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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
PKG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. PKG: 0.07 )
PKG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.29
PKG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. PKG: 0.29 )
PKG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.29

0.24
0.46
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.11
M-Score: -1.15
WACC vs ROIC
9.87%
16.34%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.01
PKG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.24 vs. PKG: 12.01 )
PKG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.58   Max: 17.94
Current: 12.01

5.58
17.94
Net-margin (%) 6.71
PKG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. PKG: 6.71 )
PKG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.83   Max: 12.38
Current: 6.71

-0.83
12.38
ROE (%) 34.32
PKG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. PKG: 34.32 )
PKG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 38.23
Current: 34.32

-1.8
38.23
ROA (%) 9.92
PKG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. PKG: 9.92 )
PKG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.72   Max: 12.99
Current: 9.92

-0.72
12.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.43
PKG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.02 vs. PKG: 26.43 )
PKG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.17   Max: 24.48
Current: 26.43

6.17
24.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.50
PKG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. PKG: 16.50 )
PKG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.3   Max: 16.5
Current: 16.5

-3.3
16.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 28.60
PKG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. PKG: 28.60 )
PKG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22.1   Max: 28.6
Current: 28.6

-22.1
28.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 30.70
PKG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. PKG: 30.70 )
PKG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.5   Max: 38.8
Current: 30.7

-13.5
38.8
» PKG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

PKG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ray Dalio 16,300 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 890,299 sh (+343.25%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,768 sh (+34.25%)
Jim Simons 778,000 sh (+11.21%)
Chuck Royce 23,400 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 40,714 sh (-66.19%)
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Q2 2014

PKG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 947,500 sh (+21.79%)
Steven Cohen 1,384,100 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Chuck Royce 18,700 sh (-20.09%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,283 sh (-23.6%)
Joel Greenblatt 28,106 sh (-30.97%)
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Q3 2014

PKG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Scott Black 21,825 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 14,500 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 65,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,628 sh (+73.96%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 27,620 sh (-1.73%)
Chuck Royce 9,700 sh (-48.13%)
Jim Simons 440,700 sh (-53.49%)
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Q4 2014

PKG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Pioneer Investments 47,971 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 541,500 sh (New)
George Soros 133,173 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,429,031 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 853,673 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 72,000 sh (+10.77%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Scott Black 19,150 sh (-12.26%)
Jim Simons 220,800 sh (-49.9%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PKG

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-12-31 New Buy0.46%$58.61 - $79.69 $ 82.7115%2429031
George Soros 2014-12-31 New Buy0.11%$58.61 - $79.69 $ 82.7115%133173
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$58.61 - $79.69 $ 82.7115%0
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$58.61 - $79.69 $ 82.7115%0
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 New Buy0.54%$63.25 - $70.94 $ 82.7123%65000
Scott Black 2014-09-30 New Buy0.2%$63.25 - $70.94 $ 82.7123%21825
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$63.25 - $70.94 $ 82.7123%14500
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -30.97%0.01%$65.28 - $72.33 $ 82.7120%28106
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$65.28 - $72.33 $ 82.7120%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -66.19%0.12%$62.18 - $74.61 $ 82.7121%40714
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$62.18 - $74.61 $ 82.7121%16300
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 15.80
PKG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 23.30 vs. PKG: 15.80 )
PKG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.41   Max: 86.42
Current: 15.8

7.41
86.42
Forward P/E 14.97
PKG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PKG: 14.97 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.50
PKG's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
78% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 22.90 vs. PKG: 15.50 )
PKG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.39   Max: 86.42
Current: 15.5

7.39
86.42
P/B 5.30
PKG's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. PKG: 5.30 )
PKG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 5.59
Current: 5.3

1.46
5.59
P/S 1.40
PKG's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. PKG: 1.40 )
PKG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.4

0.45
1.95
PFCF 20.90
PKG's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 58.42 vs. PKG: 20.90 )
PKG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.94   Max: 110.93
Current: 20.9

