Cott Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:COT)

About Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT)

Cott Corporation logoCott Corp is a Canada-based company, which along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in production of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. The Company operates through five operating segments: Water & Coffee Solutions; Cott North America; Cott United Kingdom (Cott U.K.), Royal Crown International (RCI) and Mexico. Water & Coffee Solutions 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, clear, still and sparkling flavored waters, energy drinks and shots, sports drinks, new age beverages, ready-to 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: Business Support Supplies - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:COT
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.04655 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 138,937,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $14.37
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $12.56
  • 52 Week Range: $10.10 - $17.38
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 37.36
  • P/E Growth: 2.77
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.43 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.64
  • Book Value: $6.04 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.60
  • Annual Dividend: $0.24
  • Dividend Yield: 1.6%
  • EBIDTA: $369.2 million
  • Net Margins: -3.23%
  • Return on Equity: 1.58%
  • Return on Assets: 0.36%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.99%
  • Current Ratio: 1.72%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.30%
  • Average Volume: 1.04 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.77
  • Short Ratio: 2.45
Frequently Asked Questions for Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT)

What is Cott Corporation's stock symbol?

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

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

Cott Corporation declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, June 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share on Wednesday, June 14th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 31st. This is a positive change from Cott Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. View Cott Corporation's Dividend History.

How were Cott Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) released its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported ($0.13) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.09) by $0.04. The firm earned $896.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $909.19 million. Cott Corporation had a negative net margin of 3.23% and a positive return on equity of 1.58%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 28.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.02) EPS. View Cott Corporation's Earnings History.

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

7 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Cott Corporation's shares. Their forecasts range from $12.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Cott Corporation's share price to reach $17.18 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Cott Corporation.

What are analysts saying about Cott Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Cott Corporation 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 Corporation's key competitors?

Who owns Cott Corporation stock?

Cott Corporation's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Russell Investments Group Ltd. (3.95%), Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd. (0.26%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.24%), Aperio Group LLC (0.11%), Trellus Management Company LLC (0.07%) and Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own Cott Corporation stock include Eric Rosenfeld, Gregory R Monahan, Jeremy S G Fowden, John C Drake and Thomas Harrington. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cott Corporation.

Who sold Cott Corporation stock? Who is selling Cott Corporation stock?

Cott Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Trellus Management Company LLC and Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Cott Corporation stock in the last year include Eric Rosenfeld and Jeremy S G Fowden. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cott Corporation.

Who bought Cott Corporation stock? Who is buying Cott Corporation stock?

Cott Corporation's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Eqis Capital Management Inc., Aperio Group LLC and Bank of Montreal Can. Company insiders that have bought Cott Corporation 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 Corporation.

How do I buy Cott Corporation stock?

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

What is Cott Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Cott Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.69.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Cott Corporation (NYSE COT)
Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  211 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  171 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  382
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Cott Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.71)
Consensus Price Target: $17.18 (9.49% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/25/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$12.00LowView Rating Details
7/10/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$20.00LowView Rating Details
7/6/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHold$14.00 -> $14.25MediumView Rating Details
6/7/2017BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$15.00 -> $17.00HighView Rating Details
4/17/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$19.00LowView Rating Details
11/14/2016Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperform$19.00N/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$16.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
6/9/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoInitiated CoverageNeutral$17.00N/AView Rating Details
6/8/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost 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, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutral$9.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT)
Earnings by Quarter for Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT)
Earnings History by Quarter for Cott Corporation (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 Corporation (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 Corporation (NYSE:COT)
Most Recent Dividend:6/14/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.24
Dividend Yield:1.53%
Dividend Growth:1.30% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-30.38% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
133.33% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
57.14% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.06%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cott Corporation (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 Corporation (NYSE:COT)
Latest Headlines for Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT)
DateHeadline logoDS Services of America, Inc. -- Moody's reviews Cott's ratings for upgrade on announcement of sale of private label beverage business - July 26 at 3:32 AM logoStifel Nicolaus Reaffirms Hold Rating for Cott Corporation (COT) - July 25 at 7:03 PM logoRefresco to buy bottling activities of Cott for $1.25 billion - Reuters - July 25 at 5:27 PM logoRefresco to buy bottling activities of Cott for $1.25 billion - Reuters - July 25 at 5:27 PM logoAnalyzing Steelcase (SCS) and Cott Corporation (COT) - July 20 at 8:59 AM logoCott Corp. (COT): Refresco Acquisition Makes Sense - RBC - - July 12 at 6:05 PM logoHow Cott Corporation (COT) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry - Nasdaq - July 12 at 6:05 PM logoAcco Brands Corporation (ACCO) and Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) Critical Analysis - July 11 at 8:14 AM logoCott Corporation (COT) Rating Reiterated by Royal Bank of Canada - July 10 at 6:06 PM logo$983.25 Million in Sales Expected for Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) This Quarter - July 7 at 4:18 PM logoCott Corporation (NYSE:COT) Given Hold Rating at Jefferies Group LLC - July 6 at 9:38 AM logoCott Corporation (COT) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.16 Per Share - July 5 at 9:50 AM logoETFs with exposure to Cott Corp. (Canada) : July 4, 2017 - July 4 at 11:35 PM logoCott Corporation (COT) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - July 3 at 9:57 AM logoCott Corporation (COT) Presents At Jefferies 2017 Global Consumer Conference - Slideshow - June 22 at 10:54 AM logoETFs with exposure to Cott Corp. (Canada) : June 14, 2017 - June 14 at 5:19 PM logoCott Corporation (COT) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Jefferies Group LLC - June 12 at 8:32 PM logo$982.56 Million in Sales Expected for Cott Corp (COT) This Quarter - June 10 at 7:34 AM logoCott Corp (COT) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.15 Per Share - June 9 at 12:04 AM logoPepsi, Coke Have Limited Upside, Dr. Pepper and Cott Undervalued: BMO - June 8 at 5:29 PM logoBMO Capital Upgrades Cott Corporation (COT) to Outperform - June 8 at 1:07 AM logoCott Corp (COT) Upgraded to "Outperform" at BMO Capital Markets - June 7 at 8:32 PM logoCott Corp (COT) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - June 6 at 8:42 AM logoCott (COT) Presents At RBC Capital Markets Consumer and Retail Conference - Slideshow - June 5 at 4:24 PM logoForm 4 COTT CORP /CN/ For: May 31 Filed by: Goist Bradley J. - June 3 at 4:26 PM logoETFs with exposure to Cott Corp. (Canada) : June 1, 2017 - June 1 at 5:04 PM logoCott, TransferWise growth offer lessons for expanding foreign investment in Tampa Bay - May 31 at 4:28 PM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Dominion Energy, Cott and Bruker - May 30 at 4:26 PM 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



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