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KapStone Paper and Packaging

DB:KTU
Snowflake Description

Outstanding track record with adequate balance sheet.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
KTU
DB
$3B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Materials
Company description

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation produces and sells a range of containerboards, corrugated products, and specialty paper products in the United States and internationally. The last earnings update was 12 days ago. More info.


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KTU Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
10.1%
DB:KTU
1.8%
Europe Forestry
4.2%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
56.2%
DB:KTU
3.3%
Europe Forestry
-9.9%
DE Market
KTU Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
KapStone Paper and Packaging (KTU) 10.1% 4.5% 2.1% 56.2% 52.5% 63.6%
Europe Forestry 1.8% -12% -9.4% 3.3% 38% 97.8%
DE Market 4.2% -4.1% -6.7% -9.9% 25.7% 52.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • KTU outperformed the Forestry industry which returned 3.3% over the past year.
  • KTU outperformed the Market in Germany which returned -9.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility
KTU
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

KTU Value

 Is KapStone Paper and Packaging undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of KapStone Paper and Packaging to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for KapStone Paper and Packaging.

DB:KTU Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 10.3%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate 0.5%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for DB:KTU
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate 0.5%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 9.5%
Forestry Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.78
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.776 (1 + (1- 21%) (41.17%))
1.028
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.03
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 0.54% + (1.028 * 9.46%)
10.27%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for DB:KTU using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for KapStone Paper and Packaging is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We use analyst's estimates of cash flows going forward 5 years for the 1st stage, the 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

DB:KTU DCF 1st Stage: Next 5 year cash flow forecast
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) 338.00 365.00 413.50 468.44 530.68
Source Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Est @ 13.29% Est @ 13.29% Est @ 13.29%
Present Value
Discounted (@ 10.27%)
306.53 300.19 308.41 316.85 325.52
Present value of next 5 years cash flows $1,557.49
DB:KTU DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $530.68 × (1 + 0.54%) ÷ (10.27% – 0.54%)
$5,485.83
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)5
= $5,485.83 ÷ (1 + 10.27%)5
$3,365.07
DB:KTU Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 5 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $1,557.49 + $3,365.07
$4,922.56
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $4,922.56 / 97.95
$43.93
DB:KTU Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in DB:KTU represents 0.8741x of NYSE:KS
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.8741x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (USD) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= $ 50.26 x 0.8741
€43.93
Value per share (EUR) From above. €43.93
Current discount Discount to share price of €30.55
= -1 x (€30.55 - €43.93) / €43.93
30.5%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price KapStone Paper and Packaging is available for.
Intrinsic value
30%
Share price is €30.55 vs Future cash flow value of €43.93
Current Discount Checks
For KapStone Paper and Packaging to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a substantial discount (< 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for KapStone Paper and Packaging's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are KapStone Paper and Packaging's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:KTU PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-09-30) in USD $3.55
NYSE:KS Share Price ** NYSE (2018-11-02) in USD $34.95
Europe Forestry Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 34 Publicly-Listed Forestry Companies 13.44x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 411 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.08x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of KapStone Paper and Packaging.

DB:KTU PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:KS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 34.95 ÷ 3.55

9.84x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • KapStone Paper and Packaging is good value based on earnings compared to the Europe Forestry industry average.
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging is good value based on earnings compared to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does KapStone Paper and Packaging's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:KTU PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 9.84x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts
2.3%per year
Europe Forestry Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 22 Publicly-Listed Forestry Companies 0.72x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 272 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.4x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

DB:KTU PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 9.84x ÷ 2.3%

4.26x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • KapStone Paper and Packaging is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on KapStone Paper and Packaging's assets?
Raw Data
DB:KTU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-09-30) in USD $13.09
NYSE:KS Share Price * NYSE (2018-11-02) in USD $34.95
Europe Forestry Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 38 Publicly-Listed Forestry Companies 1.42x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 549 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.88x
DB:KTU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:KS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 34.95 ÷ 13.09

2.67x

* Primary Listing of KapStone Paper and Packaging.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • KapStone Paper and Packaging is overvalued based on assets compared to the Europe Forestry industry average.
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Value checks
We assess KapStone Paper and Packaging's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Forestry industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Forestry industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. KapStone Paper and Packaging has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

