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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 0.17
NYSE:SON's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. NYSE:SON: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:SON' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.1 Max: N/A
Current: 0.17
Equity-to-Asset 0.38
NYSE:SON's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. NYSE:SON: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:SON' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.38
0.34
0.52
Interest Coverage 8.06
NYSE:SON's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. NYSE:SON: 8.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:SON' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.67  Med: 6.72 Max: 9.04
Current: 8.06
4.67
9.04
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 2.88
Beneish M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
8.47%
10.62%
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
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Operating Margin % 8.87
NYSE:SON's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
70% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.43 vs. NYSE:SON: 8.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:SON' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.05  Med: 7.41 Max: 9.02
Current: 8.87
6.05
9.02
Net Margin % 5.93
NYSE:SON's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
62% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.63 vs. NYSE:SON: 5.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:SON' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.99  Med: 4.67 Max: 5.99
Current: 5.93
3.99
5.99
ROE % 17.91
NYSE:SON's ROE % is ranked higher than
79% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. NYSE:SON: 17.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:SON' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.98  Med: 14.14 Max: 18.81
Current: 17.91
11.98
18.81
ROA % 6.95
NYSE:SON's ROA % is ranked higher than
70% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. NYSE:SON: 6.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:SON' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.78  Med: 5.76 Max: 7.22
Current: 6.95
4.78
7.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 32.37
NYSE:SON's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
86% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.56 vs. NYSE:SON: 32.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:SON' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.58  Med: 25.77 Max: 35.28
Current: 32.37
20.58
35.28
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -0.10
NYSE:SON's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
67% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. NYSE:SON: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:SON' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.2  Med: 3.7 Max: 10.5
Current: -0.1
-1.2
10.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 8.90
NYSE:SON's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. NYSE:SON: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:SON' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12  Med: 3.1 Max: 23.1
Current: 8.9
-12
23.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 11.40
NYSE:SON's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. NYSE:SON: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:SON' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.6  Med: 6.6 Max: 33.9
Current: 11.4
-21.6
33.9
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Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers    NAICS: 322219    SIC: 2655
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Traded in other countries:SNS.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Sonoco Products Co is a manufacturer of industrial and consumer packaging products and a provider of packaging services. Its business segments are Consumer Packaging, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, Display & Packaging, and Protective Solutions.

Over its 100-year-plus history, Sonoco Products has steadily assembled a diverse portfolio of industrial and consumer packaging product offerings such as flexible and rigid plastics, reels and spools, pallets, and composite cans. In the next few years, believe Sonoco will continue to invest in its advantaged product lines (composite cans and tubes and cores), primarily through overseas acquisitions. Sonoco has raised its dividend annually for more than 30 years, a streak expect to continue.

Top Ranked Articles about Sonoco Products Co

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Sonoco Implementing Price Increases for All Rigid Paperboard Containers in North America
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (:SON) today announced it is implementing price increases for all round composite cans and shaped rigid paperboard containers in North America by a minimum of 5 percent. The increase is effective with shipments beginning April 15, 2017.
“This price adjustment is necessary to recover continuing cost inflation, particularly in uncoated recycled paperboard, a primary raw material,” said Jeff Tomaszewski, vice president and general manager for Sonoco’s Rigid Paper and Closures North America Division. Sonoco is the largest producer of rigid paper-based round and shaped containers globally.  For more information about Sonoco’s complete line of products or to learn more about current pricing, please visit the Company’s website or contact the Company at 800-377-2692.About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and display and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.8 billion, the Company has 20,000 employees working in more than 300 facilities in 33 countries, serving many of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.
Contact:
Roger Schrum
843-339-6018
[email protected]

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Sonoco Issues 2016 Annual Report to Shareholders

Company's Annual Meeting to be held April 19, 2017

HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its 2016 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the Company's website at www.sonoco.com in the Investor Relations section. The report, entitled Better Packaging. Better Life., reviews Sonoco's 2016 financial performance and examines how the Company is focusing on strategic growth opportunities and operational optimization in order to consistently provide innovative packaging solutions to customers and long-term value creation to shareholders.
“By most measures, 2016 was a solid year for Sonoco, despite flat to negative growth by many of our consumer product customers and generally muted economic growth around the world,” President and CEO Jack Sanders wrote in his letter to shareholders. “Overall, we achieved record GAAP and base earnings, and gross profit margin expanded to the highest level in 15 years. We returned a record $253 million to shareholders in the form of sector-leading dividends and share repurchases, and we provided shareholders with an annual total return (including reinvested dividends) of 32.9%, compared with a 12% return by the S&P 500 and a 19% return by the Dow Jones Total Container and Packaging Index.” Sanders noted these results are the product of the Company’s Grow and Optimize strategy, which is focused on shifting the Company’s business mix to focus more on consumer and protective packaging, delivering faster growth, more consistent earnings and improved returns, while continuing to return long-term value to shareholders. Sanders also introduced shareholders to the Company’s updated purpose statement: Better Packaging. Better Life. “We believe this statement captures the essence of why Sonoco has been successful in the past and why this success should continue into the future,” Sanders explained. “The creation of better packaging provides value to our direct customers and helps differentiate us from our competition. At the same time, through our products and innovations we contribute to a better life for consumers, whether by protecting valuable life-saving vaccines, improving the safety or fuel economy of vehicles, or making food products safer, longer-lasting, fresher or just easier to access, open and store.” Annual Meeting and Proxy Information
Sonoco has mailed the 2016 Annual Report and Form 10-K and proxy statement to its shareholders in advance of its annual meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Center Theater, 212 North Fifth Street, Hartsville, S.C., beginning at 11 a.m. ET. Shareholders who are unable to attend the meeting in person can still access a live webcast via the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://investor.sonoco.com, under the Webcasts section. Those planning to listen should connect to the live webcast at least 10 minutes prior to the start. The meeting webcast also will be archived on the Investor Relations section of Sonoco's website. About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.8 billion, the Company has 20,000 employees working in more than 300 operations in 33 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. For more information on the Company, visit www.sonoco.com.
Contact:
Roger Schrum
843-339-6018
[email protected]

