BKH:NYE-Black Hills Corporation (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Utilities-Diversified | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 66.33


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Market Cap

USD 4.21B



Avg Analyst Target

USD 74.75 (+12.69%)

Avg User Target

Average Analyst Rating


Fundamental Analysis



Black Hills Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an electric and natural gas utility company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Electric Utilities, Gas Utilities, Power Generation, and Mining. The Electric Utilities segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 216,000 electric customers in Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming, as well as provides electrical system construction services to large industrial customers. This segment owns 992 megawatts of generation capacity and 8,892 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines. The Gas Utilities segment distributes natural gas to approximately 1,083,000 natural gas utility customers in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming. It also provides appliance repair services to residential customers; and constructs and maintains gas infrastructure facilities for gas transportation customers. This segment owns and operates approximately 4,774 miles of intrastate gas transmission pipelines; 41,838 miles of gas distribution mains and service lines; seven natural gas storage sites; and approximately 49,000 horsepower of compression and 560 miles of gathering lines. The Power Generation segment produces electric power through wind, natural gas, and coal-fired generating plants; and sells the electric capacity and energy primarily to utilities under long-term contracts. The Mining segment produces coal at its coal mine located near Gillette, Wyoming; and sells the coal to electric generation facilities. Black Hills Corporation was incorporated in 1941 and is headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota. Address: 7001 Mount Rushmore Road, Rapid City, SD, United States, 57702

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Utilities-Diversified)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Capital Gain 7.94% 69% D+ 46% F
Dividend Return 2.76% 38% F 55% F
Total Return 10.70% 69% D+ 46% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 11.61% 38% F 36% F
Dividend Return 3.80% 38% F 56% F
Total Return 15.41% 38% F 36% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 11.11% 54% F 41% F
Dividend Return 16.88% 15% F 60% D-
Total Return 27.98% 54% F 39% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 1.98% 31% F 34% F
Dividend Return 3.13% 31% F 67% D+
Total Return 5.11% 38% F 35% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 22.18% 38% F 52% F
Risk Adjusted Return 23.04% 31% F 28% F
Market Capitalization 4.21B 38% F 70% C-
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 17.69 87% B+ 48% F
Price/Book Ratio 1.54 69% D+ 59% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 7.77 62% D- 53% F
EV/EBITDA 13.23 23% F 48% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 9.29% 50% F 50% F
Return on Invested Capital 6.38% 69% D+ 62% D-
Return on Assets 3.18% 63% D 57% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 132.50% 31% F 27% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 3.94 36% F 27% F
Short Percent 2.42% 23% F 59% F
Beta 0.41 94% A 85% B
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.