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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.02
WPP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. WPP: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WPP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.02
0.01
0.37
Equity to Asset 0.28
WPP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WPP: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WPP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.28
0.26
0.58
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.50
M-Score: -2.38
WACC vs ROIC
8.74%
1.67%
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) 1.51
WPP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. WPP: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WPP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.11  Med: 3.82 Max: 14.39
Current: 1.51
-2.11
14.39
Net-margin (%) -3.67
WPP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. WPP: -3.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WPP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.9  Med: 1.56 Max: 7.94
Current: -3.67
-27.9
7.94
ROE (%) -9.05
WPP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. WPP: -9.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WPP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -52.06  Med: 4.49 Max: 27.16
Current: -9.05
-52.06
27.16
ROA (%) -2.84
WPP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. WPP: -2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WPP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.45  Med: 1.83 Max: 15.1
Current: -2.84
-16.45
15.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2.99
WPP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. WPP: -2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WPP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5.68  Med: 6.54 Max: 60.33
Current: -2.99
-5.68
60.33
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -25.00
WPP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WPP: -25.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WPP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.7  Med: 2.60 Max: 8.7
Current: -25
-30.7
8.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -41.30
WPP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. WPP: -41.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WPP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.3  Med: -6.30 Max: 8.2
Current: -41.3
-41.3
8.2
» WPP's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

WPP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 435,000 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

WPP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 34,078 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 459,993 sh (+5.75%)
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Q4 2014

WPP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli 464,993 sh (+1.09%)
Jim Simons 23,566 sh (-30.85%)
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Q1 2015

WPP Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 468,993 sh (+0.86%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 19.49
WPP's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. WPP: 19.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 3.46
WPP's P/B is ranked lower than
87% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. WPP: 3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WPP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.16 Max: 4.81
Current: 3.46
0.96
4.81
P/S 1.20
WPP's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. WPP: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WPP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.58 Max: 1.96
Current: 1.2
0.18
1.96
Current Ratio 1.15
WPP's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. WPP: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WPP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.91 Max: 2.49
Current: 1.15
1.01
2.49
Quick Ratio 0.67
WPP's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. WPP: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WPP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.38
Current: 0.67
0.41
1.38
Days Inventory 49.92
WPP's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 68.72 vs. WPP: 49.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WPP' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 36.27  Med: 51.41 Max: 106.27
Current: 49.92
36.27
106.27
Days Sales Outstanding 25.93
WPP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 50.70 vs. WPP: 25.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WPP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 16.27  Med: 30.31 Max: 68.36
Current: 25.93
16.27
68.36

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.40
WPP's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. WPP: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WPP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.86 Max: 8.35
Current: 1.4
0.34
8.35
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.24
WPP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. WPP: 3.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WPP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 4.31 Max: 19.35
Current: 3.24
0.79
19.35
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
WPP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. WPP: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
WPP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.9  Med: 0.30 Max: -14.8
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.32
WPP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. WPP: 3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WPP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 2.06 Max: 4.57
Current: 3.32
1.04
4.57
Price/Median PS Value 2.06
WPP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. WPP: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WPP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.15 Max: 3.22
Current: 2.06
0.39
3.22
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.45
WPP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. WPP: -1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WPP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.48  Med: 5.30 Max: 14.2
Current: -1.45
-1.48
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -10.62
WPP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -1.13 vs. WPP: -10.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WPP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -15.1  Med: 0.60 Max: 6.6
Current: -10.62
-15.1
6.6

Business Description

Industry: Forest Products » Paper & Paper Products
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Traded in other countries:WSQ.Germany,
Wausau Paper Corp manufactures, converts, and sells paper and paper products in the United States and internationally. The Company operates in two segments; Tissue and Paper, with both business segments marketing their products under the Wausau Paper trademark. Tissue segment produces a line of towel, tissue, soap and dispensing systems for the away-from-home market sold within United States and Canada. Its trademarks include Wausau Paper, Bay West, EcoSoft, DublSoft, Artisan, OptiCore, OptiServ, Revolution, DublNature, Dubl-Serv, and Wave 'N Dry, among others. Some of the competitors include Georgia-Pacific LLC, Kimberly Clark Corporation, and SCA Hygiene Products. The Company is subject to extensive regulation by various federal, state, and local agencies concerning compliance with environmental control statutes and regulations.
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