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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 6.50
BFR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
85% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. BFR: 6.50 )
BFR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.42   Max: No Debt
Current: 6.5

Equity to Asset 0.13
BFR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. BFR: 0.13 )
BFR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.13
Current: 0.13

0.08
0.13
Interest Coverage 1.52
BFR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 1845 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BFR: 1.52 )
BFR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 1.89
Current: 1.52

0.07
1.89
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.20
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

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 65.85
BFR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2032 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 29.47 vs. BFR: 65.85 )
BFR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -52.11   Max: 69.49
Current: 65.85

-52.11
69.49
Net-margin (%) 18.89
BFR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2032 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. BFR: 18.89 )
BFR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -50.6   Max: 25.41
Current: 18.89

-50.6
25.41
ROE (%) 40.30
BFR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2042 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. BFR: 40.30 )
BFR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -84.16   Max: 35.91
Current: 40.3

-84.16
35.91
ROA (%) 5.10
BFR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2045 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. BFR: 5.10 )
BFR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.44   Max: 4.06
Current: 5.1

-9.44
4.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1563.01
BFR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2013 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 77.18 vs. BFR: 1563.01 )
BFR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -344.84   Max: 1496.57
Current: 1563.01

-344.84
1496.57
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 44.60
BFR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BFR: 44.60 )
BFR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.3   Max: 44.6
Current: 44.6

-20.3
44.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 82.20
BFR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. BFR: 82.20 )
BFR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.8   Max: 101.2
Current: 82.2

-40.8
101.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 19.10
BFR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1550 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. BFR: 19.10 )
BFR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -52.3   Max: 71.8
Current: 19.1

-52.3
71.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

BFR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 23,700 sh (-89.22%)
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Q1 2014

BFR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 166,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2014

BFR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 58,809 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 91,000 sh (-45.41%)
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Q3 2014

BFR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 8.40
BFR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 18.00 vs. BFR: 8.40 )
BFR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 72.28
Current: 8.4

2.6
72.28
P/B 2.90
BFR's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. BFR: 2.90 )
BFR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 6.98
Current: 2.9

0.6
6.98
P/S 1.60
BFR's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. BFR: 1.60 )
BFR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 2.47
Current: 1.6

0.44
2.47
PFCF 5.70
BFR's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BFR: 5.70 )
BFR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 53.71
Current: 5.7

0.76
53.71
EV-to-EBIT 1.50
BFR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 19.57 vs. BFR: 1.50 )
BFR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -128.4   Max: 307.6
Current: 1.5

-128.4
307.6
PEG 0.14
BFR's PEG is ranked higher than
99% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BFR: 0.14 )
BFR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.17
Current: 0.14

0.09
0.17
Shiller P/E 17.90
BFR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BFR: 17.90 )
BFR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.84   Max: 41
Current: 17.9

4.84
41

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.91
BFR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. BFR: 2.91 )
BFR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 9.07
Current: 2.91

0.24
9.07
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.57
BFR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. BFR: 0.57 )
BFR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 7.47
Current: 0.57

0.15
7.47
Price/Median PS Value 1.13
BFR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. BFR: 1.13 )
BFR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.62
Current: 1.13

0.26
1.62
Price/Graham Number 1.05
BFR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. BFR: 1.05 )
BFR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 4.47
Current: 1.05

0.34
4.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 67.10
BFR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2006 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. BFR: 67.10 )
BFR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 4169.2
Current: 67.1

0.3
4169.2

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - Latin America
Compare:BMA, SAN, CIB, GGAL, STD, BCH, BCA » details
Traded in other countries:XBFR.Spain, BFRVF.USA, BFP.Germany, BDPA.Germany, FRAN.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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