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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.56
MWV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. MWV: 0.56 )
MWV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.56

0.04
0.56
Equity to Asset 0.38
MWV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. MWV: 0.38 )
MWV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.38

0.34
0.5
Interest Coverage 2.03
MWV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. MWV: 2.03 )
MWV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 5.39
Current: 2.03

0.6
5.39
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.46
M-Score: -2.13
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 (%) 5.98
MWV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. MWV: 5.98 )
MWV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 16.51
Current: 5.98

2.55
16.51
Net-margin (%) 15.57
MWV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. MWV: 15.57 )
MWV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.76   Max: 15.57
Current: 15.57

-5.76
15.57
ROE (%) 21.27
MWV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.88 vs. MWV: 21.27 )
MWV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.08   Max: 21.27
Current: 21.27

-8.08
21.27
ROA (%) 8.16
MWV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. MWV: 8.16 )
MWV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.01   Max: 8.16
Current: 8.16

-3.01
8.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.11
MWV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.45 vs. MWV: 8.11 )
MWV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.14   Max: 15.95
Current: 8.11

2.14
15.95
Revenue Growth (%) 1.50
MWV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. MWV: 1.50 )
MWV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.4   Max: 11.3
Current: 1.5

-10.4
11.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.50
MWV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. MWV: 0.50 )
MWV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.4   Max: 15
Current: 0.5

-24.4
15
EPS Growth (%) 18.10
MWV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. MWV: 18.10 )
MWV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.4   Max: 39.5
Current: 18.1

-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 2013

MWV Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 944,643 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 11,600 sh (New)
George Soros 1,829,858 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,979,600 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 395,000 sh (-16.84%)
Steven Cohen 379,102 sh (-62.38%)
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Q3 2013

MWV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,923,752 sh (+103.65%)
Paul Tudor Jones 500,000 sh (+26.58%)
George Soros 1,829,858 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,979,600 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen 148,556 sh (-60.81%)
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Q4 2013

MWV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,404,588 sh (+24.99%)
Brian Rogers 3,979,600 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 457,431 sh (-8.51%)
Steven Cohen 13,057 sh (-91.21%)
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Q1 2014

MWV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 33,640 sh (New)
Brian Rogers 3,979,600 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MWV

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.77%$33.5 - $39.31 $ 38.246%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 24.99%0.05%$33.5 - $39.31 $ 38.246%2404588
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Add 103.65%0.11%$34.18 - $39.03 $ 38.244%1923752
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $34.18 - $39.03 $ 38.244%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 New Buy0.1%$33.6 - $36.53 $ 38.249%944643
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$33.6 - $36.53 $ 38.249%11600
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.78%$31.35 - $38 $ 38.2412%1829858
Meridian Funds 2011-06-30 Sold Out $30.96 - $34.34 $ 38.2418%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 8.20
MWV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. MWV: 8.20 )
MWV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.31   Max: 289.84
Current: 8.2

6.31
289.84
P/B 1.70
MWV's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MWV: 1.70 )
MWV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.03
Current: 1.7

0.43
2.03
P/S 1.30
MWV's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. MWV: 1.30 )
MWV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.4
Current: 1.3

0.19
1.4
EV-to-EBIT 23.30
MWV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.68 vs. MWV: 23.30 )
MWV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.4   Max: 52.8
Current: 23.3

11.4
52.8
PEG 4.10
MWV's PEG is ranked lower than
53% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. MWV: 4.10 )
MWV' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 519
Current: 4.1

0.95
519
Shiller P/E 23.30
MWV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. MWV: 23.30 )
MWV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.36   Max: 867.17
Current: 23.3

19.36
867.17

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.60
MWV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. MWV: 2.60 )
MWV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.54   Max: 13.16
Current: 2.6

2.54
13.16
Dividend Payout 0.22
MWV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. MWV: 0.22 )
MWV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 10.22
Current: 0.22

0.19
10.22
Dividend growth (3y) 2.10
MWV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. MWV: 2.10 )
MWV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 21.6
Current: 2.1

0
21.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.91
MWV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
62% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. MWV: 2.91 )
MWV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.85   Max: 14.74
Current: 2.91

2.85
14.74
Share Buyback Rate -1.40
MWV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. MWV: -1.40 )
MWV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.6   Max: -26.1
Current: -1.4

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.30
MWV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MWV: 2.30 )
MWV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 3.52
Current: 2.3

0.98
3.52
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.63
MWV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
56% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. MWV: 1.63 )
MWV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.57
Current: 1.63

0.38
1.57
Price/Median PS Value 1.59
MWV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MWV: 1.59 )
MWV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.54
Current: 1.59

0.32
1.54
Price/Graham Number 1.48
MWV's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
59% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MWV: 1.48 )
MWV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.05
Current: 1.48

0.69
2.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
MWV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
58% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. MWV: 4.30 )
MWV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 8.7
Current: 4.3

1.9
8.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -4.09
MWV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
51% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. MWV: -4.09 )
MWV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9.7   Max: 25.1
Current: -4.09

-9.7
25.1

Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers
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Traded in other countries:MVA.Germany
MeadWestvaco Corporation is a Delaware corporation formed in 2001 following the merger of Westvaco Corporation and The Mead Corporation. It is a global 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 Company's other business operations serve the consumer and office products, specialty chemicals, forestry and real estate markets. The business segments of the Company are Packaging Resources, Consumer Solutions, Consumer & Office Products, Specialty Chemicals and Community Development and Land Management. The Packaging Resources segment produces bleached paperboard, Coated Natural Kraft(r) paperboard, linerboard, and packaging for consumer products including packaging for beverage and dairy, produce, cosmetics, tobacco, pharmaceuticals and healthcare products and media. This segment's paperboard products are manufactured at three mills located in the U.S. and two mills located in Brazil. Bleached paperboard is used for packaging high-value consumer products such as pharmaceuticals, personal and beauty care, cosmetics, tobacco, food service and aseptic cartons. The Consumer Solutions segment offers a full range of converting and consumer packaging solutions including printed plastic packaging and injection-molded products used for personal and beauty care, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products; dispensing and sprayer systems for personal and beauty care, healthcare, fragrance and home and garden markets; and packaging for media products such as DVDs, CDs, video games and software. This segment designs and produces multi-pack cartons and packaging systems mainly for the beverage take-home market and packaging for the tobacco market. Paperboard and plastic are converted into packaging products at plants located in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. The Consumer & Office Products segment manufactures, sources, markets and distributes school and office products, time-management products and envelopes in North America and Brazil through both retail and commercial channels. The Specialty Chemicals segment manufactures, markets and distributes specialty chemicals derived from sawdust and other byproducts of the papermaking process in North America, South America and Asia. Products include activated carbon used in emission control systems for automobiles and trucks and performance chemicals used in printing inks, asphalt paving, adhesives and lubricants for the agricultural, paper and petroleum industries. The Community Development and Land Management segment is responsible for maximizing the value of the company's landholdings. Operations of the segment include real estate development, forestry operations and leasing activities. Real estate development includes improving and selling rural tracts mainly for recreational and residential uses, entitling and improving hi

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