Packaging Corporation of America manufactures and sells containerboard and corrugated packaging products primarily in the United States. The company's Packaging segment offers various corrugated packaging products, such as conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods; multi-color boxes and displays that help to merchandise the packaged product in retail locations; and honeycomb protective packaging. This segment also produces packaging for meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, processed food, beverages, and other industrial and consumer products. The company sells its corrugated products through a direct sales and marketing organization, independent brokers, and distribution partners. Its Paper segment manufactures and sells white papers comprising commodity and specialty papers with various features, such as colors, coatings, high brightness, and recycled content. The company's white papers consist of communication papers, including cut-size office papers, and printing and converting papers; and pressure sensitive papers, such as release liners that are used to produce labels for use in consumer and commercially-packaged products. Packaging Corporation of America was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Business Analysis of Packaging Corporation Of America
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- Revenue Growth: Packaging Corporation Of America reported a revenue growth of 0.6% year-on-year during 2016. Containers & Packaging Industry grew at 2.9% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Packaging Corporation Of America spent 77.9% of its total revenues on COGS. Containers & Packaging industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 77.3%
- R&D share of Revenues: Packaging Corporation Of America R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Packaging Corporation Of America spent 8.2% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Containers & Packaging industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 11.5%
- Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Packaging Corporation Of America spent 12.5% of its total revenues on Inventories. Containers & Packaging industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 12.3%
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Packaging Corporation Of America invested 6.6% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Containers & Packaging industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 13.1%
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Packaging Corporation Of America invested 11.9% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Containers & Packaging industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 12.9%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Packaging Corporation Of America invested 50.1% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Containers & Packaging industry average PPE investment in the same period was 42.4%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Packaging Corporation Of America invested 19.1% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Containers & Packaging industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 32.5%
- Net Margins: Packaging Corporation Of America Net Margins in the year 2016 were 7.8%. Containers & Packaging industry average Net Margins in the same period were 3.4%
Sector and Industry Association of Packaging Corporation Of America
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Packaging Corporation Of America is associated with Industrials Sector Group, Industrial Goods & Services Sector, and Containers & Packaging Industry.
Industrial Goods & Services sector is comprised of the following industries: Industrial Conglomerates; Industrial Machinery; Electrical Components & Equipment; Electronic Equipment & Parts; Containers & Packaging. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:
- Industrial Conglomerates industry includes Industrial companies engaged in three or more classes of business within the Industrial industry that differ substantially from each other.
- Industrial Machinery industry includes designers, manufacturers, distributors and installers of industrial machinery and factory equipment, such as machine tools, lathes, presses and assembly line equipment. It also includes makers of pollution control equipment, castings, pressings, welded shapes, structural steelwork, compressors, pumps, bearings, elevators and escalators.
- Electrical Components & Equipment industry consists of manufacturers and distributors of electrical parts for finished products, such as printed circuit boards for radios, televisions and other consumer electronics. It also includes makers of cables, wires, ceramics, transistors, electric adapters, fuel cells and security cameras. Manufacturers of Electric motors and generators and mechanical motion control products are also part of this industry.
- Electronic Equipment & Parts industry includes companies offering Manufacturing and Design services for Engineered Components and Products used in different industries. Companies providing Laser-based manufacturing products are part of this industry.
- Containers & Packaging industry includes producers and distributors of cardboard, bags, boxes, cans, drums, bottles, jars and glass used for packaging. Specialty Packaging Products and Pressure-Sensitive Materials producers are also part of this industry.
Industry Ranking of Packaging Corporation Of America
With $5.8 billion revenues, Packaging Corporation Of America ranked number 10 of all the companies in the US Containers & Packaging industry. There were a total of 35 public companies in the US Containers & Packaging industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top-10 companies in the US Containers & Packaging industry by revenues during 2016 were:
- International Paper ($21.1 billion)
- WestRock ($14.2 billion)
- Ball ($9.1 billion)
- Veritiv ($8.3 billion)
- Crown Holdings ($8.3 billion)
- Sealed Air ($6.8 billion)
- Owens-Illinois ($6.7 billion)
- Berry Plastics Group ($6.5 billion)
- Avery Dennison ($6.1 billion)
- Packaging Corporation Of America ($5.8 billion)
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