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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt N/A
BFR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 983 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. BFR: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BFR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 9.17 Max: No Debt
Current: N/A
Interest Coverage 0.85
BFR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 1269 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. BFR: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BFR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.50 Max: 2.64
Current: 0.85
0.07
2.64
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 36.12
BFR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1421 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 30.31 vs. BFR: 36.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BFR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -52.11  Med: 12.41 Max: 69.49
Current: 36.12
-52.11
69.49
Net-margin (%) 25.52
BFR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1421 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 22.02 vs. BFR: 25.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BFR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -50.6  Med: 10.57 Max: 29.22
Current: 25.52
-50.6
29.22
ROE (%) 37.61
BFR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1423 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 8.48 vs. BFR: 37.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BFR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -83.74  Med: 13.64 Max: 36.65
Current: 37.61
-83.74
36.65
ROA (%) 5.04
BFR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BFR: 5.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BFR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.4  Med: 1.25 Max: 4.83
Current: 5.04
-9.4
4.83
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 32.10
BFR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BFR: 32.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BFR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.3  Med: 12.85 Max: 44.6
Current: 32.1
-20.3
44.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 24.70
BFR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. BFR: 24.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BFR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.9  Med: 28.35 Max: 109.2
Current: 24.7
-31.9
109.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 47.20
BFR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. BFR: 47.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BFR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -52.3  Med: 42.85 Max: 71.8
Current: 47.2
-52.3
71.8
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

BFR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 47,300 sh (-48.02%)
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Q4 2014

BFR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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Q1 2015

BFR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 44,000 sh (-6.98%)
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Q2 2015

BFR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 46,765 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 12,300 sh (New)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 13.42
BFR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1300 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 13.20 vs. BFR: 13.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BFR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 5.90 Max: 18.24
Current: 13.42
2.7
18.24
PE(NRI) 11.90
BFR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 13.20 vs. BFR: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BFR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 5.89 Max: 18.04
Current: 11.9
2.7
18.04
P/B 3.62
BFR's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 1381 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BFR: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BFR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.56 Max: 4.25
Current: 3.62
0.6
4.25
P/S 2.31
BFR's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. BFR: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BFR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.37 Max: 4.5
Current: 2.31
0.4
4.5
PFCF 23.16
BFR's PFCF is ranked lower than
266% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 10.85 vs. BFR: 23.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BFR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 3.77 Max: 40.36
Current: 23.16
0.92
40.36
POCF 20.67
BFR's POCF is ranked lower than
239% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 9.17 vs. BFR: 20.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BFR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 4.12 Max: 114
Current: 20.67
0.91
114
EV-to-EBIT 7.19
BFR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 13.56 vs. BFR: 7.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BFR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -12  Med: 0.10 Max: 307.6
Current: 7.19
-12
307.6
PEG 0.46
BFR's PEG is ranked higher than
75% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. BFR: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BFR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.46
0.05
0.43
Shiller P/E 21.49
BFR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 15.97 vs. BFR: 21.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BFR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.87  Med: 13.38 Max: 41
Current: 21.49
4.87
41
Days Sales Outstanding 65.72
BFR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
71% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 34.20 vs. BFR: 65.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BFR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 97.27  Med: 201.63 Max: 1466.46
Current: 65.72
97.27
1466.46

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.11
BFR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
98% of the 2262 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. BFR: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BFR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 6.12 Max: 19.34
Current: 0.11
0.06
19.34
Dividend growth (3y) -67.00
BFR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
92% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. BFR: -67.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BFR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 62.7
Current: -67
0
62.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.11
BFR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
97% of the 2265 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. BFR: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BFR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 6.12 Max: 19.34
Current: 0.11
0.06
19.34

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.33
BFR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. BFR: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BFR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.51 Max: 3.94
Current: 2.33
0.86
3.94
Price/Projected FCF 0.65
BFR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. BFR: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BFR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.49 Max: 2.28
Current: 0.65
0.15
2.28
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.52
BFR's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
97% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. BFR: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
BFR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
97% of the 1310 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BFR: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BFR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.01 Max: 3
Current: 0.82
0.33
3
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.37
BFR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. BFR: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BFR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.37
0.12
0.87
Price/Graham Number 0.98
BFR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
89% of the 1192 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. BFR: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BFR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.66
Current: 0.98
0.36
1.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 13.91
BFR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1422 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. BFR: 13.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BFR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 30.70 Max: 11158.5
Current: 13.91
0.3
11158.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 38.56
BFR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
290% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. BFR: 38.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BFR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 8.1  Med: 53.60 Max: 115.2
Current: 38.56
8.1
115.2

Analyst Estimate

Dec15
EPS($) 0.52
EPS without NRI($) 0.52

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - Latin America
Compare:BMA, SAN, CIB, GGAL, STD, BCH, BCA » details
Traded in other countries:BFRVF.USA, XBFR.Spain, BFP.Germany, BDPA.Germany, FRAN.Argentina, FRANB.Argentina,
BBVA Banco Frances S.A is an Argentine Corporation, which was incorporated under the name Banco Frances del Rio de la Plata S.A. on October 14, 1886. The Bank is a financial group, organized in five geographical business areas: Spain and Portugal, Mexico, South America, the United States and Eurasia. In addition to these geographical business areas, the Company has a separate Corporate Activities area. The Bank, through its subsidiaries, conducts its securities trading operations on the BCBA through its brokerage affiliate BBVA Frances Valores Sociedad de Bolsa S.A. It conducts capital markets and securities operations directly in the over-the-counter market and indirectly in the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange. The Bank is a provider of financial services to large corporations. The Bank has the first network in Argentina specialized in serving the small and medium-sized company segment. It provides advisory services to its customers in the selection of the adequate coverage of risks related to life, personal accidents as well as home insurance and ATM robbery insurance, within products offered by certain insurance companies. The Bank has a large network of branches throughout Argentina: there are 275 branches, 245 of which are retail branches and 30 are specialized in the middle-market segment, while seven business units grouped by industry provide personalized attention to corporate and institutional clients. BBVA Francés also has 13 in-company branches and two points of sale complemented by other distribution channels, such as 655 automatic teller machines, a telephone banking service and an Internet banking service called Francés Net, as of December 2013. Through this network the Bank provides attention to more than 1,843,328 individual clients, 18,640 companies and 834 large corporations. The Bank is a member of Banelco S.A., a corporation owned by seven partner banks that includes 16 participating banks, and its ATMs are part of the Banelco Network.
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