6.94
110.93
POCF 10.70
PKG's POCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. PKG: 10.70 )
PKG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 13.03
Current: 10.7

3.7
13.03
EV-to-EBIT 16.10
PKG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. PKG: 16.10 )
PKG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 57.1
Current: 16.1

6.5
57.1
PEG 1.05
PKG's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PKG: 1.05 )
PKG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 44.97
Current: 1.05

0.53
44.97
Shiller P/E 30.20
PKG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 40.27 vs. PKG: 30.20 )
PKG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.9   Max: 43.25
Current: 30.2

10.9
43.25
Current Ratio 2.32
PKG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. PKG: 2.32 )
PKG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 3.61
Current: 2.32

1.3
3.61
Quick Ratio 1.42
PKG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. PKG: 1.42 )
PKG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.42

0.94
2.59
Days Inventory 34.54
PKG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
90% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 63.38 vs. PKG: 34.54 )
PKG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 39.62   Max: 62.65
Current: 34.54

39.62
62.65
Days Sales Outstanding 44.77
PKG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 64.68 vs. PKG: 44.77 )
PKG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 12.03   Max: 64.04
Current: 44.77

12.03
64.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.90
PKG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. PKG: 1.90 )
PKG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 11.33
Current: 1.9

1.21
11.33
Dividend Payout 0.30
PKG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. PKG: 0.30 )
PKG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 75
Current: 0.3

0.14
75
Dividend growth (3y) 36.10
PKG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
97% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. PKG: 36.10 )
PKG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 88.2
Current: 36.1

0
88.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.18
PKG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. PKG: 6.18 )
PKG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.94   Max: 36.85
Current: 6.18

3.94
36.85
Share Buyback Rate 1.70
PKG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. PKG: 1.70 )
PKG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.7   Max: -5.2
Current: 1.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 11.40
PKG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. PKG: 11.40 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 13.05
Current: 11.4

1.84
13.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
PKG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. PKG: 1.80 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.8

0.59
1.8
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
PKG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. PKG: 1.20 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.2

0.5
1.53
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.70
PKG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PKG: 0.70 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 3.25
Current: 0.7

0.56
3.25
Price/Graham Number 2.80
PKG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. PKG: 2.80 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 3.58
Current: 2.8

0.84
3.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
PKG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. PKG: 6.10 )
PKG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 15.4
Current: 6.1

1.8
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 24.21
PKG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
97% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. PKG: 24.21 )
PKG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 27.6
Current: 24.21

-5.2
27.6

Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers
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Traded in other countries:PKA.Germany,
Packaging Corporation of America was incorporated on January 25, 1999. The Company is engaged in manufacturing of containerboard and corrugated packaging products. The Company operates in three business segment: Packaging, Paper, and Corporate and Other. The Packaging segment produces a wide variety of corrugated packaging products. The Paper segment manufactures and sells a range of papers, including communication-based papers, and pressure sensitive papers, and market pulp. Corporate and other includes support staff services and related assets and liabilities, transportation assets, and activity related to other ancillary support operations. The corrugated products manufacturing plants produce a wide variety of corrugated packaging products, including conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods, multi-color boxes and displays with strong visual appeal that help to merchandise the packaged product in retail locations. The Company manufactures and sells white papers, including both commodity and specialty papers, which may have custom or specialized features such as colors, coatings, high brightness, and recycled content. The Company's customer are paper merchants, commercial and financial printers, paper converters such as envelope and form manufacturers. The Company own five containerboard mills and three white paper mills. The Company's competitors includes: International Paper Company, Rock-Tenn Company, Georgia-Pacific LLC., Domtar Corporation, International Paper Company, and Georgia-Pacific LLC. The Company is subject to variety of federal, state and local environmental laws, particularly those relating to air and water quality, waste disposal and the cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater.
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