Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Huhtamäki Oyj manufactures and sells packaging products in the United States, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, Australia, Thailand, China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Poland, and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

How has Huhtamäki Oyj's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HUH1V's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




FI Packaging


FI Market

1 Year Return




FI Packaging


FI Market

Return vs Industry: HUH1V underperformed the Finnish Packaging industry which returned -6.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HUH1V exceeded the Finnish Market which returned -21.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.4%-0.8%1.8%
30 Day-27.3%-17.6%-19.1%
90 Day-31.5%-22.4%-22.1%
1 Year-15.7%-17.7%-5.1%-7.8%-18.2%-21.6%
3 Year-8.1%-14.1%0.05%-9.7%-2.8%-14.1%
5 Year2.1%-8.1%13.7%-2.3%2.2%-16.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Huhtamäki Oyj's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Huhtamäki Oyj undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: HUH1V (€28.02) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€46.59)

Significantly Below Fair Value: HUH1V is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HUH1V is poor value based on its PE Ratio (15.4x) compared to the Packaging industry average (13.3x).

PE vs Market: HUH1V is poor value based on its PE Ratio (15.4x) compared to the Finnish market (15.3x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: HUH1V is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HUH1V is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the XE Packaging industry average (1.3x).

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Future Growth

How is Huhtamäki Oyj forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HUH1V's forecast earnings growth (9.6% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.1%).

Earnings vs Market: HUH1V's earnings (9.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Finnish market (9.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: HUH1V's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: HUH1V's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Finnish market (2.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HUH1V's revenue (3.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: HUH1V's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.7%).

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Past Performance

How has Huhtamäki Oyj performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HUH1V has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HUH1V's current net profit margins (5.6%) are higher than last year (5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HUH1V's earnings have grown by 4.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HUH1V's earnings growth over the past year (22.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (4.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: HUH1V earnings growth over the past year (22.3%) exceeded the Packaging industry 20.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: HUH1V's Return on Equity (13.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Huhtamäki Oyj's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HUH1V's short term assets (€1.3B) exceed its short term liabilities (€950.7M).

Long Term Liabilities: HUH1V's short term assets (€1.3B) exceed its long term liabilities (€1.2B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HUH1V's debt to equity ratio (66.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: HUH1V's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 71.2% to 66.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: HUH1V's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (44.6%).

Interest Coverage: HUH1V's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (19.6x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: HUH1V has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: HUH1V's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.4x debt).

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What is Huhtamäki Oyj's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HUH1V's dividend (3.18%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Finnish market (3.22%).

High Dividend: HUH1V's dividend (3.18%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Finnish market (6.35%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: HUH1V's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: HUH1V's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (48.9%), HUH1V's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: HUH1V's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (43.7% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Charles Héaulmé (53yo)





Mr. Charles Héaulmé, BBA serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Huhtamäki Oyj since April 26, 2019. Mr. Héaulmé joined Huhtamaki from Tetra Pak International S.A., where his latest position ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Charles's total compensation ($USD1.50M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Finnish market ($USD1.34M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Charles's compensation with company performance.

Leadership Team

Charles Héaulmé
CEO & President1yr€1.37m0.014% 425.0k
Thomas Geust
Chief Financial Officer5.75yrsno data0.017% 510.1k
Antti Valtokari
Executive VP of IT & Process Performance and CIO1.67yrsno datano data
Calle Loikkanen
Head of Investor Relations & Financial Communicationsno datano datano data
Sami Pauni
Executive VP of Corporate Affairs and Legal & Group General Counsel5.17yrsno data0.0052% 152.3k
Teija Sarajärvi
Executive Vice President of Human Resources0.25yrno data0.0055% 162.1k
Clay Dunn
President of North Americano datano data0.018% 532.6k
Eric Le Lay
President of Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania & Fiber Packagingno datano data0.045% 1.3m
Olli Koponen
Senior Vice President of Total Productive Manufacturing9.25yrsno data0.020% 589.1k
Wouter van Tol
Head of Corporate Responsibility3.25yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: HUH1V's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Pekka Ala-Pietilä
Independent Chairman of the Board7yrs€147.04k0.0031% 92.0k
Kerttu Tuomas
Independent Vice Chairman1yr€92.75k0.0019% 56.8k
Ralf Wunderlich
Independent Director1.75yrs€81.50k0.016% 463.4k
William Barker
Independent Director10.08yrs€79.50kno data
Douglas Baillie
Independent Director4yrs€81.50k0.00096% 28.4k
Anja Korhonen
Independent Director2yrs€85.50k0.00096% 28.4k
Sandra Turner
Independent Director9yrs€80.00k0.00096% 28.4k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: HUH1V's board of directors are considered experienced (4 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Huhtamäki Oyj's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Huhtamäki Oyj
  • Ticker: HUH1V
  • Exchange: HLSE
  • Founded: 1920
  • Industry: Paper Packaging
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: €2.957b
  • Shares outstanding: 104.35m
  • Website: https://www.huhtamaki.com

Number of Employees


  • Huhtamäki Oyj
  • Revontulenkuja 1
  • Espoo
  • Uusimaa
  • 2100
  • Finland


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HUH1VHLSE (OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki)YesSeries I SharesFIEURFeb 1984
HUKIDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesSeries I SharesDEEURFeb 1984
0K9WLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesSeries I SharesGBEURFeb 1984
HOYF.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesSeries I SharesUSUSDFeb 1984
HUH1VHBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesSeries I SharesGBEURFeb 1984


Huhtamäki Oyj manufactures and sells packaging products in the United States, Germany, India, the United Kingdom, Australia, Thailand, China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Poland, and internationally. It operates in foodservice packaging, flexible packaging, and fiber packaging business areas. The company offers single and double-wall paper cups, coffee cups, cold drinks cups, cup carriers, lids, accessories, and short run prints of customized paper cups; take away trays, containers, clamshells, scoops, bowls, wraps, and various accessories for take-away and dining; and egg trays, egg cartons, fruit trays, and wine bottle separators. It also provides multilayer films, wrappers, labels, pouches, and various reclose and print options for coffee, tea, juice, energy drink, and alcoholic beverage packaging; and stand up pouches, food pouches, multilayer packaging, and foils for ice cream, soups, biscuits, confectionary, dry foods, and other retail foods. In addition, the company offers ready-to-eat pet food packaging, such as retort pouches and barrier laminates, as well as open and reclosable bags, and pouches in aluminum foil and non-foil transparent structures; packaging and labels for personal and home care products; tube laminates for toothpaste and other tubes; and blister packaging materials and pharmaceutical packaging. Further, it provides catering disposables and vending cups; food service paper and disposable tableware to foodservice operators, fast food restaurants, and coffee shops; packaging solutions for retail business; flexible packaging solutions; and plastic meal trays. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/03 22:01
End of Day Share Price2020/04/03 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.