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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.55
BID's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. BID: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BID' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.37 Max: 33.91
Current: 0.55
0.01
33.91
Equity to Asset 0.30
BID's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. BID: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BID' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.3
0.09
0.51
Interest Coverage 6.42
BID's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
77% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 41.63 vs. BID: 6.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BID' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 5.91 Max: 18.92
Current: 6.42
1.16
18.92
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.82
M-Score: -2.38
WACC vs ROIC
9.78%
10.21%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 24.26
BID's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. BID: 24.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BID' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.91  Med: 21.14 Max: 35.39
Current: 24.26
-19.91
35.39
Net-margin (%) 12.76
BID's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BID: 12.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BID' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -47.69  Med: 11.73 Max: 23.22
Current: 12.76
-47.69
23.22
ROE (%) 13.57
BID's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. BID: 13.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BID' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -67.14  Med: 12.19 Max: 50.03
Current: 13.57
-67.14
50.03
ROA (%) 4.16
BID's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. BID: 4.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BID' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17.64  Med: 4.75 Max: 12.19
Current: 4.16
-17.64
12.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.73
BID's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.96 vs. BID: 36.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BID' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -66.19  Med: 46.05 Max: 203.4
Current: 36.73
-66.19
203.4
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
BID's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. BID: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BID' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.5  Med: 4.30 Max: 27
Current: 3.7
-12.5
27
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.40
BID's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. BID: -5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BID' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -29.3  Med: -4.10 Max: 106.3
Current: -5.4
-29.3
106.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -12.30
BID's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. BID: -12.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BID' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.4  Med: -8.50 Max: 82.4
Current: -12.3
-49.4
82.4
» BID's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

BID Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Rogers 2,692,275 sh (+49.58%)
Chuck Royce 2,600,367 sh (+18.18%)
John Keeley 816,140 sh (+5.02%)
Daniel Loeb 6,650,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 350,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 57,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 1,844,708 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ken Fisher 1,907,663 sh (-1.81%)
» More
Q4 2014

BID Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 455,300 sh (New)
John Rogers 2,848,565 sh (+5.81%)
John Keeley 834,760 sh (+2.28%)
Chuck Royce 2,614,567 sh (+0.55%)
Murray Stahl 57,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 1,844,708 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 6,650,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 1,689,653 sh (-11.43%)
» More
Q1 2015

BID Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 21,800 sh (New)
John Keeley 839,490 sh (+0.57%)
Daniel Loeb 6,650,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 6,650,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Murray Stahl 55,400 sh (-2.81%)
Chuck Royce 2,482,867 sh (-5.04%)
Ken Fisher 1,484,073 sh (-12.17%)
John Rogers 2,471,184 sh (-13.25%)
» More
Q2 2015

BID Guru Trades in Q2 2015

James Barrow 104,233 sh (New)
Daniel Loeb 6,650,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 2,391,767 sh (-3.67%)
John Rogers 2,238,789 sh (-9.40%)
John Keeley 753,750 sh (-10.21%)
Murray Stahl 49,200 sh (-11.19%)
Ken Fisher 1,058,228 sh (-28.69%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.26
BID's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. BID: 21.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BID' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.99  Med: 20.04 Max: 196.56
Current: 21.26
3.99
196.56
Forward P/E 13.93
BID's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. BID: 13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.10
BID's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
51% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. BID: 21.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BID' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.99  Med: 20.32 Max: 199.83
Current: 21.1
3.99
199.83
P/B 2.65
BID's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. BID: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BID' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 3.31 Max: 14.91
Current: 2.65
0.79
14.91
P/S 2.68
BID's P/S is ranked lower than
85% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. BID: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BID' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.95 Max: 4.75
Current: 2.68
0.63
4.75
PFCF 87.89
BID's PFCF is ranked lower than
91% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. BID: 87.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BID' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.38  Med: 17.02 Max: 137.52
Current: 87.89
4.38
137.52
POCF 64.31
BID's POCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. BID: 64.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BID' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.22  Med: 14.44 Max: 94.54
Current: 64.31
4.22
94.54
EV-to-EBIT 13.20
BID's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. BID: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BID' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -36.3  Med: 12.60 Max: 34.3
Current: 13.2
-36.3
34.3
PEG 1.59
BID's PEG is ranked higher than
54% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. BID: 1.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BID' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 2.75 Max: 31.08
Current: 1.59
0.11
31.08
Shiller P/E 18.49
BID's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.61 vs. BID: 18.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BID' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.05  Med: 24.06 Max: 269.43
Current: 18.49
5.05
269.43
Current Ratio 1.84
BID's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. BID: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BID' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.61 Max: 3.5
Current: 1.84
0.94
3.5
Quick Ratio 1.58
BID's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BID: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BID' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.74
Current: 1.58
0.92
2.74
Days Inventory 508.07
BID's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
97% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 81.94 vs. BID: 508.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BID' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 77.53  Med: 248.70 Max: 884.11
Current: 508.07
77.53
884.11
Days Sales Outstanding 321.82
BID's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
98% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.13 vs. BID: 321.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BID' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 214.16  Med: 311.57 Max: 528.86
Current: 321.82
214.16
528.86

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.12
BID's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. BID: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BID' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.86 Max: 9.27
Current: 1.12
0.27
9.27
Dividend Payout 0.24
BID's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
76% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. BID: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BID' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.10 Max: 1.67
Current: 0.24
0.03
1.67
Dividend growth (3y) 20.30
BID's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BID: 20.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BID' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -100.00 Max: 20.3
Current: 20.3
0
20.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.44
BID's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. BID: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BID' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.11 Max: 11.94
Current: 1.44
0.35
11.94
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
BID's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. BID: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BID' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.4  Med: -1.20 Max: -3.7
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.67
BID's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
60% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. BID: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BID' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 3.72 Max: 15.92
Current: 2.67
1.08
15.92
Price/Projected FCF 0.92
BID's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. BID: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BID' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.94 Max: 183.6
Current: 0.92
0.9
183.6
Price/Median PS Value 0.91
BID's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BID: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BID' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.52
Current: 0.91
0.28
1.52
Price/Graham Number 1.58
BID's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
53% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. BID: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BID' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.09 Max: 3.76
Current: 1.58
0.96
3.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.55
BID's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BID: 7.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BID' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 7.90 Max: 26.4
Current: 7.55
2.9
26.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 1.22
BID's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. BID: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BID' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -4  Med: 2.70 Max: 47.6
Current: 1.22
-4
47.6

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 946 993
EPS($) 2.32 2.58
EPS without NRI($) 2.32 2.58

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:SBYA.Germany,
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.
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