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

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG): $132.96

-0.54 (-0.40%)

POWR Rating

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  • PKG scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 90.49% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for PKG is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 178 days.
  • PKG's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 15.15% of US stocks).

PKG Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $11,419,766,362, PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA has a greater market value than 85.9% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, PKG is more volatile than just 15.11% of stocks we're observing.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for PKG comes in at 8.27% -- higher than that of 80.23% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA are TKR, HAIN, ATKR, AWI, and MMS.
  • Visit PKG's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

PKG Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Cyclical stock, PKG's price/earnings ratio is 12.4% lower, now standing at 11.3.
  • Over the past 243 months, PKG's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 7.2.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for PKG.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
PKG 2023-03-16 1.4 3.2 11.3 9.8
PKG 2023-03-15 1.4 3.1 11.2 9.8
PKG 2023-03-14 1.4 3.2 11.4 9.9
PKG 2023-03-13 1.4 3.2 11.4 9.9
PKG 2023-03-10 1.4 3.2 11.5 10.0
PKG 2023-03-09 1.4 3.3 11.8 10.2

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)

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PKG Price/Volume Stats

Current price $132.96 52-week high $168.50
Prev. close $133.50 52-week low $110.56
Day low $132.40 Volume 819,400
Day high $135.62 Avg. volume 781,215
50-day MA $136.60 Dividend yield 3.75%
200-day MA $133.43 Market Cap 11.93B

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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PKG Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo 5.36%
6-mo 20.22%
1-year -9.93%
3-year 70.56%
5-year 42.71%
YTD 4.95%
2022 -2.62%
2021 1.55%
2020 27.20%
2019 38.35%
2018 -28.85%

PKG Dividends

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