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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 0.06
GEF.B's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. GEF.B: 0.06 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.32
GEF.B's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. GEF.B: 0.32 )
GEF.B' 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.B's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. GEF.B: 4.05 )
GEF.B' 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: -2.54
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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Operating margin (%) 7.80
GEF.B's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. GEF.B: 7.80 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 11.75
Current: 7.8

2.96
11.75
Net-margin (%) 3.38
GEF.B's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. GEF.B: 3.38 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 8.36
Current: 3.38

0.5
8.36
ROE (%) 11.48
GEF.B's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.11 vs. GEF.B: 11.48 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 22.9
Current: 11.48

1.66
22.9
ROA (%) 3.79
GEF.B's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. GEF.B: 3.79 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 12.85
Current: 3.79

0.52
12.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.14
GEF.B's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.45 vs. GEF.B: 20.14 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.92   Max: 29.78
Current: 20.14

4.92
29.78
Revenue Growth (%) 7.80
GEF.B's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. GEF.B: 7.80 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 70
Current: 7.8

0
70
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.90
GEF.B's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. GEF.B: 3.90 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -33   Max: 97.8
Current: 3.9

-33
97.8
EPS Growth (%) -10.20
GEF.B's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. GEF.B: -10.20 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -60.5   Max: 123.7
Current: -10.2

-60.5
123.7
» GEF.B's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

GEF.B Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Mario Gabelli 12,100 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 114,881 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

GEF.B Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 12,600 sh (+4.13%)
PRIMECAP Management 114,881 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2013

GEF.B Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 5,000 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 117,581 sh (+2.35%)
Mario Gabelli 12,600 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

GEF.B Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 6,200 sh (+24%)
Mario Gabelli 12,600 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 117,581 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GEF.B

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 49.38%$44 - $49.84 $ 5722%12100
PRIMECAP Management 2012-06-30 Add 216.81%0.01%$42.75 - $57.23 $ 5714%114749
PRIMECAP Management 2011-09-30 Add 284.83%$43 - $62.45 $ 577%30786
PRIMECAP Management 2011-06-30 New Buy$58 - $62.08 $ 57-4%8000
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -98.39%$59.4 - $62.85 $ 57-7%7100
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.00
GEF.B's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. GEF.B: 16.00 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.22   Max: 105.03
Current: 16

4.22
105.03
P/B 2.00
GEF.B's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. GEF.B: 2.00 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3.41
Current: 2

0.76
3.41
P/S 0.60
GEF.B's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. GEF.B: 0.60 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.6

0.19
1.28
PFCF 25.40
GEF.B's PFCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. GEF.B: 25.40 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.01   Max: 348.64
Current: 25.4

4.01
348.64
EV-to-EBIT 11.10
GEF.B's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.68 vs. GEF.B: 11.10 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 50.3
Current: 11.1

4.6
50.3
PEG 2.00
GEF.B's PEG is ranked higher than
62% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. GEF.B: 2.00 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 16.97
Current: 2

0.27
16.97
Shiller P/E 11.30
GEF.B's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.36 vs. GEF.B: 11.30 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.79   Max: 48.68
Current: 11.3

8.79
48.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.40
GEF.B's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. GEF.B: 4.40 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 5.35
Current: 4.4

0.82
5.35
Dividend Payout 0.78
GEF.B's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
57% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. GEF.B: 0.78 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 12.67
Current: 0.78

0.08
12.67
Dividend growth (3y) 1.60
GEF.B's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
63% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

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

0
48.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.98
GEF.B's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
83% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. GEF.B: 4.98 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 6.05
Current: 4.98

0.93
6.05
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
GEF.B's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. GEF.B: -0.10 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 33.3   Max: -40.6
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 64.00
GEF.B's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. GEF.B: 64.00 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 119.89
Current: 64

0.88
119.89
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
GEF.B's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
61% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GEF.B: 1.30 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 11.48
Current: 1.3

0.41
11.48
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
GEF.B's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GEF.B: 1.20 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 4.05
Current: 1.2

0.38
4.05
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.50
GEF.B's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. GEF.B: 3.50 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 5.76
Current: 3.5

0.12
5.76
Price/Graham Number 7.10
GEF.B's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
87% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GEF.B: 7.10 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 9.65
Current: 7.1

0.48
9.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.00
GEF.B's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. GEF.B: 9.00 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 21.8
Current: 9

2
21.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.87
GEF.B's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. GEF.B: 10.87 )
GEF.B' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.7   Max: 27.9
Current: 10.87

-5.7
27.9

Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers
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Traded in other countries:GR3.Germany
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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