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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

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.07
PKG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. PKG: 0.07 )
PKG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.07

0.01
0.38
Equity to Asset 0.25
PKG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. PKG: 0.25 )
PKG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.25

0.24
0.66
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.42
M-Score: -1.48
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 (%) 12.92
PKG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. PKG: 12.92 )
PKG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.58   Max: 17.94
Current: 12.92

5.58
17.94
Net-margin (%) 11.90
PKG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. PKG: 11.90 )
PKG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.83   Max: 12.38
Current: 11.9

-0.83
12.38
ROE (%) 33.23
PKG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.11 vs. PKG: 33.23 )
PKG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 33.23
Current: 33.23

-1.8
33.23
ROA (%) 8.39
PKG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. PKG: 8.39 )
PKG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.72   Max: 12.35
Current: 8.39

-0.72
12.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.60
PKG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.45 vs. PKG: 13.60 )
PKG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 23.95
Current: 13.6

6.3
23.95
Revenue Growth (%) 16.50
PKG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 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
95% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 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
89% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 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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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

PKG Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 633,749 sh (+108.98%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,900 sh (+73.04%)
Joel Greenblatt 74,461 sh (+45.65%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,578,800 sh (-63.28%)
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Q2 2013

PKG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 62,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 107,796 sh (+44.77%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,385,900 sh (-12.22%)
Steven Cohen 274,111 sh (-56.75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,600 sh (-61.81%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PKG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.12%$56.37 - $64.27 $ 67.1611%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Reduce -47.47%0.1%$49.48 - $61.15 $ 67.1624%728000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 44.77%0.07%$42.5 - $50.39 $ 67.1641%107796
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Reduce -63.28%0.37%$38.43 - $44.87 $ 67.1664%1578800
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 45.65%0.05%$38.43 - $44.87 $ 67.1664%74461
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 331.66%0.08%$34.16 - $38.28 $ 67.1686%51122
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.03%$27.91 - $36.3 $ 67.16115%11843
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$26.2 - $29.76 $ 67.16140%0
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 New Buy0.05%$25 - $30.37 $ 67.16150%97966
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 Add 27.22%0.08%$22.54 - $26.85 $ 67.16166%3492352
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-06-30 Add 106.12%0.19%$26.33 - $29.6 $ 67.16138%2817057
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $26.33 - $29.6 $ 67.16138%0
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CEO of Packaging Corporation of America Mark W. Kowlzan Sold 85,000 Shares
Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) was incorporated on Jan. 25, 1999. The company is a producer of containerboard and corrugated products in the U.S. Its 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. Packaging Corporation of America has a market cap of $5.2 billion; its shares were traded at around $53.42 with a P/E ratio of 25.20 and P/S ratio of 1.70. The dividend yield of Packaging Corporation of America stocks is 2.30%. Packaging Corporation of America had an annual average earnings growth of 8.2% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Packaging Corporation of America the business predictability rank of 4.5-star. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 15.20
PKG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. PKG: 15.20 )
PKG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.41   Max: 86.42
Current: 15.2

7.41
86.42
P/B 5.00
PKG's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. PKG: 5.00 )
PKG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 5.59
Current: 5

1.46
5.59
P/S 1.79
PKG's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. PKG: 1.79 )
PKG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.98
Current: 1.79

0.45
1.98
PFCF 18.00
PKG's PFCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. PKG: 18.00 )
PKG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.94   Max: 110.93
Current: 18

6.94
110.93
EV-to-EBIT 18.50
PKG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.68 vs. PKG: 18.50 )
PKG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 57.1
Current: 18.5

6.5
57.1
PEG 1.00
PKG's PEG is ranked higher than
81% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. PKG: 1.00 )
PKG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 44.97
Current: 1

0.53
44.97
Shiller P/E 28.50
PKG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
64% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.36 vs. PKG: 28.50 )
PKG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.9   Max: 43.25
Current: 28.5

10.9
43.25

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.38
PKG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. PKG: 2.38 )
PKG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 11.33
Current: 2.38

0.64
11.33
Dividend Payout 0.34
PKG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
83% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. PKG: 0.34 )
PKG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.04
Current: 0.34

0.23
2.04
Dividend growth (3y) 36.10
PKG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
96% of the 123 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
94% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 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
94% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 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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Price/Tangible Book 13.80
PKG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. PKG: 13.80 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.17   Max: 13.05
Current: 13.8

2.17
13.05
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
PKG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
66% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PKG: 1.80 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.71
Current: 1.8

0.59
1.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
PKG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PKG: 1.50 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.45
Current: 1.5

0.51
1.45
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.20
PKG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. PKG: 1.20 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 3.25
Current: 1.2

0.68
3.25
Price/Graham Number 3.00
PKG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PKG: 3.00 )
PKG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 2.9
Current: 3

0.99
2.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.40
PKG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
53% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. PKG: 5.40 )
PKG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 15.4
Current: 5.4

1.8
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.17
PKG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. PKG: 14.17 )
PKG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.7   Max: 27.5
Current: 14.17

-7.7
27.5

Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers
Compare:SON, BMBLY, AMCRY, BLL, REXMY » details
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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