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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.51
RFP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. RFP: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
RFP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.51
0
0.71
Equity to Asset 0.44
RFP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. RFP: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
RFP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.59  Med: 0.30 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.44
-0.59
0.59
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 0.89
M-Score: -3.17
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -3.30
RFP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. RFP: -3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
RFP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -21.12  Med: 0.56 Max: 20.7
Current: -3.3
-21.12
20.7
Net-margin (%) -6.55
RFP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. RFP: -6.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
RFP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -35.57  Med: -0.33 Max: 55.08
Current: -6.55
-35.57
55.08
ROE (%) -11.14
RFP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. RFP: -11.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
RFP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -313.98  Med: 0.59 Max: 323.11
Current: -11.14
-313.98
323.11
ROA (%) -5.32
RFP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. RFP: -5.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
RFP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.29  Med: 0.02 Max: 36.64
Current: -5.32
-24.29
36.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -7.93
RFP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.02 vs. RFP: -7.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
RFP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.03  Med: 2.64 Max: 37.87
Current: -7.93
-22.03
37.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.80
RFP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. RFP: -2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
RFP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.3  Med: -2.10 Max: 273.2
Current: -2.8
-36.3
273.2
» RFP's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

RFP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Francis Chou 4,117,259 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 37,976 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 29,044,012 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 483,306 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 8,486,281 sh (-0.30%)
Jim Simons 96,300 sh (-17.20%)
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Q4 2014

RFP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Donald Smith 8,486,646 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 37,976 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 483,306 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 29,044,012 sh (unchged)
Francis Chou 4,081,218 sh (-0.88%)
Jim Simons 85,300 sh (-11.42%)
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Q1 2015

RFP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 375,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,530 sh (New)
Jim Simons 379,600 sh (+345.02%)
Francis Chou 4,081,218 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 37,976 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 483,306 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 29,044,012 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 7,790,890 sh (-8.20%)
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Q2 2015

RFP Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 100,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 780,087 sh (+105.50%)
Michael Price 675,000 sh (+39.66%)
Donald Smith 8,697,112 sh (+11.63%)
Prem Watsa 29,048,190 sh (+0.01%)
Francis Chou 4,081,218 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 37,976 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 12,687 sh (-43.69%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Resolute Forest Products Inc

Francis Chou Comments on Resolute Forest Products - Mar 11, 2014

The common stock of Resolute Forest Products (NYSE:RFP) contributed significantly to the returns of the Fund. We do not normally buy common stock for the Fund but every now and then, due to restructuring, we receive shares for a debt security we hold. Such was the case with RFP. We received shares of RFP for our holdings in McMinn County, Tennessee revenue bonds. To cut a long story short, we purchased 15.48 million bonds for a total consideration of $155,800. We paid roughly one cent on a dollar for each bond, preparing to hold them for several years. We knew McMinn’s obligor was AbitibiBowater and we have been following AbitibiBowater story for a while (AbitibiBowater changed its name to Resolute Forest Products in 2011). McMinn bonds belong to a class of creditors that were in dispute with AbitibiBowater 7.95% class bonds, a dispute many thought would not likely be settled for several years. We figured that even if McMinn lost the lawsuit, and 100% of the disputed claim was awarded to the 7.95% class, we would not lose money on the McMinn bonds considering the price we paid. Lo and behold, a few months later, the lawsuit was settled and we received 52,564 common shares of RFP for our holdings of McMinn bonds. At the year-end price of $16.02, these shares of RFP were worth approximately $842,075.



Such a windfall comes maybe once every 20 years and we would not recommend this case as a regular way to invest in bonds. You needed a seller who was desperate to sell his holdings within a short time frame but could not find a buyer. And in a fortuitous way, we had invested in RFP for several years and were well acquainted with the story and the lawsuit. Further, the outcome was also dependent on a quick favorable legal judgment. The lawsuit could have dragged on for years which would have diminished the annualized returns by a considerable margin.





From Franis Chou's 2013 letter to shareholders.



