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    1. Narrow-Moat Sealed Air Raises Prices Despite Weak Demand; Increasing Fair Value Estimate to $41


      Tue, 10 Feb 2015

      assets and switching cost advantages, which provides it with considerable bargaining power over its customers. Excluding the W . R . Grace settlement payment, the company generated $612 million in free cash flow in 2014, which it used to fund $184 million in

    2. At Long Last, Sealed Air Puts the W . R . Grace -Related Asbestos Settlement Behind It


      Tue, 4 Feb 2014

      the asbestos settlement related to the W . R . Grace bankruptcy, and paid out $930 million ..... packaging, which was previously owned by W . R . Grace . In 2002, Sealed Air agreed to settle ..... asbestos-related claims connected with W . R . Grace . The settlement payout was delayed for

    3. Second-Quarter Results Show Sealed Air's Turnaround Is in Full Swing; Placing Shares Under Review


      Fri, 2 Aug 2013

      the coming years to reduce its $4.8 billion net debt position ($901 million of that net debt figure is attributed to the W . R . Grace settlement liability). After the strong showing from I&L this quarter, we're a little more confident about dividend

    4. Reality Check: Accounting Alerts Every Investor Should Know


      Thu, 3 Jan 2013

      In December 1998, the SEC filed a civil complaint against W . R . Grace , stating that the company directed its main health-care subsidiary to release about $1.5 million ..... Technologies, Enron, Boston Chicken, Sunbeam, Sears Roebuck, W . R . Grace , America Online, Cendant Corporation, AT&T, IBM, Eastman

    5. Sealed Air Takes Impairment Charge on Diversey Acquisition, but Core Business Improves


      Fri, 2 Nov 2012

      to further the debt repayment effort. A final payout of the W . R . Grace asbestos-settlement liability of approximately $800 million ..... company's leverage ratios. The payout remains contingent upon W . R . Grace emerging from bankruptcy, but this event has been delayed

    6. Sealed Air's CEO Base pay is Slashed; Incentive Compensation Tied to 2012 EBITDA


      Tue, 3 Apr 2012

      motivational for Hickey. Additionally, the net debt reduction method would not be impacted by non-operational items, such as any W . R . Grace settlement payment. In order to meet the board's target-adjusted EBITDA metric, Sealed Air will need to generate $1

    7. DIRECTV Stands Out Among Berkshire's 4Q Stock Purchases; IBM and Wells Fargo Other Big Buys


      Tue, 14 Feb 2012

      Liberty Media LMCA, as both firms were top five holdings in his fund. What's interesting to note, though, is the absence of W . R . Grace & Company GRA form the portfolio, given that it was Weschler's top holding at the end of the third quarter (accounting

    8. Sealed Air Shares Appear Fairly Valued


      Fri, 10 Feb 2012

      company's liabilities related to the W . R . Grace bankruptcy/asbestos issue, the company ..... end of 2012. Although the timing of the W . R . Grace settlement is unknown, the U.S. District ..... of interest expense associated with the W . R . Grace liability.

    9. Sealed Air Lowers Guidance Due to Slowing Economic Growth; Investors Balk at Diversey Acquisition


      Wed, 26 Oct 2011

      highly likely), we believe that Sealed Air's stock price could continue to stagnate. One other item of note is that the W . R . Grace settlement will likely not be funded during 2011. The parties are still awaiting a judge's decision from a summertime hearing

    10. Sealed Air Diversifies Portfolio With Diversey Acquisition


      Wed, 1 Jun 2011

      believe that it has the liquidity in place to fully fund the W . R . Grace asbestos settlement. However, we are putting our debt rating ..... perspective of the company improving its balance sheet after the W . R . Grace settlement. We are placing the shares of Sealed Air under

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