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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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.09
MO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. MO: 0.09 )
MO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.4
Current: 0.09

0.01
2.4
Equity to Asset 0.13
MO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. MO: 0.13 )
MO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.13

0.07
0.38
Interest Coverage 7.68
MO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 11.94 vs. MO: 7.68 )
MO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.59   Max: 20.6
Current: 7.68

4.59
20.6
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.98
M-Score: -2.48
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 (%) 45.77
MO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 30.57 vs. MO: 45.77 )
MO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 19.81   Max: 45.77
Current: 45.77

19.81
45.77
Net-margin (%) 25.68
MO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 19.97 vs. MO: 25.68 )
MO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.29   Max: 25.72
Current: 25.68

9.29
25.72
ROE (%) 110.10
MO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 17.08 vs. MO: 110.10 )
MO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 29.22   Max: 174.33
Current: 110.1

29.22
174.33
ROA (%) 13.01
MO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 14.52 vs. MO: 13.01 )
MO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 8.74   Max: 18.12
Current: 13.01

8.74
18.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 398.62
MO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 168.06 vs. MO: 398.62 )
MO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 61.03   Max: 398.62
Current: 398.62

61.03
398.62
Revenue Growth (%) 2.80
MO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MO: 2.80 )
MO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.6   Max: 13
Current: 2.8

-42.6
13
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.20
MO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. MO: 6.20 )
MO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.6   Max: 19.5
Current: 6.2

-36.6
19.5
EPS Growth (%) 6.50
MO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. MO: 6.50 )
MO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.8   Max: 20.8
Current: 6.5

-33.8
20.8
» MO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

MO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Howard Marks 288,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 54,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,498,300 sh (+109.73%)
Sarah Ketterer 977,100 sh (+52.62%)
Joel Greenblatt 656,458 sh (+49.22%)
Jeremy Grantham 373,063 sh (+31.03%)
Murray Stahl 33,647 sh (+21.14%)
Bill Frels 10,385 sh (+19.92%)
Jeff Auxier 151,098 sh (+2.23%)
Tom Russo 7,708,331 sh (+2.03%)
James Barrow 22,814,460 sh (+0.21%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 13,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 35,400 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 24,800 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 8,550 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 85,624 sh (unchged)
David Winters 1,984,460 sh (-4.89%)
Wintergreen Fund 1,620,611 sh (-5.92%)
Steven Cohen 76,018 sh (-15.52%)
Pioneer Investments 2,305,543 sh (-21.98%)
Ken Fisher 49,193 sh (-95.42%)
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Q4 2013

MO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Sarah Ketterer 1,262,700 sh (+29.23%)
Ray Dalio 66,100 sh (+21.06%)
Murray Stahl 37,347 sh (+11%)
Joel Greenblatt 714,635 sh (+8.86%)
James Barrow 22,820,084 sh (+0.02%)
Ruane Cunniff 85,624 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 35,400 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 1,620,611 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 10,385 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 288,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 8,550 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 13,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 24,800 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 150,998 sh (-0.07%)
David Winters 1,970,210 sh (-0.72%)
Tom Russo 7,075,151 sh (-8.21%)
Ken Fisher 44,800 sh (-8.93%)
Pioneer Investments 2,035,167 sh (-11.73%)
Jeremy Grantham 174,464 sh (-53.23%)
Steven Cohen 10,758 sh (-85.85%)
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Q1 2014

MO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 14,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 176,700 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 225,400 sh (+241%)
Steven Cohen 19,752 sh (+83.6%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,537,500 sh (+21.76%)
Murray Stahl 37,821 sh (+1.27%)
Tom Russo 7,148,952 sh (+1.04%)
Ruane Cunniff 85,624 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 24,800 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 8,550 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 1,620,611 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 13,000 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 150,978 sh (-0.01%)
David Winters 1,940,705 sh (-1.5%)
James Barrow 22,444,539 sh (-1.65%)
Ken Fisher 43,446 sh (-3.02%)
Bill Frels 9,806 sh (-5.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 649,170 sh (-9.16%)
Jeremy Grantham 147,684 sh (-15.35%)
Donald Yacktman 26,400 sh (-25.42%)
Pioneer Investments 232,051 sh (-88.6%)
» More
Q2 2014

