Greif Bros. Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:GEF)

About Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF)

Greif Bros. Corporation 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: Non-Paper Containers & Packaging - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Metal & Glass Containers
  • Symbol: NYSE:GEF
  • CUSIP: 39762410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.70558 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 47,845,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $56.57
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $56.14
  • 52 Week Range: $38.52 - $63.04
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 28.19
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.20
  • P/E Growth: 1.96
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.42 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.79
  • Book Value: $20.49 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.76
  • Annual Dividend: $1.68
  • Dividend Yield: 3.0%
  • EBIDTA: $447.5 million
  • Net Margins: 2.81%
  • Return on Equity: 16.17%
  • Return on Assets: 4.95%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.05%
  • Current Ratio: 1.61%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.11%
  • Average Volume: 214,776 shs.
  • Beta: 1.37
  • Short Ratio: 8.45

Frequently Asked Questions for Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF)

What is Greif Bros. Corporation's stock symbol?

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

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

Greif Bros. Corporation declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, June 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 19th will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share on Saturday, July 1st. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.97%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 15th. View Greif Bros. Corporation's Dividend History.

How were Greif Bros. Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, June, 7th. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $887.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $891.22 million. Greif Bros. Corporation had a return on equity of 16.17% and a net margin of 2.81%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.47 EPS. View Greif Bros. Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Greif Bros. Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Greif Bros. Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August, 29th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Greif Bros. Corporation.

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

Greif Bros. Corporation issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, June, 7th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.84-3.02 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.92.

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

7 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Greif Bros. Corporation's stock. Their predictions range from $47.00 to $63.00. On average, they anticipate Greif Bros. Corporation's share price to reach $55.80 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Greif Bros. Corporation.

What are analysts saying about Greif Bros. Corporation stock?

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

  • 1. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We are below guidance on both FY17 adj. EPS and FCF." (6/8/2017)
  • 2. 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 results will benefit from its Transformation plan. Reduction of unplanned downtime, sale of non-core assets, strong liquidity position and share repurchases will also aid results. The company’s share price performance has significantly outperformed the containers-metal glass industry over the past one year. However, sluggish global industrial economy, poor containerboard prices, a strong U.S. dollar and weaker-than-expected seasonal agricultural sales will remain major headwinds for Greif. Again, significant impairment and restructuring charges will hurt its earnings. Further, the company continues to see a very broad slowdown in China. The company has a negative record of earnings surprises in recent quarters." (5/26/2017)
  • 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 Bros. Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Greif Bros. Corporation's key executives?

Greif Bros. Corporation'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

Who owns Greif Bros. Corporation stock?

Greif Bros. Corporation's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Aperio Group LLC (0.03%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.02%), Park National Corp OH (0.01%) and LS Investment Advisors LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own Greif Bros. Corporation stock include Gary R Martz and Shannon J Diener. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Greif Bros. Corporation.

Who sold Greif Bros. Corporation stock? Who is selling Greif Bros. Corporation stock?

Greif Bros. Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Aperio Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Greif Bros. Corporation.

Who bought Greif Bros. Corporation stock? Who is buying Greif Bros. Corporation stock?

Greif Bros. Corporation's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund and LS Investment Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Greif Bros. Corporation.

How do I buy Greif Bros. Corporation stock?

