3M Company

United States of America Country flag United States of America
Sector: Diversified Industrials
Ticker: MMM
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Market multiple valuation of 3M Company ( MMM | USA)

The most common multiple used in the valuation of stocks is the P/Earnings NTM multiple (Price to Earnings). P/E relates the current share price with the market expectations in terms of Earnings Per Share. This multiple is used to compare a company's market value with its earnings. A company with a high P/Earnings NTM is considered to be overvalued; a company with a low P/Earnings NTM is considered to be undervalued.
The P/Earnings NTM ratio of 3M Company is significantly lower than the median of its peer group: around 23.00. The company valuation of 3M Company according to these metrics is way below the market valuation of its peer group.
The P/Earnings NTM ratio of 3M Company is significantly higher than the average of its sector (Diversified Industrials): 12.82. The company valuation of 3M Company according to these metrics is way above the market valuation of its sector.
The P/Earnings NTM ratio of 3M Company is lower than its historical 5-year average: 19.1. The (current) company valuation of 3M Company is therefore below its valuation average over the last five years.

P/E Last P/E (e) 2021P/E NTM
3M CompanyFree trialFree trialFree trial
International PeersFree trialFree trialFree trial
Diversified Industrials14.1814.6512.82
United States of America-1.4110.9111.86
Beta (Ref: DJIA)
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International Peers - 3M Company
Company NameCtryMarket
last (mUSD)
3M CompanyUSA99 455
International Peers Median0.76
Honeywell International...USA140 094
General Electric Compan...USA101 874
Illinois Tool Works Inc...USA74 051
Johnson Controls Intern...IRL54 903
Danaher CorporationUSA223 620
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3M Company
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U.S Patents No. 7,882,001 & 8,082,201
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About Market Multiples

Many methods can be used to value a company. In reality, business valuation is often a combination of these different approaches. One of the most widely used quantitative methods is the market multiples method. The market valuation is utilized generally as a primary market input, to provide an objective starting point for the valuation. Put simply, this method multiplies the sales or profits of a business by an industry averaged multiplier to calculate the Market Value of the business.
Current multiples include:
- Historical multiples based on standardized financials for the last completed fiscal period: Last, Last Twelve Months (LTM);
- Forward multiples based on consensus estimates for the current fiscal period and next ones: Next Twelve Months (NTM), FY0, FY1.
Current multiples based on per-share metrics (such as earnings per share or book value per share) are calculated using the last closing price, while current multiples based on company-level metrics (such as net sales, EBIT or EBITDA) are calculated using the current market cap or EV (Enterprise Value).