Cott Corp Company Profile (NYSE:COT)

About Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)

Cott Corp logoCott Corporation, along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in production of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. The Company operates through four segments: DSS; Cott North America; Cott United Kingdom (Cott U.K.), and All Other, which includes its Mexico segment, Royal Crown International (RCI) segment and other miscellaneous expenses. The DSS segment provides direct-to-consumer products, such as bottled water, coffee, brewed tea, water dispensers, coffee and tea brewers, and filtration equipment. Its traditional business consists of its Cott North America, Cott U.K. and All Other segments. Its traditional business produces products, including carbonated soft drinks, shelf stable juice and juice-based products, sports drinks, liquid enhancers, freezables, hot chocolate, creamers/whiteners, cereals and beverage concentrates directly or through third-party manufacturers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Beverages - Soft Drinks
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:COT
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.83 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 138,937,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $12.73
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $11.77
  • 52 Week Range: $10.10 - $17.38
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 27.42
  • P/E Growth: 2.52
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.43 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.53
  • Book Value: $6.04 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.18
  • Annual Dividend: $0.24
  • Dividend Yield: 2.3%
  • EBIDTA: $369.2 million
  • Net Margins: -0.09%
  • Return on Equity: 4.41%
  • Return on Assets: 1.10%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.07%
  • Current Ratio: 1.08%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.71%
  • Average Volume: 1.21 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.52
  • Short Ratio: 1.47

Frequently Asked Questions for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)

What is Cott Corp's stock symbol?

Cott Corp trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "COT."

How often does Cott Corp pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cott Corp?

Cott Corp declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.06 per share on Wednesday, June 14th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.82%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 31st. This is an increase from Cott Corp's previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. View Cott Corp's Dividend History.

How were Cott Corp's earnings last quarter?

Cott Corp (NYSE:COT) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.09) by $0.04. The business earned $896.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $909.19 million. Cott Corp had a positive return on equity of 4.41% and a negative net margin of 0.09%. Cott Corp's quarterly revenue was up 28.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.02) EPS. View Cott Corp's Earnings History.

Where is Cott Corp's stock going? Where will Cott Corp's stock price be in 2017?

10 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Cott Corp's shares. Their forecasts range from $12.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Cott Corp's share price to reach $17.35 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Cott Corp.

What are analysts saying about Cott Corp stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Cott Corp stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Cott Corporation is one of the world's largest non-alcoholic beverage companies and the world's largest retailer brand soft drink provider. The Company commercializes its business in over Sixty countries worldwide, with its principal markets being the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico. Cott markets or supplies over two hundred retailer and licensed brands, and Company-owned brands including Cott, RC, Vintage, Vess and So Clear. Its products include carbonated soft drinks, sparkling and flavored waters, energy drinks, sports drinks, juices, juice drinks and smoothies, ready-to-drink teas, and other non-carbonated beverages. " (5/8/2017)
  • 2. Royal Bank of Canada analysts commented, "CLX delivered a soft 3Q EPS beat, including org sales (+1.7% vs. Street +3.1%) and GM% (-110 bps vs. Street) misses, offset by $0.05 of help from below the line items. CLX implicitly lowered org sales guidance, though narrowed its EPS range. Given the stock’s underperformance (-3.6% vs. S&P 500 +0.7% since 4/25) in a very tough earnings season for CPG cos., we believe the poor results were likely well vetted and expect a muted stock reaction to the soft qtr. Low quality 3Q EPS beat: Reported 3Q revs of $1.48B were slightly below consensus as +1.7% org sales fell short of Street estimates of 3.1%. Gross margins of 44.0% came in 110 bps below Street est. (driven by commodities, negative mix, and higher trade spend), driving a ~2.5% gross profit miss. SG&A was relatively in-line (26.9% vs. Street 27.0%) as OI missed by 6%. Below the line items (primarily lower tax rate) were a $0.05 benefit vs. our model as EPS of $1.31 beat Street est. by $0.01 on lower quality. Lifestyle and Household segments drive weakness: Cleaning delivered strong +6.9% org sales growth vs. Street +3.1%, with segment pre-tax earnings of $132M +4% ahead of Street est. Household org sales of ~-2% came in below Street est. of flat, with segment pre- tax earnings of $106M -11% below Consensus. Lifestyle fell well short of expectations at -3.1% org sales declines vs. Street +2.5%, with segment pre-tax earnings of $51M -30% vs. Consensus." (5/3/2017)
  • 3. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "We are reiterating our BUY rating and US$19.00 target price heading into what we believe will be strong Q1/17 earnings results." (4/17/2017)

Who are some of Cott Corp's key competitors?

Who owns Cott Corp stock?

Cott Corp's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Levin Capital Strategies L.P. (12.86%), FMR LLC (7.02%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (3.85%), P2 Capital Partners LLC (3.11%), Vanguard Group Inc. (1.93%) and TD Asset Management Inc. (1.81%). Company insiders that own Cott Corp stock include Eric Rosenfeld, Gregory R Monahan, Jeremy S G Fowden, John C Drake and Thomas Harrington. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cott Corp.

