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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.26
BGCP's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. BGCP: 1.26 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.26

Equity to Asset 0.15
BGCP's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. BGCP: 0.15 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.15

0.14
0.94
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.34
M-Score: -2.22
WACC vs ROIC
11.53%
0.31%
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.76
BGCP's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. BGCP: -0.76 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -64.44   Max: 33.99
Current: -0.76

-64.44
33.99
Net-margin (%) 0.23
BGCP's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. BGCP: 0.23 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -64.88   Max: 30.14
Current: 0.23

-64.88
30.14
ROE (%) 0.96
BGCP's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. BGCP: 0.96 )
BGCP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -44.12   Max: 21.43
Current: 0.96

-44.12
21.43
ROA (%) 0.16
BGCP's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BGCP: 0.16 )
BGCP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -39.45   Max: 18.11
Current: 0.16

-39.45
18.11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -11.44
BGCP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 60.93 vs. BGCP: -11.44 )
BGCP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -500.46   Max: 185.39
Current: -11.44

-500.46
185.39
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -24.40
BGCP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BGCP: -24.40 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.9   Max: 83
Current: -24.4

-30.9
83
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -39.80
BGCP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. BGCP: -39.80 )
BGCP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -39.8   Max: 67.3
Current: -39.8

-39.8
67.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -61.10
BGCP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. BGCP: -61.10 )
BGCP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -65.6   Max: 44.2
Current: -61.1

-65.6
44.2
» BGCP's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

BGCP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 31,653 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 74,827 sh (-7.91%)
Jim Simons 276,648 sh (-78.30%)
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Q2 2014

BGCP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 29,600 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 79,310 sh (+5.99%)
Joel Greenblatt 33,213 sh (+4.93%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2014

BGCP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 381,548 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 59,617 sh (+101.41%)
Murray Stahl 90,316 sh (+13.88%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q4 2014

BGCP Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Murray Stahl 110,795 sh (+22.67%)
Paul Tudor Jones 35,500 sh (-40.45%)
Jim Simons 86,624 sh (-77.30%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 634.70
BGCP's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 32.70 vs. BGCP: 634.70 )
BGCP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.88   Max: 654
Current: 634.7

4.88
654
Forward P/E 23.20
BGCP's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BGCP: 23.20 )
N/A
P/B 5.20
BGCP's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. BGCP: 5.20 )
BGCP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 5.36
Current: 5.2

0.4
5.36
P/S 1.75
BGCP's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. BGCP: 1.75 )
BGCP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 6.23
Current: 1.75

0.2
6.23
PFCF 20.26
BGCP's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BGCP: 20.26 )
BGCP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 71.43
Current: 20.26

1.52
71.43
POCF 17.00
BGCP's POCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 154.26 vs. BGCP: 17.00 )
BGCP' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 159.67
Current: 17

1.09
159.67
EV-to-EBIT -155.95
BGCP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 38.52 vs. BGCP: -155.95 )
BGCP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -242.4   Max: 124.5
Current: -155.95

-242.4
124.5
Shiller P/E 49.90
BGCP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BGCP: 49.90 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.32   Max: 1208
Current: 49.9

17.32
1208
Current Ratio 1.41
BGCP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. BGCP: 1.41 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 15.32
Current: 1.41

1.32
15.32
Quick Ratio 1.41
BGCP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. BGCP: 1.41 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 15.32
Current: 1.41

1.32
15.32
Days Sales Outstanding 219.50
BGCP's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 184.72 vs. BGCP: 219.50 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 52.82   Max: 218.99
Current: 219.5

52.82
218.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 5.04
BGCP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. BGCP: 5.04 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.19   Max: 20.42
Current: 5.04

2.19
20.42
Dividend Payout 38.13
BGCP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
65% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BGCP: 38.13 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 24
Current: 38.13

1.25
24
Dividend growth (3y) -9.60
BGCP's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. BGCP: -9.60 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 41.4
Current: -9.6

0
41.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.98
BGCP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
89% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BGCP: 6.98 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.06   Max: 28.51
Current: 6.98

3.06
28.51
Share Buyback Rate -41.30
BGCP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. BGCP: -41.30 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.8   Max: -60.3
Current: -41.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.03
BGCP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BGCP: 2.03 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 2.56
Current: 2.03

0.28
2.56
Price/Median PS Value 1.92
BGCP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. BGCP: 1.92 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 9.43
Current: 1.92

0.4
9.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -0.60
BGCP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
56% of the 654 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. BGCP: -0.60 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 69.5
Current: -0.6

0.8
69.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.43
BGCP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. BGCP: 3.43 )
BGCP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.2   Max: 18
Current: 3.43

-14.2
18

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets
Compare:PJC, SIEB, GHL, GS, SF » details
Traded in other countries:ESDA.Germany,
BGC Partners Inc is a brokerage company servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets. Its business is segmented into two- Financial Services and Real Estate Services. Financial Services segment engages in the brokerage of fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, and structured products. It also provides a full range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions. The Real Estate Services segment offers commercial real estate tenants, owners, investors and developers a range of services, including leasing, capital markets services including investment sales, debt placement, appraisal and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage services; as well as consulting, project and development management, leasing and corporate advisory services and property and corporate facilities management services. Its Product portfolio include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures, and structured products. It also provides a range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions. Through its eSpeed, BGC Trader, and BGC Market Data brands, it offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to select financial instruments and markets. Through the Newmark Grubb Knight Frank brand, the Company offers a range of services including leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting, project and development management, and property and facilities management. Its customers include banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers and investment firms.
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