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Ball NYSE:BALL Stock Report

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01 Jul, 2022


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BALL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health1/6

BALL Stock Overview

Ball Corporation supplies aluminum packaging products for the beverage, personal care, and household products industries in the United States, Brazil, and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Ball
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$70.93
52 Week HighUS$98.09
52 Week LowUS$62.90
1 Month Change-0.48%
3 Month Change-20.50%
1 Year Change-13.32%
3 Year Change-1.17%
5 Year Change67.68%
Change since IPO3,250.20%

Recent News & Updates

May 07

Ball Is Getting Very Attractive At The Current Levels

Ball is the largest producer of aluminum beverage cans in the world and is still investing in expanding its production. Q1 was weak despite posting an adjusted EPS increase compared to Q1 last year. Inflation is hurting the company, but new contracts allow Ball to pass through the higher expenses to its customers. I had written some put options, which will now likely expire in the money, so it's looking like I will be a Ball shareholder soon enough.

Shareholder Returns

BALLUS PackagingUS Market

Return vs Industry: BALL exceeded the US Packaging industry which returned -18.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BALL exceeded the US Market which returned -21.7% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is BALL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
BALL volatility
BALL Average Weekly Movement5.8%
Packaging Industry Average Movement5.4%
Market Average Movement8.1%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: BALL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: BALL's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

188024,300Dan Fisher

Ball Corporation supplies aluminum packaging products for the beverage, personal care, and household products industries in the United States, Brazil, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Beverage Packaging, North and Central America; Beverage Packaging, Europe, Middle East and Africa; Beverage Packaging, South America; and Aerospace. The company manufactures and sells aluminum beverage containers to fillers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks, and other beverages.

Ball Fundamentals Summary

How do Ball's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
BALL fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$22.68b
Earnings (TTM)US$1.12b
Revenue (TTM)US$14.40b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
BALL income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$11.61b
Gross ProfitUS$2.79b
Other ExpensesUS$1.67b

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Aug 04, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)3.51
Gross Margin19.40%
Net Profit Margin7.80%
Debt/Equity Ratio215.9%

How did BALL perform over the long term?

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Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is BALL undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for BALL?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

BALL key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue2.2x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA14.4x
PEG Ratio3x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does BALL's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

BALL PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for BALL vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average15.4x
ATR AptarGroup
BERY Berry Global Group
SLGN Silgan Holdings
GEF Greif

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: BALL is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (20.2x) compared to the peer average (15.4x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does BALL's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the North American Packaging Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: BALL is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (20.2x) compared to the US Packaging industry average (16x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is BALL's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

BALL PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio20.2x
Fair PE Ratio18.8x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: BALL is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (20.2x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (18.8x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of BALL when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: BALL ($70.93) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($125.12)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BALL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BALL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3x)

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Future Growth

How is Ball forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 16 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 2/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BALL's forecast earnings growth (6.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: BALL's earnings (6.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: BALL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: BALL's revenue (6.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BALL's revenue (6.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BALL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (37.9%)

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Past Performance

How has Ball performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 5/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BALL has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BALL's current net profit margins (7.8%) are higher than last year (6.3%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BALL's earnings have grown significantly by 21.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BALL's earnings growth over the past year (47.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (21.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BALL earnings growth over the past year (47.5%) exceeded the Packaging industry 15.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst BALL's Return on Equity (28.43%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is Ball's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 1/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BALL's short term assets ($6.3B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($6.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: BALL's short term assets ($6.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($10.5B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BALL's net debt to equity ratio (204.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: BALL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 214% to 215.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BALL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.8%).

Interest Coverage: BALL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Ball current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BALL's dividend (1.13%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.61%).

High Dividend: BALL's dividend (1.13%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.3%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: BALL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: BALL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its low payout ratio (21.6%), BALL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: BALL is paying a dividend but the company has no free cash flows.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Dan Fisher (49 yo)





Mr. Daniel William Fisher, also known as Dan, has been the President and Director at Ball Corporation since January 1, 2021 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since April 27, 2022. He served as Senio...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dan's total compensation ($USD4.86M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.59M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Dan's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: BALL's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: BALL's board of directors are considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: BALL insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Ball Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Ball Corporation
  • Ticker: BALL
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1880
  • Industry: Metal and Glass Containers
  • Sector: Materials
  • Implied Market Cap: US$22.683b
  • Shares outstanding: 319.79m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Ball Corporation
  • 9200 West 108th Circle
  • P.O. Box 5000
  • Westminster
  • Colorado
  • 80021-2510
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/07/01 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/07/01 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.