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

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG): $135.22

-2.52 (-1.83%)

POWR Rating

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  • PKG scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 88.75% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for PKG is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • PKG's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 31.14% of US stocks).

PKG Stock Summary

  • PKG has a market capitalization of $14,627,752,546 -- more than approximately 84.72% of US stocks.
  • For PKG, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 79.45% of US equities we're observing.
  • The volatility of Packaging Corp Of America's share price is greater than that of only 11.98% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Packaging Corp Of America are BG, FOXA, CRS, CTLT, and MD.
  • 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 35.48% lower, now standing at 2.
  • Over the past 243 months, PKG's price/sales ratio has gone up 1.
  • Over the past 243 months, PKG's price/sales ratio has gone up 1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for PKG.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
PKG 2021-08-27 2 4.2 22.6 17.1
PKG 2021-08-26 2 4.1 22.3 16.9
PKG 2021-08-25 2 4.1 22.4 17.0
PKG 2021-08-24 2 4.1 22.1 16.8
PKG 2021-08-23 2 4.1 21.9 16.7
PKG 2021-08-20 2 4.1 22.1 16.8

PKG Growth Metrics

    The 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 35.06%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 28.72%.
  • Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 74.49%.
Over the past 34 months, PKG's revenue has gone up $672,700,000.

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
2021-12-31 7,730.3 1,094.1 841.1
2021-09-30 7,401.4 974.5 748.1
2021-06-30 7,095 989.1 636.5
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

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)

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PKG Price/Volume Stats

Current price $135.22 52-week high $168.50
Prev. close $137.74 52-week low $124.78
Day low $133.80 Volume 999,100
Day high $137.82 Avg. volume 695,481
50-day MA $143.75 Dividend yield 3.7%
200-day MA $144.56 Market Cap 12.67B

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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Packaging Corp. (PKG) Up 1.7% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

Packaging Corp. (PKG) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

Packaging declares $1.00 dividend

Packaging (NYSE:PKG) declares $1.00/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 2.81% Payable April 15; for shareholders of record March 15; ex-div March 14. See PKG Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth....

Seeking Alpha | February 24, 2022

Packaging Corporation of America Declares Quarterly Dividend

LAKE FOREST, Ill., February 24, 2022--Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) announced today that its Board approved a regular quarterly dividend of $1.00 per share on its common stock. The quarterly dividend of $1.00 per share will be paid to shareholders of record as of March 15, 2022 with a payment date of April 15, 2022. Future declaration of quarterly dividends and the establishment of future record and payment dates are subject to the final determination by PCA’s Board of Directors.

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

Packaging Corp. (PKG) Just Flashed Golden Cross Signal: Do You Buy?

When a stock experiences a golden cross technical event, good things could be on the horizon. How should investors react?

Yahoo | February 24, 2022

Packaging Corporation of America’s Chief Executive Officer to Speak at Bank of America Securities’ Conference

LAKE FOREST, Ill., February 22, 2022--Packaging Corporation of America’s (NYSE: PKG) Chief Executive Officer, Mark Kowlzan, will speak at Bank of America Securities’ Global Agriculture and Materials Conference at The Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Thursday, March 3, 2022. After Mr. Kowlzan’s formal presentation, he and Executive Vice President and CFO, Robert Mundy, will participate in a Fireside Chat Q&A session. Immediately following, they will be hosting 1 x 1 meetings

Yahoo | February 22, 2022

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PKG Price Returns

1-mo -3.28%
3-mo -15.16%
6-mo -8.75%
1-year -0.92%
3-year 44.95%
5-year 42.55%
YTD 0.86%
2021 1.55%
2020 27.20%
2019 38.35%
2018 -28.85%
2017 45.51%

PKG Dividends

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