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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 4.44
BCS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 1366 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. BCS: 4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BCS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.65 Max: 4.44
Current: 4.44
0.04
4.44
Equity-to-Asset 0.05
BCS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
91% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. BCS: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BCS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.05
Current: 0.05
0.02
0.05
Interest Coverage N/A
BCS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 1606 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. BCS: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BCS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.47 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
Piotroski F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
5.39%
11.11%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 12.77
BCS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
85% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 30.69 vs. BCS: 12.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BCS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 13.98 Max: 28.84
Current: 12.77
3.1
28.84
Net Margin % 9.70
BCS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
84% of the 1381 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 22.17 vs. BCS: 9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BCS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.42  Med: 9.28 Max: 31.1
Current: 9.7
-2.42
31.1
ROE % 2.79
BCS's ROE % is ranked lower than
85% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. BCS: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BCS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.2  Med: 4.21 Max: 22.39
Current: 2.79
-1.2
22.39
ROA % 0.17
BCS's ROA % is ranked lower than
88% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BCS: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BCS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.04  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.17
-0.04
0.55
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -13.40
BCS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
92% of the 1247 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. BCS: -13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BCS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.2  Med: 5.7 Max: 23.3
Current: -13.4
-19.2
23.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -5.90
BCS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. BCS: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BCS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.5  Med: 2.9 Max: 20.7
Current: -5.9
-32.5
20.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 35.50
BCS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 1132 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. BCS: 35.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BCS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48  Med: 5 Max: 35.5
Current: 35.5
-48
35.5
GuruFocus has detected 4 Warning Signs with Barclays PLC $BCS.
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

BCS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 3,505,403 sh (New)
David Dreman 9,491 sh (+138.17%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 16,976 sh (+62.09%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,285,786 sh (+36.49%)
Charles Brandes 6,298,213 sh (+30.89%)
Ken Fisher 21,613,915 sh (+8.07%)
NWQ Managers 207,800 sh (-11.58%)
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Q2 2016

BCS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 21,288 sh (+25.40%)
Ken Fisher 23,244,449 sh (+7.54%)
Charles Brandes 6,451,870 sh (+2.44%)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer 2,262,156 sh (-1.03%)
David Dreman 6,807 sh (-28.28%)
Jim Simons 1,862,503 sh (-46.87%)
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Q3 2016

BCS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Charles Brandes 6,726,538 sh (+4.26%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,300,623 sh (+1.70%)
David Dreman 6,697 sh (-1.62%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 17,181 sh (-19.29%)
Jim Simons 1,194,403 sh (-35.87%)
Ken Fisher 14,419,166 sh (-37.97%)
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Q4 2016

BCS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 1,728,503 sh (+44.72%)
Ken Fisher 15,609,546 sh (+8.26%)
Charles Brandes 5,533,602 sh (-17.73%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 13,706 sh (-20.23%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,456,032 sh (-36.71%)
David Dreman 520 sh (-92.24%)
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Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Global    NAICS: 522110 
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Barclays PLC is a financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth and investment management. It operates in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

Barclays PLC was incorporated in England and Wales on July 20, 1896. It is a financial services provider. It offers retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, and wealth management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. The Company's operating segments are Personal and Corporate Banking, Barclaycard, Africa Banking, Investment Bank, Head Office, Total Core and Barclays Non-Core.

Guru Investment Theses on Barclays PLC

Dodge & Cox Comments on Barclays - Aug 01, 2016

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) is a UK-domiciled bank with a premier retail and corporate franchise in the United Kingdom, a strong transatlantic corporate and investment bank, and a leading position in credit cards within Europe. Understandably, the bank has been at the center of Brexit concerns. Political and regulatory uncertainty could lead to slower economic growth, weaker property prices, and low interest rates, all of which would be negative for bank profits. The investment bank would face higher costs if it must relocate employees and operating entities to continental Europe.



In the face of these challenges, Barclays—which has a new management team that we regard highly—has taken significant steps to focus on its core businesses and strengthen its balance sheet. The company has sold or shut down several “non-core” units, including its retail operations in Portugal and Italy and wealth management in Asia. Barclays also intends to sell its 62.3% stake in Barclays Africa. The profitability of its UK retail bank has been masked by elevated legal settlements related to past conduct. These costs are declining, and in turn, earnings should improve. In the investment bank, Barclays has exited nine countries, shed assets, and cut expenses. The combination of business scope reduction, cost cuts, and lower asset levels has enabled the company to increase capital. Its core equity capital ratio, a measure of its financial resilience, has improved from 9.1% in December 2013 to 11.3% as of March 2016.



Barclays trades at 0.5 times tangible book value and nine times forward earnings. This very low valuation is close to levels reached during the financial and sovereign debt crises, despite what we believe is a stronger and better capitalized franchise. Hence, we added to the position, which comprised 1.9% of the Fund on June 30.



From Dodge & Cox Global Stock Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 22.52
BCS's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. BCS: 22.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BCS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 10.23 Max: 213.64
Current: 22.52
0.93
213.64
Forward PE Ratio 11.11
BCS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 16.18 vs. BCS: 11.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 18.78
BCS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
67% of the 1296 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 14.49 vs. BCS: 18.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BCS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 10.56 Max: 235
Current: 18.78
1.09
235
PB Ratio 0.59
BCS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. BCS: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BCS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.68 Max: 2.61
Current: 0.59
0.12
2.61
PS Ratio 1.77
BCS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. BCS: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BCS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.73 Max: 10.64
Current: 1.77
0.53
10.64
Shiller PE Ratio 8.03
BCS's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 21.81 vs. BCS: 8.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
BCS' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 5.74 Max: 18.25
Current: 8.03
1
18.25

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 2.30
BCS's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
58% of the 2324 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. BCS: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BCS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 3.13 Max: 66.81
Current: 2.3
0.67
66.81
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.49
BCS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. BCS: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
BCS' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.48 Max: 1.81
Current: 0.49
0.04
1.81
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -12.40
BCS's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
87% of the 755 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. BCS: -12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
BCS' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.3  Med: 14 Max: 90.3
Current: -12.4
-67.3
90.3
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.35
BCS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
59% of the 2258 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. BCS: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.03
BCS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
64% of the 2647 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. BCS: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BCS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 2.76 Max: 58.87
Current: 2.03
0.59
58.87
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.90
BCS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. BCS: -1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BCS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.7  Med: -3.2 Max: 6
Current: -1.9
-22.7
6

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.67
BCS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. BCS: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BCS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 2.23 Max: 4.36
Current: 0.67
0.47
4.36
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.75
BCS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. BCS: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BCS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.85 Max: 3.2
Current: 0.75
0
3.2
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.03
BCS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. BCS: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BCS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 3.89 Max: 7.84
Current: 1.03
0.39
7.84
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.76
BCS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
56% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. BCS: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BCS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.23 Max: 2.08
Current: 0.76
0.26
2.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -7.68
BCS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
84% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. BCS: -7.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BCS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.7  Med: 4.1 Max: 50390.5
Current: -7.68
-7.7
50390.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -20.67
BCS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
95% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.03 vs. BCS: -20.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
BCS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.3  Med: 6.4 Max: 20.4
Current: -20.67
-26.3
20.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $28,968
EPS (TTM) $ 0.56
Beta0.98
Short Percentage of Float0.07%
52-Week Range $6.76 - 12.05
Shares Outstanding (Mil)4,240.81

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 27,941 28,386
EPS ($) 0.91 1.30
EPS without NRI ($) 0.91 1.30
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.15 0.44
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