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Blockbuster Inc. (BBI)

BBI Stock Report

2-Year Price History

Recent Price
(5/22 4:04PM)
52-Week Price
$0.13 – $3.32
Market Capitalization
$90.9 Million
Dividend Yield
Most Recent Dividend
All Financial News about BBI is here.

About Blockbuster Inc.

Blockbuster Inc. is considered to operate in the Services sector. They specifically operate in the Music & Video Stores business segment contained within the Specialty Retail industry.

The Company is a provider of rental and retail movie and game entertainment. The Company offers pre-recorded videos, as well as video games, for in-store rental, sale and trade and also sells other entertainment-related merchandise.

A Word Of Caution

Stocks trading for less than $1 are loosely termed "penny" stocks. Blockbuster Inc. (BBI) is selling for less than $1 per share. While we stand by our ratings methodology for long term value investors, often times "penny" stocks will be more volatile. Because many "penny" stocks are lightly traded their stock price can fluctuate because of a single large trade. Also, there is generally less analyst coverage of such "penny" stocks and thus less information from which to base our rating.

While this company may not get as much press because of its low stock price, please take a moment to look at the RazorWire feed on the left had side of the report. Each time Blockbuster Inc Cl A is mentioned on business television recently should be displayed. This helps to bring you up to speed on any major issues they are facing right now.

Therefore, (and as always), check additional sources and available information regarding Blockbuster Inc Cl A before making an investment decision.

Ockham’s Rating

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BBI Revenue

As a value investing shop, we are interested in seeing how BBI’s revenues measure up against past performances. One easily understandable way of doing that is to compare Price to Sales per share levels over a given time frame. Assuming it is available, Ockham prefers to look at ten years of history (for this stock there are 10 years of history available) and we weigh recent years more heavily. This allows us to find weighted average historical high and low Price to Sales ratios, which give us a better idea of the stock’s current underlying value. Using this method, we have established a high range for Price to Sales of 0.40x and the low end of the range at 0.15x.

With respect to these historically rational metrics, notice that the current Price to Sales per share ratio for BBI of 0.03x is well below its normal historic Price to Sales levels. At a price of $0.82, BBI is 90% below where we would expect to see it. Clearly, this stock looks undervalued compared to historical levels, at least on a Price to Sales basis. This will positively affect our analysis because it is rare to find a stock this far below historical norms, and we would expect some price appreciation to bring this metric back towards a more normal range.

BBI Cash Earnings

Looking at BBI specifically in their Cash Earnings capabilities, Ockham views BBI as significantly below its historical average multiple of Cash Earnings. Looking at the last 10 years we can get a good understanding of what investors have grown to expect from BBI. For example, BBI’s Cash Earnings ratio per share has fluctuated between 1.57 and 3.67 over this historical timeframe. This range is based upon a proprietary weighted methodology at Ockham, but can clearly show an investor where BBI is with respect to prior business periods.

So with BBI’s current price (latest close of $0.82) and most recent level of Cash Earnings reported, we see significant opportunity from a value perspective. At its current price level, BBI is 87% below its average level of Price to Cash Earnings on a historical basis. This means that investors were willing to pay for a much higher stock price than currently for the same level of Cash in the past, on a relative basis. There are a couple of important things to remember, however. First, value doesn’t exist in a vacuum. So if the market doesn’t recognize this value, even a great disparity in Price to Cash Earnings cannot force an immediate stock price reaction. Second, patience is key when looking at securities that have reached these levels of Price to Cash Earnings versus their historical norms. So be patient with BBI.

BBI Dividends

A positive Ockham rating does not require a company to pay out an inviting dividend or a dividend at all. However, we believe dividends provide a useful measure of a company’s inherent expectations.

