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Last $74.44 USD
Change Today +1.03 / 1.40%
Volume 2.8M
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Ball Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies metal packaging products to the beverage, food, personal care, and household products industries worldwide. It operates in four segments: Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas and Asia; Metal Beverage Packaging, Europe; Metal Food and Household Products Packaging; and Aerospace and Technologies. The Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas and Asia segment manufactures and sells metal beverage containers for use in beverage packaging. The Metal Beverage Packaging, Europe segment manufactures and sells metal beverage containers in Europe. The Metal Food and Household Products Packaging segment offers steel food, aerosol, paint, and general line and decorative specialty containers, as well as extruded aluminum beverage and aerosol containers, and aluminum slugs. The Aerospace and Technologies segment designs, develops, and manufactures aerospace systems, including spacecraft, instruments and sensors, radio frequency systems and components, data exploitation solutions, and aerospace technologies and products for civil, commercial, and national security aerospace markets. It is also involved in the design, manufacture, and testing of satellites, remote sensors, and ground station control hardware and software, as well as provides related services, such as launch vehicle integration and satellite operations. In addition, this segment offers target identification, warning, and attitude control systems and components; cryogenic systems for reactant storage, 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 for various information warfare, electronic warfare, avionics, intelligence, training, and space systems needs. Ball Corporation was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

14,500 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/30/15
Founded in 1880

ball corp (BLL) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $596.4K
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate...
Total Annual Compensation: $460.2K
Chief Operating Officer of Global Metal Food ...
Total Annual Compensation: $414.0K
Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Ad...
Total Annual Compensation: $439.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ball corp (BLL) Key Developments

Ball Corporation Reports Un-Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Free Cash Flow Guidance for the Year 2015

Ball Corporation reported un-audited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net earnings attributable to the company of $20.7 million, or 15 cents per diluted share (including after tax charges of $76.1 million, or 54 cents per diluted share for business consolidation, debt refinancing and other costs) on sales of $1.9 billion, compared to $93.5 million, or 65 cents per diluted share (including after tax charges of $23.8 million, or 16 cents per diluted share for business consolidation costs, debt extinguishment costs and other activities), on sales of $2.0 billion in the first quarter of 2014. Comparable earnings per diluted share were 69 cents in the first quarter 2015 versus 81 cents in the first quarter of 2014. The company reported earnings before interest and taxes of $125.9 million compared to $217.4 million, cash used in operating activities of $196.9 million compared to $136.2 million, capital expenditures of $105.5 million compared to $61.4 million and comparable EBIT of $177.9 million compared to $217.4 million for the last year. For the full year 2015, the company continued to expect free cash flow to be in the range of $600 million, excluding cash costs for the proposed Rexam acquisition. Effective tax rate is now expected to be just over 27%. CapEx should be in the range of $400 million if project dollars are spent on schedule. Interest expense will be roughly $147 million excluding debt refinancing and other costs.

Ball Corporation Declares a Cash Dividend, Payable June 15, 2015; Announces the Retirement of John F. Lehman and Jan Nicholso from the Board

Ball Corporation's board of directors declared a cash dividend of 13 cents per share, payable June 15, 2015, to shareholders of record as of June 1, 2015. In addition, at the company's annual meeting held on April 29, 2015, John F. Lehman, who has served as a director since 1987, and Jan Nicholson, who has served as a director since 1994, both retired from the board on April 29, 2015.

Ball Corporation Plans to Expand Capacity for Ends at its Existing Plant in Lublin, Poland

Ball Corporation announced plans to expand capacity for ends at its existing plant in Lublin, Poland, for customers in central and eastern Europe.


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