Black Hills CorpFind Ratings Reports
BLACK HILLS CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased 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. BLACK HILLS CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.25 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.17% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. To learn more visit www.TheStreetRatings.com.
|Income Statement||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||449.96||441.99|
|Net Income ($mil)||40.0||33.85|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||48.81||65.58|
|Total Assets ($mil)||6324.65||4319.83|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3374.66||1645.26|
|Profitability||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||35.0||29.76|
|Return on Assets||-0.41||2.68|
|Return on Equity||-1.75||8.24|
|Debt||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Share Data||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||51.45||44.82|
|Div / share||0.42||0.41|
|Book value / share||28.78||31.41|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||390843.0||655134.0|
BUY. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.15 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.51. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, BLACK HILLS CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|BKH NM||Peers 21.87||BKH 8.07||Peers 8.69|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
BKH's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Average. 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.
BKH is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|BKH 17.61||Peers 20.09||BKH NA||Peers 2.12|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
BKH is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Neutral. 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.
Ratio not available.
|BKH 2.15||Peers 2.51||BKH -126.64||Peers -4.94|
Discount. 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.
BKH is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, BKH is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|BKH 2.43||Peers 2.60||BKH -4.57||Peers -3.55|
Average. 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.
BKH is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
BKH significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth