BLACKROCK INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2863.0||2784.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||861.0||813.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||6001.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||0.0||239808.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||8327.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||39.71||43.21|
|Return on Assets||0.0||1.37|
|Return on Equity||0.0||12.03|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||165.6||166.92|
|Div / share||2.18||1.93|
|Book value / share||0.0||163.94|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||876472.0||821957.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 14.19 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.88. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BLACKROCK INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|BLK 15.12||Peers 14.19||BLK NA||Peers 7.67|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
BLK is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|BLK 13.45||Peers 11.89||BLK 60.48||Peers 7.28|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
BLK is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Premium. 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.
BLK trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|BLK NA||Peers 1.52||BLK 2.75||Peers 24.50|
Neutral. 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.
Ratio not available.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, BLK is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|BLK 4.35||Peers 2.58||BLK 2.88||Peers 1.29|
Premium. 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.
BLK is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
BLK has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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