GEF Stock Overview
Greif, Inc. engages in the production and sale of industrial packaging products and services worldwide.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$59.80|
|52 Week High||US$72.00|
|52 Week Low||US$44.64|
|1 Month Change||4.49%|
|3 Month Change||-6.93%|
|1 Year Change||20.13%|
|3 Year Change||48.98%|
|5 Year Change||1.27%|
|Change since IPO||442.10%|
Recent News & Updates
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|GEF||US Packaging||US Market|
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.
|GEF Average Weekly Movement||3.9%|
|Packaging Industry Average Movement||3.9%|
|Market Average Movement||6.7%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.5%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.4%|
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
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
|GEF fundamental statistics|
Is GEF overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|GEF income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$4.46b|
Last Reported Earnings
Oct 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||8.05|
|Net Profit Margin||7.03%|
How did GEF perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
3.1%Current Dividend Yield
Is Greif 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: 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).
How is Greif forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
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
How has Greif performed over the past 5 years?
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.
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 ($2.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GEF's net debt to equity ratio (131.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: GEF's debt to equity ratio has increased from 109% to 139.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GEF's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17.8%).
Interest Coverage: GEF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.7x coverage).
What is Greif current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GEF's dividend (3.08%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.37%).
High Dividend: GEF's dividend (3.08%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.61%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: GEF's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: GEF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (22.4%), GEF's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GEF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (29.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Pete Watson (64 yo)
Mr. Peter G. Watson, also known as Pete, serves as Vice Chairman at OhioHealth Corporation since July 2021. Mr. Watson has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Greif, Inc. since November 1, 20...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Pete's total compensation ($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.
Experienced Management: GEF's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: GEF's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.2 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Greif, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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
- Greif, Inc.
- 425 Winter Road
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/01/22 23:15|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/01/21 00:00|
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.