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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
COT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. COT: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
COT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.05 Max: N/A
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset 0.22
COT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
91% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. COT: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
COT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.47
Current: 0.22
0.17
0.47
Interest Coverage 0.40
COT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 24.43 vs. COT: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
COT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 2.45 Max: 5.46
Current: 0.4
0.07
5.46
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.24
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
2.46%
4.17%
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 (%) 1.56
COT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. COT: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
COT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.86  Med: 4.68 Max: 10.5
Current: 1.56
-6.86
10.5
Net-margin (%) 1.34
COT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. COT: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
COT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.45  Med: 1.61 Max: 5.46
Current: 1.34
-7.45
5.46
ROE (%) 2.71
COT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 vs. COT: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
COT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -42.33  Med: 7.55 Max: 25.62
Current: 2.71
-42.33
25.62
ROA (%) 1.39
COT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. COT: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
COT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.63  Med: 2.54 Max: 8.6
Current: 1.39
-13.63
8.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.38
COT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. COT: 6.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
COT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -23.07  Med: 15.50 Max: 35.73
Current: 6.38
-23.07
35.73
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.20
COT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. COT: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.7  Med: 1.60 Max: 9.1
Current: 0.2
-7.7
9.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -8.70
COT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. COT: -8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -55.6  Med: 7.35 Max: 92.8
Current: -8.7
-55.6
92.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -34.50
COT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. COT: -34.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
COT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

COT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 99,687 sh (+86.68%)
Jim Simons 2,168,200 sh (+25.30%)
Mario Gabelli 481,800 sh (+19.32%)
Charles Brandes 177,980 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 453,215 sh (-6.58%)
Zeke Ashton 200,000 sh (-38.22%)
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Q4 2014

COT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 3,193,600 sh (+47.29%)
Mario Gabelli 546,000 sh (+13.33%)
Charles Brandes 177,980 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 58,611 sh (-87.07%)
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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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 82.50
COT's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
89% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. COT: 82.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
COT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.96  Med: 22.35 Max: 247.67
Current: 82.5
5.96
247.67
Forward P/E 26.74
COT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 18.76 vs. COT: 26.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 83.60
COT's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
90% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. COT: 83.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
COT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.97  Med: 22.52 Max: 240.79
Current: 83.6
5.97
240.79
P/B 1.58
COT's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. COT: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
COT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.38 Max: 4.66
Current: 1.58
0.18
4.66
P/S 0.44
COT's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. COT: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
COT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.37 Max: 1.22
Current: 0.44
0.03
1.22
PFCF 19.53
COT's PFCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 19.31 vs. COT: 19.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
COT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.23  Med: 8.58 Max: 603.5
Current: 19.53
1.23
603.5
POCF 7.60
COT's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 13.73 vs. COT: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
COT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 5.09 Max: 18.57
Current: 7.6
0.6
18.57
EV-to-EBIT 53.01
COT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
88% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 17.93 vs. COT: 53.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
COT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -189.7  Med: 13.70 Max: 1292.3
Current: 53.01
-189.7
1292.3
Shiller P/E 33.40
COT's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 26.30 vs. COT: 33.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
COT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.08  Med: 23.71 Max: 864
Current: 33.4
3.08
864
Current Ratio 1.15
COT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. COT: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
COT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 1.47 Max: 3.26
Current: 1.15
1.05
3.26
Quick Ratio 0.74
COT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. COT: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
COT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.74
0.63
1.83
Days Inventory 46.92
COT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
58% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 54.29 vs. COT: 46.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
COT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 26.26  Med: 32.80 Max: 54.46
Current: 46.92
26.26
54.46
Days Sales Outstanding 53.83
COT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
59% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 47.04 vs. COT: 53.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
COT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.25  Med: 40.15 Max: 50.91
Current: 53.83
31.25
50.91

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.26
COT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
55% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. COT: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
COT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 2.64 Max: 3.69
Current: 2.26
0.62
3.69
Dividend Payout 1.44
COT's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
95% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. COT: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
COT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.44 Max: 3
Current: 1.44
0.31
3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.24
COT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
59% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. COT: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
COT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 2.64 Max: 3.69
Current: 2.24
0.62
3.69
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
COT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
51% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. COT: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
COT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.6  Med: -1.80 Max: -10.2
Current: -0.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.88
COT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. COT: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
COT' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.78 Max: 41.7
Current: 0.88
0.1
41.7
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
COT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. COT: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
COT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.14 Max: 3.98
Current: 1.2
0.13
3.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.90
COT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. COT: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
COT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 7.10 Max: 15.1
Current: 1.9
0.1
15.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.90
COT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. COT: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
COT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -27  Med: 10.85 Max: 91.3
Current: 6.9
-27
91.3

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
EPS($) 0.30 0.53 0.81
EPS without NRI($) 0.30 0.53 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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Cott Announces Date for Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call Jul 09 2015 
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Cott Announces Intention to Offer $615 Million of Senior Notes Dec 01 2014 
Critical Outcome Technologies Completes Private Placement Nov 26 2014 
Cott Announces Date for DS Services Modeling Conference Call Nov 17 2014 

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