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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 0.21
MWV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. MWV: 0.21 )
MWV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.21

0.02
0.56
Equity to Asset 0.36
MWV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. MWV: 0.36 )
MWV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.36

0.34
0.5
Interest Coverage 2.03
MWV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.29 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: 8
Z-Score: 1.74
M-Score: -2.06
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 (%) 9.39
MWV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.24 vs. MWV: 9.39 )
MWV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 16.51
Current: 9.39

2.55
16.51
Net-margin (%) 15.93
MWV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. MWV: 15.93 )
MWV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.76   Max: 15.57
Current: 15.93

-5.76
15.57
ROE (%) 24.73
MWV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.23 vs. MWV: 24.73 )
MWV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.89   Max: 23.04
Current: 24.73

-10.89
23.04
ROA (%) 9.15
MWV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. MWV: 9.15 )
MWV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.94   Max: 8.74
Current: 9.15

-3.94
8.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.53
MWV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.09 vs. MWV: 12.53 )
MWV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 22.28
Current: 12.53

2.27
22.28
Revenue Growth (%) 1.50
MWV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 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
60% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 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
82% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. MWV: 18.10 )
MWV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.4   Max: 39.5
Current: 18.1

-44.4
39.5
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,514,180 sh (+46.14%)
Brian Rogers 3,979,600 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 321,200 sh (-29.78%)
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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)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 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

Jim Simons 9,900 sh (New)
John Burbank 30,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 159,874 sh (+94.73%)
Pioneer Investments 291,947 sh (+64.72%)
Brian Rogers 3,979,600 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MWV

(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
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.11%$41 - $44.38 $ 44.825%0
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy0.02%$41 - $44.38 $ 44.825%30000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Reduce -70.87%0.25%$37.62 - $44.27 $ 44.8211%1023540
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 46.14%0.11%$34.15 - $37.76 $ 44.8223%3514180
George Soros 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.77%$33.5 - $39.31 $ 44.8224%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 24.99%0.05%$33.5 - $39.31 $ 44.8224%2404588
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Add 103.65%0.11%$34.18 - $39.03 $ 44.8222%1923752
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $34.18 - $39.03 $ 44.8222%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 New Buy0.1%$33.6 - $36.53 $ 44.8228%944643
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$33.6 - $36.53 $ 44.8228%11600
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.78%$31.35 - $38 $ 44.8231%1829858
Ken Fisher 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$26.33 - $32.19 $ 44.8255%0
Ken Fisher 2011-09-30 Add 24.4%$25.07 - $34.05 $ 44.8255%141345
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 9.10
MWV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. MWV: 9.10 )
MWV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.31   Max: 289.84
Current: 9.1

6.31
289.84
P/B 2.10
MWV's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. MWV: 2.10 )
MWV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.16
Current: 2.1

0.43
2.16
P/S 1.40
MWV's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. MWV: 1.40 )
MWV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.4

0.19
1.43
EV-to-EBIT 17.43
MWV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.59 vs. MWV: 17.43 )
MWV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.5   Max: 48.3
Current: 17.43

11.5
48.3
Shiller P/E 25.60
MWV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 38.68 vs. MWV: 25.60 )
MWV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.53   Max: 867.17
Current: 25.6

19.53
867.17
Current Ratio 1.91
MWV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. MWV: 1.91 )
MWV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.91

1.22
2.27
Quick Ratio 1.23
MWV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MWV: 1.23 )
MWV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.61
Current: 1.23

0.63
1.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.20
MWV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. MWV: 2.20 )
MWV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 13.16
Current: 2.2

2.21
13.16
Dividend Payout 0.42
MWV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. MWV: 0.42 )
MWV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 11.5
Current: 0.42

0.07
11.5
Dividend growth (3y) 2.10
MWV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
68% of the 178 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: 19.6
Current: 2.1

0
19.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.58
MWV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
53% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. MWV: 2.58 )
MWV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 14.74
Current: 2.58

2.48
14.74
Share Buyback Rate -1.40
MWV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
62% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 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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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.67
MWV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. MWV: 2.67 )
MWV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 3.52
Current: 2.67

0.83
3.52
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.08
MWV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
69% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. MWV: 2.08 )
MWV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.12
Current: 2.08

0.38
2.12
Price/Median PS Value 1.66
MWV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. MWV: 1.66 )
MWV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 1.69
Current: 1.66

0.31
1.69
Price/Graham Number 1.46
MWV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. MWV: 1.46 )
MWV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 3.13
Current: 1.46

0.7
3.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
MWV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. MWV: 5.70 )
MWV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 8.7
Current: 5.7

2.1
8.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -5.04
MWV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
54% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. MWV: -5.04 )
MWV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.4   Max: 21.7
Current: -5.04

-10.4
21.7

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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