Black Hills Corp

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BKH : NYSE : Utilities
$64.28 up 0.7 | 1.1%
Today's Range: 63.32 - 64.47
Avg. Daily Volume: 342100.0
02/23/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BLACK HILLS CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)463.8318.26
EBITDA ($mil)158.4109.96
EBIT ($mil)110.071.41
Net Income ($mil)18.2-14.18

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)0.0458.23
Total Assets ($mil)0.04655.5
Total Debt ($mil)0.01943.67
Equity ($mil)0.01465.87

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin34.1534.55
EBITDA Margin34.1534.55
Operating Margin23.7222.44
Sales Turnover0.00.28
Return on Assets0.0-0.68
Return on Equity0.0-2.19
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.01.95
Interest Expense34.324.45
Interest Coverage3.212.92

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)53.1151.19
Div / share0.420.41
Book value / share0.028.63
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume347941.0358538.0


BUY. BLACK HILLS CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 18.61 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.35. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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BKH 45.42 Peers 18.61   BKH NA Peers 7.50

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

BKH is trading at a significant premium 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.

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  Price to
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BKH 16.33 Peers 17.31   BKH NM Peers 2.58

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.

BKH's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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BKH NA Peers 2.17   BKH 295.71 Peers -53.12

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.


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 2.10 Peers 2.36   BKH 20.57 Peers -1.04

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 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 significantly exceeds its peers.



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