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Valuation Now: Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV)


Veritiv Corporation trades as part of the industrial products industry and trades as part of the industrials sector. The company CEO is Mary A. Laschinger. Veritiv Corp is engaged in business-to-business printing, packaging and facility supplies and equipment distribution services to printers, manufacturers, retailers and commercial facilities.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The VRTV stock showed a previous change of -0.84% with an open at 21.41 and a close of 21.26. It reached an intraday high of 21.95 and a low of 21.18.

SeekingAlpha:  Veritiv Corporation’s (VRTV) CEO Mary Laschinger on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


The stock has a market cap of $341.8m with 16.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 15.4m shares. Trading volume reached 97,952 shares compared to its average volume of 75,514 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Veritiv Corporation shares returned -14.07% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -23.22%. Over three months, it changed -40.71%. In one year it has changed -29.72% and within that year its 52-week high was 51.00 and its 52-week low was 21.18. VRTV stock is 0.38% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 32.96 and a 50 day moving average of 26.56. Currently VRTV stock is trading -35.49% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Veritiv Corporation 2019 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -0.99 that ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.43. The TTM EPS is 2.08, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.22.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 55.40, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 61.62%

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 409,228, which was 2.55% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.04. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.22

SeekingAlpha:  Veritiv Corporation 2019 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -5.01%, return on assets is -0.96%, profit margin is -0.31%, price-to-sales is 0.04 and price-to-book is 0.66.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.