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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 0.04
BLL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
88% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. BLL: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BLL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.04
0.02
0.29
Equity to Asset 0.13
BLL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. BLL: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BLL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.13
0.12
0.36
Interest Coverage 4.23
BLL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. BLL: 4.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BLL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.44  Med: 4.57 Max: 5.58
Current: 4.23
3.44
5.58
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.94
M-Score: -2.83
WACC vs ROIC
9.00%
14.40%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.57
BLL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.33 vs. BLL: 7.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BLL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.95  Med: 9.22 Max: 10.02
Current: 7.57
6.95
10.02
Net-margin (%) 3.51
BLL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. BLL: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BLL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.81  Med: 4.89 Max: 6.13
Current: 3.51
3.81
6.13
ROE (%) 25.97
BLL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.82 vs. BLL: 25.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BLL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.43  Med: 31.32 Max: 41.64
Current: 25.97
22.43
41.64
ROA (%) 3.46
BLL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. BLL: 3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BLL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.74  Med: 6.07 Max: 6.98
Current: 3.46
4.74
6.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.57
BLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.81 vs. BLL: 17.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BLL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.79  Med: 27.42 Max: 29.87
Current: 17.57
22.79
29.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.50
BLL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. BLL: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 12.75 Max: 20.8
Current: 5.5
2.9
20.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.20
BLL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BLL: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.5  Med: 12.55 Max: 79.6
Current: 4.2
-15.5
79.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.70
BLL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. BLL: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.7  Med: 12.95 Max: 113.9
Current: 7.7
-2.7
113.9
» BLL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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

Jim Simons 665,264 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 101,110 sh (-47.05%)
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Q2 2015

BLL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 575 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,832,789 sh (New)
Richard Perry 3,400,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 33,360 sh (-67.01%)
Jim Simons 95,364 sh (-85.67%)
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Q3 2015

BLL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 130,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 125,235 sh (+21680.00%)
Jim Simons 304,564 sh (+219.37%)
Richard Perry 3,478,000 sh (+2.29%)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 5,776 sh (-82.69%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 30.50
BLL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
77% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. BLL: 30.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BLL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.14  Med: 15.64 Max: 33.99
Current: 30.5
9.14
33.99
Forward P/E 18.98
BLL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
89% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.31 vs. BLL: 18.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 30.50
BLL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
77% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. BLL: 30.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BLL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.17  Med: 15.54 Max: 33.99
Current: 30.5
9.17
33.99
P/B 7.04
BLL's P/B is ranked lower than
96% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. BLL: 7.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BLL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 4.20 Max: 10.92
Current: 7.04
2
10.92
P/S 1.12
BLL's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. BLL: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BLL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.25
Current: 1.12
0.39
1.25
PFCF 19.94
BLL's PFCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.61 vs. BLL: 19.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BLL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.31  Med: 16.50 Max: 131.5
Current: 19.94
7.31
131.5
POCF 9.58
BLL's POCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. BLL: 9.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BLL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.28  Med: 8.75 Max: 15.2
Current: 9.58
5.28
15.2
EV-to-EBIT 22.80
BLL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. BLL: 22.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BLL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 12.20 Max: 25.4
Current: 22.8
9.1
25.4
EV-to-EBITDA 14.84
BLL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
72% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.18 vs. BLL: 14.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BLL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 8.70 Max: 16.5
Current: 14.84
6.1
16.5
PEG 3.24
BLL's PEG is ranked lower than
66% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. BLL: 3.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BLL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.39 Max: 8.9
Current: 3.24
0.3
8.9
Shiller P/E 27.51
BLL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 20.75 vs. BLL: 27.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BLL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.31  Med: 24.45 Max: 41.89
Current: 27.51
15.31
41.89
Current Ratio 1.05
BLL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. BLL: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BLL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.32 Max: 1.73
Current: 1.05
0.95
1.73
Quick Ratio 0.66
BLL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BLL: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BLL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.66
0.44
1.14
Days Inventory 53.71
BLL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
59% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 60.97 vs. BLL: 53.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BLL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 50.52  Med: 55.30 Max: 61.37
Current: 53.71
50.52
61.37
Days Sales Outstanding 40.41
BLL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 66.71 vs. BLL: 40.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BLL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.03  Med: 32.86 Max: 40.65
Current: 40.41
21.03
40.65
Days Payable 82.00
BLL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
74% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 51.59 vs. BLL: 82.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BLL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.49  Med: 44.36 Max: 70.85
Current: 82
38.49
70.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.80
BLL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
89% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. BLL: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BLL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.8
0.54
1.35
Dividend Payout 0.24
BLL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. BLL: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BLL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.16 Max: 3.17
Current: 0.24
0.04
3.17
Dividend Growth (3y) 22.90
BLL's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. BLL: 22.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
BLL' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.10 Max: 37.5
Current: 22.9
0
37.5
Forward Dividend Yield 0.80
BLL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
91% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. BLL: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.51
BLL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. BLL: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BLL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.69  Med: 2.60 Max: 4.24
Current: 2.51
1.69
4.24
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.50
BLL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. BLL: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BLL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.3  Med: 3.30 Max: 6.7
Current: 5.5
-1.3
6.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.38
BLL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. BLL: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BLL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.15 Max: 7.89
Current: 1.38
0.81
7.89
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.99
BLL's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
68% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BLL: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.46
BLL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BLL: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BLL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.54
Current: 1.46
0.34
1.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.40
BLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BLL: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BLL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 8.20 Max: 10.9
Current: 4.4
3.9
10.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 8.96
BLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. BLL: 8.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BLL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.4  Med: 15.80 Max: 47.1
Current: 8.96
8.4
47.1

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $7997
EPS $ 2.14
Beta1.22
Short Percentage of Float7.47%
52-Week Range $57.95 - 77.20
Shares Outstanding(Mil)136.32

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 7,997 8,140 8,298
EPS($) 3.28 3.52 3.44
EPS without NRI($) 3.28 3.52 3.44

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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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