KTU Future Performance

 How is KapStone Paper and Packaging expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
2.3%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is KapStone Paper and Packaging expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 0.5%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's earnings growth is positive but not above the Germany market average.
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's revenue growth is positive but not above the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:KTU Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
DB:KTU Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts 2.3%
DB:KTU Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 3 Analysts 2.8%
Europe Forestry Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.6%
Europe Forestry Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.2%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.8%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:KTU Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:KTU Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 3,646 292 1
2019-12-31 3,705 460 267 3
2018-12-31 3,525 466 220 2
DB:KTU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-09-30 3,464 338 346
2018-06-30 3,439 309 304
2018-03-31 3,349 298 270
2017-12-31 3,316 325 244
2017-09-30 3,234 245 74
2017-06-30 3,143 242 75
2017-03-31 3,105 256 76
2016-12-31 3,077 282 86
2016-09-30 3,064 298 80
2016-06-30 3,095 279 83
2016-03-31 2,981 325 96
2015-12-31 2,789 262 106

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's earnings are expected to grow by 2.3% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's revenue is expected to grow by 2.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:KTU Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from KapStone Paper and Packaging Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:KTU Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 2.92 2.92 2.92 1.00
2019-12-31 2.67 2.67 2.66 2.00
2018-12-31 2.20 2.26 2.13 2.00
DB:KTU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-09-30 3.55
2018-06-30 3.12
2018-03-31 2.79
2017-12-31 2.51
2017-09-30 0.77
2017-06-30 0.78
2017-03-31 0.79
2016-12-31 0.89
2016-09-30 0.83
2016-06-30 0.86
2016-03-31 1.00
2015-12-31 1.11

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess KapStone Paper and Packaging's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Europe market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Europe market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
KapStone Paper and Packaging has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

KTU Past Performance

  How has KapStone Paper and Packaging performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare KapStone Paper and Packaging's growth in the last year to its industry (Forestry).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (366.9% vs 13.2%)
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's earnings growth has exceeded the Europe Forestry industry average in the past year (366.9% vs 21.4%).
Earnings and Revenue History
KapStone Paper and Packaging's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from KapStone Paper and Packaging Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:KTU Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-09-30 3,464.21 346.14 561.81
2018-06-30 3,439.03 303.66 555.70
2018-03-31 3,349.01 270.25 560.52
2017-12-31 3,315.66 243.50 558.81
2017-09-30 3,234.47 74.13 548.76
2017-06-30 3,142.69 75.12 536.85
2017-03-31 3,104.89 76.07 517.95
2016-12-31 3,077.26 86.25 506.83
2016-09-30 3,064.00 79.74 498.84
2016-06-30 3,094.93 82.93 506.55
2016-03-31 2,981.27 96.46 481.37
2015-12-31 2,789.35 106.39 438.71
2015-09-30 2,588.52 128.67 389.70
2015-06-30 2,379.06 148.71 335.96
2015-03-31 2,298.26 165.92 315.15
2014-12-31 2,300.92 171.92 312.91
2014-09-30 2,300.93 181.29 305.90
2014-06-30 2,241.43 171.45 297.41
2014-03-31 1,977.30 140.98 265.91
2013-12-31 1,748.16 127.34 238.08
2013-09-30 1,485.73 94.06 208.41
2013-06-30 1,256.67 67.99 180.58
2013-03-31 1,236.61 65.40 178.43
2012-12-31 1,216.64 62.51 174.69
2012-09-30 1,184.40 126.51 167.16
2012-06-30 1,090.70 124.66 151.21
2012-03-31 999.22 124.41 134.39
2011-12-31 906.12 123.98 118.21

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging used its assets more efficiently than the Europe Forestry industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess KapStone Paper and Packaging's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Forestry industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
KapStone Paper and Packaging has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

KTU Health

 How is KapStone Paper and Packaging's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up KapStone Paper and Packaging's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of KapStone Paper and Packaging's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.6x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from KapStone Paper and Packaging Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

