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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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Cash to Debt 0.01
VRS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. VRS: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VRS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.04 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset -0.29
VRS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. VRS: -0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VRS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.89  Med: -0.05 Max: 0.08
Current: -0.29
-0.89
0.08
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.13
M-Score: -1.69
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 (%) -8.02
VRS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. VRS: -8.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VRS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -13.47  Med: 0.34 Max: 6.32
Current: -8.02
-13.47
6.32
Net-margin (%) -17.76
VRS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. VRS: -17.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VRS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.22  Med: -5.20 Max: 7.79
Current: -17.76
-27.22
7.79
ROA (%) -22.48
VRS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. VRS: -22.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VRS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -35.72  Med: -6.73 Max: 6.61
Current: -22.48
-35.72
6.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -14.78
VRS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.05 vs. VRS: -14.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VRS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -32.23  Med: 2.58 Max: 20.64
Current: -14.78
-32.23
20.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -9.40
VRS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. VRS: -9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -9.40 Max: 12
Current: -9.4
0
12
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 36.40
VRS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. VRS: 36.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -5.80 Max: 36.4
Current: 36.4
0
36.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

VRS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 30,800 sh (-35.02%)
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Q3 2014

VRS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2015

VRS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Kyle Bass 818,670 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 818,670 sh (New)
Howard Marks 2,578,897 sh (New)
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Q2 2015

VRS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Kyle Bass 818,670 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 2,578,897 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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P/S 0.01
VRS's P/S is ranked higher than
100% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. VRS: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VRS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.22
Current Ratio 1.66
VRS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. VRS: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VRS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.57 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.66
0.92
2.33
Quick Ratio 0.55
VRS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. VRS: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VRS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.55
0.47
1.36
Days Inventory 54.45
VRS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
63% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 67.36 vs. VRS: 54.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VRS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 33.84  Med: 39.44 Max: 52.62
Current: 54.45
33.84
52.62
Days Sales Outstanding 39.88
VRS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 48.84 vs. VRS: 39.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VRS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 17.04  Med: 27.14 Max: 62.82
Current: 39.88
17.04
62.82

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.12
VRS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. VRS: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VRS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.04 Max: 3.36
Current: 0.12
0.3
3.36
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -7.21
VRS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. VRS: -7.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VRS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7.21  Med: 3.80 Max: 5.9
Current: -7.21
-7.21
5.9

Business Description

Industry: Forest Products » Paper & Paper Products
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Traded in other countries:4OM.Germany,
Verso 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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Verso Paper Holdings LLC and Verso Paper Inc. Announce Extension of Expiration Date for Exchange Off Aug 21 2015 
Verso Announces Plans for Major Reductions in Coated Paper and Pulp Production Capacity Aug 20 2015 
Verso Addresses Additional NYSE Continued Listing Standard Aug 19 2015 
Verso to Host Conference Call on August 11 to Discuss Second Quarter Results Jul 17 2015 
Verisante Provides Operational Update Jul 03 2015 
Verso Addresses NYSE Continued Listing Standard Jun 29 2015 
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Verso Completes Acquisition of NewPage Jan 07 2015 

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