Peer Comparison


Blockbuster Inc. Industry Grouping

Company Ticker Market Cap (Ml) Latest
Price/Cash Earnings Price/Sales 5-Yr. Rev.
Growth Rate
Avg. ROE.
Current 10-Yr. Range* Current 10-Yr. Range*
Peer Company Averages (not incuding BBI) 11.54 2.56 » 33.19 0.11 0.05 » 1.10 9.79% 9.29%
*10 year range does not include current year values
Books-A-Million, Inc. BAMM $97.9 Million $6.19 3.85 1.06 » 11.99 0.19 0.05 » 0.76 2.21% 11.08%
Blockbuster Inc. BBI $90.9 Million $0.75 0.35 0.31 » 17.55 0.03 0.03 » 0.98 -1.88% 0.17%
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. BBW $87.3 Million $4.49 2.42 1.76 » 20.90 0.18 0.13 » 2.32 16.97% 14.84%
Zagg, Inc. ZAGG $82.5 Million $4.28 37.50 4.68 » 9.72 0.00 0.00 » 0.00 n/a 11.63%, Inc. FLWS $78.5 Million $2.13 8.03 2.83 » 85.05 0.17 0.05 » 2.40 10.20% 9.06%
TravelCenters of America LLC TA $38.3 Million $2.30 5.90 2.46 » 38.31 0.00 0.00 » 0.00 n/a -0.17%
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5:44:09 PM BBI $0.66 Blockbuster Inc.
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7 hours ago (05/22)
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12:57:26 PM BBI $0.68 Blockbuster Inc.
11 hours ago (05/22)
“…Basement airfares. You can still go to a movie for I think you’re going to see a big BLOCKBUSTER revenuewise and ticket saleswise for the movie >> stuart: I feel this intense desire to get away from it. Can we just leave the financial panic behind us for just one three-day weekend. …” …more details…
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1 days ago (05/21)
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2 days ago (05/20)
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3:24:05 PM BBI $0.78 Blockbuster Inc.
3 days ago (05/19)
“…These hotels aren’t going to contain casinos, because gambling is banned in dubai. Imagine that, bellagio without slots. BLOCKBUSTER will pay $300,000 to resolve a lawsuit in california that it overcharged customers for food and other merchandise it was a five-year and they found more than 3800 …” …more details…
7:30:14 AM BBI $0.79 Blockbuster Inc.
Squawk Box
3 days ago (05/19)
“…American express says that this retooling should save about $800 million during the remainder of when you take that in combination with the cuts it’s making on marketing. Video rental chain BLOCKBUSTER will pay $300,000 in fines in a probe from overcharging in california. BLOCKBUSTER has been faced with slumping sales and increasing competition from netflix and others and has been struggling to conserve cash. >>> nintendo dominating the …” …more details…
3:01:40 PM BBI $0.80 Blockbuster Inc.
4 days ago (05/18)
“…Natch gas is up. Wholesale gasoline is up 4 3/4% at $1.76 a gallon. Get to the numbers that matter. In a BLOCKBUSTER move, obama administration plans to raise the overall fuel economy standard of cars to 35 miles per hour by 2016. On the brink, california …” …more details…
3:56:26 PM BBI $0.82 Blockbuster Inc.
7 days ago (05/15)
“…Stock is up 18%. Moving to dry ship. Transports everything from iron ore to coal. They reached a deal with the outstanding debt. Up 13%. Moving to BLOCKBUSTER, another struggling retailer out there. The biggest drop in the russell 2,000 indexdexindex. …” …more details…
11:07:06 AM BBI $0.80 Blockbuster Inc.
7 days ago (05/15)
“…First quarter, reporting at 24% drop in their first quarter sales, which was really rare, they put out a lot of sales and promotions, but just didn’t make up for the losses that they were seeing there. BLOCKBUSTER also missing expectations, reporting a sales drop in the first quarter, and j.C. Penney, smaller than expected drop in profit, but issued the guidance for us. Right now the market likes the …” …more details…
7:54:32 AM BBI $0.87 Blockbuster Inc.
7 days ago (05/15)
“…Film? >> I think it really sets the film up well. You don’t have the complexity this is really more of a broad appeal action-based movie that sits really well into the summer BLOCKBUSTER season. Alexis: how does it compare against the likes of the star trek film which last weekend had a phenomenal opening box-office weekend, I understand the dailies have been terrific. I just saw it the other day. …” …more details…
7:50:06 AM BBI $0.87 Blockbuster Inc.
