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Greif

NYSE:GEF
Snowflake Description

6 star dividend payer with solid track record.

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

Greif, Inc. produces and sells industrial packaging products and services worldwide. The last earnings update was 29 days ago. More info.


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  • Greif has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
GEF Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
2.3%
NYSE:GEF
3.1%
US Packaging
0.9%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-33.4%
NYSE:GEF
-18.6%
US Packaging
-8%
US Market
GEF Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Greif (GEF) 2.3% -3.7% -14.4% -33.4% 50% -20.8%
US Packaging 3.1% -0.8% -1.4% -18.6% 28.5% 16.7%
US Market 0.9% -0.3% -8.1% -8% 37.1% 32.9%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • GEF underperformed the Packaging industry which returned -18.6% over the past year.
  • GEF underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -8% over the past year.
Price Volatility
GEF
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Greif 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 Greif 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 Greif.

NYSE:GEF Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 5 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 11.5%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

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 NYSE:GEF
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 7.3%
Packaging Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.88
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.879 (1 + (1- 21%) (47.84%))
1.211
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.21
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.211 * 7.27%)
11.54%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:GEF using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Greif 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.

NYSE:GEF DCF 1st Stage: Next 5 year cash flow forecast
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) 182.00 219.33 212.12 205.15 198.41
Source Analyst x3 Analyst x3 Est @ -3.29% Est @ -3.29% Est @ -3.29%
Present Value
Discounted (@ 11.54%)
163.18 176.31 152.88 132.56 114.95
Present value of next 5 years cash flows $739.88
NYSE:GEF DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $198.41 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (11.54% – 2.73%)
$2,314.76
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)5
= $2,314.76 ÷ (1 + 11.54%)5
$1,341.05
NYSE:GEF Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 5 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $739.88 + $1,341.05
$2,080.92
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $2,080.92 / 47.95
$43.4
NYSE:GEF Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $43.40
Current discount Discount to share price of $40.52
= -1 x ($40.52 - $43.40) / $43.40
6.6%

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

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Greif is available for.
Intrinsic value
7%
Share price is $40.52 vs Future cash flow value of $43.4
Current Discount Checks
For Greif to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Greif's share price is below the future cash flow value, but not at a moderate discount (< 20%).
  • Greif'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 Greif's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Greif's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:GEF PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-10-31) in USD $4.37
NYSE:GEF Share Price ** NYSE (2019-01-18) in USD $40.52
United States of America Packaging Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 15 Publicly-Listed Packaging Companies 17.14x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,018 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.76x

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

** Primary Listing of Greif.

NYSE:GEF PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

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

= 40.52 ÷ 4.37

9.27x

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

  • Greif is good value based on earnings compared to the US Packaging industry average.
  • Greif is good value based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Greif's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:GEF PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 9.27x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 5 Analysts
5.4%per year
United States of America Packaging Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 15 Publicly-Listed Packaging Companies 1.48x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,101 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.22x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NYSE:GEF PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 9.27x ÷ 5.4%

1.7x

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

  • Greif is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Greif's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:GEF PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-10-31) in USD $23.10
NYSE:GEF Share Price * NYSE (2019-01-18) in USD $40.52
United States of America Packaging Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 19 Publicly-Listed Packaging Companies 3.12x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,086 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.72x
NYSE:GEF PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 40.52 ÷ 23.10

1.75x

* Primary Listing of Greif.

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

  • Greif is good value based on assets compared to the US Packaging industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Greif'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 Packaging 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 Packaging industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Greif 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.

