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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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Cash to Debt 0.01
VRS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. VRS: 0.01 )
VRS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset -0.38
VRS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. VRS: -0.38 )
VRS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.38   Max: 0.67
Current: -0.38

-0.38
0.67
Interest Coverage 0.25
VRS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 204 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: 4
Z-Score: -0.18
M-Score: -2.86
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 2.44
VRS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. VRS: 2.44 )
VRS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.69   Max: 6.32
Current: 2.44

-5.69
6.32
Net-margin (%) -8.01
VRS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. VRS: -8.01 )
VRS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.79   Max: 7.79
Current: -8.01

-11.79
7.79
ROA (%) -10.12
VRS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. VRS: -10.12 )
VRS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.38   Max: 6.74
Current: -10.12

-14.38
6.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.26
VRS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. VRS: 4.26 )
VRS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.16   Max: 5.4
Current: 4.26

-7.16
5.4
Revenue Growth (%) -5.10
VRS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

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

0
12
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.30
VRS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. VRS: 1.30 )
VRS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 39.8
Current: 1.3

0
39.8
EPS Growth (%) -5.80
VRS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. VRS: -5.80 )
VRS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 24.6
Current: -5.8

0
24.6
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VRS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

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Ratios

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P/S 0.10
VRS's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. VRS: 0.10 )
VRS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.1

0.01
0.22
EV-to-EBIT 40.00
VRS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. VRS: 40.00 )
VRS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 17.1   Max: 85
Current: 40

17.1
85

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 2.00
VRS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VRS: 2.00 )
VRS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.24
Current: 2

0.48
2.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.50
VRS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
56% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. VRS: 2.50 )
VRS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 5.9
Current: 2.5

1.2
5.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -15.95
VRS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
50% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. VRS: -15.95 )
VRS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -91.1   Max: 15.3
Current: -15.95

-91.1
15.3

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. It went public on May 14, 2008. The Company is a North American supplier of coated papers to catalog and magazine publishers. Coated paper is used mainly 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 manufactures three main grades of paper: coated groundwood paper, coated freesheet paper and supercalendered paper. These paper grades are differentiated mainly by their respective brightness, weight, print quality, bulk, opacity and strength. Coated groundwood paper includes a fiber component produced through a mechanical pulping process. In addition to mechanical pulp, coated groundwood paper typically includes a kraft pulp component to improve brightness and print quality. Coated freesheet paper is made from bleached kraft pulp, which is produced using a chemical process to break apart wood fibers and dissolve impurities such as lignin. The use of kraft pulp results in a bright, heavier-weight paper with excellent print qualities, which is well-suited for high-end commercial applications and premium magazines. Coated freesheet contains mainly kraft pulp, with less than 10% mechanical pulp in its composition. Supercalendered paper consists of groundwood fibers and a very high filler content. The paper is passed through a supercalendering process in which alternating steel and filled rolls 'iron' the paper, giving it a gloss and smoothness that makes it resemble coated paper. Supercalendered papers are mainly used for retail inserts, due to their relatively low price point. The Company produces and sells NBHK pulp. NBHK pulp is produced through the chemical kraft process using hardwoods. Hardwoods typically have shorter length fibers than softwoods and are used to smooth paper. The Company also offers recycled paper to help meet specific customer requirements. Additionally, it offers customized product solutions for strategic accounts by producing paper grades with customer-specified weight, brightness and pulp mix characteristics, providing customers with cost benefits and/or brand differentiation. It has recently expanded its offerings to include ultra-lightweight uncoated printing papers and ultra-lightweight coated and uncoated flexible packaging papers. The Company operates 11 paper machines at four mills located in Maine, Michigan and Minnesota. The mills have a combined annual production capacity of 1,693,000 tons of coated paper, 106,000 tons of supercalendered paper, 44,000 tons of ultra-lightweight specialty paper, and 878,000 tons of kraft pulp. The Company's key customers include magazine publishers such as Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Hearst Corporation, National Geographic Society and Time Inc.; catalog producers such as Avon Products, Inc. and Sears Holding Corporation; comme

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