What’s Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK)’s Price to Earnings Ratio?

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) saw a downside of -2.44% to close Friday at $18.80 after subtracting -$0.47 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,107,120 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $19.65 in the past week. An average of 2,184,335 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,283,154.

GPK’s 1-month performance is -6.70% or -$1.59 on its low of $18.72 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $13.14 and high of $20.88, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 09/03/21. YTD, GPK has achieved 10.98% or $1.86. However, the current price is down -9.96%% from the 52-week high price.

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Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 34.59 and a low of 9.080. GPK stock has a beta of 1.21. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.88 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.06, with the price to cash flow ratio at 6.92.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share. Its dividend yield is 1.60% and the payout ratio is 37.80%. GPK’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Oct. 5, when it paid $0.0750 a share compared with prior rate of $0.0750, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company latest dividend increase of $0.0250 reported on Tuesday October 25 2016.

It is projected that Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s next ex-dividend date will be on 13-Dec-2021. GPK is expected to distribute $0.075 as its next dividend.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.50, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.30 meaning that GPK stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 2.06, while the total debt to equity was 2.07. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 15.20%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 16.84% while for the period ending June 29; Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s operating margin was 6.70%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.1 billion against revenue of $6.56 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected GPK to announce $0.28 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.26, representing a -7.10% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $212.0 million. GPK stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 6.03 billion, with total debt at $3.76 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $307.05 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 32.50% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 18.57%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $19.19, reflecting a -1.78% or -$0.34 change from its current price. GPK is currently trading -5.81% above its 20-day SMA, +0.32% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -1.88% and +13.53% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 48.27% and 47.47% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.42. The RSI (14) points at 37.54%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 0.00% with the period’s ATR at 0.40. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.09 and -0.13 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), Morgan Stanley downgraded it to an Equal-weight rating. They previously had an Overweight rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for GPK stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate GPK as a “sell,”, while 4 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 9 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is GPK’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $20.00 and a high of $25.00, with their median price target at $22.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) stock is $22.25.


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