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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 : 4/10

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Interest Coverage 2.60
MWV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
77% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.85 vs. MWV: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MWV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 2.6
Current: 2.6
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2.6
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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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

MWV Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 96,593 sh (New)
Jim Simons 477,800 sh (+4726.26%)
John Burbank 38,000 sh (+26.67%)
Pioneer Investments 292,144 sh (+0.07%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,979,600 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 83,600 sh (-47.71%)
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Q1 2015

MWV Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Murray Stahl 12,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,150,700 sh (+140.83%)
Pioneer Investments 292,144 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,479,600 sh (-12.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 43,575 sh (-47.88%)
Joel Greenblatt 39,830 sh (-58.77%)
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Q2 2015

MWV Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 122,462 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 292,876 sh (+0.25%)
Murray Stahl 12,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2,979,600 sh (-14.37%)
Jim Simons 640,500 sh (-44.34%)
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Q3 2015

MWV Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers
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MeadWestvaco Corp is a Delaware corporation formed in 2001 following the merger of Westvaco Corporation and The Mead Corporation. It is a packaging company that provides packaging solutions to many of the world's brands in the healthcare, personal and beauty care, food, beverage, tobacco, media and entertainment, and home and garden industries. The business segments are Food & Beverage, Home, Health & Beauty, Industrial, Specialty Chemicals, and Community Development and Land Management. The Food & Beverage segment produces packaging materials, and designs and produces packaging solutions for the global food, food service, beverage, dairy and tobacco end markets, as well as paperboard for commercial printing. For the global food market, the segment develops and produces materials and solutions that are used to package frozen food, dry goods, ready-to-eat meals, hot and cold drinks, and various shelf-stable dairy products. For the global beverage market, the segment has a fully integrated business model, including high-performance paperboard, carton design and converting operations, as well as beverage packaging machinery. The Home, Health & Beauty segment designs and produces packaging solutions for the global personal care, fragrance, home care, lawn and garden, prescription drug and healthcare end markets. For the global beauty and personal care market, the segment produces pumps for fragrances, lotions, creams and soaps, flip-top and applicator closures for bath and body products and lotions, and paperboard and plastic packaging for hair and skin care products. For the global home and garden market, the segment produces trigger sprayers for surface cleaners and fabric care, aerosol actuators for air fresheners, hose-end sprayers for lawn and garden maintenance, and spouted and applicator closures for a variety of other home and garden products. The Industrial segment designs and produces corrugated packaging solutions, for produce, meat, consumer products and bulk goods. In Brazil, where the business is based, the integrated business includes forestlands, paperboard mills and corrugated box plants. This segment also includes operations in India, which develop corrugated packaging materials as well as corrugated packaging solutions for Indian fresh produce. In Brazil, the segment manufactures high-quality virgin kraftliner and recycled material medium paperboards, and converts the board to corrugated packaging at four box plants across the country. The Specialty Chemicals segment manufactures, markets and distributes specialty chemicals derived from sawdust and other byproducts of the papermaking process in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. Products include performance chemicals derived from pine chemicals used in printing inks, asphalt paving and adhesives as well as in the agricultural, paper and petroleum industries. This segment also produces activated carbon products used in gas vapor emission control systems

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Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.07
MWV's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. MWV: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MWV' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 2.07
Current: 2.07
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2.07
Dividend Payout 0.65
MWV's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
76% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. MWV: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MWV' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.65
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0.65
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.07
MWV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
62% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. MWV: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MWV' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 2.07
Current: 2.07
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2.07

Valuation & Return

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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,591
EPS (TTM) $ 1.54
Short Percentage of Float1.27%
52-Week Range $37.28 - 55.15
Shares Outstanding (Mil)167.81

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 5,663 5,851 5,782
EPS ($) 1.92 2.35 2.30
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.92 2.35 2.30
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
15.02%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.00 1.04 1.04
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