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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
BERY's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
69% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. BERY: 0.01 )
BERY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Equity to Asset -0.03
BERY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. BERY: -0.03 )
BERY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.1   Max: -0.03
Current: -0.03

-0.1
-0.03
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.33
M-Score: -2.70
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.45
BERY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. BERY: 6.45 )
BERY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 8.31
Current: 6.45

0.92
8.31
Net-margin (%) 1.22
BERY's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. BERY: 1.22 )
BERY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.56   Max: 1.23
Current: 1.22

-6.56
1.23
ROA (%) 1.12
BERY's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. BERY: 1.12 )
BERY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.46   Max: 1.11
Current: 1.12

-11.46
1.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.32
BERY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.76 vs. BERY: 16.32 )
BERY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 21.42
Current: 16.32

4.6
21.42
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

BERY Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 93,097 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 61,026 sh (+152.27%)
Ron Baron 4,964,785 sh (+0.45%)
David Tepper 1,252,302 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

BERY Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 242,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 231,637 sh (+148.81%)
Steven Cohen 272,900 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 4,822,991 sh (-2.86%)
David Tepper 663,937 sh (-46.98%)
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Q3 2014

BERY Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 23,623 sh (New)
Jim Simons 331,900 sh (+43.28%)
David Tepper Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 231,668 sh (-4.31%)
Ron Baron 4,500,000 sh (-6.7%)
Steven Cohen 32,200 sh (-88.2%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BERY

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Tepper 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.24%$23.8 - $26.21 $ 28.314%0
David Tepper 2014-06-30 Reduce -46.98%0.15%$22.13 - $25.84 $ 28.319%663937
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Add 36.47%0.14%$17.02 - $24.15 $ 28.338%4441612
David Tepper 2012-12-31 New Buy0.46%$13.48 - $16.01 $ 28.393%1325100
Ron Baron 2012-12-31 New Buy0.28%$13.48 - $16.01 $ 28.393%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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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 58.50
BERY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. BERY: 58.50 )
BERY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 32.1   Max: 82.05
Current: 58.5

32.1
82.05
P/S 0.70
BERY's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. BERY: 0.70 )
BERY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.7

0.29
0.7
PFCF 11.10
BERY's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 142.36 vs. BERY: 11.10 )
BERY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.67   Max: 12.77
Current: 11.1

5.67
12.77
EV-to-EBIT 22.74
BERY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.35 vs. BERY: 22.74 )
BERY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.4   Max: 23.1
Current: 22.74

15.4
23.1
Current Ratio 1.77
BERY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. BERY: 1.77 )
BERY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.77

1.68
1.95
Quick Ratio 0.99
BERY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BERY: 0.99 )
BERY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 1.14
Current: 0.99

0.87
1.14

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.30
BERY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. BERY: 1.30 )
BERY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.14
Current: 1.3

0.57
1.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.20
BERY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BERY: 4.20 )
BERY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 6.5
Current: 4.2

4.2
6.5

Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers
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Traded in other countries:BP0.Germany
Berry Plastics Group Inc is a provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials with a track record of delivering customized solutions to the customers. The Company sell their solutions into consumer-oriented end-markets, such as food and beverage, healthcare, and personal care.
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