Morningstar Rating

Stock Research and Analysis

by Todd Wenning, CFA

Bulls Say

Sealed Air's underlying businesses remain solid and will generate enough free cash flow to pay down Diversey-related debt.
Much of Sealed Air's business is based on a razor-and-blade model that produces high levels of valuable recurring revenue.
As one of two multinational companies in the institutional cleaning products market, Diversey will find success selling to other multinational companies that want consistency and a one-stop supplier. Read more 

Bears Say

The Diversey acquisition has been a massive distraction that will eventually weaken the company's competitive advantages.
Diversey operates in a highly fragmented market and has significant exposure to Europe.
The dividend could be at risk if Sealed Air is unable to deleverage its balance sheet or if global economic growth substantially slows. Read more 


We award Sealed Air a Standard stewardship rating. The new management team was dealt a weak hand and we think it has made a number of difficult but necessary capital allocation decisions, such as selling Diversey Japan and the rigid medical packaging   Read more 


Following the Diversey acquisition, Sealed Air reorganized into three reporting segments. The Food Care division includes its legacy food packaging products like Cryovac   Read more 

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