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Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio) founded the Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (TSX:FFH) in 1985, which is engaged in property and casualty insurance, as well as reinsurance and investment management. Watsa was born in India, originally trained as a chemical engineer but took a chance to move to London, Ontario, where his brother lived. There, Watsa earned an MBA at Western University and then worked for a decade in the investment department at a now defunct Canadian insurance company before forming Fairfax. Today, Fairfax manages about $1.46 billion in assets. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 11.70
RFP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.40 vs. RFP: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.45
RFP's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. RFP: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
RFP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.45
0.27
0.86
P/S 0.24
RFP's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. RFP: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
RFP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.24
0.2
0.48
PFCF 14.65
RFP's PFCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. RFP: 14.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
RFP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.98  Med: 18.00 Max: 98.76
Current: 14.65
3.98
98.76
POCF 3.66
RFP's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. RFP: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
RFP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.6  Med: 8.12 Max: 77.71
Current: 3.66
2.6
77.71
Current Ratio 3.08
RFP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. RFP: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
RFP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.29 Max: 3.33
Current: 3.08
0.9
3.33
Quick Ratio 1.94
RFP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. RFP: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
RFP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.81 Max: 2.4
Current: 1.94
0.35
2.4
Days Inventory 67.36
RFP's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 67.54 vs. RFP: 67.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
RFP' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 46.41  Med: 63.89 Max: 103.22
Current: 67.36
46.41
103.22
Days Sales Outstanding 37.99
RFP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 48.84 vs. RFP: 37.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
RFP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.2  Med: 45.34 Max: 88.11
Current: 37.99
26.2
88.11

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.45
RFP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. RFP: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
RFP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.45
0.34
0.82
Price/Projected FCF 0.49
RFP's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. RFP: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
RFP' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.08 Max: 18.94
Current: 0.49
0.57
18.94
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
RFP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. RFP: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
RFP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.7
0.75
1.37
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -17.96
RFP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. RFP: -17.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
RFP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -18  Med: 7.40 Max: 15.4
Current: -17.96
-18
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -7.68
RFP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. RFP: -7.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
RFP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -25.7  Med: -11.50 Max: 1.4
Current: -7.68
-25.7
1.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
EPS($) -0.09 1.14
EPS without NRI($) -0.09 1.14

Business Description

Industry: Forest Products » Paper & Paper Products
Compare:SWM, UPMKF, WPP, FBR, SEOAY » details
Traded in other countries:RFP.Canada, 7AB1.Germany,
Resolute Forest Products Inc is a Delaware corporation, formed on January 25, 2007, from the merger of Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. and Bowater Incorporated. The Company owns or operates pulp and paper mills and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, and power generation assets in Canada. Its products include newsprint, specialty papers, market pulp and wood products. Its segments include newsprint, specialty papers, market pulp and wood products. Through the Newsprint segment, it produces newsprint at 11 facilities in North America and one facility in South Korea. It sells newsprint to newspaper publishers and also to commercial printers in North America for uses such as inserts and flyers. Through the Specialty papers segment, it produces specialty papers at eight facilities in North America. Its specialty papers segment is composed of uncoated mechanical papers, including supercalendered, superbright, high bright, bulky book and directory papers, as well as coated mechanical papers. The specialty papers are used in books, retail inserts, direct mail, coupons, magazines, catalogs and other commercial printing applications. It sells specialty papers to commercial printers, direct mailers, publishers, catalogers and retailers, mostly in North America. Its Market pulp segment produces market pulp at seven facilities in North America. Approximately 80% of its virgin pulp capacity is softwood-based: northern bleached softwood kraft pulp, southern bleached softwood kraft pulp and fluff pulp. It also produces northern bleached hardwood kraft pulp and southern bleached hardwood kraft pulp, and recycled bleached kraft pulp. Its Wood products segment operates 16 sawmills in Canada that produce construction-grade lumber sold in North America, mostly on the east coast. Its sawmills produce dimension spruce-pine-fir lumber and are a major source of wood chips for its pulp and paper mills and wood residue it uses as fuel in power cogeneration assets and other operations. The Company also produces electricity at seven cogeneration facilities and seven hydroelectric dams. The Company's operations consume substantial amounts of raw materials such as wood, recovered paper, chemicals and energy in the manufacturing of its paper, pulp and wood products. The Company competes with uncoated and coated mechanical paper producers in North America. It also competes with suppliers of other grades of paper such as coated freesheet and supercalendered paper. The Company is subject to a variety of federal, state, provincial and local environmental laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which it operates.
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