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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
PKG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. PKG: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PKG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.19 Max: N/A
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset 0.29
PKG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. PKG: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PKG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.29
0.24
0.46
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.08
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
10.48%
11.90%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.95
PKG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. PKG: 11.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PKG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.58  Med: 10.41 Max: 17.94
Current: 11.95
5.58
17.94
Net-margin (%) 6.73
PKG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. PKG: 6.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PKG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.83  Med: 5.76 Max: 12.38
Current: 6.73
-0.83
12.38
ROE (%) 25.66
PKG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. PKG: 25.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PKG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.8  Med: 17.74 Max: 37.94
Current: 25.66
-1.8
37.94
ROA (%) 7.38
PKG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. PKG: 7.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PKG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.72  Med: 6.77 Max: 12.99
Current: 7.38
-0.72
12.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.26
PKG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. PKG: 19.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PKG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.17  Med: 16.35 Max: 24.48
Current: 19.26
6.17
24.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 32.20
PKG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. PKG: 32.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PKG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.3  Med: 4.50 Max: 32.2
Current: 32.2
-3.3
32.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 37.30
PKG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. PKG: 37.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PKG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22.1  Med: 9.85 Max: 37.3
Current: 37.3
-22.1
37.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 36.40
PKG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. PKG: 36.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PKG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.5  Med: 8.35 Max: 38.8
Current: 36.4
-13.5
38.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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

George Soros 133,173 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 2,429,031 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 541,500 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 47,971 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 853,673 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 72,000 sh (+10.77%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Scott Black 19,150 sh (-12.26%)
Jim Simons 220,800 sh (-49.90%)
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Q1 2015

PKG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 127,847 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,200 sh (New)
George Soros 296,594 sh (+122.71%)
Larry Robbins 1,237,947 sh (+45.01%)
First Eagle Investment 3,129,923 sh (+28.85%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Scott Black Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 47,893 sh (-0.16%)
Robert Olstein 51,000 sh (-29.17%)
Steven Cohen 371,240 sh (-31.44%)
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Q2 2015

PKG Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 40,730 sh (New)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.79
PKG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.80 vs. PKG: 17.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PKG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.41  Med: 17.52 Max: 86.42
Current: 17.79
7.41
86.42
Forward P/E 13.83
PKG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.32 vs. PKG: 13.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.60
PKG's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
53% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. PKG: 17.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PKG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.39  Med: 17.43 Max: 86.42
Current: 17.6
7.39
86.42
P/B 4.43
PKG's P/B is ranked lower than
88% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. PKG: 4.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PKG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.46  Med: 3.31 Max: 5.59
Current: 4.43
1.46
5.59
P/S 1.17
PKG's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. PKG: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PKG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.16 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.17
0.45
1.95
PFCF 25.36
PKG's PFCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.52 vs. PKG: 25.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PKG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.94  Med: 17.58 Max: 110.93
Current: 25.36
6.94
110.93
POCF 9.82
PKG's POCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. PKG: 9.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PKG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.7  Med: 9.27 Max: 13.03
Current: 9.82
3.7
13.03
EV-to-EBIT 13.05
PKG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. PKG: 13.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PKG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5  Med: 12.90 Max: 43
Current: 13.05
6.5
43
PEG 0.82
PKG's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. PKG: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PKG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.26 Max: 44.97
Current: 0.82
0.52
44.97
Shiller P/E 23.75
PKG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.26 vs. PKG: 23.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PKG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.9  Med: 25.73 Max: 43.25
Current: 23.75
10.9
43.25
Current Ratio 2.60
PKG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. PKG: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PKG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 1.92 Max: 3.61
Current: 2.6
1.3
3.61
Quick Ratio 1.49
PKG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PKG: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PKG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.36 Max: 2.59
Current: 1.49
0.94
2.59
Days Inventory 50.14
PKG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 59.38 vs. PKG: 50.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PKG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 39.62  Med: 43.45 Max: 62.65
Current: 50.14
39.62
62.65
Days Sales Outstanding 42.24
PKG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 65.24 vs. PKG: 42.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PKG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 12.03  Med: 41.37 Max: 64.04
Current: 42.24
12.03
64.04

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.69
PKG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. PKG: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PKG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.91  Med: 2.87 Max: 11.33
Current: 2.69
1.91
11.33
Dividend Payout 0.44
PKG's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
56% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. PKG: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PKG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.59 Max: 75
Current: 0.44
0.14
75
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
PKG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. PKG: 26.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
PKG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -14.15 Max: 88.2
Current: 26
0
88.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.31
PKG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. PKG: 8.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PKG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 5.9  Med: 8.86 Max: 34.99
Current: 8.31
5.9
34.99
Share Buyback Rate 1.10
PKG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. PKG: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PKG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 0.70 Max: -5.2
Current: 1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 9.58
PKG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
92% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. PKG: 9.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.84  Med: 3.03 Max: 11.96
Current: 9.58
1.84
11.96
Price/Projected FCF 1.56
PKG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. PKG: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.28 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.56
0.59
1.8
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.65
PKG's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
86% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. PKG: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
PKG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. PKG: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.01
0.5
1.53
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.71
PKG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. PKG: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.03 Max: 3.25
Current: 0.71
0.55
3.25
Price/Graham Number 2.74
PKG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. PKG: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.71 Max: 3.58
Current: 2.74
0.84
3.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.66
PKG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. PKG: 7.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PKG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 7.80 Max: 15.4
Current: 7.66
2.3
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 33.42
PKG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. PKG: 33.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PKG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -5.2  Med: 13.10 Max: 33.8
Current: 33.42
-5.2
33.8

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 5,804 6,073
EPS($) 4.66 5.06 5.55
EPS without NRI($) 4.66 5.06 5.55

Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers
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Traded in other countries:PKA.Germany,
Packaging Corp 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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