Multi-Color Company Profile (NASDAQ:LABL)

About Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)

Multi-Color logoMulti-Color Corporation (Multi-Color) is engaged in label solutions business, supporting brands, including producers of home and personal care, wine and spirit, food and beverage, healthcare and specialty consumer products. The Company serves international brand owners in North, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and China and Southeast Asia with a range of label technologies in Pressure Sensitive, Glue-Applied (Cut and Stack), In-Mold, Shrink Sleeve and Heat Transfer. The Company also provides a range of print methods, including flexographic, lithographic, rotogravure, letterpress and digital, and in-house prepress services. The Company provides graphics and pre-press services for its customers at all of its manufacturing locations. These services include the conversion of customer digital files and artwork into proofs, production of print layouts and printing plates, and product mock ups and samples for market research.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Business Services
  • Sub-Industry: Commercial Printing
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:LABL
  • CUSIP: 62538310
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.33 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 16,946,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $75.48
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $74.71
  • 52 Week Range: $59.15 - $81.20
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.46
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.51
  • P/E Growth: 6.06
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $906.39 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.47
  • Book Value: $20.67 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.80
  • Annual Dividend: $0.20
  • Dividend Yield: 0.3%
  • EBIDTA: $154.09 million
  • Net Margins: 5.80%
  • Return on Equity: 16.09%
  • Return on Assets: 5.35%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.37%
  • Current Ratio: 2.04%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.50%
  • Average Volume: 66,994 shs.
  • Beta: 1.05
  • Short Ratio: 15.03

Frequently Asked Questions for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)

What is Multi-Color's stock symbol?

Multi-Color trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LABL."

How often does Multi-Color pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Multi-Color?

Multi-Color declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 5th. Investors of record on Monday, May 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share on Thursday, June 1st. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.25%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 11th. View Multi-Color's Dividend History.

How were Multi-Color's earnings last quarter?

Multi-Color Co. (NASDAQ:LABL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 9th. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.05. The firm earned $236.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $233.04 million. Multi-Color had a net margin of 5.80% and a return on equity of 16.09%. Multi-Color's revenue was up 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.91 earnings per share. View Multi-Color's Earnings History.

When will Multi-Color make its next earnings announcement?

Multi-Color is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Multi-Color.

Where is Multi-Color's stock going? Where will Multi-Color's stock price be in 2017?

4 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Multi-Color's shares. Their forecasts range from $67.00 to $80.00. On average, they anticipate Multi-Color's share price to reach $74.25 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Multi-Color.

What are analysts saying about Multi-Color stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Multi-Color stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Multi-Color is one of the largest producers of printed labels for branded consumer products in the United States. Labels printed by the Company appear principally on mass-marketed products for which label appearance is a significant element of product marketing and merchandising. Multi-Color produces labels for a variety of consumer products including liquid detergents, fabric softeners, food products, liquid cleaners, anti-freeze and chewing gum. " (4/11/2017)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We are slightly reducing our FY17 adj. EPS estimate to reflect the Company’s updated guidance (of $3.50), and are maintaining our FY18 estimate of $3.62 (guidance is $4.00)." (2/8/2017)

Are investors shorting Multi-Color?

Multi-Color saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,057,693 shares, an increase of 31.3% from the April 13th total of 805,476 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 67,337 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 15.7 days. Currently, 7.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of Multi-Color's key competitors?

Who owns Multi-Color stock?

Multi-Color's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (13.30%), BlackRock Inc. (9.48%), Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK (4.61%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.07%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.86%) and State Street Corp (1.86%). Company insiders that own Multi-Color stock include David G Buse, Floyd E Needham, Nigel A Vinecombe, Sharon E Birkett and Thomas M Mohr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Multi-Color.

Who sold Multi-Color stock? Who is selling Multi-Color stock?