Who sold Cott Corp stock? Who is selling Cott Corp stock?

Cott Corp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Levin Capital Strategies L.P., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Teachers Advisors LLC, Overbrook Management Corp, Morgan Stanley, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Victory Capital Management Inc. and Mackenzie Financial Corp. Company insiders that have sold Cott Corp stock in the last year include Eric Rosenfeld and Jeremy S G Fowden. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cott Corp.

Who bought Cott Corp stock? Who is buying Cott Corp stock?

Cott Corp's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Clearfield Capital Management LP, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Vivaldi Capital Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Alliancebernstein L.P. and Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought Cott Corp stock in the last two years include Eric Rosenfeld, Gregory R Monahan, Jeremy S G Fowden and Thomas Harrington. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cott Corp.

How do I buy Cott Corp stock?

Shares of Cott Corp can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Cott Corp stock cost?

One share of Cott Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $13.16.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.60)
Consensus Price Target: $17.35 (31.84% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/19/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$13.50LowView Rating Details
5/3/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuyHighView Rating Details
4/17/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$19.00LowView Rating Details
12/6/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> Hold$16.00 -> $12.00N/AView Rating Details
11/14/2016Credit Suisse Group AGInitiated CoverageOutperform$19.00N/AView Rating Details
10/17/2016BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetMarket Perform$20.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$16.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
6/9/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutral$17.00N/AView Rating Details
6/8/2016Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetBuy$16.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
6/8/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$16.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2015Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingNeutral$9.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)
Earnings by Quarter for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)
Earnings History by Quarter for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/20173/31/2017($0.09)($0.13)$909.19 million$896.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/2017Q416($0.03)$0.01$897.94 million$887.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/10/2016Q316$0.07$0.09$873.94 million$885.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216$0.17$0.15$766.83 million$765.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116($0.03)($0.02)$687.51 million$698.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q415($0.02)$0.03$712.68 million$711.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$0.10$0.09$772.29 million$756.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.14$0.18$796.37 million$780.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115($0.21)($0.08)$729.98 million$710.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q414($0.03)$0.37$494.26 million$544.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.12$0.07$556.25 million$535.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.17$0.17$552.98 million$550.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q114$0.03($0.03)$490.48 million$475.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2014Q413$0.04$0.03$493.24 million$482.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q313$0.12$0.14$562.93 million$543.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q213$0.22$0.20$605.50 million$564.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2013Q412$0.07$0.02$540.67 million$517.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$0.20$0.15$611.25 million$584.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2012$0.25$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$0.03$0.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.18$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.27$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2011$0.15$0.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/3/2011$0.11$0.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20171$0.16$0.16$0.16
Q4 20171($0.05)($0.05)($0.05)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)
Next Dividend:6/14/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.24
Dividend Yield:1.82%
Dividend Growth:1.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-600.00% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
150.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
50.00% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)

