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Executive Summary

Ball Corporation supplies aluminum packaging products to the beverage, personal care, automotive, paint, healthcare, and household products industries.

Snowflake Analysis

Reasonable growth potential with acceptable track record.

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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.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Packaging


US Market

1 Year Return




US Packaging


US Market

Return vs Industry: BLL exceeded the US Packaging industry which returned -8.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BLL underperformed the US Market which returned 4.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day3.8%5.1%1.6%
30 Day-0.2%-0.2%2.3%
90 Day15.5%20.5%29.5%
1 Year0.2%-0.6%-6.3%-8.4%7.1%4.8%
3 Year75.6%70.9%2.9%-4.2%37.1%28.1%
5 Year115.1%106.1%36.3%18.9%67.2%48.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Ball's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Ball undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BLL ($71.81) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($91.33)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BLL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50x) compared to the Packaging industry average (16.8x).

PE vs Market: BLL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50x) compared to the US market (16.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BLL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BLL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.9x) compared to the US Packaging industry average (3x).

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Future Growth

How is Ball forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BLL's forecast earnings growth (31.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: BLL's earnings (31.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: BLL's revenue (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BLL's revenue (5.8% 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 high in 3 years time (37.6%)

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Past Performance

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 $343.0M impacting its March 31 2005 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: BLL's current net profit margins (4.1%) are higher than last year (3.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BLL's earnings have grown by 13.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BLL's earnings growth over the past year (5.6%) is below its 5-year average (13.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BLL earnings growth over the past year (5.6%) exceeded the Packaging industry 1.4%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: BLL's Return on Equity (16.4%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Ball's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BLL's short term assets ($4.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: BLL's short term assets ($4.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($9.8B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BLL's debt to equity ratio (295.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: BLL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 301.7% to 295.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BLL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (12.1%).

Interest Coverage: BLL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.9x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BLL's dividend (0.84%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.67%).

High Dividend: BLL's dividend (0.84%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.51%).

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.

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


Average management tenure


John Hayes (55yo)





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 ($USD11.86M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.50M).

Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

John Hayes
Chairman9.5yrsUS$11.86m0.18% $41.2m
Scott Morrison
Senior VP & CFO10.5yrsUS$3.51m0.15% $34.9m
Lisa Pauley
Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Administration9yrsUS$2.39m0.23% $53.5m
Robert Strain
Senior Vice President7.25yrsUS$2.20m0.035% $8.2m
Daniel Fisher
Senior VP & COO of Global Metal Beverage Packaging3.58yrsUS$3.07m0.018% $4.3m
Ann Scott
Vice President of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Charles Baker
VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary16.25yrsUS$2.07m0.076% $17.8m
Kathleen Pitre
Vice President of Communications & Corporate Relations5.5yrsno datano data
Daniel Rabbitt
Vice President of Corporate Planning & Development4yrsno datano data
Colin Gillis
President of Beverage Packaging Europe4.5yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: BLL's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

John Hayes
Chairman9.5yrsUS$11.86m0.18% $41.2m
Stuart Taylor
Lead Independent Director1.25yrsUS$291.72k0.037% $8.6m
Daniel Heinrich
Independent Director3.92yrsUS$262.74k0.0029% $681.2k
Georgia Nelson
Independent Director14yrsUS$262.74k0.0055% $1.3m
John Bryant
Independent Non-Executive Director1.83yrsUS$261.11kno data
Cynthia Niekamp
Independent Director3.92yrsUS$249.11k0.0018% $430.7k
Michael Cave
Independent Director5.75yrsUS$259.11k0.0018% $430.7k
Cathy Ross
Independent Director2.75yrsUS$264.86kno data
Pedro Mariani Bittencourt
Director2.75yrsUS$244.11k0.0018% $430.7k
Betty Sapp
Independent Director1.17yrsUS$200.36kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: BLL's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


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

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Ball Corporation
  • Ticker: BLL
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1880
  • Industry: Metal and Glass Containers
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: US$23.410b
  • Shares outstanding: 326.00m
  • Website: https://www.ball.com

Number of Employees


  • Ball Corporation
  • 10 Longs Peak Drive
  • PO Box 5000
  • Broomfield
  • Colorado
  • 80021-2510
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BLLNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 1972
BL8DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURDec 1972
0HL5LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDDec 1972
B1LL34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 2 REPR 1 SHS UNSPONBRBRLJan 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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/02 23:51
End of Day Share Price2020/07/02 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.