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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 : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.09
BLL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
88% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. BLL: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BLL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.56
Current: 0.09
0.01
0.56
Equity-to-Asset 0.22
BLL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. BLL: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BLL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.22
0.11
0.48
Debt-to-Equity 1.83
BLL's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
92% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. BLL: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
BLL' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.89 Max: 5.43
Current: 1.83
0.55
5.43
Debt-to-EBITDA 3.72
BLL's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
73% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. BLL: 3.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
BLL' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.71  Med: 3.02 Max: 9.33
Current: 3.72
2.71
9.33
Interest Coverage 3.98
BLL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
76% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.47 vs. BLL: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BLL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.49  Med: 4.94 Max: 5.75
Current: 3.98
3.49
5.75
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 2.13
Beneish M-Score: -3.02
WACC vs ROIC
4.84%
6.29%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 10.15
BLL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
60% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.18 vs. BLL: 10.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BLL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.5  Med: 9.95 Max: 10.74
Current: 10.15
8.5
10.74
Net Margin % 3.99
BLL's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
57% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. BLL: 3.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BLL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 4.67 Max: 6.13
Current: 3.99
2.9
6.13
ROE % 12.14
BLL's ROE % is ranked higher than
58% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.44 vs. BLL: 12.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BLL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.14  Med: 29.65 Max: 41.64
Current: 12.14
10.14
41.64
ROA % 2.69
BLL's ROA % is ranked lower than
65% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. BLL: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BLL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.03  Med: 5.34 Max: 6.98
Current: 2.69
2.03
6.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 23.49
BLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. BLL: 23.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BLL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.01  Med: 27.54 Max: 36.88
Current: 23.49
10.01
36.88
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.70
BLL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BLL: 0.70 )
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: -40.9  Med: 10.9 Max: 80.7
Current: 0.7
-40.9
80.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 3.90
BLL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
57% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BLL: 3.90 )
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: -44.7  Med: 9.1 Max: 99
Current: 3.9
-44.7
99
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -14.00
BLL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
82% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. BLL: -14.00 )
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: 0  Med: 7.1 Max: 147.9
Current: -14
0
147.9
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Guru Trades

Q4 2017

BLL Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Steven Cohen 1,016,813 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 149,882 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 65,558 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 191,640 sh (+177.76%)
First Eagle Investment 1,134,878 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 533 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 618,422 sh (-29.72%)
Leon Cooperman 501,955 sh (-60.30%)
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Q1 2018

BLL Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Louis Moore Bacon 165,000 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 1,161,245 sh (+2.32%)
First Eagle Investment 533 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 6,774 sh (-96.47%)
Pioneer Investments 134,963 sh (-9.95%)
Ray Dalio 35,352 sh (-46.08%)
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Q2 2018

BLL Guru Trades in Q2 2018

First Eagle Investment 1,348,489 sh (+16.12%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,103 sh (+93.43%)
Pioneer Investments 247,172 sh (+83.14%)
First Eagle Investment 533 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ray Dalio 27,063 sh (-23.45%)
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Q3 2018

BLL Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Dodge & Cox 3,530,021 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 733,997 sh (+196.96%)
First Eagle Investment 533 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 55,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 1,259,997 sh (-6.56%)
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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, 0HL5.UK,
Headquarter Location:USA
Ball Corp is the world's largest metal can manufacturer. The company primarily serves the North American food can market with its packaging products and the US defense industry by offering various components used in the space mission.

Ball Corp is the world's largest metal can manufacturer. The company remains focused on both cost reductions associated with its acquisition of Rexam, and on pivoting toward faster-growing emerging-market economies in beverage cans. Ball maintains a small presence in both the North American food can market and the U.S. defense industry through its aerospace segment.

Guru Investment Theses on Ball Corp

First Eagle Comments on Ball Corp - Dec 05, 2018

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), which has packaging and aerospace businesses, announced the divestiture of its domestic food and steel aerosol can assets during the quarter. Despite this divestiture, the company maintained its 2019 free-cash-flow guidance, and indicated it is allocating the proceeds to additional share repurchases.