MO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Bruce Berkowitz 62,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 868,100 sh (+5805.44%)
Ken Fisher 55,733 sh (+28.28%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,837,700 sh (+19.53%)
Pioneer Investments 246,187 sh (+6.09%)
James Barrow 22,747,697 sh (+1.35%)
Murray Stahl 38,021 sh (+0.53%)
David Dreman 8,550 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 24,800 sh (unchged)
Wintergreen Fund 1,620,611 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 26,400 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 110,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 13,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Tom Russo 7,133,191 sh (-0.22%)
David Winters 1,930,525 sh (-0.52%)
Ruane Cunniff 85,174 sh (-0.53%)
Jeff Auxier 149,537 sh (-0.95%)
Jeremy Grantham 118,065 sh (-20.06%)
Bill Frels 7,406 sh (-24.47%)
Joel Greenblatt 276,629 sh (-57.39%)
Ray Dalio 46,000 sh (-79.59%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MO

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -57.39%0.21%$37.39 - $43.12 $ 43.087%276629
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -79.59%0.05%$37.39 - $43.12 $ 43.087%46000
Bruce Berkowitz 2014-06-30 New Buy0.03%$37.39 - $43.12 $ 43.087%62000
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Add 241%0.05%$34 - $38.39 $ 43.0818%225400
Donald Yacktman 2014-03-31 Reduce -25.42%$34 - $38.39 $ 43.0818%26400
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 21.06%$34.45 - $38.57 $ 43.0817%66100
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 49.22%0.24%$33.46 - $37.23 $ 43.0822%656458
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$33.46 - $37.23 $ 43.0822%54600
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 79.86%0.29%$34.3 - $37.46 $ 43.0820%439930
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Reduce -69.41%$34.3 - $37.46 $ 43.0820%13000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Reduce -23.42%$31.44 - $35.32 $ 43.0828%42500
David Dreman 2012-12-31 Reduce -97.65%0.3%$30.49 - $34.05 $ 43.0832%8659
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 54.74%0.17%$30.49 - $34.05 $ 43.0832%259980
David Dreman 2012-09-30 Reduce -39.95%0.2%$32.89 - $36.15 $ 43.0824%368061
Tom Gayner 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.19%$32.89 - $36.15 $ 43.0824%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 44.93%0.12%$32.89 - $36.15 $ 43.0824%168013
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.0015%$32.89 - $36.15 $ 43.0824%0
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Reduce -23.55%0.12%$31.01 - $34.3 $ 43.0834%612950
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -28.38%0.12%$31.01 - $34.3 $ 43.0834%115927
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 New Buy$31.01 - $34.3 $ 43.0834%5950
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 85.63%0.2%$28.14 - $30.66 $ 43.0856%161875
David Dreman 2011-12-31 Reduce -35.1%0.3%$26.5 - $30.31 $ 43.0854%816233
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 26.88%0.07%$26.5 - $30.31 $ 43.0854%87204
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$26.5 - $30.31 $ 43.0854%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$26.5 - $30.31 $ 43.0854%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -40.32%0.17%$24.36 - $27.19 $ 43.0864%68730
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Reduce -42.96%0.03%$24.36 - $27.19 $ 43.0864%105800
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 97.77%0.21%$25.94 - $28.06 $ 43.0860%115165
George Soros 2011-06-30 New Buy0.01%$25.94 - $28.06 $ 43.0860%35500
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.80
MO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. MO: 19.80 )
MO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 19.97
Current: 19.8

2.16
19.97
P/B 19.49
MO's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 10.42 vs. MO: 19.49 )
MO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 22.35
Current: 19.49

0.75
22.35
P/S 4.83
MO's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. MO: 4.83 )
MO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 4.87
Current: 4.83

0.19
4.87
PFCF 19.49
MO's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 19.30 vs. MO: 19.49 )
MO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 24.94
Current: 19.49

