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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 20,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Sonoco Products Company share price

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Sonoco Products Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$41.42 - $65.70
50-day moving average $63.55
200-day moving average $59.29
Wall St. target price$65.14
PE ratio 31.9122
Dividend yield $1.72 (2.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.05

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Is it a good time to buy Sonoco Products Company stock?

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Is Sonoco Products Company under- or over-valued?

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 32x. In other words, Sonoco Products Company shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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 14.1218. 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 $748.1 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 $5.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.41%
Gross profit TTM $1 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.92%
Return on equity TTM 11.12%
Profit margin 3.96%
Book value $18.91
Market capitalisation $6.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sonoco Products Company shares

There are currently 1.6 million Sonoco Products Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Sonoco Products Company's "short interest". This figure is 11.7% down from 1.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sonoco Products Company shares can be evaluated.

Sonoco Products Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sonoco Products Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sonoco Products Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sonoco Products Company shares traded daily (recently around 517836.51315789). Sonoco Products Company's SIR currently stands at 3.04. In other words for every 100,000 Sonoco Products Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3040 shares are currently held short.

However Sonoco Products Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sonoco Products Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sonoco Products Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sonoco Products Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sonoco Products Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0197% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sonoco Products Company shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Sonoco Products Company.

Find out more about how you can short Sonoco Products Company stock.

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 12/31/2018) 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

41%

Dividend payout ratio: 40.84% of net profits

Recently Sonoco Products Company has paid out, on average, around 40.84% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.8% 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 2.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sonoco Products Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.72 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 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 May 2021 (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 12 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 $41.4177 up to $65.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SON.US volatility(beta: 0.83)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 0.8279. This would suggest that Sonoco Products Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Sonoco Products Company overview

Sonoco Products Company manufactures and sells industrial and consumer packaging products in North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates through four segments: Consumer Packaging, Display and Packaging, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, and Protective Solutions. The Consumer Packaging segment provides paper and thermoformed plastic round and shaped rigid containers and trays; extruded and injection-molded plastic products; printed flexible packaging products; brand artwork management; and metal and peelable membrane ends and closures. The Display and Packaging segment offers temporary and semi-permanent point-of-purchase displays; supply chain management services comprising contract packing, fulfillment, and scalable service centers; retail packaging, including printed backer cards, thermoformed blisters, and heat sealing equipment; and paper amenities, such as coasters and glass covers. The Paper and Industrial Converted Products segment provides paperboard tubes, cones, and cores; fiber-based construction tubes; wooden, metal, and composite wire and cable reels and spools; and recycled paperboard, corrugating medium, recovered paper, and material recycling services. The Protective Solutions segment provides custom-engineered, paperboard-based, and molded foam protective packaging and components; and temperature-assured packaging products. The company sells its products in various markets, which include paper, textile, film, food, chemical, packaging, construction, and wire and cable.

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