Future Performance

 How is Greif expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 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
5.4%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Greif expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Greif's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Greif's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • Greif's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:GEF Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:GEF Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 5 Analysts 5.4%
NYSE:GEF Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 5 Analysts 1.7%
United States of America Packaging Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11%
United States of America Packaging Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 2.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.2%

*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
NYSE:GEF Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 5 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:GEF Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2020-10-31 4,009 370 234 5
2019-10-31 3,925 332 218 5
NYSE:GEF Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-10-31 3,874 253 209
2018-07-31 3,854 256 203
2018-04-30 3,804 294 179
2018-01-31 3,723 295 170
2017-10-31 3,638 305 119
2017-07-31 3,538 248 94
2017-04-30 3,421 259 96
2017-01-31 3,373 283 91
2016-10-31 3,324 301 75
2016-07-31 3,325 291 79
2016-04-30 3,410 291 41
2016-01-31 3,486 240 31

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Greif's earnings are expected to grow by 5.4% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Greif's revenue is expected to grow by 1.7% 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
NYSE:GEF Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 5 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Greif Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:GEF Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2020-10-31 3.97 4.21 3.80 3.00
2019-10-31 3.71 3.77 3.60 3.00
NYSE:GEF Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-10-31 4.37
2018-07-31 4.23
2018-04-30 3.74
2018-01-31 3.55
2017-10-31 2.48
2017-07-31 1.96
2017-04-30 2.01
2017-01-31 1.91
2016-10-31 1.57
2016-07-31 1.65
2016-04-30 0.86
2016-01-31 0.64

*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.
  • Greif 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 Greif'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 United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America 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.
Greif 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.

Past Performance

  How has Greif 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 Greif's growth in the last year to its industry (Packaging).
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.
  • Greif's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Greif's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (76.6% vs 9.7%)
  • Greif's earnings growth has exceeded the US Packaging industry average in the past year (76.6% vs 57.3%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Greif'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 Greif Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:GEF Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-10-31 3,873.80 209.40 403.80
2018-07-31 3,854.20 202.60 405.70
2018-04-30 3,803.90 178.80 396.80
2018-01-31 3,723.00 169.70 387.60
2017-10-31 3,638.20 118.60 380.60
2017-07-31 3,537.70 93.80 382.60
2017-04-30 3,420.90 96.00 382.80
2017-01-31 3,373.10 91.40 380.20
2016-10-31 3,323.60 74.90 376.80
2016-07-31 3,324.50 78.80 376.30
2016-04-30 3,409.50 41.30 380.60
2016-01-31 3,485.80 30.70 394.60
2015-10-31 3,616.70 71.90 413.20
2015-07-31 3,796.30 68.20 429.20
2015-04-30 3,990.30 73.30 461.40
2015-01-31 4,139.90 90.90 485.60
2014-10-31 4,239.10 91.50 496.70
2014-07-31 4,183.70 117.00 498.70
2014-04-30 4,189.40 150.00 486.00
2014-01-31 4,212.80 151.80 475.20
2013-10-31 4,219.90 144.70 476.50
2013-07-31 4,302.80 136.30 476.30
2013-04-30 4,276.00 127.10 475.10
2013-01-31 4,285.30 124.30 471.90
2012-10-31 4,129.50 118.10 461.60
2012-07-31 4,325.60 115.70 458.40
2012-04-30 4,344.70 144.30 450.10
2012-01-31 4,297.20 157.80 437.30

*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.
  • Greif has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Greif used its assets more efficiently than the US Packaging industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Greif 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 Greif'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 Packaging 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.
Greif has a total score of 5/6, 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.

