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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
GEF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. GEF: 0.05 )
GEF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05

Equity to Asset 0.31
GEF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. GEF: 0.31 )
GEF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.31

0.29
0.81
Interest Coverage 3.05
GEF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.21 vs. GEF: 3.05 )
GEF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 169
Current: 3.05

1.07
169
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.54
M-Score: -2.74
WACC vs ROIC
9.54%
1.48%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.88
GEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.88 vs. GEF: 5.88 )
GEF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 11.75
Current: 5.88

2.96
11.75
Net-margin (%) 2.24
GEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. GEF: 2.24 )
GEF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 8.36
Current: 2.24

0.5
8.36
ROE (%) 7.64
GEF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.12 vs. GEF: 7.64 )
GEF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 23.52
Current: 7.64

1.66
23.52
ROA (%) 2.42
GEF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. GEF: 2.42 )
GEF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 8.96
Current: 2.42

0.53
8.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.14
GEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.61 vs. GEF: 14.14 )
GEF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.22   Max: 31.29
Current: 14.14

5.22
31.29
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.30
GEF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. GEF: -0.30 )
GEF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 70
Current: -0.3

0
70
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.10
GEF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. GEF: -5.10 )
GEF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 97.8
Current: -5.1

0
97.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -19.90
GEF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. GEF: -19.90 )
GEF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 123.7
Current: -19.9

0
123.7
» GEF's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

GEF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Hussman 10,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 150,693 sh (+32.29%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 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 (-50.00%)
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Q3 2014

GEF Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 52,100 sh (New)
John Burbank 5,314 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,068 sh (+216.98%)
John Hussman 5,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 820,319 sh (-0.09%)
Chuck Royce 1,472,717 sh (-0.30%)
PRIMECAP Management 195,400 sh (-49.76%)
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Q4 2014

GEF Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 103,700 sh (+99.04%)
PRIMECAP Management 195,400 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 797,555 sh (-2.78%)
Chuck Royce 1,415,717 sh (-3.87%)
Chuck Royce 1,415,717 sh (-3.87%)
John Hussman 4,300 sh (-14.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,883 sh (-39.77%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.50
GEF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 33.80 vs. GEF: 20.50 )
GEF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.41   Max: 54.47
Current: 20.5

4.41
54.47
Forward P/E 15.46
GEF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 15.46 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.00
GEF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 33.60 vs. GEF: 20.00 )
GEF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.85   Max: 50.15
Current: 20

4.85
50.15
P/B 1.70
GEF's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. GEF: 1.70 )
GEF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 3.34
Current: 1.7

1.23
3.34
P/S 0.46
GEF's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. GEF: 0.46 )
GEF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.46

0.25
1.28
PFCF 39.20
GEF's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 39.20 )
GEF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.23   Max: 348.64
Current: 39.2

6.23
348.64
POCF 6.98
GEF's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.12 vs. GEF: 6.98 )
GEF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.07   Max: 19.55
Current: 6.98

3.07
19.55
EV-to-EBIT 12.64
GEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 24.55 vs. GEF: 12.64 )
GEF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 50.3
Current: 12.64

4.6
50.3
PEG 6.25
GEF's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 6.25 )
GEF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 147.08
Current: 6.25

0.28
147.08
Shiller P/E 9.50
GEF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 9.50 )
GEF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.94   Max: 48.54
Current: 9.5

8.94
48.54
Current Ratio 1.47
GEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. GEF: 1.47 )
GEF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 4.97
Current: 1.47

1.22
4.97
Quick Ratio 0.95
GEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. GEF: 0.95 )
GEF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 3.68
Current: 0.95

0.79
3.68
Days Inventory 43.41
GEF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
80% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 64.48 vs. GEF: 43.41 )
GEF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 23.12   Max: 43.67
Current: 43.41

23.12
43.67
Days Sales Outstanding 41.12
GEF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 77.46 vs. GEF: 41.12 )
GEF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 37.8   Max: 70.94
Current: 41.12

37.8
70.94

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.25
GEF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
92% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. GEF: 4.25 )
GEF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 5.35
Current: 4.25

0.82
5.35
Dividend Payout 0.88
GEF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. GEF: 0.88 )
GEF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 12.67
Current: 0.88

0.08
12.67
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.72
GEF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. GEF: 4.72 )
GEF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 5.88
Current: 4.72

0.9
5.88
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
GEF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. GEF: -0.20 )
GEF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -40.6
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 17.90
GEF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. GEF: 17.90 )
GEF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 119.89
Current: 17.9

0.9
119.89
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
GEF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 1.00 )
GEF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 11.48
Current: 1

0.42
11.48
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
GEF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. GEF: 0.90 )
GEF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.9
Current: 0.9

0.37
3.9
Price/Graham Number 4.20
GEF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 4.20 )
GEF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 9.65
Current: 4.2

0.48
9.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.90
GEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. GEF: 7.90 )
GEF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 21.7
Current: 7.9

2
21.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.39
GEF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. GEF: 1.39 )
GEF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.5   Max: 28.3
Current: 1.39

-5.5
28.3

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 was incorporated as a Delaware corporation. The Company is an international producer of industrial packaging products with manufacturing facilities located in over 50 countries. It offers various 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. In addition, it sells, from time to time, timberland and special use properties. 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 various industrial packaging products, such as steel, fibre and plastic drums, intermediate bulk containers, closure systems for industrial packaging products, transit protection products, water bottles and reconditioned containers, and services, such as container life cycle services, blending, filling and other packaging services, logistics and warehousing. It sells its industrial packaging products to customers 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 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 & regulations.
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