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

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG): $134.39

-1.19 (-0.88%)

POWR Rating

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  • Quality is the dimension where PKG ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 91.74% of US stocks.
  • PKG's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving down over the last 177 days.
  • PKG's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 11.75% of US stocks).

PKG Stock Summary

  • PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA's market capitalization of $12,545,824,798 is ahead of 86.19% of US-listed equities.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -18.77%, PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA's debt growth rate surpasses just 16.09% of about US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for PKG comes in at 11.94% -- higher than that of 86.32% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to PACKAGING CORP OF AMERICA are CTLT, DAR, LEG, RE, and TWNK.
  • 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 EV/EBIT ratio is 23.81% lower, now standing at 9.6.
  • Over the past 243 months, PKG's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 1.3.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for PKG.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
PKG 2022-11-23 1.4 3.1 11.9 9.6
PKG 2022-11-22 1.4 3.1 11.9 9.6
PKG 2022-11-21 1.4 3.1 11.7 9.5
PKG 2022-11-18 1.4 3.0 11.5 9.4
PKG 2022-11-17 1.4 3.0 11.6 9.4
PKG 2022-11-16 1.4 3.0 11.6 9.4

PKG Growth Metrics

    The 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 219.26%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 42.09%.
  • The 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 219.26%.
Over the past 15 months, PKG's revenue has gone up $1,447,800,000.

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
2022-09-30 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
2021-06-30 7,095 989.1 636.5

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 $134.39 52-week high $168.50
Prev. close $135.58 52-week low $110.56
Day low $133.67 Volume 234,515
Day high $136.58 Avg. volume 702,024
50-day MA $122.36 Dividend yield 3.69%
200-day MA $140.63 Market Cap 12.44B

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.

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Packaging Corporation of America's (NYSE:PKG) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 98% Above Its Share Price

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Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Materials sector with new ratings on Packaging (PKG – Research Report) and Chemours Company (CC – Research Report). Packaging (PKG) KeyBanc analyst Adam Josephson maintained a Hold rating on Packaging yesterday. The company's shares closed last Tuesday at $115.93, close to its 52-week low of $110.56. According to TipRanks.

Christine Brown on TipRanks | October 26, 2022

Packaging Corp (PKG) Q3 Earnings In Line With Estimates, Up Y/Y

Packaging Corp (PKG) delivers year-over-year improvement in both Q3 top and bottom-line results on improved price and mix in its segments.

Yahoo | October 25, 2022

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PKG Price Returns

1-mo 7.94%
3-mo -2.39%
6-mo -12.22%
1-year 2.08%
3-year 30.33%
5-year 32.39%
YTD 1.35%
2021 1.55%
2020 27.20%
2019 38.35%
2018 -28.85%
2017 45.51%

PKG Dividends

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