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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.07
PKG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. PKG: 0.07 )
PKG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.28
PKG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. PKG: 0.28 )
PKG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.28

0.24
0.46
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.82
M-Score: -1.19
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.06
PKG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. PKG: 12.06 )
PKG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.58   Max: 17.94
Current: 12.06

5.58
17.94
Net-margin (%) 10.00
PKG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. PKG: 10.00 )
PKG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.83   Max: 12.38
Current: 10

-0.83
12.38
ROE (%) 33.78
PKG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. PKG: 33.78 )
PKG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 33.23
Current: 33.78

-1.8
33.23
ROA (%) 9.44
PKG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. PKG: 9.44 )
PKG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.72   Max: 12.35
Current: 9.44

-0.72
12.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.88
PKG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. PKG: 16.88 )
PKG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 23.95
Current: 16.88

6.3
23.95
Revenue Growth (%) 16.50
PKG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. PKG: 16.50 )
PKG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.3   Max: 16.5
Current: 16.5

-3.3
16.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 28.60
PKG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

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

-22.1
28.6
EPS Growth (%) 30.70
PKG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. PKG: 30.70 )
PKG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.5   Max: 38.8
Current: 30.7

-13.5
38.8
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

PKG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 17,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 421,800 sh (+580.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,900 sh (+109.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 106,201 sh (-1.48%)
Steven Cohen 200,606 sh (-26.82%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 728,000 sh (-47.47%)
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Q4 2013

PKG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 699,600 sh (+65.86%)
Chuck Royce 23,400 sh (+32.2%)
Joel Greenblatt 120,418 sh (+13.39%)
Steven Cohen 200,858 sh (+0.13%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 11,000 sh (-30.82%)
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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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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
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$65.28 - $72.33 $ 67.22-2%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -30.97%0.01%$65.28 - $72.33 $ 67.22-2%28106
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -66.19%0.12%$62.18 - $74.61 $ 67.22-1%40714
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$62.18 - $74.61 $ 67.22-1%16300
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$56.37 - $64.27 $ 67.2211%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Reduce -47.47%0.1%$49.48 - $61.15 $ 67.2224%728000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 44.77%0.07%$42.5 - $50.39 $ 67.2241%107796
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Reduce -63.28%0.37%$38.43 - $44.87 $ 67.2265%1578800
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 45.65%0.05%$38.43 - $44.87 $ 67.2265%74461
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 331.66%0.08%$34.16 - $38.28 $ 67.2286%51122
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.03%$27.91 - $36.3 $ 67.22115%11843
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$26.2 - $29.76 $ 67.22140%0
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 New Buy0.05%$25 - $30.37 $ 67.22150%97966
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 Add 27.22%0.08%$22.54 - $26.85 $ 67.22166%3492352
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-06-30 Add 106.12%0.19%$26.33 - $29.6 $ 67.22138%2817057
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $26.33 - $29.6 $ 67.22138%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.90
PKG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 20.10 vs. PKG: 12.90 )
PKG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.41   Max: 86.42
Current: 12.9

7.41
86.42
P/B 4.40
PKG's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. PKG: 4.40 )
PKG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 5.59
Current: 4.4

1.46
5.59
P/S 1.30
PKG's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. PKG: 1.30 )
PKG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.3

0.45
1.95
PFCF 18.10
PKG's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 71.25 vs. PKG: 18.10 )
PKG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.94   Max: 110.93
Current: 18.1

6.94
110.93
EV-to-EBIT 14.78
PKG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.85 vs. PKG: 14.78 )
PKG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 57.1
Current: 14.78

6.5
57.1
PEG 0.89
PKG's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PKG: 0.89 )
PKG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 44.97
Current: 0.89

0.54
44.97
Shiller P/E 25.20
PKG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 41.33 vs. PKG: 25.20 )
PKG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.9   Max: 43.25
Current: 25.2

10.9
43.25
Current Ratio 2.39
PKG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. PKG: 2.39 )
PKG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 3.61
Current: 2.39

1.3
3.61
Quick Ratio 1.46
PKG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. PKG: 1.46 )
PKG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.46

0.94
2.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.40
PKG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. PKG: 2.40 )
PKG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 11.33
Current: 2.4

0.64
11.33
Dividend Payout 0.31
PKG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. PKG: 0.31 )
PKG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 75
Current: 0.31

0.14
75
Dividend growth (3y) 36.10
PKG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
97% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 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) 7.81
PKG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. PKG: 7.81 )
PKG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 36.85
Current: 7.81

2.08
36.85
Share Buyback Rate 1.70
PKG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 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
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history
Price/Tangible Book 10.34
PKG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. PKG: 10.34 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.84   Max: 13.05
Current: 10.34

1.84
13.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.58
PKG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. PKG: 1.58 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.58

0.59
1.8
Price/Median PS Value 1.11
PKG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. PKG: 1.11 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.52
Current: 1.11

0.5
1.52
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.76
PKG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PKG: 0.76 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 3.25
Current: 0.76

0.68
3.25
Price/Graham Number 2.46
PKG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
54% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. PKG: 2.46 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 3.58
Current: 2.46

0.84
3.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
PKG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. PKG: 6.80 )
PKG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 15.4
Current: 6.8

1.8
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.50
PKG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. PKG: 19.50 )
PKG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.8   Max: 27.4
Current: 19.5

-7.8
27.4

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. On April 12, 1999, it acquired the containerboard and corrugated packaging products business of Pactiv Corporation, formerly known as Tenneco Packaging Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tenneco Inc. The Company is engaged in manufacturing of containerboard and corrugated packaging in the United States. The Company operates four containerboard mills and more than 70 box plants strategically located across the country. The corrugated packaging group designs and manufactures corrugated products, including conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods, multi-color boxes, and merchandising displays with strong visual appeal that help to promote the packaged product in retail locations. The Company's corrugated products are sold through a direct sales and marketing organization. Its corrugated products are delivered by truck due to its large number of customers and their demand for timely service. 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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