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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
USTR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 2631 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. USTR: 0.05 )
USTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 4.17
Current: 0.05

0.02
4.17
Equity to Asset 0.39
USTR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 2605 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. USTR: 0.39 )
USTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.39

0.07
0.55
Interest Coverage 17.10
USTR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 126.19 vs. USTR: 17.10 )
USTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 51.75
Current: 17.1

1.46
51.75
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 4.86
M-Score: -2.32
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.17
USTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2635 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. USTR: 4.17 )
USTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.11   Max: 5.54
Current: 4.17

3.11
5.54
Net-margin (%) 2.44
USTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 2635 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. USTR: 2.44 )
USTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.91
Current: 2.44

0.09
2.91
ROE (%) 15.33
USTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2593 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. USTR: 15.33 )
USTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 30.92
Current: 15.33

1.34
30.92
ROA (%) 6.03
USTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2643 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. USTR: 6.03 )
USTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 8.54
Current: 6.03

0.2
8.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.37
USTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2638 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. USTR: 22.37 )
USTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 18.33   Max: 37.32
Current: 22.37

18.33
37.32
Revenue Growth (%) 8.10
USTR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1952 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. USTR: 8.10 )
USTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 16.8
Current: 8.1

0.5
16.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.70
USTR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. USTR: 6.70 )
USTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.9   Max: 20.7
Current: 6.7

-8.9
20.7
EPS Growth (%) 9.40
USTR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. USTR: 9.40 )
USTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.2   Max: 134.6
Current: 9.4

-9.2
134.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

USTR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 60,822 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 12,679 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,900 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 10,176 sh (+7.8%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Scott Black 65,147 sh (-3.08%)
Richard Pzena 139,595 sh (-71.34%)
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Q1 2014

USTR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 182,722 sh (+200.42%)
Richard Pzena 406,203 sh (+190.99%)
Paul Tudor Jones 21,300 sh (+12.7%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Scott Black 61,577 sh (-5.48%)
Steven Cohen 10,177 sh (-19.73%)
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Q2 2014

USTR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Third Avenue Management 274,511 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 205,348 sh (New)
David Dreman 1,402 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 959,091 sh (+136.11%)
Scott Black Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 14,200 sh (-33.33%)
Jim Simons 96,922 sh (-46.96%)
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Q3 2014

USTR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Third Avenue Management 455,659 sh (+65.99%)
Joel Greenblatt 289,151 sh (+40.81%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,500 sh (+37.32%)
David Dreman 1,569 sh (+11.91%)
Richard Pzena 944,022 sh (-1.57%)
Jim Simons 7,222 sh (-92.55%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with USTR

(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
Third Avenue Management 2014-09-30 Add 65.99%0.14%$38.09 - $42.49 $ 41.43%455659
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 40.81%0.03%$38.09 - $42.49 $ 41.43%289151
Scott Black 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.27%$37 - $42.18 $ 41.46%0
Third Avenue Management 2014-06-30 New Buy0.22%$37 - $42.18 $ 41.46%274511
Richard Pzena 2014-06-30 Add 136.11%0.13%$37 - $42.18 $ 41.46%959091
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.11%$37 - $42.18 $ 41.46%205348
David Dreman 2014-06-30 New Buy$37 - $42.18 $ 41.46%1402
Richard Pzena 2014-03-31 Add 190.99%0.06%$39.56 - $46.02 $ 41.4-3%406203
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.38%$42.24 - $46.02 $ 41.4-6%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$42.24 - $46.02 $ 41.4-6%0
Richard Pzena 2013-12-31 Reduce -71.34%0.1%$42.24 - $46.02 $ 41.4-6%139595
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.80
USTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 32.60 vs. USTR: 12.80 )
USTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.84   Max: 21.49
Current: 12.8

4.84
21.49
P/B 1.86
USTR's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. USTR: 1.86 )
USTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 2.62
Current: 1.86

0.74
2.62
P/S 0.31
USTR's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. USTR: 0.31 )
USTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.31

0.09
0.46
PFCF 25.71
USTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. USTR: 25.71 )
USTR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.68   Max: 171
Current: 25.71

5.68
171
EV-to-EBIT 9.86
USTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 23.07 vs. USTR: 9.86 )
USTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 11.6
Current: 9.86

5.5
11.6
PEG 1.88
USTR's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. USTR: 1.88 )
USTR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 31.58
Current: 1.88

0.29
31.58
Shiller P/E 15.20
USTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. USTR: 15.20 )
USTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.22   Max: 24.46
Current: 15.2

5.22
24.46
Current Ratio 2.26
USTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 2627 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. USTR: 2.26 )
USTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 2.56
Current: 2.26

1.57
2.56
Quick Ratio 1.13
USTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 2627 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. USTR: 1.13 )
USTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.13

0.55
1.32

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.35
USTR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 1726 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. USTR: 1.35 )
USTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.15
Current: 1.35

0.36
2.15
Dividend Payout 0.17
USTR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
96% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 42.75 vs. USTR: 0.17 )
USTR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.17

0.14
0.41
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.30
USTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1782 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. USTR: 1.30 )
USTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.15
Current: 1.3

0.36
2.15
Share Buyback Rate 5.90
USTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 1376 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. USTR: 5.90 )
USTR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.8   Max: -12.5
Current: 5.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.94
USTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. USTR: 3.94 )
USTR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 7.9
Current: 3.94

0.87
7.9
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.97
USTR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. USTR: 0.97 )
USTR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.46
Current: 0.97

0.43
1.46
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
USTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. USTR: 1.01 )
USTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.01

0.28
1.43
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.83
USTR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. USTR: 1.83 )
USTR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.04
Current: 1.83

0.37
3.04
Price/Graham Number 1.48
USTR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 2774 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. USTR: 1.48 )
USTR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1   Max: 10.28
Current: 1.48

1
10.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.10
USTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2585 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. USTR: 10.10 )
USTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 18.1
Current: 10.1

8.6
18.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.51
USTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Computer Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. USTR: 12.51 )
USTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.6   Max: 32.4
Current: 12.51

-1.6
32.4

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Computer Distribution
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United Stationers Inc is a leading national wholesale distributor of business products including technology products, traditional office products, office furniture, janitorial and breakroom supplies, and industrial supplies. Its product portfolio includes technology products, traditional office products, office furniture, janitorial and breakroom supplies, and industrial supplies. In technology products, it engages in the wholesale distribution of computer supplies and peripherals. It stocks approximately 15,000 items, including imaging supplies, data storage, digital cameras, computer accessories and computer hardware items such as printers and other peripherals.The Company's products include Innovera technology products, Universal office products, Windsoft paper products, Boardwalk and UniSan janitorial and sanitation products, Alera office furniture, and Anchor Brand and Best Welds welding, industrial, safety and oil field pipeline products. Its clientele include independent office products dealers; contract stationers; office products superstores; computer products resellers; office furniture dealers; mass merchandisers; mail order companies; sanitary supply, paper and foodservice distributors; drug and grocery store chains; healthcare distributors; e-commerce merchants; oil field, welding supply and industrial/MRO distributors; and other independent distributors.
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