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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.10
GEF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. GEF: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
GEF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.08 Max: N/A
Current: 0.1
Equity-to-Asset 0.30
GEF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. GEF: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
GEF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.3
0.29
0.75
Interest Coverage 3.31
GEF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
76% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.72 vs. GEF: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GEF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.58  Med: 3.91 Max: 7.7
Current: 3.31
2.58
7.7
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 2.90
Beneish M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
11.68%
6.87%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 7.41
GEF's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
60% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. GEF: 7.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
GEF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.33  Med: 7.47 Max: 10.09
Current: 7.41
5.33
10.09
Net Margin % 2.71
GEF's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
63% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. GEF: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
GEF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.99  Med: 3.7 Max: 6.38
Current: 2.71
1.99
6.38
ROE % 9.51
GEF's ROE % is ranked higher than
57% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.02 vs. GEF: 9.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
GEF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.66  Med: 11.03 Max: 23.52
Current: 9.51
6.66
23.52
ROA % 2.87
GEF's ROA % is ranked lower than
57% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. GEF: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
GEF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.06  Med: 3.86 Max: 8.96
Current: 2.87
2.06
8.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 16.44
GEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
60% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.21 vs. GEF: 16.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
GEF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.15  Med: 17.18 Max: 30.58
Current: 16.44
12.15
30.58
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -7.80
GEF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
85% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. GEF: -7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
GEF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.8  Med: 13 Max: 26.4
Current: -7.8
-7.8
26.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -10.90
GEF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. GEF: -10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
GEF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.9  Med: 6.2 Max: 35.9
Current: -10.9
-10.9
35.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -19.70
GEF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
83% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. GEF: -19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
GEF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.2  Med: -7.6 Max: 206.6
Current: -19.7
-60.2
206.6
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

GEF Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 145,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,800 sh (+121.63%)
Joel Greenblatt 20,512 sh (+20.41%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 107,408 sh (+16.01%)
Mario Gabelli 941,990 sh (+0.13%)
PRIMECAP Management 190,400 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 951,012 sh (-1.62%)
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Q2 2016

GEF Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Joel Greenblatt 242,486 sh (+1082.17%)
PRIMECAP Management 190,400 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 941,665 sh (-0.03%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 107,315 sh (-0.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,141 sh (-13.43%)
Chuck Royce 649,544 sh (-31.70%)
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Q3 2016

GEF Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 13,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 253,233 sh (+4.43%)
PRIMECAP Management 190,400 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 649,544 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 935,765 sh (-0.63%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 104,678 sh (-2.46%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,204 sh (-40.47%)
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Q4 2016

GEF Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 50,100 sh (+282.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,266 sh (+0.61%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 104,374 sh (-0.29%)
Mario Gabelli 921,165 sh (-1.56%)
PRIMECAP Management 170,000 sh (-10.71%)
Joel Greenblatt 217,020 sh (-14.30%)
Chuck Royce 514,144 sh (-20.85%)
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Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers    NAICS: 322220    SIC: 2679
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Traded in other countries:GR3.Germany,
Greif Inc produces industrial packaging products with manufacturing facilities located in over 50 countries. Its products are steel, fibre and plastic drums, intermediate bulk containers, closure systems for industrial packaging and among others.

Greif Inc was founded in 1877 in Cleveland, Ohio, as Vanderwyst and Greif, a cooperage shop co-founded by one of four Greif brothers. The Company is a producer of industrial packaging products and services with manufacturing facilities located in over 50 countries. It offers a comprehensive line of rigid industrial packaging products, such as steel, fibre and plastic drums, rigid intermediate bulk containers, closure systems for industrial packaging products, transit protection products, water bottles and remanufactured and reconditioned industrial containers, and services, such as container life cycle management, blending, filling, logistics, warehousing and other packaging services. It also produces containerboard and corrugated products for niche markets in North America. The Company is also a producer of flexible intermediate bulk containers. 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 land, which consists of surplus land, higher and use land, and development land. Its customers are from Fortune 500 companies to medium and small-sized companies in a cross section of industries. The Company operates in five business segments, which are aggregated into four reportable business segments: Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services; Paper Packaging; Flexible Products & Services; and Land Management. In the Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services segment, it is a producer of rigid industrial packaging products, including steel, fibre and plastic drums, rigid intermediate bulk containers, closure systems for industrial packaging products, transit protection products, water bottles and remanufactured and reconditioned industrial containers, and services, such as container life cycle management, blending, filling, logistics, warehousing and other packaging services. It sells its rigid industrial packaging products to customers in industries such as chemicals, paints and pigments, food and beverage, petroleum, industrial coatings, agricultural, pharmaceutical and mineral products, among others. In the Paper Packaging segment, it sells containerboard, corrugated sheets, corrugated containers and other corrugated products to customers in North America in industries such as packaging, automotive, food and building products. Its corrugated container products are used to ship such diverse products as home appliances, small machinery, grocery products, automotive components, books and furniture, as well as numerous other applications. In the Flexible Products & Services segment, it is a producer of flexible intermediate bulk containers and related services. Its flexible intermediate bulk containers consist of a polypropylene-based woven fabric that is produced at its production sites, as well as sourced from strategic regional suppliers. Its flexible products are sold globally and service custo

