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Executive Summary

Avery Dennison Corporation produces and sells pressure-sensitive materials worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record established dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Avery Dennison's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: AVY has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Packaging


US Market

1 Year Return




US Packaging


US Market

Return vs Industry: AVY exceeded the US Packaging industry which returned -1.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: AVY underperformed the US Market which returned 15.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day2.2%3.3%2.5%
30 Day2.5%6.8%5.6%
90 Day6.0%10.7%16.4%
1 Year4.3%2.3%1.9%-0.3%18.8%16.3%
3 Year31.9%24.5%10.6%3.3%45.1%35.7%
5 Year100.5%81.1%36.7%19.5%75.8%56.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Avery Dennison 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: AVY ($115.82) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($129.95)

Significantly Below Fair Value: AVY is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: AVY is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.6x) compared to the US Packaging industry average (18.4x).

PE vs Market: AVY is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.6x) compared to the US market (18.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: AVY is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: AVY is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8x) compared to the US Packaging industry average (2.9x).

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Future Growth

How is Avery Dennison forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: AVY's forecast earnings growth (12.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: AVY's earnings (12.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.9% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: AVY's revenue (4.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: AVY's revenue (4.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: AVY's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (36.3%)

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Past Performance

How has Avery Dennison performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: AVY has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: AVY's current net profit margins (7.7%) are higher than last year (3.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: AVY's earnings have grown by 6.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: AVY's earnings growth over the past year (114.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (6.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: AVY earnings growth over the past year (114.8%) exceeded the Packaging industry -1.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst AVY's Return on Equity (42.92%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is Avery Dennison's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: AVY's short term assets ($2.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.9B).

Long Term Liabilities: AVY's short term assets ($2.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: AVY's debt to equity ratio (173%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: AVY's debt to equity ratio has increased from 105.7% to 173% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: AVY's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (32.9%).

Interest Coverage: AVY's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Avery Dennison current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: AVY's dividend (2%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.65%).

High Dividend: AVY's dividend (2%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.45%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (37.2%), AVY's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: AVY's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (32.9% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Mitch Butier (49 yo)





Mr. Mitchell R. Butier, also known as Mitch, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Avery Dennison Corporation since May 1, 2016 and as its President since November 1, 2014 and has been its Chairman of th ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mitch's total compensation ($USD8.50M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.30M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mitch's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Mitchell Butier
$ 24.3m
Gregory Lovins
Senior VP & CFO3.42yrsUS$2.74m0.039%
$ 3.8m
Susan Miller
Senior VP12.42yrsUS$3.12m0.017%
$ 1.6m
Kamran Kian
Vice President of Global Operations & Supply Chain14.58yrsno datano data
Lori Bondar
VP, Controller10.17yrsno data0.025%
$ 2.4m
Hassan Rmaile
GM of Global Graphics & Reflective Solutions and VP of Global Technology & Venturesno datano datano data
Nicholas Colisto
VP & Chief Information Officer2.42yrsno datano data
Cynthia Guenther
Vice President of Finance & Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Danny Allouche
Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Developmentno datano datano data
Anne Hill
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer13.42yrsUS$2.21m0.038%
$ 3.7m
Daniel O'Bryant
Executive Vice President of Business Development10.25yrsUS$3.39mno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: AVY's management team is seasoned and experienced (10.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Mitchell Butier
$ 24.3m
Mark Barrenechea
Independent Director1.92yrsUS$251.78k0.0027%
$ 265.8k
Patrick Thomas Siewert
Lead Independent Director0.33yrUS$281.78k0.018%
$ 1.7m
Julia Stewart
Independent Director17.58yrsUS$276.78k0.023%
$ 2.2m
Kenneth Hicks
Independent Director13.08yrsUS$261.78k0.032%
$ 3.1m
Peter Barker
Independent Director17.58yrsUS$276.78k0.037%
$ 3.6m
Bradley Alford
Independent Director10.33yrsUS$259.28k0.023%
$ 2.3m
Anthony Anderson
Independent Director7.67yrsUS$251.78k0.0051%
$ 494.9k
Martha Sullivan
Independent Director7.5yrsUS$261.78k0.017%
$ 1.7m
Andres Lopez
Independent Director3.5yrsUS$251.78k0.0058%
$ 564.5k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: AVY's board of directors are considered experienced (7.6 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: AVY insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Avery Dennison Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Ticker: AVY
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1935
  • Industry: Paper Packaging
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: US$9.667b
  • Shares outstanding: 83.46m
  • Website: https://www.averydennison.com

Number of Employees


  • Avery Dennison Corporation
  • 207 Goode Avenue
  • Glendale
  • California
  • 91203
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AVYNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
AV3DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
0HJRLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJan 1968
A1VY34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 2 REPR 1 COMBRBRLJan 2020


Avery Dennison Corporation produces and sells pressure-sensitive materials worldwide. The company’s Label and Graphic Materials segment offers pressure-sensitive label and packaging materials; and graphics ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/07 23:38
End of Day Share Price2020/08/07 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/28

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.