Packaging Corporation of America

Packaging Corporation of America manufactures and sells containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Canada. It operates through Packaging, Paper, and Corporate and Other segments. The company 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. It also produces packaging for meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, processed food, beverages, and other industrial and consumer products. In addition, the company provides white papers comprising commodity and specialty papers with various features, such as colors, coatings, high brightness, and recycled content. Its 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. The company also produces market pulp.
Company Growth (employees)
Lake Forest, US
Size (employees)
14,000 (est)
Packaging Corporation of America was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, US

Packaging Corporation of America Office Locations

Packaging Corporation of America has offices in Lake Forest, New Orleans, Syracuse, Reading and in 63 other locations
Lake Forest, US (HQ)
1955 W Field Ct
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Packaging Corporation of America Financials and Metrics

Packaging Corporation of America Financials

Packaging Corporation of America's revenue was reported to be $5.8 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q2, 2017)

1.6 b

Gross profit (Q2, 2017)

364.6 m

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2017), %


Net income (Q2, 2017)

143.2 m

EBIT (Q2, 2017)

233.8 m

Market capitalization (22-Dec-2017)

11.2 b

Cash (30-Jun-2017)

321 m


13.4 b
Packaging Corporation of America's current market capitalization is $11.2 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


3.7 b5.9 b5.7 b5.8 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

2.8 b4.6 b4.5 b4.5 b

Gross profit

859.2 m1.2 b1.2 b1.3 b
USDQ3, 2013Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


845.4 m1.5 b1.5 b1.4 b1.4 b1.5 b1.5 b1.6 b

Cost of goods sold

619.6 m1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b

Gross profit

225.8 m323.7 m328.3 m298.6 m320.1 m329.5 m338.5 m364.6 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


191 m124.9 m184.2 m239.3 m


522.5 m664.9 m676.8 m723.6 m

Current Assets

1.5 b1.6 b1.6 b1.7 b


2.8 b2.9 b2.8 b2.9 b
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


396.6 m185.7 m162 m154.3 m126.4 m163.7 m186.9 m162.3 m213.6 m279.8 m254 m321 m


266.9 m607.3 m611.3 m617 m687.6 m667.5 m695.9 m692.5 m671.3 m690.6 m744.5 m734.4 m

Current Assets

1.1 b1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b1.7 b1.7 b1.5 b1.6 b1.7 b1.8 b1.9 b


1.4 b2.8 b2.8 b2.8 b2.9 b2.9 b2.8 b2.8 b2.8 b2.9 b2.9 b2.9 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

436.3 m392.6 m436.8 m449.6 m

Accounts Receivable

(31.2 m)(8.5 m)9.5 m(3.6 m)


33.3 m(72.4 m)(11.9 m)(25.7 m)

Accounts Payable

54.2 m(36 m)(37.3 m)16.6 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Net Income

84.2 m90.1 m189.6 m294.1 m90.8 m204.8 m332.6 m103.7 m219.6 m338.9 m117.4 m260.6 m

Accounts Receivable

(43.4 m)(47.6 m)(75 m)(31.4 m)(61.9 m)(37.5 m)5.1 m(26.9 m)(36 m)(44.1 m)(66.1 m)


(13 m)(13.3 m)(22.5 m)(22.2 m)(2.6 m)(31 m)(15.7 m)5.5 m4.1 m(20.9 m)(10.8 m)

Accounts Payable

4.3 m(6.3 m)(13 m)(13.6 m)(10.4 m)(14.1 m)300 k(4 m)13.6 m25.6 m18.8 m
USDY, 2017


57.2 x


34.7 x


113.1 k

Financial Leverage

3.1 x
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