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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

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.01
VRS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. VRS: 0.01 )
VRS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset -0.57
VRS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. VRS: -0.57 )
VRS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.57   Max: 0.08
Current: -0.57

-0.57
0.08
Interest Coverage 0.25
VRS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.64 vs. VRS: 0.25 )
VRS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 4.06
Current: 0.25

0.12
4.06
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.11
M-Score: -3.13
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -0.84
VRS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. VRS: -0.84 )
VRS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.69   Max: 6.32
Current: -0.84

-5.69
6.32
Net-margin (%) -14.31
VRS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. VRS: -14.31 )
VRS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.79   Max: 7.79
Current: -14.31

-11.79
7.79
ROA (%) -17.79
VRS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. VRS: -17.79 )
VRS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.22   Max: 6.61
Current: -17.79

-13.22
6.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.41
VRS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. VRS: -1.41 )
VRS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.95   Max: 5.3
Current: -1.41

-6.95
5.3
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.10
VRS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. VRS: -5.10 )
VRS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 12
Current: -5.1

0
12
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.30
VRS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. VRS: 1.30 )
VRS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 39.8
Current: 1.3

0
39.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.80
VRS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. VRS: -5.80 )
VRS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 24.6
Current: -5.8

0
24.6
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Q4 2013

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Jim Simons 156,900 sh (-2.06%)
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Ratios

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P/S 0.12
VRS's P/S is ranked higher than
96% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. VRS: 0.12 )
VRS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.12

0.01
0.22
EV-to-EBIT -134.39
VRS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 26.20 vs. VRS: -134.39 )
VRS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -11207   Max: 85
Current: -134.39

-11207
85
Current Ratio 1.04
VRS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. VRS: 1.04 )
VRS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.04

0.96
2.33
Quick Ratio 0.51
VRS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. VRS: 0.51 )
VRS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.36
Current: 0.51

0.47
1.36

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.69
VRS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. VRS: 1.69 )
VRS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.88
Current: 1.69

0.25
2.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -0.70
VRS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. VRS: -0.70 )
VRS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 5.9
Current: -0.7

1.2
5.9

Business Description

Industry: Forest Products » Paper & Paper Products
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Traded in other countries:4OM.Germany,
Verso Paper Corp. is a Delaware corporation, which began operations on August 1, 2006. The Company is a North American supplier of coated papers to catalog and magazine publishers. The Company operates in the following three market segments: coated papers; hardwood market pulp; and other, consisting of specialty papers. Coated paper is used primarily in media and marketing applications, including catalogs, magazines, and commercial printing applications, such as high-end advertising brochures, annual reports, and direct mail advertising. The Company is the producer of coated freesheet paper which is used primarily for annual reports, brochures, and magazine covers. It also produces and sells market kraft pulp which is used to manufacture printing and writing paper grades and tissue products. The products of Company are products are used primarily in media and marketing applications, including catalogs, magazines, and commercial printing applications such as high-end advertising brochures, annual reports, and direct-mail advertising. It operates eight paper machines at three mills located in Maine and Michigan. The mills have a combined annual production capacity of approximately 1,305,000 tons of coated paper, 160,000 tons of ultra-lightweight specialties and uncoated papers, and 930,000 tons of kraft pulp. The Company sells and markets its products to approximately 130 customers which comprise approximately 700 end-user accounts. The basic raw materials used in papermaking process are wood fiber, market kraft pulp, chemicals, and energy. The operations of Company are subject to a wide range of federal, state, regional, and local general and industry specific environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.
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