7 days ago (05/15)
“…Wal-mart has not commented on that process. — or that protest I should say. You are now up-to-date on the fox business network. Back to alexis glick in new alexis? Alexis: all right ashley something you will get excited about the summer BLOCKBUSTER season rolls on as angels and demons from sony’s columbia pictures hits the big screen the film based on the novel by dan brown is a follow-up to 06’s …” …more details…
4:31:43 PM BBI $0.96 Blockbuster Inc.
8 days ago (05/14)
“…$150 a share. Nordstroms thinking the consumer is going to wake up and go shopping. >> BLOCKBUSTER has reported too. There is concern that the company could keep going. They have been on the brink for a while. Earnings came in at 12-cents. …” …more details…
7:29:39 AM BBI $1.04 Blockbuster Inc.
11 days ago (05/11)
“…We should be a chart here of the other market share the other studios are capturing. I should tell you the other top five are paramount, 20th century, fox sony and universal. We know alexis next weekend will be another BLOCKBUSTER weekend we have angels and demons starring tom hanks. That will be another big draw. You are not without a lack of choice at the box-office. Alexis: number one, did you see star trek? Did you see wolverine? …” …more details…
7:29:06 PM BBI $1.04 Blockbuster Inc.
America's Nightly Scoreboard
14 days ago (05/08)
“…"scoreboard" to tell us his findings on medicare. >>> and later it is not even memorial day but that has starting BLOCKBUSTER season a little early. "star trek" leads the way. We’ll score them all. We want to know what you think, new "star trek" film, maybe you haven’t seen it, maybe you have, do you think it will be a buy, a sell or …” …more details…
7:01:31 PM BBI $1.04 Blockbuster Inc.
America's Nightly Scoreboard
14 days ago (05/08)
“…Bill. Wait until you see what he was charging right before he went into the slammer. $400 bagel bill. "power rankings". >>> who’s up, who’s down and summer BLOCKBUSTER season doesn’t start until memorial day but don’t tell that to trekies. >> I like this ship. >> "america’s nightly now. Captions made possible by …” …more details…
4:56:14 PM BBI $1.04 Blockbuster Inc.
14 days ago (05/08)
“…Wal-mart is reporting earning next week. Of 77 cents a share on revenues of $96.6 billion. Other earnings to look for, retailers, BLOCKBUSTER and handful of department stories, jcpenney, macy’s they have not been faring well during the recession. Could be a telling sign. Food earnings from …” …more details…
7:32:30 AM BBI $0.85 Blockbuster Inc.
14 days ago (05/08)
“…Your credit card a little too well, we’ve got bernie madoff’s actual american express and you do not want to miss >>> and later star wars hits theaters today. Viacom’s paramount is hoping that the BLOCKBUSTER can beam up sales with a new generation of fans. …” …more details…
5:25:31 PM BBI $0.81 Blockbuster Inc.
Fast Money
17 days ago (05/05)
“…Mike huckman, what does it mean? >> most analysts think once a week baeda if it wins fda approval could be a BLOCKBUSTER, maybe even a megablockbuster, in sales. Amylin, lilly, and there’s a third partner on this drug, …” …more details…
3:03:16 PM BBI $0.83 Blockbuster Inc.
17 days ago (05/05)
“…We’re seeing the shorts having to cover as well. >> we will see you later. Jamie dimon speaking out bluntly on the economy this afternoon. Making pretty much a BLOCKBUSTER statement. Robert gray was watching what the bank chief said. And robert, the markets didn’t necessarily react that dramatically in either direction. But he said some pretty fascinating things. …” …more details…
3:00:06 PM BBI $0.83 Blockbuster Inc.
17 days ago (05/05)
“…Dimon drops a bomb saying it’s possible we’re on the that’s not all. We’re going to break it all down and his comments. The market is off the earlier lows in the wake of. That securities BLOCKBUSTER as the s.E.C. Charges operator of a reserve primary fund with fraud. It had to do with lehman bonds they didn’t disclose to the money market clients. …” …more details…
9:05:46 AM BBI $0.84 Blockbuster Inc.
17 days ago (05/05)
