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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.19
SON's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SON: 0.19 )
SON' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.19

0.04
0.33
Equity to Asset 0.44
SON's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. SON: 0.44 )
SON' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.44

0.34
0.47
Interest Coverage 6.03
SON's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. SON: 6.03 )
SON' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.03   Max: 9.04
Current: 6.03

3.03
9.04
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.71
M-Score: -2.73
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.45
SON's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.99 vs. SON: 7.45 )
SON' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.75   Max: 13.08
Current: 7.45

5.75
13.08
Net-margin (%) 4.52
SON's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. SON: 4.52 )
SON' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 7.37
Current: 4.52

0.09
7.37
ROE (%) 12.81
SON's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.62 vs. SON: 12.81 )
SON' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 21.93
Current: 12.81

0.31
21.93
ROA (%) 5.51
SON's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. SON: 5.51 )
SON' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 8.65
Current: 5.51

0.12
8.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.75
SON's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.60 vs. SON: 26.75 )
SON' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 14.21   Max: 28.67
Current: 26.75

14.21
28.67
Revenue Growth (%) 5.30
SON's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. SON: 5.30 )
SON' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 9.4
Current: 5.3

-1.2
9.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.50
SON's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SON: 6.50 )
SON' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.9   Max: 23.1
Current: 6.5

-11.9
23.1
EPS Growth (%) 2.70
SON's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. SON: 2.70 )
SON' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.6   Max: 33.9
Current: 2.7

-21.6
33.9
» SON's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

SON Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 7,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 7,276 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 74,668 sh (+14.13%)
Pioneer Investments 261,231 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 155,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 28,700 sh (-0.86%)
Robert Olstein 155,000 sh (-7.74%)
Chuck Royce 1,152,878 sh (-15.41%)
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Q3 2013

SON Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 16,200 sh (+107.69%)
Joel Greenblatt 110,636 sh (+48.17%)
Steven Cohen 9,774 sh (+34.33%)
Pioneer Investments 261,231 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 155,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 27,600 sh (-3.83%)
Robert Olstein 120,000 sh (-22.58%)
Chuck Royce 359,778 sh (-68.79%)
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Q4 2013

SON Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 180,613 sh (+63.25%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,500 sh (+14.2%)
Mario Gabelli 155,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 27,600 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 261,231 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 305,778 sh (-15.01%)
Robert Olstein 97,000 sh (-19.17%)
Steven Cohen 6,453 sh (-33.98%)
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Q1 2014

SON Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 11,373 sh (+76.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 252,838 sh (+39.99%)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,713 sh (+33.58%)
Chuck Royce 305,778 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 155,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 261,231 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Murray Stahl 26,850 sh (-2.72%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SON

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 39.99%0.05%$39.9 - $43.25 $ 40.72-2%252838
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 63.25%0.07%$38.62 - $41.6 $ 40.721%180613
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 48.17%0.05%$34.91 - $39.8 $ 40.727%110636
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.12%$29.73 - $34.99 $ 40.7227%65421
James Barrow 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.18%$29.2 - $32.2 $ 40.7234%0
Julian Robertson 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.33%$31.3 - $34.49 $ 40.7232%0
James Barrow 2011-12-31 Add 86.47%0.09%$27.34 - $33.44 $ 40.7230%2809331
James Barrow 2011-09-30 New Buy0.1%$28.03 - $35.77 $ 40.7229%1506600
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.90
SON's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. SON: 18.90 )
SON' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.2   Max: 23.19
Current: 18.9

10.2
23.19
P/B 2.39
SON's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. SON: 2.39 )
SON' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 3.51
Current: 2.39

1.5
3.51
P/S 0.87
SON's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. SON: 0.87 )
SON' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.17
Current: 0.87

0.45
1.17
PFCF 12.76
SON's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 69.63 vs. SON: 12.76 )
SON' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.02   Max: 47.51
Current: 12.76

6.02
47.51
EV-to-EBIT 14.00
SON's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. SON: 14.00 )
SON' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 19.9
Current: 14

8.9
19.9
PEG 2.70
SON's PEG is ranked higher than
77% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. SON: 2.70 )
SON' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 60.72
Current: 2.7

