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Sonoco Products Company manufactures and sells industrial and consumer packaging products in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company operates in four segments: Consumer Packaging, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, Display and Packaging, and Protective Solutions. The Consumer Packaging segment offers round composite cans, shaped rigid paperboard containers, fiber caulk/adhesive tubes, aluminum, steel, and peel able membrane easy-open closures for composite and metal cans; plastic bottles, jars, jugs, cups, and trays; and printed flexible packaging, rotogravure cylinder engraving, and global brand management products. The Paper and Industrial Converted Products segment provides recycled paperboard, chipboard, tubeboard, lightweight corestock, boxboard, linerboard, corrugating medium, and specialty grades; and paperboard tubes and cores, molded plugs, and reels, as well as is engaged in the collection, processing, and recycling of old corrugated containers, paper, plastics, metal, glass, and other recyclable materials. The Display and Packaging segment offers point-of-purchase displays, custom packaging, fulfillment, primary package filling, supply chain management, and paperboard specialty products. The Protective Solutions segment provides engineered, custom-designed protective, temperature-assurance, and retail security packaging solutions. Sonoco Products Company was formerly known as Southern Novelty Company. The company was founded in 1899 and is based in Hartsville, South Carolina.

19,900 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/3/14
Founded in 1899

sonoco products co (SON) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $795.1K
Executive Chairman and Member of Executive Co...
Total Annual Compensation: $289.2K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $445.9K
Senior Vice President of Global Industrial Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $497.3K
Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Pack...
Total Annual Compensation: $489.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

sonoco products co (SON) Key Developments

Sonoco Products Company Announces Retirement of Lloyd W. Newton from its Board of Directors

On December 24, 2014, Lloyd W. Newton retired from the Board of Directors of Sonoco Products Company having reached the age of 72, the mandatory retirement age for members of the Board.

Sonoco Revises Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2014

Sonoco revised earnings guidance for the full year 2014. The company expects base earnings to be at the high end or slightly higher than the company's previously announced guidance of $0.59 to $0.64 and $2.46 to $2.51 per diluted share, respectively. Base earnings and base earnings per diluted share are non-GAAP financial measures adjusted to remove restructuring charges, asset impairment charges, acquisition expenses and other items, if any, the exclusion of which the company believes improves comparability and analysis of the underlying financial performance of the business. The company is projecting to generate approximately $424 million in cash from operations in 2014 and free cash flow of approximately $110 million after spending $185 million on capital and $129 million on cash dividends to shareholders. The company provided earnings guidance for the full year 2015. The company expects base earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $2.63 to $2.73, with a projected midpoint target of $2.68 per diluted share. The company's mid-point guidance assumes $0.28 per share improvement from the company's base operations stemming from a combination of volume growth, a positive price/cost relationship, productivity gains and a reduced share count. In addition, the company expects to achieve $0.10 per share in earnings accretion from the recently completed acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group. The company is projecting cash from operations of $505 million and free cash flow of $154 million. The company pointed out the higher cash from operations is being driven by improved earnings and the add-back of depreciation, both of which are favorably impacted by the addition of Weidenhammer and lower pension contributions. Capital spending is expected to increase to approximately $218 million in 2015 due primarily to higher investments in the company's consumer-related businesses.

Sonoco Eyes Acquisitions

Sonoco Products Co. (NYSE:SON) is looking for acquisition opportunities. Jack Sanders, Chief Executive Officer and President of Sonoco, said that we will continue to make accretive acquisitions, which, on average, should provide about an additional 2% of annualized growth.


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