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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.18
CCK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CCK: 0.18 )
CCK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.18
Current: 0.18

0.02
0.18
Interest Coverage 3.89
CCK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. CCK: 3.89 )
CCK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 3.96
Current: 3.89

0.17
3.96
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.96
M-Score: -2.76
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 : 8/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) 10.59
CCK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. CCK: 10.59 )
CCK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 10.59
Current: 10.59

1.08
10.59
Net-margin (%) 3.74
CCK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. CCK: 3.74 )
CCK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.74   Max: 6.83
Current: 3.74

-17.74
6.83
ROE (%) 8100.00
CCK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.11 vs. CCK: 8100.00 )
CCK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -120.9   Max: 8100
Current: 8100

-120.9
8100
ROA (%) 4.03
CCK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. CCK: 4.03 )
CCK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.06   Max: 7.57
Current: 4.03

-16.06
7.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.61
CCK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.45 vs. CCK: 42.61 )
CCK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.08   Max: 44.12
Current: 42.61

3.08
44.12
Revenue Growth (%) 8.00
CCK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CCK: 8.00 )
CCK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -48   Max: 62.3
Current: 8

-48
62.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.30
CCK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. CCK: 3.30 )
CCK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.2   Max: 39.1
Current: 3.3

-23.2
39.1
EPS Growth (%) 4.80
CCK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. CCK: 4.80 )
CCK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.4   Max: 147.7
Current: 4.8

-14.4
147.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CCK Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 48,000 sh (+336.36%)
PRIMECAP Management 104,500 sh (+37.5%)
Lou Simpson 2,586,486 sh (+19.76%)
RS Investment Management 1,482,792 sh (+1.64%)
Pioneer Investments 776,480 sh (+0.33%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,321,270 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 7,300 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 6,933 sh (-80.45%)
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Q2 2013

CCK Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ray Dalio 12,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 143,487 sh (+1969.62%)
Pioneer Investments 784,110 sh (+0.98%)
Lou Simpson 2,602,984 sh (+0.64%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,321,270 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 7,300 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 104,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
RS Investment Management 1,412,635 sh (-4.73%)
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Q3 2013

CCK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 70,900 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 23,800 sh (+88.89%)
Lou Simpson 2,737,150 sh (+5.15%)
Mario Gabelli 7,300 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 104,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,208,270 sh (-8.55%)
RS Investment Management 1,265,660 sh (-10.4%)
Pioneer Investments 588,410 sh (-24.96%)
Steven Cohen 98,109 sh (-31.63%)
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Q4 2013

CCK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 19,284 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 3,000,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 789,400 sh (+1013.4%)
Pioneer Investments 666,494 sh (+13.27%)
Lou Simpson 3,076,100 sh (+12.38%)
PRIMECAP Management 104,500 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 7,300 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
RS Investment Management 1,256,509 sh (-0.72%)
Steven Cohen 50,261 sh (-48.77%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CCK

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 New Buy2.3%$40.26 - $44.63 $ 46.599%3000000
Lou Simpson 2013-12-31 Add 12.38%0.72%$40.26 - $44.63 $ 46.599%3076100
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.15%$40.26 - $44.63 $ 46.599%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$40.26 - $44.63 $ 46.599%0
Lou Simpson 2013-09-30 Add 5.15%0.3%$41.18 - $45.22 $ 46.596%2737150
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 88.89%$41.18 - $45.22 $ 46.596%23800
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$40.02 - $44.04 $ 46.5911%12600
Lou Simpson 2013-03-31 Add 19.76%1.12%$36.81 - $41.61 $ 46.5919%2586486
PRIMECAP Management 2013-03-31 Add 37.5%$36.81 - $41.61 $ 46.5919%104500
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$36.34 - $38.79 $ 46.5925%0
Lou Simpson 2012-09-30 Add 14.73%0.87%$33.4 - $37.41 $ 46.5930%2152116
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$33.4 - $37.41 $ 46.5930%8077
Leon Cooperman 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.1%$32.79 - $38.11 $ 46.5931%0
PRIMECAP Management 2012-06-30 Reduce -37.8%$32.79 - $38.11 $ 46.5931%94600
Leon Cooperman 2012-03-31 New Buy0.1%$33.79 - $37.81 $ 46.5939%135000
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.06%$30.25 - $39.19 $ 46.5933%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0029%$30.25 - $39.19 $ 46.5933%0
Ruane Cunniff 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$36.97 - $41.19 $ 46.5920%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -90.81%0.03%$36.97 - $41.19 $ 46.5920%5300
George Soros 2011-03-31 Reduce -22.45%0.01%$33 - $39.48 $ 46.5928%57700
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -97.17%$33 - $39.48 $ 46.5928%9100
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Guru Investment Theses on Crown Holdings Inc

RS Investment Management Comments on Crown Holdings - May 28, 2013

Crown Holdings (CCK) manufactures steel and aluminum cans for the food and beverage industry. We were first attracted to Crown as an investment because of the stable end-demand for its products given that, even in recessions, purchases of canned goods do not materially change. In addition, the can industry has become increasingly consolidated in the more developed markets, resulting in disciplined behavior around both pricing and volumes. The result has been steady returns on capital and a business that produces a consistent and healthy stream of free cash flow.

