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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 0.68
VGR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. VGR: 0.68 )
VGR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 3.57
Current: 0.68

0
3.57
Equity to Asset -0.06
VGR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. VGR: -0.06 )
VGR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -3.9   Max: 0.17
Current: -0.06

-3.9
0.17
Interest Coverage 0.78
VGR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
62% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 11.94 vs. VGR: 0.78 )
VGR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 2.99
Current: 0.78

0.02
2.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.67
M-Score: -2.55
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 (%) 10.61
VGR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 30.57 vs. VGR: 10.61 )
VGR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.09   Max: 23.94
Current: 10.61

-6.09
23.94
Net-margin (%) 3.69
VGR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 19.97 vs. VGR: 3.69 )
VGR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.95   Max: 51.29
Current: 3.69

-17.95
51.29
ROA (%) 3.09
VGR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 14.52 vs. VGR: 3.09 )
VGR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -39.86   Max: 46.71
Current: 3.09

-39.86
46.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 141.36
VGR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 168.06 vs. VGR: 141.36 )
VGR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.38   Max: 326.28
Current: 141.36

-10.38
326.28
Revenue Growth (%) -2.20
VGR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. VGR: -2.20 )
VGR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.7   Max: 27.9
Current: -2.2

-19.7
27.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.20
VGR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. VGR: 4.20 )
VGR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -61.7   Max: 222.4
Current: 4.2

-61.7
222.4
EPS Growth (%) -12.60
VGR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. VGR: -12.60 )
VGR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.3   Max: 141
Current: -12.6

-43.3
141
» VGR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

VGR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 402,291 sh (+28.15%)
Jim Simons 4,002,902 sh (-3.89%)
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Q3 2013

VGR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 516,059 sh (+22.17%)
Jim Simons 4,031,123 sh (-4.09%)
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Q4 2013

VGR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 946,383 sh (+83.39%)
Jim Simons 3,858,724 sh (-4.28%)
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Q1 2014

VGR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Zeke Ashton 40,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 916,903 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 71,703 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,233,046 sh (+30.29%)
Jim Simons 4,043,564 sh (+4.79%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VGR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 30.29%0.09%$16.16 - $21.73 $ 20.7110%1233046
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 83.39%0.17%$15.64 - $16.67 $ 20.7127%946383
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 22.17%0.05%$15.286 - $16.42 $ 20.7131%516059
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 28.15%0.06%$14.67 - $15.65 $ 20.7135%402291
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 57.87%0.1%$14.16 - $15.5 $ 20.7139%313918
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.17%$13.85 - $16.03 $ 20.7136%198843
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$15.06 - $16.14 $ 20.7133%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -65.54%0.04%$14.9 - $16.22 $ 20.7134%12237
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.06%$15.79 - $16.82 $ 20.7136%35513
Carl Icahn 2011-12-31 Sold Out 2.28%$15.31 - $16.3 $ 20.7130%0
Carl Icahn 2011-09-30 New Buy2.28%$14.37 - $16.5 $ 20.7132%14799852
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 45.20
VGR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. VGR: 45.20 )
VGR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.36   Max: 154
Current: 45.2

14.36
154
P/S 1.66
VGR's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. VGR: 1.66 )
VGR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 2.51
Current: 1.66

1.15
2.51
PFCF 207.10
VGR's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 18.11 vs. VGR: 207.10 )
VGR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 396
Current: 207.1

9.3
396
EV-to-EBIT 21.75
VGR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 13.64 vs. VGR: 21.75 )
VGR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 1970.3
Current: 21.75

6.2
1970.3
PEG 3.20
VGR's PEG is ranked higher than
81% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. VGR: 3.20 )
VGR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 23.86
Current: 3.2

0.24
23.86
Shiller P/E 40.50
VGR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 21.69 vs. VGR: 40.50 )
VGR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.33   Max: 96.25
Current: 40.5

6.33
96.25
Current Ratio 2.23
VGR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. VGR: 2.23 )
VGR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 4.11
Current: 2.23

0.24
4.11
Quick Ratio 1.91
VGR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. VGR: 1.91 )
VGR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 3.43
Current: 1.91

0.09
3.43

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 7.73
VGR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
97% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. VGR: 7.73 )
VGR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 6.41   Max: 12.8
Current: 7.73

6.41
12.8
Dividend Payout 3.39
VGR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VGR: 3.39 )
VGR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 13.33
Current: 3.39

0.01
13.33
Dividend growth (3y) 5.00
VGR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. VGR: 5.00 )
VGR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 82.2
Current: 5

0
82.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 10.06
VGR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.86 vs. VGR: 10.06 )
VGR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 8.38   Max: 16.73
Current: 10.06

8.38
16.73
Share Buyback Rate -2.00
VGR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. VGR: -2.00 )
VGR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.4   Max: -11.2
Current: -2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 6.40
VGR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
69% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. VGR: 6.40 )
VGR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 20.37
Current: 6.4

1.33
20.37
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
VGR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. VGR: 1.10 )
VGR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 2.78
Current: 1.1

0.08
2.78
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.50
VGR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. VGR: 3.50 )
VGR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 39.42
Current: 3.5

0.06
39.42
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.70
VGR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. VGR: 4.70 )
VGR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 16.2
Current: 4.7

0.1
16.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.30
VGR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 13.07 vs. VGR: 14.30 )
VGR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.2   Max: 72.3
Current: 14.3

-7.2
72.3

Business Description

Industry: Tobacco Products » Tobacco
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Traded in other countries:VGR.Germany
Vector Group Ltd. is a Delaware Corporation. It operates as a holding company and is engaged in: the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States through its subsidiaries, Liggett Group LLC and Vector Tobacco Inc.; and the real estate business through its subsidiary, New Valley LLC, which is seeking to acquire additional operating companies and real estate properties. Liggett is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States. Liggett's cigarettes are produced in approximately 118 combinations of length, style and packaging. Liggett's current brand portfolio includes: LIGGETT SELECT; GRAND PRIX; EVE; PYRAMID; and USA and various Partner Brands and private label brands. New Valley LLC is engaged in the real estate business and is seeking to acquire additional real estate properties and operating companies. New Valley owns a 50% interest in Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, which operates the largest residential brokerage company in the New York City metropolitan area. New Valley owns a 50% interest in Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, which operates the largest residential brokerage company in the New York City metropolitan area. New Valley also holds an investment in a 450-acre approved master planned community in Palm Springs, California, holds investment interests in various real estate projects in Manhattan, New York, southern California and Milan, Italy through both debt and equity investments. The Company's competitors are Philip Morris USA Inc., Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Company, Commonwealth Brands, Inc. Century-21, ERA, RE/MAX and Coldwell Banker.. In the United States, tobacco products are subject to substantial and increasing legislation, regulation and taxation.
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