1.6
60.72
Shiller P/E 19.95
SON's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SON: 19.95 )
SON' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.79   Max: 25.7
Current: 19.95

9.79
25.7
Current Ratio 1.58
SON's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SON: 1.58 )
SON' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 2.1
Current: 1.58

1.11
2.1
Quick Ratio 1.11
SON's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SON: 1.11 )
SON' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 1.55
Current: 1.11

0.74
1.55

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.07
SON's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. SON: 3.07 )
SON' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 6.13
Current: 3.07

2.21
6.13
Dividend Payout 0.62
SON's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SON: 0.62 )
SON' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 4
Current: 0.62

0.28
4
Dividend growth (3y) 3.50
SON's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
68% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. SON: 3.50 )
SON' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 9.9
Current: 3.5

2.1
9.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.66
SON's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
72% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. SON: 3.66 )
SON' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.61   Max: 7.25
Current: 3.66

2.61
7.25
Share Buyback Rate -0.20
SON's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. SON: -0.20 )
SON' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.8   Max: -1.5
Current: -0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 10.18
SON's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. SON: 10.18 )
SON' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.57   Max: 1648
Current: 10.18

2.57
1648
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.11
SON's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SON: 1.11 )
SON' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.91
Current: 1.11

0.64
2.91
Price/Median PS Value 1.04
SON's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. SON: 1.04 )
SON' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.63
Current: 1.04

0.66
1.63
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.05
SON's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SON: 3.05 )
SON' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 5.27
Current: 3.05

1.52
5.27
Price/Graham Number 2.90
SON's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
53% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. SON: 2.90 )
SON' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 30.24
Current: 2.9

1.1
30.24
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
SON's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. SON: 7.10 )
SON' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5   Max: 11.3
Current: 7.1

5
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.63
SON's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. SON: 10.63 )
SON' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 17.4
Current: 10.63

0.2
17.4

Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers
Compare:BMBLY, AMCRY, BLL, REXMY, ATR » details
Traded in other countries:SNS.Germany
Sonoco Products Company is a South Carolina corporation founded in Hartsville, South Carolina, in 1899 as the Southern Novelty Company. The name was subsequently changed to Sonoco Products Company. It is a manufacturer of industrial and consumer packaging products and a provider of packaging services, with 347 locations in 34 countries. The Company's operations are organized, managed and reported in four segments, Consumer Packaging, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, Protective Packaging and Packaging Services. Generally, the Company serves two broad end-use markets, consumer and industrial, which, period to period, can exhibit different economic characteristics from each other. Geographically, approximately 66% of sales are generated in the United States, 16% in Europe, 7% in Canada and 11% in other regions. The Consumer Packaging segment includes the following products and services: round and shaped rigid containers and trays (both composite and thermoformed plastic); blow-molded plastic bottles and jars; extruded and injection-molded plastic products; printed flexible packaging; metal and peelable membrane ends and closures; and global brand artwork management. The Paper and Industrial Converted Products segment includes the following products: high-performance paper and composite paperboard tubes and cores; fiber-based construction tubes and forms; wooden, metal and composite wire and cable reels and spools; and recycled paperboard, linerboard, corrugating medium, recovered paper and other recycled materials. The Packaging Services segment includes the following products and services: designing, manufacturing, assembling, packing and distributing temporary, semipermanent and permanent point-of-purchase displays; supply chain management services, including contract packing, fulfillment and scalable service centers; and paper amenities, such as coasters and glass covers. The Protective Packaging segment includes the following products: custom-designed paperboard-based and expanded foam protective packaging; temperature-assurance packaging; and retail security packaging. The main raw materials used by the Company are recoverd paper, paperboard, steel, aluminum and plastic resins. Raw materials are purchased from a number of outside sources. The Company considers the supply and availability of raw materials to be adequate to meet its needs. Most of Sonoco's products are marketed worldwide under trademarks such as Sonoco, Sonotube, Safe-top, Sealed-safe, Duro and Durox. The Company sells its products in highly competitive markets, which include paper, textile, film, food, chemical, pharmaceutical, packaging, construction, and wire and cable. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations concerning, among other matters, solid waste disposal, wastewater effluent and air emissions.
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