Multi-Color's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Westfield Capital Management Co. LP, FMR LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, AMI Asset Management Corp, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Morgan Stanley, Comerica Bank and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Multi-Color stock in the last year include David G Buse, Floyd E Needham, Nigel A Vinecombe, Sharon E Birkett and Thomas M Mohr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Multi-Color.

Who bought Multi-Color stock? Who is buying Multi-Color stock?

Multi-Color's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK, Tributary Capital Management LLC, State Street Corp, American Century Companies Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Fisher Asset Management LLC and Bank of America Corp DE. View Insider Buying and Selling for Multi-Color.

How do I buy Multi-Color stock?

Shares of Multi-Color can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Multi-Color stock cost?

One share of Multi-Color stock can currently be purchased for approximately $78.55.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.75)
Consensus Price Target: $74.25 (5.47% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/8/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingSell$67.00N/AView Rating Details
1/26/2017Hilliard LyonsDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
1/25/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$80.00N/AView Rating Details
1/4/2017Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$80.00N/AView Rating Details
8/17/2016Singular ResearchBoost Price TargetBUY -> BUY - Long-Term$67.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
2/10/2016Wellington ShieldsDowngradeAccumulate -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
6/30/2015SidotiInitiated CoverageBuy$76.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)
Earnings by Quarter for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/8/2017Q317$0.76$0.70$218.50 million$210.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/9/2016Q217$0.97$0.99$235.48 million$232.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/9/2016Q117$0.90$0.95$233.04 million$236.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/27/2016Q4$0.78$0.70$225.19 million$227.09 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/9/2016Q3$0.82$0.68$206.40 million$206.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/9/2015Q2$0.99$0.93$229.35 million$219.78 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/10/2015Q1$0.79$0.91$210.45 million$217.92 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/5/2015Q4$0.81$0.74$205.85 million$205.47 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/9/2015Q3$0.60$0.73$179.60 million$189.13 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2014Q2$0.73$0.93$208.40 million$213.04 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/11/2014Q1$0.58$0.81$198.10 million$203.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/13/2014Q414$0.60$0.68$187.53 million$193.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q3$0.56$0.37$169.23 million$169.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$0.52$0.61$179.20 million$176.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/9/2013Q1 2014$0.55$0.48ViewListenView Earnings Details
5/21/2013Q4 2013$0.49$0.56ViewListenView Earnings Details
5/12/2011$0.36$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2011$0.31$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20171$0.97$0.97$0.97
Q3 20171$0.75$0.75$0.75
Q4 20171$0.86$0.86$0.86
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)
Next Dividend:6/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.20
Dividend Yield:0.25%
Payout Ratio:6.47% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
5.73% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
5.22% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)

