Critical Comparison: Black Hills (BKH) versus Biotricity (BTCY)

Biotricity (OTCMKTS:BTCY) and Black Hills (NYSE:BKH) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Biotricity and Black Hills’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Biotricity N/A N/A N/A
Black Hills 14.73% 9.75% 2.93%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Biotricity and Black Hills’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Biotricity N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Black Hills $1.75 billion 2.45 $258.44 million $3.54 20.14

Black Hills has higher revenue and earnings than Biotricity.

Volatility and Risk

Biotricity has a beta of 5.34, indicating that its share price is 434% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Black Hills has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its share price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Black Hills pays an annual dividend of $2.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Biotricity does not pay a dividend. Black Hills pays out 57.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Black Hills has raised its dividend for 49 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Biotricity shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.4% of Black Hills shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Black Hills shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Biotricity and Black Hills, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Biotricity 0 0 0 0 N/A
Black Hills 1 5 0 0 1.83

Black Hills has a consensus target price of $65.40, suggesting a potential downside of 8.26%. Given Black Hills’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Black Hills is more favorable than Biotricity.

Summary

Black Hills beats Biotricity on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Biotricity

Biotricity, Inc., a medical diagnostic and consumer healthcare technology company, focuses on providing biometric data monitoring solutions in the United States. The company focuses to deliver remote monitoring solutions to medical, healthcare, and consumer markets, including diagnostic and post-diagnostic solutions for lifestyle and chronic illnesses. It is developing Bioflux mobile cardiac telemetry solution that provides recurring reimbursements to doctors, hospitals, and independent diagnostic testing facilities; revenue model that fits within the established insurance billing practices; built-in cellular connectivity; and motion tracking to detect exercise, activity, and disorientation. The company is also developing Biolife, a health and lifestyle solution for individuals. It has a collaboration agreement with the University of Calgary to determine the predictive value of electrocardiogram readings in preventative healthcare applications. Biotricity, Inc. is based in Redwood City, California.

About Black Hills

Black Hills Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an electric and natural gas utility company in the United States. It operates through Electric Utilities, Gas Utilities, Power Generation, and Mining segments. The Electric Utilities segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 212,000 electric customers in Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming, as well as provides electrical system construction services to large industrial customers. This segment owns 939 megawatts of generation capacity and 8,858 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines. The Gas Utilities segment distributes natural gas to approximately 1,054,000 natural gas utility customers in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming. It also provides appliance repair services to residential customers through company technicians and third-party service providers; and constructs and maintains gas infrastructure facilities for gas transportation customers. This segment owns and operates approximately 4,700 miles of intrastate gas transmission pipelines; 41,158 miles of gas distribution mains and service lines; 7 natural gas storage sites; and approximately 45,000 horsepower of compression and 600 miles of gathering lines. The Power Generation segment produces electric power through wind, natural gas, and coal generating plants; and sells the electric capacity and energy primarily to utilities under long-term contracts. The Mining segment produces coal at its coal mine located near Gillette, Wyoming; and sells the coal to electric generation facilities. Black Hills Corporation was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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