Packaging Corporation of America (PKG): Price and Financial Metrics

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG): $168.01

6.16 (+3.81%)

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PKG Price/Volume Stats

Current price $168.01 52-week high $169.06
Prev. close $161.85 52-week low $122.20
Day low $163.24 Volume 1,853,129
Day high $169.06 Avg. volume 658,782
50-day MA $153.56 Dividend yield 3.15%
200-day MA $142.16 Market Cap 15.06B

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  • Quality is the dimension where PKG ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.22% of US stocks.
  • PKG's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving down over the last 177 days.
  • PKG's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 14.86% of US stocks).

PKG Stock Summary

  • PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA's market capitalization of $13,948,229,342 is ahead of 87.3% of US-listed equities.
  • For PKG, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 80.79% of US equities we're observing.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, PKG is more volatile than merely 14.43% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA are DGX, LEA, COTY, AVTR, and SNX.
  • PKG's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA's official web site, go to

PKG Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Cyclical stock, PKG's price/sales ratio is 128.57% higher, now standing at 1.6.
  • PKG's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.4 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for PKG.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
PKG 2023-10-20 1.6 3.4 15.0 12.7
PKG 2023-10-19 1.7 3.5 15.5 13.1
PKG 2023-10-18 1.7 3.6 15.9 13.3
PKG 2023-10-17 1.7 3.6 15.9 13.3
PKG 2023-10-16 1.7 3.6 15.8 13.3
PKG 2023-10-13 1.7 3.5 15.7 13.2

PKG Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 56.02%.
  • Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 200.79%.
  • The year over year price growth rate now stands at 7.15%.
Over the past 70 months, PKG's revenue has gone up $2,563,500,000.

The table below shows PKG's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 8,478 1,495 1,029.8
2022-09-30 8,542.8 1,465.6 1,034.7
2022-06-30 8,417 1,318.6 1,022.9
2022-03-31 8,059.6 1,227.8 928.7
2021-12-31 7,730.3 1,094.1 841.1
2021-09-30 7,401.4 974.5 748.1

PKG's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • PKG has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 89.98% of graded US stocks.
  • PKG's asset turnover comes in at 0.946 -- ranking 3rd of 11 Shipping Containers stocks.
  • GEF, SON, and WRK are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with PKG.

The table below shows PKG's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.946 0.229 0.147
2021-06-30 0.945 0.216 0.129
2021-03-31 0.912 0.208 0.104
2020-12-31 0.905 0.206 0.100
2020-09-30 0.912 0.213 0.106
2020-06-30 0.926 0.221 0.113

PKG Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of PKG, see our PKG price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $147.40 Average Broker Recommendation 1.88 (Hold)

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) Company Bio

Packaging Corporation of America manufactures and sells containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Canada. The company was founded in 1867 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Yahoo | November 22, 2023

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Yahoo | November 14, 2023

Paper Packager WestRock misses quarterly sales estimates on waning demand

WestRock on Thursday missed Wall Street expectations for fourth-quarter sales on softening retail demand for its containerboard and paper packaging goods. This has hit companies like WestRock that saw a surge in sales during the pandemic when e-commerce demand soared as retail customers needed packaging products to ship. WestRock's revenue fell nearly 8% to $4.99 billion in the July-to-September period, missing analysts' average estimates of $5.11 billion, according to LSEG data.

Yahoo | November 9, 2023

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PKG Price Returns

1-mo 9.77%
3-mo 13.28%
6-mo 33.54%
1-year 28.29%
3-year 42.69%
5-year 102.18%
YTD 35.01%
2022 -2.62%
2021 1.55%
2020 27.19%
2019 38.35%
2018 -28.85%

PKG Dividends

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