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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 0.04
BERY's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Rubber & Plastics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. BERY: 0.04 )
BERY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset -0.04
BERY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 1175 Companies
in the Global Rubber & Plastics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. BERY: -0.04 )
BERY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.1   Max: -0.04
Current: -0.04

-0.1
-0.04
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.23
M-Score: -2.84
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 8.31
BERY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Rubber & Plastics industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. BERY: 8.31 )
BERY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 8.31
Current: 8.31

0.92
8.31
Net-margin (%) 1.23
BERY's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Rubber & Plastics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. BERY: 1.23 )
BERY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.56   Max: 1.23
Current: 1.23

-6.56
1.23
ROA (%) 1.11
BERY's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1172 Companies
in the Global Rubber & Plastics industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. BERY: 1.11 )
BERY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.73   Max: 1.11
Current: 1.11

-5.73
1.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.89
BERY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Rubber & Plastics industry.

( Industry Median: 13.58 vs. BERY: 20.89 )
BERY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 20.89
Current: 20.89

2.3
20.89
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BERY Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Ron Baron 3,254,651 sh (+17.07%)
David Tepper 1,325,100 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

BERY Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 17,721 sh (New)
Ron Baron 4,441,612 sh (+36.47%)
David Tepper 1,303,702 sh (-1.61%)
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Q3 2013

BERY Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 128,084 sh (+622.78%)
Ron Baron 5,313,533 sh (+19.63%)
David Tepper 1,277,802 sh (-1.99%)
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Q4 2013

BERY Guru Trades in Q4 2013

David Tepper 1,252,302 sh (-2%)
Ron Baron 4,942,533 sh (-6.98%)
Steven Cohen 24,191 sh (-81.11%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BERY

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Add 36.47%0.14%$17.02 - $24.15 $ 22.9912%4441612
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 New Buy0.28%$13.48 - $16.01 $ 22.9957%2780000
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Guru Investment Theses on Berry Plastics Group Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Berry Plastics Group Inc. - Nov 21, 2013

Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (BERY) is a leading plastics packaging company. The stock fell 9.5% in the third quarter as earnings continued to disappoint. During its Investor Day, Berry Plastics management lowered its upcoming quarter's guidance based on higher input costs and sluggish volumes. On the positive side, Versalite, its innovative plastic cup, is being tested by Subway for cold drinks and by a large midwest convenience store for hot drinks. We remain convinced this cup has significant potential. (David Goldsmith)

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds third quarter 2013 report.


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Baron Funds Comments on Berry Plastics Group - Aug 07, 2013

Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (BERY) is a leading plastics packaging company. The stock rose 15.9% in the quarter after pricing a secondary offering in the hole into which we bought more stock. Berry is nearing the launch of its innovative plastic Versatile cup, which we think can take significant share from Styrofoam and paper cups now used for hot and cold drinks.

From Ron Baron’s second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on Berry Plastics Group - Feb 20, 2013

Our largest purchase in the quarter was Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (BERY), a successful 45 year old packaging company that went public this quarter. Berry is the second largest plastic packaging producer in the U.S., serving stable end-markets and long-standing blue chip customers. The company has a long tradition of delivering high quality customized solutions to its customers based on proprietary research and unique development and manufacturing technologies. It has grown organically and through acquisitions to over $5 billion in sales and is a market leader in each of its lines of business.

We are excited about Berry as an investment for three reasons. First, we expect growth to accelerate as the company introduces two new breakthrough products (a plastic cup for hot drinks and a plastic can that can substitute for metal and glass containers). Second, we expect substantial free cash flow to be generated, which will be used for debt reduction, thereby creating value for the equity. And third, we believe the trading multiple will expand to more properly reflect the company's strong franchise, superior growth profile and improving balance sheet. We think these three factors can lead to a double in the stock, although we cannot guarantee it.

From Baron Funds' fourth quarter commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about Berry Plastics Group Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Berry Plastics Group Inc.
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (BERY) is a leading plastics packaging company. The stock fell 9.5% in the third quarter as earnings continued to disappoint. During its Investor Day, Berry Plastics management lowered its upcoming quarter's guidance based on higher input costs and sluggish volumes. On the positive side, Versalite, its innovative plastic cup, is being tested by Subway for cold drinks and by a large midwest convenience store for hot drinks. We remain convinced this cup has significant potential. (David Goldsmith) Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Berry Plastics Group
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (BERY) is a leading plastics packaging company. The stock rose 15.9% in the quarter after pricing a secondary offering in the hole into which we bought more stock. Berry is nearing the launch of its innovative plastic Versatile cup, which we think can take significant share from Styrofoam and paper cups now used for hot and cold drinks. Read more...
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 37.90
BERY's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Rubber & Plastics industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. BERY: 37.90 )
BERY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 35.99   Max: 82.05
Current: 37.9

35.99
82.05
P/S 0.60
BERY's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 1198 Companies
in the Global Rubber & Plastics industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. BERY: 0.60 )
BERY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.6

0.29
0.62
PFCF 9.10
BERY's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Rubber & Plastics industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. BERY: 9.10 )
BERY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.67   Max: 12.77
Current: 9.1

5.67
12.77
EV-to-EBIT 16.90
BERY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 1050 Companies
in the Global Rubber & Plastics industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. BERY: 16.90 )
BERY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.4   Max: 17.7
Current: 16.9

15.4
17.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.10
BERY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 1113 Companies
in the Global Rubber & Plastics industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BERY: 1.10 )
BERY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.14
Current: 1.1

0.6
1.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.90
BERY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Rubber & Plastics industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. BERY: 5.90 )
BERY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 6.5
Current: 5.9

5.7
6.5

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Rubber & Plastics
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Traded in other countries:BP0.Germany
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a provider of plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials. Its products include thermoform drink cups, thin-wall containers, blow-molded bottles, specialty closures, prescription vials & specialty plastic films.

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