BLACKROCK INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.42% from the same quarter last year.
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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. ($mil)||6001.0||4551.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||239808.0||219873.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||8327.0||7308.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||43.21||43.54|
|Return on Assets||1.37||1.33|
|Return on Equity||12.03||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||163.94||156.82|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||532337.0||579461.0|
BUY. BLACKROCK INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.05 for the Capital Markets industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.41. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.21 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 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.
|BLK 18.80||Peers 21.05||BLK 19.62||Peers 21.99|
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.
Discount. 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 discount to its peers.
|BLK 15.64||Peers 15.18||BLK 3.62||Peers 5.67|
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.
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 2.21||Peers 2.34||BLK 14.09||Peers 5.26|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
BLK is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|BLK 5.46||Peers 3.61||BLK 8.85||Peers 2.43|
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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