Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and over 4,000 team members. Our business is focused on three solutions areas: Communications, Infrastructure and Products. Communication Solutions: Black Box Network Services sells, installs, and maintains communications solutions, such as the latest in unified communications, contact center, network security, traditional telephony, and more. We offer a complete services portfolio, including system maintenance plans and remote monitoring services. Infrastructure Solutions: Black Box provides planning, installation, and maintenance services for all types of data infrastructures from structured cabling to wireless networks to CATV, and the latest in integrated networking solutions such as routers, switches, and security applications. Product Solutions: The Black Box Store offers an extensive range of products to maintain your infrastructure, including cables, cabinets, racks, digital signage, KVM, networking, multimedia and more—all backed with the industry’s best warranties and fast, free, live Tech Support on-line or by phone, 24/7/365.
Company Growth (employees)
Bridgeville, US
Size (employees)
3,488 (est)
Black Box was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Bridgeville, US

Black Box Office Locations

Black Box has an office in Bridgeville
Bridgeville, US (HQ)
1000 Park Dr
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Black Box Financials and Metrics

Black Box Financials

Black Box's revenue was reported to be $855.7 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

855.7 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

(7.1 m)

EBIT (FY, 2017)

(1.3 m)

Market capitalization (22-Dec-2017)

50.7 m

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

14.2 m


125.2 m
Black Box's current market capitalization is $50.7 m.
USDFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


971.7 m992.4 m912.7 m855.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

110.5 m103.9 m105.5 m103.1 m97.5 m

Gross profit

866.2 m889.4 m815.1 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q2, 2016Q1, 2016Q3, 2017Q1, 2017


13.5 m10.5 m8.6 m7.1 m9 m4.2 m(149.9 m)7.1 m(6.5 m)2.7 m2.8 m(12.9 m)

Interest expense

1.4 m1.2 m1.1 m1 m1.2 m1.4 m1.1 m1.2 m1.1 m1.2 m1.1 m1.2 m

Pre tax profit

11.2 m9.2 m

Income tax expense

5.7 m2.5 m3.5 m2.6 m2.4 m2.1 m(21.5 m)61 k(1.5 m)2.3 m324 k(4.5 m)
USDY, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016FY, 2017


20.9 m31.2 m22.4 m30.7 m30.8 m23.5 m23.5 m14.2 m


25.4 m

Current Assets

356.3 m343.3 m299.4 m268.6 m


29.1 m32.2 m34.5 m29.1 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q2, 2016Q1, 2016Q3, 2017Q1, 2017


26.8 m25.6 m27.8 m28.4 m33.3 m20.5 m20.3 m18 m16.1 m21.4 m13.8 m10.5 m


51.7 m52.7 m53.7 m51.2 m54.9 m53.4 m50.1 m48.5 m26 m40 m25.9 m25.2 m

Current Assets

356 m364.3 m365.4 m359.6 m376.1 m339.5 m342.2 m321.7 m285.8 m293.4 m275 m254 m


29.1 m28.8 m29.3 m29.2 m30.2 m32.3 m32.9 m34.3 m33.6 m34.1 m30.4 m28 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(115.9 m)15.3 m(171.1 m)(7.1 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

7 m8.6 m9.4 m

Accounts Receivable

(2.9 m)1.5 m7.8 m8.1 m


4 m6.3 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q2, 2016Q1, 2016Q3, 2017Q1, 2017

Net Income

12.5 m19.1 m3.9 m7.1 m12.4 m754 k(129.1 m)(123.4 m)(6.6 m)(476 k)(5.3 m)(9.7 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

1.7 m3.4 m5.1 m2 m4.1 m6.3 m4.6 m2.2 m7.1 m2.3 m

Accounts Receivable

4.9 m(14.2 m)(14.5 m)(9.9 m)(24.1 m)(1.7 m)(14.3 m)(10.4 m)(7.6 m)4.6 m3.1 m15.2 m


6.8 m2.3 m6.2 m159 k
USDY, 2017


-95 x


3.1 x


3.8 x


242 k


0.6 x


0.2 x

Financial Leverage

3 x
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Black Box Operating Metrics

Black Box's Backlog was reported to be $306.6 m in FY, 2017, which is a 9% decrease from the previous period
Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017


$408.75 m$389.92 m$352.63 m$329.94 m$377.8 m$356.31 m$345.36 m$335.53 m$308.33 m$342.56 m$331.7 m$306.62 m
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Black Box Market Value History

Black Box Revenue Breakdown

Black Box's Web-traffic and Trends

Black Box Online and Social Media Presence

Black Box News and Updates

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