Dividend History by Quarter for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 20.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 73.83%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/10/2017Nigel A VinecombeInsiderSell25,000$75.55$1,888,750.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2016Thomas M MohrDirectorSell1,500$72.68$109,020.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Nigel A VinecombeInsiderSell25,000$72.85$1,821,250.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016Nigel A VinecombeInsiderSell25,000$65.68$1,642,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016David G BuseCOOSell4,000$68.32$273,280.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Sharon E BirkettCFOSell5,000$68.40$342,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2016Floyd E NeedhamCOOSell7,500$63.31$474,825.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Nigel A VinecombeChairmanSell25,000$63.20$1,580,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015Thomas M MohrDirectorSell3,000$62.70$188,100.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2015Floyd E NeedhamCOOSell15,000$59.04$885,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2015Vadis A RodatoCOOSell5,400$70.68$381,672.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2014Thomas M MohrDirectorSell3,650$55.01$200,786.50View SEC Filing  
8/20/2014Simon T RobertsDirectorBuy3,450$44.27$152,731.50View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Simon T RobertsDirectorBuy2,400$32.42$77,808.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)
Latest Headlines for Multi-Color (NASDAQ:LABL)
DateHeadline logoMulti-Color Co. (LABL) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - May 23 at 7:34 AM logoMulti-Color Corporation Announces Date of Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast - May 19 at 10:46 AM logoShort Interest in Multi-Color Co. (LABL) Rises By 31.3% - May 13 at 7:20 AM logoMulti-Color Corp. : LABL-US: Dividend Analysis : May 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 12, 2017 - May 12 at 6:53 PM logo$0.86 EPS Expected for Multi-Color Co. (LABL) This Quarter - May 12 at 12:48 AM logoMulti-Color Co. (LABL) to Issue Dividend of $0.05 - May 5 at 5:12 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Multi-Color Co. (LABL) to Post $0.86 EPS - May 4 at 6:08 PM logoMulti-Color (LABL) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - May 3 at 3:28 PM logoMulti-Color Co. (LABL) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - April 28 at 10:35 AM logoFavorable Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Multi-Color (LABL) Share Price - April 27 at 11:40 AM logoSomewhat Positive Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect Multi-Color (LABL) Stock Price - April 24 at 9:36 PM logoSomewhat Positive News Coverage Very Likely to Affect Multi-Color (LABL) Stock Price - April 21 at 8:09 PM logoMulti-Color Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:LABL) : April 20, 2017 - April 20 at 6:19 PM logoMulti-Color Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : LABL-US : April 19, 2017 - April 19 at 10:55 AM logoMulti-Color (LABL) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.36 - April 18 at 5:51 PM logoMulti-Color (LABL) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.42 - April 15 at 1:21 PM logoMulti-Color Co. (LABL) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - April 15 at 11:42 AM logo Analysts Expect Multi-Color Co. (LABL) to Post $0.86 Earnings Per Share - April 13 at 2:46 PM logoMulti-Color Co. (LABL) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - April 3 at 1:43 PM logoMulti-Color Co. (LABL) Raised to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - March 31 at 6:52 PM logoMulti-Color Co. (LABL) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research - March 29 at 7:05 AM logoMulti-Color Co. (LABL) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest - March 28 at 8:23 AM logoMulti-Color Co. (LABL) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold" - March 24 at 12:34 AM logoMULTI COLOR CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events - February 13 at 10:47 AM logoMULTI COLOR CORP Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - February 9 at 7:13 PM logoMulti-Color's (LABL) on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - February 9 at 5:02 AM logoEdited Transcript of LABL earnings conference call or presentation 8-Feb-17 3:00pm GMT - February 9 at 12:01 AM logoQ3 2017 Multi-Color Corp Earnings Release - 08:30 am ET - February 8 at 6:59 PM logoMulti-Color Corporation Announces EPS at $0.71 and non-GAAP Core EPS at $0.70 for December Quarter - February 8 at 6:59 PM logo8:35 am Multi-Color misses by $0.06, misses on revs - February 8 at 6:59 PM logoMulti-Color posts 3Q profit - February 8 at 6:59 PM logoMulti-Color Corporation Announces Date of Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast - January 25 at 7:37 PM logoMulti-Color downgraded by Robert W. Baird - January 4 at 7:03 PM logoThird Avenue Management Comments on Multi-Color Corporation - December 20 at 11:53 AM logoMulti-Color downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Mkts - November 29 at 4:11 PM logoMulti-Color downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Mkts - November 29 at 4:11 PM logoRobert Karr Adds to 3 Holdings, Reduces 3 Others - November 29 at 4:11 PM logoMULTI COLOR CORP Financials - November 17 at 5:33 PM logoMULTI COLOR CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits - November 9 at 5:39 PM logoMulti-Color Corp Earnings Call scheduled for 10:00 am ET today - November 9 at 5:39 PM logoQ2 2017 Multi-Color Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open - November 9 at 8:02 AM logoIndustrial Stocks Earnings Reports on Nov 9: ENS, TASR, LABL - November 8 at 8:50 AM logoMULTI COLOR CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits - November 3 at 5:51 PM



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