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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
BLL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
86% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. BLL: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BLL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.07
0.01
0.29
Equity to Asset 0.12
BLL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. BLL: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BLL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.12
0.12
0.37
Interest Coverage 5.24
BLL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
74% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. BLL: 5.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BLL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 4.27 Max: 5.59
Current: 5.24
2.2
5.59
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.15
M-Score: -2.88
WACC vs ROIC
9.20%
13.99%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.80
BLL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. BLL: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BLL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.69  Med: 7.98 Max: 10.1
Current: 8.8
-0.69
10.1
Net-margin (%) 4.68
BLL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. BLL: 4.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BLL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.69  Med: 4.43 Max: 6.13
Current: 4.68
-2.69
6.13
ROE (%) 36.28
BLL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.95 vs. BLL: 36.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BLL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.72  Med: 29.09 Max: 42.1
Current: 36.28
-16.72
42.1
ROA (%) 5.18
BLL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. BLL: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BLL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4  Med: 5.31 Max: 7.07
Current: 5.18
-4
7.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.10
BLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. BLL: 22.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BLL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.98  Med: 25.99 Max: 33.2
Current: 22.1
-1.98
33.2
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.50
BLL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. BLL: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 12.60 Max: 20.8
Current: 5.5
2.9
20.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
BLL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BLL: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.5  Med: 13.20 Max: 79.6
Current: 4.2
-15.5
79.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.70
BLL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. BLL: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.2  Med: 10.00 Max: 119
Current: 7.7
-14.2
119
» BLL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

BLL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 146,047 sh (+14.96%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2014

BLL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 184,594 sh (+26.39%)
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Q4 2014

BLL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 190,947 sh (+3.44%)
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Q1 2015

BLL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 4,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 665,264 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 101,110 sh (-47.05%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 25.04
BLL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. BLL: 25.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BLL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.14  Med: 15.47 Max: 26.63
Current: 25.04
9.14
26.63
Forward P/E 16.81
BLL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.41 vs. BLL: 16.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 25.90
BLL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
68% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. BLL: 25.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BLL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.17  Med: 15.32 Max: 26.63
Current: 25.9
9.17
26.63
P/B 10.29
BLL's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BLL: 10.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BLL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2  Med: 4.18 Max: 10.92
Current: 10.29
2
10.92
P/S 1.17
BLL's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. BLL: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BLL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.25
Current: 1.17
0.39
1.25
PFCF 18.75
BLL's PFCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 20.14 vs. BLL: 18.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BLL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.37  Med: 16.12 Max: 131.48
Current: 18.75
7.37
131.48
POCF 10.31
BLL's POCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.65 vs. BLL: 10.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BLL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.28  Med: 8.71 Max: 15.2
Current: 10.31
5.28
15.2
EV-to-EBIT 20.62
BLL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.93 vs. BLL: 20.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BLL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 12.40 Max: 18.7
Current: 20.62
3.3
18.7
PEG 3.01
BLL's PEG is ranked lower than
59% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. BLL: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BLL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.31 Max: 4.02
Current: 3.01
0.31
4.02
Shiller P/E 25.97
BLL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.99 vs. BLL: 25.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BLL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.03  Med: 20.04 Max: 44.74
Current: 25.97
10.03
44.74
Current Ratio 1.21
BLL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BLL: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BLL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.34 Max: 1.73
Current: 1.21
0.95
1.73
Quick Ratio 0.70
BLL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BLL: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BLL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.7
0.44
1.14
Days Inventory 54.68
BLL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
53% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 58.37 vs. BLL: 54.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BLL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 48.52  Med: 56.67 Max: 71.01
Current: 54.68
48.52
71.01
Days Sales Outstanding 38.76
BLL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 65.24 vs. BLL: 38.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BLL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 17.03  Med: 32.33 Max: 46.06
Current: 38.76
17.03
46.06

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.72
BLL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
88% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BLL: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BLL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.72
0.54
1.35
Dividend Payout 0.19
BLL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. BLL: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BLL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.16 Max: 3.17
Current: 0.19
0.04
3.17
Dividend growth (3y) 22.90
BLL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. BLL: 22.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BLL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 6.30 Max: 37.5
Current: 22.9
0
37.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.26
BLL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
51% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. BLL: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BLL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.69  Med: 2.67 Max: 4.24
Current: 2.26
1.69
4.24
Share Buyback Rate 5.50
BLL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. BLL: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BLL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.7  Med: 3.30 Max: -1.3
Current: 5.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.61
BLL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. BLL: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BLL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.15 Max: 7.89
Current: 1.61
0.81
7.89
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.69
BLL's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
60% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. BLL: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.52
BLL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. BLL: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BLL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.53
Current: 1.52
0.34
1.53
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.78
BLL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. BLL: 3.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BLL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.31 Max: 8.63
Current: 3.78
0.41
8.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.94
BLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BLL: 4.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BLL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.89  Med: 8.10 Max: 30.6
Current: 4.94
4.89
30.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.84
BLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. BLL: 10.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BLL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 10.7  Med: 16.20 Max: 49.7
Current: 10.84
10.7
49.7

Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers
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Ball Corp was organized in 1880 and incorporated in the state of Indiana in 1922. The Company is a supplier of metal and plastic packaging to the beverage, food and household products industries. The Company reports four reportable segments namely metal beverage packaging, Americas and Asia; metal beverage packaging, Europe; metal food and household products packaging, Americas; and aerospace and technologies. Its packaging products are produced for a variety of end uses and are manufactured in plants internationally. The Company also provides aerospace and other technologies and services to governmental and commercial customers within its aerospace and technologies segment. Its largest product lines are aluminum and steel beverage containers. It also produce steel food containers and steel and aluminum aerosol containers for beverages, food, personal care and household products, as well as steel paint cans, decorative steel tins and aluminum slugs. The Company sells its packaging products mainly to major beverage, food, personal care and household products companies with which it has developed long-term customer relationships. It sells a majority of its packaging products to relatively few major companies in North America, Europe, the People's Republic of China (PRC), Brazil and Argentina, as do its equity joint ventures in the U.S. and Vietnam. Its customers include: Anheuser-Busch InBev n.v./s.a., Heineken N.V., MillerCoors LLC, PepsiCo Inc. and its affiliated bottlers, SABMiller plc, The Coca-Cola Company and its affiliated bottlers, and Unilever N.V. The Company's aerospace business is of designing, development and manufacturing of aerospace systems for civil, commercial and national security aerospace markets. It produces spacecraft, instruments and sensors, radio frequency systems and components, data exploitation solutions and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products that enable deep space missions. The Company and its customers and suppliers are subject to various federal, state and provincial laws and regulations.
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