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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt N/A
VRS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
92% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. VRS: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
VRS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.08 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
VRS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. VRS: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
VRS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.92  Med: -0.01 Max: 0.67
Current: 0.33
-0.92
0.67
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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -6.09
VRS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
85% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. VRS: -6.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
VRS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.49  Med: -0.24 Max: 3.51
Current: -6.09
-13.49
3.51
Net Margin % -6.01
VRS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
85% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. VRS: -6.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
VRS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.22  Med: -7.99 Max: 7.79
Current: -6.01
-27.22
7.79
ROA % -6.07
VRS's ROA % is ranked lower than
86% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. VRS: -6.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
VRS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.14  Med: -9.33 Max: 6.61
Current: -6.07
-36.14
6.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -5.67
VRS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
85% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. VRS: -5.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
VRS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.28  Med: -0.28 Max: 20.64
Current: -5.67
-32.28
20.64
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -100.00
VRS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. VRS: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
VRS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -9.4 Max: 12
Current: -100
0
12
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -100.00
VRS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
100% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. VRS: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
VRS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -29.2 Max: 39.7
Current: -100
0
39.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -100.00
VRS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
100% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. VRS: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
VRS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -5.5 Max: 113
Current: -100
0
113
» VRS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

VRS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Kyle Bass 818,670 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2015

VRS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Kyle Bass Sold Out
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Q3 2016

VRS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Joel Greenblatt 15,935 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 25,000 sh (New)
Paul Singer 77,101 sh (New)
Howard Marks 3,103,397 sh (New)
Donald Smith 1,084,294 sh (New)
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Q4 2016

VRS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Donald Smith 1,544,573 sh (+42.45%)
Howard Marks 3,103,397 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Forest Products » Paper & Paper Products    NAICS: 322121    SIC: 2621
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Traded in other countries:4OM.Germany,
Verso Corp is a producer of printing papers, specialty papers and pulp. Its printing papers are designed for commercial printing, and media and marketing applications. Its specialty papers are used for flexible packaging and technical paper applications.

Verso Corp is a Delaware corporation, which began operations on August 1, 2006. The Company is a producer of coated freesheet and coated groundwood papers used in media and marketing applications. It operates in the following two market segments: paper and pulp. Its paper products are used in media and marketing applications, including catalogs, magazines, and commercial printing applications such as high-end advertising brochures, annual reports, and direct-mail advertising. Its market kraft pulp is used to manufacture printing, writing, and specialty paper grades and tissue products. The Company operates in one geographic segment, North America. The operations are subject to a range of federal, state, regional, and local general and industry specific environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 3.51
VRS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 14.84 vs. VRS: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 0.32
VRS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. VRS: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
VRS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.32
0.27
0.41
PS Ratio 0.11
VRS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. VRS: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
VRS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.18
Current: 0.11
0.1
0.18
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.99
VRS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
50% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. VRS: 5.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
VRS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.45  Med: 8.27 Max: 23.89
Current: 5.99
5.45
23.89
EV-to-EBIT -4.08
VRS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.24 vs. VRS: -4.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VRS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.09  Med: -2.3 Max: -1.5
Current: -4.08
-4.09
-1.5
EV-to-EBITDA 7.28
VRS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
61% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.69 vs. VRS: 7.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VRS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 4.1 Max: 8.3
Current: 7.28
2.7
8.3
Current Ratio 2.37
VRS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. VRS: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VRS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.57 Max: 2.37
Current: 2.37
0.23
2.37
Quick Ratio 0.78
VRS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. VRS: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VRS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.22
Current: 0.78
0.08
1.22
Days Inventory 78.55
VRS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 69.24 vs. VRS: 78.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VRS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.84  Med: 39.44 Max: 78.55
Current: 78.55
33.84
78.55
Days Sales Outstanding 30.42
VRS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 51.00 vs. VRS: 30.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VRS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.04  Med: 26.42 Max: 30.42
Current: 30.42
17.04
30.42
Days Payable 19.35
VRS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
84% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 49.11 vs. VRS: 19.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VRS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.12  Med: 27.42 Max: 34.4
Current: 19.35
15.12
34.4

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 13.50
VRS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. VRS: 13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VRS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.7  Med: -0.4 Max: 0
Current: 13.5
-15.7
0

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.34
VRS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
95% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. VRS: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
VRS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.34
Current: 0.34
0.33
0.34
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.80
VRS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. VRS: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
VRS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 0.98 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.8
0.79
0.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -24.43
VRS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
94% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.23 vs. VRS: -24.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
VRS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.44  Med: 0 Max: 3525.37
Current: -24.43
-35.44
3525.37

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,544
EPS (TTM) $ -2.40
Short Percentage of Float1.30%
52-Week Range $4.37 - 13.60
Shares Outstanding (Mil)34.39

Analyst Estimate

Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 1.64
EPS without NRI ($) 1.64
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Howard Marks Discloses Controlling Stake in Food Company Nov 17 2016 
Donald Smith Invests in Paper Producer Nov 09 2016 
Energy Acquisitions Fill Kyle Bass' 10 Most Valuable Stakes List in First Quarter Jun 08 2015 
VERSO PAPER CORP Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 03 2010 
VERSO PAPER CORP Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 11 2010 
VERSO PAPER CORP Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 06 2010 
VERSO PAPER CORP Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 05 2009 
VERSO PAPER CORP Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 06 2009 
VERSO PAPER CORP (VRS) CFO Robert P. Mundy buys 6,000 Shares May 20 2009 
VERSO PAPER CORP Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 07 2009 

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