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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
USTR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 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 0.41
USTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. USTR: 0.41 )
USTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.41

0.07
0.55
Interest Coverage 17.10
USTR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.07 vs. USTR: 17.10 )
USTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 56.45
Current: 17.1

1.46
56.45
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.10
M-Score: -2.36
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.11
USTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. USTR: 4.11 )
USTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.11   Max: 5.47
Current: 4.11

3.11
5.47
Net-margin (%) 2.42
USTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. USTR: 2.42 )
USTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.91
Current: 2.42

0.09
2.91
ROE (%) 14.92
USTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. USTR: 14.92 )
USTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 26.8
Current: 14.92

1.03
26.8
ROA (%) 5.82
USTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. USTR: 5.82 )
USTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 8.51
Current: 5.82

0.2
8.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.38
USTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.62 vs. USTR: 21.38 )
USTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.87   Max: 32.89
Current: 21.38

11.87
32.89
Revenue Growth (%) 8.10
USTR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. USTR: 8.10 )
USTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.8   Max: 18
Current: 8.1

-0.8
18
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.70
USTR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. USTR: 6.70 )
USTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.9   Max: 22.5
Current: 6.7

-8.9
22.5
EPS Growth (%) 9.40
USTR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 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

Q2 2013

USTR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Hussman 200,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,200 sh (+44.91%)
Scott Black 77,487 sh (+11.53%)
Columbia Wanger 625,000 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Richard Pzena 588,238 sh (-27.73%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,491 sh (-87.41%)
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Q3 2013

USTR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 9,440 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 87,583 sh (+662.19%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Scott Black 67,217 sh (-13.25%)
Richard Pzena 487,107 sh (-17.19%)
John Hussman 161,000 sh (-19.5%)
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Q4 2013

USTR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 18,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 60,822 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 12,679 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with USTR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.38%$42.24 - $46.02 $ 39.18-11%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$42.24 - $46.02 $ 39.18-11%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 662.19%0.1%$34.87 - $43.9 $ 39.18-4%87583
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Sold Out 2.8%$31.5 - $38.74 $ 39.1814%0
John Hussman 2013-06-30 New Buy0.31%$31.5 - $38.74 $ 39.1814%200000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -87.41%0.16%$31.5 - $38.74 $ 39.1814%11491
Scott Black 2013-03-31 Add 85.49%0.16%$30.99 - $39.15 $ 39.1812%69474
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -42.3%0.12%$30.99 - $39.15 $ 39.1812%91296
Scott Black 2012-12-31 Add 123.15%0.09%$26.09 - $31.39 $ 39.1834%37455
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 35.28%0.07%$26.09 - $31.39 $ 39.1834%158214
Scott Black 2012-09-30 New Buy0.07%$24.19 - $27.74 $ 39.1850%16785
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 34.49%0.06%$24.65 - $30.81 $ 39.1845%116638
Meridian Funds 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.98%$28.81 - $34.73 $ 39.1833%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 132.9%0.13%$28.81 - $34.73 $ 39.1833%86727
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 323.93%0.13%$26.04 - $36.27 $ 39.1827%37734
Meridian Funds 2011-06-30 Reduce -48.55%0.58%$32.68 - $37.06 $ 39.1811%1151460
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -62.38%0.08%$32.68 - $37.06 $ 39.1811%8901
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $32.68 - $37.06 $ 39.1811%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.10
USTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 21.40 vs. USTR: 12.10 )
USTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.84   Max: 25.51
Current: 12.1

4.84
25.51
P/B 1.90
USTR's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. USTR: 1.90 )
USTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 2.62
Current: 1.9

0.74
2.62
P/S 0.30
USTR's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. USTR: 0.30 )
USTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.3

0.09
0.46
PFCF 26.70
USTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 35.17 vs. USTR: 26.70 )
USTR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.68   Max: 171
Current: 26.7

5.68
171
EV-to-EBIT 9.34
USTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.47 vs. USTR: 9.34 )
USTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 11.8
Current: 9.34

5.5
11.8
PEG 1.80
USTR's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. USTR: 1.80 )
USTR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 9.35
Current: 1.8

0.32
9.35
Shiller P/E 15.10
USTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. USTR: 15.10 )
USTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.22   Max: 24.63
Current: 15.1

5.22
24.63
Current Ratio 2.54
USTR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. USTR: 2.54 )
USTR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 2.56
Current: 2.54

1.57
2.56
Quick Ratio 1.24
USTR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. USTR: 1.24 )
USTR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.24

0.55
1.32

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.43
USTR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
73% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. USTR: 1.43 )
USTR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.15
Current: 1.43

0.36
2.15
Dividend Payout 0.17
USTR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.93 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) 1.40
USTR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
74% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. USTR: 1.40 )
USTR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.15
Current: 1.4

0.36
2.15
Share Buyback Rate 5.90
USTR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 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 3.80
USTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. USTR: 3.80 )
USTR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 7.9
Current: 3.8

0.35
7.9
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
USTR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. USTR: 1.00 )
USTR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.45
Current: 1

0.43
1.45
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
USTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. USTR: 1.00 )
USTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.38
Current: 1

0.27
1.38
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.70
USTR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. USTR: 1.70 )
USTR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.04
Current: 1.7

0.37
3.04
Price/Graham Number 1.40
USTR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. USTR: 1.40 )
USTR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1   Max: 10.28
Current: 1.4

1
10.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.50
USTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. USTR: 10.50 )
USTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 8.5   Max: 18.1
Current: 10.5

8.5
18.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.99
USTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.96 vs. USTR: 10.99 )
USTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.1   Max: 30.8
Current: 10.99

-2.1
30.8

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Distribution » Industrial Distribution
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United Stationers Inc, was incorporated in Delaware in 1981. The Company is a wholesale distributor of business products including technology products, traditional office products, office furniture, janitorial and breakroom supplies, and industrial supplies. The Company sells its products through a national distribution network of 72 distribution centers to over 25,000 resellers, who in turn sell directly to end consumers. The Company stocks over 130,000 items on a national basis from over 1,400 manufacturers. Its product portfolio includes 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. Technology products generated about 31% of the Company's 2012 consolidated net sales. Traditional Office Products include a range of office supplies. It carries over 25,000 brand-name and private label products, such as filing and record storage products, business machines, presentation products, writing instruments, paper products, shipping and mailing supplies, calendars and general office accessories. These products contributed approximately 27% of net sales during the year. Janitorial and Breakroom Supplies wholesales janitorial and breakroom supplies throughout the nation. The Company holds over 13,000 items in these lines, including janitorial and breakroom, foodservice consumables, safety and security items, and paper and packaging supplies. This product category provided about 25% of the latest year's net sales primarily from Lagasse, Inc. Industrial Supplies stock over industrial 75,000 items, including hand and power tools, safety and security supplies, janitorial equipment and supplies, other various industrial MRO items and oil field and welding supplies. In 2012, this product category accounted for roughly 8% of the Company's net sales. Office Furniture stocks approximately 4,500 products including desks, filing and storage solutions, seating and systems furniture, along with a variety of products for niche markets such as education, government, healthcare and professional services. It contributed approximately 6% of net sales for the year. In addition, it also offers private brand products within each of its product categories to help resellers provide quality value-priced items to their customers. Its clientele include independent office products dealers; contract stationers; office products superstores; computer products resellers; office furniture dealers; mass merchandisers; mail order companies; sanitary suppl
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