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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
KS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. KS: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.11 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.31
KS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
76% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. KS: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.69
Current: 0.31
0.23
0.69
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.43
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
9.57%
10.19%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.58
KS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. KS: 12.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.78  Med: 12.18 Max: 23.93
Current: 12.58
8.78
23.93
Net-margin (%) 7.22
KS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. KS: 7.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.75  Med: 7.89 Max: 13.68
Current: 7.22
3.75
13.68
ROE (%) 21.57
KS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. KS: 21.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.11  Med: 20.72 Max: 30.32
Current: 21.57
2.11
30.32
ROA (%) 6.20
KS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. KS: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.88  Med: 6.72 Max: 15.64
Current: 6.2
1.88
15.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.72
KS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.15 vs. KS: 17.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.52  Med: 17.66 Max: 37.83
Current: 17.72
-3.52
37.83
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 35.30
KS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. KS: 35.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 12.20 Max: 35.3
Current: 35.3
0
35.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 39.20
KS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. KS: 39.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.9  Med: 14.80 Max: 39.2
Current: 39.2
-14.9
39.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.30
KS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KS: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.1  Med: 24.10 Max: 205.5
Current: 10.3
-17.1
205.5
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

KS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Richard Perry 2,771,666 sh (New)
Scott Black 275,883 sh (New)
John Keeley 1,872,243 sh (+10.58%)
Steven Cohen 132,200 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 212,255 sh (-9.46%)
Jeremy Grantham 176,400 sh (-15.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,451 sh (-51.89%)
Jim Simons 469,800 sh (-56.92%)
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Q3 2014

KS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 90,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,196 sh (+251.58%)
Richard Perry 3,900,842 sh (+40.74%)
Jeremy Grantham 183,300 sh (+3.91%)
Scott Black 280,743 sh (+1.76%)
Pioneer Investments 130,040 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Keeley 1,782,493 sh (-4.79%)
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Q4 2014

KS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 65,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 196,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 32,946 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 564,377 sh (New)
David Einhorn 875,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Richard Perry 3,827,742 sh (-1.87%)
John Keeley 1,733,903 sh (-2.73%)
Scott Black 266,140 sh (-5.20%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,135 sh (-61.31%)
Jeremy Grantham 8,853 sh (-95.17%)
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Q1 2015

KS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

David Einhorn 1,409,998 sh (+61.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Kyle Bass Sold Out
John Keeley 1,616,518 sh (-6.77%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,753 sh (-12.43%)
Scott Black 232,526 sh (-12.63%)
Jim Simons 162,400 sh (-17.52%)
Richard Perry 2,054,742 sh (-46.32%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,345 sh (-59.49%)
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Top Ranked Articles about KapStone Paper And Packaging Corp

Kyle Bass adds OXY, OCN and KS to Portfolio
Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio) grew up lower-middle class in Miami, FL. in which his parents lived from paycheck to paycheck, so he never learned firsthand what it meant to invest and save money. However, he took an interest in it when he was in college at Texas Christian University, where he took the class as an elective to his math and science courses. He originally wanted to get into medicine, but changed his major after the world of finance and investing began to intrigue him the more he learned. Read more...
Scott Black's Top Second Quarter Stock Buys
Founder and president of Delphi Management Inc. Scott Black (Trades, Portfolio) is a Graham-Dodd value investor who focuses in particular on management, contacting the heads of every company in which he invests. Black’s company also takes only long positions and holds only U.S.-based stocks. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.75
KS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. KS: 13.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.98  Med: 9.61 Max: 31.78
Current: 13.75
1.98
31.78
Forward P/E 9.61
KS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. KS: 9.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.00
KS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
61% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. KS: 14.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.03  Med: 9.39 Max: 31.69
Current: 14
2.03
31.69
P/B 2.81
KS's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. KS: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.52 Max: 4.57
Current: 2.81
0.17
4.57
P/S 0.99
KS's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. KS: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.95 Max: 3.75
Current: 0.99
0.07
3.75
PFCF 16.75
KS's PFCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.28 vs. KS: 16.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.45  Med: 9.03 Max: 27.11
Current: 16.75
1.45
27.11
POCF 8.44
KS's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. KS: 8.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 6.05 Max: 15.15
Current: 8.44
0.76
15.15
EV-to-EBIT 11.63
KS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.75 vs. KS: 11.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 10.90 Max: 27
Current: 11.63
3.4
27
PEG 0.88
KS's PEG is ranked higher than
70% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. KS: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.95 Max: 48.16
Current: 0.88
0.15
48.16
Shiller P/E 19.55
KS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.38 vs. KS: 19.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.38  Med: 19.90 Max: 34.18
Current: 19.55
10.38
34.18
Current Ratio 1.96
KS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. KS: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.06  Med: 1.92 Max: 586.19
Current: 1.96
1.06
586.19
Quick Ratio 1.05
KS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. KS: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.17 Max: 586.19
Current: 1.05
0.78
586.19
Days Inventory 49.91
KS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
68% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 69.53 vs. KS: 49.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 22.3  Med: 47.63 Max: 77.64
Current: 49.91
22.3
77.64
Days Sales Outstanding 40.57
KS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 50.75 vs. KS: 40.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.08  Med: 39.62 Max: 49.74
Current: 40.57
31.08
49.74

