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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.72
HAWK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 1.72 )
HAWK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.19   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.72

Equity to Asset 0.20
HAWK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 0.20 )
HAWK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.2

0.04
0.25
Interest Coverage No Debt
HAWK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: No Debt )
HAWK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 528.07   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

528.07
9999.99
Z-Score: 2.62
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.62
HAWK's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 6.62 )
HAWK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 8.01
Current: 6.62

6.4
8.01
Net-margin (%) 4.22
HAWK's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 4.22 )
HAWK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.32   Max: 5.02
Current: 4.22

3.32
5.02
ROE (%) 26.28
HAWK's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 26.28 )
HAWK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 38.14   Max: 86.13
Current: 26.28

38.14
86.13
ROA (%) 4.90
HAWK's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 4.90 )
HAWK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.08   Max: 5.61
Current: 4.9

3.08
5.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 105.78
HAWK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 105.78 )
HAWK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 113.6   Max: 192.8
Current: 105.78

113.6
192.8
» HAWK's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

HAWK Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Cibelli 165,000 sh (+560%)
Mario Gabelli 87,266 sh (+71.11%)
Columbia Wanger 2,090,500 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Chuck Royce 346,100 sh (-37.65%)
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Q4 2013

HAWK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 38,800 sh (New)
Mario Cibelli 285,000 sh (+72.73%)
Mario Gabelli 134,248 sh (+53.84%)
Columbia Wanger 2,181,500 sh (+4.35%)
Chuck Royce 2,100 sh (-99.39%)
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Q1 2014

HAWK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Einhorn 214,277 sh (New)
Mario Cibelli 500,000 sh (+75.44%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 2,123,500 sh (-2.66%)
Mario Gabelli 54,000 sh (-59.78%)
Jim Simons 13,800 sh (-64.43%)
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Q2 2014

HAWK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 317,963 sh (+2204.08%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
Mario Cibelli 485,000 sh (-3%)
Mario Gabelli 48,000 sh (-11.11%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HAWK

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Cibelli 2014-06-30 Reduce -3%0.17%$23.34 - $28.22 $ 31.8429%485000
Mario Cibelli 2014-03-31 Add 75.44%2.41%$22.41 - $28.65 $ 31.8421%500000
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Reduce -59.78%0.01%$22.41 - $28.65 $ 31.8421%54000
Mario Cibelli 2013-12-31 Add 72.73%1.6%$20.98 - $25.83 $ 31.8438%285000
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Add 53.84%0.01%$20.98 - $25.83 $ 31.8438%134248
Mario Cibelli 2013-09-30 Add 560%2.04%$23.21 - $25.94 $ 31.8429%165000
George Soros 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$23.21 - $25.94 $ 31.8429%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 71.11%$23.21 - $25.94 $ 31.8429%87266
George Soros 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$22.35 - $26.67 $ 31.8430%37500
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$22.35 - $26.67 $ 31.8430%51000
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 33.10
HAWK's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 33.10 )
HAWK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 23.12   Max: 276.67
Current: 33.1

23.12
276.67
P/B 7.30
HAWK's P/B is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 7.30 )
HAWK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 5.32   Max: 8.53
Current: 7.3

5.32
8.53
P/S 1.40
HAWK's P/S is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 1.40 )
HAWK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 2.1
Current: 1.4

1.07
2.1
PFCF 31.10
HAWK's PFCF is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 31.10 )
HAWK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 31.1
Current: 31.1

2.21
31.1
EV-to-EBIT 19.80
HAWK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 19.80 )
HAWK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8   Max: 128.5
Current: 19.8

8
128.5
Current Ratio 1.07
HAWK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 1.07 )
HAWK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.07
Current: 1.07

0.8
1.07
Quick Ratio 1.07
HAWK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 1.07 )
HAWK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 1.07
Current: 1.07

0.8
1.07

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 144.70
HAWK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 144.70 )
HAWK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 13.06   Max: 128.27
Current: 144.7

13.06
128.27
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
HAWK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 1.00 )
HAWK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.52
Current: 1

0.86
1.52
Price/Graham Number 14.20
HAWK's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 14.20 )
HAWK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 4.14   Max: 12.71
Current: 14.2

4.14
12.71
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
HAWK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. HAWK: 5.20 )
HAWK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 12.5
Current: 5.2

0.8
12.5

Business Description

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Traded in other countries:6BHB.Germany, 6BH.Germany
Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc was founded in 2001 as a division of Safeway, and incorporated in Delaware as Blackhawk Network, Inc. in 2006 and changed its name to Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. The Company is a prepaid payment network utilizing proprietary technology to offer gift cards, other prepaid products and payment services in the United States and 18 other countries. Its payment network provides benefits to three primary constituents: consumers who purchase the products and services we offer, content providers who offer branded gift cards and other prepaid products that are redeemable for goods and services, and distribution partners who sell those products. For consumers, the Company provides convenience by offering quality brands and content at retail distribution locations and online, enhanced by customer promotions and loyalty incentive programs that may be offered by its distribution partners. For its content providers, the Company drives sales by providing access to millions of consumers and creating new customer relationships. For its distribution partners, the Company provides a significant, high-growth and highly productive product category that drives store traffic and customer loyalty. It offers gift cards from consumer brands such as Amazon.com, Applebee's, iTunes, Lowe's, Macy's and Starbucks and from payment networks such as American Express, MasterCard and Visa. It also distributes prepaid telecom products offered by leading prepaid wireless telecom brands. In addition, it distributes general purpose reloadable, or GPR, cards provided by Green Dot and NetSpend, as well as PayPower, its own GPR card. REloadit, the Company's proprietary reload network, allows consumers to reload funds onto certain of their previously purchased GPR cards. The Company distributes its products across multiple high-traffic channels such as grocery, convenience, specialty and online retailers. It competes with a number of other industry participants in the United States and internationally in connection with prepaid card issuance, program management, prepaid product distribution, marketing and processing and secondary card exchange. The Company's product and services that it offers and markets, and those for which it provides processing services are subject to a variety of federal and state laws and regulations.
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