Bemis Company Company Profile (NYSE:BMS)

About Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)

Bemis Company logoBemis Company, Inc. is a manufacturer of packaging products. The Company operates through two segments: U.S. Packaging and Global Packaging. The U.S. Packaging segment represents all food, consumer, and industrial products packaging-related manufacturing operations located in the United States. The Global Packaging segment includes all packaging-related manufacturing operations located outside of the United States, as well as global medical device and pharmaceutical packaging-related manufacturing operations. This segment manufactures multilayer polymer, blown and cast film structures to produce packaging sold for a range of food, medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, electronics, and industrial applications. Its products are sold to customers in the food industry. The Company's other customers include companies in various types of businesses, including chemical, agribusiness, medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, electronics, construction, and other consumer goods.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Packaging & Containers
  • Sub-Industry: Paper Packaging
  • Symbol: NYSE:BMS
  • CUSIP: 08143710
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $4.12 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 91,950,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $46.21
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $48.43
  • 52 Week Range: $43.13 - $53.32
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.37
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.80
  • P/E Growth: 2.70
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $4.03 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.02
  • Book Value: $13.72 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.27
  • Annual Dividend: $1.16
  • Dividend Yield: 2.7%
  • EBIDTA: $586.6 million
  • Net Margins: 5.90%
  • Return on Equity: 20.33%
  • Return on Assets: 6.96%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.21%
  • Current Ratio: 2.02%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.07%
  • Average Volume: 629,595 shs.
  • Beta: 0.9
  • Short Ratio: 8.92

Frequently Asked Questions for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)

What is Bemis Company's stock symbol?

Bemis Company trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BMS."

How often does Bemis Company pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Bemis Company?

Bemis Company declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 4th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Thursday, June 1st. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.67%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 15th. View Bemis Company's Dividend History.

How were Bemis Company's earnings last quarter?

Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.07. The business earned $995.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $996.21 million. Bemis Company had a return on equity of 20.33% and a net margin of 5.90%. Bemis Company's quarterly revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.60 earnings per share. View Bemis Company's Earnings History.

When will Bemis Company make its next earnings announcement?

Bemis Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July, 27th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Bemis Company.

What guidance has Bemis Company issued on next quarter's earnings?

Bemis Company updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 27th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.50-2.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.89.

Where is Bemis Company's stock going? Where will Bemis Company's stock price be in 2017?

11 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Bemis Company's shares. Their predictions range from $28.00 to $55.00. On average, they anticipate Bemis Company's stock price to reach $46.45 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Bemis Company.

Who are some of Bemis Company's key competitors?

Who are Bemis Company's key executives?

Bemis Company's management team includes the folowing people:

  • William F. Austen, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Michael B. Clauer, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Timothy S. Fliss, Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President
  • William E. Jackson Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
  • Sheri H. Edison, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary
  • Jerry S. Krempa, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President
  • Timothy M. Manganello, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Ronald John Floto, Independent Director
  • Adele M. Gulfo, Independent Director
  • David S. Haffner, Independent Director

Who owns Bemis Company stock?

Bemis Company's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.36%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.21%), State Street Corp (6.79%), American Century Companies Inc. (6.67%), RE Advisers Corp (2.36%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.46%). Company insiders that own Bemis Company stock include Edward N Perry and James W Ransom. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Bemis Company.

Who sold Bemis Company stock? Who is selling Bemis Company stock?

Bemis Company's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Ameriprise Financial Inc., Jennison Associates LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, AQR Capital Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Point72 Asset Management L.P. and Schroder Investment Management Group. Company insiders that have sold Bemis Company stock in the last year include Edward N Perry and James W Ransom. View Insider Buying and Selling for Bemis Company.

Who bought Bemis Company stock? Who is buying Bemis Company stock?

Bemis Company's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., BTIM Corp., Vanguard Group Inc., State Street Corp, Wells Fargo & Company MN and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Bemis Company.

How do I buy Bemis Company stock?

Shares of Bemis Company 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 Bemis Company's stock price today?

