Ball Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Ball Corp (BLL) from 2012 to 2016. Ball generated a total of $9.1 billion revenues during 2016. Ball reported a revenue growth of 13.3% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Ball Revenues From 2012 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of Ball during the last five years:

  • Ball generated a total of $8.7 billion revenues during 2012. Ball reported a revenue growth of 1.2% year-over-year during 2012.
  • Ball generated a total of $8.5 billion revenues during 2013. Ball reported a revenue growth of -3.1% year-over-year during 2013.
  • Ball generated a total of $8.6 billion revenues during 2014. Ball reported a revenue growth of 1.2% year-over-year during 2014.
  • Ball generated a total of $8 billion revenues during 2015. Ball reported a revenue growth of -6.7% year-over-year during 2015.
  • Ball generated a total of $9.1 billion revenues during 2016. Ball reported a revenue growth of 13.3% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

Ball Ranking

With $9.1 billion revenues, Ball ranked number 314 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For high-level analysis purposes, related/similar sectors are grouped into sector groups.

For example, Healthcare sector group is comprised of Life Sciences sector and Healthcare Services sector. Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments. Healthcare Services sector is comprised of following industries: Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors; Healthcare Payers; Healthcare Providers; Medical Software; Healthcare Research Services.

Ball is associated with Industrials Sector Group, Industrial Goods & Services Sector, and Containers & Packaging Industry.

With $9.1 billion revenues, Ball ranked number 52 of all the companies in the US Industrials sector group. There were a total of 542 public companies in the US Industrials sector group that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Industrials sector group by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  2. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  3. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  4. Boeing ($94.6 billion)
  5. UPS ($60.9 billion)
  6. United Technologies ($57.2 billion)
  7. Fedex ($50.4 billion)
  8. Lockheed Martin ($47.2 billion)
  9. Honeywell International ($39.3 billion)
  10. Caterpillar ($38.5 billion)

Industrials sector group is comprised of the following sectors: Aerospace and Defense; Automobiles and Parts; Construction and Building Products; Industrial Goods & Services; Industrial Support Services; Transportation & Logistics.

With $9.1 billion revenues, Ball ranked number 15 of all the companies in the US Industrial Goods & Services sector. There were a total of 182 public companies in the US Industrial Goods & Services sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Industrial Goods & Services sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  2. Honeywell International ($39.3 billion)
  3. 3M ($30.1 billion)
  4. International Paper ($21.1 billion)
  5. Eaton Corp ($19.7 billion)
  6. Cummins ($17.5 billion)
  7. Danaher ($16.9 billion)
  8. Icahn Enterprises ($16.3 billion)
  9. Emerson Electric ($14.5 billion)
  10. WestRock ($14.2 billion)

Industrial Goods & Services sector is comprised of the following industries: Industrial Conglomerates; Industrial Machinery; Electrical Components & Equipment; Electronic Equipment & Parts; Containers & Packaging. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Industrial Conglomerates industry includes Industrial companies engaged in three or more classes of business within the Industrial industry that differ substantially from each other.
  • Industrial Machinery industry includes designers, manufacturers, distributors and installers of industrial machinery and factory equipment, such as machine tools, lathes, presses and assembly line equipment. It also includes makers of pollution control equipment, castings, pressings, welded shapes, structural steelwork, compressors, pumps, bearings, elevators and escalators.
  • Electrical Components & Equipment industry consists of manufacturers and distributors of electrical parts for finished products, such as printed circuit boards for radios, televisions and other consumer electronics. It also includes makers of cables, wires, ceramics, transistors, electric adapters, fuel cells and security cameras. Manufacturers of Electric motors and generators and mechanical motion control products are also part of this industry.
  • Electronic Equipment & Parts industry includes companies offering Manufacturing and Design services for Engineered Components and Products used in different industries. Companies providing Laser-based manufacturing products are part of this industry.
  • Containers & Packaging industry includes producers and distributors of cardboard, bags, boxes, cans, drums, bottles, jars and glass used for packaging. Specialty Packaging Products and Pressure-Sensitive Materials producers are also part of this industry.

