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How to buy Sonoco Products Company stock

Learn how to easily invest in Sonoco Products Company stock.

Sonoco Products Company is a packaging & containers business based in the US. Sonoco Products Company shares (SON) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sonoco Products Company employs 22,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.5 billion.

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Sonoco Products Company stock price (NYSE: SON)

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Sonoco Products Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-03.
Latest market close$57.79
52-week range$51.11 - $65.99
50-day moving average $62.35
200-day moving average $59.50
Wall St. target price$67.63
PE ratio 13.3797
Dividend yield $1.84 (3.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.24

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Sonoco Products Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $57.79 from 2022-10-03

1 week (2022-09-26) 2.87%
1 month (2022-09-02) -7.61%
3 months (2022-07-05) 0.54%
6 months (2022-04-01) N/A
1 year (2021-10-05) -5.04%
2 years (2020-10-05) 10.01%
3 years (2019-10-04) 1.53%
5 years (2017-10-05) 13.34%

Is Sonoco Products Company stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Sonoco Products Company's P/E ratio

Sonoco Products Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Sonoco Products Company shares trade at around 13x 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.

Sonoco Products Company's PEG ratio

Sonoco Products Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 14.6327. 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 Sonoco Products Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sonoco Products Company's EBITDA

Sonoco Products Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $952.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Sonoco Products Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Sonoco Products Company financials

Revenue TTM $6.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.55%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.19%
Return on equity TTM 22.7%
Profit margin 6.47%
Book value $19.79
Market capitalisation $5.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Sonoco Products Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Sonoco Products Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Sonoco Products Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.08

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Sonoco Products Company's overall score of 24.08 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Sonoco Products Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Sonoco Products Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 20.4/100

Sonoco Products Company's environmental score of 20.4 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sonoco Products Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Sonoco Products Company's social score

Social score: 6.59/100

Sonoco Products Company's social score of 6.59 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sonoco Products Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Sonoco Products Company's governance score

Governance score: 8.09/100

Sonoco Products Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Sonoco Products Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Sonoco Products Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 24.08
Total ESG percentile 24.48
Environmental score 20.4
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 6.59
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 8.09
Governance score percentile 9

Sonoco Products Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 34.69% of net profits

Recently Sonoco Products Company has paid out, on average, around 34.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sonoco Products Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sonoco Products Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.84 per share.

While Sonoco Products Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Sonoco Products Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Sonoco Products Company's most recent dividend payout was on 9 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Sonoco Products Company's shares ever split?

Sonoco Products Company's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 13 May 1998. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Sonoco Products Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sonoco Products Company shares which in turn could have impacted Sonoco Products Company's share price.

Sonoco Products Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sonoco Products Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $51.111 up to $65.9925. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SON.US volatility(beta: 0.72)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 Sonoco Products Company's is 0.7191. This would suggest that Sonoco Products Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Sonoco Products Company overview

Sonoco Products Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells industrial and consumer packaging products in North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates through two segments: Consumer Packaging and Industrial Paper Packaging. The Consumer Packaging segment round and shaped rigid paper containers; metal and peelable membrane ends and closures; thermoformed plastic trays and containers; printed flexible packaging; and global brand artwork management. The Industrial Paper Packaging segment provides fiber-based tubes, cones, and cores; fiber-based construction tubes; fiber-based protective packaging and components; wooden, metal, and composite wire and cable, as well as reels and spools; and recycled paperboard, corrugating medium, recovered paper, and material recycling services. Sonoco Products Company offers thermoformed rigid plastic trays and devices; custom-engineered molded foam protective packaging and components; temperature-assured packaging; injection molded and extruded containers, spools, and parts; retail security packaging, including printed backer cards, thermoformed blisters, and heat-sealing equipment; and paper amenities. The company sells its products in various markets, which include paper, textile, film, food, chemical, packaging, construction, and wire and cable. Sonoco Products Company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Hartsville, South Carolina.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Sonoco Products Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.474% of Sonoco Products Company shares are held by insiders and 80.331% by institutions.
How many people work for Sonoco Products Company?
Latest data suggests 22,000 work at Sonoco Products Company.
When does the fiscal year end for Sonoco Products Company?
Sonoco Products Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Sonoco Products Company based?
Sonoco Products Company's address is: 1 North Second Street, Hartsville, SC, United States, 29550
What is Sonoco Products Company's ISIN number?
Sonoco Products Company's international securities identification number is: US8354951027
What is Sonoco Products Company's CUSIP number?
Sonoco Products Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 835495102

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