From First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio)'s First Eagle Fund of America's third-quarter 2018 shareholder commentary.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 36.65
BLL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.27 vs. BLL: 36.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BLL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.11  Med: 18.56 Max: 79.83
Current: 36.65
9.11
79.83
Forward PE Ratio 17.95
BLL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.24 vs. BLL: 17.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 36.65
BLL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
79% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.32 vs. BLL: 36.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BLL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.11  Med: 18.55 Max: 79.83
Current: 36.65
9.11
79.83
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 14.96
BLL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
55% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.89 vs. BLL: 14.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
BLL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.59  Med: 15.19 Max: 113.25
Current: 14.96
8.59
113.25
PB Ratio 4.54
BLL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. BLL: 4.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BLL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 4.02 Max: 10.92
Current: 4.54
2.01
10.92
PS Ratio 1.47
BLL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BLL: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BLL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.54
Current: 1.47
0.39
1.54
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 16.95
BLL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
54% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.41 vs. BLL: 16.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
BLL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.32  Med: 16.04 Max: 125.24
Current: 16.95
7.32
125.24
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.60
BLL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
52% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.71 vs. BLL: 9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
BLL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.28  Med: 9.19 Max: 177.4
Current: 9.6
5.28
177.4
EV-to-EBIT 20.94
BLL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
80% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.32 vs. BLL: 20.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BLL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.6  Med: 14.1 Max: 77.6
Current: 20.94
8.6
77.6
EV-to-EBITDA 12.54
BLL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
69% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. BLL: 12.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BLL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.8  Med: 10.3 Max: 33.3
Current: 12.54
5.8
33.3
EV-to-Revenue 1.94
BLL's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
73% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BLL: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
BLL' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.2 Max: 2.7
Current: 1.94
0.7
2.7
Shiller PE Ratio 37.57
BLL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 20.83 vs. BLL: 37.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
BLL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.81  Med: 25.83 Max: 39.45
Current: 37.57
15.81
39.45
Current Ratio 1.01
BLL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. BLL: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BLL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.36 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.01
0.92
1.82
Quick Ratio 0.69
BLL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BLL: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BLL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.69
0.44
1.14
Days Inventory 54.70
BLL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
54% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 60.27 vs. BLL: 54.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BLL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.85  Med: 56.18 Max: 61.53
Current: 54.7
53.85
61.53
Days Sales Outstanding 32.82
BLL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 71.66 vs. BLL: 32.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BLL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.03  Med: 34.99 Max: 46.65
Current: 32.82
21.03
46.65
Days Payable 116.94
BLL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
85% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 57.42 vs. BLL: 116.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BLL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.49  Med: 50.6 Max: 115.65
Current: 116.94
38.49
115.65

Dividend & Buy Back

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vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.83
BLL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
78% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. BLL: 0.83 )
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: 0.83
0.54
1.35
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.31
BLL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. BLL: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
BLL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.35
Current: 0.31
0.07
0.35
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 12.00
BLL's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. BLL: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
BLL' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.6  Med: 3.3 Max: 37.5
Current: 12
-20.6
37.5
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.83
BLL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
79% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. BLL: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.26
BLL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
70% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. BLL: 1.26 )
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: 0.83  Med: 1.23 Max: 2.08
Current: 1.26
0.83
2.08
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -8.50
BLL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. BLL: -8.50 )
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: -9.1  Med: 1.6 Max: 7.3
Current: -8.5
-9.1
7.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.26
BLL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BLL: 2.26 )
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: 0.58  Med: 1.32 Max: 11.23
Current: 2.26
0.58
11.23
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.75
BLL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. BLL: 1.75 )
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: 0.41  Med: 0.89 Max: 2.46
Current: 1.75
0.41
2.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.78
BLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.11 vs. BLL: 4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BLL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 7.1 Max: 11.6
Current: 4.78
1.3
11.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 6.63
BLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. BLL: 6.63 )
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: -5.4  Med: 11.2 Max: 26.8
Current: 6.63
-5.4
26.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $11,579.00
EPS (TTM) $ 1.31
Beta0.29
Volatility19.64%
52-Week Range $34.71 - 50.98
Shares Outstanding (Mil)339.19

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 11,476 11,405 11,735
EBIT (Mil $) 1,238 1,371 1,511
EBITDA (Mil $) 1,841 1,948 2,063
EPS ($) 1.89 2.42 3.10
EPS without NRI ($) 1.89 2.42 3.10
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
5.91%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.41 0.44 0.46

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 88
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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