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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
COT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. COT: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
COT' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.05 Max: N/A
Current: 0.04
Equity to Asset 0.22
COT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. COT: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
COT' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.47
Current: 0.22
0.17
0.47
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.26
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
3.30%
19.21%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.85
COT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 7.17 vs. COT: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
COT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.86  Med: 4.20 Max: 6.1
Current: 1.85
-6.86
6.1
Net-margin (%) 1.32
COT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. COT: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
COT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.45  Med: 1.11 Max: 5.1
Current: 1.32
-7.45
5.1
ROE (%) 3.22
COT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. COT: 3.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
COT' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.33  Med: 4.02 Max: 24.91
Current: 3.22
-42.33
24.91
ROA (%) 1.37
COT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. COT: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
COT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.63  Med: 1.69 Max: 8.6
Current: 1.37
-13.63
8.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.42
COT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. COT: 3.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
COT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.07  Med: 12.42 Max: 19.27
Current: 3.42
-23.07
19.27
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.20
COT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. COT: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COT' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.7  Med: 1.60 Max: 9.1
Current: 0.2
-7.7
9.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -14.00
COT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. COT: -14.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55.6  Med: 7.35 Max: 92.8
Current: -14
-55.6
92.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -33.40
COT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. COT: -33.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COT' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.4  Med: 6.80 Max: 299.1
Current: -33.4
-33.4
299.1
» COT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

COT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 637,357 sh (+16.73%)
Jim Simons 3,300,900 sh (+3.36%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Charles Brandes 19,600 sh (-88.99%)
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Q2 2015

COT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

George Soros 75,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 702,700 sh (+10.25%)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Jim Simons 3,021,341 sh (-8.47%)
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Q3 2015

COT Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 36,883 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 534,655 sh (New)
George Soros Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 678,800 sh (-3.40%)
Jim Simons 2,739,500 sh (-9.33%)
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Q4 2015

COT Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 733,800 sh (+8.10%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 60.67
COT's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
88% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 23.23 vs. COT: 60.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
COT' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.96  Med: 22.92 Max: 247.67
Current: 60.67
5.96
247.67
Forward P/E 19.61
COT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 17.51 vs. COT: 19.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 62.05
COT's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
83% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 23.69 vs. COT: 62.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
COT' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.97  Med: 23.10 Max: 240.79
Current: 62.05
5.97
240.79
P/B 1.63
COT's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. COT: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
COT' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.39 Max: 3.81
Current: 1.63
0.18
3.81
P/S 0.34
COT's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. COT: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
COT' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.37 Max: 1.06
Current: 0.34
0.03
1.06
PFCF 14.10
COT's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 20.52 vs. COT: 14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
COT' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 8.51 Max: 603.5
Current: 14.1
1.23
603.5
POCF 5.78
COT's POCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 12.28 vs. COT: 5.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
COT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 5.08 Max: 18.57
Current: 5.78
0.6
18.57
EV-to-EBIT 89.30
COT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
95% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 17.54 vs. COT: 89.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
COT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -650.3  Med: 13.30 Max: 293.4
Current: 89.3
-650.3
293.4
EV-to-EBITDA 12.07
COT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
57% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 12.45 vs. COT: 12.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
COT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: 8.10 Max: 611.2
Current: 12.07
-21.2
611.2
Current Ratio 1.15
COT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. COT: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
COT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.44 Max: 2.75
Current: 1.15
1.05
2.75
Quick Ratio 0.72
COT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. COT: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
COT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.64
Current: 0.72
0.63
1.64
Days Inventory 45.15
COT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
69% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 55.53 vs. COT: 45.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
COT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.96  Med: 35.26 Max: 48.6
Current: 45.15
26.96
48.6
Days Sales Outstanding 45.02
COT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
53% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 45.39 vs. COT: 45.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
COT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.25  Med: 37.47 Max: 50.91
Current: 45.02
31.25
50.91

