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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.64
LO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. LO: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 2.02 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.64
Equity to Asset -0.51
LO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. LO: -0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.77  Med: -0.23 Max: 0.48
Current: -0.51
-0.77
0.48
Interest Coverage 11.78
LO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 11.78 vs. LO: 11.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 11.78  Med: 736.04 Max: 9999.99
Current: 11.78
11.78
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.80
M-Score: -2.90
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 30.05
LO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 12.97 vs. LO: 30.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 27.73  Med: 29.55 Max: 33.66
Current: 30.05
27.73
33.66
Net-margin (%) 16.86
LO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 9.11 vs. LO: 16.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 16.59  Med: 18.00 Max: 22.63
Current: 16.86
16.59
22.63
ROA (%) 33.56
LO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 9.34 vs. LO: 33.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 29.74  Med: 35.05 Max: 50.5
Current: 33.56
29.74
50.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 680.89
LO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 50.94 vs. LO: 680.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 605.37  Med: 676.59 Max: 1013.08
Current: 680.89
605.37
1013.08
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.80
LO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. LO: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 4.9  Med: 12.60 Max: 23.9
Current: 7.8
4.9
23.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.50
LO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. LO: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 11.80 Max: 17.6
Current: 9.5
0
17.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.20
LO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. LO: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6.7  Med: 11.80 Max: 15.8
Current: 7.2
6.7
15.8
» LO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

LO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Winters 254,997 sh (New)
David Tepper 1,421,000 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 50,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 31,341 sh (New)
Wintergreen Fund 197,654 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,624,768 sh (+699.89%)
Eric Mindich 2,990,800 sh (+346.84%)
Joel Greenblatt 395,762 sh (+204.90%)
Paul Tudor Jones 63,377 sh (+131.88%)
Jim Simons 134,116 sh (+71.94%)
David Dreman 1,855 sh (+3.46%)
RS Investment Management 97,200 sh (+3.08%)
James Barrow 3,226,802 sh (+2.83%)
Pioneer Investments 3,573,242 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 48,695 sh (-0.37%)
Sarah Ketterer 491,400 sh (-9.62%)
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Q4 2014

LO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

George Soros 190,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 352,516 sh (+162.84%)
Wintergreen Fund 478,889 sh (+142.29%)
David Winters 603,215 sh (+136.56%)
Eric Mindich 4,160,670 sh (+39.12%)
Joel Greenblatt 464,421 sh (+17.35%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,791,431 sh (+10.26%)
David Dreman 2,036 sh (+9.76%)
Pioneer Investments 3,729,183 sh (+4.36%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 49,220 sh (+1.08%)
James Barrow 3,239,502 sh (+0.39%)
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 27,841 sh (-11.17%)
First Eagle Investment 40,000 sh (-20.00%)
David Tepper 1,076,900 sh (-24.22%)
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Q1 2015

LO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Singer 151,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,416 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 55,900 sh (New)
Paul Singer 151,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,003,214 sh (+116.01%)
Eric Mindich 6,423,686 sh (+54.39%)
James Barrow 4,307,435 sh (+32.97%)
David Dreman 2,232 sh (+9.63%)
First Eagle Investment 200 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 48,725 sh (-1.01%)
Mario Gabelli 26,341 sh (-5.39%)
Pioneer Investments 3,213,819 sh (-13.82%)
David Tepper 843,600 sh (-21.66%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,053,496 sh (-41.19%)
First Eagle Investment 20,000 sh (-50.00%)
David Winters 279,885 sh (-53.60%)
Wintergreen Fund 215,299 sh (-55.04%)
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Q2 2015

