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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 : 5/10

Interest Coverage 6.87
VCI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
82% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 34.92 vs. VCI: 6.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VCI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 6.87
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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•

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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 : 2/10

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Business Description

Industry: Advertising & Marketing Services » Marketing Services
Traded in other countries:VAA.Germany,

Valassis Communications Inc is a Delaware Corporation. The Company is an intelligent media delivery, providing over 15,000 advertisers proven and innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share. By integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, Valassis precisely targets its clients' valuable shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale. It operates its business in three reportable segments: Shared Mail - offer the only national shared mail distribution network in the industry with products that have the ability to reach 9 out of 10 U.S. households through shared mail distribution. Neighborhood Targeted - Products that are targeted to specific newspaper zones or neighborhoods based on geographic and demographic characteristics. The Company specializes in producing full-service promotions for clients allowing orders to be placed on a national, regional or local basis. Free-standing Inserts - Four-color booklets that contain promotions, mainly coupons, from multiple advertisers (cooperative), which it publish and distribute to approximately 60 million households through newspapers and shared mail. Cooperative Free-standing Inserts ('FSI') are four-color booklets containing promotions, primarily coupons, from multiple clients, printed by the Company at its own facilities and distributed through newspapers and shared mail. Paper is the main raw material essential to its business. The extent and nature of the competition are, in large part, determined by location and demographics of the markets targeted by a particular advertiser and the number of media alternatives in those markets.

Guru Investment Theses on Valassis Communications Inc

Bernard Horn Comments on Valassis Communications - Aug 26, 2014

Only one consumer discretionary stock was sold during the six-month period. Valassis Communications (VCI), a U.S. direct mail/geography targeted advertising company, was originally added to the Fund in October 2013. By mid-February 2014, the company was acquired by Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. at a 20% premium over Valassis’ closing price as of December 17, 2013.

From Bernard Horn (Trades, Portfolio)’s Polaris Global Value Fund 2Q 2014 Message to Our Shareholders.

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Dividend & Buy Back

Dividend Yield 3.64
VCI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. VCI: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VCI' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 3.64
Current: 3.64
Dividend Payout 0.52
VCI's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
66% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. VCI: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VCI' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 0.52
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.64
VCI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
55% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. VCI: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VCI' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 3.64
Current: 3.64

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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,047
EPS (TTM) $ 2.77
Short Percentage of Float22.79%

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