DELAWARE, Ohio, June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B), a world leader in industrial packaging products and services, today announced second quarter 2019 results.
Second Quarter Highlights include (all results compared to the second quarter of 2018 unless otherwise noted):
"Greif produced solid financial results in fiscal second quarter 2019 despite the continuation of trade-related market softness in parts of our global Rigid Packaging segment and a more challenging demand environment in our Paper Packaging segment in the U.S.," said Pete Watson, Greif's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Second quarter Adjusted EBITDA rose by roughly 31.0 percent versus the prior year quarter, while Class A earnings per share, excluding the impact of adjustments, increased by more than 6.5 percent."
"We completed the Caraustar acquisition during the quarter and are currently integrating these operations in a disciplined manner. I am pleased with the energy and pace of the integration, but I am most impressed with how well our teams have come together. Through their collective efforts, the combined team has uncovered a variety of operational enhancements and new synergies not previously identified during the due diligence process."
"We have revised our fiscal 2019 guidance slightly higher, despite expected continuation of market demand challenges for the remainder of the fiscal year. Looking beyond 2019, the long term fundamentals for our business remain favorable as we integrate Caraustar into our business and advance ongoing value optimization activities in our global portfolio. Our team remains focused on delivering exceptional value for our shareholders and customers."
Read the full release on the Investor site of Greif.com.