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Sonoco Completes Acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Company

HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Company, a leading manufacturer of thermoformed packaging for fresh fruit and vegetables found in the fast-growing perimeter of retail supermarkets.
Sonoco acquired Peninsula Packaging for approximately $230 million from funds managed by Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC and other shareholders. Sonoco financed the transaction with a combination of cash and a $150 million three-year term loan.  Peninsula’s financial results will be added to Sonoco’s Consumer Packaging segment and the business will operate as the Peninsula brand of thermoformed packaging products within Sonoco Plastics division’s global operations. Founded in 2001, Peninsula Packaging had 2016 proforma sales of approximately $190 million¹ and operates five manufacturing facilities, four in the United States and one in Mexico. The majority of its business is focused on packaging for a wide range of whole fresh fruits, pre-cut fruits and produce and prepared salad mixes, as well as baked goods. Peninsula’s customer base includes most of the leading household names for fresh fruits and vegetables found at retail. “We are extremely pleased to have Peninsula joining the Sonoco family of leading consumer packaging products. Peninsula significantly expands our thermoforming packaging capabilities and we now occupy a strong packaging position serving the perimeter of supermarkets in fresh food products, combined with our existing offerings in the center of the store, including those serving a range of frozen and shelf-stable foods,” said Sonoco Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Rob Tiede. Tiede added that many of Peninsula’s leadership, sales and operations team will remain and it expects no changes in its customer relationships. “Combining Peninsula’s product lines with Sonoco’s packaging capabilities positions us extremely well to capture new growth in the rapidly expanding fresh and natural category, while greatly accelerating and enhancing our ability to offer our customers the most diverse consumer packaging formats and solutions in the industry,” he concluded. ¹ Proforma sales includes projected full-year sales from a new operation in Mexico which started in mid-year 2016. About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Hartsville, S.C.-based Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of $4.8 billion, the Company has 20,000 employees working in more than 300 operations in 33 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. For more information on the Company, visit www.sonoco.com. About Sonoco’s Peninsula Packaging Brand
Sonoco’s Peninsula brand of thermoformed plastic packaging products serves the fresh produce and bakery markets. Products include hinged containers (clamshells, produce trays, etc.), bases, lids and domes. Primary markets served include a wide range of berries, packaged salads and cut vegetables. Extrusion, thermoforming and labeling are managed from five production facilities located in Exeter, Calif.; Hollister, Calif.; Wilson, N.C.; Yakima, Wash.; and Guadalajara, Mexico. More information is available at www.peninsulapackaging.com.
Contact:
Roger Schrum
843-339-6018
[email protected]

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Sonoco Implementing Price Increase for Paperboard Tubes and Cores

HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (:SON) today announced it is implementing price increases for all paperboard tubes and cores in the United States and Canada by a minimum of 10 percent.  The increase is effective with shipments beginning April 10, 2017.
“This price adjustment is necessary to recover continuing cost inflation, particularly in uncoated recycled paperboard, our primary raw material,” said James Harrell, corporate vice president for Sonoco’s U.S. and Canada Tubes and Cores Division. Sonoco is the largest producer of paper-based tubes and cores in North America, which are used to serve the paper, textile, plastic film, and tape and specialty industries.  For more information about Sonoco’s complete line of paperboard tubes and cores or to learn more about current pricing, please visit the Company’s website or contact the Company at 800-377-2692. About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and display and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.8 billion, the Company has 20,000 employees working in more than 300 facilities in 33 countries, serving many of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.
Contact:
Roger Schrum
843-339-6018
[email protected]

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Sonoco Implementing Price Increase for All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products

HARTSVILLE, S.C, March 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (:SON) today announced it is implementing a $75 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) in the United States and Canada, effective with shipments beginning April 3, 2017. 
“The extraordinarily rapid inflation in our input costs, especially for recycled fiber, has made it necessary for Sonoco to seek recovery in the market,” said Palace Stepps, division vice president of sales and marketing for Sonoco’s U.S. and Canada paper and adhesives. Sonoco is one of the largest integrated manufacturers of uncoated recycled paperboard in the United States and Canada, producing more than one million tons annually from 11 mills. For more information about Sonoco’s complete line of URB paper products, or to learn more about current pricing, please visit the Company’s website, www.sonoco.com, or contact the Company at 1-800-377-2692.

