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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 0.05
GEF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. GEF: 0.05 )
GEF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05

Equity to Asset 0.32
GEF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. GEF: 0.32 )
GEF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.32

0.29
0.81
Interest Coverage 4.05
GEF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. GEF: 4.05 )
GEF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 169
Current: 4.05

1.07
169
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.46
M-Score: -2.58
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.81
GEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.65 vs. GEF: 6.81 )
GEF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 11.75
Current: 6.81

2.96
11.75
Net-margin (%) 2.58
GEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. GEF: 2.58 )
GEF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 8.36
Current: 2.58

0.5
8.36
ROE (%) 9.08
GEF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.59 vs. GEF: 9.08 )
GEF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 23.52
Current: 9.08

1.66
23.52
ROA (%) 2.91
GEF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. GEF: 2.91 )
GEF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 13.55
Current: 2.91

0.53
13.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.30
GEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.67 vs. GEF: 17.30 )
GEF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.22   Max: 44.91
Current: 17.3

5.22
44.91
Revenue Growth (%) 7.80
GEF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. GEF: 7.80 )
GEF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 70
Current: 7.8

0
70
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.90
GEF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. GEF: 3.90 )
GEF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 97.8
Current: 3.9

0
97.8
EPS Growth (%) -10.20
GEF's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. GEF: -10.20 )
GEF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 123.7
Current: -10.2

0
123.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

GEF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 8,270 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,100 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,502,817 sh (+3.69%)
Joel Greenblatt 162,072 sh (+2.83%)
PRIMECAP Management 394,800 sh (+0.59%)
Mario Gabelli 831,988 sh (-0.61%)
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Q4 2013

GEF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 24,100 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 394,347 sh (-0.11%)
Mario Gabelli 824,969 sh (-0.84%)
Chuck Royce 1,477,117 sh (-1.71%)
Steven Cohen 7,019 sh (-15.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 113,915 sh (-29.71%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,624 sh (-44.32%)
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Q1 2014

GEF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Hussman 10,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 150,693 sh (+32.29%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 823,769 sh (-0.15%)
PRIMECAP Management 393,447 sh (-0.23%)
Chuck Royce 1,463,617 sh (-0.91%)
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Q2 2014

GEF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 5,700 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,477,117 sh (+0.92%)
Mario Gabelli 821,069 sh (-0.33%)
PRIMECAP Management 388,947 sh (-1.14%)
Joel Greenblatt 105,085 sh (-30.27%)
John Hussman 5,000 sh (-50%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GEF

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -30.27%0.04%$51.44 - $55.74 $ 44.22-18%105085
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -50%0.02%$51.44 - $55.74 $ 44.22-18%5000
John Hussman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.04%$48.19 - $53.36 $ 44.22-14%10000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 32.29%0.03%$48.19 - $53.36 $ 44.22-14%150693
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -29.71%0.08%$48.62 - $55.51 $ 44.22-16%113915
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 24.28%0.07%$46.1 - $54.1 $ 44.22-13%157616
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 20.07%0.05%$40 - $45.81 $ 44.224%125693
PRIMECAP Management 2012-12-31 Reduce -24.69%0.01%$40 - $45.81 $ 44.224%412800
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 37.36%0.08%$40.5 - $47.29 $ 44.223%104684
PRIMECAP Management 2012-09-30 Add 41.45%0.01%$40.5 - $47.29 $ 44.223%548100
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 1491.67%0.22%$39.22 - $55.99 $ 44.22-9%76209
PRIMECAP Management 2012-06-30 Add 30.87%0.01%$39.22 - $55.99 $ 44.22-9%387500
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$46.36 - $56.13 $ 44.22-6%4788
PRIMECAP Management 2011-12-31 Add 22.33%$41.65 - $48.81 $ 44.22-3%262400
PRIMECAP Management 2011-09-30 Add 570.31%0.01%$43.27 - $66.88 $ 44.22-20%214500
PRIMECAP Management 2011-06-30 New Buy$61.54 - $67.04 $ 44.22-31%32000
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.40
GEF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.80 vs. GEF: 18.40 )
GEF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.61   Max: 105.03
Current: 18.4

