3M Company: Many Red Flags, Not Just Litigation

Aug. 29, 2022 1:01 PM ET3M Company (MMM)GE, SHLDQ, GM, SIX, IBM, JNK, TOSBF, TOSYY, T, ASH, VVV71 Comments

Summary

  • Lawsuits, forever chemicals, competition, and many other factors are toppling the industrial conglomerate 3M Company.
  • A fate worse than death awaits investors in 3M: stagnation and indecisiveness.
  • Instead of clinging on to hope for the future, just sell 3M and walk away. "Take the L" as the kids say nowadays.
  • Especially because the reasons to buy 3M can be found in other outperforming assets.

Prague, Czech republic - May 22, 2017: 3M company logo on headquarters building

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3M Is Joining Bad Company

Unfortunately, certain once powerful companies tend to struggle at the end of their lives. The years of death throes from companies like 3M (NYSE:MMM), General Electric (GE), Sears (OTC:SHLDQ

Five year total return of the underperforming conglomerate group

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3M quarterly revenue and ebitda, with 10 year CAGR

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3M balance sheet data

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3M leverage, dividend yield, and payout ratio

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MMM Stock Dividend Safety Grade

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A snippet from Moody's credit assessment of 3M

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3M expenses breakdown

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3M vs JNK past 5 years

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3M Valuation

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