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.28
KS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. KS: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.84
Current: 1.28
0.29
0.84
Dividend Payout 0.12
KS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. KS: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.12
0.29
0.37
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.28
KS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
82% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. KS: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.84
Current: 1.28
0.29
0.84
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
KS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. KS: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
KS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.9  Med: -9.10 Max: -27.7
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 14.29
KS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
96% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. KS: 14.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.54 Max: 199.5
Current: 14.29
0.46
199.5
Price/Projected FCF 0.87
KS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. KS: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.38
Current: 0.87
0.62
1.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.05
KS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. KS: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.98 Max: 3.59
Current: 1.05
0.14
3.59
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.55
KS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. KS: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
KS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.57 Max: 4.28
Current: 0.55
0.24
4.28
Price/Graham Number 2.94
KS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
85% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. KS: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
KS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.93 Max: 13.43
Current: 2.94
0.25
13.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.72
KS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. KS: 8.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.7  Med: 9.20 Max: 29.1
Current: 8.72
3.7
29.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 35.63
KS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -1.36 vs. KS: 35.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 4.8  Med: 13.70 Max: 54.2
Current: 35.63
4.8
54.2

Business Description

Industry: Forest Products » Paper & Paper Products
Compare:SWM, UPMKF, WPP, FBR, SEOAY » details
Traded in other countries:KTU.Germany,
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, formerly Stone Arcade Acquisition Corporation, was formed in Delaware as a special purpose acquisition corporation on April 15, 2005 for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with an unidentified operating business in the paper, packaging, forest products and related industries. The Company produces and sells different unbleached kraft, linerboard, saturating kraft and unbleached folding carton board in the United States and globally. The kraft paper market is comprised of three general product types. Multiwall paper is used to produce bags for agricultural products, pet food, baking products, cement and chemicals. Specialty converting paper is used for end uses within coating and laminating applications that require a smooth surface. Specialty converting is also used to produce shingle wrap, end caps, roll wrap and dunnage bags. Grocery bag and sack paper is converted into retail shopping bags, grocery sacks and lawn and leaf refuse bags. Linerboard is mainly used to manufacture corrugated containers for packaging products. U.S. demand for corrugated boxes and linerboard tends to be driven by industrial production of processed foods, nondurable goods and certain durable goods. It targets its linerboard for specialty independent corrugated and laminated products customers who focus on specialty niche packaging. Its saturating kraft product line is used in multiple industries including construction, electronics manufacturing and furniture manufacturing around the world. The Company's Kraftpak customer base consists of integrated and independent converters in the folding carton industry. It markets and sells products through a national sales force for its domestic sales. Its manufacturing facilities are based in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and North Charleston, South Carolina and include production facilities consisting of integrated pulp and paper mills that produce kraft paper, linerboard, saturating kraft products sold under the DuraSorb brand and folding carton board sold under the Kraftpak brand. The raw materials needed to process unbleached kraft paper and related products consist of round wood, woodchips and chemicals. In addition, it purchases coal, fuel oil and natural gas to run boilers and its cogeneration facility in South Carolina. Kraftpak competes with uncoated recycled board which is produced by Newark, Rock-Tenn, Caraustar and Graphic Packaging, and smaller producers. Its operations are subject to environmental regulation by federal, state, and local authorities in the United States, including requirements that regulate discharge into the environment, waste management, and remediation of environmental contamination.
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