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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.35
NYSE:BID's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. NYSE:BID: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:BID' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.37 Max: 33.91
Current: 0.35
0.01
33.91
Equity to Asset 0.22
NYSE:BID's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NYSE:BID: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:BID' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.22
0.09
0.51
Interest Coverage 3.95
NYSE:BID's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
81% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 28.15 vs. NYSE:BID: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:BID' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 5.91 Max: 9.64
Current: 3.95
1.16
9.64
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.88
M-Score: -1.97
WACC vs ROIC
11.53%
0.82%
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 14.39
NYSE:BID's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. NYSE:BID: 14.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:BID' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.76  Med: 26.99 Max: 35.39
Current: 14.39
10.76
35.39
Net-margin (%) -0.31
NYSE:BID's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. NYSE:BID: -0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:BID' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.35  Med: 14.66 Max: 23.22
Current: -0.31
-1.35
23.22
ROE (%) -0.38
NYSE:BID's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. NYSE:BID: -0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:BID' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.14  Med: 11.89 Max: 50.03
Current: -0.38
-1.14
50.03
ROA (%) -0.10
NYSE:BID's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. NYSE:BID: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:BID' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.4  Med: 4.55 Max: 12.19
Current: -0.1
-0.4
12.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.07
NYSE:BID's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.34 vs. NYSE:BID: 23.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:BID' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.27  Med: 46.67 Max: 105.41
Current: 23.07
10.27
105.41
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.60
NYSE:BID's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. NYSE:BID: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:BID' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.5  Med: 4.3 Max: 27.5
Current: 7.6
-15.5
27.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.20
NYSE:BID's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. NYSE:BID: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:BID' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.4  Med: -0.2 Max: 106.5
Current: -0.2
-29.4
106.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -26.20
NYSE:BID's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. NYSE:BID: -26.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:BID' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.4  Med: -10.4 Max: 86.4
Current: -26.2
-49.4
86.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

BID Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 25,556 sh (New)
Jim Simons 288,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,220,000 sh (+58.62%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 141,868 sh (+8.81%)
John Rogers 1,273,794 sh (+2.68%)
Ken Fisher 845,329 sh (+0.21%)
Daniel Loeb 6,660,925 sh (+0.16%)
Chuck Royce 1,245,967 sh (-46.32%)
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Q2 2016

BID Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Daniel Loeb 6,660,925 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 843,868 sh (-0.17%)
John Rogers 1,231,663 sh (-3.31%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 112,540 sh (-20.67%)
Chuck Royce 774,700 sh (-37.82%)
Steven Cohen 1,000,000 sh (-68.94%)
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Q3 2016

BID Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 6,063 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 855,711 sh (+1.40%)
Daniel Loeb 6,661,604 sh (+0.01%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 107,258 sh (-4.69%)
Chuck Royce 532,200 sh (-31.30%)
John Rogers 656,940 sh (-46.66%)
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Q4 2016

BID Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 163,500 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 6,661,604 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 106,878 sh (-0.35%)
John Rogers 584,214 sh (-11.07%)
Ken Fisher 555,456 sh (-35.09%)
Chuck Royce 306,200 sh (-42.47%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail    NAICS: 453920    SIC: 7389
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Traded in other countries:SBYA.Germany,
Sothebys is an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, antiques and decorative art, jewelry and collectibles. Its operating segments are agency segment, principal segment and finance segment.

Sothebys was initially incorporated in Michigan in August 1983. It is an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, antiques and decorative art, jewelry and collectibles. The Company's operations are organized into three business segments; Auction, Finance and Dealer. The Auction segment functions principally as an agent by offering works of art for sale at auction. In addition, its Auction segment provides a number of related services including the brokering of private sales of artwork. Sothebys also operates as a dealer in works of art through its Dealer segment, conducts art-related financing activities through its Finance segment and is engaged in licensing activities. Sothebys' main role as an auctioneer or broker is to identify, evaluate and appraise works of art through its international staff of experts; to stimulate buyer interest through professional marketing techniques; and to match sellers and buyers. In its role as auctioneer, it mainly functions as an agent accepting property on consignment from its selling clients. The Company's Finance segment provides certain collectors and art dealers with financing, generally secured by works of art that it either has in its possession or permits borrowers to possess. The Finance segment's loans are predominantly variable interest rate loans. Its Finance segment generally makes two types of secured loans: advances secured by consigned property to borrowers who are contractually committed, in the near term, to sell the property at auction "a consignor advance"; and general purpose term loans secured by property not presently intended for sale "a term loan". The Company's Dealer segment's activities include the activities of Noortman Master Paintings "or NMP", as well as French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. As an art dealer, NMP sells works of art directly to private collectors and museums and, from time-to-time, acts as a broker in private purchases and sales of art. Competition in the international art market is intense. The Company's main auction competitor is Christie's International, PLC (Christie's), a privately held, French-owned, auction house. Many of Sotheby's activities are subject to laws and regulations.

