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Pro-Pac Packaging Limited is a packaging & containers business based in Australia. Pro-Pac Packaging shares (PPG) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Pro-Pac Packaging has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $461.6 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Pro-Pac Packaging

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
  3. Search for Pro-Pac Packaging . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PPG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Pro-Pac Packaging reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At today's price, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Pro-Pac Packaging . Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Pro-Pac Packaging share price

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Pro-Pac Packaging shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
52-week range$0.1297 - $0.2417
50-day moving average $0.2012
200-day moving average $0.2012
Target price$0.26
PE ratio 24.375
Dividend yield $0.006 (3.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.008

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Is it a good time to buy Pro-Pac Packaging stock?

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Pro-Pac Packaging price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$0.2

1 week (2021-06-11) 2.56%
1 month (2021-05-19) -2.44%
3 months (2021-03-18) 2.56%
6 months (2020-12-18) -4.76%
1 year (2020-06-18) 0.2
2 years (2019-06-18) 73.91%
3 years (2018-06-18) -48.05%
5 years (2016-06-17) -51.11%

Is Pro-Pac Packaging under- or over-valued?

Valuing Pro-Pac Packaging stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Pro-Pac Packaging 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Pro-Pac Packaging 's P/E ratio

Pro-Pac Packaging 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Pro-Pac Packaging shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Pro-Pac Packaging 's EBITDA

Pro-Pac Packaging 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $21.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Pro-Pac Packaging 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Pro-Pac Packaging financials

Revenue TTM $461.6 million
Operating margin TTM 2.55%
Gross profit TTM $195.2 million
Return on assets TTM 1.97%
Return on equity TTM 4.54%
Profit margin 1.4%
Book value 0.177
Market capitalisation $158.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Pro-Pac Packaging share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 65% of net profits

Recently Pro-Pac Packaging has paid out, on average, around 65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.33% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pro-Pac Packaging shareholders could enjoy a 3.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pro-Pac Packaging 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.006 per share.

Pro-Pac Packaging 's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Pro-Pac Packaging share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pro-Pac Packaging 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.1297 up to $0.2417. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Pro-Pac Packaging 's is 0.4096. This would suggest that Pro-Pac Packaging 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Pro-Pac Packaging overview

Pro-Pac Packaging Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and distribution of industrial, flexible, and rigid packaging products in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. It operates through: Flexibles, Industrial, and Rigid segments. The Flexibles segment manufactures flexible packaging materials products, such as stretch and shrink wrap, agricultural silage packaging, fresh produce bags, barrier and lidding films, and industrial protective films. The Industrial segment sources and distributes industrial packaging materials and related consumer products. The Rigid segment manufactures, sources, and distributes containers, closures, and related products and services. It offers cartons, flexible films, plastic bottles, lids and closures, food processing products, packaging products to the fresh produce industry, industrial and protective packaging products, strapping and wrapping, and pallet wrapping machines, safety and PPE products, washroom and janitorial products. The company also provides void fill solutions; bags and liners; cleaning supplies; labels and warehouse products; and sign products. It supplies a range of products and services to industry segments comprising primary produce, food and food processing, and warehousing and logistics, as well as agricultural, industrial, and commercial markets; and retail and FMCG markets. Pro-Pac Packaging Limited was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Reservoir, Australia.

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