Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) is scheduled to report Q3 earnings results before markets open for trading on October 20, 2020.
The company is expected to report earnings of $0.22/share on revenue of $1.643 billion. The consensus earnings per share (EPS) of $0.22/share is based on a poll of 13 analysts and represents a growth in eps of 11.9% over the same quarter last year, when the company reported earnings of $0.20/share.
The revenue forecast of $1.643 billion based on a poll of 10 analysts implies a year-over-year (YoY) growth in revenue of 3.9%. Last year the company reported $1.582 billion in revenue for the quarter.
|Metric||Expected||Prior Year||YoY Change|
Earnings Call Trends
Historically, management has exceeded analyst expectations 6 out of the last 8 tracked quarters, and missed expectations 2 quarters.
What are your expectations from Graphic Packaging Holding Company for earnings this quarter? Let us know in the comments!
In the following table, we summarize the company’s stock price movements after earnings releases. The “Price Day Prior” column shows the closing stock price on the day before the earnings report, and the “Price Next Day” column shows the stock price at the end of the trading day after the earnings report. After the last earnings report for the period ending June 30, 2020, the stock price did not react much to the update.
|Report Date||Price Day Prior||Price Next Day||Change %||Result|
|July 21, 2020||$14.20||$14.32||0.8%||Increase|
|April 21, 2020||$13.17||$12.97||−1.5%||Decline|
|January 28, 2020||$16.42||$16.08||−2.1%||Decline|
|October 22, 2019||$14.88||$15.64||5.1%||Increase|
The other question to consider is one of earnings manipulation. There is a lot of pressure on management each quarter to deliver on earnings expectations. The Beneish M-Score is a statistical model that provides some insight into whether the company might be manipulating earnings. With a Beneish M-Score of −2.91, the model suggests that the company is not likely to be an earnings manipulator. A value of −2.91 implies a 0.2% chance of earnings manipulation.
Fundamentals And Technical Analysis
Graphic Packaging Holding Company is currently trading at $14.53/share, up 0.4% for the day. The company is trading at approximately 85.8% of its 52-week high of $16.95/share. The company’s stock price is up 1.4% since the last earnings report and up 0.1% over the previous week.
The company’s 14 Day Relative Price Index (RSI) of 51.84 suggests the company is trading in technically neutral territory. The RSI is considered overbought when above 70 and oversold when below 30.
The current share price implies a price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 32.42 and a forward P/E multiple of 13.60.
Graphic Packaging Holding Company’s current share price also implies a price-to-book (P/B) multiple of 2.65. The following table summarizes some other key fundamental ratios:
|Last Reported Fiscal Period Key||FY2020.Q2|
|Period End Date||June 30, 2020|
|Stock Price (Current)||$14.53|
|P/E Ratio (Fwd)||13.6x|
|Total Debt / Total Capital||43.1%|
|Levered Free Cash Flow||$248.6 million|
|EV / EBITDA||9.4x|
Graphic Packaging Holding Company is a mid-cap stock with a market capitalization of $4.035 billion and a total enterprise value of $8.023 billion. The company operates in the Materials sector and the Containers & Packaging industry.
Graphic Packaging Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides paper-based packaging solutions to food, beverage, foodservice, and other consumer products companies. It operates through three segments: Paperboard Mills, Americas Paperboard Packaging, and Europe Paperboard Packaging. The company offers coated unbleached kraft (CUK), coated recycled paperboard (CRB), and solid bleached sulfate paperboard (SBS) to various paperboard packaging converters and brokers; and paperboard packaging products, such as folding cartons, cups, lids, and food containers primarily to consumer packaged goods, quick-service restaurants, and foodservice companies. It also manufactures corrugated medium products; offers various laminated, coated, and printed packaging structures that are produced from its CUK, CRB, and SBS, as well as other grades of paperboards that are purchased from third-party suppliers; designs and manufactures specialized packaging machines that package bottles and cans, and non-beverage consumer products; and installs its packaging machines at customer plants and provides support, service, and performance monitoring of the machines. The company markets its products primarily through sales offices and broker arrangements with third parties in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Graphic Packaging Holding Company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.