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: $12.25397 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 134,128,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $85.49
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $75.38
  • 52 Week Range: $45.77 - $92.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 273.41
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.54
  • P/E Growth: 2.26
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.31 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.73
  • Book Value: $15.00 per share
  • Price / Book: 6.14
  • Annual Dividend: $0.66
  • Dividend Yield: 0.7%
  • EBIDTA: $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: 1.05 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.6
  • 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. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of $0.165 per share on Thursday, October 19th. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.01. The firm earned $656.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $614.01 million. FMC Corporation had a net margin of 1.58% and a return on equity of 16.51%. The company's revenue was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $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 EPS estimate of $2.44.

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

16 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for FMC Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $103.00. On average, they anticipate FMC Corporation's share price to reach $87.25 in the next year. 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.’s adjusted earnings and sales for second-quarter 2017 beat the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate.  FMC Corp. has outperformed the industry it belongs to over a year. The company should gain from its efforts to expand product portfolio. It is also 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. However, FMC Corp. is faced with challenging agriculture market fundamentals, especially in North America. It is also exposed to headwind from weak prices. The company’s stretched valuation is another concern." (8/4/2017)
  • 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)

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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Fairpointe Capital LLC (1.17%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (1.10%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.55%), Lord Abbett & CO. LLC (0.34%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.24%) and Rhumbline Advisers (0.20%). 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 sold FMC Corporation stock? Who is selling FMC Corporation stock?

FMC Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Fairpointe Capital LLC, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX, Nationwide Fund Advisors and Tandem Investment Advisors Inc.. Company insiders that have sold FMC Corporation stock in the last year include Andrea E Utecht, Eric Norris, Mark Douglas and William Howard Powell. View Insider Buying and Selling 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 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Schroder Investment Management Group, Dorsey Wright & Associates, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Rhumbline Advisers, Sandhill Capital Partners LLC, Atlantic Trust Group LLC and US Bancorp DE. 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 $92.14.

MarketBeat Community Rating for FMC Corporation (NYSE FMC)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  316 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  317 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  633
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, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.69)
Consensus Price Target: $87.25 (5.31% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/15/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$100.00MediumView Rating Details
9/12/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$86.00LowView Rating Details
9/5/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$85.00LowView 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
8/4/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$83.00 -> $93.00LowView 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
6/29/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/14/2015MacquarieLower Price TargetNeutral$45.00 -> $42.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/20/2015 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$0.62
Q4 20175$0.85$0.94$0.89
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)
Next Dividend:10/19/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.66
Dividend Yield:0.72%
Dividend Growth:-2.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:188.58% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
27.27% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
13.28% (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: 90.35%
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)