DB:KTU Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-09-30 1,281.85 1,409.25 22.43
2018-06-30 1,214.50 1,510.26 9.15
2018-03-31 1,168.84 1,496.04 18.68
2017-12-31 1,137.01 1,461.33 28.07
2017-09-30 946.01 1,556.65 11.29
2017-06-30 922.99 1,590.66 7.46
2017-03-31 906.78 1,514.11 7.92
2016-12-31 904.33 1,485.32 29.39
2016-09-30 893.54 1,495.87 9.45
2016-06-30 869.11 1,553.03 7.89
2016-03-31 855.52 1,533.96 7.08
2015-12-31 845.28 1,550.15 6.82
2015-09-30 853.09 1,593.88 7.77
2015-06-30 826.35 1,676.14 28.74
2015-03-31 798.54 1,071.63 10.55
2014-12-31 778.13 1,046.06 28.47
2014-09-30 812.05 1,201.44 105.65
2014-06-30 755.49 1,200.05 49.35
2014-03-31 702.13 1,202.22 23.95
2013-12-31 666.08 1,197.36 12.97
2013-09-30 609.86 1,285.04 12.19
2013-06-30 562.83 311.04 8.40
2013-03-31 539.70 349.89 7.62
2012-12-31 517.95 357.81 16.49
2012-09-30 605.13 294.79 36.30
2012-06-30 584.84 294.91 9.68
2012-03-31 565.18 345.02 20.07
2011-12-31 546.28 341.73 8.06
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's level of debt (109.9%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (210.3% vs 109.9% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 5.9x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess KapStone Paper and Packaging's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. KapStone Paper and Packaging has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

KTU Dividends

 What is KapStone Paper and Packaging's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
1.14%
Current annual income from KapStone Paper and Packaging dividends. Estimated to be 1.21% next year.
If you bought €2,000 of KapStone Paper and Packaging shares you are expected to receive €23 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's pays a lower dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Germany (1.5%).
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Germany (3.84%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:KTU Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Europe Forestry Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 25 Stocks 3.4%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 323 Stocks 3%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.8%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

DB:KTU Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-12-31 0.46 2.00
2019-12-31 0.43 3.00
2018-12-31 0.40 4.00
DB:KTU Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-08-30 0.400 1.199
2018-06-14 0.400 1.155
2018-02-23 0.400 1.157
2017-12-15 0.400 1.450
2017-08-10 0.400 1.817
2017-05-16 0.400 1.852
2017-03-08 0.400 1.794
2016-10-27 0.400 1.840
2016-08-17 0.400 2.193
2016-05-11 0.400 2.736
2016-03-10 0.400 2.910
2015-12-10 0.400 2.792
2015-08-13 0.400 1.915
2015-05-14 0.400 1.607
2015-03-11 0.400 1.336
2014-12-16 0.400 1.284

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  • Whilst dividend payments have been stable, KapStone Paper and Packaging has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
  • KapStone Paper and Packaging has only been paying a dividend for 4 years, and since then there has been no growth.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of KapStone Paper and Packaging's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are thoroughly covered by earnings (8.9x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (6.1x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess KapStone Paper and Packaging's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can KapStone Paper and Packaging afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. KapStone Paper and Packaging has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

KTU Management

 What is the CEO of KapStone Paper and Packaging's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Matt Kaplan
COMPENSATION $4,518,346
AGE 61
TENURE AS CEO 1.8 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Matthew Kaplan, also known as Matt, has been the President of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation since April 15, 2005 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since January 01, 2017. Mr. Kaplan served as Chief Operating Officer of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation from 2005 to January 01, 2017. Mr. Kaplan served as the Interim Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation since August 2015 until October 22, 2015. He was a Manager of Stone-Kaplan Investments, LLC since July 2004. He served as a Secretary of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation since April 15, 2005. He served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Box USA Holdings, Inc. from July 2000 to July 2004. He began his career at Stone Container Corporation in 1979 and served as its Senior Vice President and General Manager of North American Operations. He served as Vice President and General Manager of Container Division at Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation until March 1999. He has been a Director of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation since April 15, 2005 and American Forest & Paper Association Inc. since February 2011. He served as a Trustee of Magnetar Spectrum Fund since 2007. He served as a Director at Box USA Holdings, Inc., from July 2000 to July 2004. Mr. Kaplan received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

