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Packaging Corporation of America (PKG)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$139.84 USD


-1.08 (-0.77%)

Updated Jan 26, 2021 04:03 PM ET

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Top 37% (94 out of 253)

Industry: Containers - Paper and Packaging

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Company Summary

Headquartered at Lake Forest, IL, Packaging Corporation of America is the third largest producer of containerboard products and the third largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America. The company operates six containerboard mills, two paper mills, and 94 corrugated products manufacturing plants.

Packaging Corporation operates in three segments:

Packaging segment (85% of 2019 revenues) - From its containerboard mills, the segment produces linerboard and semi-chemical corrugating medium, which are mainly utilized in the production of corrugated products. The corrugated products manufacturing plants produce a wide variety of corrugated packaging ...

General Information

Packaging Corporation of America



Phone: 847-482-3000

Fax: 847-482-4545


Email: NA

Industry Containers - Paper and Packaging
Sector Industrial Products
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 12/31/2020
Next EPS Date 1/27/2021

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 1.42
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 5.85
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 5.00
Next EPS Report Date 1/27/2021

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 140.92
52 Week High 148.14
52 Week Low 71.05
Beta 1.07
20 Day Moving Average 557,097.94
Target Price Consensus 128.00


% Price Change
4 Week 3.16
12 Week 22.63
YTD 1.81
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week -0.56
12 Week 4.39
YTD -0.46
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 94.83
Market Capitalization (millions) 13,314.25
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date NA
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 2.85%
Annual Dividend $4.00
Payout Ratio 0.51
Change in Payout Ratio 0.06
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 12/18/2020 / $1.00

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 20.41
Trailing 12 Months 22.79
PEG Ratio 4.08
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year -18.23%
vs. Previous Quarter 13.77%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year -3.26%
vs. Previous Quarter 9.87%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 4.15
Price/Cash Flow 11.69
Price / Sales 2.00
12/31/20 NA
9/30/20 18.67
6/30/20 19.99
12/31/20 NA
9/30/20 8.02
6/30/20 8.53
Current Ratio
12/31/20 NA
9/30/20 3.54
6/30/20 3.89
Quick Ratio
12/31/20 NA
9/30/20 2.54
6/30/20 2.67
Operating Margin
12/31/20 NA
9/30/20 8.80
6/30/20 9.21
Net Margin
12/31/20 NA
9/30/20 7.11
6/30/20 7.65
Pre-Tax Margin
12/31/20 NA
9/30/20 9.60
6/30/20 10.32
Book Value
12/31/20 NA
9/30/20 33.80
6/30/20 33.03
Inventory Turnover
12/31/20 NA
9/30/20 6.52
6/30/20 6.45
12/31/20 NA
9/30/20 0.78
6/30/20 0.80
Debt to Capital
12/31/20 NA
9/30/20 43.75
6/30/20 44.31