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 34.38
GEF's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.15 vs. GEF: 34.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
GEF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.27  Med: 21.58 Max: 61.35
Current: 34.38
7.27
61.35
Forward PE Ratio 18.25
GEF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.95 vs. GEF: 18.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 34.38
GEF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
79% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.13 vs. GEF: 34.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
GEF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.27  Med: 21.58 Max: 61.35
Current: 34.38
7.27
61.35
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 24.30
GEF's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
72% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. GEF: 24.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
GEF' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.39  Med: 21.18 Max: 287.39
Current: 24.3
6.39
287.39
PB Ratio 3.29
GEF's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. GEF: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
GEF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.44 Max: 3.64
Current: 3.29
1.23
3.64
PS Ratio 0.93
GEF's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. GEF: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
GEF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.76 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.93
0.41
1.32
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 17.77
GEF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
56% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.73 vs. GEF: 17.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
GEF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.69  Med: 27.26 Max: 473.88
Current: 17.77
7.69
473.88
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 11.15
GEF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
60% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.71 vs. GEF: 11.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
GEF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.93  Med: 11.78 Max: 24.13
Current: 11.15
4.93
24.13
EV-to-EBIT 17.22
GEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.06 vs. GEF: 17.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GEF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 14.8 Max: 21.3
Current: 17.22
6.4
21.3
EV-to-EBITDA 11.32
GEF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. GEF: 11.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GEF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 10.3 Max: 14.5
Current: 11.32
5
14.5
Shiller PE Ratio 21.27
GEF's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 24.25 vs. GEF: 21.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
GEF' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.23  Med: 20.71 Max: 47.99
Current: 21.27
9.23
47.99
Current Ratio 1.67
GEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. GEF: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GEF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.62 Max: 3.63
Current: 1.67
1.02
3.63
Quick Ratio 1.18
GEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. GEF: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GEF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.12 Max: 2.86
Current: 1.18
0.7
2.86
Days Inventory 39.72
GEF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 60.00 vs. GEF: 39.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GEF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.09  Med: 41.14 Max: 43.72
Current: 39.72
30.09
43.72
Days Sales Outstanding 42.34
GEF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 67.98 vs. GEF: 42.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GEF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.28  Med: 42.42 Max: 50.63
Current: 42.34
37.28
50.63
Days Payable 45.40
GEF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
59% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 52.92 vs. GEF: 45.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GEF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.01  Med: 51.12 Max: 61.86
Current: 45.4
44.01
61.86

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.15
GEF's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
82% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. GEF: 3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
GEF' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 3.14 Max: 7
Current: 3.15
1.01
7
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.07
GEF's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. GEF: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
GEF' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.74 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.07
0.32
1.37
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.08
GEF's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
78% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. GEF: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.08
GEF's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
67% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. GEF: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
GEF' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 3.14 Max: 7
Current: 3.08
1.01
7
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
GEF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. GEF: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GEF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.7  Med: -0.4 Max: 0.9
Current: -0.1
-7.7
0.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 26.67
GEF's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
98% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. GEF: 26.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
GEF' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 4.36 Max: 201.88
Current: 26.67
1.3
201.88
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.62
GEF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. GEF: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
GEF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.36 Max: 11.48
Current: 1.62
0.62
11.48
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.23
GEF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. GEF: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
GEF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.23
0.43
2.05
Price-to-Graham-Number 6.39
GEF's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
95% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. GEF: 6.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
GEF' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 2.49 Max: 12.65
Current: 6.39
0.68
12.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.81
GEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
58% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.04 vs. GEF: 5.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
GEF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 6.7 Max: 15.6
Current: 5.81
4.7
15.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -6.76
GEF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
77% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. GEF: -6.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
GEF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.4  Med: 9.4 Max: 32.1
Current: -6.76
-7.4
32.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,373
EPS (TTM) $ 1.56
Beta1.60
Short Percentage of Float2.55%
52-Week Range $30.39 - 60.55
Shares Outstanding (Mil)58.83

Analyst Estimate

Oct17 Oct18
Revenue (Mil $) 3,554 3,696
EPS ($) 2.99 3.34
EPS without NRI ($) 2.99 3.34
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
10.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

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