Sonoco is a global provider of packaging products and services, delivering innovative solutions to industrial and consumer businesses. Th e world’s largest producer of composite cans and a leader in rigid paperboard containers. Sonoco today serves industrial and consumer customers in 85 nations with variety of industries and for many of the world’s most recognized brands.
Net sales $4,122,385
Gross profit1 724,030
Price/earnings ratio 14.2
Net income 164,608
Return on total equity 11.7%
Headquartered in Hartsville, S.C., USA
"Our strategy to rebalance our business mix toward consumer markets, which historically have been less sensitive to economic downturns and provide more opportunities for growth, proved very effective in 2008."