LO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
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David Winters Purchases 3 New Stocks in Q3
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.60
LO's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. LO: 21.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.97  Med: 14.01 Max: 21.97
Current: 21.6
6.97
21.97
Forward P/E 20.00
LO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 17.99 vs. LO: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.60
LO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
67% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. LO: 21.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.95  Med: 14.00 Max: 21.96
Current: 21.6
6.95
21.96
P/S 3.64
LO's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. LO: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.02  Med: 2.60 Max: 3.99
Current: 3.64
1.02
3.99
PFCF 17.94
LO's PFCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 17.94 vs. LO: 17.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.46  Med: 14.99 Max: 52.79
Current: 17.94
9.46
52.79
POCF 17.46
LO's POCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 13.91 vs. LO: 17.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 9.1  Med: 14.23 Max: 48.57
Current: 17.46
9.1
48.57
EV-to-EBIT 12.73
LO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
56% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. LO: 12.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7  Med: 8.90 Max: 42.5
Current: 12.73
5.7
42.5
PEG 1.62
LO's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. LO: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.18 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.62
0.4
1.86
Shiller P/E 24.85
LO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 18.36 vs. LO: 24.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.52  Med: 18.93 Max: 25.25
Current: 24.85
13.52
25.25
Current Ratio 1.52
LO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LO: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 1.73 Max: 2.55
Current: 1.52
1.4
2.55
Quick Ratio 1.31
LO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. LO: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 1.48 Max: 2.25
Current: 1.31
1.16
2.25
Days Inventory 39.91
LO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 126.25 vs. LO: 39.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 15.71  Med: 30.20 Max: 39.21
Current: 39.91
15.71
39.21
Days Sales Outstanding 1.29
LO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 20.31 vs. LO: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.80 Max: 2.56
Current: 1.29
0.55
2.56

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.60
LO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 4.02 vs. LO: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 4.58 Max: 5.85
Current: 3.6
1.19
5.85
Dividend Payout 0.76
LO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
63% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. LO: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.67 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.76
0.54
0.91
Dividend growth (3y) 12.40
LO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
71% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. LO: 12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
LO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 41.4
Current: 12.4
0
41.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.12
LO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
60% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. LO: 7.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.35  Med: 9.05 Max: 11.56
Current: 7.12
2.35
11.56
Share Buyback Rate 4.80
LO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. LO: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
LO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.6  Med: 4.40 Max: 0
Current: 4.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.86
LO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. LO: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LO' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.24  Med: 1.72 Max: 3.38
Current: 1.86
1.24
3.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
LO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. LO: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.48
Current: 1.4
0.42
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.83
LO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 10 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. LO: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.65 Max: 1.68
Current: 1.83
0.48
1.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.90
LO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. LO: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 11.20 Max: 17.5
Current: 7.9
2.4
17.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 16.12
LO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. LO: 16.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 4.6  Med: 7.70 Max: 40
Current: 16.12
4.6
40

Business Description

Industry: Tobacco Products » Tobacco
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Lorillard Inc was founded in 1760. The Company through its subsidiaries is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes. Its principal products are marketed under the brand names of Newport, Kent, True, Maverick and Old Gold with substantially all of its sales in the United States of America. The Company manufactures all of its products at its Greensboro, North Carolina facility. The Company produces cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of the domestic cigarette market. The predominant form of promotion in the industry and for the Company consists of retail price reduction programs, such as discounting or lowering the price of a pack or carton of cigarettes in the retail store, and free pack with purchase promotions. These programs are developed, implemented and executed by its sales force through merchandising or promotional agreements with retail chain accounts and independent retailers. The Company focuses its retail programs in markets and stores reflecting potential for increased menthol sales. In the Company's production of cigarettes, it uses domestic and foreign grown burley and flue-cured leaf tobaccos, as well as aromatic tobaccos grown mainly in Turkey and other Near Eastern countries. It sells its products mainly to wholesale distributors, who in turn service retail outlets, chain store organizations, and government agencies, including the U.S. Armed Forces. The Company's principal competitors are the two other U.S. cigarette manufacturers, Philip Morris USA Inc. (Philip Morris), a subsidiary of Altria Group, Inc., and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR Tobacco), a subsidiary of RAI. It also competes with numerous other smaller manufacturers and importers of cigarettes. It owns the patents, trade secrets, know-how and trademarks, including its brand names and the distinctive packaging and displays, used by the Company in its business. The Company's business operations are subject to a variety of federal, state and local laws and regulations governing, among other things, publication of health warnings on cigarette packaging, advertising and sales of tobacco products, restrictions on smoking in public places and fire safety standards.
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