BLACKROCK INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2784.0||2777.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||813.0||841.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||4551.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||0.0||219873.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||7308.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||41.09||43.54|
|Return on Assets||0.0||1.33|
|Return on Equity||0.0||11.08|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||166.92||168.73|
|Div / share||1.93||1.68|
|Book value / share||0.0||156.82|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||520267.0||602309.0|
BUY. BLACKROCK INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.24 for the Capital Markets industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.47. 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.
|BLK 18.73||Peers 21.24||BLK NA||Peers 12.73|
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.
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 15.53||Peers 16.65||BLK 0.95||Peers 1.73|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
BLK is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. 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 discount to its peers.
|BLK NA||Peers 2.13||BLK 14.09||Peers 82.04|
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 5.43||Peers 3.57||BLK 8.85||Peers 5.57|
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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