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GEF

GreifNYSE:GEF Stock Report

Last Price

US$59.80

Market Cap

US$2.9b

7D

-3.4%

1Y

20.1%

Updated

22 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
GEF fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation5/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health2/6
Dividends5/6

GEF Stock Overview

Greif, Inc. engages in the production and sale of industrial packaging products and services worldwide.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Greif
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$59.80
52 Week HighUS$72.00
52 Week LowUS$44.64
Beta1.02
1 Month Change4.49%
3 Month Change-6.93%
1 Year Change20.13%
3 Year Change48.98%
5 Year Change1.27%
Change since IPO442.10%

Recent News & Updates

Jan 04
Do Greif's (NYSE:GEF) Earnings Warrant Your Attention?

Do Greif's (NYSE:GEF) Earnings Warrant Your Attention?

It's only natural that many investors, especially those who are new to the game, prefer to buy shares in 'sexy' stocks...

Dec 23
Greif's (NYSE:GEF) Returns Have Hit A Wall

Greif's (NYSE:GEF) Returns Have Hit A Wall

If you're looking for a multi-bagger, there's a few things to keep an eye out for. One common approach is to try and...

Nov 28
These 4 Measures Indicate That Greif (NYSE:GEF) Is Using Debt Extensively

These 4 Measures Indicate That Greif (NYSE:GEF) Is Using Debt Extensively

Legendary fund manager Li Lu (who Charlie Munger backed) once said, 'The biggest investment risk is not the volatility...

Shareholder Returns

GEFUS PackagingUS Market
7D-3.4%-3.7%-6.1%
1Y20.1%2.9%4.2%

Return vs Industry: GEF exceeded the US Packaging industry which returned 2.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GEF exceeded the US Market which returned 4.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is GEF's price volatile compared to industry and market?
GEF volatility
GEF Average Weekly Movement3.9%
Packaging Industry Average Movement3.9%
Market Average Movement6.7%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.5%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: GEF is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: GEF's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
187716,000Pete Watsonhttps://www.greif.com

Greif, Inc. engages in the production and sale of industrial packaging products and services worldwide. It operates in three segments: Global Industrial Packaging; Paper Packaging & Services; and Land Management. The Global Industrial Packaging segment produces and sells industrial packaging products, including steel, fiber, and plastic drums; rigid and flexible intermediate bulk containers; closure systems for industrial packaging products; transit protection products; water bottles, and remanufactured and reconditioned industrial containers; and various services, such as container life cycle management, filling, logistics, warehousing, and other packaging services to chemicals, paints and pigments, food and beverage, petroleum, industrial coatings, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, mineral product, and other industries.

Greif Fundamentals Summary

How do Greif's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
GEF fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$2.88b
Earnings (TTM)US$390.70m
Revenue (TTM)US$5.56b

7.4x

P/E Ratio

0.5x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
GEF income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$5.56b
Cost of RevenueUS$4.46b
Gross ProfitUS$1.09b
ExpensesUS$702.30m
EarningsUS$390.70m

Last Reported Earnings

Oct 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)8.05
Gross Margin19.67%
Net Profit Margin7.03%
Debt/Equity Ratio139.1%

How did GEF perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

3.1%

Current Dividend Yield

22%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

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

>50%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: GEF ($59.8) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($175.68)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GEF is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.4x) compared to the US Packaging industry average (21.8x).

PE vs Market: GEF is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.4x) compared to the US market (16.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: GEF's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GEF is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the US Packaging industry average (3.1x).


Future Growth

How is Greif forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

-0.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: GEF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.2% per year).

Earnings vs Market: GEF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: GEF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: GEF's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: GEF's revenue (2.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if GEF's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has Greif performed over the past 5 years?

18.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GEF has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GEF's current net profit margins (7%) are higher than last year (2.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GEF's earnings have grown by 18.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GEF's earnings growth over the past year (259.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (18.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: GEF earnings growth over the past year (259.1%) exceeded the Packaging industry 48.8%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst GEF's Return on Equity (25.83%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.


Financial Health

How is Greif's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GEF's short term assets ($1.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.3B).

Long Term Liabilities: GEF's short term assets ($1.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.9B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GEF's net debt to equity ratio (131.3%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: GEF's debt to equity ratio has increased from 109% to 139.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GEF's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.8%).

Interest Coverage: GEF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Greif current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

3.08%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GEF's dividend (3.08%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.37%).

High Dividend: GEF's dividend (3.08%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.61%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (22.4%), GEF's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: GEF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (29.5% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

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

6.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Pete Watson (64 yo)

6.17yrs

Tenure

US$8,098,389

Compensation

Mr. Peter G. Watson, also known as Pete, serves as Vice Chairman at OhioHealth Corporation since July 2021. Mr. Watson has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Greif, Inc. since November 1, 20...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Pete's total compensation ($USD8.10M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.28M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Pete's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: GEF's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: GEF's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.2 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Greif, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Greif, Inc.
  • Ticker: GEF
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1877
  • Industry: Metal and Glass Containers
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: US$2.883b
  • Shares outstanding: 48.56m
  • Website: https://www.greif.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Greif, Inc.
  • 425 Winter Road
  • Delaware
  • Ohio
  • 43015
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/22 23:15
End of Day Share Price2022/01/21 00:00
Earnings2021/10/31
Annual Earnings2021/10/31


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.