| Packaging Corp of America is a producer of containerboard products and a producer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America. Co. has the following reportable segments: Packaging and Paper. In its Packaging segment, Co.'s containerboard mills produce linerboard and corrugating medium that are papers primarily used in the production of corrugated products, as well as its corrugated products manufacturing plants produce a variety of corrugated packaging products. In its Paper segment, Co. manufactures and sells papers, including both commodity and specialty papers, which may have custom or specialized features such as colors, coatings, high brightness, and recycled content. We show 57 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.