| Packaging Corporation of America is a producer of containerboard products and a producer of uncoated freesheet paper. Co.'s segments include: Packaging, which produces a variety of corrugated packaging products, including shipping containers, multi-color boxes and displays, and honeycomb protective packaging, as well as produces packaging for meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, processed food, beverages, and other industrial and consumer products; Paper, which manufactures and sells papers, including both commodity and specialty papers; and Corporate and Other, which includes transportation assets, such as rail cars and trucks, to transport Co.'s products to and from its manufacturing sites. We show 49 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our PKG shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute PKG market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing PKG market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing PKG's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of PKG versus a peer is one thing; comparing
PKG market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like PKG can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching PKG by allowing them to research the PKG market cap history.