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U.S. Packaging Industry Analysis

UpdatedNov 27, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D-0.7%
  • 3M-5.7%
  • 1Y9.7%
  • YTD10.6%

Over the last 7 days, the Packaging industry has remained flat. As for the the longer term, the industry is up 9.7% over the past 12 months.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the U.S. Packaging Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Sun, 28 Nov 2021US$153.7bUS$136.4bUS$7.6b22.9x
Tue, 26 Oct 2021US$152.9bUS$132.3bUS$5.3b18.9x
Thu, 23 Sep 2021US$153.2bUS$131.4bUS$5.4b19.3x
Sat, 21 Aug 2021US$157.1bUS$125.1bUS$5.0b21.2x
Sat, 05 Jun 2021US$157.9bUS$119.4bUS$4.6b25.4x
Tue, 09 Mar 2021US$136.8bUS$117.4bUS$3.6b26.2x
Mon, 30 Nov 2020US$135.5bUS$115.2bUS$3.2b22.9x
Thu, 03 Sep 2020US$109.1bUS$110.7bUS$4.8b18.5x
Sun, 07 Jun 2020US$100.6bUS$112.8bUS$5.2b17x
Sat, 29 Feb 2020US$100.3bUS$112.7bUS$5.6b16.6x
Tue, 03 Dec 2019US$113.0bUS$112.2bUS$5.8b18.7x
Fri, 06 Sep 2019US$109.8bUS$117.7bUS$6.0b16.5x
Mon, 10 Jun 2019US$102.5bUS$117.3bUS$6.1b15.4x
Sun, 03 Mar 2019US$104.0bUS$115.9bUS$6.4b16.4x
Wed, 05 Dec 2018US$104.0bUS$113.7bUS$8.6b13.9x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: US$104.0bTotal Earnings: US$8.6bTotal Revenue: US$113.7b0%0%0%3 Year10 Year

Current Industry PE: Investors are relatively neutral on the industry at the moment, considering it's trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 19.1x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Packaging industry have declined 3.9% per year over the last three years, while revenues for these companies have grown 6.2% per year. This means that although more sales are being generated, either the cost of doing business or the level of investment back into businesses has increased, which has decreased profits.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the U.S. Packaging industry?

Metal and Glass Containers-0.54%
Paper Packaging-0.92%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Metal and Glass Containers industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 18.7x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 14%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 24% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Paper Packaging industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average of 18.7x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Paper Packaging industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 20% over the next 5 years. However this is lower than its past earnings growth rate of 63% per year. Meanwhile, the Metal and Glass Containers industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 14% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

BERY Berry Global Group1.5%+US$129.9m24.0%PE12.3x
GPK Graphic Packaging Holding1.0%+US$64.5m33.7%PE27.9x
OI O-I Glass2.8%+US$50.2m-2.3%PE26x
PKG Packaging Corporation of America0.4%+US$45.3m0.6%PE17x
SLGN Silgan Holdings0.9%+US$40.9m24.7%PE14.1x
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