Black Diamond

What began with a backyard anvil and a hammer has grown into a global company with offices on three continents that's not just for rock climbers, but one that stands for the spirit of the sports we live, their values and goals, past, present and future. Since 1957, our innovative gear designs have set the standards in numerous areas. This is partly the result of dedication, desire and diligence on the part of an incredible team of people. It's also the result of each of us being climbers and skiers ourselves. We're a company of users—it's who we are. We're the greatest dreamers about what could be, and the harshest of critics about what exists and because of this—the creation of Black Diamond is a process which will never end. The company today is more committed than ever, thanks to the many people here in the U.S., at Black Diamond Europe and at Black Diamond Asia whose limitless energy and hands-on involvement have created a promising future for all climbers and skiers worldwide.
Company Growth (employees)
Salt Lake City, US
Size (employees)
400 (est)
Black Diamond was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, US

Key People at Black Diamond

Peter Metcalf

Peter Metcalf

Aaron Kuehne

Aaron Kuehne

Chief Financial Officer
Mark Ritchie

Mark Ritchie

Chief Operating Officer

Black Diamond Office Locations

Black Diamond has an office in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, US (HQ)
2084 E 3900 S

Black Diamond Metrics

Black Diamond Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$148.2 m

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$43.7 m

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

($9 m)

Market capitalization (01-Sep-2016)

$143.7 m

Closing share price (01-Sep-2016)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$94.7 m
Black Diamond's current market capitalization is $143.7 m.
Black Diamond's revenue was reported to be $148.2 m in FY, 2016 which is a 5% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$203 m$158.3 m$155.3 m$148.2 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$125.6 m$100.7 m$101 m$104.5 m

Gross profit

$77.5 m$57.6 m$54.2 m$43.7 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

$64 m$58.5 m$49.9 m

Operating expense total

$82.2 m$67.6 m$92.3 m$49.7 m


($4.7 m)($10 m)($38.1 m)($6 m)

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$3.6 m$2.6 m$2.8 m$2.9 m

Pre tax profit

($7.9 m)($13.4 m)($40.4 m)($8.3 m)

Income tax expense

($2.1 m)($3.8 m)$47.7 m$665 k

Net Income

($5.9 m)$14 m($77.5 m)($9 m)
Y, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016


$58.4 m$2.8 m$2.4 m$5.1 m$4.5 m$29.8 m$88.4 m$94.7 m

Accounts Receivable

$40.3 m$38.7 m$26.8 m$23.2 m


$54.1 m$64.5 m$51.5 m$45.4 m

Current Assets

$106.4 m$158.6 m$182.4 m$166.9 m


$17.4 m$13.8 m$10.8 m$11.1 m


$57.7 m$42 m$29.6 m

Total Assets

$321.4 m$315.5 m$228.6 m$210.5 m

Accounts Payable

Total Debt

$38 m$22.4 m

Current Liabilities

$29.3 m$32.5 m$21.4 m$40.6 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$477.9 m$483 m$483.7 m$483.9 m

Retained Earnings

($237.2 m)($223.2 m)($299.2 m)($309.7 m)

Total Equity

$247.3 m$257.2 m$176 m$160.8 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.2 x0.1 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.1 x0.1 x

Financial Leverage

1.3 x1.2 x1.3 x1.3 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$14 m($76 m)($9 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

$2.3 m

Accounts Receivable

$38.7 m$26.8 m$2.8 m


$64.5 m$51.5 m$5.4 m

Accounts Payable

Cash From Operating Activities

$26.6 m$57.4 m$4.8 m

Purchases of PP&E

($2.6 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

$6.8 m

Long-term Borrowings

($21 k)

Cash From Financing Activities

($5.2 m)

Interest Paid

$1.2 m

Income Taxes Paid

$1.6 m

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