Black Knight Inc. (BKI)Growth Analysis: Profit Driven by Strength

Black Knight Inc. (BKI) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is William P. Foley Executive Chairman of the Board with 4,681,696 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Anthony M. Jabbour Director and Chief Executive Officer, with 432,009 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 246,202 shares of BKI is Kirk T. Larsen Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and BKFS LLC.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Black Knight Inc. (BKI), Fidelity Management & Research Co. is the top holder with 17.21 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. (Investment Management) with 16.26 million shares. In the third-place spot with 13.38 million shares is The Vanguard Group, Inc..

This company’s stock price was $62.50 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1236851. Compare that to its average daily volume of 1.18M. Given the fact that this stock has 150.06M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $9.38B. Its Price to Sales ratio is 8.07, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 957.02, and its Price to Book ratio is 4.94.

BKI stock has achieved a 5-day range of $61.76 to $63.62, with a total performance of -0.49% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $53.61 to $64.46, generating a -2.44% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by -0.02%, trading in the range of $53.61 to $64.80.

In the past 5 days, shares of BKI have made a new high 2 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 1 time, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 4 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.51. This is a 0.02 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.49, amounting to an earnings surprise of 4.10%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.48, making for an earnings surprise of 2.10%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.44, generating a 2.30% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $168.5 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $254.2 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $435.5 million for the year, compared to $351.1 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$30.0 million, compared to -$27.4 million, and Free Cash flow was $405.5 million compared to the prior year’s $323.7 million.

Black Knight Inc. (BKI) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 4/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.01, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.47, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.88 and a Debt to EBITDA of 3.2. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 4.62, its Piotroski F-Score is 4, its Altman Z-Score is 3.34.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 5/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 24.16, a Net Margin of 13.02, a ROE of 8.35, and a ROC of 127.84.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for BKI, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 2.05. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for BKI is now 0.00. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 4.82.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for BKI is sitting at 1.35, while its Current Ratio is 1.35. This stock’s PB Ratio is 5, its PS Ratio is 7.99, its Forward PE Ratio is 31.15, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 61.28. Similarly, its Price to Owner Earnings is 52.25, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 36.59 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 26.36.