Ratios

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Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 22.27
BID's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.86 vs. BID: 22.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
BID' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.29  Med: 19.16 Max: 149.23
Current: 22.27
5.29
149.23
P/B 4.38
BID's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. BID: 4.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BID' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 3.05 Max: 11.62
Current: 4.38
0.79
11.62
P/S 3.06
BID's P/S is ranked lower than
87% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. BID: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BID' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.97 Max: 4.75
Current: 3.06
0.63
4.75
PFCF 20.73
BID's PFCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.26 vs. BID: 20.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BID' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.36  Med: 16.66 Max: 131.54
Current: 20.73
4.36
131.54
POCF 17.60
BID's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.11 vs. BID: 17.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BID' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 14.18 Max: 92.61
Current: 17.6
4.2
92.61
EV-to-EBIT 23.46
BID's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. BID: 23.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BID' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.4  Med: 12.3 Max: 29.8
Current: 23.46
-45.4
29.8
EV-to-EBITDA 20.04
BID's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
74% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.85 vs. BID: 20.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BID' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -134.4  Med: 11.3 Max: 21.4
Current: 20.04
-134.4
21.4
Shiller P/E 24.71
BID's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.89 vs. BID: 24.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BID' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.06  Med: 30.56 Max: 670.67
Current: 24.71
12.06
670.67
Current Ratio 1.96
BID's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. BID: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BID' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.61 Max: 3.5
Current: 1.96
0.94
3.5
Quick Ratio 1.67
BID's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. BID: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BID' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.74
Current: 1.67
0.92
2.74
Days Inventory 395.76
BID's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
96% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 88.91 vs. BID: 395.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BID' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 360.47  Med: 454.33 Max: 884.11
Current: 395.76
360.47
884.11
Days Sales Outstanding 193.55
BID's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
97% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.91 vs. BID: 193.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BID' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 214.16  Med: 304.34 Max: 355.54
Current: 193.55
214.16
355.54

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Dividend Growth (3y) 7.70
BID's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
59% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BID: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
BID' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -100 Max: 20.3
Current: 7.7
0
20.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.49
BID's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1197 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. BID: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BID' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.69 Max: 18.01
Current: 0.49
0.47
18.01
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.00
BID's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. BID: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BID' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.9  Med: -0.9 Max: 10
Current: 1
-12.9
10

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.98
BID's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 922 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. BID: 4.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BID' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 3.52 Max: 15.86
Current: 4.98
1.08
15.86
Price/Projected FCF 1.27
BID's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. BID: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BID' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.84 Max: 306
Current: 1.27
0.73
306
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
BID's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BID: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BID' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.51
Current: 1.02
0.28
1.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.30
BID's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. BID: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BID' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.4  Med: 8.1 Max: 27.1
Current: 4.3
3.4
27.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -2.57
BID's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. BID: -2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BID' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.6  Med: 3 Max: 47.6
Current: -2.57
-2.6
47.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $832.5
EPS (TTM) $ -0.04
Beta1.88
Short Percentage of Float21.05%
52-Week Range $21.79 - 42.66
Shares Outstanding (Mil)52.97

Analyst Estimate

Dec16
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 2.00
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.00
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
20.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Daniel Loeb's Third Point Hedge Fund 4th Quarter Commentary Feb 02 2017 
Art Collecter Daniel Loeb Adds Sothebys to Portfolio Apr 01 2016 
Stake in Parsley Energy Added to Keeley's Portfolio Mar 22 2016 
Royce Funds Comments on Sotheby’s Mar 15 2016 
Royce Premier Fund Annual Letter to Shareholders Mar 15 2016 
John Rogers Trims Stake in Newell Rubbermaid Feb 22 2016 
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: Sothebys, Bank of Commerce Holdings, Legg Mason Jan 31 2016 
Ariel Appreciation Fund's 4Q15 Commentary Jan 26 2016 
John Rogers Comments on Sotheby’s Jan 22 2016 
Ariel Fund Quarterly Commentary From John Rogers Jan 21 2016 

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