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.56
COT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
60% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. COT: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
COT' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 2.41 Max: 3.69
Current: 2.56
0.62
3.69
Dividend Payout 1.24
COT's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
96% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. COT: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
COT' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.50 Max: 6
Current: 1.24
0.33
6
Forward Dividend Yield 2.54
COT's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. COT: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.56
COT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. COT: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
COT' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 2.41 Max: 3.69
Current: 2.56
0.62
3.69
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.30
COT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. COT: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
COT' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.2  Med: -1.80 Max: 0.6
Current: -0.3
-10.2
0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.82
COT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. COT: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
COT' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.79 Max: 41.7
Current: 0.82
0.1
41.7
Price/Median PS Value 0.97
COT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. COT: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
COT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.13 Max: 3.98
Current: 0.97
0.13
3.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.11
COT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. COT: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
COT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 6.70 Max: 13.7
Current: 1.11
0.3
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.09
COT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 7.79 vs. COT: 6.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
COT' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.2  Med: 10.50 Max: 91.3
Current: 6.09
-25.2
91.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2789
EPS $ 0.18
Beta0.75
Short Percentage of Float2.60%
52-Week Range $7.73 - 11.87
Shares Outstanding(Mil)109.69

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 4,132 4,153 4,203 4,178
EPS($) 0.25 0.45 0.67 0.81
EPS without NRI($) 0.25 0.45 0.67 0.81

Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Non-Alcoholic » Beverages - Soft Drinks
Compare:KO, PEP, KOF, SODA, CCLAY » details
Traded in other countries:BCB.Canada, GC6.Germany,
Cott Corp was incorporated in Canada on July 25, 1955. The Company is a non-alcoholic beverage company. The Company along with its subsidiaries is engaged in the production of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. The Company's products line includes carbonated soft drinks, 100% shelf stable juice and juice-based products, clear, still and sparkling flavored waters, energy drinks, sports products, new age beverages, and ready-to-drink teas, as well as alcoholic beverages for brand owners. The Company operates through three reporting segments-North America, which includes U.S. operating segment and Canada operating segment; United Kingdom, which includes United Kingdom reporting unit and Continental European reporting unit, and All Other, which includes Mexico operating segment, Royal Crown International operating segment and other Miscellaneous Expenses. The Company also manufactures beverages on a contract basis for certain customers. It supplies to over 500 retailers, licensed and Company-owned brands in four geographies. It also sells CSD concentrates and non-carbonated concentrates in approximately 50 countries. Its manufacturing footprint encompasses 34 strategically located beverage manufacturing and fruit processing facilities, including 20 in the United States, five in Canada, six in the United Kingdom and one in Mexico, as well as one vertically-integrated concentrate manufacturing facility in Columbus, Georgia. The total square footage of beverage production and fruit processing facilities is approximately 3.7 million square feet in United States; 0.9 million square feet in Canada; 1.0 million square feet in United Kingdom; and 0.1 million square feet in Mexico. In addition to water, the principal raw materials required to produce its products are aluminum cans and ends, PET bottles, caps and preforms, labels, cartons and trays, sweeteners, such as HFCS and sugar, fruit concentrates and fruit. The Company is engaged in a variety of research and development activities to develop new products, improve the quality of existing products, modernize production processes, and develop new technologies to enhance the quality of both current and proposed product lines. The Company competes with soft drink companies, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle Waters North America and Dr. Pepper Snapple, & also juice brands such as Welch's, Ocean Spray and Mott's. The production, distribution and sale in the United States of many of its products are subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Lanham Act, state consumer protection laws, federal, state and local workplace health and safety laws, various federal, state and local environmental protection laws and various other federal, state and local statutes and regulations applicable to the production, transportation, sale, safety, advertising, labeling and ingredients of such products.
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: VALE, AEM, COT, FRAN Nov 02 2014 
Here’s Why Cott Corporation Is a Long-Term Buy May 20 2014 
Cott Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Mar 15 2011 
Cott Corp. (COT) CEO Jeremy S G Fowden buys 2,585 Shares Nov 12 2010 
Cott Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 04 2010 
Cott Corp. (COT) CEO Jeremy S G Fowden buys 15,076 Shares Mar 26 2009 
Cott Corp. (COT) CEO Jeremy S G Fowden buys 93,632 Shares Mar 23 2009 
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: Ann Taylor Stores Corp., Cott Corp., OMNI Energy Services Corp., Sinclair Mar 21 2009 
Cott Corp. (COT) CFO Juan R Figuereo buys 100,000 Shares Mar 20 2009 
Cott Corp. (COT) CFO Juan R Figuereo buys 100,000 Shares Mar 18 2009 

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