Health

 How is Greif'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 Greif's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Greif is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Greif's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Greif'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 covered by short term assets, assets are 1x 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 Greif Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NYSE:GEF Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-10-31 1,189.70 962.10 94.20
2018-07-31 1,192.00 1,092.30 100.90
2018-04-30 1,163.10 1,098.20 108.20
2018-01-31 1,160.00 1,086.10 94.30
2017-10-31 1,079.00 1,019.80 142.30
2017-07-31 1,072.50 1,111.60 94.60
2017-04-30 1,019.80 1,127.40 87.00
2017-01-31 997.70 1,157.00 106.80
2016-10-31 989.70 1,078.50 103.70
2016-07-31 1,026.50 1,167.40 94.30
2016-04-30 1,035.90 1,206.80 89.60
2016-01-31 990.30 1,221.70 65.30
2015-10-31 1,059.90 1,230.90 106.20
2015-07-31 1,092.50 1,273.00 101.70
2015-04-30 1,103.70 1,259.40 67.40
2015-01-31 1,148.30 1,249.80 55.80
2014-10-31 1,223.20 1,196.60 85.10
2014-07-31 1,384.10 1,367.90 65.00
2014-04-30 1,409.80 1,430.10 87.40
2014-01-31 1,374.60 1,496.60 82.00
2013-10-31 1,379.90 1,325.50 78.10
2013-07-31 1,335.10 1,466.80 94.90
2013-04-30 1,337.60 1,491.10 85.60
2013-01-31 1,338.20 1,568.90 91.60
2012-10-31 1,310.80 1,321.10 91.50
2012-07-31 1,349.70 1,453.80 91.70
2012-04-30 1,411.90 1,545.80 104.90
2012-01-31 1,391.90 1,650.40 104.00
  • Greif's level of debt (80.9%) 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 (96.2% vs 80.9% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.3%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 7.6x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Greif'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. Greif 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.

Dividends

 What is Greif'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
4.34%
Current annual income from Greif dividends. Estimated to be 4.34% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Greif shares you are expected to receive $87 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?
  • Greif's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.5%).
  • Greif's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.75%).
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
NYSE:GEF 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 5 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Packaging Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 13 Stocks 2.9%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1986 Stocks 2.7%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America 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.

NYSE:GEF Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2020-10-31 1.76 3.00
2019-10-31 1.76 3.00
NYSE:GEF Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-12-04 1.760 4.472
2018-08-28 1.760 3.429
2018-06-05 1.680 3.101
2018-02-27 1.680 2.996
2017-12-05 1.680 2.826
2017-08-29 1.680 3.000
2017-06-06 1.680 2.986
2017-02-28 1.680 2.986
2016-12-06 1.680 3.052
2016-08-30 1.680 3.434
2016-06-07 1.680 4.244
2016-03-01 1.680 5.112
2015-12-08 1.680 6.066
2015-09-01 1.680 5.025
2015-06-02 1.680 4.986
2015-03-03 1.680 4.206
2014-12-09 1.680 3.901
2014-08-26 1.680 3.734
2014-06-03 1.680 3.201
2014-02-24 1.680 3.191
2013-12-09 1.680 3.253
2013-09-03 1.680 3.223
2013-06-04 1.680 3.093
2013-02-25 1.680 3.314
2012-12-05 1.680 3.610
2012-09-07 1.680 3.906
2012-09-04 1.680 3.726
2012-06-06 1.680 4.001
2012-03-01 1.680 3.312
2011-12-06 1.680 3.518
2011-08-30 1.680 3.628
2011-06-07 1.680 2.789
2011-02-28 1.680 2.635
2010-12-07 1.680 2.659
2010-08-31 1.680 2.836
2010-06-01 1.680 2.933
2010-02-22 1.520 2.777
2009-12-08 1.520 2.911
2009-09-01 1.520 2.770
2009-06-02 1.520 3.180
2009-02-23 1.520 4.088
2009-01-20 1.520 4.955

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Greif's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are well covered by earnings (2.5x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (2.2x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Greif'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 Greif afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Greif has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.


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

Management

 What is the CEO of Greif'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
Pete Watson
COMPENSATION $10,187,093
AGE 61
TENURE AS CEO 3.2 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Peter G. Watson, also known as Pete, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Greif, Inc. since November 1, 2015. Mr. Watson served as the Chief Operating Officer at Greif, Inc. (Formerly, Greif Brothers Corp) from January 1, 2014 to November 1, 2015. He served as Vice President and Division President of Paper Packaging & Services at Greif, Inc. from January 2010 to September 2012. He served as Vice President, Service Solutions and General Manager of Sheet Plant Operations, Containerboard & Corrugated Products at Greif Brothers Corp., since 1999. During 1996 to 1999, he served as Vice President and General Manager at Concept Packaging Group. For more than five years, he served as General Manager for Union Camp Corporation. Mr. Watson has been a Director of Greif, Inc. since December 8, 2015.

