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Diversified products conglomerate 3M saw a slight drop in net income in 2016, but has a five-year plan to increase earnings-per-share by between 8 and 11 percent by 2020. The Minnesota-based company recently opened a new science center where it plans to work on new innovations across its all of its business divisions. The diversity of the product offerings from 3M is truly impressive; the company makes everything rom Scotch tape and Command adhesives to Post-It notes to home organization products, not to mention specialized products for industries ranging from orthodontistry to aerospace engineering.


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St. Paul, MN

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Key Financials (last fiscal year)
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Revenues ($M)$30,274-4.9%
Profits ($M)$4,833-2.5%
Assets ($M)$32,718
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$11,708
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$100,946
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues16.0%
Profits as % of Assets14.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity41.3%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)7.58
EPS % Change (from 2014)1.2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)6.1%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)6.3%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2015)-5.9%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)14.6%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)9.7%
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