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: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Non-Paper Containers & Packaging
  • Sub-Industry: Metal & Glass Containers
  • Symbol: NYSE:GEF
  • CUSIP: 39762410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.46 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 25,835,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $57.71
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $56.92
  • 52 Week Range: $45.54 - $63.04
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 28.83
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.69
  • P/E Growth: 2.25
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.54 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.41
  • Book Value: $21.58 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.62
  • Annual Dividend: $1.68
  • Dividend Yield: 3.0%
  • EBITDA: $459.5 million
  • Net Margins: 4.91%
  • Return on Equity: 17.50%
  • Return on Assets: 5.77%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.99%
  • Current Ratio: 1.56%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.10%
  • Average Volume: 208,897 shs.
  • Beta: 1.35
  • Short Ratio: 4.63

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 30th. Investors of record on Monday, September 18th will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share on Sunday, October 1st. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 15th. View Greif's Dividend History.

How were Greif's earnings last quarter?

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 30th. The company reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.84 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $961.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $901.76 million. Greif had a return on equity of 17.50% and a net margin of 4.91%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.91 EPS. View Greif's Earnings History.

When will Greif make its next earnings announcement?

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

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

Greif issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.81-2.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.88.

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

7 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Greif's shares. Their predictions range from $47.00 to $66.00. On average, they expect Greif's stock price to reach $57.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Greif.

What are analysts saying about Greif stock?

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

  • 1. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "PANW finished FY17 with robust 4Q results, exceeding consensus estimates across the board including revenue, operating margins, EPS, billings, and CFFO. The strong results were driven by improved productivity and continued progress with PANW’s sales-force reorganization initiatives as well as strong sales of its new appliances (PA-5200, PA-800, PA-220), which debuted in F3Q. PANW’s CFO, Steffan Tomlinson, announced he was retiring and will stay on board until his new successor’s announcement as a search process is initiated—we expect a smooth transition. PANW is entering FY18 following the announcements of many new innovative solutions, including its unique Application Framework (GA in early CY18) Traps 4.0, and GlobalProtect. We believe PANW’s strong quarter and new product traction set a positive tone as FY18 unfolds." (9/1/2017)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We are below guidance on both FY17 adj. EPS and FCF." (6/8/2017)
  • 3. 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 are Greif's key executives?

Greif's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Michael J. Gasser, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Peter G. Watson, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Lawrence A. Hilsheimer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Gary R. Martz, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • DeeAnne J. Marlow, Senior Vice President - Human Resources
  • Michael Cronin, Senior Vice President and Group President, RIPS — EMEA
  • Douglas W. Lingrel, Chief Administrative Officer, Vice President
  • David C. Lloyd, Vice President, Corporate Financial Controller and Treasurer
  • Christopher E. Luffler, Vice President, Business Managerial Controller
  • Matt Eichmann, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

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.

What is Greif's stock price today?

One share of Greif stock can currently be purchased for approximately $56.57.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Greif (NYSE GEF)
Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  125 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  216 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  341
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Greif 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 Greif (NYSE:GEF) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.29)
Consensus Price Target: $57.00 (0.76% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
Price Target History for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
Analysts' Ratings History for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/1/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuy$66.00HighView Rating Details
9/1/2017Bank of America CorporationDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$60.45 -> $63.00HighView Rating Details
8/17/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$55.00LowView Rating Details
6/8/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingSell$47.00MediumView Rating Details
3/17/2017SidotiInitiated CoverageBuy -> BuyLowView Rating Details
3/6/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
3/3/2017DA DavidsonUpgradeUnderperform -> Neutral$47.00 -> $54.00N/AView Rating Details
6/29/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingMarket Perform$36.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 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
12/5/2017$0.91N/AView Earnings Details
8/30/2017Q3 2017$0.84$0.85$901.76 million$961.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/7/2017Q2 2017$0.74$0.67$891.22 million$887.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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: $3.20
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.72$0.72$0.72
Q2 20172$0.69$0.79$0.74
Q3 20172$0.79$0.87$0.83
Q4 20172$0.88$0.94$0.91
Q2 20181$0.86$0.86$0.86
Q4 20181$1.00$1.00$1.00
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
Most Recent Dividend:10/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.68
Dividend Yield:2.97%
Dividend Growth:10.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:105.66% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
58.54% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
49.56% (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: 16.79%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 47.83%
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
7/6/2017Shannon J DienerMajor ShareholderBuy5,189$62.37$323,637.93View SEC Filing  
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)
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Greif (GEF) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/23/2017 by Staff

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