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Is the Ds Smith share price good value at 357p?

Jack Brumby

Ds Smith (LON:SMDS) is a large cap in the Containers & Packaging industry. It is a provider of corrugated packaging in Europe and plastic packaging across the worldRight now the Ds Smith share price appears to represent solid value, as shown in the group's Value Rank of 68. Let's explore this in more detail.


Digging into Ds Smith's Value Rank

Looking at Ds Smith's StockReport, we can see that the group has a:

  • Rolling price to book value of 1.54,
  • Trailing twelve month price to earnings ratio of 10.9
  • Trailing twelve month price to free cashflow of 26.6
  • Rolling dividend yield of 4.64%
  • Trailing twelve-month price to sales ratio of 0.78

This combination of financial traits suggests that, while Ds Smith stock is not the cheapest, it is far from expensive at these levels and is worth considering - especially if it is exposed to other positive stock market factors as well.

Studies indicate that combining factors such as Value, Quality and Momentum is a more effective way of outperforming the market over longer time frames. That's why we have constructed our StockReports to give an instant impression of how well exposed Ds Smith (LON:SMDS) is to these three factors. We go into greater detail on factor investing in this video

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