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 Data and Metrics

Black Diamond Financial Metrics

Black Diamond's revenue was reported to be $148.2 m in FY, 2016 which is a 5% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

148.2 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

43.7 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(9 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(6 m)

Market capitalization (22-Jun-2017)

195.1 m

Closing share price (22-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

94.7 m
Black Diamond's current market capitalization is $195.1 m.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


203 m158.3 m155.3 m148.2 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

125.6 m100.7 m101 m104.5 m

Gross profit

77.5 m57.6 m54.2 m43.7 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

64 m58.5 m49.9 m

Operating expense total

82.2 m67.6 m92.3 m49.7 m


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

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

3.6 m2.6 m2.8 m2.9 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 m665 k

Net Income

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


58.4 m2.8 m2.4 m5.1 m4.5 m29.8 m88.4 m94.7 m

Accounts Receivable

40.3 m38.7 m26.8 m23.2 m


54.1 m64.5 m51.5 m45.4 m

Current Assets

106.4 m158.6 m182.4 m166.9 m


17.4 m13.8 m10.8 m11.1 m


57.7 m42 m29.6 m

Total Assets

321.4 m315.5 m228.6 m210.5 m

Total Debt

38 m22.4 m

Current Liabilities

29.3 m32.5 m21.4 m40.6 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

477.9 m483 m483.7 m483.9 m

Retained Earnings

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

Total Equity

247.3 m257.2 m176 m160.8 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
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

14 m(76 m)(9 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

2.3 m

Accounts Receivable

38.7 m26.8 m2.8 m


64.5 m51.5 m5.4 m

Cash From Operating Activities

26.6 m57.4 m4.8 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
USDY, 2016


370.5 k

Financial Leverage

1.3 x

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