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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 0.47
VGR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.22 vs. VGR: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VGR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.66 Max: 2.81
Current: 0.47
0
2.81
Equity to Asset -0.16
VGR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. VGR: -0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VGR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.9  Med: -0.07 Max: 0.17
Current: -0.16
-3.9
0.17
Interest Coverage 1.66
VGR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
92% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 18.64 vs. VGR: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VGR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.54 Max: 2.74
Current: 1.66
0.77
2.74
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.98
WACC vs ROIC
6.38%
54.51%
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 (%) 12.06
VGR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 14.58 vs. VGR: 12.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VGR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.3  Med: 13.75 Max: 23.94
Current: 12.06
10.3
23.94
Net-margin (%) 3.57
VGR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 10.37 vs. VGR: 3.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VGR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.32  Med: 4.33 Max: 13.29
Current: 3.57
2.32
13.29
ROA (%) 4.14
VGR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 9.13 vs. VGR: 4.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VGR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.74  Med: 5.38 Max: 10.37
Current: 4.14
2.74
10.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 287.04
VGR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 53.78 vs. VGR: 287.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VGR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 147.05  Med: 279.44 Max: 361.77
Current: 287.04
147.05
361.77
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.00
VGR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. VGR: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VGR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.9  Med: 6.90 Max: 27.9
Current: 8
-20.9
27.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
VGR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. VGR: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VGR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.2  Med: 3.70 Max: 217.7
Current: 3.7
-62.2
217.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.30
VGR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. VGR: 17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VGR' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.7  Med: -9.50 Max: 137.3
Current: 17.3
-50.7
137.3
» VGR's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-30)


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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2015

VGR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

NWQ Managers 146,125 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 69,972 sh (+157.23%)
Jim Simons 5,556,833 sh (+4.20%)
Zeke Ashton 107,500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 356,821 sh (-71.85%)
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Q3 2015

VGR Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 25,316 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 387,902 sh (+165.46%)
Jim Simons 5,785,031 sh (+4.11%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 20,761 sh (-94.18%)
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Q4 2015

VGR Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Joel Greenblatt 54,561 sh (+162.81%)
Paul Tudor Jones 37,838 sh (+49.46%)
Jim Simons 6,025,231 sh (+4.15%)
NWQ Managers 381,402 sh (-1.68%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 43.20
VGR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
97% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 18.24 vs. VGR: 43.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VGR' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.38  Med: 25.66 Max: 64.75
Current: 43.2
14.38
64.75
Forward P/E 24.81
VGR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
88% of the 8 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 18.42 vs. VGR: 24.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 42.37
VGR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
97% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 18.24 vs. VGR: 42.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VGR' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.06  Med: 25.25 Max: 67.52
Current: 42.37
14.06
67.52
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 52.73
VGR's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
94% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 21.82 vs. VGR: 52.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
VGR' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.4  Med: 43.15 Max: 298.81
Current: 52.73
13.4
298.81
P/S 1.55
VGR's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. VGR: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VGR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 1.48 Max: 2.42
Current: 1.55
1.14
2.42
PFCF 19.14
VGR's PFCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. VGR: 19.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VGR' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.93  Med: 21.17 Max: 490
Current: 19.14
8.93
490
POCF 17.64
VGR's POCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 16.31 vs. VGR: 17.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VGR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.39  Med: 18.93 Max: 395.83
Current: 17.64
8.39
395.83
EV-to-EBIT 14.08
VGR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 13.90 vs. VGR: 14.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VGR' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 9.30 Max: 15.6
Current: 14.08
5.6
15.6
EV-to-EBITDA 14.08
VGR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
60% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 12.77 vs. VGR: 14.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VGR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 9.30 Max: 15.6
Current: 14.08
5.6
15.6
PEG 18.64
VGR's PEG is ranked lower than
90% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. VGR: 18.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VGR' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 4.86 Max: 18.45
Current: 18.64
0.22
18.45
Shiller P/E 41.20
VGR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 11 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. VGR: 41.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VGR' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.66  Med: 30.12 Max: 48.9
Current: 41.2
7.66
48.9
Current Ratio 2.70
VGR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. VGR: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VGR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.99 Max: 3.64
Current: 2.7
0.39
3.64
Quick Ratio 2.30
VGR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. VGR: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VGR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.43 Max: 3.27
Current: 2.3
0.13
3.27
Days Inventory 30.60
VGR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
87% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 99.55 vs. VGR: 30.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VGR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.08  Med: 46.05 Max: 97.65
Current: 30.6
29.08
97.65
Days Sales Outstanding 5.26
VGR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. VGR: 5.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VGR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 4.69 Max: 11.16
Current: 5.26
0.63
11.16
Days Payable 6.46
VGR's Days Payable is ranked lower than
93% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 50.96 vs. VGR: 6.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VGR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67  Med: 3.90 Max: 8.34
Current: 6.46
2.67
8.34

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 7.32
VGR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
98% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. VGR: 7.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VGR' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.13  Med: 8.63 Max: 12.83
Current: 7.32
6.13
12.83
Dividend Payout 3.11
VGR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
69% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. VGR: 3.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VGR' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 2.06 Max: 14.26
Current: 3.11
0.07
14.26
Dividend Growth (3y) 5.00
VGR's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
57% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. VGR: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VGR' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 5.80 Max: 81.8
Current: 5
4.6
81.8
Forward Dividend Yield 7.41
VGR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
96% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. VGR: 7.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 9.33
VGR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 vs. VGR: 9.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VGR' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.82  Med: 11.01 Max: 16.37
Current: 9.33
7.82
16.37
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.30
VGR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 18 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. VGR: -6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VGR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.9  Med: -5.50 Max: 1.4
Current: -6.3
-11.9
1.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 6.17
VGR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
100% of the 14 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. VGR: 6.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VGR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 2.70 Max: 9.19
Current: 6.17
1.68
9.19
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 3.96
VGR's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
100% of the 4 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. VGR: 3.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.04
VGR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. VGR: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VGR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.93 Max: 2.01
Current: 1.04
0.2
2.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.11
VGR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. VGR: 7.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VGR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 10.70 Max: 17.8
Current: 7.11
6.4
17.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.23
VGR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Tobacco industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. VGR: 7.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VGR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.8  Med: 8.10 Max: 76.3
Current: 7.23
-2.8
76.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1657
EPS $ 0.50
Beta0.52
Short Percentage of Float11.24%
52-Week Range $20.30 - 25.60
Shares Outstanding(Mil)123.79

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 1,651 1,682
EPS($) 0.81 0.87
EPS without NRI($) 0.81 0.87

Business Description

Industry: Tobacco Products » Tobacco
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Traded in other countries:VGR.Germany,
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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