Ball Corporation supplies aluminum packaging products to the beverage, personal care, automotive, paint, healthcare, and household products industries.
Reasonable growth potential with proven track record.
Share Price & News
How has Ball's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BLL has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BLL exceeded the US Packaging industry which returned 11% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BLL exceeded the US Market which returned 17.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Ball's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
6 days ago | Simply Wall StDoes Ball Corporation's (NYSE:BLL) CEO Pay Compare Well With Peers?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StI Ran A Stock Scan For Earnings Growth And Ball (NYSE:BLL) Passed With Ease
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIf You Had Bought Ball (NYSE:BLL) Shares Five Years Ago You'd Have Made 127%
Is Ball undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BLL ($76.86) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($41.78)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BLL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BLL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (45x) compared to the Packaging industry average (20.2x).
PE vs Market: BLL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (45x) compared to the US market (18.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BLL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BLL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.5x) compared to the US Packaging industry average (3.3x).
How is Ball forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BLL's forecast earnings growth (21.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: BLL's earnings (21.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: BLL's revenue (5.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BLL's revenue (5.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BLL's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (41.4%).
How has Ball performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BLL has a large one-off loss of $206.0M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: BLL's current net profit margins (4.9%) are higher than last year (3.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BLL's earnings have grown by 11.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BLL's earnings growth over the past year (24.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (11.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BLL earnings growth over the past year (24.7%) exceeded the Packaging industry -6.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BLL's Return on Equity (17.8%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Ball's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BLL's short term assets ($4.9B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($5.6B).
Long Term Liabilities: BLL's short term assets ($4.9B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($8.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BLL's debt to equity ratio (258.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: BLL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 256.1% to 258.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BLL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19.8%).
Interest Coverage: BLL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.7x coverage).
Inventory Level: BLL has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: BLL's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).
What is Ball's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
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Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: BLL's dividend (0.78%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).
High Dividend: BLL's dividend (0.78%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BLL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: BLL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: BLL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BLL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John Hayes (54yo)
Mr. John A. Hayes has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ball Corporation since January 26, 2011 and has been its President since January 1, 2010. Mr. Hayes served as the Chief Operating Officer of Ball C ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD10.94M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.81M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP & CFO||10.1yrs||US$3.21m||0.13% $31.5m|
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Administration||8.6yrs||US$2.07m||0.15% $37.0m|
|VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary||15.8yrs||US$2.07m||0.068% $16.9m|
|Senior VP & COO of Global Metal Beverage Packaging||3.2yrs||US$3.31m||0.018% $4.4m|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Communications & Corporate Relations||5.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Corporate Planning & Development||3.6yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Beverage Packaging Europe||4.1yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Beverage Packaging Asia Pacific||1.1yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: BLL's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.1 years average tenure).
|Lead Independent Director||0.8yrs||US$283.33k||0.037% $9.2m|
|Independent Director||3.5yrs||US$259.69k||0.0029% $731.1k|
|Independent Director||13.6yrs||US$254.08k||0.0055% $1.4m|
|Non-Executive Director||1.4yrs||US$196.26k||no data|
|Independent Director||3.5yrs||US$255.58k||0.0018% $460.7k|
|Independent Director||5.3yrs||US$259.90k||0.0018% $460.7k|
|Independent Director||2.3yrs||US$267.58k||no data|
|Director||0.8yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: BLL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: BLL insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Ball Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Ball Corporation
- Ticker: BLL
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1880
- Industry: Metal and Glass Containers
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$25.039b
- Shares outstanding: 325.77m
- Website: https://www.ball.com
Number of Employees
- Ball Corporation
- 10 Longs Peak Drive
- PO Box 5000
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BLL||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 1972|
|BL8||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1972|
|0HL5||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Dec 1972|
|B1LL34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 2 REPR 1 SHS UNSPON||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
Ball Corporation supplies aluminum packaging products to the beverage, personal care, automotive, paint, healthcare, and household products industries. It operates in four segments: Beverage Packaging, North and Central America; Beverage Packaging, South America; Beverage Packaging, Europe; and Aerospace. The company manufactures and sells aluminum beverage containers to fillers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks, and other beverages. It also develops spacecraft, sensors and instruments, radio frequency systems, and other technologies and products for the civil, commercial, and national security aerospace markets, as well as offers defense hardware, antenna and video tactical solutions, civil and operational space hardware, and systems engineering services. In addition, the company designs, manufactures, and tests satellites, remote sensors, and ground station control hardware and software; and provides launch vehicle integration and satellite operational services. Further, it provides target identification, warning, and attitude control systems and components; cryogenic systems and associated sensor cooling devices; star trackers; and fast-steering mirrors to the government agencies and prime contractors. Additionally, the company manufactures and sells aerosol containers, extruded aluminum aerosol containers, and aluminum slugs. The company was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/23 00:42|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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.