FMC Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:FMC)

About FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)

FMC Corporation logoFMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, consumer and industrial markets. The Company operates in three business segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition, and FMC Lithium. As of December 31, 2016, the FMC Agricultural Solutions segment developed, marketed and sold three classes of crop protection chemicals: insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. The Company's FMC Agricultural Solutions segment operates in the agrochemicals industry. This segment develops, manufactures and sells a portfolio of professional pest control, and lawn and garden products. The FMC Health and Nutrition segment focuses on nutritional ingredients, health excipients and functional health ingredients. The Company's FMC Health and Nutrition segment focuses on food ingredients, pharmaceutical excipients and omega-3 oils. The Company's FMC Lithium segment manufactures lithium for use in a range of lithium products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Diversified Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: Diversified Chemicals
  • Symbol: NYSE:FMC
  • CUSIP: 30249130
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $12.6818 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 134,128,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $90.27
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $80.06
  • 52 Week Range: $45.91 - $95.08
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 280.56
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.83
  • P/E Growth: 2.82
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.31 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.83
  • Book Value: $15.00 per share
  • Price / Book: 6.30
  • Annual Dividend: $0.66
  • Dividend Yield: 0.7%
  • EBITDA: $708.4 million
  • Net Margins: 1.58%
  • Return on Equity: 16.51%
  • Return on Assets: 5.44%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.79%
  • Current Ratio: 2.26%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.91%
  • Average Volume: 1.10 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.61
  • Short Ratio: 1.84

Frequently Asked Questions for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)

What is FMC Corporation's stock symbol?

FMC Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "FMC."

How often does FMC Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for FMC Corporation?

FMC Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.165 per share on Thursday, October 19th. This represents a $0.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.70%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. View FMC Corporation's Dividend History.

How were FMC Corporation's earnings last quarter?

FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 1st. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.47 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $656.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $614.01 million. FMC Corporation had a return on equity of 16.51% and a net margin of 1.58%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.46 earnings per share. View FMC Corporation's Earnings History.

When will FMC Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

FMC Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for FMC Corporation.

What guidance has FMC Corporation issued on next quarter's earnings?

FMC Corporation updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 1st. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.30-2.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.44.

Where is FMC Corporation's stock going? Where will FMC Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

18 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for FMC Corporation's shares. Their predictions range from $70.00 to $108.00. On average, they expect FMC Corporation's stock price to reach $89.50 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for FMC Corporation.

What are analysts saying about FMC Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about FMC Corporation stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "FMC Corp. has outperformed the industry it belongs to over a year. The company is seeing strong demand in its Lithium unit and is expanding production capacity to meet growing demand for electric vehicles. Moreover, FMC Corp. will benefit from the cost synergies of the Cheminova buyout. The proposed acquisition of a major portion of DuPont's Crop Protection business has also provided a significant growth platform for the company's Agricultural Solutions unit. The company should also gain from its efforts to expand product portfolio." (10/3/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "The ag market remains uneven with a rebound in Latin America and Asia needed to offset weather-related weakness in Europe and inventory destocking issues in North America. Lithium pricing remains strong and an increase in production will buoy growth through 2020E. The products purchased from DuPont (DD, Buy) are projected to add between $1.09-$1.41 to 2018E EPS. Including H&N, Q1 EPS was $0.08 above consensus and $0.07 above our forecast: The H&N segment was moved to discontinued ops in preparation for the sale to DuPont. +$0.09 in Ag; in-line in Lithium; +$0.01 in Corporate. Ag sales fell 3% YoY (-3% volume, flat FX, flat price), and Lithium sales rose 9% (-10% volumes, -1% FX, +20% price)." (5/5/2017)
  • 3. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "FMC is a quality specialty chemical company which produces agricultural, health and nutrition, and lithium products. Although we like the business and recent execution, we are looking for additional clarity around 2017, which is expected to be back-half loaded. Additionally, while FMC has one of the better lithium businesses in the market, Lithium represents a small piece of FMC's business. We would look to become more constructive on pullbacks noting FMC is a leader in Agricultural Solutions." (3/22/2017)

Are investors shorting FMC Corporation?

FMC Corporation saw a drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,953,113 shares, a drop of 46.0% from the September 15th total of 3,616,935 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,430,868 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.4 days. Approximately 1.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of FMC Corporation's key competitors?

Who are FMC Corporation's key executives?

FMC Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Pierre R. Brondeau Ph.D., Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Paul W. Graves, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Mark A. Douglas, President of FMC Agricultural Solutions
  • Eric W. Norris, President of Health and Nutrition Business
  • Andrea E. Utecht, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Eduardo E. Cordeiro, Independent Director
  • G. Peter D'Aloia, Independent Director
  • C. Scott Greer, Independent Director
  • K'Lynne Johnson, Independent Director
  • Dirk A. Kempthorne, Independent Director

Who owns FMC Corporation stock?

FMC Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Oakbrook Investments LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own FMC Corporation stock include Andrea E Utecht, Dirk A Kempthorne, Eric Norris, Mark Douglas and William Howard Powell. View Institutional Ownership Trends for FMC Corporation.