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

Average tenure and age of the Greif management team in years:

3.2
Average Tenure
55
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Greif management team is about average.
Management Team

Pete Watson

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$10M
AGE
61
TENURE
3.2 yrs

Larry Hilsheimer

TITLE
Executive VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$5M
AGE
60
TENURE
4.7 yrs

Gary Martz

TITLE
Executive VP
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
60
TENURE
17 yrs

Michael Cronin

TITLE
Senior VP & Group President of Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services - EMEA & APAC and GPA
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
60
TENURE
3.7 yrs

Ole Rosgaard

TITLE
Senior VP and Group President of RIPS Americas & Global Sustainability
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
54
TENURE
1.6 yrs

David Lloyd

TITLE
Chief Accounting Officer
AGE
48
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Doug Lingrel

TITLE
VP & Chief Administrative Officer
AGE
54
TENURE
2.6 yrs

Matt Eichmann

TITLE
Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
TENURE
3.2 yrs

Bala Sathyanarayanan

TITLE
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer
AGE
47
TENURE
0.2 yrs

Hari Kumar

TITLE
VP and Division President of Flexible Products & Services
AGE
55
TENURE
2.7 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Greif board of directors in years:

13.7
Average Tenure
65
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Greif board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Mike Gasser

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$366K
AGE
67
TENURE
25 yrs

Pete Watson

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$10M
AGE
61
TENURE
3.1 yrs

Daniel Gunsett

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$247K
AGE
69
TENURE
23 yrs

Judith Hook

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$239K
AGE
65
TENURE
15.6 yrs

Vicki Avril

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$224K
AGE
64
TENURE
14.4 yrs

Bruce Edwards

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$238K
AGE
63
TENURE
12.9 yrs

Pat Norton

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$234K
AGE
67
TENURE
15.9 yrs

Mark Emkes

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$224K
AGE
65
TENURE
10.9 yrs

John Finn

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$228K
AGE
71
TENURE
11.2 yrs

John McNamara

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$223K
AGE
53
TENURE
9.4 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by Greif insiders in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
10. Jan 19 Buy Hari Kumar Individual 09. Jan 19 09. Jan 19 4,501 $38.87 $174,954
02. Jan 19 Buy Ole Rosgaard Individual 31. Dec 18 31. Dec 18 3,000 $36.11 $108,330
28. Dec 18 Buy Peter Watson Individual 27. Dec 18 27. Dec 18 10,000 $33.26 $332,600
20. Mar 18 Sell GAMCO Investors, Inc. Company 24. Jan 18 27. Feb 18 -32,001 $59.76 $0
20. Mar 18 Buy GAMCO Investors, Inc. Company 31. Jan 18 19. Mar 18 120,400 $59.19 $1,085,919
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Management checks
We assess Greif'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. Greif 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.

News

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Simply Wall St News

Does The Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) Share Price Tend To Follow The Market?

Every stock in the market is exposed to this volatility, which is linked to the fact that stocks prices are correlated in an efficient market. … Beta can be a useful tool to understand how much a stock is influenced by market risk (volatility). … Any stock with a beta of greater than one is considered more volatile than the market, while those with a beta below one are either less volatile or poorly correlated with the market.

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Is Greif, Inc.'s (NYSE:GEF) Balance Sheet Strong Enough To Weather A Storm?

Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like Greif, Inc. … However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business? … I believe these basic checks tell most of the story you need to know.

