Greif Company Profile (NYSE:GEF)

About Greif (NYSE:GEF)

Greif logoGreif, Inc. is a producer of industrial packaging products and services. The Company's segments are Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services; Paper Packaging & Services; Flexible Products & Services, and Land Management. The Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services segment is engaged in the production and sale of rigid industrial packaging products, and services, such as container life cycle management, filling, logistics, warehousing and other packaging services. The Paper Packaging & Services segment is engaged in the production and sale of containerboard, corrugated sheets, corrugated containers and other corrugated products. The Flexible Products & Services segment is engaged in the production and sale of flexible intermediate bulk containers and related services on a global basis. The Land Management segment is involved in the management and sale of timber. As of October 31, 2016, the Company had operations in over 45 countries.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Packaging & Containers
  • Sub-Industry: Metal & Glass Containers
  • Symbol: NYSE:GEF
  • CUSIP: 39762410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.72 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 47,825,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $56.42
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $54.83
  • 52 Week Range: $33.78 - $60.55
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 29.72
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.43
  • P/E Growth: 2.21
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.37 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.81
  • Book Value: $19.97 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.85
  • Annual Dividend: $1.68
  • Dividend Yield: 3.0%
  • EBIDTA: $442.8 million
  • Net Margins: 2.25%
  • Return on Equity: 14.62%
  • Return on Assets: 4.50%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.02%
  • Current Ratio: 1.40%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.98%
  • Average Volume: 221,029 shs.
  • Beta: 1.51
  • Short Ratio: 5.6

Frequently Asked Questions for Greif (NYSE:GEF)

What is Greif's stock symbol?

Greif trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GEF."

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

Greif declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share on Saturday, April 1st. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.96%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 15th. View Greif's Dividend History.

How were Greif's earnings last quarter?

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, March, 1st. The company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $820.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $802.04 million. Greif had a net margin of 2.25% and a return on equity of 14.62%. Greif's quarterly revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.40 earnings per share. View Greif's Earnings History.

When will Greif make its next earnings announcement?

Greif is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, June, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Greif.

What guidance has Greif issued on next quarter's earnings?

Greif updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, March, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.78-3.08 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.97.

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

8 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Greif's stock. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $58.00. On average, they expect Greif's share price to reach $50.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Greif.

What are analysts saying about Greif stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Greif stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Greif reaffirmed its fiscal 2017 earnings per share (EPS) to range between $2.78 and $3.08. Going forward, Greif’s 2017 results will be affected by sluggish global industrial economy, a strengthening U.S. dollar, soft containerboard prices and weaker-than-expected seasonal agricultural sales. Even though Greif will gain from its strategic transformation plans, it has resulted in significant impairment and restructuring charges which will hurt earnings. Lower oil prices will impact the cost of Greif’s raw materials. Further, the company continues to see a very broad slowdown in China. The company has mostly negative record of earnings surprises in recent quarters." (5/2/2017)
  • 2. BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "BMO recently hosted Greif's CEO Pete Watson and CFO Larry Hilsheimer for a series of investor meetings in NYC and Chicago. After several years of poor performance and management missteps, there is clear evidence of a turnaround under the new leadership of Pete Watson. As GEF pivots focus to inorganic growth, discipline around valuation is critical. A right acquisition at the right price could create a lot of shareholder value and increase confidence in the management ' but, they need to execute. Boosting price target to $53." (3/20/2017)

Who are some of Greif's key competitors?

Who owns Greif stock?

Greif's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Wellington Management Group LLP (3.92%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (1.85%), FMR LLC (1.75%), Prudential Financial Inc. (1.36%), Royce & Associates LP (1.08%) and Systematic Financial Management LP (0.75%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Greif.

Who sold Greif stock? Who is selling Greif stock?

Greif's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Comerica Bank, LSV Asset Management, Gotham Asset Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Hancock Holding Co., California Public Employees Retirement System and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Greif.

Who bought Greif stock? Who is buying Greif stock?

Greif's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Systematic Financial Management LP, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., FMR LLC, Hennessy Advisors Inc., Bank of Nova Scotia, Ameriprise Financial Inc., AXA and American Century Companies Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Greif.

How do I buy Greif stock?

Shares of Greif 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 Greif stock cost?

