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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 0.01
BKH's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.16 vs. BKH: 0.01 )
BKH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.2
Current: 0.01

0.01
0.2
Equity to Asset 0.34
BKH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. BKH: 0.34 )
BKH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.34

0.21
0.41
Interest Coverage 2.26
BKH's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. BKH: 2.26 )
BKH' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 4.99
Current: 2.26

1.03
4.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.17
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 20.03
BKH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. BKH: 20.03 )
BKH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.56   Max: 33.39
Current: 20.03

5.56
33.39
Net-margin (%) 9.01
BKH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.86 vs. BKH: 9.01 )
BKH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.25   Max: 18.63
Current: 9.01

3.25
18.63
ROE (%) 8.79
BKH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. BKH: 8.79 )
BKH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.11   Max: 18.72
Current: 8.79

4.11
18.72
ROA (%) 2.97
BKH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. BKH: 2.97 )
BKH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 6.48
Current: 2.97

1.2
6.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.43
BKH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. BKH: 8.43 )
BKH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.75   Max: 14.45
Current: 8.43

2.75
14.45
Revenue Growth (%) -2.70
BKH's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. BKH: -2.70 )
BKH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.2   Max: 71.6
Current: -2.7

-26.2
71.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.80
BKH's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BKH: 6.80 )
BKH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -29.4   Max: 55.5
Current: 6.8

-29.4
55.5
EPS Growth (%) 17.20
BKH's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. BKH: 17.20 )
BKH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.6   Max: 46.6
Current: 17.2

-24.6
46.6
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BKH Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 665,885 sh (-0.51%)
Jim Simons 39,600 sh (-57.69%)
Private Capital 23,655 sh (-94.35%)
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Q2 2013

BKH Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 68,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 7,470 sh (New)
Jim Simons 78,500 sh (+98.23%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Private Capital Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 650,240 sh (-2.35%)
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Q3 2013

BKH Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 115,000 sh (+69.12%)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 648,740 sh (-0.23%)
Jim Simons 38,500 sh (-50.96%)
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Q4 2013

BKH Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (+117.39%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 641,440 sh (-1.13%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BKH

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 22.80
BKH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. BKH: 22.80 )
BKH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.01   Max: 55.04
Current: 22.8

4.01
55.04
P/B 2.00
BKH's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. BKH: 2.00 )
BKH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.01
Current: 2

0.55
2.01
P/S 2.00
BKH's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. BKH: 2.00 )
BKH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 19.45
Current: 2

0.45
19.45
EV-to-EBIT 16.10
BKH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. BKH: 16.10 )
BKH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 1234.7
Current: 16.1

5.8
1234.7
PEG 4.40
BKH's PEG is ranked higher than
58% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. BKH: 4.40 )
BKH' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 14.84
Current: 4.4

0.45
14.84
Shiller P/E 27.80
BKH's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.49 vs. BKH: 27.80 )
BKH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.81   Max: 27.4
Current: 27.8

6.81
27.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.60
BKH's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. BKH: 2.60 )
BKH' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.62   Max: 9.3
Current: 2.6

2.62
9.3
Dividend Payout 0.58
BKH's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. BKH: 0.58 )
BKH' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.58

0.33
1.28
Dividend growth (3y) 1.80
BKH's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BKH: 1.80 )
BKH' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 4.5
Current: 1.8

1.4
4.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.83
BKH's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
55% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. BKH: 2.83 )
BKH' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.85   Max: 10.12
Current: 2.83

2.85
10.12
Share Buyback Rate -4.40
BKH's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. BKH: -4.40 )
BKH' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.3   Max: -11.7
Current: -4.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.70
BKH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
54% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BKH: 2.70 )
BKH' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 5.94
Current: 2.7

1.43
5.94
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
BKH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BKH: 1.60 )
BKH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 2.19
Current: 1.6

0.48
2.19
Price/Graham Number 1.60
BKH's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
52% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BKH: 1.60 )
BKH' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 2.26
Current: 1.6

0.81
2.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.20
BKH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. BKH: 6.20 )
BKH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 17.2
Current: 6.2

0.1
17.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -5.60
BKH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
61% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. BKH: -5.60 )
BKH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.6   Max: 14.1
Current: -5.6

-15.6
14.1

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
Compare:GDFZY, NWE, ENLAY, EONGY, ECIFY » details
Traded in other countries:BHI.Germany
Black Hills Corporation is a South Dakota corporation. It was formed through the purchase and combination of several existing electric utilities and related assets, some of which had served customers in the Black Hills region since 1883. It operates mainly in the United States with two major business groups: Utilities and Non-regulated Energy. The Company's Utilities Group is comprised of its Electric Utilities and Gas Utilities segments, and its Non-regulated Energy Group is comprised of its Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Coal Mining, and Energy Marketing segments. It conducts electric utility operations and combination electric and gas utility operations through three subsidiaries: Black Hills Power (South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana), Cheyenne Light (Wyoming), and Colorado Electric (Colorado). The Company's Electric Utilities segment generates, transmits and distributes electricity to approximately 201,100 customers in South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and Montana and includes the operations of Cheyenne Light, a combination electric and gas utility, and its approximately 33,900 gas utility customers in Wyoming. The Company's Gas Utilities segment serves approximately 528,300 natural gas utility customers in Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. The Company's Electric Utilities owns 630 MWs of generation and 8,182 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines, and its Gas Utilities owns 626 miles of intrastate gas transmission pipelines and 19,638 miles of gas distribution mains and service lines. Through its electric utilities, it owns electric transmission systems composed of high voltage transmission lines (greater than 69 KV) and low voltage lines (69 or fewer KV). The Company's Oil and Gas segment, which conducts business through BHEP and its subsidiaries, acquires, explores for, develops and produces natural gas and crude oil for sale into commodity markets. The Company's Non-regulated Energy Group, which operates through various subsidiaries, produces and sells electric capacity and energy through ownership of a diversified portfolio of generating plants; produces coal, natural gas and crude oil mainly in the Rocky Mountain region; and markets and stores natural gas and crude oil. The Company's Coal Mining segment produces coal at its coal mine near Gillette, Wyoming, and its Energy Marketing segment markets natural gas, crude oil and related services, mainly in the Western and Mid-continent regions of the Unites States and Canada. The Company's Power Generation segment produces electric power from its generating plants and sells the electric capacity and energy mainly under long-term contracts. The Company's utilities are subject to the jurisdiction of the public utilities commissions in the states in which they operate. It is subject to numerous federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and the safety and health of personnel and the public.

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