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- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
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- 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 (SMG) is a marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care. The company produces fertilizers, plant foods, soils and mulches, pest controls, grass seed and bird food. SMG 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. It conducts business through two reportable segments, namely, Global Consumer and Scotts LawnService. Geographically, the company operates across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. SMG is headquartered in Marysville, Ohio, the US.

The company intends to invest in the Jackson community. To this end, the company announced its plans to expand operations at facility in Jackson, Georgia.

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Table Of Contents

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
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 9
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - History 11
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Company Statement 13
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Locations And Subsidiaries 14
Head Office 14
Other Locations and Subsidiaries 14
Section 2 - Company Analysis 16
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Business Description 16
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Corporate Strategy 17
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - SWOT Analysis 18
SWOT Analysis - Overview 18
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Strengths 18
Strength - Wide Product Line 18
Strength - Top-Line Growth 18
Strength - Strong Market Position 18
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Weaknesses 19
Weakness - Dependence on Third Party Manufacturers 19
Weakness - Legal Proceedings 19
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Opportunities 20
Opportunity - Key Initiatives 20
Opportunity - Strategic Acquisitions 20
Opportunity - Steady Rise in Fertilizer Consumption 20
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Threats 21
Threat - Fluctuating Commodity Costs 21
Threat - Stringent Regulations 21
Threat - Tough Competitive Market 21
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Key Competitors 22
Section 3 - Company Financial Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 23
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 24
Performance Chart 26
Financial Performance 26
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 27
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 28
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Recent Deals Summary 29
Section 4 - Appendix 30
Methodology 30
Ratio Definitions 30
About GlobalData 34
Contact Us 34
Disclaimer 34

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 9
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, History 11
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Subsidiaries 14
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Key Competitors 22
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Ratios based on current share price 23
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Annual Ratios 24
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Interim Ratios 27
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Recent Deals Summary 29
Currency Codes 30
Capital Market Ratios 30
Equity Ratios 31
Profitability Ratios 31
Cost Ratios 32
Liquidity Ratios 32
Leverage Ratios 33
Efficiency Ratios 33

List of Figures
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Performance Chart (2010 - 2014) 26
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Ratio Charts 28

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