Dividend History by Quarter for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.19%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 0.18%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/6/2017Thomas HarringtonCEOBuy46,100$10.99$506,639.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2017Gregory R MonahanDirectorBuy12,000$10.68$128,160.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017Eric RosenfeldDirectorBuy125,000$10.60$1,325,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017Jeremy S G FowdenCEOBuy9,470$10.56$100,003.20View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Eric RosenfeldDirectorSell19,582$17.07$334,264.74View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016Eric RosenfeldDirectorSell55,418$17.04$944,322.72View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016Jeremy S G FowdenCEOSell148,515$17.09$2,538,121.35View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Eric RosenfeldDirectorSell25,000$17.00$425,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/29/2015John C DrakeInsiderSell42,000$0.30$12,600.00
9/23/2015John C DrakeInsiderSell19,500$0.30$5,850.00
9/22/2015John C DrakeInsiderSell15,000$0.30$4,500.00
2/19/2015Steven KitchingInsiderSell2,034$7.86$15,987.24View SEC Filing  
1/5/2015Stephen CorbyDirectorSell2,574$6.82$17,554.68View SEC Filing  
1/5/2015Steven KitchingInsiderSell1,493$6.82$10,182.26View SEC Filing  
9/12/2014Eric RosenfeldDirectorSell36,063$7.49$270,111.87View SEC Filing  
9/4/2014Graham W SavageDirectorSell15,000$7.63$114,450.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2014Gregory LeiterVPSell12,000$7.37$88,440.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014Betty Jane HessDirectorSell13,527$7.39$99,964.53View SEC Filing  
6/13/2014Betty Jane HessDirectorSell8,719$7.09$61,817.71View SEC Filing  
2/14/2014Steven KitchingInsiderSell1,100$7.99$8,789.00View SEC Filing  
1/6/2014Steven KitchingInsiderSell1,125$7.91$8,898.75View SEC Filing  
5/9/2013Gregory LeiterVPSell12,000$8.90$106,800.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)
Latest Headlines for Cott Corp (NYSE:COT)
DateHeadline logoETFs with exposure to Cott Corp. (Canada) : May 22, 2017 - May 22 at 4:17 PM logoCott Corp's (COT) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group LLC - May 20 at 7:10 AM logoCott Corp. (COT) Announces CHEP as New U.S. Pallet Provider - May 17 at 11:30 AM logoCott Corp. (Canada) :COT-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 16, 2017 - May 16 at 12:46 PM logo$0.15 Earnings Per Share Expected for Cott Corp (COT) This Quarter - May 12 at 8:28 PM logoCott Corp (COT) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - May 12 at 8:48 AM logoCott Announces Participation in Upcoming Conferences - May 11 at 5:02 PM logoQ4 2017 EPS Estimates for Cott Corp (COT) Decreased by Analyst - May 11 at 12:48 PM logoJefferies Group Comments on Cott Co.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (COT) - May 10 at 8:32 AM logoCott Co. (COT) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - May 8 at 6:38 PM logoCott Co. (COT) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.04 EPS - May 4 at 10:24 PM logoCott Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - May 4 at 4:33 PM logoFavorable Press Coverage Unlikely to Affect Cott (COT) Share Price - May 4 at 1:11 AM logoCott Co. (COT) Raises Dividend to $0.06 Per Share - May 3 at 10:22 PM logoCott Corporation Announces Results of Voting for Directors at Annual and Special Meeting of Shareowners and Declaration of Dividend - May 3 at 9:17 AM logoPost Earnings Coverage as Dr Pepper Snapple Earnings Grew 7.4%; Net Sales Gained 1.5% - May 3 at 9:17 AM logoSoft Drink Stocks' Q1 Earnings Due on May 4: MNST, CCE, COT - May 3 at 9:17 AM logoCott Co. (COT) Rating Increased to Strong-Buy at Zacks Investment Research - May 2 at 8:30 PM logoSomewhat Negative Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Cott (COT) Share Price - April 30 at 8:11 AM logoCott (COT) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds - April 27 at 10:22 PM logoJason Chaffetz Has Become A Fixture Of TMZ's Expanded Washington Footprint - April 27 at 9:56 PM logo Brokerages Expect Cott Co. (COT) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $905.44 Million - April 26 at 2:22 PM logoCott Co. (COT) Price Target Raised to $13.50 at Jefferies Group LLC - April 25 at 1:12 PM logoCott (COT) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds - April 24 at 5:36 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Cott Co. (COT) Will Post Earnings of -$0.09 Per Share - April 24 at 12:08 PM logoCott (COT) Receiving Positive News Coverage, Report Shows - April 21 at 5:11 PM logoJefferies Group Weighs in on Cott Co.'s FY2019 Earnings (COT) - April 20 at 4:31 PM logoCott's (COT) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC - April 19 at 7:28 PM logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Unlikely to Affect Cott (COT) Stock Price - April 18 at 3:50 PM logoCanaccord Genuity Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Cott Co. (COT) - April 17 at 9:10 PM logoArkansas Plans Execution for at Least One Man Monday, Despite Legal Hurdles - April 17 at 12:05 PM logoCott Co. (COT) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - April 17 at 9:55 AM logoCott Co. (COT) Given a $20.00 Price Target at Royal Bank of Canada - April 16 at 1:28 PM logoCott (COT) Getting Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 15 at 12:08 PM logoCott's (COT) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Royal Bank of Canada - March 25 at 11:31 AM logoCan Cott Corporation Regain its Fizz? - March 23 at 4:53 PM logoCOTT CORP /CN/ Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligat - March 22 at 9:35 PM logoCott Co. (COT) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - March 21 at 12:01 PM logoSpotlight On: Corey Cott From The New Broadway Musical 'Bandstand' - Huffington Post - March 16 at 5:46 PM logoWhat the Fed interest rate hike means for Tampa businesses - March 15 at 4:50 PM logoCott to Present at the CIBC Annual Retail and Consumer Conference - March 15 at 9:51 AM logoCOTT CORP /CN/ Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits - March 9 at 5:02 PM logo5:30 pm Cott prices private placement offering and increases amount of the offering to $750 mln due to strong demand - March 8 at 10:14 PM logoCott Announces Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation - PR Newswire (press release) - March 8 at 2:27 AM logoCOTT CORP /CN/ Financials - March 7 at 4:25 PM logoCOTT CORP /CN/ Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits - March 7 at 12:15 PM logoCott Announces Intention to Offer $650 Million of Senior Notes - March 6 at 4:20 PM logoCott Corporation to offer $650M of senior notes - March 6 at 12:22 PM logoBloomin's slipping sales show up in CEO's pay, as other firms hike executive compensation - March 3 at 4:27 PM logoBRIEF-Cott Oil and Gas to aquire interest in peru Gold Project - March 2 at 9:42 PM


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