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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
MWV's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. MWV: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MWV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.14

0.02
0.56
Equity to Asset 0.34
MWV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
76% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. MWV: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MWV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.34

0.34
0.5
Interest Coverage 2.62
MWV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. MWV: 2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MWV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 4.41
Current: 2.62

0.6
4.41
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.95
M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
7.66%
7.93%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.86
MWV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.12 vs. MWV: 9.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MWV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 15.21
Current: 9.86

2.55
15.21
Net-margin (%) 4.74
MWV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. MWV: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MWV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.76   Max: 15.57
Current: 4.74

-5.76
15.57
ROE (%) 7.83
MWV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. MWV: 7.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MWV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.89   Max: 23.04
Current: 7.83

-10.89
23.04
ROA (%) 2.77
MWV's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. MWV: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MWV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.94   Max: 8.74
Current: 2.77

-3.94
8.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.30
MWV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.88 vs. MWV: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MWV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 15.81
Current: 13.3

2.27
15.81
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.40
MWV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. MWV: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MWV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.4   Max: 11.3
Current: 2.4

-10.4
11.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.40
MWV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. MWV: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MWV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.4   Max: 15
Current: 5.4

-24.4
15
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.00
MWV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. MWV: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MWV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -44.4   Max: 39.5
Current: 7

-44.4
39.5
» MWV's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MWV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Pioneer Investments 177,243 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 34,550 sh (+2.71%)
Brian Rogers 3,979,600 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,023,540 sh (-70.87%)
Paul Tudor Jones 82,100 sh (-74.44%)
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Q3 2014

MWV Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 30,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 9,900 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 159,874 sh (+94.73%)
Pioneer Investments 291,947 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,979,600 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
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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%)
Brian Rogers 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
Brian Rogers 3,479,600 sh (-12.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 43,575 sh (-47.88%)
Joel Greenblatt 39,830 sh (-58.77%)
» More
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 32.90
MWV's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
74% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. MWV: 32.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MWV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.31   Max: 168.29
Current: 32.9

6.31
168.29
Forward P/E 21.51
MWV's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.79 vs. MWV: 21.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 34.00
MWV's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
75% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. MWV: 34.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MWV' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.72   Max: 361.83
Current: 34

6.72
361.83
P/B 2.80
MWV's P/B is ranked lower than
70% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. MWV: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MWV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.81
Current: 2.8

0.43
2.81
P/S 1.55
MWV's P/S is ranked lower than
79% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. MWV: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MWV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.67
Current: 1.55

0.19
1.67
PFCF 65.60
MWV's PFCF is ranked lower than
86% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. MWV: 65.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MWV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.39   Max: 238.78
Current: 65.6

5.39
238.78
POCF 18.54
MWV's POCF is ranked lower than
77% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. MWV: 18.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MWV' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.82   Max: 30.31
Current: 18.54

2.82
30.31
EV-to-EBIT 18.97
MWV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.09 vs. MWV: 18.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MWV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.1   Max: 48.2
Current: 18.97

9.1
48.2
Shiller P/E 25.90
MWV's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.64 vs. MWV: 25.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MWV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.53   Max: 867.17
Current: 25.9

19.53
867.17
Current Ratio 1.99
MWV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. MWV: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MWV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.99

1.22
2.27
Quick Ratio 1.26
MWV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MWV: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MWV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.61
Current: 1.26

0.63
1.61
Days Inventory 58.19
MWV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 58.27 vs. MWV: 58.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MWV' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 39.25   Max: 83.44
Current: 58.19

39.25
83.44
Days Sales Outstanding 44.92
MWV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 64.39 vs. MWV: 44.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MWV' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 33.21   Max: 61.84
Current: 44.92

33.21
61.84

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.98
MWV's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
55% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. MWV: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MWV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.82   Max: 13.16
Current: 1.98

1.82
13.16
Dividend Payout 0.65
MWV's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
76% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. MWV: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MWV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 11.5
Current: 0.65

0.07
11.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.07
MWV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
55% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. MWV: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MWV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 14.32
Current: 2.07

1.98
14.32
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
MWV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. MWV: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MWV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.6   Max: -26.1
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.80
MWV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
73% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. MWV: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MWV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 3.52
Current: 3.8

0.98
3.52
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.80
MWV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
78% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MWV: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
MWV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.72
Current: 2.8

0.38
2.72
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
MWV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MWV: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MWV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.91
Current: 1.9

0.32
1.91
Price/Graham Number 2.30
MWV's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
69% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MWV: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MWV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 3.13
Current: 2.3

0.74
3.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
MWV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
50% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. MWV: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
MWV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 11
Current: 5.3

2.1
11
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -3.08
MWV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
64% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. MWV: -3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
MWV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.4   Max: 21.7
Current: -3.08

-10.4
21.7

Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers
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Traded in other countries:MVA.Germany,
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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