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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.34
LO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.21 vs. LO: 0.34 )
LO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.25   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.34

Equity to Asset -0.66
LO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. LO: -0.66 )
LO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.77   Max: 0.48
Current: -0.66

-0.77
0.48
Interest Coverage 11.94
LO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. LO: 11.94 )
LO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 11.94   Max: 9999.99
Current: 11.94

11.94
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 6.69
M-Score: -2.78
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 (%) 28.95
LO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 28.73 vs. LO: 28.95 )
LO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 27.73   Max: 33.66
Current: 28.95

27.73
33.66
Net-margin (%) 16.40
LO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 17.35 vs. LO: 16.40 )
LO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 16.59   Max: 22.63
Current: 16.4

16.59
22.63
ROA (%) 33.25
LO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. LO: 33.25 )
LO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 29.74   Max: 50.5
Current: 33.25

29.74
50.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 637.17
LO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 125.21 vs. LO: 637.17 )
LO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 605.37   Max: 1013.08
Current: 637.17

605.37
1013.08
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
LO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. LO: 12.60 )
LO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 23.9
Current: 12.6

4.9
23.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 13.30
LO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. LO: 13.30 )
LO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 17.6
Current: 13.3

0
17.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.80
LO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. LO: 11.80 )
LO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 15.8
Current: 11.8

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

Q1 2014

LO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Eric Mindich 506,779 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 195,312 sh (+412.63%)
David Dreman 1,689 sh (+356.49%)
James Barrow 3,108,602 sh (+10.86%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 42,260 sh (+4.46%)
David Einhorn 1,200,800 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer 501,200 sh (-2.68%)
Steven Cohen 29,408 sh (-26.9%)
Joel Greenblatt 273,363 sh (-36.19%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,853,478 sh (-43.1%)
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Q2 2014

LO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 27,332 sh (New)
Jim Simons 78,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 5,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,600 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 94,300 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 3,817,492 sh (+1854.56%)
Eric Mindich 669,317 sh (+32.07%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 48,874 sh (+15.65%)
Sarah Ketterer 543,700 sh (+8.48%)
David Dreman 1,793 sh (+6.16%)
James Barrow 3,138,002 sh (+0.95%)
Louis Moore Bacon 35,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 129,801 sh (-52.52%)
Jeremy Grantham 203,123 sh (-89.04%)
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Q3 2014

LO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 50,000 sh (New)
Wintergreen Fund 197,654 sh (New)
David Tepper 1,421,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 31,341 sh (New)
David Winters 254,997 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,624,768 sh (+699.89%)
Eric Mindich 2,990,800 sh (+346.84%)
Joel Greenblatt 395,762 sh (+204.9%)
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)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Caxton Associates 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%)
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%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 27,841 sh (-11.17%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 40,000 sh (-20%)
David Tepper 1,076,900 sh (-24.22%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LO

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Winters 2014-12-31 Add 136.56%2.77%$58 - $64.06 $ 68.4211%603215
David Tepper 2014-12-31 Reduce -24.22%0.31%$58 - $64.06 $ 68.4211%1076900
George Soros 2014-12-31 New Buy0.13%$58 - $64.06 $ 68.4210%190000
David Winters 2014-09-30 New Buy2%$59.03 - $67.22 $ 68.4213%254997
David Tepper 2014-09-30 New Buy1.3%$59.03 - $67.22 $ 68.4213%1421000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 204.9%0.16%$59.03 - $67.22 $ 68.4213%395762
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$59.03 - $67.22 $ 68.4213%50000
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$59.03 - $67.22 $ 68.4213%31341
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -52.52%0.12%$52.24 - $65.18 $ 68.4218%129801
Ken Heebner 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.74%$47.31 - $55.26 $ 68.4236%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.64%$47.31 - $55.26 $ 68.4236%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -36.19%0.19%$47.31 - $55.26 $ 68.4236%273363
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$47.31 - $55.26 $ 68.4236%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 356.49%0.01%$47.31 - $55.26 $ 68.4236%1689
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.80
LO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
88% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. LO: 21.80 )
LO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.97   Max: 21.89
Current: 21.8

6.97
21.89
Forward P/E 18.73
LO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 17.95 vs. LO: 18.73 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.70
LO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
88% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. LO: 21.70 )
LO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.95   Max: 21.81
Current: 21.7

6.95
21.81
P/S 3.56
LO's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. LO: 3.56 )
LO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 3.99
Current: 3.56

1.02
3.99
PFCF 22.21
LO's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 24.91 vs. LO: 22.21 )
LO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.59   Max: 23.58
Current: 22.21

6.59
23.58
POCF 21.25
LO's POCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 23.95 vs. LO: 21.25 )
LO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.23   Max: 22.45
Current: 21.25

6.23
22.45
EV-to-EBIT 13.17
LO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. LO: 13.17 )
LO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 42.5
Current: 13.17

5.7
42.5
PEG 1.45
LO's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. LO: 1.45 )
LO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.45

0.4
1.65
Shiller P/E 24.85
LO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 26.05 vs. LO: 24.85 )
LO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.59   Max: 24.98
Current: 24.85

13.59
24.98
Current Ratio 1.62
LO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. LO: 1.62 )
LO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 2.55
Current: 1.62

1.4
2.55
Quick Ratio 1.31
LO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. LO: 1.31 )
LO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 2.25
Current: 1.31

1.16
2.25
Days Inventory 41.57
LO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
92% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 131.00 vs. LO: 41.57 )
LO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 15.71   Max: 39.21
Current: 41.57

15.71
39.21
Days Sales Outstanding 0.84
LO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
98% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 41.53 vs. LO: 0.84 )
LO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.56
Current: 0.84

0.55
2.56

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.66
LO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. LO: 3.66 )
LO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 5.85
Current: 3.66

1.19
5.85
Dividend Payout 0.75
LO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. LO: 0.75 )
LO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.75

0.54
0.91
Dividend growth (3y) 15.80
LO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 10.80 vs. LO: 15.80 )
LO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 41.4
Current: 15.8

0
41.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.25
LO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. LO: 7.25 )
LO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 11.46
Current: 7.25

2.33
11.46
Share Buyback Rate 6.40
LO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LO: 6.40 )
LO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 0
Current: 6.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.91
LO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. LO: 1.91 )
LO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.91

1.06
1.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.38
LO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LO: 1.38 )
LO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.38

0.43
1.49
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.64
LO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. LO: 1.64 )
LO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.45
Current: 1.64

0.48
1.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
LO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. LO: 7.60 )
LO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 17.5
Current: 7.6

2.4
17.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.20
LO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 12.99 vs. LO: 17.20 )
LO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 40
Current: 17.2

4.6
40

Business Description

Industry: Tobacco Products » Tobacco
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Traded in other countries:LLV.Germany,
Lorillard, Inc. 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. It 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 unique 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 major 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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