Headline Trends for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
Latest Headlines for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)
DateHeadline logoWhat Analysts Think about FMC Corporation - September 19 at 6:43 PM logoAgree To Purchase FMC Corp. At $82.50, Earn 6.4% Annualized Using Options - September 18 at 3:56 PM logoAlbemarle’s New Technology Increased Lithium Production in Chile - September 18 at 3:56 PM logoLithium and battery-themed ETF jumps to six-year high - September 18 at 3:56 PM logoFMC Corporation (FMC) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - September 17 at 5:02 AM logoFMC Corporation's (FMC) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group LLC - September 16 at 4:04 PM logoFMC Corporation (FMC) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.63 Per Share - September 16 at 8:34 AM logoFMC Corporation (FMC) Director Dirk A. Kempthorne Buys 219 Shares - September 15 at 4:48 PM logoPiedmont Secures Additional Lithium Mineral Rights - September 14 at 1:15 AM logoFMC (FMC) Presents at Credit Suisse Basic Materials Brokers Conference (Transcript) - September 13 at 12:34 AM logoFMC Corporation (FMC) Earns Hold Rating from Robert W. Baird - September 12 at 9:28 PM logoMonsanto And Imminent Growth Are Now Synonymous - September 12 at 7:33 PM logoFMC Corp. To Present At Credit Suisse Conference; Webcast At 12:15 P:M ET - September 12 at 7:33 PM logoH.B. Fuller to Acquire Royal Adhesives and Sealants - September 12 at 7:33 PM logoLithium ETF Gains 5% Monday, Pushes 46% YTD Gain - September 12 at 7:32 PM logoHere's Why FMC Corp Rose 11.5% in August - September 8 at 7:10 PM logoFMC Is Still in an Uptrend But Momentum Has Slowed - September 8 at 7:10 PM logoHere's Why FMC Corp Rose 11.5% in August - September 8 at 4:29 PM logoEquities Analysts Set Expectations for FMC Corporation's Q3 2017 Earnings (FMC) - September 8 at 6:00 AM logoTronox Pigments (Netherlands) B.V. -- Moody's upgrades Tronox's CFR to B1; rates $2.6 billion in proposed debt - September 7 at 6:53 PM logoFMC Corporation Forecasted to Earn Q1 2018 Earnings of $1.13 Per Share (FMC) - September 7 at 10:48 AM logoFMC Corporation (FMC) Earns "Hold" Rating from Piper Jaffray Companies - September 5 at 9:10 PM logoFMC Up 11.5% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? - Nasdaq - September 2 at 5:19 AM logoFMC Up 11.5% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? - September 1 at 7:04 PM logoAlbemarle: Wall Street’s Views and Recommendations - September 1 at 7:04 PM logoFMC Corporation's Paul Graves to Speak at the Credit Suisse Basic Materials Conference - September 1 at 7:04 PM logoCramer Remix: This is the only company that can stop Face... - August 31 at 11:43 PM logoJim Cramer on Wells Fargo, Costco, ... - August 31 at 6:39 PM logoDuPont merges with Dow, and scientists lost find a new home [] - August 31 at 6:39 PM logoJim Cramer on Wells Fargo, Costco, Five Below, General Electric, Uber, FMC Corp, Starbucks and Analog Devices - August 31 at 6:39 PM logoAlbemarle Stock Continues Upward Surge after 2Q17 Earnings - August 31 at 6:39 PM logoAlbemarle Annouces 3Q17 Dividend - August 31 at 6:39 PM logoFMC Stock's Impressive Rally Has Another 20% to Gain: Jim Cramer - August 31 at 6:39 PM logoFMC Corp. hiked to Buy from Sell at BofA as ag outlook seen improving - August 31 at 12:58 PM logoFMC Corporation (FMC) Raised to "Buy" at Bank of America Corporation - August 31 at 12:34 PM logoFMC Corporation (FMC) VP Sells $1,190,616.00 in Stock - August 30 at 4:20 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate FMC Corporation (FMC) to Post $0.63 Earnings Per Share - August 28 at 8:08 PM logoThe Klein Law Firm Notifies Investors of Commencement of a Class Action Filed on Behalf of TechnipFMC plc Shareholders and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of October 2, 2017 - August 25 at 11:54 AM logoFTI EQUITY ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notifies Investors of a Class Action Involving TechnipFMC plc and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of October 2, 2017 - August 24 at 3:10 PM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of TechnipFMC plc of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of October 2, 2017 – FTI - August 23 at 12:10 PM logoFMC Corporation (FMC) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - August 23 at 3:30 AM logoTracking Larry Robbins' Glenview Capital Management Portfolio - Q2 2017 Update - Seeking Alpha - August 22 at 4:15 AM logoCelanese Increased Vinyl Acetate Monomer Prices - August 21 at 6:11 PM logoAgribusiness Stocks: Analyst Rating Updates for August 2017 - August 21 at 6:11 PM logoFMC Corporation 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - August 18 at 6:37 PM logoInternational Flavors and Fragrances Raises Quarterly Dividend 8% - August 18 at 6:37 PM logoETFs with exposure to FMC Corp. : August 18, 2017 - August 18 at 6:37 PM logoFMC Corp (FMC) Touches New 52-Week High: What's Driving It? - August 17 at 7:59 PM logoFMC Corp (FMC) Touches New 52-Week High: What's Driving It? - August 17 at 7:59 PM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: FMC Corp. Announced Q2 Results Beating Revenues and Earnings Estimates - August 16 at 6:48 PM



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