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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 : 4/10

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Cash-to-Debt 8.66
BLDP's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
74% of the 1807 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. BLDP: 8.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BLDP' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 859.52 Max: No Debt
Current: 8.66
Equity-to-Asset 0.69
BLDP's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. BLDP: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BLDP' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.87 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.69
0.48
0.95
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: -4.58
Beneish M-Score: -2.39
WACC vs ROIC
27.44%
-37.52%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 2/10

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Operating Margin % -32.09
BLDP's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
94% of the 1796 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. BLDP: -32.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BLDP' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -121.5  Med: -69.3 Max: -31.63
Current: -32.09
-121.5
-31.63
Net Margin % -28.40
BLDP's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
94% of the 1797 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. BLDP: -28.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BLDP' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -363.56  Med: -44.53 Max: 52.8
Current: -28.4
-363.56
52.8
ROE % -19.63
BLDP's ROE % is ranked lower than
91% of the 1752 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.36 vs. BLDP: -19.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BLDP' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.66  Med: -25.67 Max: 17.09
Current: -19.63
-52.66
17.09
ROA % -13.36
BLDP's ROA % is ranked lower than
92% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. BLDP: -13.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BLDP' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.94  Med: -16.45 Max: 13.95
Current: -13.36
-40.94
13.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -87.47
BLDP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 1807 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.27 vs. BLDP: -87.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BLDP' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -130.03  Med: -111.76 Max: -21.16
Current: -87.47
-130.03
-21.16
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.80
BLDP's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 1575 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BLDP: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BLDP' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.1  Med: -2.7 Max: 48.8
Current: 3.8
-33.1
48.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -69.10
BLDP's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99% of the 1338 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. BLDP: -69.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BLDP' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -69.1  Med: -8.8 Max: 43.5
Current: -69.1
-69.1
43.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -51.30
BLDP's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
96% of the 1188 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BLDP: -51.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BLDP' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.2  Med: -17.25 Max: 545.2
Current: -51.3
-58.2
545.2
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials    NAICS: 335999    SIC: 3379
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Ballard Power Systems Inc is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, sale and service of fuel cell products for a variety of applications, focusing on commercial stage and development stage markets.

Ballard Power Systems Inc was incorporated in the State of Canada on November 12, 2008. It is a clean energy growth company. The company is engaged in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell development and commercialization. The Company's main business is the design, development, manufacture, sale and service of fuel cell products for a variety of applications, focusing on motive power (material handling and buses) and stationary power (back-up power, supplemental power, and distributed generation). A fuel cell is an environmentally clean electrochemical device that combines hydrogen fuel with oxygen (from the air) to produce electricity. Ballard fuel cell products feature high fuel efficiency, low operating temperature, low noise and vibration, compact size, quick response to changes in electrical demand, modular design and environmental cleanliness. The Company has four principal subsidiaries and affiliates: Ballard Fuel Cell Systems Inc., an Oregon corporation that develops methanol-fueled clean energy backup power systems; Dantherm Power A/S ("Dantherm Power"), a Denmark-based corporation jointly owned with Dantherm A/S that develops hydrogen-fueled clean energy backup power systems; BDF IP Holdings Ltd. ("IP Holdings"), a Canadian corporation that holds intellectual property assets; and Ballard Material Products Inc., a Delaware corporation that formerly developed and manufactured carbon fiber products for use in the automotive and fuel cell markets, and which now focuses on the development of fuel processing components and systems for use in fuel cell applications.

Ratios

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PB Ratio 2.76
BLDP's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 1816 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. BLDP: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BLDP' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.83 Max: 8.24
Current: 2.76
0.53
8.24
PS Ratio 4.05
BLDP's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 1842 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. BLDP: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BLDP' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 3.57 Max: 28.74
Current: 4.05
1.2
28.74
Current Ratio 2.67
BLDP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1706 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BLDP: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BLDP' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 5.13 Max: 20.54
Current: 2.67
1.53
20.54
Quick Ratio 2.07
BLDP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1704 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. BLDP: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BLDP' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.11  Med: 4.77 Max: 20.25
Current: 2.07
1.11
20.25
Days Inventory 140.65
BLDP's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
69% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 98.86 vs. BLDP: 140.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BLDP' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 73.04  Med: 98.98 Max: 248.57
Current: 140.65
73.04
248.57
Days Sales Outstanding 72.75
BLDP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 80.24 vs. BLDP: 72.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BLDP' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 59.57  Med: 107.43 Max: 152.97
Current: 72.75
59.57
152.97
Days Payable 72.06
BLDP's Days Payable is ranked higher than
54% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 65.83 vs. BLDP: 72.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BLDP' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.67  Med: 54.52 Max: 93.96
Current: 72.06
17.67
93.96

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -19.50
BLDP's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. BLDP: -19.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BLDP' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25  Med: -4.3 Max: 10
Current: -19.5
-25
10

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 33.00
BLDP's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
71% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 15.23 vs. BLDP: 33.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
BLDP' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.53  Med: 8.48 Max: 132
Current: 33
2.53
132
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 6.39
BLDP's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. BLDP: 6.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
BLDP' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 5.85 Max: 59.25
Current: 6.39
1.35
59.25
Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.95
BLDP's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 1714 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. BLDP: 4.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BLDP' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 3.28 Max: 15.12
Current: 4.95
0.84
15.12
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.13
BLDP's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. BLDP: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BLDP' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 2.5 Max: 106.48
Current: 1.13
0.34
106.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -7.48
BLDP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
89% of the 1886 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. BLDP: -7.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BLDP' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.47  Med: 3.3 Max: 8.7
Current: -7.48
-9.47
8.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $74.57
EPS (TTM) $ -0.14
Beta3.06
Short Percentage of Float2.85%
52-Week Range $1.23 - 2.53
Shares Outstanding (Mil)174.62
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