How to buy Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Smurfit Kappa Group shares.

Smurfit Kappa Group Plc (SKG) is a leading packaging and containers business based in the UK. It opened the day at 3907p after a previous close of 3889p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 3907p to a high of 3988p. The latest price was 3983p (25 minute delay). Smurfit Kappa Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 46,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Smurfit Kappa Group

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  4. Search the platform for stock code: SKG in this case.
  5. Research Smurfit Kappa Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Smurfit Kappa Group shares. It's that simple.
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Smurfit Kappa Group share price (LSE:SKG)

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Is it a good time to buy Smurfit Kappa Group stock?

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Is Smurfit Kappa Group under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Smurfit Kappa Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Smurfit Kappa Group shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71).

PEG ratio

Smurfit Kappa Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.63. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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


Smurfit Kappa Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £1.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Smurfit Kappa Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

How has coronavirus impacted Smurfit Kappa Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Smurfit Kappa Group's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 3856p, which is 26.61% up on its pre-crash value of 2830p and 110.60% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 1831p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Smurfit Kappa Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £720.45 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth £1,429.03.

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 Smurfit Kappa Group.

Total ESG risk score

Smurfit Kappa Group's total ESG risk: 20.53

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Smurfit Kappa Group's overall score of 20.53 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Smurfit Kappa Group 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.).

Environmental score

Smurfit Kappa Group's environmental score: 15.64/100

Smurfit Kappa Group's environmental score of 15.64 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Smurfit Kappa Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Smurfit Kappa Group's social score: 7.45/100

Smurfit Kappa Group's social score of 7.45 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Smurfit Kappa Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Smurfit Kappa Group's governance score: 10.93/100

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

Controversy score

Smurfit Kappa Group's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Smurfit Kappa Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Smurfit Kappa Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Smurfit Kappa Group Plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.53
Total ESG percentile 12.66
Environmental score 15.64
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 7.45
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 10.93
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

Smurfit Kappa Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close3889p
Change %2.4171%
Information last updated 2022-01-19.
52-week range2823.76p - 4333.6883p
50-day moving average3968.78p
200-day moving average3912.605p
Wall St. target price46.17p
PE ratio20.4136
Dividend yield144.6p (2.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM)191p

Do Smurfit Kappa Group shares pay dividends?


Dividend yield: 2.52% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.52% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 85.86% of net profits

Smurfit Kappa Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.52% of its share value annually.

Smurfit Kappa Group has paid out, on average, around 85.86% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.52% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Smurfit Kappa Group's case, that would currently equate to about 144.6p per share.

Smurfit Kappa Group'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.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Smurfit Kappa Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2823.76p up to 4333.6883p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SKG.LSE volatility(beta: 0.78)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Smurfit Kappa Group's is 0.775. This would suggest that Smurfit Kappa Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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