About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.8 billion, the Company has 20,000 employees working in more than 300 facilities in 33 countries, serving many of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.
Contact:
Roger Schrum
843-339-6018
[email protected]

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Ratios

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PE Ratio 19.35
SON's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.92 vs. SON: 19.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SON' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.18  Med: 17.78 Max: 24.58
Current: 19.35
10.18
24.58
Forward PE Ratio 19.69
SON's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.56 vs. SON: 19.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 19.35
SON's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
57% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 vs. SON: 19.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SON' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.18  Med: 17.78 Max: 24.58
Current: 19.35
10.18
24.58
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 17.67
SON's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
59% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.05 vs. SON: 17.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
SON' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.27  Med: 12.29 Max: 22.94
Current: 17.67
6.27
22.94
PB Ratio 3.34
SON's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. SON: 3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SON' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 2.35 Max: 3.59
Current: 3.34
1.5
3.59
PS Ratio 1.14
SON's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. SON: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SON' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.17
Current: 1.14
0.45
1.17
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 24.62
SON's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
70% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.35 vs. SON: 24.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SON' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.05  Med: 15.07 Max: 46.98
Current: 24.62
6.05
46.98
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 13.53
SON's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
70% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.48 vs. SON: 13.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SON' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.52  Med: 8.94 Max: 14.05
Current: 13.53
4.52
14.05
EV-to-EBIT 13.04
SON's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.53 vs. SON: 13.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SON' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.7  Med: 13.4 Max: 17.7
Current: 13.04
8.7
17.7
EV-to-EBITDA 9.21
SON's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
58% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. SON: 9.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SON' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 8.6 Max: 11
Current: 9.21
5.3
11
PEG Ratio 3.33
SON's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SON: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
SON' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.64  Med: 3.72 Max: 143.92
Current: 3.33
1.64
143.92
Shiller PE Ratio 24.03
SON's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 24.16 vs. SON: 24.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SON' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.95  Med: 18.9 Max: 27.75
Current: 24.03
9.95
27.75
Current Ratio 1.58
SON's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. SON: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SON' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.53 Max: 2.29
Current: 1.58
1.11
2.29
Quick Ratio 1.09
SON's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. SON: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SON' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.55
Current: 1.09
0.74
1.55
Days Inventory 37.86
SON's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
80% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 59.87 vs. SON: 37.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SON' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.3  Med: 36.08 Max: 37.52
Current: 37.86
35.3
37.52
Days Sales Outstanding 51.20
SON's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 69.67 vs. SON: 51.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SON' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.72  Med: 46.14 Max: 49.23
Current: 51.2
34.72
49.23
Days Payable 45.70
SON's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 54.43 vs. SON: 45.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SON' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38  Med: 45.65 Max: 47.5
Current: 45.7
38
47.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 2.78
SON's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
61% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. SON: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SON' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 3.22 Max: 6.13
Current: 2.78
2.21
6.13
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.52
SON's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. SON: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
SON' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.52
0.49
0.72
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 5.90
SON's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SON: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
SON' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 5.4 Max: 25.9
Current: 5.9
2.1
25.9
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.78
SON's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
55% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. SON: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.51
SON's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
62% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. SON: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
SON' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.79  Med: 4.07 Max: 7.75
Current: 3.51
2.79
7.75
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.70
SON's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. SON: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SON' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.4  Med: -0.2 Max: 3
Current: 0.7
-2.4
3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 30.13
SON's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. SON: 30.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SON' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.57  Med: 5.93 Max: 1373.33
Current: 30.13
2.57
1373.33
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.53
SON's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. SON: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SON' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.25 Max: 3.36
Current: 1.53
0.64
3.36
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.36
SON's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. SON: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SON' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.67
Current: 1.36
0.65
1.67
Price-to-Graham-Number 5.09
SON's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
90% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. SON: 5.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
SON' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 2.23 Max: 30.8
Current: 5.09
1.11
30.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.67
SON's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. SON: 7.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SON' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.7  Med: 7.5 Max: 11.5
Current: 7.67
5.7
11.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 9.30
SON's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
58% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.45 vs. SON: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SON' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.5  Med: 10.3 Max: 18.7
Current: 9.3
5.5
18.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,729
EPS (TTM) $ 2.75
Beta1.22
Short Percentage of Float6.74%
52-Week Range $45.02 - 55.58
Shares Outstanding (Mil)99.38

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 4,804 4,921 4,870
EPS ($) 2.74 2.97 3.15
EPS without NRI ($) 2.74 2.97 3.15
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
4.45%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.49 1.55 1.70
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