%
30 Day-4.7%-1.0%4.2%
90 Day-2.7%17.1%12.4%
1 Year-4.6%-8.1%4.8%2.3%23.7%21.0%
3 Year-25.5%-32.3%0.07%-8.8%47.4%37.6%
5 Year39.7%20.8%9.9%-5.3%131.6%105.9%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is 3M's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is 3M undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: MMM ($166.41) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($208.65)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MMM is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MMM is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.3x) compared to the US Industrials industry average (28.2x).

PE vs Market: MMM is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.3x) compared to the US market (21.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: MMM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.5x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MMM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.1x) compared to the US Industrials industry average (3.7x).

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Future Growth

How is 3M forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: MMM's forecast earnings growth (7.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: MMM's earnings (7.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: MMM's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: MMM's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: MMM's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: MMM's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (46.1%).

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Past Performance

How has 3M performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MMM has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: MMM's current net profit margins (15.7%) are higher than last year (15.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MMM's earnings have declined by 0.02% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: MMM's earnings growth over the past year (0.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (-0.02% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: MMM earnings growth over the past year (0.4%) exceeded the Industrials industry -20.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst MMM's Return on Equity (41.6%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is 3M's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MMM's short term assets ($14.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($7.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: MMM's short term assets ($14.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($26.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MMM's debt to equity ratio (164.1%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: MMM's debt to equity ratio has increased from 91.7% to 164.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: MMM's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (40.5%).

Interest Coverage: MMM's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (14.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is 3M current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MMM's dividend (3.53%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.38%).

High Dividend: MMM's dividend (3.53%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.88%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: MMM's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: MMM's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (68%), MMM's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: MMM's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (63.4% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Mike Roman (60 yo)





Mr. Michael F. Roman, also known as Mike, has been Chief Executive Officer of 3M Company since July 1, 2018 and has been its Director since 2018 and Chairman of the Board since May 2019. Mr. Roman serves a...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD18.32M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.54M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Michael Roman
CEO, President & Chairman2.5yrsUS$18.32m0.0036%
$ 3.4m
Michael Vale
Executive Vice President of Safety & Industrial Business Group9.42yrsUS$5.08m0.0023%
$ 2.2m
Ashish Khandpur
Executive Vice President of Transportation & Electronics Business Group6.5yrsUS$5.89m0.0030%
$ 2.9m
Monish Patolawala
Senior VP & CFO0.50yrno datano data
Theresa Reinseth
VP, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer1.75yrsno data0.00028%
$ 268.8k
John Banovetz
Senior VP of Innovation & Stewardship and CTO3.5yrsno data0.0014%
$ 1.4m
Bruce Jermeland
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Ivan Fong
Senior VP8.25yrsUS$2.97m0.0057%
$ 5.5m
Michael Duran
VP and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer2yrsno datano data
Kristen Ludgate
Senior Vice President of Human Resources2.5yrsno data0.00036%
$ 345.6k
Martyn Tiplady
Head of Industrial Mineral Products - Safetyno datano datano data
Jeffrey Lavers
Executive Vice President of Consumer Business Group0.42yrno data0.00026%
$ 249.6k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: MMM's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Michael Roman
CEO, President & Chairman2.5yrsUS$18.32m0.0036%
$ 3.4m
Pamela Craig
Independent Director1.67yrsUS$260.57kno data
Michael Eskew
Independent Lead Director8.17yrsUS$357.55kno data
Herbert Henkel
Independent Director14yrsUS$325.59kno data
David Dillon
Independent Director5.42yrsUS$335.76k0.00021%
$ 201.6k
Patricia Woertz
Independent Director4.92yrsUS$305.41k0.00045%
$ 432.0k
Gregory Page
Independent Director4.92yrsUS$308.12k0.00069%
$ 662.3k
Thomas Brown
Independent Director7.42yrsUS$310.39k0.00020%
$ 192.0k
Amy Hood
Independent Director3.42yrsUS$305.83k0%
$ 0
Muhtar Kent
Independent Director7.75yrsUS$325.75kno data
Dambisa Moyo
Independent Director2.42yrsUS$305.77k0.00025%
$ 240.0k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: MMM's board of directors are considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: MMM insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

3M Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: 3M Company
  • Ticker: MMM
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1902
  • Industry: Industrial Conglomerates
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: US$95.989b
  • Shares outstanding: 576.82m
  • Website: https://www.3m.com

Number of Employees


  • 3M Company
  • 3M Center
  • St. Paul
  • Minnesota
  • 55144-1000
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MMMNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
MMMSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJan 1968
MMM *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1968
MMMDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
0QNYLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBCHFJan 1968
MMMXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
MMMSNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCLUSDJan 1968
MMMETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURJan 1968
MMMWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURJan 1968
MMMBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEAR EACH REPR 1/5 COM USD0.01ARARSNov 2003
MMMC34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 4 REP 1 COMBRBRLAug 2012


3M Company develops, manufactures, and markets various products worldwide. It operates through four business segments: Safety and Industrial, Transportation and Electronics, Health Care, and Consumer. The ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/01/14 23:17
End of Day Share Price2021/01/14 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.