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How to buy Greif Bros Corporation stock

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Greif Bros Corporation is a packaging & containers business based in the US. Greif Bros Corporation shares (GEF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Greif Bros Corporation employs 16,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.4 billion.

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Greif Bros Corporation stock price (NYSE: GEF)

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Greif Bros Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-20.
Latest market close$61.00
52-week range$52.43 - $72.25
50-day moving average $68.18
200-day moving average $62.38
Wall St. target price$72.00
PE ratio 10.5259
Dividend yield $1.88 (3.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.37

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Greif Bros Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $61 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-19) -9.02%
1 month (2022-08-26) -11.10%
3 months (2022-06-24) -3.59%
6 months (2022-03-24) -1.04%
1 year (2021-09-24) -3.85%
2 years (2020-09-25) 69.73%
3 years (2019-09-26) 60.15%
5 years (2017-09-25) 6.44%

Is Greif Bros Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Greif Bros Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Greif Bros Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Greif Bros Corporation's P/E ratio

Greif Bros Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Greif Bros Corporation shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Greif Bros Corporation's PEG ratio

Greif Bros Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.25. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Greif Bros Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Greif Bros Corporation's EBITDA

Greif Bros Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $916.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Greif Bros Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Greif Bros Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $6.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.78%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.64%
Return on equity TTM 24.47%
Profit margin 5.93%
Book value $35.73
Market capitalisation $3.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Greif Bros Corporation share dividends

24%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.59% of net profits

Recently Greif Bros Corporation has paid out, on average, around 23.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Greif Bros Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Greif Bros Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.88 per share.

While Greif Bros Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Greif Bros Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Greif Bros Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Greif Bros Corporation's shares ever split?

Greif Bros Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 April 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Greif Bros Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Greif Bros Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Greif Bros Corporation's share price.

Greif Bros Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Greif Bros Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $52.4312 up to $72.2503. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GEF.US volatility(beta: 0.95)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Greif Bros Corporation's is 0.9461. This would suggest that Greif Bros Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Greif Bros Corporation overview

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. This segment also offers flexible intermediate bulk containers and related services to the agriculture, construction, and food industries. The Paper Packaging & Services segment produces and sells containerboards, corrugated sheets and containers, and other corrugated and specialty products to customers in the packaging, automotive, food, and building products markets; and produces and sells coated and uncoated recycled paperboard, and recycled fiber. 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Greif Bros Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.713% of Greif Bros Corporation shares are held by insiders and 91.845% by institutions.
How many people work for Greif Bros Corporation?
Latest data suggests 16,000 work at Greif Bros Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Greif Bros Corporation?
Greif Bros Corporation's fiscal year ends in October.
Where is Greif Bros Corporation based?
Greif Bros Corporation's address is: 425 Winter Road, Delaware, OH, United States, 43015
What is Greif Bros Corporation's ISIN number?
Greif Bros Corporation's international securities identification number is: US3976241071
What is Greif Bros Corporation's CUSIP number?
Greif Bros Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 397624107

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