1.71
24.94
EV-to-EBIT 12.86
MO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 13.42 vs. MO: 12.86 )
MO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 12.9
Current: 12.86

1.2
12.9
PEG 2.73
MO's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. MO: 2.73 )
MO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 8.55
Current: 2.73

0.14
8.55
Shiller P/E 21.49
MO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. MO: 21.49 )
MO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.39   Max: 21.61
Current: 21.49

2.39
21.61
Current Ratio 0.89
MO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. MO: 0.89 )
MO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.55
Current: 0.89

0.52
1.55
Quick Ratio 0.52
MO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. MO: 0.52 )
MO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.4
Current: 0.52

0.27
1.4

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.50
MO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. MO: 4.50 )
MO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 4.42   Max: 27.69
Current: 4.5

4.42
27.69
Dividend Payout 0.88
MO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. MO: 0.88 )
MO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 3.93
Current: 0.88

0.31
3.93
Dividend growth (3y) 8.00
MO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. MO: 8.00 )
MO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -26.5   Max: 11.3
Current: 8

-26.5
11.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.77
MO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. MO: 6.77 )
MO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 6.65   Max: 41.64
Current: 6.77

6.65
41.64
Share Buyback Rate 1.30
MO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MO: 1.30 )
MO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.1   Max: -8.2
Current: 1.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.27
MO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. MO: 2.27 )
MO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.2
Current: 2.27

0.03
2.2
Price/Median PS Value 2.77
MO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. MO: 2.77 )
MO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.69
Current: 2.77

0.11
2.69
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.75
MO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. MO: 2.75 )
MO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2.78
Current: 2.75

0.08
2.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.80
MO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. MO: 7.80 )
MO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.7   Max: 80.5
Current: 7.8

7.7
80.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.32
MO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 12.24 vs. MO: 10.32 )
MO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -22.9   Max: 53.5
Current: 10.32

-22.9
53.5

Business Description

Industry: Tobacco Products » Tobacco
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Traded in other countries:PHM7.Germany
Altria Group, Inc., is a holding company incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1985. The Company's wholly-owned subsidiaries included Philip Morris USA Inc. 'PM USA', which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in the United States, and John Middleton Co. 'Middleton', engaged in the manufacture and sale of machine-made large cigars and pipe tobacco. Philip Morris Capital Corporation 'PMCC', another wholly-owned subsidiary, maintains a portfolio of leveraged and direct finance leases. Black & Mild, the main cigar brand of Middleton, is the second largest selling machine-made large cigar in the United States. Marlboro, the main cigarette brand of this Company, has been the largest-selling cigarette brand in the United States since 1972. The Company's reportable segments are: smokeable products, smokeless products, wine and financial services. It being a holding company, its access to the operating cash flows of its wholly-owned subsidiaries consists of cash received from the payment of dividends and distributions, and the payment of interest on intercompany loans by its subsidiaries. USSTC is the producer and marketer of moist smokeless tobacco products. At December 31, 2012, the smokeable products segment utilized four manufacturing and processing facilities. PM USA owns and operates two tobacco manufacturing and processing facilities located in the Richmond, Virginia area that are utilized in the manufacturing and processing of cigarettes. At December 31, 2012, the smokeless products segment utilized four smokeless tobacco manufacturing and processing facilities located in Franklin Park, Illinois; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; and Richmond, Virginia, all of which are owned and operated by a wholly-owned subsidiary of USSTC. At December 31, 2012, the wine segment utilized 11 wine-making facilities - seven in Washington, three in California and one in Oregon. All of these facilities are owned and operated by Ste. Michelle, with the exception of a facility that is leased by Ste. Michelle in Washington. The consumer products businesses promote their products with consumer engagement programs, consumer incentives and trade promotions. Such programs include, but are not limited to, discounts, coupons, rebates, in-store display incentives, and event marketing and volume-based incentives. The Company's tobacco subsidiaries sell their tobacco products mainly to wholesalers (including distributors), large retail organizations, including chain stores, and the armed services. It is subject to intense competition, changes in consumer preferences and changes in economic conditions.

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