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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
67% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. BLL: 0.04 )
BLL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.29
Current: 0.04

0.01
0.29
Equity to Asset 0.16
BLL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
70% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BLL: 0.16 )
BLL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.16

0.12
0.37
Interest Coverage 4.33
BLL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. BLL: 4.33 )
BLL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 5.58
Current: 4.33

2.2
5.58
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.14
M-Score: -2.93
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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.76
BLL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. BLL: 10.76 )
BLL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.69   Max: 10.1
Current: 10.76

-0.69
10.1
Net-margin (%) 5.67
BLL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. BLL: 5.67 )
BLL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.69   Max: 6.13
Current: 5.67

-2.69
6.13
ROE (%) 43.09
BLL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. BLL: 43.09 )
BLL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.72   Max: 35.35
Current: 43.09

-16.72
35.35
ROA (%) 6.26
BLL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. BLL: 6.26 )
BLL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4   Max: 7.07
Current: 6.26

-4
7.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 29.41
BLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.61 vs. BLL: 29.41 )
BLL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.98   Max: 33.2
Current: 29.41

-1.98
33.2
Revenue Growth (%) 10.90
BLL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. BLL: 10.90 )
BLL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.9   Max: 20.8
Current: 10.9

-2.9
20.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 8.70
BLL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. BLL: 8.70 )
BLL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.5   Max: 79.6
Current: 8.7

-15.5
79.6
EPS Growth (%) -2.70
BLL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BLL: -2.70 )
BLL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.2   Max: 119
Current: -2.7

-14.2
119
» BLL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

BLL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,400,660 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 28,777 sh (-47.21%)
Steven Cohen 12,552 sh (-95.29%)
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Q4 2013

BLL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 305,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 97,306 sh (+238.14%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Steven Cohen 8,535 sh (-32%)
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Q1 2014

BLL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 419,310 sh (+37.07%)
Joel Greenblatt 127,044 sh (+30.56%)
Steven Cohen 5,660 sh (-33.68%)
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Q2 2014

BLL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 146,047 sh (+14.96%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BLL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 30.56%0.02%$48.27 - $56.09 $ 67.8928%127044
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 238.14%0.08%$44.64 - $51.79 $ 67.8939%97306
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$44.64 - $51.79 $ 67.8939%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -47.21%0.05%$42.08 - $46.46 $ 67.8951%28777
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 47.23%0.04%$43.46 - $47.58 $ 67.8949%57514
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 76.76%0.04%$41.31 - $45.46 $ 67.8956%39063
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 99.84%0.03%$39.67 - $43.53 $ 67.8962%22100
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 47.87%0.01%$38.62 - $43.57 $ 67.8964%11059
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.03%$36.25 - $42.64 $ 67.8986%7479
John Hussman 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.31%$30.22 - $35.88 $ 67.8998%0
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.00
BLL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.10 vs. BLL: 20.00 )
BLL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.14   Max: 22.1
Current: 20

9.14
22.1
P/B 7.70
BLL's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. BLL: 7.70 )
BLL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2   Max: 7.84
Current: 7.7

2
7.84
P/S 1.10
BLL's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. BLL: 1.10 )
BLL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.15
Current: 1.1

0.39
1.15
PFCF 11.90
BLL's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 82.67 vs. BLL: 11.90 )
BLL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.31   Max: 131.48
Current: 11.9

7.31
131.48
EV-to-EBIT 13.92
BLL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.45 vs. BLL: 13.92 )
BLL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 15.8
Current: 13.92

3.3
15.8
PEG 1.87
BLL's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BLL: 1.87 )
BLL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 2
Current: 1.87

0.31
2
Shiller P/E 25.30
BLL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 38.78 vs. BLL: 25.30 )
BLL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.03   Max: 49.28
Current: 25.3

10.03
49.28
Current Ratio 1.23
BLL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. BLL: 1.23 )
BLL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 1.73
Current: 1.23

0.95
1.73
Quick Ratio 0.71
BLL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BLL: 0.71 )
BLL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 1.14
Current: 0.71

0.44
1.14

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 230 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. BLL: 0.80 )
BLL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.35
Current: 0.8

0.54
1.35
Dividend Payout 0.16
BLL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
91% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. BLL: 0.16 )
BLL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 3.17
Current: 0.16

0.04
3.17
Dividend growth (3y) 37.50
BLL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
98% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. BLL: 37.50 )
BLL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 37.5
Current: 37.5

0
37.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.95
BLL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
54% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. BLL: 2.95 )
BLL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 4.97
Current: 2.95

1.99
4.97
Share Buyback Rate 6.70
BLL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. BLL: 6.70 )
BLL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.7   Max: -1.3
Current: 6.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
BLL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. BLL: 1.30 )
BLL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 7.89
Current: 1.3

0.81
7.89
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
BLL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BLL: 1.50 )
BLL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.4
Current: 1.5

0.35
1.4
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.90
BLL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BLL: 1.90 )
BLL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 8.63
Current: 1.9

0.41
8.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.20
BLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. BLL: 7.20 )
BLL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.3   Max: 30.6
Current: 7.2

6.3
30.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.89
BLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.04 vs. BLL: 13.89 )
BLL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 11.4   Max: 49.2
Current: 13.89

11.4
49.2

Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers
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Ball Corporation 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: 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 around the world. The Company also provides aerospace and other technologies and services to governmental and commercial customers within its aerospace and technologies segment. Its packaging businesses were responsible for 90 percent of its net sales, with the remaining 10 percent contributed by its aerospace business. 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 innovative 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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