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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 2.98
BLDP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1945 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. BLDP: 2.98 )
BLDP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.83   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.98

Equity to Asset 0.69
BLDP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 1946 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. BLDP: 0.69 )
BLDP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.69

0.48
0.95
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -3.02
M-Score: -2.18
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -31.73
BLDP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.11 vs. BLDP: -31.73 )
BLDP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -298.48   Max: -31.73
Current: -31.73

-298.48
-31.73
Net-margin (%) -32.59
BLDP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. BLDP: -32.59 )
BLDP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -363.56   Max: 57.2
Current: -32.59

-363.56
57.2
ROE (%) -27.86
BLDP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1934 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.14 vs. BLDP: -27.86 )
BLDP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -67.51   Max: 21.12
Current: -27.86

-67.51
21.12
ROA (%) -16.61
BLDP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1954 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. BLDP: -16.61 )
BLDP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -51.75   Max: 16.35
Current: -16.61

-51.75
16.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -76.73
BLDP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1949 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 13.49 vs. BLDP: -76.73 )
BLDP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -203.08   Max: -40.41
Current: -76.73

-203.08
-40.41
Revenue Growth (%) -4.50
BLDP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1721 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. BLDP: -4.50 )
BLDP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.9   Max: 49.3
Current: -4.5

-26.9
49.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -24.60
BLDP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. BLDP: -24.60 )
BLDP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -29.7   Max: 38.2
Current: -24.6

-29.7
38.2
EPS Growth (%) -15.90
BLDP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. BLDP: -15.90 )
BLDP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -58.6   Max: 551.4
Current: -15.9

-58.6
551.4
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Ratios

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industry
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P/B 5.10
BLDP's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 2036 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BLDP: 5.10 )
BLDP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 8.31
Current: 5.1

0.54
8.31
P/S 6.50
BLDP's P/S is ranked lower than
80% of the 2036 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BLDP: 6.50 )
BLDP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 20.79
Current: 6.5

0.88
20.79
Current Ratio 2.74
BLDP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BLDP: 2.74 )
BLDP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 20.54
Current: 2.74

1.53
20.54
Quick Ratio 2.19
BLDP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. BLDP: 2.19 )
BLDP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 20.25
Current: 2.19

1.11
20.25

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 49.00
BLDP's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 2036 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BLDP: 49.00 )
BLDP' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 74.4
Current: 49

1.56
74.4
Price/Tangible Book 12.30
BLDP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 2036 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. BLDP: 12.30 )
BLDP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 14.86
Current: 12.3

0.82
14.86
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
BLDP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 2036 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BLDP: 1.20 )
BLDP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 68.49
Current: 1.2

0.19
68.49
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -31.27
BLDP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.87 vs. BLDP: -31.27 )
BLDP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 32.5   Max: 33.2
Current: -31.27

32.5
33.2

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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Traded in other countries:BLD.Canada, PO0.Germany
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.
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