BlackRock Inc

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BLK : NYSE : Financial
$388.54 | %
Today's Range: 386.2 - 391.95
Avg. Daily Volume: 703700.0
12/09/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BLACKROCK INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.72% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)2837.02910.0
EBITDA ($mil)1266.01290.0
EBIT ($mil)1209.01222.0
Net Income ($mil)875.0843.0

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)5615.05749.0
Total Assets ($mil)226739.0222216.0
Total Debt ($mil)4961.04950.0
Equity ($mil)28904.028136.0

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin44.6244.33
EBITDA Margin44.6244.32
Operating Margin42.6241.99
Sales Turnover0.050.05
Return on Assets1.41.48
Return on Equity11.011.71
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense52.050.0
Interest Coverage23.2524.44

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)163.86166.06
Div / share2.292.18
Book value / share176.4169.44
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume688723.0552232.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.88 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.22. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.11 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.21. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BLACKROCK INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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BLK 19.52 Peers 21.88   BLK 28.81 Peers 16.87

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.


Premium. 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 significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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BLK 16.84 Peers 20.01   BLK NM Peers 2.26

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.


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.

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

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  Earnings Growth
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BLK 2.11 Peers 4.21   BLK -2.22 Peers 47.98

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.

BLK is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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.

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  Sales Growth
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BLK 5.47 Peers 5.69   BLK -1.72 Peers 1.18

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.

BLK 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.

BLK significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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