Why invest in Huhtamaki

Our vision is to be the first choice in food packaging. Our purpose is to help great products reach more people, more easily.

1. We’re a global specialist in food and drink packaging and have leading positions in our three business areas

  • #1 foodservice packaging company operating globally
  • #1 fiber packaging company globally
  • #1 flexible packaging company in emerging markets
  • Favorable market trends create growth opportunities in consumer food and drink packaging: more people, more middle class, more urban, more sustainable

2. Our long-term ambition is to achieve 5+% annual organic growth, supported by similar growth via acquisitions

  • All together about 70% of our business is in the fast-growing emerging markets, and in North America
  • We have major brand owners with high growth agendas as customers: Large global customers account for approx. 30% of our net sales
  • We have resources to follow our customers and expand geographically
  • We have increased our focus on innovations and invest in expanding our product offering
  • Our global manufacturing footprint and local market knowledge support our customers growth agendas

3. We have proven financial and operational track record and resources to continue growing

  • In 2013–2017, we have invested approx. EUR 800 million in organic growth.
  • Our EBIT margin has improved from 7.1% in 2013 to 9.0% in 2017 and ROI from 12.1% to 13.6% respectively
  • We have a strong financial position: Funds available for acquisitions are approx. EUR 400–500 million while keeping our Net debt / EBITDA between the target range of 2-3 (1.8 at the end of December 2017)
  • We target for stable and growing dividend: target payout ratio 40–50% of EPS (40% in 2015 and 2016)