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: www.greif.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $2.81 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 47,825,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $56.87
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $55.24
  • 52 Week Range: $33.78 - $60.55
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 30.71
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.01
  • P/E Growth: 2.30
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.37 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.83
  • Book Value: $19.97 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.94
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $1.68
  • Dividend Yield: 3.0%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $442.8 million
  • Net Margins: 2.25%
  • Return on Equity: 14.62%
  • Return on Assets: 4.50%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.02%
  • Current Ratio: 1.40%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.98%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 223,152 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 1st. Stockholders 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 15th. View Greif's Dividend History.

How were Greif's earnings last quarter?

Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March, 1st. The company reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $820.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $802.04 million. Greif had a return on equity of 14.62% and a net margin of 2.25%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $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 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 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Greif's stock. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $58.00. On average, they expect Greif's stock 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 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)
  • 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 a number of 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 acquired 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 $58.71.

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 (13.70% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
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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 5/27/2015 forward)

Earnings

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
6/6/2017        
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)

Estimates

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)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
Most Recent Dividend:4/1/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.68
Dividend Yield:2.86%
Dividend Growth:10.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:133.33% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
57.53% (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
3/1/2017quarterly$0.422.79%3/15/20173/17/20174/1/2017
12/7/2016quarterly$0.423.16%12/15/201612/19/20161/1/2017
8/31/2016quarterly$0.423.94%9/15/20169/19/201610/1/2016
6/8/2016quarterly$0.424.55%6/16/20166/20/20167/1/2016
3/2/2016quarterly$0.426.27%3/16/20163/18/20164/1/2016
12/9/2015quarterly$0.425.25%12/17/201512/21/20151/1/2016
9/2/2015quarterly$0.425.85%9/16/20159/18/201510/1/2015
6/3/2015quarterly$0.424.41%6/17/20156/19/20157/1/2015
3/4/2015quarterly$0.423.85%3/17/20153/19/20154/1/2015
12/9/2014quarterly$0.423.71%12/17/201412/19/20141/1/2015
8/27/2014quarterly$0.423.41%9/17/20149/19/201410/1/2014
6/4/2014quarterly$0.423.08%6/18/20146/20/20147/1/2014
2/25/2014quarterly$0.423.3%3/14/20143/18/20144/1/2014
12/10/2013quarterly$0.423.21%12/18/201312/20/20131/1/2014
9/4/2013quarterly$0.423.01%9/18/20139/20/201310/1/2013
6/5/2013quarterly$0.423.28%6/18/20136/20/20137/1/2013
2/26/2013quarterly$0.423.32%3/14/20133/18/20134/1/2013
(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)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
Latest Headlines for Greif (NYSE:GEF)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 26 at 2:13 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif, Inc. Announces 2017 Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 6:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GEF-US : May 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 9:57 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ2 2017 Earnings Estimate for Greif, Inc. (GEF) Issued By KeyCorp
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 18 at 8:06 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 12 at 6:43 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.72 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 8:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif, Inc. Introduces New Branding: Packaging Success Together
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 5:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Cut to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 2:30 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGreif (GEF) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 1:53 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGreif (GEF) Receiving Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 12:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFavorable News Coverage Likely to Affect Greif (GEF) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 4:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBMO Capital Markets Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Greif, Inc. (GEF)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 22 at 3:27 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPositive Media Coverage Likely to Impact Greif (GEF) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 8:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:GEF) : April 21, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 5:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$900.25 Million in Sales Expected for Greif, Inc. (GEF) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 2:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : GEF-US : April 20, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 12:10 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.72 EPS Expected for Greif, Inc. (GEF) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 12:25 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 6:59 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGreif (GEF) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 7:01 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif, Inc. : GEF-US: Dividend Analysis : March 17th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 6, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 9:58 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Is Greif (GEF) Up 3.9% Since the Last Earnings Report?
finance.yahoo.com - April 3 at 10:25 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 12:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBMO Capital Markets Raises Greif, Inc. (GEF) Price Target to $53.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 20 at 12:43 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGreif, Inc. (GEF) Research Coverage Started at Sidoti
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 17 at 4:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif (GEF) Reaffirms Q1 2017 Guidance; Macro Woes Linger
finance.yahoo.com - March 16 at 4:19 PM
nasdaq.com logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Greif, World Fuel Services and Canadian Natural Resources
www.nasdaq.com - March 13 at 11:28 AM
streetinsider.com logoBMO Capital Upgrades Greif Inc. (GEF) to Market Perform - StreetInsider.com
www.streetinsider.com - March 11 at 9:21 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoGreif, Inc. (gef.b) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.63
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 10 at 9:03 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDA Davidson Upgrades Greif, Inc. (GEF) to “Neutral”
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 9 at 10:48 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoGREIF INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Stat
biz.yahoo.com - March 7 at 5:08 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoGreif upgraded by Wells Fargo
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 6 at 5:03 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoGREIF INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report
biz.yahoo.com - March 3 at 5:25 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of GEF earnings conference call or presentation 2-Mar-17 3:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - March 2 at 10:38 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoMid-Afternoon Market Update: Crude Oil Down 2%; Ameresco Shares Spike Higher
feeds.benzinga.com - March 2 at 3:42 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo4:21 pm Greif misses by $0.04, beats on revs; reaffirms FY17 EPS guidance in-line
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 1 at 10:07 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoGREIF INC Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders, Other Events, Financial Statements
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 1 at 5:04 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoGreif Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
us.rd.yahoo.com - March 1 at 5:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif posts 1Q profit
finance.yahoo.com - March 1 at 5:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWhy Earnings Season Could Be Great for Greif Inc. (GEF) - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - March 1 at 12:18 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ1 2017 Greif Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close
biz.yahoo.com - March 1 at 12:18 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif, Inc. Declares First Quarter 2017 Dividends
finance.yahoo.com - February 28 at 5:34 PM
zacks.com logoWhy Earnings Season Could Be Great for Greif Inc. (GEF)
www.zacks.com - February 28 at 8:49 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif, Inc. Releases 2016 Sustainability Report and Announces Winner of 2016 Michael J. Gasser Sustainability Award
finance.yahoo.com - February 24 at 6:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif’s Commitment to Health, Safety and Environmental Protection
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 10:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif, Inc. Announces Date for Investor Day 2017
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 5:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif Paper Packaging and Services Receives Award for Outstanding Customer Service
finance.yahoo.com - February 16 at 5:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif, Inc. Announces 2017 First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 6:09 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreif upgraded by BofA/Merrill
finance.yahoo.com - January 27 at 7:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoZacks.com featured highlights: Extended Stay America, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Barnes & Noble, Universal Health Services and Greif
finance.yahoo.com - January 23 at 11:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWill Greif's (GEF) Strategic Plan Help Counter Headwinds?
finance.yahoo.com - January 9 at 6:15 PM

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