Shares of Greif Bros. 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 Greif Bros. Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Greif Bros. Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $56.60.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE GEF)
Community Ranking:  1.6 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  81 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  177 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  258
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Greif Bros. 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 Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 2 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.43)
Consensus Price Target: $55.80 (1.41% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/16/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$55.00LowView Rating Details
6/10/2017Bank of America CorporationSet Price TargetBuy$61.00 -> $60.00LowView Rating Details
6/11/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$63.00LowView 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 7/21/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF)
Earnings by Quarter for Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF)
Earnings History by Quarter for Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE GEF)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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 Bros. Corporation (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
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF)
Most Recent Dividend:7/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.68
Dividend Yield:2.97%
Dividend Growth:10.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:103.07% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
58.74% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
51.06% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 16.79%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 49.31%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Greif Bros. Corporation (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 Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF)
Latest Headlines for Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF)
DateHeadline logoGreif, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GEF-US : July 17, 2017 - July 17 at 10:19 AM logoGreif Bros. Corporation's (GEF) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at BMO Capital Markets - July 16 at 7:32 AM logoGreif (GEF) Up 2.4% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? - July 10 at 6:57 PM logoShannon J. Diener Purchases 5,189 Shares of Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF) Stock - July 7 at 8:16 PM logoGreif Bros. Corporation (GEF) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - July 3 at 6:52 PM logo$894.08 Million in Sales Expected for Greif Bros. Corporation (NYSE:GEF) This Quarter - July 2 at 10:44 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Greif Bros. Corporation (GEF) to Post $0.84 EPS - June 30 at 11:16 AM logoGreif can do 'virtually any deal we can find,' execs say at NYSE - June 29 at 10:38 PM logoGreif Bros. Corporation (GEF) Downgraded to Sell at BidaskClub - June 29 at 8:38 PM logoGreif, Inc. Announces Highlights of 2017 Investor Day - June 28 at 6:33 PM logoEarnings Highlights and Review: Greif's Quarterly Sales Increased 6%, Adjusted EPS Surged 43% - June 27 at 5:37 PM logoGreif (GEF) Poised to Grow, Slowdown in China Remains a Drag - June 19 at 12:58 PM logoGreif, Inc. : GEF-US: Dividend Analysis : June 19th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : June 19, 2017 - June 19 at 12:58 PM logoCorporate News Blog - Graphic Packaging Holding Announces Carton Craft Acquisition; Set to Expand its Converting Plant Portfolio in Indiana - June 15 at 7:35 PM logoGreif, Inc. Announces Webcast Details for Investor Day on June 28, 2017 - June 14 at 6:42 PM logoETFs with exposure to Greif, Inc. : June 13, 2017 - June 13 at 5:10 PM logoGreif, Inc. :GEF-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : June 12, 2017 - June 12 at 6:12 PM logoBrokers Issue Forecasts for Greif Bros. Corporation's FY2017 Earnings (GEF) - June 12 at 7:44 AM logoBank of America Corporation Reiterates "$60.00" Price Target for Greif Bros. Corporation (GEF) - June 11 at 11:32 PM logoGreif Bros. Corporation's (GEF) "Outperform" Rating Reaffirmed at Robert W. Baird - June 11 at 7:40 PM logoGreif Inc. (GEF) Fell To A 3-Week Low After Q2 Miss - June 9 at 5:50 PM logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine - June 9 at 3:58 PM logoGreif, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GEF-US : June 9, 2017 - June 9 at 10:14 AM logoKeyCorp Research Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for Greif, Inc. (GEF) - June 9 at 8:00 AM logoEdited Transcript of GEF earnings conference call or presentation 8-Jun-17 12:30pm GMT - June 8 at 11:26 PM logoGreif (GEF) Lags Q2 Earnings & Sales Estimates, Trims View - June 8 at 6:24 PM logoFinancial Comparison: WestRock (WRK) & Greif (GEF) - June 8 at 2:26 PM logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Receives "Sell" Rating from KeyCorp - June 8 at 2:16 PM logoGreif Inc. (GEF) Is Falling After Q2 Profit Disappoints - June 7 at 9:58 PM logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.07 EPS - June 7 at 9:20 PM logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance - June 7 at 5:26 PM logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Declares $0.42 Quarterly Dividend - June 7 at 4:58 PM logoGreif Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - June 7 at 4:53 PM logoGreif misses Street 2Q forecasts - June 7 at 4:53 PM logoGreif posts 2Q profit - June 7 at 4:53 PM logoMarket Recon: The Market Is Telling You It Doesn't Trust the Federal Reserve -- Recession Lurking? - June 7 at 10:59 AM logo Analysts Anticipate Greif, Inc. (GEF) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $899.40 Million - June 7 at 8:26 AM logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - June 6 at 6:40 PM logoGreif, Inc. Declares Second Quarter 2017 Dividends - June 6 at 5:49 PM logo$0.71 Earnings Per Share Expected for Greif, Inc. (GEF) This Quarter - June 6 at 12:26 AM logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - May 26 at 2:13 PM 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



Greif Bros. Corporation (GEF) Chart for Friday, July, 21, 2017

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