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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 0.08
BLL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. BLL: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BLL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.08
0.02
0.14
Equity-to-Asset 0.21
BLL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. BLL: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BLL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.3
Current: 0.21
0.12
0.3
Interest Coverage 1.93
BLL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 11.09 vs. BLL: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BLL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.93  Med: 4.37 Max: 5.58
Current: 1.93
1.93
5.58
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.27
Beneish M-Score: -1.43
WACC vs ROIC
9.01%
4.84%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 4.85
BLL's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
55% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.71 vs. BLL: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BLL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.84  Med: 9.22 Max: 10.02
Current: 4.85
4.84
10.02
Net Margin % 2.47
BLL's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
64% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. BLL: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BLL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.46  Med: 4.67 Max: 6.13
Current: 2.47
2.46
6.13
ROE % 8.48
BLL's ROE % is ranked higher than
53% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.03 vs. BLL: 8.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BLL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.48  Med: 29.65 Max: 41.64
Current: 8.48
8.48
41.64
ROA % 1.44
BLL's ROA % is ranked lower than
70% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. BLL: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BLL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 5.34 Max: 6.98
Current: 1.44
1.44
6.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 8.27
BLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.97 vs. BLL: 8.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BLL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.27  Med: 26.33 Max: 28.89
Current: 8.27
8.27
28.89
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -0.20
BLL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
66% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. BLL: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BLL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: 12.2 Max: 16.4
Current: -0.2
-0.2
16.4
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -12.10
BLL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
83% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. BLL: -12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BLL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.4  Med: 11.7 Max: 79.5
Current: -12.1
-15.4
79.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -20.10
BLL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
83% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. BLL: -20.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BLL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.1  Med: 9.3 Max: 55.9
Current: -20.1
-20.1
55.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

BLL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

RS Investment Management 296,747 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 576,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 4,312 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 65,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 559,264 sh (+114.22%)
Richard Perry 2,974,800 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 196,848 sh (-4.96%)
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Q2 2016

BLL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 663,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 350,000 sh (+438.46%)
RS Investment Management 441,617 sh (+48.82%)
Jim Simons 630,864 sh (+12.80%)
Leon Cooperman 644,000 sh (+11.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,200 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Richard Perry 2,690,000 sh (-9.57%)
Pioneer Investments 176,984 sh (-10.09%)
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Q3 2016

BLL Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Louis Moore Bacon 33,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 2,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,305,911 sh (+107.00%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Richard Perry Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 584,897 sh (-9.18%)
Pioneer Investments 144,342 sh (-18.44%)
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Q4 2016

BLL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Steven Cohen 620,800 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 130,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,688,711 sh (+29.31%)
Leon Cooperman 660,200 sh (+12.87%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 123,949 sh (-14.13%)
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Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers    NAICS: 332431    SIC: 3411
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Traded in other countries:BL8.Germany,
Ball Corp is a supplier of metal and plastic packaging to the beverage, food and household products industries.

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 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 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 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 ofaerospace 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.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 48.39
BLL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.98 vs. BLL: 48.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BLL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.11  Med: 16.21 Max: 80.68
Current: 48.39
9.11
80.68
Forward PE Ratio 16.75
BLL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. BLL: 16.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 48.39
BLL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
90% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.98 vs. BLL: 48.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BLL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.05  Med: 16.1 Max: 80.68
Current: 48.39
9.05
80.68
PB Ratio 3.65
BLL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. BLL: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BLL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 4.06 Max: 10.9
Current: 3.65
2
10.9
PS Ratio 1.30
BLL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. BLL: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BLL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.49
Current: 1.3
0.39
1.49
EV-to-EBIT 59.36
BLL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
94% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.15 vs. BLL: 59.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BLL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.3  Med: 12.8 Max: 80.8
Current: 59.36
9.3
80.8
EV-to-EBITDA 25.07
BLL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
87% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.08 vs. BLL: 25.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BLL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 9.3 Max: 34.2
Current: 25.07
6.1
34.2
Shiller PE Ratio 30.06
BLL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 24.36 vs. BLL: 30.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
BLL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.31  Med: 24.39 Max: 38.72
Current: 30.06
15.31
38.72
Current Ratio 1.22
BLL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. BLL: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BLL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.24 Max: 1.67
Current: 1.22
0.95
1.67
Quick Ratio 0.75
BLL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. BLL: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BLL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.75
0.44
0.97
Days Inventory 61.26
BLL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
52% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 60.43 vs. BLL: 61.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BLL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.85  Med: 56.13 Max: 61.37
Current: 61.26
53.85
61.37
Days Sales Outstanding 59.13
BLL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 69.43 vs. BLL: 59.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BLL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.03  Med: 34.42 Max: 59.14
Current: 59.13
21.03
59.14
Days Payable 92.57
BLL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
79% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 51.02 vs. BLL: 92.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BLL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.49  Med: 44.76 Max: 92.57
Current: 92.57
38.49
92.57

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.71
BLL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
87% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. BLL: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BLL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.8 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.71
0.54
1.35
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.30
BLL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. BLL: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
BLL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.15 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.3
0.07
0.37
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.71
BLL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
89% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. BLL: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.23
BLL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
76% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. BLL: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BLL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.35
Current: 1.23
0.94
2.35
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.10
BLL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. BLL: -7.10 )
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: -7.1  Med: 2.8 Max: 7.3
Current: -7.1
-7.1
7.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.31
BLL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BLL: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BLL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.22 Max: 7.96
Current: 2.31
0.84
7.96
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.64
BLL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. BLL: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BLL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.9 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.64
0.44
1.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.70
BLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
76% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. BLL: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BLL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 7.8 Max: 10.8
Current: 1.7
1.2
10.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -5.72
BLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
75% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.03 vs. BLL: -5.72 )
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: -5.9  Med: 14.85 Max: 47.2
Current: -5.72
-5.9
47.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $9,117
EPS (TTM) $ 1.51
Beta1.13
Short Percentage of Float6.47%
52-Week Range $65.25 - 82.24
Shares Outstanding (Mil)174.81

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 10,830 10,805 10,978
EPS ($) 4.37 5.20 5.90
EPS without NRI ($) 4.37 5.20 5.90
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
7.68%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.52 0.52 0.52
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