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Greif, Inc is a packaging & containers business based in the US. Greif shares (GEF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Greif employs 16,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.5 billion.
|52-week range||USD$22.474 - USD$52|
|50-day moving average||USD$48.7291|
|200-day moving average||USD$44.0196|
|Wall St. target price||USD$54|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.76 (3.72%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.248|
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Valuing Greif stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Greif's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Greif's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Greif shares trade at around 21x 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'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'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's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$640.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Greif's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$4.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.81%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$914.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.54%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.22%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$2.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 915,955 Greif shares held short by investors – that's known as Greif's "short interest". This figure is 9.3% up from 838,094 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Greif shares can be evaluated.
Greif's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Greif shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Greif shares traded daily (recently around 168374.08088235). Greif's SIR currently stands at 5.44. In other words for every 100,000 Greif shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5440 shares are currently held short.
However Greif's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Greif shares, or, against the total number of tradable Greif shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Greif's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Greif shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Greif shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Greif.
Find out more about how you can short Greif stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 54.66% of net profits
Recently Greif has paid out, on average, around 54.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Greif shareholders could enjoy a 3.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Greif's case, that would currently equate to about $1.76 per share.
Greif's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Greif's most recent dividend payout was on 1 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Greif's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 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 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Greif shares which in turn could have impacted Greif's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Greif's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.474 up to $52. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Greif's is 1.1345. This would suggest that Greif's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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 minerals, and other industries. The Paper Packaging & Services segment provides containerboards, corrugated sheets, corrugated containers, and other corrugated and specialty products to customers in the packaging, automotive, food, and building products markets. 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, 2020, this segment owned approximately 244,000 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 based in Delaware, Ohio.
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