Company Name:  American Greetings Corporation  Ticker Symbol:  AM  WWW Address:  www.americangreetings.com 
CEO:  Zev Weiss  No. of Employees:  6,700 
Common Issue Type:  CS  Business Description:  American Greetings Corporation is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of everyday and seasonal greeting cards and other social expression products.

  Industry Information:  SPECIALTY RETAIL  Specialty Retal, Other [more like this] 
 Price  Day Change  Bid  Ask  Open  High  Low  Volume  27.56  0.16      27.58  27.58  27.10  191095 
Market Cap (mil)  Shares Outstanding (mil)  Beta  EPS  DPS  P/E  Yield  52WksRange 
4,855.4  176.2  0.00  1.49  0.67  18.0  3.3  28.72  16.47 
 KEY FIGURES (Latest Twelve Months  LTM)  Yesterday's Close  27.56  $  PE Ratio  LTM  18.0  
Market Capitalisation  4,855.4  mil 
Latest Shares Outstanding  176.2  mil 
Earnings pS (EPS)  1.49  $ 
Dividend pS (DPS)  0.67  ¢ 
Dividend Yield  3.3  % 
Dividend Payout Ratio   % 
Revenue per Employee   $ 
Effective Tax Rate  0.0  % 
Float  46.3  mil 
Float as % of Shares Outstanding  0.5  % 
Foreign Sales   mil 
Domestic Sales   mil 
Selling, General & Adm/tive (SG&A) as % of Revenue  0.10  % 
Research & Devlopment (R&D) as % of Revenue  0.00  % 
Gross Profit Margin  79.6  % 
EBITDA Margin  65.6  % 
PreTax Profit Margin  0.0  % 
Assets Turnover  23.0  % 
Return on Assets (ROA)  7.0  % 
Return on Equity (ROE)  9.7  % 
Return on Capital Invested (ROCI)  6.4  % 
Current Ratio  0.8  
Leverage Ratio (Assets/Equity)  1.8  
Interest Cover   
Total Debt/Equity (Gearing Ratio)  0.57  
LT Debt/Total Capital  36.0  % 
Working Capital pS  0.13  $ 
Cash pS  0.00  $ 
BookValue pS  6.27  $ 
Tangible BookValue pS  6.15  $ 
Cash Flow pS  1.66  $ 
Free Cash Flow pS  0.89  $ 

KEY FIGURES (LTM): Price info 
Price/Book Ratio  4.38  
Price/Tangible Book Ratio  0.00  
Price/Cash Flow  16.6  
Price/Free Cash Flow  30.9  
P/E as % of Industry Group  50.0  % 
P/E as % of Sector Segment  43.0  % 
  Balance Sheet (at a glance) in Millions 
   DIVIDEND INFO  Type of Payment  Cash Payment 
Dividend Rate  0.67 
Current Dividend Yield  3.3 
5Y Average Dividend Yield  5.1 
Payout Ratio  0.0 
5Y Average Payout Ratio  27.0 
 
 
 
 
 