One share of Greif stock can currently be purchased for approximately $56.82.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Greif (NYSE:GEF) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $50.67 (10.83% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/21/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$53.00MediumView Rating Details
3/17/2017SidotiInitiated CoverageBuy -> BuyLowView Rating Details
3/6/2017Wells Fargo & CoUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
3/3/2017DA DavidsonUpgradeUnderperform -> Neutral$47.00 -> $54.00N/AView Rating Details
2/19/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
1/27/2017Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
1/4/2017Robert W. BairdUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$58.00N/AView Rating Details
6/29/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingMarket Perform$36.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
Earnings by Quarter for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
Earnings History by Quarter for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/1/2017Q117$0.50$0.45$802.04 million$820.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/7/2016Q416$0.68$0.65$840.83 million$867.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/31/2016Q316$0.72$0.91$910.83 million$845.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/8/2016Q216$0.57$0.47$836.77 million$839.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/7/2016Q116$0.32$0.40$844.31 million$771.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/10/2015Q415$0.49$0.76$898.53 million$868.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/3/2015Q315$0.41$0.60$930.31 million$930.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/9/2015Q215$0.50$0.53$984.06 million$666.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/4/2015Q115$0.37$0.30$955.10 million$902.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/14/2015Q414$0.77$0.85$1.14 billion$1.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/27/2014Q314$0.84$0.41$1.17 billion$1.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/4/2014Q114$0.68$0.57$1.12 billion$1.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413$0.56$0.51$1.04 billion$1.03 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/11/2013Q4$0.83$0.76$1.12 billion$1.13 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/4/2013Q3 2013$0.89$0.80$1.15 billion$1.13 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/5/2013Q2 2013$0.69$0.70$1.12 billion$1.09 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2013Q1 2013$0.53$0.43$997.21 million$1.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/11/2012Q4 2012$0.52$0.63$1.10 billion$1.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/29/2012Q312$0.72$0.75$1.11 billion$1.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/6/2012$0.75$0.77ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/29/2012$0.59$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/8/2011$0.61$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/31/2011$1.33$1.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/8/2011$0.97$1.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/2/2011$0.90$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/8/2010$1.44$1.51$972.75 million$993.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.21
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.72$0.72$0.72
Q2 20172$0.69$0.79$0.74
Q3 20171$0.87$0.87$0.87
Q4 20172$0.87$0.88$0.88
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
Most Recent Dividend:4/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.68
Dividend Yield:2.96%
Dividend Growth:10.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:133.33% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
57.73% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
51.53% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Greif (NYSE:GEF)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 16.37%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 48.91%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/5/2015Gary R MartzVPSell4,500$33.00$148,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
Latest Headlines for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
DateHeadline logoGreif, Inc. Announces 2017 Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates - May 19 at 6:02 AM logoGreif, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GEF-US : May 18, 2017 - May 18 at 9:57 AM logoQ2 2017 Earnings Estimate for Greif, Inc. (GEF) Issued By KeyCorp - May 18 at 8:06 AM logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 12 at 6:43 PM logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.72 Per Share - May 10 at 8:36 AM logoGreif, Inc. Introduces New Branding: Packaging Success Together - May 3 at 5:10 PM logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Cut to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research - May 2 at 2:30 PM logoGreif (GEF) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds - April 30 at 1:53 PM logoGreif (GEF) Receiving Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 28 at 12:42 AM logoFavorable News Coverage Likely to Affect Greif (GEF) Share Price - April 24 at 4:50 PM logoBMO Capital Markets Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Greif, Inc. (GEF) - April 22 at 3:27 PM logoPositive Media Coverage Likely to Impact Greif (GEF) Share Price - April 21 at 8:24 PM logoGreif, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:GEF) : April 21, 2017 - April 21 at 5:24 PM logo$900.25 Million in Sales Expected for Greif, Inc. (GEF) This Quarter - April 21 at 2:47 PM logoGreif, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : GEF-US : April 20, 2017 - April 20 at 12:10 PM logo$0.72 EPS Expected for Greif, Inc. (GEF) This Quarter - April 19 at 12:25 PM logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - April 17 at 6:59 PM logoGreif (GEF) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 13 at 7:01 PM logoGreif, Inc. : GEF-US: Dividend Analysis : March 17th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 6, 2017 - April 7 at 9:58 AM logoWhy Is Greif (GEF) Up 3.9% Since the Last Earnings Report? - April 3 at 10:25 AM logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - March 22 at 12:01 PM logoBMO Capital Markets Raises Greif, Inc. (GEF) Price Target to $53.00 - March 20 at 12:43 PM logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Research Coverage Started at Sidoti - March 17 at 4:17 PM logoGreif (GEF) Reaffirms Q1 2017 Guidance; Macro Woes Linger - March 16 at 4:19 PM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Greif, World Fuel Services and Canadian Natural Resources - March 13 at 11:28 AM logoBMO Capital Upgrades Greif Inc. (GEF) to Market Perform - - March 11 at 9:21 AM logoGreif, Inc. (gef.b) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.63 - March 10 at 9:03 AM logoDA Davidson Upgrades Greif, Inc. (GEF) to “Neutral” - March 9 at 10:48 AM logoGREIF INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Stat - March 7 at 5:08 PM logoGreif upgraded by Wells Fargo - March 6 at 5:03 PM logoGREIF INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - March 3 at 5:25 PM logoEdited Transcript of GEF earnings conference call or presentation 2-Mar-17 3:00pm GMT - March 2 at 10:38 PM logoMid-Afternoon Market Update: Crude Oil Down 2%; Ameresco Shares Spike Higher - March 2 at 3:42 PM logo4:21 pm Greif misses by $0.04, beats on revs; reaffirms FY17 EPS guidance in-line - March 1 at 10:07 PM logoGREIF INC Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders, Other Events, Financial Statements - March 1 at 5:04 PM logoGreif Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - March 1 at 5:04 PM logoGreif posts 1Q profit - March 1 at 5:04 PM logoWhy Earnings Season Could Be Great for Greif Inc. (GEF) - Yahoo Finance - March 1 at 12:18 PM logoQ1 2017 Greif Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close - March 1 at 12:18 PM logoGreif, Inc. Declares First Quarter 2017 Dividends - February 28 at 5:34 PM logoWhy Earnings Season Could Be Great for Greif Inc. (GEF) - February 28 at 8:49 AM logoGreif, Inc. Releases 2016 Sustainability Report and Announces Winner of 2016 Michael J. Gasser Sustainability Award - February 24 at 6:38 PM logoGreif’s Commitment to Health, Safety and Environmental Protection - February 23 at 10:23 PM logoGreif, Inc. Announces Date for Investor Day 2017 - February 16 at 5:20 PM logoGreif Paper Packaging and Services Receives Award for Outstanding Customer Service - February 16 at 5:20 PM logoGreif, Inc. Announces 2017 First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates - February 9 at 6:09 PM logoGreif upgraded by BofA/Merrill - January 27 at 7:17 PM featured highlights: Extended Stay America, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Barnes & Noble, Universal Health Services and Greif - January 23 at 11:22 AM logoWill Greif's (GEF) Strategic Plan Help Counter Headwinds? - January 9 at 6:15 PM logoGREIF INC Financials - December 24 at 5:10 PM


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