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U.S. Packaging Industry Analysis

UpdatedDec 04, 2023
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D5.0%
  • 3M2.8%
  • 1Y0.1%
  • YTD4.6%

Over the last 7 days, the Packaging industry has risen 5.0%, and International Paper contributed the most with a gain of 9.0%. Meanwhile, Eightco Holdings actually underperformed within the industry, shrinking 5.7% in the last week. Despite this gain, the industry's performance has been flat over the past year. Earnings are forecast to grow by 15% annually.

Industry Valuation and Performance

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

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Tue, 05 Dec 2023US$139.9bUS$156.1bUS$5.4b15.2x25.7x0.9x
Thu, 02 Nov 2023US$125.4bUS$157.5bUS$5.9b14.3x21.1x0.8x
Sat, 30 Sep 2023US$130.9bUS$159.5bUS$7.0b13x18.6x0.8x
Mon, 28 Aug 2023US$131.8bUS$159.8bUS$7.1b13.4x18.6x0.8x
Wed, 26 Jul 2023US$140.5bUS$167.2bUS$7.6b14.4x18.6x0.8x
Fri, 23 Jun 2023US$131.5bUS$168.2bUS$7.9b12.7x16.6x0.8x
Sun, 21 May 2023US$131.3bUS$168.6bUS$7.9b12.8x16.6x0.8x
Tue, 18 Apr 2023US$136.5bUS$170.0bUS$10.8b12.8x12.7x0.8x
Thu, 16 Mar 2023US$130.5bUS$170.0bUS$10.8b12.1x12.1x0.8x
Sat, 11 Feb 2023US$141.9bUS$170.2bUS$10.5b13.8x13.6x0.8x
Mon, 09 Jan 2023US$142.4bUS$170.4bUS$10.0b13.9x14.3x0.8x
Wed, 07 Dec 2022US$141.8bUS$170.4bUS$10.0b13.5x14.2x0.8x
Fri, 04 Nov 2022US$125.2bUS$169.8bUS$9.6b12.6x13x0.7x
Sun, 02 Oct 2022US$123.5bUS$166.6bUS$8.5b12.5x14.5x0.7x
Tue, 30 Aug 2022US$146.4bUS$166.4bUS$8.5b14.4x17.3x0.9x
Thu, 28 Jul 2022US$151.4bUS$162.7bUS$8.3b16.7x18.1x0.9x
Sat, 25 Jun 2022US$125.8bUS$146.4bUS$6.7b16.4x18.9x0.9x
Mon, 23 May 2022US$134.1bUS$146.1bUS$6.7b16.7x20.1x0.9x
Wed, 20 Apr 2022US$152.9bUS$140.2bUS$5.8b18.3x26.3x1.1x
Fri, 18 Mar 2022US$152.3bUS$140.4bUS$5.8b19x26.1x1.1x
Sun, 13 Feb 2022US$148.5bUS$134.9bUS$6.1b20.3x24.5x1.1x
Tue, 11 Jan 2022US$151.0bUS$136.8bUS$7.7b22.7x19.7x1.1x
Thu, 09 Dec 2021US$151.4bUS$136.4bUS$7.6b22.8x19.9x1.1x
Sat, 06 Nov 2021US$155.4bUS$135.0bUS$6.1b23.2x25.5x1.2x
Mon, 04 Oct 2021US$152.3bUS$132.2bUS$5.3b20.8x28.7x1.2x
Wed, 01 Sep 2021US$161.5bUS$125.1bUS$5.0b21.8x32.1x1.3x
Thu, 08 Jul 2021US$152.7bUS$123.2bUS$5.2b21.1x29.2x1.2x
Wed, 31 Mar 2021US$145.2bUS$118.5bUS$4.4b26.1x33.3x1.2x
Sat, 02 Jan 2021US$139.6bUS$116.9bUS$3.5b24.6x39.5x1.2x
Price to Earnings Ratio


Total Market Cap: US$139.6bTotal Earnings: US$3.5bTotal Revenue: US$116.9bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
U.S. Packaging Industry Price to Earnings3Y Average 22.6x20222023
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are optimistic on the American Packaging industry, and appear confident in long term growth rates.
  • The industry is trading at a PE ratio of 25.7x which is higher than its 3-year average PE of 22.6x.
  • The industry is trading close to its 3-year average PS ratio of 0.99x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • The earnings for companies in the Packaging industry have grown 20% per year over the last three years.
  • Revenues for these companies have grown 11% per year.
  • This means that more sales are being generated by these companies overall, and subsequently their profits are increasing too.

Industry Trends

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

US Market1.15%
Paper Packaging6.11%
Metal and Glass Containers3.44%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Paper Packaging industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 27.6x.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 18.1%, which is higher than its past year's earnings decline of 5.4% per year.
  • Investors are most pessimistic about the Metal and Glass Containers industry, which is trading below its 3-year average of 21.0x.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Paper Packaging industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 18% over the next 5 years.
  • This is better than its past earnings decline of 5.4% per year.
  • In contrast, the Metal and Glass Containers industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 11% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
IP International PaperUS$37.199.0%
WRK WestRockUS$41.7310.1%
PKG Packaging Corporation of AmericaUS$169.716.9%
BALL BallUS$56.344.0%
CCK Crown HoldingsUS$88.046.5%
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