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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.17
SON's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. SON: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SON' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.1 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.17
0.04
0.33
Equity-to-Asset 0.39
SON's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
70% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SON: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SON' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.4 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.39
0.34
0.52
Debt-to-Equity 0.81
SON's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
67% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. SON: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
SON' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.81
0.41
1.2
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.08
SON's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
61% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SON: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
SON' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 1.74 Max: 2.54
Current: 2.08
1.35
2.54
Interest Coverage 7.76
SON's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. SON: 7.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SON' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.67  Med: 6.72 Max: 9.04
Current: 7.76
4.67
9.04
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 2.69
Beneish M-Score: -2.45
WACC vs ROIC
7.74%
9.97%
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 % 8.47
SON's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
63% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. SON: 8.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SON' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.05  Med: 7.41 Max: 9.02
Current: 8.47
6.05
9.02
Net Margin % 5.63
SON's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
62% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. SON: 5.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SON' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.99  Med: 4.67 Max: 5.99
Current: 5.63
3.99
5.99
ROE % 16.95
SON's ROE % is ranked higher than
79% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. SON: 16.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SON' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.98  Med: 14.14 Max: 18.81
Current: 16.95
11.98
18.81
ROA % 6.53
SON's ROA % is ranked higher than
69% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. SON: 6.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SON' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.78  Med: 5.76 Max: 7.22
Current: 6.53
4.78
7.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 30.88
SON's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
88% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.40 vs. SON: 30.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SON' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.58  Med: 25.77 Max: 35.28
Current: 30.88
20.58
35.28
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -0.10
SON's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SON: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
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
SON's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
60% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. SON: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
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
SON's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
62% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. SON: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
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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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

SON Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 16,800 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 155,094 sh (+0.06%)
Chuck Royce 327,578 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 25,000 sh (-0.60%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 47,240 sh (-1.95%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,300 sh (-31.78%)
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Q4 2016

SON Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Joel Greenblatt 9,503 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 60,100 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 155,094 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 24,800 sh (-0.80%)
Chuck Royce 315,678 sh (-3.63%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 18,197 sh (-61.48%)
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Q1 2017

SON Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jim Simons 145,300 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 134,878 sh (+1319.32%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 49,542 sh (+172.25%)
Jeremy Grantham 61,340 sh (+2.06%)
Murray Stahl 24,800 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 315,678 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 155,094 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2017

SON Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 4,284 sh (New)
Jim Simons 806,800 sh (+455.26%)
Murray Stahl 24,800 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 155,094 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 315,678 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 60,240 sh (-1.79%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 45,052 sh (-9.06%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SON

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.09%$50.11 - $53.21 $ 53.113%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Add 1319.32%0.08%$52.7 - $55.2 $ 53.11-1%134,878
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 New Buy0.01%$49.76 - $55.25 $ 53.112%9,503
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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 offers a portfolio of industrial and consumer packaging product such as flexible and rigid plastics, reels and spools, pallets, and composite cans.

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, we 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 we expect to continue.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 19.60
SON's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. SON: 19.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SON' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.18  Med: 17.86 Max: 24.58
Current: 19.6
10.18
24.58
Forward PE Ratio 17.83
SON's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.24 vs. SON: 17.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 19.60
SON's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
52% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.97 vs. SON: 19.60 )
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: 17.86 Max: 24.58
Current: 19.6
10.18
24.58
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 21.63
SON's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
63% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.16 vs. SON: 21.63 )
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: 12.45 Max: 24.44
Current: 21.63
6.27
24.44
PB Ratio 3.04
SON's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. SON: 3.04 )
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: 3.56
Current: 3.04
1.5
3.56
PS Ratio 1.10
SON's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. SON: 1.10 )
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: 1.1
0.45
1.17
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 36.53
SON's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
82% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.34 vs. SON: 36.53 )
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: 6.02  Med: 15.5 Max: 46.91
Current: 36.53
6.02
46.91
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 16.13
SON's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
76% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.34 vs. SON: 16.13 )
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: 4.5  Med: 9.05 Max: 16.53
Current: 16.13
4.5
16.53
EV-to-EBIT 13.51
SON's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.04 vs. SON: 13.51 )
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: 13.51
8.7
17.7
EV-to-EBITDA 9.42
SON's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
55% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. SON: 9.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SON' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 8.8 Max: 11
Current: 9.42
5.3
11
EV-to-Revenue 1.32
SON's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
56% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SON: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
SON' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1 Max: 1.4
Current: 1.32
0.6
1.4
PEG Ratio 3.38
SON's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. SON: 3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
SON' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.69  Med: 3.76 Max: 172.7
Current: 3.38
1.69
172.7
Shiller PE Ratio 23.88
SON's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 20.38 vs. SON: 23.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SON' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.95  Med: 18.85 Max: 27.75
Current: 23.88
9.95
27.75
Current Ratio 1.59
SON's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. SON: 1.59 )
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: 1.59
1.11
2.29
Quick Ratio 1.11
SON's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SON: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SON' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.55
Current: 1.11
0.74
1.55
Days Inventory 38.58
SON's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
79% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 60.67 vs. SON: 38.58 )
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: 38.58
Current: 38.58
35.3
38.58
Days Sales Outstanding 56.21
SON's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 71.23 vs. SON: 56.21 )
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: 56.21
Current: 56.21
34.72
56.21
Days Payable 48.49
SON's Days Payable is ranked lower than
54% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 53.31 vs. SON: 48.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SON' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38  Med: 45.65 Max: 48.49
Current: 48.49
38
48.49

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.86
SON's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
68% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. SON: 2.86 )
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: 2.86
2.21
6.13
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.57
SON's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SON: 0.57 )
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: 0.57
0.49
0.72
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 5.90
SON's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 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 % 2.94
SON's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
65% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. SON: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.60
SON's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
66% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. SON: 3.60 )
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: 3.6
2.79
7.75
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.00
SON's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. SON: 1.00 )
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: -2.9  Med: -0.2 Max: 3
Current: 1
-2.9
3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 30.40
SON's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
98% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. SON: 30.40 )
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: 5.8 Max: 1373.33
Current: 30.4
2.57
1373.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.40
SON's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
61% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.22 vs. SON: 7.40 )
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: 7.4
5.7
11.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 9.97
SON's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. SON: 9.97 )
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 Max: 18.8
Current: 9.97
5.5
18.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,879.83
EPS (TTM) $ 2.71
Beta1.05
Short Percentage of Float3.95%
52-Week Range $47.10 - 55.58
Shares Outstanding (Mil)99.40

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 4,922 5,141 5,362
EPS ($) 2.74 3.05 3.07
EPS without NRI ($) 2.74 3.05 3.07
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
4.79%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.51 1.62 1.70

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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