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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.07
VRS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. VRS: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
VRS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.02 Max: 0.13
Current: 0.07
0
0.13
Equity-to-Asset 0.49
VRS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. VRS: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
VRS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.92  Med: -0.05 Max: 0.49
Current: 0.49
-0.92
0.49
Debt-to-Equity 0.13
VRS's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
73% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. VRS: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
VRS' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -180.52  Med: -2.31 Max: 178.17
Current: 0.13
-180.52
178.17
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.41
VRS's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
75% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. VRS: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
VRS' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.6  Med: 9.53 Max: 18.82
Current: 0.41
-10.6
18.82
Interest Coverage 3.17
VRS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. VRS: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VRS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.22 Max: 3.17
Current: 3.17
0.07
3.17
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 2.65
Beneish M-Score: -2.71
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 4.95
VRS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
80% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.59 vs. VRS: 4.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
VRS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.62  Med: 0.12 Max: 5.06
Current: 4.95
-5.62
5.06
Net Margin % 4.61
VRS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
80% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. VRS: 4.61 )
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: 4.61
-27.22
7.79
ROE % 15.98
VRS's ROE % is ranked lower than
84% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 7.09 vs. VRS: 15.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
VRS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -221.26  Med: -3.96 Max: 183.96
Current: 15.98
-221.26
183.96
ROA % 6.98
VRS's ROA % is ranked lower than
81% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. VRS: 6.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
VRS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.14  Med: -9.33 Max: 6.98
Current: 6.98
-36.14
6.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 11.29
VRS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 10.00 vs. VRS: 11.29 )
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: 11.29
-32.28
20.64
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 43.20
VRS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. VRS: 43.20 )
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: -100  Med: 3.25 Max: 43.2
Current: 43.2
-100
43.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 49.20
VRS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
98% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. VRS: 49.20 )
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: -30.5 Max: 113
Current: 49.2
0
113
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Guru Trades

Q1 2018

VRS Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Joel Greenblatt 94,987 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,973 sh (New)
Jim Simons 340,600 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 81,882 sh (New)
Howard Marks 2,730,388 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 1,685,881 sh (-15.66%)
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Q2 2018

VRS Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Lee Ainslie 436,650 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 165,663 sh (+74.41%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 81,882 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Howard Marks 2,365,914 sh (-13.35%)
Donald Smith 1,210,451 sh (-28.20%)
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Q3 2018

VRS Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Jim Simons 265,100 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 15,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 70,587 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,671 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
Donald Smith 151,912 sh (-87.45%)
Howard Marks 961,319 sh (-59.37%)
Lee Ainslie 249,316 sh (-42.90%)
Joel Greenblatt 145,305 sh (-12.29%)
» More
Q4 2018

VRS Guru Trades in Q4 2018

Jeremy Grantham 49,800 sh (+221.29%)
Joel Greenblatt 227,728 sh (+56.72%)
Howard Marks 1,922,638 sh (+100.00%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Donald Smith 95,651 sh (-37.04%)
Steven Cohen 32,157 sh (-54.44%)
» More
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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, 0F27.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
Verso Corp is a North American producer of printing papers, specialty papers, and pulp. Its products are used primarily in media and marketing applications, such as catalogs, magazines, advertising brochures, and annual reports.

Verso Corp is a North American producer of printing papers, specialty papers, and pulp. The company produces a wide range of paper products, including coated freesheet, coated groundwood, coated digital, inkjet, supercalendered, and uncoated freesheet. These paper products are used primarily in media and marketing applications, such as catalogs, magazines, advertising brochures, and annual reports. The company also sells kraft pulp, which is used to manufacture tissue products and printing and writing grade paper; however, the group derives the majority of its revenue from its paper products.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 7.44
VRS's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.82 vs. VRS: 7.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
VRS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.22  Med: 8.54 Max: 27.54
Current: 7.44
6.22
27.54
Forward PE Ratio 3.92
VRS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. VRS: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 7.44
VRS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
98% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. VRS: 7.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
VRS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.22  Med: 8.54 Max: 27.54
Current: 7.44
6.22
27.54
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 4.12
VRS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
88% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. VRS: 4.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
VRS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 3.53 Max: 5.73
Current: 4.12
0.1
5.73
PB Ratio 1.05
VRS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. VRS: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
VRS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.54 Max: 1.45
Current: 1.05
0.16
1.45
PS Ratio 0.34
VRS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. VRS: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
VRS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.34
0.05
0.45
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 5.50
VRS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
80% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 12.33 vs. VRS: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
VRS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.57  Med: 4.99 Max: 8.73
Current: 5.5
3.57
8.73
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.81
VRS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
78% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 7.89 vs. VRS: 3.81 )
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: 1.82  Med: 3.84 Max: 51.84
Current: 3.81
1.82
51.84
EV-to-EBIT 6.44
VRS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.17 vs. VRS: 6.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VRS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.1  Med: -2.9 Max: 43.3
Current: 6.44
-16.1
43.3
EV-to-EBITDA 3.75
VRS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
69% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9.54 vs. VRS: 3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VRS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.2  Med: 5.75 Max: 7.7
Current: 3.75
3.2
7.7
EV-to-Revenue 0.38
VRS's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
90% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. VRS: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
VRS' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.2 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.38
0.2
0.5
Current Ratio 1.96
VRS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. VRS: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VRS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.66 Max: 2.68
Current: 1.96
0.23
2.68
Quick Ratio 0.82
VRS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. VRS: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VRS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.82
0.08
1.36
Days Inventory 61.61
VRS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
54% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 64.55 vs. VRS: 61.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VRS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.44  Med: 39.75 Max: 67.71
Current: 61.61
38.44
67.71
Days Sales Outstanding 35.44
VRS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 51.01 vs. VRS: 35.44 )
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: 35.44
Current: 35.44
17.04
35.44
Days Payable 33.49
VRS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
73% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 50.42 vs. VRS: 33.49 )
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: 33.49
Current: 33.49
15.12
33.49

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 13.60
VRS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. VRS: 13.60 )
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: -0.35 Max: 22.5
Current: 13.6
-15.7
22.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.12
VRS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. VRS: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
VRS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.37 Max: 1.47
Current: 1.12
0.24
1.47
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.01
VRS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. VRS: 2.01 )
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: 0.36  Med: 0.9 Max: 2.62
Current: 2.01
0.36
2.62
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.61
VRS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. VRS: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
VRS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.88 Max: 0.96
Current: 0.61
0.61
0.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 15.53
VRS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. VRS: 15.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
VRS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38  Med: -8.7 Max: 18
Current: 15.53
-38
18

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,626.00
EPS (TTM) $ 3.47
Volatility59.94%
52-Week Range $15.21 - 34.60
Shares Outstanding (Mil)34.55

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 2,701 3,022
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $) 299 357
EPS ($) 4.47 6.59
EPS without NRI ($) 4.47 6.59
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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