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BlackRock Inc
BLK : NYSE : Financial
$368.68 3.65 | 1.00%
Today's Range: 364.78 - 369.68
Avg. Daily Volume: 478,300
05/27/15 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


BLACKROCK INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.38% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)2723.02670.0
EBITDA ($mil)1130.01124.0
EBIT ($mil)1067.01051.0
Net Income ($mil)822.0756.0


Balance Sheet Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)4572.04585.0
Total Assets ($mil)242714.0216297.0
Total Debt ($mil)8902.08180.0
Equity ($mil)27375.026478.0


Profitability Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Gross Profit Margin41.542.1
EBITDA Margin41.4942.09
Operating Margin39.1839.36
Sales Turnover0.050.05
Return on Assets1.381.41
Return on Equity12.2711.54
Debt Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Current Ratio0.00.0
Debt/Capital0.250.24
Interest Expense51.053.0
Interest Coverage20.9219.83


Share Data Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)167.09169.14
Div / share2.181.93
EPS4.844.4
Book value / share163.84156.55
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume485613.0549609.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.61 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.83. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.25 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.34. 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 proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BLK 18.69 Peers 21.61   BLK 21.99 Peers 18.87

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

BLK is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

BLK is trading at a premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BLK 15.91 Peers 15.72   BLK 3.27 Peers 2.16

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 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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
BLK 2.25 Peers 2.34   BLK 11.55 Peers 23.07

Average. 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.

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

 

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BLK 5.53 Peers 3.65   BLK 7.04 Peers 4.07

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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