“…Would be the first treatment for diabetes. It’s currently a twice a day two safety issues can slow or cloud approval, but once a week will be a BLOCKBUSTER. Shares of lily are called higher ahead of the open. Separately they announce they are cutting sales by 35% in a are cutting sales by …” …more details…
8:06:35 AM BBI $0.84 Blockbuster Inc.
Squawk Box
17 days ago (05/05)
“…There are two issues that could affect the timeline for potential approval of this drug. Many believe if it makes it through, it’s going to be a BLOCKBUSTER, maybe even a you would just have to take this drug once a week, inject it into your stomach once a week, and then you are done in terms of regulating your blood sugar level. …” …more details…
1:00:57 PM BBI $0.84 Blockbuster Inc.
18 days ago (05/04)
“…Real fears government control is on the rise. First the dow rising sharply. Getting about 1900 points in the last two months. Now, that is a rally. But there’s also a BLOCKBUSTER accusation about government power. A lawyer representing people owed money by chrysler said the white house threatened to ruin his client’s reputation if they didn’t toe the line. The white house is denying the …” …more details…
8:37:42 AM BBI $0.84 Blockbuster Inc.
18 days ago (05/04)
“…Winner, we talk about sustainability and whether or not they can continue to bring people into the theater. >> it is tough this summer so every week you have a new movie opening so audiences tend to migrate from one big BLOCKBUSTER to the next. You have to make a mark in opening weekend. Wolverine did that with 87 this friday we have star trek week after that angels and demons. This month. …” …more details…
1:23:57 PM BBI $0.84 Blockbuster Inc.
21 days ago (05/01)
“…To the professor of yesterday? We thought we’d ask america’s foremost expert on wealth. He is robert frank of the "wall he is the author of the great book, the BLOCKBUSTER. Coincidentally the name of the our guest was frank. Believe me, this guy is different. >> lucky for me we are >> indeed. …” …more details…
7:39:09 AM BBI $0.80 Blockbuster Inc.
21 days ago (05/01)
“…Day makes up more than 40% of annual box-office revenue. So this is a big summerr for all the big studios but overall studio stocks are down fromm year ago period because we know there’s a lot of things going on, not just the BLOCKBUSTER movie seasonn also other things impacting stocks like news corporation down 47% from a year viacom down 51%. Ge time warner also ge universal down mor than 38%. …” …more details…
7:38:40 AM BBI $0.80 Blockbuster Inc.
21 days ago (05/01)
“…Weekend.D.The film went on to be the second highest grossing film of last fosuer. Let’s take a look at some of the other hitits of last summer and what they brought in to the the dark knight of course the big BLOCKBUSTER hit bringing in more than 1/2 billion dollars. Ironman and indiana jones bringing in over 300 million these threex films alone made up a quarter of last summer’s box-office earnings. …” …more details…
3:37:08 PM BBI $0.74 Blockbuster Inc.
23 days ago (04/29)
“…We built a strong customer the exchange has done a wonderful job. Thrilled to be here. >> a BLOCKBUSTER trader, too, way back when. Tell us about the legacy. Not just one tremble on the >> I have two brothers down here and my father that’s retired. Started in 1960. 50 years of history. …” …more details…
4:54:05 PM BBI $0.66 Blockbuster Inc.
28 days ago (04/24)
“…The week was actually sun micro, but i’m going to get to that tenet healthcare number two. 35% higher today. The company so excited about its results and its cost-cutting efforts that it preannounced its first quarter, a BLOCKBUSTER. They’re going to be coming out in about a week or two, I guess and their full-year target goes much, much higher. That stock soaring on the week. Up 35%. …” …more details…
1:01:44 PM BBI $0.71 Blockbuster Inc.
29 days ago (04/23)
“…But that’s not good enough for orsome shareholders way lewis should have been looking out for them and not the regulators. The ceo of the nation’s biggest bank makes a BLOCKBUSTER acquisition or I should say accusation. But is he just passing the buck? That’s the big story. We’ve got it covered. Large housing starts coming in lower than expected. …” …more details…
12:01:31 PM BBI $0.70 Blockbuster Inc.
29 days ago (04/23)