  Share price performance previous 3 years 
   Share price performance intraday 
    PRICE/VOLUME  High  Low  Close  % Price Chg  % Price Chg vs. Mkt.  Avg. Daily Vol  Total Vol 
1 Week        3.6  4  176,582  455,125 
4 Weeks  27.77  24.79  25.39  9.2  9  228,573  4,800,052 
13 Weeks  28.72  24.07  24.68  12.3  9  355,847  23,130,071 
26 Weeks  28.72  20.52  22.38  23.9  14  453,819  58,088,905 
52 Weeks  28.72  16.47  22.89  21.1  10  415,786  104,778,277 
YTD  28.72  17.00    26.3  18  408,573  68,640,313 
Moving Average  5Days  10Days  10Weeks  30Weeks  200Days  Beta (60Mnth)  Beta (36Mnth) 
 27.43  27.17  26.49  24.27  23.38  0.00  0.00 
  GROWTH RATES  5Year Growh  R² of 5Year Growth  3Year Growth 
Revenue   2.3  7.43 
Income   2.5  
Dividend   0.0  
Capital Spending   NA  
R&D  0.00  NA  0.00 
Normalized Inc.  0.00  NA  0.00 
  CHANGES  YTD vs. Last YTD  Curr Qtr vs. Qtr 1Yr ago  Annual vs. Last Annual 
Revenue %  10.2  24.9  10.2 
Earnings %  0.0  0.0  0.0 
EPS %  3.5  0.0  3.5 
EPS $  0.05  1.62  0.05 
  SOLVENCY RATIOS  SHORTTERM SOLVENCY RATIOS (LIQUIDITY) 
Net Working Capital Ratio  1.18 
Current Ratio  0.8 
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)  0.8 
Liquidity Ratio (Cash)  0.14 
Receivables Turnover  9.0 
Average Collection Period  40 
Working Capital/Equity  0.0 
Working Capital pS  0.13 
CashFlow pS  1.64 
Free CashFlow pS  1.22 
FINANCIAL STRUCTURE RATIOS 
Altman's ZScore Ratio  4.30 
Financial Leverage Ratio (Assets/Equity)  0.6 
Debt Ratio  31.3 
Total Debt/Equity (Gearing Ratio)  0.57 
LT Debt/Equity  0.57 
LT Debt/Capital Invested  46.9 
LT Debt/Total Liabilities  100.0 
Interest Cover  0.0 
Interest/Capital Invested  0.00 
  VALUATION RATIOS  MULTIPLES 
PQ Ratio  0.00 
Tobin's Q Ratio  2.44 
Current P/E Ratio  LTM  18.00 
Enterprise Value (EV)/EBITDA  22.53 
Enterprise Value (EV)/Free Cash Flow  27.01 
Dividend Yield  3.3 
Price/Tangible Book Ratio  LTM  0.00 
Price/Book Ratio  LTM  4.38 
Price/Cash Flow Ratio  16.6 
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio  LTM  30.9 
Price/Sales Ratio  0.00 
P/E Ratio (1 month ago)  LTM  12.5 
P/E Ratio (26 weeks ago)  LTM  47.8 
P/E Ratio (52 weeks ago)  LTM  7.3 
5Y High P/E Ratio  17.5 
5Y Low P/E Ratio  9.4 
5Y Average P/E Ratio  0.0 
Current P/E Ratio as % of 5Y Average P/E  16 
P/E as % of Industry Group  50.0 
P/E as % of Sector Segment  43.0 
Current 12 Month Normalized P/E Ratio  LTM  14.4 
PER SHARE FIGURES 
LT Debt pS  13.39 
Current Liabilities pS  2.13 
Tangible Book Value pS  LTM  6.15 
Book Value pS  LTM  6.27 
Capital Invested pS  9.67 
Cash pS  LTM  0.00 
Cash Flow pS  LTM  1.66 
Free Cash Flow pS  LTM  0.89 
Earnings pS (EPS)  1.49 
  OPERATING RATIOS  PROFITABILITY RATIOS 
Free Cash Flow Margin  49.82 
Free Cash Flow Margin 5YEAR AVG  459.08 
Net Profit Margin  0.3 
Net Profit Margin  5YEAR AVRG.  2.3 
Equity Productivity  0.36 
Return on Equity (ROE)  0.1 
Return on Equity (ROE)  5YEAR AVRG.  0.0 
Capital Invested Productivity  0.23 
Return on Capital Invested (ROCI)  0.0 
Return on Capital Invested (ROCI)  5YEAR AVRG.  0.0 
Assets Productivity  0.20 
Return on Assets (ROA)  0.1 
Return on Assets (ROA)  5YEAR AVRG.  0.0 
Gross Profit Margin  79.6 
Gross Profit Margin  5YEAR AVRG.  0.3 
EBITDA Margin  LTM  65.6 
EBIT Margin  LTM  43.2 
PreTax Profit Margin  2.3 
PreTax Profit Margin  5YEAR AVRG.  2.3 
Effective Tax Rate  0.0 
Effective Tax Rate  5YEAR AVRG.  16.7 
EFFICIENCY RATIOS 
Cash Conversion Cycle  1,687,181 
Revenue per Employee  
Net Income per Employee  
Average Collection Period  1,687,181 
Receivables Turnover  9.0 
Day's Inventory Turnover Ratio  
Inventory Turnover  0.0 
Inventory/Sales  0.0 
Accounts Payble/Sales  3.38 
Assets/Revenue  5.00 
Net Working Capital Turnover  16.61 
Fixed Assets Turnover  0.20 
Total Assets Turnover  0.2 
Revenue per $ Cash  56.27 
Revenue per $ Plant  0.20 
Revenue per $ Common Equity  0.36 
Revenue per $ Capital Invested  0.23 
Selling, General & Adm/tive (SG&A) as % of Revenue  13.2 
SG&A Expense as % of Revenue  5YEAR AVRG.  0.0 
Research & Devlopment (R&D) as % of Revenue  0.0 
R&D Expense as % of Revenue  5YEAR AVRG.  0.0 

      