Metric Analysis: Sonoco Products Co. (SON)’s Key Ratios in the Limelight

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In the latest session, Sonoco Products Co. (NYSE: SON) closed at $57.88 down -0.57% from its previous closing price of $58.21. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.57 from its previous closing price. On the day, 0.52 million shares were traded. SON stock price reached its highest trading level at $58.33 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $57.68.


For a deeper understanding of Sonoco Products Co.’s stock, let’s take a closer look at its various ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 33.03 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 9.72. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.83 and its Current Ratio is at 1.31. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.41 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.20.

On March 20, 2023, Seaport Research Partners Upgraded its rating to Buy which previously was Neutral but kept the price unchanged to $65.

Argus Upgraded its Hold to Buy on February 14, 2023, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $67.

Insider Transactions:

Additionally, insider trades can be beneficial to investors who want to learn what the management thinks about stock prices in the future. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Mar 06 ’24 when Wood Adam sold 537 shares for $57.04 per share. The transaction valued at 30,630 led to the insider holds 28,273 shares of the business.

Grissett Russell K sold 2,039 shares of SON for $114,306 on Feb 28 ’24. The Pres Global Flexible Packaging now owns 11,988 shares after completing the transaction at $56.06 per share. On Feb 23 ’24, another insider, Tomaszewski Jeffrey S, who serves as the Pres., Diversified Business of the company, sold 10,500 shares for $57.53 each. As a result, the insider received 604,106 and left with 13,456 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, SON now has a Market Capitalization of 5687045632 and an Enterprise Value of 8944237568. As of this moment, Sonoco’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 14.62, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 10.66. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.85 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.35. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 1.337 whereas that against EBITDA is 8.874.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, SON has reached a high of $62.06, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $49.98. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -0.99%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 2.77%.

Shares Statistics:

For the past three months, SON has traded an average of 498.68K shares per day and 509880 over the past ten days. A total of 97.96M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 97.30M. Insiders hold about 0.97% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 79.89% stake in the company. Shares short for SON as of 1715731200 were 1416997 with a Short Ratio of 2.96, compared to 1713139200 on 1262587. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1416997 and a Short% of Float of 1.87.

Dividends & Splits

According to the company, the forward annual dividend rate for SON is 2.05, from 2.04 in the trailing year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.035045523The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 3.16.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 5.0 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $1.26 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $1.35 and a low estimate of $1.13, while EPS last year was $1.38. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $1.45, with high estimates of $1.53 and low estimates of $1.27.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $5.25 and $4.45 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $5.03. EPS for the following year is $5.42, with 6.0 analysts recommending between $5.85 and $4.75.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 4 analysts believe the company’s revenue will be $1.71B this quarter.It ranges from a high estimate of $1.84B to a low estimate of $1.63B. As of the current estimate, Sonoco Products Co.’s year-ago sales were $1.71BFor the next quarter, 4 analysts are estimating revenue of $1.74B. There is a high estimate of $1.84B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $1.7B.

A total of 5 analysts have provided revenue estimates for SON’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $7.04B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $6.55B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $6.75B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $6.78BBased on 5 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $6.94B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $7.4B and the low estimate is $6.59B.

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