One share of Bemis Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.86.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Bemis Company (NYSE BMS)
Community Ranking:  0.6 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  43 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  337 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  380
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Bemis Company 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 Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.82)
Consensus Price Target: $46.45 (3.55% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/2/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHold$43.00LowView Rating Details
5/2/2017Jefferies Group LLCLower Price TargetHold$46.00 -> $40.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$48.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$52.00 -> $48.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.DowngradeBuy -> Hold$55.00 -> $49.00HighView Rating Details
4/28/2017Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price TargetUnderperform -> Underperform$46.00 -> $41.00HighView Rating Details
4/14/2017Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
4/12/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$52.00MediumView Rating Details
12/7/2016Bank of America CorpDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
7/28/2016FIXInitiated CoverageReduce$30.00 -> $28.00N/AView Rating Details
6/2/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/2/2016Vertical GroupUpgradeSell -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
4/29/2016Vertical ResearchUpgradeSell -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
3/10/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
11/10/2015MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$45.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/29/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
Earnings by Quarter for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
Earnings History by Quarter for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/27/2017Q1 17$0.65$0.58$996.21 million$995.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2017Q416$0.66$0.67$1.02 billion$988.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.75$0.75$1.06 billion$1.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.66$0.67$1.03 billion$1.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.62$0.60$1.01 billion$967.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$0.59$0.60$979.43 million$982.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.66$0.67$1.04 billion$1.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.68$0.67$1.05 billion$1.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.58$0.61$1.04 billion$1.04 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q414$0.56$0.57$1.05 million$1.05 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2014Q314$0.67$0.67$1.23 billion$1.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.64$0.65$1.29 billion$1.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.57$0.58$1.27 billion$1.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q413$0.54$0.54$1.22 billion$1.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.61$0.60$1.28 billion$1.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.59$0.61$1.32 billion$1.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.54$0.53$1.30 billion$1.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q4 2012$0.50$0.52$1.23 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$0.54$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.52$0.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.47$0.49ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2012$0.39$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.58$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.50$0.51ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.53$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2011$0.51$0.49ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.68
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.84
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.65$0.67$0.66
Q2 20173$0.56$0.57$0.56
Q3 20173$0.70$0.81$0.75
Q4 20173$0.69$0.74$0.71
Q1 20181$0.62$0.62$0.62
Q2 20181$0.63$0.63$0.63
Q3 20181$0.81$0.81$0.81
Q4 20181$0.78$0.78$0.78
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
Next Dividend:6/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.16
Dividend Yield:2.59%
Dividend Growth:3.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:46.77% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
45.49% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
40.85% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:33 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)