4.61
105.03
P/B 1.70
GEF's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. GEF: 1.70 )
GEF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 3.41
Current: 1.7

1.17
3.41
P/S 0.50
GEF's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. GEF: 0.50 )
GEF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.5

0.23
1.28
PFCF 58.00
GEF's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 81.33 vs. GEF: 58.00 )
GEF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.23   Max: 348.64
Current: 58

6.23
348.64
EV-to-EBIT 11.62
GEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.41 vs. GEF: 11.62 )
GEF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 50.3
Current: 11.62

4.6
50.3
PEG 2.36
GEF's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GEF: 2.36 )
GEF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 16.97
Current: 2.36

0.28
16.97
Shiller P/E 10.50
GEF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 36.67 vs. GEF: 10.50 )
GEF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.08   Max: 48.93
Current: 10.5

9.08
48.93
Current Ratio 1.42
GEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. GEF: 1.42 )
GEF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 4.97
Current: 1.42

1.22
4.97
Quick Ratio 0.95
GEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GEF: 0.95 )
GEF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 3.68
Current: 0.95

0.79
3.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.80
GEF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
91% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. GEF: 3.80 )
GEF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 5.35
Current: 3.8

0.82
5.35
Dividend Payout 0.70
GEF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
58% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. GEF: 0.70 )
GEF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 12.67
Current: 0.7

0.08
12.67
Dividend growth (3y) 1.60
GEF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
64% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. GEF: 1.60 )
GEF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 48.9
Current: 1.6

0
48.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.30
GEF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. GEF: 4.30 )
GEF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 6.05
Current: 4.3

0.93
6.05
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
GEF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. GEF: -0.10 )
GEF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -40.6
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 17.76
GEF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
63% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. GEF: 17.76 )
GEF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 119.89
Current: 17.76

0.88
119.89
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.95
GEF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. GEF: 0.95 )
GEF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 11.48
Current: 0.95

0.41
11.48
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
GEF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. GEF: 0.89 )
GEF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.93
Current: 0.89

0.37
3.93
Price/Graham Number 3.92
GEF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
50% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. GEF: 3.92 )
GEF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 9.65
Current: 3.92

0.48
9.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.60
GEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. GEF: 8.60 )
GEF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 21.7
Current: 8.6

2
21.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.63
GEF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. GEF: 6.63 )
GEF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 27.9
Current: 6.63

-5.7
27.9

Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers
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Greif Inc., was founded in 1877 in Cleveland Ohio, as 'Vanderwyst and Greif,' a cooperage shop co-founded by one of four Greif brothers. In 1926, it incorporated as a Delaware corporation. The Company is a global producer of industrial packaging products with manufacturing facilities located in over 50 countries. It offers a comprehensive line of industrial packaging products, such as steel, fibre and plastic drums, intermediate bulk containers, closure systems for industrial packaging products, transit protection products, and polycarbonate water bottles, and services, such as blending, filling and other packaging services, logistics and warehousing. It also produces containerboard and corrugated products for niche markets in North America. It sells timber to third parties from its timberland in the southeastern United States that it manages to maximize long-term value. It also owns timberland in Canada that it does not actively manage. In addition, it sells, from time to time, timberland and special use land, which consists of surplus land, higher and better use (HBU) land, and development land. The Company's customers range from Fortune 500 companies to medium and small-sized companies in a cross section of industries. In the Industrial Packaging segment, it offers a comprehensive line of industrial packaging products, such as steel, fibre and plastic drums, intermediate bulk containers, closure systems for industrial packaging products, transit protection products, and polycarbonate water bottles, and services, such as blending, filling and other packaging services, logistics and warehousing. It sells its industrial packaging products to customers in over 45 countries in industries such as chemicals, paints and pigments, food and beverage, petroleum, industrial coatings, agricultural, pharmaceutical and mineral, among others. The markets in which it sells its products are highly competitive with many participants. The Company's operations are subject to extensive federal, state, local and international laws, regulations, rules and ordinances relating to pollution, the protection of the environment, the generation, storage, handling, transportation, treatment, disposal and remediation of hazardous substances and waste materials and numerous other environmental laws and regulations.
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