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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.14
CLW's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CLW: 0.14 )
CLW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.29
Current: 0.14

0
1.29
Equity to Asset 0.35
CLW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CLW: 0.35 )
CLW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.35

0.27
0.45
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.43
M-Score: -2.50
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.26
CLW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. CLW: 5.26 )
CLW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 23.79
Current: 5.26

2.27
23.79
Net-margin (%) 5.66
CLW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. CLW: 5.66 )
CLW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 14.6
Current: 5.66

0.78
14.6
ROE (%) 17.68
CLW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. CLW: 17.68 )
CLW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.38   Max: 50.16
Current: 17.68

5.38
50.16
ROA (%) 6.13
CLW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. CLW: 6.13 )
CLW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 19.26
Current: 6.13

1.43
19.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.51
CLW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. CLW: 8.51 )
CLW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.28   Max: 47.53
Current: 8.51

5.28
47.53
Revenue Growth (%) 13.50
CLW's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. CLW: 13.50 )
CLW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.3
Current: 13.5

0
14.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 11.20
CLW's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. CLW: 11.20 )
CLW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 34.3
Current: 11.2

0
34.3
EPS Growth (%) 15.40
CLW's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. CLW: 15.40 )
CLW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 56.9
Current: 15.4

0
56.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CLW Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 50,774 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 545,223 sh (+9.15%)
John Keeley 449,000 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 70,739 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,640,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,809,500 sh (-18.31%)
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Q2 2013

CLW Guru Trades in Q2 2013

NWQ Managers 591,979 sh (+8.58%)
Steven Cohen 1,640,000 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 70,739 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 449,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,255,876 sh (-30.6%)
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Q3 2013

CLW Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 18,800 sh (New)
John Keeley 515,000 sh (+14.7%)
Steven Cohen 1,790,000 sh (+9.15%)
Michael Price 70,739 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 587,856 sh (-0.7%)
Chuck Royce 596,021 sh (-52.54%)
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Q4 2013

CLW Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 4,371 sh (New)
John Keeley 588,000 sh (+14.17%)
NWQ Managers 612,942 sh (+4.27%)
Steven Cohen 1,840,000 sh (+2.79%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons 18,100 sh (-3.72%)
Michael Price 10,000 sh (-85.86%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CLW

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Michael Price 2013-12-31 Reduce -85.86%0.39%$47.41 - $53.11 $ 61.1819%10000
Michael Price 2012-06-30 New Buy0.35%$30.13 - $34.49 $ 61.1891%70739
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$31.9 - $37.3 $ 61.18244%0
John Keeley 2011-09-30 Reduce -55.85%0.21%$32.825 - $38.13 $ 61.1875%584450
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy0.01%$32.825 - $38.13 $ 61.1875%12100
John Keeley 2011-06-30 Add 87.85%0.17%$15.45 - $20.5 $ 61.18242%330910
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $15.45 - $20.5 $ 61.18242%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Sold Out $37.07 - $41.1 $ 61.1855%0
George Soros 2011-03-31 New Buy$37.07 - $41.1 $ 61.1855%2600
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.40
CLW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. CLW: 12.40 )
CLW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 27.52
Current: 12.4

3.1
27.52
P/B 2.10
CLW's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CLW: 2.10 )
CLW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.39
Current: 2.1

0.38
2.39
P/S 0.70
CLW's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. CLW: 0.70 )
CLW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.7

0.06
0.79
PFCF 29.30
CLW's PFCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.18 vs. CLW: 29.30 )
CLW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.34   Max: 42.36
Current: 29.3

2.34
42.36
EV-to-EBIT 18.90
CLW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. CLW: 18.90 )
CLW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 20
Current: 18.9

1.5
20
PEG 2.10
CLW's PEG is ranked higher than
54% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CLW: 2.10 )
CLW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 449.33
Current: 2.1

0.4
449.33
Shiller P/E 17.20
CLW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. CLW: 17.20 )
CLW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.89   Max: 18.42
Current: 17.2

11.89
18.42

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.80
CLW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
74% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CLW: 3.80 )
CLW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 4.93
Current: 3.8

0.53
4.93
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
CLW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
67% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CLW: 1.00 )
CLW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 0.89
Current: 1

0.86
0.89
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
CLW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CLW: 1.40 )
CLW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 1.35
Current: 1.4

0.15
1.35
Price/Graham Number 1.40
CLW's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
52% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CLW: 1.40 )
CLW' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.4

0.48
1.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
CLW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CLW: 5.30 )
CLW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5   Max: 65.5
Current: 5.3

5
65.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.65
CLW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. CLW: 3.65 )
CLW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4   Max: 43.7
Current: 3.65

4
43.7

Business Description

Industry: Forest Products » Paper & Paper Products
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Clearwater Paper Corp is a Delaware corporation. The Company is a North American producer of private label tissue and paperboard products. It manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, or AFH, parent roll tissue, machine-glazed tissue, foam, bleached paperboard, and pulp at 15 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Canada. Its private label tissue products, such as facial and bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, are used primarily at-home and are principally sold to major retailers and wholesale distributors, which include grocery, drug, mass merchant and discount stores. The Company's businesses are organized into two operating segments: Consumer Products and Pulp and Paperboard. Its Consumer Products segment manufactures and markets consumer private label tissue products in each tissue category, including bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins and facial tissue. It also manufactures AFH products, machine-glazed tissue, parent rolls for external sales and foam products. Consumer Tissue Products, the U.S. tissue market can be divided into two market segments: the at-home or consumer retail purchase segment, which represents approximately two-thirds of U.S. tissue sales; and the AFH segment, which represents the remainder of U.S. tissue market sales and includes locations such as airports, restaurants, hotels and office buildings. The Company's Pulp and Paperboard segment manufactures and markets bleached paperboard for the high-end segment of the packaging industry and are a producer of solid bleach sulfate paperboard, or SBS. This segment also produces softwood market pulp, which is used as the basis for many paper products, and slush pulp, which it supplies to its Consumer Products segment. The Company competes with the branded tissue products producers, such as Procter & Gamble, and branded label producers who manufacture branded and private label products, such as Georgia-Pacific and Kimberly-Clark. The Company's operating facilities are subject to rigorous federal and state environmental regulation governing air emissions, wastewater discharges, and solid and hazardous waste management.

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