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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 0.04
WPP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. WPP: 0.04 )
WPP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.04

0.01
0.37
Equity to Asset 0.35
WPP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. WPP: 0.35 )
WPP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.6
Current: 0.35

0.26
0.6
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.67
M-Score: -3.55
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.74
WPP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. WPP: -0.74 )
WPP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.11   Max: 14.39
Current: -0.74

-2.11
14.39
Net-margin (%) -27.90
WPP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. WPP: -27.90 )
WPP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.9   Max: 7.94
Current: -27.9

-27.9
7.94
ROE (%) -57.85
WPP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. WPP: -57.85 )
WPP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -57.85   Max: 25.73
Current: -57.85

-57.85
25.73
ROA (%) -20.20
WPP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. WPP: -20.20 )
WPP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -20.2   Max: 14.58
Current: -20.2

-20.2
14.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -0.82
WPP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.37 vs. WPP: -0.82 )
WPP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.79   Max: 30.19
Current: -0.82

-3.79
30.19
Revenue Growth (%) -24.70
WPP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. WPP: -24.70 )
WPP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 8.7
Current: -24.7

-30.7
8.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -6.30
WPP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. WPP: -6.30 )
WPP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.2   Max: 8.2
Current: -6.3

-22.2
8.2
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

WPP Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 57,500 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 265,000 sh (+62.48%)
Steven Cohen 584,482 sh (+0.28%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2013

WPP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 365,000 sh (+37.74%)
Paul Tudor Jones 75,000 sh (+30.43%)
Steven Cohen 580,634 sh (-0.66%)
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Q4 2013

WPP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 418,113 sh (+14.55%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q1 2014

WPP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mario Gabelli 435,000 sh (+4.04%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WPP

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 37.74%0.01%$10.97 - $12.9 $ 10.28-13%365000
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 62.48%0.01%$9.62 - $11.96 $ 10.28-5%265000
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$8.66 - $10.94 $ 10.285%163100
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$7.61 - $9.08 $ 10.2822%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -42.95%0.05%$7.99 - $9.86 $ 10.2813%94498
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 238.75%0.08%$8.56 - $9.66 $ 10.2812%165649
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.04%$8.32 - $9.78 $ 10.2820%48900
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Ratios

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P/B 3.10
WPP's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WPP: 3.10 )
WPP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 4.81
Current: 3.1

0.96
4.81
P/S 1.46
WPP's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. WPP: 1.46 )
WPP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.96
Current: 1.46

0.18
1.96
EV-to-EBIT -189.40
WPP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 27.62 vs. WPP: -189.40 )
WPP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 269.1
Current: -189.4

7.1
269.1
Current Ratio 1.42
WPP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. WPP: 1.42 )
WPP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 2.49
Current: 1.42

1.27
2.49
Quick Ratio 0.80
WPP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. WPP: 0.80 )
WPP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.38
Current: 0.8

0.53
1.38

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.17
WPP's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. WPP: 1.17 )
WPP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 8.35
Current: 1.17

0.34
8.35
Dividend growth (3y) 58.70
WPP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. WPP: 58.70 )
WPP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -55.5   Max: 58.7
Current: 58.7

-55.5
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.39
WPP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. WPP: 3.39 )
WPP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 23.6
Current: 3.39

0.96
23.6
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
WPP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. WPP: -0.10 )
WPP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.9   Max: -14.8
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.10
WPP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. WPP: 3.10 )
WPP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 4.57
Current: 3.1

1.04
4.57
Price/Median PS Value 2.50
WPP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. WPP: 2.50 )
WPP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.22
Current: 2.5

0.39
3.22
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -4.84
WPP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. WPP: -4.84 )
WPP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 17.9
Current: -4.84

-1.9
17.9

Business Description

Industry: Forest Products » Paper & Paper Products
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Traded in other countries:WSQ.Germany
Wausau Paper Corporation 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 under the Bay West and Wausau Paper brands. Its customers include wholesalers who serve end users in office building management, education and government facilities management, healthcare and healthcare facilities management, plus the lodging, recreation, industrial and commercial and hospitality sectors. This segment competes with major integrated paper companies and smaller converters who primarily service consumer and food service markets as well as the industrial and institutional markets concentrated on by Tissue. Some of these major competitors include Georgia-Pacific LLC, Kimberly Clark Corporation, and SCA Hygiene Products. The Paper segment manufactures premium release liners, highly engineered papers for industrial applications, tape base papers, specialty food packaging and finishing products and high performance coated liner products. This segment offers its products under the EcoSelect, ExperTec, DuraTec, InvenTec, ProGard, ProRedi, ProPly, and ProTec brand names. Competition for the Paper segment comes from a range of paper-producing companies, of which its principal competitors include Ahlstrom Corporation, Packaging Dynamics Corporation, Nordic Paper, Nippon Paper Group, Inc., UPM, and Gascogne Paper.
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