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Market Cap

US$24.1b

Last Updated

2021/05/05 22:52 UTC

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Executive Summary

McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the food industry. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with acceptable track record.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: MKC is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: MKC's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

1.3%

MKC

1.9%

US Food

-1.6%

US Market


1 Year Return

12.9%

MKC

28.5%

US Food

52.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: MKC underperformed the US Food industry which returned 27.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MKC underperformed the US Market which returned 52.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

MKCIndustryMarket
7 Day1.3%1.9%-1.6%
30 Day1.5%3.1%1.3%
90 Day1.8%10.3%3.5%
1 Year14.5%12.9%31.7%28.5%55.4%52.8%
3 Year79.6%71.7%37.5%26.4%63.5%53.2%
5 Year101.6%85.5%23.7%6.9%125.8%100.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

31.57x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: MKC ($90.46) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($87.02)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MKC is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MKC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (31.6x) compared to the US Food industry average (22.8x).

PE vs Market: MKC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (31.6x) compared to the US market (20.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: MKC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.5x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MKC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.8x) compared to the US Food industry average (2.2x).


Future Growth

How is McCormick forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

7.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: MKC's forecast earnings growth (7% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: MKC's earnings (7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (16% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: MKC's revenue (3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: MKC's revenue (3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: MKC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (18.4%).


Past Performance

How has McCormick performed over the past 5 years?

11.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MKC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: MKC's current net profit margins (13%) are lower than last year (13.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MKC's earnings have grown by 11.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: MKC's earnings growth over the past year (9.3%) is below its 5-year average (11.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: MKC earnings growth over the past year (9.3%) exceeded the Food industry 8.2%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: MKC's Return on Equity (18.4%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is McCormick's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MKC's short term assets ($2.0B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($2.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: MKC's short term assets ($2.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($6.1B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MKC's debt to equity ratio (128.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: MKC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 83.8% to 128.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: MKC's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18%).

Interest Coverage: MKC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is McCormick current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.50%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MKC's dividend (1.5%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).

High Dividend: MKC's dividend (1.5%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.42%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (44.3%), MKC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: MKC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (50.2% payout ratio).


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Management

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

5.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Lawrence Kurzius (62 yo)

5.25yrs

Tenure

US$19,546,334

Compensation

Mr. Lawrence E. Kurzius has been the President at McCormick & Company, Incorporated since January 5, 2015 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since February 1, 2016. Mr. Kurzius served as the Chief Ad...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Lawrence's total compensation ($USD19.55M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.13M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: MKC's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: MKC's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

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


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Company Information

McCormick & Company, Incorporated's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: McCormick & Company, Incorporated
  • Ticker: MKC
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1889
  • Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Market Cap: US$24.145b
  • Shares outstanding: 267.04m
  • Website: https://www.mccormickcorporation.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • McCormick & Company, Incorporated
  • 24 Schilling Road
  • Suite 1
  • Hunt Valley
  • Maryland
  • 21031
  • United States

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Biography

McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the food industry. The company operates in two segments, Consum...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/05 22:52
End of Day Share Price2021/05/05 00:00
Earnings2021/02/28
Annual Earnings2020/11/30


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