MeadWestvaco Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)
Meadwestvaco Corporation has a market cap of $5.14 billion; its shares were traded at around $29.61 with a P/E ratio of 20.4 and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of Meadwestvaco Corporation stocks is 3.4%. Meadwestvaco Corporation had an annual average earning growth of 5.5% over the past 5 years.
Highlight of Business Operations:In July 2012, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued new guidance regarding the testing of indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment. The new guidance permits an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the indefinite-lived intangible is impaired as a basis to determining whether it is necessary to perform the required annual impairment test. This accounting guidance is effective for annual and interim impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012; however, early adoption is permitted. The impact of adoption will not have a material effect on the companys consolidated financial statements.
In January 2012, the company adopted new accounting guidance regarding the presentation of comprehensive income. The new guidance requires the presentation of items of net income and comprehensive income in either a single continuous financial statement or in two separate but consecutive financial statements. The company elected to present the items of net income and comprehensive income in two separate but consecutive financial statements. The impact of adoption did not have a material effect on the companys consolidated financial statements.
In December 2011, the FASB issued new accounting guidance regarding additional disclosures for financial instruments that are offset including the gross amount of the asset and liability as well as the impact of any net amount presented in the consolidated financial statements. These provisions are effective for fiscal and interim periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013. The impact of adoption will not have a material effect on the companys consolidated financial statements.
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, there were no other new accounting standards issued by the FASB that would have an impact on the companys consolidated financial statements.
Certain statements in this document and elsewhere by management of the company that are neither reported financial results nor other historical information are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such information includes, without limitation, the business outlook, assessment of market conditions, anticipated financial and operating results, strategies, future plans, contingencies and contemplated transactions of the company. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause or contribute to actual results of company operations, or the performance or achievements of each company, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. In addition to any such risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed elsewhere herein, risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause or contribute to actual results differing materially from those expressed or implied for the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, events or circumstances which affect the ability of MeadWestvaco to realize improvements in operating earnings from the companys ongoing cost reduction initiatives; the ability of MeadWestvaco to close announced and pending transactions; competitive pricing for the companys products; impact from inflation on raw materials, energy and other costs; fluctuations in demand and changes in production capacities; relative growth or decline in the United States and international economies; government policies and regulations, including, but not limited to those affecting the environment, climate change, tax policies and the tobacco industry; the companys continued ability to reach agreement with its unionized employees on collective bargaining agreements; the companys ability to execute its plans to divest or otherwise realize the greater value associated with its land holdings; adverse results in current or future litigation; currency movements; volatility and further deterioration of the capital markets; and other risk factors discussed in the companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and in other filings made from time to time with the SEC. MeadWestvaco undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors are advised, however, to consult any further disclosures made on related subjects in the companys reports filed with the SEC.
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