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Investors Are Undervaluing Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) By 22.1%

by estimating the company's future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. … Discounted Cash Flows (DCF). … If you want to learn more about discounted cash flow, the basis for my calcs can be read in detail in the Simply Wall St analysis model

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Interested In Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF)’s Upcoming US$0.44 Dividend? You Have 2 Days Left

Important news for shareholders and potential investors in Greif, Inc. … (NYSE:GEF): The dividend payment of US$0.44 per share will be distributed to shareholders on 01 January 2019, and the stock will begin trading ex-dividend at an earlier date, 17 December 2018. … stable and consistent dividend, having done so reliably for the past decade with the expectation of this continuing into the future

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Greif Inc (NYSE:GEF)'s Return on Capital

Your equity share is granted in return for the capital provided to the business to operate, and in order for an investment to be successful the business has to create earnings from the funds that make up this capital. … You need to pay attention to this because your return on investment is linked to dividends and internal investments to improve the business, which can only occur if the company is expected to produce adequate earnings with the capital that has been provided. … To understand Greif’s capital returns we will look at a useful metric called return on capital employed.

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Have Insiders Been Buying Greif Inc (NYSE:GEF) Shares?

So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Greif Inc (NYSE:GEF). … But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. … Greif Insider Transactions Over The Last Year.

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A Spotlight On Greif Inc's (NYSE:GEF) Fundamentals

I've been keeping an eye on Greif Inc (NYSE:GEF) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. … Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe GEF has a lot to offer. … , dividend-paying company with a

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Is Greif Inc's (NYSE:GEF) CEO Overpaid Relative To Its Peers?

This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. … How Does Pete Watson's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from US$2.0b to US$6.4b, we found the median CEO compensation was US$5m

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Why Income Investors Should Have Greif Inc (NYSE:GEF) In Their Portfolio

Over the past 10 years Greif Inc (NYSE:GEF) has grown its dividend payouts from $1.52 to $1.76. … reliable and steady dividend over the past decade, at a rate that is competitive relative to the other dividend-paying companies on the market … It consistently pays out dividend without missing a payment or significantly cutting payout

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Did Greif Inc (NYSE:GEF) Use Debt To Deliver Its ROE Of 19%?

Greif has a ROE of 19%, based on the last twelve months. … Another way to think of that is that for every $1 worth of equity in the company, it was able to earn $0.19. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity

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Company Info

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Description

Greif, Inc. produces and sells industrial packaging products and services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services; Paper Packaging & Services; Flexible Products & Services; and Land Management. The Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services segment offers rigid industrial packaging products, including steel, fiber, and plastic drums; rigid intermediate bulk containers; closure systems for industrial packaging products; transit protection products; water bottles, and remanufactured and reconditioned industrial containers; and services, such as container life cycle management, filling, logistics, warehousing, and other packaging services. This segment sells its products to customers in the chemicals, paints and pigments, food and beverage, petroleum, industrial coatings, agricultural, pharmaceutical and mineral products, and others industries. The Paper Packaging & Services segment provides containerboards, corrugated sheets, corrugated containers, and other corrugated products to customers in the packaging, automotive, food, and building products industries. This segment’s corrugated container products are used to ship various products, such as home appliances, small machinery, grocery products, automotive components, books, and furniture, as well as various other applications. The Flexible Products & Services segment offers flexible intermediate bulk containers comprising polypropylene-based woven fabric, as well as related services to the agricultural, food, and other industries. The Land Management segment engages in harvesting and regeneration of timber properties; and sale of timberland and special use land. As of October 31, 2018, this segment owned approximately 243,000 acres of timber property in the southeastern United States. The company was formerly known as Greif Bros. Corporation and changed its name to Greif, Inc. in 2001. Greif, Inc. was founded in 1877 and is headquartered in Delaware, Ohio.

Details
Name: Greif, Inc.
GEF
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1877
$2,011,179,315
47,949,004
Website: http://www.greif.com
Address: Greif, Inc.
425 Winter Road,
Delaware,
Ohio, 43015,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE GEF Class A Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 14. Dec 1972
DB GR3 Class A Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 14. Dec 1972
NYSE GEF.B Class B Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 04. Mar 1996
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
13,000
Greif employees.
Industry
Metal and Glass Containers
Materials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/01/18 23:47
End of day share price update: 2019/01/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/01/17
Last earnings filing: 2018/12/20
Last earnings reported: 2018/10/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/10/31


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.