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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 0.06
BLL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. BLL: 0.06 )
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: N/A
Current: 0.06
Equity-to-Asset 0.22
BLL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 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: 0.5
Current: 0.22
0.11
0.5
Interest Coverage 2.80
BLL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
79% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.80 vs. BLL: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BLL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.02  Med: 4.37 Max: 5.58
Current: 2.8
2.02
5.58
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 1.87
Beneish M-Score: -1.95
WACC vs ROIC
7.28%
6.83%
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 % 7.42
BLL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
56% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. BLL: 7.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BLL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.11  Med: 9.22 Max: 10.02
Current: 7.42
5.11
10.02
Net Margin % 4.69
BLL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
51% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. BLL: 4.69 )
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: 4.69
2.9
6.13
ROE % 14.74
BLL's ROE % is ranked higher than
72% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. BLL: 14.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BLL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.22  Med: 29.65 Max: 41.64
Current: 14.74
11.22
41.64
ROA % 2.70
BLL's ROA % is ranked lower than
61% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. BLL: 2.70 )
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: 2.7
2.03
6.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 14.87
BLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
54% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.56 vs. BLL: 14.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BLL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.59  Med: 26.33 Max: 28.89
Current: 14.87
9.59
28.89
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -0.40
BLL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BLL: -0.40 )
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: -9  Med: 12.2 Max: 26.5
Current: -0.4
-9
26.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -11.30
BLL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
82% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. BLL: -11.30 )
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: -28.6  Med: 11.7 Max: 79.6
Current: -11.3
-28.6
79.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -15.80
BLL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
81% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. BLL: -15.80 )
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: -15.8  Med: 7.7 Max: 111.3
Current: -15.8
-15.8
111.3
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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,
Headquarter Location:USA
Ball Corp is a supplier of metal and plastic packaging to the beverage, foodpersonal care and household products industries. It also provide aerospace and other technologies and services to governmental and commercial customers.

Ball is the world's largest metal can manufacturer. With the Rexam acquisition complete, Ball's focus will be reducing costs and integrating the operations of the two largest beverage can companies in the world. The acquisition of Rexam represents management's ongoing effort to reorient the firm toward high-growth emerging market economies in both South America and Asia. Ball maintains a small presence in both the North American food can market and the U.S. defense industry through its Aerospace segment.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 28.06
BLL's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. BLL: 28.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BLL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.11  Med: 16.38 Max: 80.68
Current: 28.06
9.11
80.68
Forward PE Ratio 26.18
BLL's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.51 vs. BLL: 26.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 28.06
BLL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
73% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. BLL: 28.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BLL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.06  Med: 16.16 Max: 79
Current: 28.06
9.06
79
PB Ratio 4.07
BLL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. BLL: 4.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BLL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 4.05 Max: 10.9
Current: 4.07
2
10.9
PS Ratio 1.46
BLL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. BLL: 1.46 )
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: 1.46
0.39
1.49
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 53.48
BLL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
95% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.66 vs. BLL: 53.48 )
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: 9.26 Max: 177.4
Current: 53.48
5.28
177.4
EV-to-EBIT 33.09
BLL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
86% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.55 vs. BLL: 33.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BLL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.1  Med: 12.9 Max: 80.7
Current: 33.09
9.1
80.7
EV-to-EBITDA 18.60
BLL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
78% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. BLL: 18.60 )
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: 34.1
Current: 18.6
6.1
34.1
Shiller PE Ratio 33.89
BLL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 21.83 vs. BLL: 33.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
BLL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.16  Med: 24.94 Max: 38.19
Current: 33.89
15.16
38.19
Current Ratio 1.29
BLL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. BLL: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BLL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.38 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.29
0.95
1.82
Quick Ratio 0.78
BLL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BLL: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BLL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.78
0.44
1.14
Days Inventory 63.43
BLL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
57% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 59.39 vs. BLL: 63.43 )
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: 63.43
Current: 63.43
53.85
63.43
Days Sales Outstanding 50.54
BLL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 69.67 vs. BLL: 50.54 )
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: 50.54
Current: 50.54
21.03
50.54
Days Payable 85.05
BLL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
74% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 54.93 vs. BLL: 85.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BLL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.49  Med: 46.47 Max: 101.71
Current: 85.05
38.49
101.71

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.70
BLL's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
87% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. BLL: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BLL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.7
0.54
1.35
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.18
BLL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. BLL: 0.18 )
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: 0.32
Current: 0.18
0.07
0.32
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.95
BLL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
83% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. BLL: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.22
BLL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
76% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. BLL: 1.22 )
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: 1.37 Max: 2.35
Current: 1.22
0.94
2.35
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.20
BLL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. BLL: -7.20 )
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: 1.7 Max: 7.3
Current: -7.2
-9.1
7.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.58
BLL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. BLL: 2.58 )
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: 1.24 Max: 7.89
Current: 2.58
0.58
7.89
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.85
BLL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. BLL: 1.85 )
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: 0.34  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.89
Current: 1.85
0.34
1.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.02
BLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
71% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. BLL: 3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BLL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 7.7 Max: 10.9
Current: 3.02
1.2
10.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -5.52
BLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
75% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.38 vs. BLL: -5.52 )
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: -5.52  Med: 14.7 Max: 42.8
Current: -5.52
-5.52
42.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $9,779.00
EPS (TTM) $ 1.50
Beta1.00
Short Percentage of Float6.89%
52-Week Range $33.76 - 42.46
Shares Outstanding (Mil)351.16

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 10,768 11,068 11,368
EPS ($) 1.62 1.98 2.94
EPS without NRI ($) 1.62 1.98 2.94
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
-4.00%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.23 0.23 0.26
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