With $9.1 billion revenues, Ball ranked number 3 of all the companies in the US Containers & Packaging industry. There were a total of 35 public companies in the US Containers & Packaging industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Containers & Packaging industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. International Paper ($21.1 billion)
  2. WestRock ($14.2 billion)
  3. Ball ($9.1 billion)
  4. Veritiv ($8.3 billion)
  5. Crown Holdings ($8.3 billion)
  6. Sealed Air ($6.8 billion)
  7. Owens-Illinois ($6.7 billion)
  8. Berry Plastics Group ($6.5 billion)
  9. Avery Dennison ($6.1 billion)
  10. Packaging Corporation Of America ($5.8 billion)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $9.1 billion revenues, Ball was in the Large companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 1097 companies in the Large companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With 13.3% revenue growth year-over-year, Ball was in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 876 companies in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 2.9%, Ball was in the Low positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 707 companies in the Low positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

Ball Corporation supplies metal packaging products to the beverage, food, personal care, and household industries. It operates in five segments: Beverage Packaging, North and Central America; Beverage Packaging, South America; Beverage Packaging, Europe; Food and Aerosol Packaging; and Aerospace. The Beverage Packaging, North and Central America segment manufactures and sells metal beverage containers to fillers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks, and other beverages. The Beverage Packaging, South America segment offers metal beverage containers. The Beverage Packaging, Europe segment manufactures and supplies metal beverage containers and ends for producers of carbonated soft drinks, beers, energy drinks, and other beverages. The Food and Aerosol Packaging segment provides steel food containers and ends for packaging vegetables, fruits, soups, meat, seafood, nutritional products, pet food, and other products; and aerosol, and paint and general line containers; and extruded aluminum aerosol containers and aluminum slugs. The Aerospace segment develops spacecraft, sensors and instruments, radio frequency systems, data exploitation solutions, and other technologies for civil, commercial, and national security aerospace markets, as well as offers defense hardware, antenna and video tactical solutions, and systems engineering services. It also designs, manufactures, and tests satellites, remote sensors, and ground station control hardware and software; and provides related services, such as launch vehicle integration and satellite operations. In addition, this segment provides target identification, warning, and attitude control systems and components; cryogenic systems and associated sensor cooling devices; star trackers; and fast-steering mirrors, as well as technical services and products to government agencies, prime contractors, and commercial organizations. The company was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

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Revenues Analysis

Ball (BLL) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Ball Corp (BLL) from 2012 to 2016. Ball generated a total of $9.1 billion revenues during 2016. Ball reported a revenue growth of 13.3% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Ball (BLL) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of Ball Corp (BLL) from 2002 to 2016. Ball generated a total of $9.1 billion revenues during 2016. Ball reported a revenue growth of 13.3% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Ball (BLL) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of Ball Corp (BLL) revenue growth with Containers & Packaging industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Ball reported a revenue growth of 13.3% year-over-year during 2016. The Containers & Packaging industry growth was 2.9% year-over-year during 2016. Ball growth was faster than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

Ball (BLL) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of Ball Corp (BLL) from 2012 to 2016. Ball reported a total net income of $263 million during 2016. Ball generated a total of $9.1 billion revenues during 2016. Ball net profit margin was 2.9% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Ball (BLL) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years net profit and net margin of Ball Corp (BLL) from 2002 to 2016. Ball reported a total net income of $263 million during 2016. Ball generated a total of $9.1 billion revenues during 2016. Ball net profit margin was 2.9% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Ball (BLL) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2012 To...

This report provides a comparison of Ball Corp (BLL) net profit margin with Containers & Packaging industry net profit margin during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Ball reported a net profit margin of 2.9% during 2016. The Containers & Packaging industry net profit margin was 3.4% during 2016. Ball was less profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

Ball (BLL) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of Ball Corp (BLL) from 2012 to 2016. Ball spent a total of $7.3 billion on COGS during 2016. Ball generated a total of $9.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Ball spent 80.5% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Ball (BLL) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis 2016

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Ball (BLL) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis From...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of Ball Corp (BLL) from 2012 to 2016. Ball spent a total of $512 million on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. Ball generated a total of $9.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Ball spent 5.7% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Working Capital Analysis

Ball (BLL) Inventory Spending Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years inventory spending analysis of Ball Corp (BLL) from 2012 to 2016. Ball invested a total of $1.4 billion on inventories during 2016. Ball generated a total of $9.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Ball invested 15.6% of its total revenues on inventories during 2016. The inventory numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Ball (BLL) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of Ball Corp (BLL) from 2012 to 2016. Ball invested a total of $1.5 billion on accounts receivable during 2016. Ball generated a total of $9.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Ball invested 16.5% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Ball (BLL) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of Ball Corp (BLL) from 2012 to 2016. Ball invested a total of $2 billion on accounts payable during 2016. Ball generated a total of $9.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Ball invested 22.4% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Asset Management Analysis

Ball (BLL) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From 2012...

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of Ball Corp (BLL) from 2012 to 2016. Ball invested a total of $4.4 billion on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. Ball generated a total of $9.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Ball invested 48.4% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Ball (BLL) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of Ball Corp (BLL) from 2012 to 2016. Ball invested a total of $7 billion on Intangible assets during 2016. Ball generated a total of $9.1 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Ball invested 77.6% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

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