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Smurfit Kappa

SKG is an integrated manufacturer of paper-based packaging products, with operations in Europe and both North and South Americas. The company manufactures, distributes and sells containerboard, corrugated containers and other paper-based packaging products. The company's European capacity is split between 1.6 million tpy of Kraftliner, 2.7 million tpy of Recycled Linerboard, 4.3 million tpy of Corrguated Packaging and 0.8 million tpy of Other Paper & Board and Solidboard Packaging. The company's American capacity is split between 1.1 million tpy of Containerboard, 1.1 million tpy of Corrugated Packaging and 0.3 million tpy of Other paper & Board. (28 Mar 2018)

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Paper Trails: Soft Pulp, Buy or Build, And More...

Paper Trails: 10 Dec 2018, 4:25 AM ET - We present pulp and paper monthly data, as we note softness developing in the pulp markets. Lecta was weaker on the week due to concerns for management pursuing leveraging M&A. 

Lecta 3Q18: Buy or Build?

Earnings Note: 06 Dec 2018, 10:01 PM ET - Lecta reported 3Q18 earnings in line with our estimates due to higher paper prices and contributions from the specialty business. We review results and management's outlook. 
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Paper Trails: Stocking Pre-Stuffed

Paper Trails: 03 Dec 2018, 4:26 AM ET - Our weekly recap was stocked with news, including WRK Sr. Notes issuance, comments from IP and UFS at an industry conference last week and our Pulp and Paper monthly previews. Also, the US/China reached a deal to suspend new tariffs. 

Progroup 3Q18: Stock Up For Santa

Earnings Note: 29 Nov 2018, 9:48 PM ET - Progroup numbers came in behind our estimated due to a planned inventory build. We review the quarter and its progress on expansion. 

Paper Trails: The Grinch Invades UK, Pulp Wars

Paper Trails: 26 Nov 2018, 4:46 AM ET - AMZN ruins Christmas? Chinese customers pushing back against pulp prices, yet large hardwood manufacturers refuse to reduce pricing in the face of reduced orders. More inside....

Paper Trails: Upgrades, Buybacks, Pulp Market View

Paper Trails: 12 Nov 2018, 4:04 AM ET - Good earnings from RYAM and LPX highlight the week plus an upgrade to IG for STERV. We highlight commentary from the London Pulp Conference from RISI competitor Hawkins Wright.

Ball Corp 3Q18: Cash Can-non

Earnings Note: 01 Nov 2018, 9:55 PM ET - BLL posted strong results as it has fully eclipsed the second anniversary of the Rexam acquisition and reached its leverage target. We review results and update our thoughts on the credit. 
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Smurfit Kappa 3Q18: Sticking to the Script

Earnings Note: 31 Oct 2018, 10:23 PM ET - Smurfit Kappa posted good results and announced another small acquisition. We review results and update our thoughts on the credit. 

Paper Trails: Mixed Bag

Paper Trails: 29 Oct 2018, 5:05 AM ET - Mixed results from 3Q18 earnings thus far, with some misses and and lowered guidance and some meets and affirmations. See our recaps as well as a news run and macro data of interest for the week. 

Stora Enso 3Q18: Solid Growth Continues

Earnings Note: 28 Oct 2018, 9:04 AM ET - Stora reported strong quarterly results, benefiting from its continued transformation, led by consumer board. We update our thoughts on the credit and its path to investment grade. 

International Paper 3Q18: Middle Ground

Earnings Note: 28 Oct 2018, 9:03 AM ET - Good results set the stage for equivocating on debt reduction and shareholder returns. We review the quarter and share our thoughts on the credit. 

Paper Trails: Euro 3Q18 Earnings Preview

Paper Trails: 16 Oct 2018, 10:51 PM ET - We present our Europe earnings preview for 3Q18. We include earnings estimates as well as commentary on commodities, market returns for the quarter and our thoughts on what to listen for on the calls. 

Paper Trails: Hurricanes, Forecasts, Volatility

Paper Trails: 15 Oct 2018, 9:18 AM ET - This week's market recap is headlined by a containerboard market forecast from RISI's annual conference. Hurricane Michael showed some impact on production. Equity market volatility impacted HY. 

Paper Trails: RFP to Sell Catawba, Macro Data

Paper Trails: 08 Oct 2018, 8:29 PM ET - Resolute's agreement to sell its Catawba pulp and paper mill headlines our weekly market recap. We also provide our Paper and Pulp Monthly Data Recaps. 

Paper Trails: Containerboard and SIG's IPO

Paper Trails: 01 Oct 2018, 3:39 AM ET - Included in this week's market summary is our August Containerboard data recap as well as news on the pricing of SIGCBL's IPO on the SIX Swiss exchange. S&P also revised OSBCN's outlook from Stable to Positive. 

Paper Trails: Hurricane Effects and Tariffs Hit

Paper Trails: 24 Sep 2018, 4:57 AM ET - This week we recap the impact Hurricane Florence had on several names under coverage. China imposes 5-10% tariffs on pulp imports. 

Paper Trails: Packaging Activism and IPO's....

Paper Trails: 17 Sep 2018, 4:20 AM ET - Our market recap this week features important news out of Europe. SIG launched its IPO and OI's investors recommended the company to sell its European business. We also present our July Paper and Pulp industry data recaps. 

SIG Combibloc: IPO Launched

Worth Watching: 16 Sep 2018, 9:31 PM ET - SIG Combibloc SIG Combibloc (SIGCBL, Caa1/B-, Market perform) launched its IPO today on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The offering will consist of up to 112,870, 000 shares (Base Case), with a target price range from CHF 10.50 to CHF 13.50/share. Ad ..

SIG Combibloc: Redemption Conditions On Notes

Worth Watching: 12 Sep 2018, 9:13 PM ET - SIG Combibloc (SIGCBL, Caa1/B-, Market perform) on September 3, 2018 announced the redemption of its €675 million 7.750% Secured Notes due 2023. The notes will be redeemed at a price of 103.88 on October 1st if the Redemption Conditions are met ..

Paper Trails: CVO, SIG, KPERST Make Headlines

Paper Trails: 10 Sep 2018, 3:40 AM ET - Moody placed SIGCBL on review for upgrade and Cenveo emerged from Chapter 11. KPERST also appointed a new CFO effective Oct 1st.  

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