Berry Global Group Inc.

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BERY : NYSE : Process Industries
$55.62 -0.42 | -0.75%
Today's Range: 55.24 - 56.26
Avg. Daily Volume: 1027100.0
03/19/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BERRY GLOBAL GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. BERRY GLOBAL GROUP INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.87 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 381.89% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Net Sales ($mil)1776.01502.0
EBITDA ($mil)303.0270.0
EBIT ($mil)174.0150.0
Net Income ($mil)163.051.0

Balance Sheet Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)228.0331.0
Total Assets ($mil)8420.07511.0
Total Debt ($mil)5536.05753.0
Equity ($mil)1171.0243.0

Profitability Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Gross Profit Margin23.6525.5
EBITDA Margin17.0617.97
Operating Margin9.89.99
Sales Turnover0.880.85
Return on Assets5.363.76
Return on Equity38.59116.46
Debt Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Current Ratio1.721.78
Interest Expense62.068.0
Interest Coverage2.812.21

Share Data Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Shares outstanding (mil)131.1122.3
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share8.931.99
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1059885.0891072.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 27.55 for the Containers & Packaging industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.66. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.27 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a discount versus the industry average of 7.05. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BERRY GLOBAL GROUP INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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BERY 16.76 Peers 27.55   BERY 7.52 Peers 11.58

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

BERY is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

BERY is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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BERY 13.65 Peers 15.77   BERY 0.36 Peers 0.69

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

BERY is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

BERY trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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BERY 6.27 Peers 7.05   BERY 49.10 Peers 132.78

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

BERY is trading at a discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, BERY is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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BERY 1.00 Peers 1.21   BERY 15.51 Peers 8.56

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

BERY is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

BERY has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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