Crown historically has returned its excess cash flow to shareholders through share repurchases. However, growth in emerging markets, particularly Asia and South America, provided Crown with the opportunity to recently deploy some of its excess capital into new projects with high returns. As such, Crown provides us with an opportunity to own a business with both very attractive underlying characteristics and additional growth opportunities. While the pace of growth has slowed and there are fewer potentially attractive new capital projects since we first purchased the stock, the company now has more free cash flow to allocate to share repurchases.

Crown has been a steady performer since we initiated our investment. We see this as a business that is resilient in most economic environments, while continuing to provide investors with significant cash flow, trading at a very reasonable valuation.

From RS Investment Management's [url=http://Crown Holdings (CCK) manufactures steel and aluminum cans for the food and beverage industry. We were first attracted to Crown as an investment because of the stable end-demand for its products given that, even in recessions, purchases of canned goods do not materially change. In addition, the can industry has become increasingly consolidated in the more developed markets, resulting in disciplined behavior around both pricing and volumes. The result has been steady returns on capital and a business that produces a consistent and healthy stream of free cash flow. Crown historically has returned its excess cash flow to shareholders through share repurchases. However, growth in emerging markets, particularly Asia and South America, provided Crown with the opportunity to recently deploy some of its excess capital into new projects with high returns. As such, Crown provides us with an opportunity to own a business with both very attractive underlying characteristics and additional growth opportunities. While the pace of growth has slowed and there are fewer potentially attractive new capital projects since we first purchased the stock, the company now has more free cash flow to allocate to share repurchases. Crown has been a steady performer since we initiated our investment. We see this as a business that is resilient in most economic environments, while continuing to provide investors with significant cash flow, trading at a very reasonable valuation.]first quarter 2013 letter[/url].

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RS Investment Management Comments on Crown Holdings
Crown Holdings (CCK) manufactures steel and aluminum cans for the food and beverage industry. We were first attracted to Crown as an investment because of the stable end-demand for its products given that, even in recessions, purchases of canned goods do not materially change. In addition, the can industry has become increasingly consolidated in the more developed markets, resulting in disciplined behavior around both pricing and volumes. The result has been steady returns on capital and a business that produces a consistent and healthy stream of free cash flow. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 20.00
CCK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.70 vs. CCK: 20.00 )
CCK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.07   Max: 234.05
Current: 20

4.07
234.05
P/B 1553.00
CCK's P/B is ranked lower than
83% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CCK: 1553.00 )
CCK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 6.99   Max: 1553
Current: 1553

6.99
1553
P/S 0.76
CCK's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. CCK: 0.76 )
CCK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.76

0.2
0.82
PFCF 10.10
CCK's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. CCK: 10.10 )
CCK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 1733.5
Current: 10.1

4.6
1733.5
EV-to-EBIT 10.80
CCK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.68 vs. CCK: 10.80 )
CCK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 41.6
Current: 10.8

7.4
41.6
PEG 3.60
CCK's PEG is ranked lower than
53% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. CCK: 3.60 )
CCK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 9.19
Current: 3.6

0.51
9.19
Shiller P/E 19.90
CCK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.36 vs. CCK: 19.90 )
CCK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.71   Max: 41.41
Current: 19.9

13.71
41.41

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
CCK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
62% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CCK: 1.90 )
CCK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 13.98
Current: 1.9

0.16
13.98
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
CCK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CCK: 1.40 )
CCK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.5
Current: 1.4

0.09
1.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.30
CCK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. CCK: 9.30 )
CCK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 13.6
Current: 9.3

2.4
13.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.06
CCK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. CCK: 7.06 )
CCK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9.3   Max: 24.9
Current: 7.06

-9.3
24.9

Business Description

Industry: Packaging & Containers » Packaging & Containers
Compare:SON, BMBLY, AMCRY, BLL, REXMY » details
Traded in other countries:CWN.Germany
Crown Holdings, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells packaging products for consumer goods. The Company's products include steel and aluminum cans for food, beverage, household and other consumer products and metal vacuum closures and caps. These products are manufactured in the Company's plants both within and outside the United States and are sold through the Company's sales organization to the soft drink, food, citrus, brewing, household products, personal care and various other industries. At December 31, 2011, the Company operated 134 plants along with sales and service facilities throughout 41 countries and had approximately 20,700 employees. The Company's business is organized geographically within three divisions, Americas, European and Asia-Pacific. Within the Americas and European Divisions the Company is generally organized along product lines. The Company's reportable segments within the Americas Division are Americas Beverage and North America Food. Its reportable segments within the European Division are European Beverage, European Food and European Specialty Packaging. Americas Beverage includes beverage can operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America. North America Food includes food can and metal vacuum closure operations in the U.S. and Canada. European Beverage includes beverage can operations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. European Food includes food can and metal vacuum closure operations in Europe and Africa. European Specialty Packaging includes specialty packaging operations in Europe. The Asia-Pacific Division includes an aerosol can business in Thailand, beverage can businesses in Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam and a food can and closures business in Thailand. The Americas Division includes operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. These operations manufacture beverage, food and aerosol cans and ends, specialty packaging and metal vacuum closures and caps. The European Division includes operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. These operations manufacture beverage, food and aerosol cans and ends, specialty packaging, metal vacuum closures and caps, and canmaking equipment. The Asia-Pacific Division manufactures aluminum beverage cans and ends, steel food and aerosol cans and ends, and metal caps. The Company competes with other packaging manufacturers as well as with fillers, food processors and packers, some of whom manufacture containers for their own use and for sale to others. Its operations are subject to numerous laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment, disposal of waste, discharges into water, and emissions into the atmosphere and the protection of employee health and safety.

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