Who bought FMC Corporation stock? Who is buying FMC Corporation stock?

FMC Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oakbrook Investments LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for FMC Corporation.

How do I buy FMC Corporation stock?

Shares of FMC Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is FMC Corporation's stock price today?

One share of FMC Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $94.55.

MarketBeat Community Rating for FMC Corporation (NYSE FMC)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  340 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  329 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  669
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about FMC Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 13 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.72)
Consensus Price Target: $89.50 (5.34% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
Price Target History for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
Analysts' Ratings History for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/16/2017KeyCorpBoost Price TargetBuy$98.00 -> $105.00N/AView Rating Details
10/12/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$108.00N/AView Rating Details
10/11/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$93.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetHold$85.00N/AView Rating Details
9/28/2017Loop CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$102.00LowView Rating Details
9/12/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$86.00LowView Rating Details
8/31/2017Bank of America CorporationUpgradeUnderperform -> Buy$66.00 -> $103.00HighView Rating Details
8/9/2017InstinetUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$78.00 -> $97.00LowView Rating Details
8/8/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncBoost Price TargetPositive$86.00 -> $100.00LowView Rating Details
8/4/2017NomuraUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$78.00 -> $97.00LowView Rating Details
8/3/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$75.00 -> $80.00LowView Rating Details
8/3/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$85.00 -> $93.00MediumView Rating Details
7/18/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$82.00 -> $80.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$85.00HighView Rating Details
4/11/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$62.00 -> $75.00HighView Rating Details
4/3/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.UpgradeHold -> Buy$58.00 -> $82.00LowView Rating Details
3/13/2017Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
12/12/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$54.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
Earnings by Quarter for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
Earnings History by Quarter for FMC Corporation (NYSE FMC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/6/2017$0.66N/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2017Q2 2017$0.47$0.48$614.01 million$656.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2017Q1 2017$0.56$0.43$742.50 million$596.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2017Q416$0.89$0.88$915.55 million$865.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$0.59$0.67$674.10 million$808.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2016Q216$0.68$0.69$889.70 million$810.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2016Q116$0.53$0.58$779.12 million$798.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/10/2016Q415$0.63$0.77$954.55 million$899.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$0.38$0.42$985.39 million$831.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.70$0.70$952.77 million$887.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/11/2015Q1$0.68$0.62$780.23 million$659.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2015Q414$1.00$1.12$1.18 million$1.09 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.96$0.95$1.06 billion$1.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q214$1.02$1.01$961.12 million$987.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q114$0.95$0.95$927.24 million$942.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q413$0.94$1.05$1.07 billion$1.13 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q313$0.82$0.82$976.54 million$957.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2013Q2 2013$0.94$0.94$964.32 million$959.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q1 2013$1.07$1.10$1.04 billion$990.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q4 2012$0.81$0.81$1.01 billion$1,000.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2012Q312$0.78$0.79$931.38 million$902.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2012$0.89$0.92ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2012$1.85$1.94ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2011$1.35$1.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2011$1.50$1.53ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2011$1.44$1.49ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2011$1.03$1.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.62
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.45
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20175$0.55$0.58$0.56
Q2 20175$0.45$0.85$0.55
Q3 20175$0.60$0.64$0.63
Q4 20175$0.85$0.91$0.88
Q1 20182$0.46$1.13$0.80
Q2 20182$0.62$1.23$0.93
Q3 20181$0.74$0.74$0.74
Q4 20181$0.99$0.99$0.99
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
Most Recent Dividend:10/19/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.66
Dividend Yield:0.70%
Dividend Growth:-2.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:188.58% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
27.27% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
13.15% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)

Dividend History by Quarter for FMC Corporation (NYSE FMC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.10%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 90.46%
Insider Trades by Quarter for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
Insider Trades by Quarter for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/14/2017Dirk A KempthorneDirectorBuy219$89.77$19,659.63View SEC Filing  
8/29/2017Andrea E UtechtVPSell14,174$84.00$1,190,616.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2017Mark DouglasInsiderSell12,697$75.82$962,686.54View SEC Filing  
5/17/2017Eric NorrisInsiderSell11,358$75.75$860,368.50View SEC Filing  
5/15/2017Andrea E UtechtVPSell14,434$74.62$1,077,065.08View SEC Filing  
5/12/2017William Howard PowellDirectorSell3,000$72.73$218,190.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016Andrea E UtechtVPSell14,388$48.72$700,983.36View SEC Filing  
3/3/2016Mark DouglasInsiderSell10,480$38.22$400,545.60View SEC Filing  
9/1/2015Paul J NorrisDirectorBuy7,000$41.02$287,140.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2015Paul W GravesCFOBuy3,342$40.84$136,487.28View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Michael SmithVPSell12,376$77.56$959,882.56View SEC Filing  
8/13/2013Graham WoodVPSell22,759$65.96$1,501,183.64View SEC Filing  
11/1/2012Graham R WoodVPSell11,612$54.17$629,022.04View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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FMC Corporation (FMC) Chart for Sunday, October, 22, 2017

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