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

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG): $141.50

1.28 (+0.91%)

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  • Quality is the dimension where PKG ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 90.9% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for PKG is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 31 weeks.
  • PKG's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 22.59% of US stocks).

PKG Stock Summary

  • PKG has a market capitalization of $13,198,475,530 -- more than approximately 84.08% of US stocks.
  • For PKG, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 78.12% of US equities we're observing.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, PKG is more volatile than merely 5.41% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to PKG, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are LEA, FWONA, AMCR, HUBB, and BWA.
  • 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 38.71% lower, now standing at 1.9.
  • Over the past 243 months, PKG's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.8.
  • PKG's price/earnings ratio has moved up 13.9 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 2017-05-31 1.6 5.3 20.8 15.0
PKG 2010-05-04 1.2 2.8 9.4 8.3
PKG 2008-10-22 0.8 2.5 11.2 8.3
PKG 2007-08-10 1.1 3.5 16.1 10.9
PKG 2004-04-26 1.4 3.1 -173.6 31.2
PKG 2002-05-30 1.1 2.7 16.6 7.7

PKG Growth Metrics

  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at -2.63%.
  • Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at 19.96%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 308.77%.
PKG's revenue has moved down $25,800,000 over the prior 34 months.

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
2021-03-31 6,756.7 987.7 485.9
2020-12-31 6,658.2 1,032.8 461
2020-09-30 6,664 1,090.9 473.7
2020-06-30 6,721 1,132.5 514.4
2020-03-31 6,939.3 1,208.1 651.3
2019-12-31 6,964.3 1,207.4 696.4

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 $146.10 Average Broker Recommendation 1.88 (Hold)

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PKG Price/Volume Stats

Current price $141.50 52-week high $156.54
Prev. close $140.22 52-week low $92.01
Day low $140.30 Volume 816,693
Day high $142.28 Avg. volume 608,945
50-day MA $139.62 Dividend yield 2.85%
200-day MA $136.46 Market Cap 13.44B

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.

PKG Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$141.50$70.57 -53%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Packaging Corp Of America. To summarize, we found that Packaging Corp Of America ranked in the 35th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Packaging Corp Of America ended up being:

  • The company has produced more trailing twelve month cash flow than 74.89% of its sector Consumer Cyclical.
  • Packaging Corp Of America's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than only 24.75% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Packaging Corp Of America's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 19 -- greater than 75.88% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Consumer Cyclical that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as PKG, try ICON, SIRI, BVH, FIVE, and REYN.

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Packaging Corp of America (PKG) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

Packaging Corp of America (NYSE: PKG) Q2 2021 earnings call dated Jul. 27, 2021 Corporate Participants: Mark W. Kowlzan Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Hassfurther Executive Vice President Corrugated [] The post Packaging Corp of America (PKG) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript first appeared on AlphaStreet .

AlphaStreet | July 27, 2021

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

Image source: The Motley Fool. Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG)Q2 2021 Earnings CallJul 27, 2021, 9:00 a.m. ETContents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: OperatorThank you for joining Packaging Corporation of America's Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Results Conference Call.

Yahoo | July 27, 2021

Packaging Corp (PKG) Q2 Earnings & Sales Top Estimates, Up Y/Y

Packaging Corp (PKG) reports improved Q2 bottom-line results aided by higher volume, price and mix in packaging segment despite higher costs.

Yahoo | July 27, 2021

Packaging Corp. (PKG) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Surpass Estimates

Packaging Corp. (PKG) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 24.00% and 3.91%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | July 26, 2021

Packaging Corporation of America Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

LAKE FOREST, Ill., July 26, 2021--Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) today reported second quarter 2021 net income of $207 million, or $2.17 per share, and net income of $207 million, or $2.17 per share, excluding special items. Second quarter net sales were $1.9 billion in 2021 and $1.5 billion in 2020.

Yahoo | July 26, 2021

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PKG Price Returns

1-mo 4.49%
3-mo -3.49%
6-mo 6.74%
1-year 48.23%
3-year 37.49%
5-year 118.60%
YTD 4.06%
2020 27.20%
2019 38.35%
2018 -28.85%
2017 45.51%
2016 39.09%

PKG Dividends

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