The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

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- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
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- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Highlights

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (Scotts Miracle-Gro) manufactures, markets and sells consumer branded products for lawn and garden care. The company produces fertilizers, plant foods, soils and mulches. Scotts Miracle-Gro markets its products to home centers, mass merchandisers, independent hardware stores, large hardware chain stores, warehouse clubs, garden centers, nurseries, greenhouses and food, and drug stores. The company also operates the Scotts LawnService business, which provides residential and commercial lawn care, tree and shrub care and pest control services in the US. Geographically, the company has operations across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Scotts Miracle-Gro is headquartered in Marysville, Ohio, the US.

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Table Of Contents

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents

Section 1 - About the Company 6
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Key Facts 6
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Key Employees 7
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Key Employee Biographies 8
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Major Products and Services 10
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - History 12
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Company Statement 15
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 17
Section 2 - Company Analysis 19
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Business Description 19
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Corporate Strategy 20
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - SWOT Analysis 21
SWOT Analysis - Overview 21
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Strengths 21
Strength - Operational Performance of Global Consumer 21
Strength - Top-Line Growth 21
Strength - Strong Market Position 21
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Dependence on Third Party Manufacturers 22
Weakness - Exposure to Asbestos-Containing Products 22
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Expansion of Gardening Product Offerings 23
Opportunity - Expansion of Pest Control Products 23
Opportunity - Steady Rise in Fertilizer Consumption 23
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Threats 24
Threat - Fluctuating Commodity Costs 24
Threat - Stringent Regulations 24
Threat - Tough Competitive Market 24
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Key Competitors 25
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 27
Performance Chart 29
Financial Performance 29
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 30
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 31
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Recent Deals Summary 32
Section 4 - Appendix 33
Methodology 33
Ratio Definitions 33
About GlobalData 37
Contact Us 37
Disclaimer 37

List of Tables

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Key Facts 6
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Key Employees 7
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Key Employee Biographies 8
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Major Products and Services 10
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, History 12
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Subsidiaries 17
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Key Competitors 25
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Ratios based on current share price 26
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Annual Ratios 27
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Interim Ratios 30
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Recent Deals Summary 32
Currency Codes 33
Capital Market Ratios 33
Equity Ratios 34
Profitability Ratios 34
Cost Ratios 35
Liquidity Ratios 35
Leverage Ratios 36
Efficiency Ratios 36

List of Figures

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 29
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Ratio Charts 31

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