BlackHawk Network

BlackHawk Network is a prepaid payment network utilizing proprietary technology to offer a broad range of prepaid gift, telecom and debit cards, in physical and electronic forms, as well as related prepaid products and payment services in the United States and other countries.
For consumers, Blackhawk provides convenience by offering a broad variety of quality brands and content through physical and digital retail distribution locations or through loyalty, incentive and reward programs offered by its business clients. For content providers, it drives incremental sales by providing access consumers and creating new customer relationships. For retail distribution partners, the Company provides an important product category that can drive incremental store traffic and customer loyalty. For business clients, Blackhawk provides a wide array of services, software and prepaid products to enhance their customer loyalty, sales channel incentive and employee reward programs. 

Pleasanton, US
Size (employees)
1,316 (est)
BlackHawk Network was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, US

BlackHawk Network Office Locations

BlackHawk Network has offices in Pleasanton, Milsons Point, São Paulo, Toronto and in 5 other locations
Pleasanton, US (HQ)
6220 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Lewisville, US
700 TX-121, Suite 200
Milsons Point, AU
202 6A Glen St
São Paulo, BR
34 Rua André Ampére
Toronto, CA
3280 Bloor St W
Köln, DE
43 Gereonstraße
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BlackHawk Network Financials and Metrics

BlackHawk Network Financials

BlackHawk Network's revenue was reported to be $1.9 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

419.3 m

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

(12.7 m)

Market capitalization (13-Dec-2017)

2 b

Cash (09-Sep-2017)

304.9 m


2.1 b
BlackHawk Network's current market capitalization is $2 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.1 b1.4 b1.8 b1.9 b

Revenue growth, %


Sales and marketing expense

274.8 m

General and administrative expense

99.4 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q3, 2014Q2, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2017Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


206 m233.1 m269 m283.9 m319.7 m372.2 m352.7 m366.5 m391.2 m361.6 m407.2 m463.1 m419.3 m

Sales and marketing expense

30.5 m38.8 m41.7 m45.8 m43.6 m63.1 m50 m53.3 m60.5 m52.3 m62.8 m77.7 m58.7 m

General and administrative expense

10 m14.6 m16.2 m10.9 m18.7 m21.3 m22.1 m24.3 m23.3 m22.5 m29 m25.6 m24.1 m

Operating expense total

202.3 m237.3 m267.4 m275 m308.8 m362 m354.9 m369.5 m406.2 m371.7 m424.3 m467.5 m432 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


550.4 m911.6 m914.6 m1 b

Accounts Receivable

126.4 m181.4 m241.7 m262.7 m


67.5 m

Current Assets

1.6 b1.8 b1.9 b2.1 b
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q3, 2014Q2, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2017Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


103.5 m134.8 m219.9 m299.7 m219.4 m276.7 m214.7 m213 m264 m300.3 m214.5 m295.1 m304.9 m

Accounts Receivable

91.6 m117.6 m126 m121.8 m176.6 m178.3 m188.9 m224.6 m226.9 m199.6 m259.1 m262.6 m226.1 m

Current Assets

440.2 m521.9 m715.7 m777.1 m764 m896.8 m828.6 m858.6 m937.4 m901.8 m1 b1.2 b1.2 b


42.7 m133.6 m172.9 m133.1 m328.5 m330.5 m382.8 m486.5 m511.8 m508.6 m570.3 m572.9 m656.3 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Depreciation and Amortization

28.5 m

Accounts Receivable

181 m


(4.8 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

28.3 m361.2 m3 m
USDQ3, 2014Q2, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2017Q1, 2017

Accounts Receivable

126 m121.8 m176.6 m178.3 m188.9 m224.6 m226.9 m199.6 m259.1 m
Y, 2017


-164.7 x

Financial Leverage

3.5 x
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BlackHawk Network Operating Metrics

BlackHawk Network's Patent Applications was reported to be 150 in FY, 2016. BlackHawk Network's Transactions' Volume was reported to be $16.7 b in FY, 2016
FY, 2015Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016

Patents Issued


Patent Applications


Content Providers


Distribution Sites

198 k215 k244 k
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BlackHawk Network Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
CashStarAugust 31, 2017$175 m

BlackHawk Network Market Value History

BlackHawk Network Revenue Breakdown

BlackHawk Network Median Salaries

Source: 103 public H-1B filings from BlackHawk Network

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