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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
COT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 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 0.26
COT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. COT: 0.26 )
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: 0.26
0.17
0.47
Interest Coverage 2.96
COT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 20.15 vs. COT: 2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
COT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.99 Max: 3.27
Current: 2.96
0.07
3.27
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.60
M-Score: -2.85
WACC vs ROIC
3.95%
16.02%
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 (%) 3.61
COT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. COT: 3.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
COT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.86  Med: 4.21 Max: 6.1
Current: 3.61
-6.86
6.1
Net-margin (%) 0.43
COT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. COT: 0.43 )
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: 0.43
-7.45
5.1
ROE (%) -0.15
COT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 10.03 vs. COT: -0.15 )
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: -0.15
-42.33
24.91
ROA (%) 0.43
COT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. COT: 0.43 )
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: 0.43
-13.63
8.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.76
COT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. COT: 10.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
COT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.44  Med: 12.43 Max: 20.22
Current: 10.76
-23.44
20.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.20
COT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 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: 1.40 Max: 9.2
Current: 0.2
-7.7
9.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.90
COT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. COT: -9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55.4  Med: 6.65 Max: 93.9
Current: -9.9
-55.4
93.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -34.50
COT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. COT: -34.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COT' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.5  Med: 6.80 Max: 299.1
Current: -34.5
-34.5
299.1
» COT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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

Joel Greenblatt 534,655 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 36,883 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

Joel Greenblatt 946,379 sh (+77.01%)
Mario Gabelli 733,800 sh (+8.10%)
Jim Simons 2,855,800 sh (+4.25%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q1 2016

COT Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 27,985 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,403,900 sh (+19.19%)
Joel Greenblatt 946,886 sh (+0.05%)
Mario Gabelli 731,800 sh (-0.27%)
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Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Non-Alcoholic » Beverages - Soft Drinks
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Traded in other countries:BCB.Canada, GC6.Germany,
Cott Corp manufactures & sells beverages. It offers products such as carbonated soft drinks, shelf stable juice & juice-based products, clear, flavored waters, energy drinks & shots, sports products, ready-to-drink teas & alcoholic beverages.

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 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.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 42.55
COT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 22.78 vs. COT: 42.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 9.81
COT's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. COT: 9.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
COT' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.78  Med: 9.09 Max: 344
Current: 9.81
4.78
344
P/B 2.09
COT's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. COT: 2.09 )
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: 3.74
Current: 2.09
0.18
3.74
P/S 0.54
COT's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. COT: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
COT' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.54
0.03
0.98
PFCF 12.61
COT's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 23.52 vs. COT: 12.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
COT' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 8.36 Max: 447.04
Current: 12.61
1.22
447.04
POCF 6.50
COT's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 12.54 vs. COT: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
COT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 4.93 Max: 18.34
Current: 6.5
0.6
18.34
EV-to-EBIT 31.92
COT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
83% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 17.32 vs. COT: 31.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
COT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -553.1  Med: 13.55 Max: 293.4
Current: 31.92
-553.1
293.4
EV-to-EBITDA 10.37
COT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
65% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 12.39 vs. COT: 10.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
COT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: 8.70 Max: 611.2
Current: 10.37
-21.2
611.2
Current Ratio 1.34
COT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. COT: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
COT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.75
Current: 1.34
1.05
2.75
Quick Ratio 0.82
COT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. COT: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
COT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.64
Current: 0.82
0.63
1.64
Days Inventory 46.35
COT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
62% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 54.80 vs. COT: 46.35 )
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: 46.35
26.96
48.6
Days Sales Outstanding 40.19
COT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 45.09 vs. COT: 40.19 )
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: 40.19
31.25
50.91
Days Payable 40.16
COT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
64% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 50.78 vs. COT: 40.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
COT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.08  Med: 32.88 Max: 46.31
Current: 40.16
21.08
46.31

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.61
COT's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. COT: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
COT' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 2.26 Max: 3.69
Current: 1.61
0.62
3.69
Forward Dividend Yield 1.61
COT's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. COT: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.61
COT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
72% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. COT: 1.61 )
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: 2.26 Max: 3.69
Current: 1.61
0.62
3.69
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.70
COT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. COT: 0.70 )
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: -9.8  Med: -1.10 Max: 1.5
Current: 0.7
-9.8
1.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.15
COT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. COT: 1.15 )
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: 1.15
0.1
41.7
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
COT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. COT: 1.50 )
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: 1.14 Max: 4.08
Current: 1.5
0.13
4.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.10
COT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. COT: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
COT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 6.50 Max: 13.7
Current: 3.1
0.3
13.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.90
COT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 6.17 vs. COT: 10.90 )
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  Med: 10.50 Max: 91.3
Current: 10.9
-25
91.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,933
EPS (TTM) $ -0.01
Beta0.87
Short Percentage of Float2.17%
52-Week Range $8.96 - 16.70
Shares Outstanding (Mil)122.68

Analyst Estimate


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Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 3,981 4,401 4,331
EPS ($) 0.37 0.63 0.86
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.37 0.63 0.86
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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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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