CEO Compensation
  • Matt's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
  • Matt's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the KapStone Paper and Packaging management team in years:

5.2
Average Tenure
58
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the KapStone Paper and Packaging management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Roger Stone

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
83

Matt Kaplan

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$5M
AGE
61
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Andrea Tarbox

TITLE
Executive VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
67
TENURE
11.8 yrs

Randy Nebel

TITLE
Executive Vice President of Integrated Packaging
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
61
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Bill Kessinger

TITLE
VP & GM of Mill System
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
56
TENURE
6.2 yrs

Kathryn Ingraham

TITLE
VP, General Counsel & Secretary
AGE
49
TENURE
3.5 yrs

Mark Niehus

TITLE
VP & Corporate Controller
AGE
60
TENURE
11.8 yrs

Michael Murphy

TITLE
Vice President of Strategic Planning and Initiatives
AGE
45
TENURE
4.1 yrs

Antionette Meyers

TITLE
Vice President of Container Board and Kraft Paper Sales & Marketing
AGE
55
TENURE
5.2 yrs

Patrick Ortiz

TITLE
Vice President of the Corrugated Container System and GM of the Corrugated Container System
AGE
54
TENURE
5.8 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the KapStone Paper and Packaging board of directors in years:

9.1
Average Tenure
62.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the KapStone Paper and Packaging board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Matt Kaplan

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$5M
AGE
61
TENURE
13.6 yrs

Jonathon Furer

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$176K
AGE
61
TENURE
13.6 yrs

Roger Stone

TITLE
Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
83
TENURE
13.6 yrs

Brian Gamache

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$171K
AGE
60
TENURE
9.1 yrs

Bob Bahash

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$160K
AGE
73
TENURE
4.3 yrs

John Chapman

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$161K
AGE
58
TENURE
13.6 yrs

David Storch

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$161K
AGE
65
TENURE
9.1 yrs

Matthew Paull

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$176K
AGE
67
TENURE
8.2 yrs

Dave Gabriel

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$161K
AGE
59
TENURE
5.5 yrs

Yossi Reznik

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$160K
AGE
64
TENURE
4.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Start End Shares Max Price (USD) Value (USD)
17. Nov 17 Sell John Chapman Individual 16. Nov 17 16. Nov 17 -70,765 $17.68 $-1,250,830.82
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Management checks
We assess KapStone Paper and Packaging's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. KapStone Paper and Packaging has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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Description

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation produces and sells a range of containerboards, corrugated products, and specialty paper products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Paper and Packaging, and Distribution. The Paper and Packaging segment offers containerboards consisting of linerboard and corrugated medium to manufacture corrugated containers for packaging products; and corrugated products. It also offers specialty paper products, including kraft paper, such as multiwall paper used to produce bags for agricultural products, pet food, baking products, cement and chemicals; specialty products comprising shingle wraps, end caps, roll wraps, and dunnage bags; and lightweight paper. In addition, this segment provides saturating kraft paper under the Durasorb trade name for use in construction, electronics manufacturing, and furniture manufacturing industries; and unbleached folding carton board under the Kraftpak trade name to integrated and independent converters in the folding carton industry. The Distribution segment distributes corrugated and other specialty packaging products consisting of stretch films, void fills, carton sealing tapes, and other specialty tapes. KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.

Details
Name: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation
KTU
Exchange: DB
Founded: 2005
$3,007,096,259
97,950,763
Website: http://www.kapstonepaper.com
Address: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation
1101 Skokie Boulevard,
Suite 300,
Northbrook,
Illinois, 60062,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE KS Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 14. Sep 2005
DB KTU Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 14. Sep 2005
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
6,400
KapStone Paper and Packaging employees.
Industry
Paper Products
Materials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2018/11/04 18:28
End of day share price update: 2018/11/02 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2018/10/29
Last earnings filing: 2018/10/23
Last earnings reported: 2018/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2017/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.