Sonoco Products Company

A global supplier of innovative packaging solutions, bringing more to packaging than just the package.

About Us:
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5 billion, we have 20,800 employees working in more than 330 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world's best known brands in some 85 nations. We're a proud member of the 2014/2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.

What We Do:
Sonoco is the world's largest producer of composite cans, and a leading manufacturer of tubes and cores; rigid paperboard containers; convenience closures; blow-molded plastic containers; consumer and industrial thermoformed plastic packaging; engineered molded and extruded plastic products; protective, temperature and retail assurance packaging.

Awards and Accolades:
Third-party organizations regularly recognize us for our corporate citizenship. We're listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 2014/15, our sixth consecutive listing. We were recently named one of the 25 Top Companies for Leaders in North America by Aon Hewitt for a fifth time. We also have been listed as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine and one of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes magazine.

Hartsville, US
Size (employees)
20,000 (est)-4%
Sonoco Products Company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Hartsville, US

Sonoco Products Company Office Locations

Sonoco Products Company has an office in Hartsville
Hartsville, US (HQ)
1 N 2nd St

Sonoco Products Company Data and Metrics

Sonoco Products Company Financial Metrics

Sonoco Products Company's revenue was reported to be $4.9 b in FY, 2016 which is a 1% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

4.9 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

1 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

287.9 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

492.8 m

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2017)

5.1 b

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

257.2 m


5.8 b
Sonoco Products Company's current market capitalization is $5.1 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


4.8 b5 b5 b4.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

4 b3.8 b

Gross profit

929.4 m1 b

Gross profit Margin, %


General and administrative expense

506 m

Operating expense total

506 m


382.5 m492.8 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

57 m54.2 m

Interest income

2.4 m2.6 m

Pre tax profit

327.9 m441.3 m

Income tax expense

87.7 m164.6 m

Net Income

220.4 m240.1 m250.6 m287.9 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


217.6 m161.2 m182.4 m257.2 m

Accounts Receivable

39 m44.4 m46.8 m43.6 m


252.5 m269.1 m245.9 m245.4 m

Current Assets

1.4 b1.4 b1.3 b1.3 b


1 b1.1 b1.1 b1.1 b


1.1 b1.2 b1.1 b1.1 b

Total Assets

4 b4.2 b4 b3.9 b

Accounts Payable

1.2 b

Total Debt

1 b

Current Liabilities

867.2 m905.4 m922.5 m802.6 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

457.2 m397 m404.5 m321.1 m

Retained Earnings

1.6 b1.7 b1.8 b1.9 b

Total Equity

1.7 b1.5 b1.5 b1.6 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.7 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2.3 x2.8 x2.6 x2.5 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

220.4 m240.1 m250.6 m287.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

197.7 m198.7 m213.2 m205.2 m

Accounts Receivable

162 k(52 m)(15 m)(44.7 m)


(33 m)7.4 m(2.6 m)(11.5 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

538 m417.9 m452.9 m398.7 m

Cash From Investing Activities

(169.5 m)(507.4 m)(179.9 m)(3.1 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(515.1 m)39.5 m(256.4 m)(315.7 m)

Interest Paid

60.8 m54.5 m57.6 m53.4 m

Income Taxes Paid

40.4 m67.2 m104.9 m134.8 m
USDY, 2016


11.8 x


14.6 x


233 k


0.7 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2.5 x

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