Multi-Color Corporation Company Profile (NASDAQ:LABL)

About Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)

Multi-Color Corporation 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: Commercial Printing Services
  • Sub-Industry: Commercial Printing
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:LABL
  • CUSIP: 62538310
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.4 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 17,045,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $82.06
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $79.87
  • 52 Week Range: $63.05 - $88.25
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.60
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.66
  • P/E Growth: 5.47
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $929.24 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.50
  • Book Value: $24.31 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.37
  • Annual Dividend: $0.20
  • Dividend Yield: 0.3%
  • EBITDA: $158.28 million
  • Net Margins: 6.38%
  • Return on Equity: 15.85%
  • Return on Assets: 5.57%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.14%
  • Current Ratio: 1.88%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.38%
  • Average Volume: 69,269 shs.
  • Beta: 0.8
  • Short Ratio: 6.27

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

What is Multi-Color Corporation's stock symbol?

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

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

Multi-Color Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 2nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share on Friday, September 1st. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.24%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th. View Multi-Color Corporation's Dividend History.

How were Multi-Color Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August, 8th. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.06. The business earned $242.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $242.47 million. Multi-Color Corporation had a net margin of 6.38% and a return on equity of 15.85%. The business's revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.95 earnings per share. View Multi-Color Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Multi-Color Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Multi-Color Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 8th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Multi-Color Corporation.

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

4 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Multi-Color Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $67.00 to $88.00. On average, they anticipate Multi-Color Corporation's share price to reach $80.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Multi-Color Corporation.

What are analysts saying about Multi-Color Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Multi-Color Corporation 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. " (10/13/2017)
  • 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 Corporation?

Multi-Color Corporation saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 948,537 shares, an increase of 34.4% from the September 15th total of 705,898 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 62,082 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 15.3 days. Approximately 6.8% of the company's stock are short sold.

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

Who are Multi-Color Corporation's key executives?

Multi-Color Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Nigel A. Vinecombe, Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Vadis A. Rodato, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Sharon Eleen Birkett, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Secretary
  • David G. Buse, Chief Operating Officer
  • Timothy P. Lutz, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Ari J. Benacerraf, Independent Director
  • Robert R. Buck, Independent Director
  • Charles B. Connolly, Independent Director
  • Simon T. Roberts, Independent Director
  • Matthew M. Walsh CPA, Independent Director

Who owns Multi-Color Corporation stock?

Multi-Color Corporation's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Tributary Capital Management LLC (1.55%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.26%) and Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Multi-Color Corporation stock include Charles B Connolly, David G Buse, Floyd E Needham, Nigel A Vinecombe, Sharon E Birkett and Thomas M Mohr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Multi-Color Corporation.

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

Multi-Color Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Tributary Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Multi-Color Corporation stock in the last year include Charles B Connolly, Nigel A Vinecombe, Sharon E Birkett and Thomas M Mohr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Multi-Color Corporation.

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

Multi-Color Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fisher Asset Management LLC and Eqis Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Multi-Color Corporation.

How do I buy Multi-Color Corporation stock?

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

What is Multi-Color Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Multi-Color Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $81.90.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ LABL)
Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  97 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  153 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  250
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Multi-Color Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.75)
Consensus Price Target: $80.00 (2.32% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)
Price Target History for Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)
Analysts' Ratings History for Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/12/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$85.00N/AView Rating Details
9/25/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$88.00LowView Rating Details
8/25/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingSell$67.00LowView Rating Details
1/26/2017Hilliard LyonsDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/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
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)
Earnings by Quarter for Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ LABL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/7/2017$1.11N/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2017Q1 2018$0.80$0.86$242.47 million$242.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/30/2017Q4 2017$0.85$0.98$235.95 million$244.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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 Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.58
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.83
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
Q1 20181$0.80$0.80$0.80
Q2 20181$1.08$1.08$1.08
Q3 20181$0.83$0.83$0.83
Q4 20181$1.12$1.12$1.12
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)
Most Recent Dividend:9/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.20
Dividend Yield:0.24%
Payout Ratio:5.76% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
5.03% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
4.56% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)

Dividend History by Quarter for Multi-Color Corporation (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 Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 19.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 73.38%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/28/2017Nigel A VinecombeInsiderSell14,699$82.09$1,206,640.91View SEC Filing  
9/27/2017Nigel A VinecombeChairmanSell10,765$82.08$883,591.20View SEC Filing  
9/26/2017Nigel A VinecombeInsiderSell10,301$82.06$845,300.06View SEC Filing  
9/25/2017Nigel A VinecombeChairmanSell3,081$82.15$253,104.15View SEC Filing  
9/1/2017Nigel A VinecombeInsiderSell25,000$80.23$2,005,750.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2017Charles B ConnollyDirectorSell8,700$85.06$740,022.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2017Sharon E BirkettCFOSell5,000$86.20$431,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2017Nigel A VinecombeInsiderSell25,000$86.39$2,159,750.00View SEC Filing  
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 Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL)
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Multi-Color Corporation (LABL) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017

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