Dividend History by Quarter for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.10%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 77.77%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/3/2017James W RansomInsiderSell20,000$49.21$984,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Edward N PerryDirectorSell1,561$49.40$77,113.40View SEC Filing  
6/11/2015James W RansomVPSell10,000$45.97$459,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2015Henry J TheisenChairmanSell12,000$47.07$564,840.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2015Arun NayarDirectorBuy6,325$47.40$299,805.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2015Sheri H EdisonGeneral CounselSell1,073$46.62$50,023.26View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Edward N PerryDirectorSell1,780$38.69$68,868.20View SEC Filing  
9/9/2014Ronald J FlotoDirectorBuy2,000$39.85$79,700.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2013William J BoltonDirectorSell8,941$40.01$357,729.41View SEC Filing  
7/30/2013William J BoltonDirectorSell5,000$41.16$205,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2013William J BoltonDirectorSell13,000$37.08$482,040.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
Latest Headlines for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
DateHeadline logoDuPont Honors Bemis in 2017 Packaging Innovation Competition - May 23 at 12:02 PM logoBemis Co., Inc. : BMS-US: Dividend Analysis : May 17th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 3:55 PM logoNew Strong Sell Stocks for May 17th - May 17 at 11:58 AM logoThe Medicines Company (MDCO) - May 12 at 9:35 PM logoBemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 12 at 6:42 PM logoWeakness Seen in Bemis Company (BMS) Estimates: Should You Stay Away? - May 11 at 4:32 PM logo$1.03 Billion in Sales Expected for Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS) This Quarter - May 10 at 9:13 AM logoWarren, Democratic Senators Request Probe of Possible Insider Trading by Trump Adviser Icahn - May 9 at 4:00 PM logo$0.59 Earnings Per Share Expected for Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS) This Quarter - May 9 at 12:22 AM logoBemis Company (BMS) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.12 - May 4 at 5:58 PM logoBemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Plans $0.30 Quarterly Dividend - May 4 at 4:42 PM logoBemis Company Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend - May 4 at 4:06 PM logoETFs with exposure to Bemis Co., Inc. : May 4, 2017 - May 4 at 4:06 PM logoBemis Co., Inc. :BMS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 3, 2017 - May 3 at 4:01 PM logoBemis Company, Inc. to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.57 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (BMS) - May 3 at 8:48 AM logoBarclays PLC Reiterates Hold Rating for Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS) - May 2 at 11:44 PM logoBemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group LLC - May 2 at 10:40 PM logoBemis Company (BMS) Getting Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - May 1 at 2:40 PM logoBarclays PLC Reiterates "Equal Weight" Rating for Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS) - May 1 at 2:14 PM logoKeyCorp Comments on Bemis Company, Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (BMS) - May 1 at 8:28 AM logoSunTrust Banks Weighs in on Bemis Company, Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (BMS) - May 1 at 8:28 AM logoRoyal Bank of Canada Lowers Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Price Target to $41.00 - April 29 at 11:52 PM logoCredit Suisse Group AG Reaffirms Hold Rating for Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS) - April 29 at 1:27 PM logoBemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Earns "Hold" Rating from Deutsche Bank AG - April 29 at 1:05 AM logoBemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance - April 28 at 9:00 PM logoBemis Company (BMS) Given Coverage Optimism Score of -0.03 - April 28 at 3:08 PM logoSunTrust Banks, Inc. Downgrades Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS) to Hold - April 28 at 7:58 AM logoEdited Transcript of BMS earnings conference call or presentation 27-Apr-17 12:00pm GMT - April 28 at 2:24 AM logoBemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - April 27 at 4:18 PM logoBemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance - April 27 at 1:12 PM logoBemis Co Inc. Bottom Line Declines 9% In Q1 - April 27 at 9:49 AM logoBemis Provides Updated 2017 Outlook; Announces Plans To Improve U.S. Operations - April 27 at 9:49 AM logoBemis Company Reports First Quarter Results and Provides Updated 2017 Outlook - April 27 at 9:49 AM logoBemis misses 1Q profit forecasts - April 27 at 6:22 AM logoContainer Stock Earnings Roster for Apr 27: ATR, BMS, MINI - April 26 at 1:33 PM logoBemis Company (BMS) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows - April 25 at 3:50 PM logoBemis Co., Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:BMS) : April 24, 2017 - April 24 at 3:56 PM logoFavorable News Coverage Very Likely to Impact Bemis Company (BMS) Share Price - April 22 at 9:35 AM logoBemis Co., Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BMS-US : April 21, 2017 - April 21 at 4:04 PM logoBemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $993.76 Million - April 20 at 3:22 PM logoBemis Company (BMS) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 18 at 1:08 PM logo Brokerages Expect Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Will Announce Earnings of $0.66 Per Share - April 18 at 9:10 AM logoBemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - April 17 at 6:37 PM logoBemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - April 17 at 1:00 PM logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Very Likely to Impact Bemis Company (BMS) Stock Price - April 15 at 12:33 PM logoBemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Rating Reiterated by Citigroup Inc - April 14 at 8:38 PM logoBemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research - April 13 at 7:22 AM logoBemis Company's (BMS) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at BMO Capital Markets - April 12 at 9:32 PM logoBemis Company, Inc. (BMS) Upgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - April 7 at 7:03 PM logoShould You Dump Bemis (BMS) Stock from Your Portfolio? - Yahoo Finance - April 7 at 8:32 AM



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