“…Down 71 points, though. Of course, you want to stay tuned to the "fast money halftime report." going to weigh in on some >> a BLOCKBUSTER story today in "the wall street journal." everybody has been buzzing about get to it in a moment on ken lewis saying in testimony to the new york attorney general not …” …more details…
10:28:34 AM BBI $0.71 Blockbuster Inc.
4/22/2009 10:28 AM
“…It was produced by the movie by the earth serieses which drew an average of 5 million viewers per if that many people turn out, they will have a BLOCKBUSTER in the box office and across the country. >> whether it be consumer products and the fabulous books they’re going to be able to come out about disney nature and the animals and our planet, as well as obviously the disney channel. …” …more details…
7:48:13 AM BBI $0.79 Blockbuster Inc.
4/20/2009 7:48 AM
“…Going on in the pharma sector. What is happening? >> the key factor here is consolidation of the sector and thth driven by the fact that all the larger pharmaceutical companies are seeing patents on the BLOCKBUSTER drugs running out very quickly and it is getting more expensive and hard to develop new drugs so you have seen companies trying to combine their research and development capacity trying to cut costs and trying to improve efficiency. …” …more details…
4:52:32 PM BBI $0.79 Blockbuster Inc.
4/16/2009 4:52 PM
“…Of the market, but they did. In fact, the industry group in particular, hotel and motel reits and lasalle hotel, they had a BLOCKBUSTER day up 10% as reits soaring on news that the fed’s considering extending its health program to commercial real estate. >> they’ve increased the loan term from three years to five …” …more details…
3:47:53 PM BBI $0.79 Blockbuster Inc.
4/16/2009 3:47 PM
“…We believe there is a perfect marriage here. Biogen is a company with a good pipeline as well as the BLOCKBUSTER drug. So we said that biogen at the right price should be sold. The company gave lip service to that and said we’ll put it up for sale but they did a …” …more details…
2:44:10 PM BBI $0.79 Blockbuster Inc.
4/16/2009 2:44 PM
“…What is interesting is that the overall deal market is down 35 to 40%, the number of deals done this year is far fewer. Down 60%. The number of the BLOCKBUSTER deal making up the volume is 60 to% of the volume. I isn’t a healthy m&b marketm&a market. So feasts to the street will …” …more details…
3:45:51 PM BBI $0.80 Blockbuster Inc.
4/14/2009 3:45 PM
“…Ticker symbol dndn? They’re skyrocketing as they announced they could, I stress could, have BLOCKBUSTER vaccine for late stage prostate cancer. It improves survival for patients. Joining us the managing …” …more details…
2:59:55 PM BBI $0.80 Blockbuster Inc.
4/14/2009 2:59 PM
“…>> liz: good afternoon. I’m liz claman. Last hour of trading. "countdown to the closing bell." up to speed, cancer BLOCKBUSTER. Dandrian shares are soaring after the small pharmaceutical company says the prostate cancer treatment was successful prolonging the talking about the patients in …” …more details…
9:40:55 AM BBI $0.77 Blockbuster Inc.
4/14/2009 9:40 AM
“…Huge success of a cancer joining us on the phone is paul letta with mcadams wright and paul, thanks for joining us. You just got off the conference call. This is a huge BLOCKBUSTER what did you hear on the call? >> well, we heard a little bit we heard a little bit more excitement, certainly good news for investors, but it’s also good news for patients, good news for all the employees that …” …more details…
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Key Fundamentals

BBI – Blockbuster Inc. Fundamentals
Price (5/22 4:04PM) $0.66
Volume (5/22 4:04PM) 1.6 Million
Last Close Price $0.66
10 Day Average Volume 4.4 Million
13 Week Price Range $0.13 – $1.26
52 Week Price Range $0.13 – $3.32
LTM Revenue $5.0 Billion
Shares Outstanding (12/2008) 193.2 Million
Market Capitalization $90.9 Million
Shares Held By Institutions 119.8 Million
Institutional Holders 123
% Shares Held By Institutions 95.10%
Earnings Per Share (EPS) ($2.01)
P/E Ratio n/a
Book Value Per Share $0.33
Gross Margin 62.40%
Annual Dividend 0.00
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Beta 1.09
Fiscal Year Ends December
NASDAQ 1692.01

-3.24  -0.19%
S&P; 500 887

-1.33  -0.15%
^DIA 82.87

-0.23  -0.28%