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: Non-Paper Containers & Packaging
  • Sub-Industry: Paper Packaging
  • Symbol: NYSE:BMS
  • CUSIP: 08143710
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $4.28143 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 90,804,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $46.54
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $45.37
  • 52 Week Range: $40.60 - $51.98
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.04
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.47
  • P/E Growth: 3.59
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $4.02 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.05
  • Book Value: $13.75 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.39
  • Annual Dividend: $1.20
  • Dividend Yield: 2.6%
  • EBITDA: $562.8 million
  • Net Margins: 5.18%
  • Return on Equity: 18.53%
  • Return on Assets: 6.23%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.20%
  • Current Ratio: 1.78%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.91%
  • Average Volume: 1.21 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.9
  • Short Ratio: 3.93

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Friday, September 1st. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.57%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 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, July, 27th. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.08. The business earned $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.03 billion. Bemis Company had a return on equity of 18.53% and a net margin of 5.18%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.67 EPS. 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, October, 26th 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, July, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.35-2.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.55.

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

11 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Bemis Company's shares. Their predictions range from $41.00 to $54.00. On average, they expect Bemis Company's share price to reach $48.11 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Bemis Company.

Are investors shorting Bemis Company?

Bemis Company saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,826,424 shares, an increase of 60.0% from the August 31st total of 2,391,815 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,284,020 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.2 days. Currently, 4.3% of the company's stock are short sold.

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
  • Katherine C. Doyle, Director
  • Ronald John Floto, Independent Director
  • Adele M. Gulfo, Independent Director

Who owns Bemis Company stock?

Bemis Company's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include PGGM Investments (0.40%), Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.23%), Whittier Trust Co. (0.09%), BB&T Corp (0.06%), Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. (0.06%) and State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%). 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 Nationwide Fund Advisors, Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc., Foster & Motley Inc., State Treasurer State of Michigan, Stearns Financial Services Group, Park National Corp OH and Whittier Trust Co.. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including PGGM Investments, Curbstone Financial Management Corp and BB&T Corp. 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 $46.65.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Bemis Company (NYSE BMS)
Community Ranking:  1.0 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  94 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  393 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  487
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) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 8 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.09)
Consensus Price Target: $48.11 (3.13% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
Price Target History for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
Analysts' Ratings History for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/13/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
9/15/2017Bank of America CorporationUpgradeUnderperform -> Neutral$46.00 -> $51.00LowView Rating Details
9/14/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingHold$49.00 -> $47.00LowView Rating Details
9/1/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$48.00HighView Rating Details
8/31/2017Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
8/1/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$45.00 -> $44.00LowView Rating Details
7/6/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingSellLowView Rating Details
6/27/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$43.00 -> $54.00MediumView Rating Details
6/22/2017BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$48.00 -> $52.00HighView Rating Details
4/28/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$48.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$52.00 -> $48.00LowView Rating Details
7/28/2016FIXInitiated CoverageReduce$30.00 -> $28.00N/AView Rating Details
6/2/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/2/2016Vertical GroupUpgradeSell -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
4/29/2016Vertical ResearchUpgradeSell -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
11/10/2015MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$45.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/24/2015 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
10/26/2017$0.70N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017$0.56$0.48$1.03 billion$1.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $2.53
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.81
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.65$0.67$0.66
Q2 20173$0.56$0.57$0.56
Q3 20173$0.65$0.68$0.66
Q4 20173$0.61$0.66$0.64
Q1 20181$0.62$0.62$0.62
Q2 20181$0.64$0.64$0.64
Q3 20181$0.78$0.78$0.78
Q4 20181$0.77$0.77$0.77
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS)
Most Recent Dividend:9/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.20
Dividend Yield:2.57%
Dividend Growth:3.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:54.30% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
50.85% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
44.94% (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: 75.75%
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)


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Bemis Company (BMS) Chart for Tuesday, October, 24, 2017

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