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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.70
VGR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 35 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. VGR: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VGR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.66 Max: 3.57
Current: 0.7
0
3.57
Equity to Asset -0.03
VGR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. VGR: -0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VGR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -3.9  Med: -0.07 Max: 0.17
Current: -0.03
-3.9
0.17
Interest Coverage 1.28
VGR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 52.52 vs. VGR: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VGR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.99
Current: 1.28
0.02
2.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.00
WACC vs ROIC
6.31%
75.99%
WACC
ROIC
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.37
VGR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 12.97 vs. VGR: 13.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VGR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.09  Med: 11.62 Max: 23.94
Current: 13.37
-6.09
23.94
Net-margin (%) 3.45
VGR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. VGR: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VGR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.95  Med: 4.35 Max: 51.29
Current: 3.45
-17.95
51.29
ROA (%) 3.52
VGR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 9.32 vs. VGR: 3.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VGR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -32.95  Med: 3.71 Max: 64.26
Current: 3.52
-32.95
64.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 324.19
VGR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 56.44 vs. VGR: 324.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VGR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15.02  Med: 205.20 Max: 361.77
Current: 324.19
-15.02
361.77
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.60
VGR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. VGR: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VGR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21  Med: 6.00 Max: 27.9
Current: 7.6
-21
27.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.90
VGR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. VGR: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VGR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -62  Med: 4.10 Max: 217.2
Current: 0.9
-62
217.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -24.00
VGR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. VGR: -24.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VGR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -50.6  Med: -10.55 Max: 142.9
Current: -24
-50.6
142.9
» VGR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

VGR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 1,502,414 sh (+21.85%)
Jim Simons 4,653,664 sh (+15.09%)
Zeke Ashton 40,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 448,900 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 47,506 sh (-33.75%)
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Q3 2014

VGR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 1,857,014 sh (+17.72%)
Jim Simons 5,442,633 sh (+11.38%)
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2014

VGR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Zeke Ashton 89,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,428 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,818,283 sh (-2.09%)
Jim Simons 5,214,033 sh (-4.20%)
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Q1 2015

VGR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 27,202 sh (New)
Zeke Ashton 107,500 sh (+20.79%)
Jim Simons 5,332,933 sh (+2.28%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 1,267,762 sh (-30.28%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 46.30
VGR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
92% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. VGR: 46.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VGR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.36  Med: 25.10 Max: 140.63
Current: 46.3
14.36
140.63
Forward P/E 27.47
VGR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 17.27 vs. VGR: 27.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 44.90
VGR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
92% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. VGR: 44.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VGR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.94  Med: 24.80 Max: 256.65
Current: 44.9
13.94
256.65
P/S 1.54
VGR's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. VGR: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VGR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 1.50 Max: 2.47
Current: 1.54
1.16
2.47
PFCF 17.97
VGR's PFCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. VGR: 17.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VGR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.33  Med: 22.39 Max: 565.7
Current: 17.97
9.33
565.7
POCF 15.47
VGR's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 15.06 vs. VGR: 15.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VGR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.68  Med: 19.06 Max: 498.83
Current: 15.47
8.68
498.83
EV-to-EBIT 11.44
VGR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 12.27 vs. VGR: 11.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VGR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2  Med: 11.80 Max: 83.7
Current: 11.44
6.2
83.7
PEG 3.68
VGR's PEG is ranked lower than
75% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. VGR: 3.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VGR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 6.06 Max: 19.01
Current: 3.68
0.17
19.01
Shiller P/E 48.53
VGR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 17.54 vs. VGR: 48.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VGR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.32  Med: 25.03 Max: 98.72
Current: 48.53
6.32
98.72
Current Ratio 3.37
VGR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. VGR: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VGR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.94 Max: 4.11
Current: 3.37
0.24
4.11
Quick Ratio 2.96
VGR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. VGR: 2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VGR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.46 Max: 3.43
Current: 2.96
0.09
3.43
Days Inventory 33.75
VGR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
86% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 107.04 vs. VGR: 33.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VGR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 30.58  Med: 97.33 Max: 292.66
Current: 33.75
30.58
292.66
Days Sales Outstanding 4.11
VGR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 20.31 vs. VGR: 4.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VGR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 8.86 Max: 42.36
Current: 4.11
0.63
42.36

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 6.85
VGR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. VGR: 6.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VGR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 6.41  Med: 8.83 Max: 12.81
Current: 6.85
6.41
12.81
Dividend Payout 3.03
VGR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
100% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VGR: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VGR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 1.81 Max: 12.7
Current: 3.03
0.01
12.7
Dividend growth (3y) 5.00
VGR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
62% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. VGR: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
VGR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 5.80 Max: 81.9
Current: 5
0
81.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.91
VGR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. VGR: 8.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VGR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 8.34  Med: 11.49 Max: 16.66
Current: 8.91
8.34
16.66
Share Buyback Rate -4.10
VGR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
72% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. VGR: -4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
VGR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.4  Med: -5.50 Max: -11.9
Current: -4.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 7.58
VGR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
100% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. VGR: 7.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VGR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.33  Med: 2.27 Max: 20.54
Current: 7.58
1.33
20.54
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 3.99
VGR's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
100% of the 5 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. VGR: 3.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.03
VGR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. VGR: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VGR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.94 Max: 2.91
Current: 1.03
0.15
2.91
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 7.10
VGR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
100% of the 10 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. VGR: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
VGR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 1.41 Max: 37.54
Current: 7.1
0.06
37.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.70
VGR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. VGR: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VGR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 8.40 Max: 16.2
Current: 8.7
1.2
16.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 8.56
VGR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. VGR: 8.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VGR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -6.4  Med: 6.50 Max: 89.4
Current: 8.56
-6.4
89.4

Business Description

Industry: Tobacco Products » Tobacco
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Vector Group Ltd, is a Delaware Corporation, founded on 1980. The Company operates as a holding company and is engaged in: the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States and the real estate business through its subsidiaries. Its operating business segment includes: Tobacco and Real Estate segment. The Tobacco segment consists of the manufacture and sale of cigarettes. The Real Estate segment includes the Companys investments in consolidated and non-consolidated real estate businesses. Liggett and Vector Tobacco are engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States. New Valley is engaged in the real estate business. Liggetts competition is divided into two segments: The first segment is made up of manufacturers of cigarettes in the United States: Philip Morris USA Inc., RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company and Lorillard Tobacco Company. The second segment of competition is comprised of a group of smaller manufacturers and importers, many of which sell discount cigarettes. Its competitor in this segment is Commonwealth Brands, Inc. In residential real estate sales and marketing, it competes with multi-office independent real estate organizations and, to some extent, with franchise real estate organizations, such as Century-21, ERA, RE/MAX International, Sotheby's International Realty and among others. In the United States, tobacco products are subject to substantial and increasing legislation, regulation and taxation, which have a negative effect on revenue and profitability.
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