Black Hills Corp.

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BKH : NYSE : Utilities
$51.94 | %
Today's Range: 50.77 - 51.95
Avg. Daily Volume: 748700.0
02/23/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BLACK HILLS CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)455.3463.79
EBITDA ($mil)166.9166.87
EBIT ($mil)119.3118.46
Net Income ($mil)57.618.17

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)0.015.85
Total Assets ($mil)0.06515.44
Total Debt ($mil)0.03313.53
Equity ($mil)0.01614.64

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin36.6635.98
EBITDA Margin36.6535.97
Operating Margin26.225.54
Sales Turnover0.00.24
Return on Assets0.01.11
Return on Equity0.04.51
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio0.00.88
Interest Expense35.035.6
Interest Coverage3.413.33

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)53.4853.38
Div / share0.480.42
Book value / share0.030.25
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume781480.0408631.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 19.09 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, BLACK HILLS CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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BKH 14.54 Peers 19.09   BKH NA Peers 7.95

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

BKH 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.

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  Price to
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BKH 14.91 Peers 16.71   BKH 0.10 Peers 1.91

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.


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.

BKH trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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BKH NA Peers 2.06   BKH 162.04 Peers 23.99

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.

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Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

BKH is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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BKH 1.64 Peers 2.31   BKH 8.03 Peers 6.98

Discount. 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 significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

BKH has a sales growth rate that exceeds its peers.



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