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FALSE2019Q20000091767--12-31The year-end condensed consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of 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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 FORM 10-Q
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2019
or
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                      to                     
Commission File No. 001-11261
SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY 
Incorporated under the laws
of South Carolina
I.R.S. Employer Identification
No. 57-0248420
1 N. Second St.
Hartsville, South Carolina 29550
Telephone: 843/383-7000

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading
Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
No par value common stockSONNew York Stock Exchange, LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes    No  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes      No  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. 
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes      No  
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock at July 19, 2019:
Common stock, no par value: 100,076,838




SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY
INDEX
 
Item 1.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
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Item 2.
Item 6.

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Part I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
Item 1. Financial Statements.
SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited)
(Dollars and shares in thousands) 
June 30,
2019
December 31,
2018*
Assets
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$96,295 $120,389 
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowances784,907 737,420 
Other receivables100,384 111,915 
Inventories, net:
Finished and in process178,795 174,115 
Materials and supplies333,454 319,649 
Prepaid expenses85,185 55,784 
1,579,020 1,519,272 
Property, Plant and Equipment, Net1,233,615 1,233,821 
Goodwill1,310,638 1,309,167 
Other Intangible Assets, Net328,617 352,037 
Deferred Income Taxes48,100 47,297 
Right of Use Asset-Operating Leases304,655 — 
Other Assets140,919 121,871 
Total Assets$4,945,564 $4,583,465 
Liabilities and Equity
Current Liabilities
Payable to suppliers$554,431 $556,011 
Accrued expenses and other348,609 322,958 
Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt357,222 195,445 
Accrued taxes14,626 8,516 
1,274,888 1,082,930 
Long-term Debt, Net of Current Portion1,188,026 1,189,717 
Noncurrent Operating Lease Liabilities258,549 — 
Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits178,075 374,419 
Deferred Income Taxes116,569 64,273 
Other Liabilities75,837 99,848 
Sonoco Shareholders’ Equity
Common stock, no par value
Authorized 300,000 shares
100,075 and 99,829 shares issued and outstanding
at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
7,175 7,175 
Capital in excess of stated value305,750 304,709 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(723,846)(740,913)
Retained earnings2,251,279 2,188,115 
Total Sonoco Shareholders’ Equity1,840,358 1,759,086 
Noncontrolling Interests13,262 13,192 
Total Equity1,853,620 1,772,278 
Total Liabilities and Equity$4,945,564 $4,583,465 

*The year-end condensed consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
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SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (unaudited)
(Dollars and shares in thousands except per share data)
 
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 30, 2019July 1, 2018June 30, 2019July 1, 2018
Net sales$1,359,721 $1,366,373 $2,711,426 $2,670,560 
Cost of sales1,084,385 1,089,913 2,165,969 2,143,498 
Gross profit275,336 276,460 545,457 527,062 
Selling, general and administrative expenses132,213 141,031 274,774 278,472 
Restructuring/Asset impairment charges13,355 3,567 24,027 6,630 
Operating profit129,768 131,862 246,656 241,960 
Non-operating pension costs5,550 513 11,591 222 
Interest expense16,798 16,217 32,830 31,012 
Interest income846 1,090 1,493 2,530 
Income before income taxes108,266 116,222 203,728 213,256 
Provision for income taxes28,491 30,293 51,115 53,649 
Income before equity in earnings of affiliates79,775 85,929 152,613 159,607 
Equity in earnings of affiliates, net of tax1,511 3,716 2,441 4,963 
Net income81,286 89,645 155,054 164,570 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests(127)(233)(232)(1,103)
Net income attributable to Sonoco$81,159 $89,412 $154,822 $163,467 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic100,759 100,568 100,700 100,482 
Diluted101,178 101,040 101,129 100,965 
Per common share:
Net income attributable to Sonoco:
Basic$0.81 $0.89 $1.54 $1.63 
Diluted$0.80 $0.88 $1.53 $1.62 
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
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SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 30, 2019July 1, 2018June 30, 2019July 1, 2018
Net income$81,286 $89,645 $155,054 $164,570 
Other comprehensive income/(loss):
Foreign currency translation adjustments9,745 (64,587)6,773 (41,604)
Changes in defined benefit plans, net of tax1,807 9,422 8,963 15,239 
Changes in derivative financial instruments, net of tax(481)(2,312)1,383 (1,265)
Other comprehensive income/(loss)$11,071 $(57,477)$17,119 $(27,630)
Comprehensive income92,357 32,168 $172,173 $136,940 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests(127)(233)(232)(1,103)
Other comprehensive (income)/loss attributable to noncontrolling interests(172)2,107 (52)1,677 
Comprehensive income attributable to Sonoco$92,058 $34,042 $171,889 $137,514 
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
CHANGES IN TOTAL EQUITY (unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
Total
Equity
Common SharesCapital in
Excess of
Stated Value
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
Retained
Earnings
Noncontrolling
Interests
OutstandingAmount
December 31, 2017$1,730,060 99,414 $7,175 $330,157 $(666,272)$2,036,006 $22,994 
Net income74,925 74,055 870 
Other comprehensive income:
Translation gain22,982 22,553 429 
Defined benefit plan adjustment, net of tax5,817 5,817 
Derivative financial instruments, net of tax1,047 1,047 
Other comprehensive income:$29,846 $29,417 $429 
Dividends(39,535)(39,535)
Issuance of stock awards479 227 479 
Shares repurchased(4,088)(78)(4,088)
Stock-based compensation3,048 3,048 
Impact of new accounting pronouncements1,721 (176)1,897 
April 1, 2018$1,796,456 99,563 $7,175 $329,596 $(637,031)$2,072,423 $24,293 
Net income89,645 89,412 $233 
Other comprehensive income/(loss):
Translation loss:(64,587)(62,480)(2,107)
Defined benefit plan adjustment, net of tax9,422 9,422 
Derivative financial instruments, net of tax(2,312)(2,312)
Other comprehensive loss:$(57,477)$(55,370)$(2,107)
Dividends(41,306)(41,306)
Issuance of stock awards329 24 329 
Shares repurchased(471)(9)(471)
Stock-based compensation3,074 3,074 
Noncontrolling interest from acquisition15 15 
July 1, 2018$1,790,265 99,578 $7,175 $332,528 $(692,401)$2,120,529 $22,434 
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
CHANGES IN TOTAL EQUITY (unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
Total EquityCommon SharesCapital in
Excess of
Stated Value
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
Retained
Earnings
Noncontrolling
Interests
OutstandingAmount
December 31, 2018$1,772,278 99,829 $7,175 $304,709 $(740,913)$2,188,115 $13,192 
Net income73,768 73,663 105 
Other comprehensive income/(loss):
Translation loss(2,972)(2,852)(120)
Defined benefit plan adjustment, net of tax7,156 7,156 
Derivative financial instruments, net of tax1,864 1,864 
Other comprehensive income/(loss)$6,048 $6,168 $(120)
Dividends(41,534)(41,534)
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests(214)(214)
Issuance of stock awards399 340 399 
Shares repurchased(7,395)(133)(7,395)
Stock-based compensation4,560 4,560 
Impact of new accounting pronouncements(6,771)(6,771)
March 31, 2019$1,801,139 100,036 $7,175 $302,273 $(734,745)$2,213,473 $12,963 
Net income81,286 81,159 $127 
Other comprehensive income/(loss):
Translation gain9,745 9,573 172 
Defined benefit plan adjustment, net of tax1,807 1,807 
Derivative financial instruments, net of tax(481)(481)
Other comprehensive income$11,071 $10,899 $172 
Dividends(43,353)(43,353)
Issuance of stock awards326 58 326 
Shares repurchased(1,155)(19)(1,155)
Stock-based compensation4,306 4,306 
June 30, 2019$1,853,620