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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 6.10
BFR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
85% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BFR: 6.10 )
BFR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.42   Max: No Debt
Current: 6.1

Equity to Asset 0.13
BFR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 1753 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 1622 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. BFR: 1.52 )
BFR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 3.32
Current: 1.52

0.08
3.32
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.25
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 68.67
BFR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1776 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 28.81 vs. BFR: 68.67 )
BFR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -52.11   Max: 69.49
Current: 68.67

-52.11
69.49
Net-margin (%) 19.29
BFR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1783 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 21.59 vs. BFR: 19.29 )
BFR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -50.6   Max: 24.37
Current: 19.29

-50.6
24.37
ROE (%) 43.54
BFR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1790 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. BFR: 43.54 )
BFR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -84.36   Max: 35.91
Current: 43.54

-84.36
35.91
ROA (%) 5.44
BFR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1790 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. BFR: 5.44 )
BFR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.47   Max: 4.06
Current: 5.44

-9.47
4.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1843.73
BFR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1757 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 72.81 vs. BFR: 1843.73 )
BFR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -345.69   Max: 1496.57
Current: 1843.73

-345.69
1496.57
Revenue Growth (%) 42.60
BFR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1555 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BFR: 42.60 )
BFR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.5   Max: 43.8
Current: 42.6

-20.5
43.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 53.90
BFR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1398 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BFR: 53.90 )
BFR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.9   Max: 107.2
Current: 53.9

-31.9
107.2
EPS Growth (%) 19.10
BFR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. BFR: 19.10 )
BFR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.3   Max: 71.8
Current: 19.1

-42.3
71.8
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

BFR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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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

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BFR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 8.40
BFR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 14.50 vs. BFR: 8.40 )
BFR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.27   Max: 10.61
Current: 8.4

4.27
10.61
P/B 3.02
BFR's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. BFR: 3.02 )
BFR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 3.8
Current: 3.02

1.52
3.8
P/S 1.04
BFR's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. BFR: 1.04 )
BFR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 2.05
Current: 1.04

0.81
2.05
PFCF 5.54
BFR's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 98.89 vs. BFR: 5.54 )
BFR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.26   Max: 6.98
Current: 5.54

3.26
6.98
EV-to-EBIT 1.54
BFR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
99% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 17.23 vs. BFR: 1.54 )
BFR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.54

0.4
2.2
PEG 0.12
BFR's PEG is ranked higher than
100% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BFR: 0.12 )
BFR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.17
Current: 0.12

0.06
0.17
Shiller P/E 18.41
BFR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 27.04 vs. BFR: 18.41 )
BFR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.27   Max: 23.16
Current: 18.41

9.27
23.16

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.06
BFR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. BFR: 3.06 )
BFR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.75   Max: 2.4
Current: 3.06

1.75
2.4
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.56
BFR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. BFR: 0.56 )
BFR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.56

0.34
0.44
Price/Median PS Value 1.24
BFR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. BFR: 1.24 )
BFR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 0.97
Current: 1.24

0.7
0.97
Price/Graham Number 1.07
BFR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BFR: 1.07 )
BFR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 0.84
Current: 1.07

0.61
0.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 64.90
BFR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. BFR: 64.90 )
BFR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 46.4   Max: 245.9
Current: 64.9

46.4
245.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.27
BFR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1423 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 15.24 vs. BFR: 7.27 )
BFR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.9   Max: 16.8
Current: 7.27

6.9
16.8

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. It is a global financial group, organized in five major business areas: Retail Banking in Spain and Portugal, Wholesale and Investment Banking, Mexico and the United States including Puerto Rico and, South America. It conducts its securities trading operations on the BCBA through its brokerage affiliate, Frances Valores Sociedad de Bolsa S.A., or Frances Valores. It conducts capital markets and securities operations directly in the over-the-counter market and indirectly in the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange. The Company is a provider of financial services to large corporations. The Company's branch system operates as a distribution network for all the products and services that it offers to its customers. The Company's Credit facilities included short and medium-term financing, such as overdrafts on demand accounts, personal and car loans and credit card financing in the retail segment and notes discounted, working capital financing, foreign trade operations, and investment-banking products, such as trustees, in the corporate segment. The Corporate Banking Division specializes in business with large international and domestic companies. This division has three branches dedicated to providing services to groups of companies from Europe, the United States and the rest of the world, and companies based in Argentina. The Middle Market Division handles its relations with small and medium-sized companies. 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 and home insurance and ATM's robbery insurance, within a range of products offered by certain insurance companies.
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