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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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Cash to Debt 0.15
GRIF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. GRIF: 0.15 )
GRIF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.15

Equity to Asset 0.53
GRIF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. GRIF: 0.53 )
GRIF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.53

0.53
0.9
Interest Coverage 0.63
GRIF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 30.72 vs. GRIF: 0.63 )
GRIF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 5.17
Current: 0.63

0.12
5.17
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.18
M-Score: -3.73
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) 9.54
GRIF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. GRIF: 9.54 )
GRIF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -25.15   Max: 15.85
Current: 9.54

-25.15
15.85
Net-margin (%) -22.80
GRIF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. GRIF: -22.80 )
GRIF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -22.8   Max: 75.09
Current: -22.8

-22.8
75.09
ROE (%) -5.93
GRIF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. GRIF: -5.93 )
GRIF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.84   Max: 23.1
Current: -5.93

-6.84
23.1
ROA (%) -3.15
GRIF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. GRIF: -3.15 )
GRIF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.56   Max: 17.52
Current: -3.15

-4.56
17.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 79.92
GRIF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 9.81 vs. GRIF: 79.92 )
GRIF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -31.63   Max: 79.92
Current: 79.92

-31.63
79.92
Revenue Growth (%) -9.40
GRIF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. GRIF: -9.40 )
GRIF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.3   Max: 36.5
Current: -9.4

-27.3
36.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 58.90
GRIF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. GRIF: 58.90 )
GRIF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -56   Max: 103.2
Current: 58.9

-56
103.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

GRIF Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Mario Gabelli 1,021,933 sh (+0.85%)
Chuck Royce 70,274 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

GRIF Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 1,024,153 sh (+0.22%)
Chuck Royce 70,274 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2013

GRIF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 1,038,032 sh (+1.36%)
Chuck Royce 64,274 sh (-8.54%)
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Q4 2013

GRIF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 1,046,022 sh (+0.77%)
Chuck Royce 50,274 sh (-21.78%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GRIF

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -37.73%0.14%$28.03 - $33.05 $ 30.18-3%980356
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Ratios

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P/B 1.60
GRIF's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. GRIF: 1.60 )
GRIF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.78
Current: 1.6

0.55
1.78
P/S 6.25
GRIF's P/S is ranked lower than
81% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. GRIF: 6.25 )
GRIF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 7.2
Current: 6.25

1.5
7.2
PFCF 111.78
GRIF's PFCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 19.28 vs. GRIF: 111.78 )
GRIF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.57   Max: 618.5
Current: 111.78

12.57
618.5
EV-to-EBIT 97.71
GRIF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 14.13 vs. GRIF: 97.71 )
GRIF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 19.9   Max: 340.6
Current: 97.71

19.9
340.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.70
GRIF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
87% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. GRIF: 0.70 )
GRIF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.72
Current: 0.7

0.27
1.72
Dividend growth (3y) -20.60
GRIF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
52% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. GRIF: -20.60 )
GRIF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 58.7
Current: -20.6

0
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.25
GRIF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
97% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. GRIF: 0.25 )
GRIF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.61
Current: 0.25

0.1
0.61
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
GRIF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. GRIF: -0.30 )
GRIF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 17.4   Max: -23.6
Current: -0.3

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.00
GRIF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
71% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. GRIF: 1.00 )
GRIF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 5
Current: 1

0.3
5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.01
GRIF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Agricultural Inputs industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. GRIF: -1.01 )
GRIF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.8   Max: 7.5
Current: -1.01

-12.8
7.5

Business Description

Industry: Agriculture » Agricultural Inputs
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Griffin Land and Nurseries Inc. was incorporated as Culbro Realty and Development Corporation in 1970 and was a wholly owned subsidiary of Culbro Corporation. In early 1997, prior to the Distribution, the Company's name was changed to Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. The Company is engaged in two lines of business: the real estate business comprised of the ownership, construction, leasing and management of commercial and industrial properties and the development of residential subdivisions on real estate owned by Griffin in Connecticut and Massachusetts and the landscape nursery products business comprised of the growing of containerized landscape nursery products for sale mainly to retail garden center operators, landscape nursery mass merchandisers and wholesale sales and service centers, whose main customers are landscape contractors. The Company's real estate division, Griffin Land, is directly engaged in the real estate development business on parts of its land in Connecticut. Griffin Land develops portions of its properties for industrial, commercial and residential use and may also endeavor to sell some of its non-core land holdings either before or after obtaining development approvals. Griffin Land might seek to acquire and develop properties not presently owned and might seek to acquire existing buildings. The landscape nursery operations of the company are operated by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Imperial Nurseries, Inc. Imperial is a grower and, to a small extent, broker of wholesale landscape nursery stock. Imperial grows containerized landscape nursery plants for sale to independent garden centers, rewholesalers, whose main customers are landscape contractors, and mass merchandisers. Imperial's major markets are in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic areas of the United States. Griffin's real estate business competes on the bases of location, price, availability of space, convenience and amenities. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations, an owner or operator of real estate might be required to investigate and clean up hazardous or toxic substances or petroleum product releases at such property.

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