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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 0.05
GEF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. GEF: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GEF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: N/A
Current: 0.05

Equity to Asset 0.31
GEF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. GEF: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
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 higher than
64% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GEF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 106.8
Current: 3.05

1.07
106.8
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.59
M-Score: -2.74
WACC vs ROIC
9.96%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.88
GEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. GEF: 5.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GEF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 10.18
Current: 5.88

2.96
10.18
Net-margin (%) 2.24
GEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. GEF: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GEF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 7.86
Current: 2.24

0.5
7.86
ROE (%) 7.64
GEF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 vs. GEF: 7.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
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
52% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. GEF: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
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
71% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. GEF: 14.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
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
56% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. GEF: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
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
61% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -24.60 vs. GEF: -5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
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 higher than
61% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -100.00 vs. GEF: -19.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
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

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

John Burbank 5,314 sh (New)
Jim Simons 52,100 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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Q1 2015

GEF Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 48,051 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,953 sh (+147.66%)
Mario Gabelli 968,850 sh (+21.48%)
PRIMECAP Management 195,400 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 4,300 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,253,613 sh (-11.45%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.20
GEF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 32.90 vs. GEF: 21.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GEF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.41   Max: 54.47
Current: 21.2

4.41
54.47
Forward P/E 16.31
GEF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 16.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.40
GEF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
63% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 43.00 vs. GEF: 22.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GEF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.85   Max: 30.11
Current: 22.4

4.85
30.11
P/B 1.90
GEF's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. GEF: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GEF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 3.34
Current: 1.9

1.23
3.34
P/S 0.48
GEF's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. GEF: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GEF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.48

0.26
1.28
PFCF 41.30
GEF's PFCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 41.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
GEF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.23   Max: 348.64
Current: 41.3

6.23
348.64
POCF 7.80
GEF's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 20.07 vs. GEF: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GEF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.07   Max: 19.55
Current: 7.8

3.07
19.55
EV-to-EBIT 13.54
GEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 31.08 vs. GEF: 13.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GEF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 50.3
Current: 13.54

4.6
50.3
PEG 7.00
GEF's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
GEF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 147.08
Current: 7

0.28
147.08
Shiller P/E 10.30
GEF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GEF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.89   Max: 48.93
Current: 10.3

8.89
48.93
Current Ratio 1.47
GEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. GEF: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
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 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. GEF: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
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
74% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 65.52 vs. GEF: 43.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
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
90% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 81.10 vs. GEF: 41.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
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
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.02
GEF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
92% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. GEF: 4.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
GEF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 5.35
Current: 4.02

0.82
5.35
Dividend Payout 0.88
GEF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
52% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. GEF: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
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) 4.39
GEF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. GEF: 4.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
GEF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 5.88
Current: 4.39

0.9
5.88
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
GEF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
GEF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -40.6
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 18.90
GEF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
92% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 18.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GEF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 119.89
Current: 18.9

0.9
119.89
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
GEF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
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
81% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GEF: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GEF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 3.9
Current: 0.9

0.36
3.9
Price/Graham Number 4.40
GEF's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. GEF: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GEF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 9.65
Current: 4.4

0.48
9.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
GEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. GEF: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
GEF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 21.7
Current: 7.6

2
21.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.52
GEF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GEF: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
GEF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.5   Max: 28.3
Current: 0.52

-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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