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Cardboard and Paperboard Container & Box Manufacturers

SIC 2650 | NAICS 322200

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

Select from the following page sections or scroll below to see a complete listing of available resources:

Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources


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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

Sample report is available online.

Association of Independent Corrugated Converters
BoxScore Magazine
http://www.aiccbox.org/
Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for the corrugated, folding carton, and rigid container manufacturing industries, with topics covered including industry trends, sales, management, finance, production, design, and more. Current and prior issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.

FBA
Data Services Reports
http://www.fibrebox.org/  Select options from "Data" drop-down menu
Various reports included in this section provide detailed statistical data on production, shipments, inventory, demand, and consumption for corrugated and containerboard products in the U.S. and Canada. Reports are available to members only; select individual reports from the "Data" drop-down menu for more information.

Paperboard Packaging Council
Industry Overview / How to Make a Folding Carton
http://www.paperbox.org/overview / folding-carton
Introductory section provides an overview of the folding carton and rigid container manufacturing industry, with information provided including historical trend data, a list of top companies, and expected growth in sales and volume over the next few years, while the "How to Make a Folding Carton" section provides an in-depth look at the processes involved in manufacturing a folding carton. All information can be viewed free online

Freedonia Group
Corrugated & Paperboard Boxes
http://www.freedoniagroup.com/  Search for "corrugated"
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. corrugated and paperboard container industry, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by product (e.g., corrugated and solid fiber, folding and set-up paperboard) and market (e.g., food and beverage, durable and nondurable goods, nonmanufacturing). Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

GIA Research
Corrugated and Paperboard Boxes
http://www.strategyr.com/
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the market for these products in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including industry and product overview; market analysis and trends; historical and forecast sales volume by product segment and end-use market; and key company profiles. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

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Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
Corrugated and Paperboard Container Manufacturers
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "3222"
Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed analysis available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level. Sample reports are available online.

FBA
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Key Performance Indicator Report
http://www.fibrebox.org/kpi
Annual key performance indicator survey provides financial and operating performance measures for corrugated products manufacturers at a plant level, with performance measures including sales/costs/profit ratios, balance sheet data (e.g., inventory, receivables, fixed assets), and other key operating statistics broken out by company type, plant type, size, and location. Survey is available to participants only.

Independent Sheet Plant Operating Ratio Survey
http://www.fibrebox.org/operating-ratio-survey
Annual operating ratio survey allows users to compare their sheet plant operation with other similar plant operations by sales range, with operating ratios including operating expense line items as a percentage of sales, in dollars, and in dollars per MSF (thousand square feet). Survey is available to participants only.


Paperboard Packaging Council
Performance Report for Management
http://www.paperbox.org/benchmarking
Performance report allows users to compare their annual and quarterly financial and operating ratios with the mean, median, high, and low ratios reported by other folding carton and rigid container manufacturers for the same periods. Reports are available to participants only; contact association for more information.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys


Association of Independent Corrugated Converters
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Salary, Hourly Wage & Benefit Survey
http://www.aiccbox.org/publications
Biennial compensation survey provides salary, wage, and benefits information for management, staff, and production personnel employed by independent corrugator and sheet plant operators in the U.S. and Canada, with compensation data broken out by plant type and geographic region.

Sales Compensation Survey
http://www.aiccbox.org/publications
Biennial sales compensation survey provides base salary, commission, bonus, and benefits information for sales personnel employed by independent corrugator and sheet plant operators in the U.S. and Canada, with compensation information broken out by plant type and geographic region.


FBA
Online Database / Labor Report / Wage and Fringe Benefit Study
http://www.fibrebox.org/data-services
Data sources listed above provide information on wage rates and increases (e.g. straight-time hourly rates, shift differentials) and fringe benefits ( e.g., holidays, vacation time, pension, 401(k), and insurance benefits) for union and non-union FBA member plants. Data sources are available to members only.

Paperboard Packaging Council
Compensation Lite
http://www.paperbox.org/benchmarking
Compensation report allows users to compare salaries and wages for personnel employed by folding carton and rigid box manufacturers by geographic region over a three-year period, and also includes information on topics such as bonus structure, sales compensation, and production incentives on a rotating basis. Reports are available to participants only; contact association for more information.

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Business Valuation Resources


BVMarketData
Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company sales transactions by business description for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.


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