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Graphic Packaging Holding

Executive Summary

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides paper-based packaging solutions to food, beverage, foodservice, and other consumer products companies.

Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and fair value.

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Share Price & News

How has Graphic Packaging Holding's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Packaging


US Market

1 Year Return




US Packaging


US Market

Return vs Industry: GPK exceeded the US Packaging industry which returned -1.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GPK underperformed the US Market which returned 8.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.3%7.4%4.3%
30 Day12.9%15.0%11.5%
90 Day1.7%5.8%7.4%
1 Year6.5%4.3%3.6%1.2%12.7%10.3%
3 Year16.4%9.0%11.5%3.8%37.1%28.0%
5 Year14.5%3.7%36.2%18.7%64.7%46.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Graphic Packaging Holding's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Graphic Packaging Holding 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: GPK ($14.58) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($30.41)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GPK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (31.3x) compared to the Packaging industry average (16.6x).

PE vs Market: GPK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (31.3x) compared to the US market (15.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: GPK is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GPK is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.7x) compared to the US Packaging industry average (3x).

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Future Growth

How is Graphic Packaging Holding forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: GPK's forecast earnings growth (27.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: GPK's earnings (27.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: GPK's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: GPK's revenue (1.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: GPK's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19.1%).

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Past Performance

How has Graphic Packaging Holding performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GPK has a large one-off loss of $59.7M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: GPK's current net profit margins (2.2%) are lower than last year (4.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GPK's earnings have grown by 3.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GPK's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: GPK had negative earnings growth (-45.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Packaging industry average (-2.2%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: GPK's Return on Equity (8.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Graphic Packaging Holding's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GPK's short term assets ($1.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: GPK's short term assets ($1.9B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.4B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GPK's debt to equity ratio (160.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: GPK's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 206.9% to 160.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GPK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (23.1%).

Interest Coverage: GPK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.1x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Graphic Packaging Holding's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GPK's dividend (2.06%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.67%).

High Dividend: GPK's dividend (2.06%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.48%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, GPK has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: GPK's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (64.3%), GPK's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: GPK's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (35.7% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Mike Doss (53yo)





Mr. Michael P. Doss, also known as Mike, has been an Independent Director of Sealed Air Corporation since May 21, 2020. Mr. Doss has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Graphic Packaging Hold ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mike's total compensation ($USD9.15M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.90M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mike's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Michael Doss
President4.42yrsUS$9.15m0.40% $16.3m
Stephen Scherger
Executive VP & CFO5.42yrsUS$3.23m0.12% $5.0m
Lauren Tashma
Executive VP6.33yrsUS$1.94m0.033% $1.3m
Stacey J. Panayiotou
Executive Vice President of Human Resources1.17yrsUS$2.15m0.0043% $173.5k
Joseph Yost
Executive VP & President of Americas11.42yrsUS$2.66m0.044% $1.8m
Charles Lischer
Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officerno datano datano data
Melanie Skijus
Vice President of Investor Relations1.42yrsno datano data
Michael Farrell
Executive Vice President of Mills Division2.42yrsno data0.0036% $146.2k
Alex Ovshey
Head & VP of Finance at FP&A0.83yrno datano data
Paul McCann
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain1.83yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: GPK's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Michael Doss
President4.42yrsUS$9.15m0.40% $16.3m
Mary Brlas
Independent Director1.42yrsUS$215.82k0.0065% $265.9k
Dean Scarborough
Independent Director1.92yrsUS$218.29k0.0065% $265.9k
Robert Hagemann
Independent Director6.08yrsUS$237.54k0.030% $1.2m
Philip Martens
Independent Chairman4.08yrsUS$368.29k0.020% $824.7k
David Campbell
Independent Director8.33yrsUS$218.29k0.031% $1.2m
Lynn Wentworth
Independent Director10.58yrsUS$242.52k0.041% $1.7m
Paul Carrico
Independent Director5.75yrsUS$218.29k0.017% $699.6k
Larry Venturelli
Independent Director4.08yrsUS$218.29k0.027% $1.1m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: GPK's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: GPK insiders have sold more shares than they have bought 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

Graphic Packaging Holding Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Graphic Packaging Holding Company
  • Ticker: GPK
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded:
  • Industry: Paper Packaging
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: US$4.072b
  • Shares outstanding: 279.32m
  • Website: https://www.graphicpkg.com

Number of Employees


  • Graphic Packaging Holding Company
  • 1500 Riveredge Parkway
  • Suite 100
  • Atlanta
  • Georgia
  • 30328
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GPKNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDAug 2003
4W8DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURAug 2003


Graphic Packaging Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides paper-based packaging solutions to food, beverage, foodservice, and other consumer products companies. It operates through three segments: Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, and Europe Paperboard Packaging. The company offers coated unbleached kraft (CUK), coated recycled paperboard (CRB), and solid bleached sulfate paperboard (SBS) to various paperboard packaging converters and brokers; and paperboard packaging products, such as folding cartons, cups, lids, and food containers primarily to consumer packaged goods, quick-service restaurants, and foodservice companies. It also manufactures corrugated medium products; offers various laminated, coated, and printed packaging structures that are produced from its CUK, CRB, and SBS, as well as other grades of paperboards that are purchased from third-party suppliers; designs and manufactures specialized packaging machines that package bottles and cans, and non-beverage consumer products; and installs its packaging machines at customer plants and provides support, service, and performance monitoring of the machines. The company markets its products primarily through sales offices and broker arrangements with third parties in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Graphic Packaging Holding Company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/03 03:28
End of Day Share Price2020/06/02 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.