Ball Corporation supplies aluminum packaging products to the beverage, personal care, automotive, paint, healthcare, and household products industries. More Details
Reasonable growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.
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 is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: BLL's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: BLL exceeded the US Packaging industry which returned 19.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BLL exceeded the US Market which returned 22.7% over the past year.
Long-Term 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 ($94) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($99.95)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BLL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BLL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (59.2x) compared to the US Packaging industry average (23.4x).
PE vs Market: BLL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (59.2x) compared to the US market (19.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BLL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BLL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (10.7x) compared to the US Packaging industry average (3.2x).
How is Ball forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BLL's forecast earnings growth (44.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: BLL's earnings (44.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (21.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: BLL's revenue (8.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BLL's revenue (8.1% 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 (30.8%)
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 $336.0M impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: BLL's current net profit margins (4.5%) are lower than last year (4.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BLL's earnings have grown by 15.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BLL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: BLL had negative earnings growth (-7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Packaging industry average (-8.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BLL's Return on Equity (16.4%) is considered low.
How is Ball's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BLL's short term assets ($4.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($3.8B).
Long Term Liabilities: BLL's short term assets ($4.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($10.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BLL's debt to equity ratio (260.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: BLL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 257.6% to 260.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BLL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (16.1%).
Interest Coverage: BLL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.4x coverage).
What is Ball current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BLL's dividend (0.64%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.48%).
High Dividend: BLL's dividend (0.64%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.14%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BLL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: BLL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: BLL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BLL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John Hayes (55 yo)
Mr. John A. Hayes has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ball Corporation since January 26, 2011 and has been its President since January 1, 2010. Mr. Hayes served as the Chief Operating Officer of Ball C...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD11.86M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.98M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP & CFO||10.92yrs||US$3.51m||0.16% |
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Administration||9.42yrs||US$2.39m||0.15% |
|Senior Vice President||7.67yrs||US$2.20m||0.012% |
|Senior VP & COO of Global Metal Beverage Packaging||4yrs||US$3.07m||0.020% |
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary||16.67yrs||US$2.07m||0.061% |
|Vice President of Communications & Corporate Affairs||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Corporate Planning & Development||4.42yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Beverage Packaging Europe||4.92yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Beverage Packaging Asia Pacific||1.92yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Beverage Packaging Africa||4.92yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: BLL's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.3 years average tenure).
|Lead Independent Director||1.67yrs||US$291.72k||0.036% |
|Independent Director||4.33yrs||US$262.74k||0.0029% |
|Independent Director||14.42yrs||US$262.74k||0.0055% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||2.25yrs||US$261.11k||no data|
|Independent Director||4.33yrs||US$249.11k||0.0018% |
|Independent Director||6.17yrs||US$259.11k||0.0018% |
|Independent Director||3.17yrs||US$264.86k||no data|
|Independent Director||1.17yrs||US$169.41k||no data|
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$200.36k||no data|
Experienced Board: BLL's board of directors are considered experienced (3.2 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
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$30.748b
- Shares outstanding: 327.11m
- 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, Nor...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/12/03 00:08|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/12/02 00:00|
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