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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 0.23
BLX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. BLX: 0.23 )
BLX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: N/A
Current: 0.23

Equity to Asset 0.12
BLX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. BLX: 0.12 )
BLX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.12

0.08
0.26
Interest Coverage 1.49
BLX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 1196 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. BLX: 1.49 )
BLX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 4.15
Current: 1.49

0.01
4.15
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.30
WACC vs ROIC
4.52%
2.91%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 64.98
BLX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1347 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 29.14 vs. BLX: 64.98 )
BLX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -341.51   Max: 274.23
Current: 64.98

-341.51
274.23
Net-margin (%) 64.43
BLX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1347 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 21.19 vs. BLX: 64.43 )
BLX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -344.46   Max: 274.23
Current: 64.43

-344.46
274.23
ROE (%) 12.25
BLX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1344 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. BLX: 12.25 )
BLX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -56.3   Max: 24.09
Current: 12.25

-56.3
24.09
ROA (%) 1.44
BLX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1351 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. BLX: 1.44 )
BLX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.07   Max: 5.35
Current: 1.44

-6.07
5.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.05
BLX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 75.43 vs. BLX: 7.05 )
BLX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -36.93   Max: 477.08
Current: 7.05

-36.93
477.08
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
BLX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BLX: 3.70 )
BLX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -35   Max: 36.5
Current: 3.7

-35
36.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.40
BLX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. BLX: 6.40 )
BLX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -67.4   Max: 212.4
Current: 6.4

-67.4
212.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.90
BLX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. BLX: 6.90 )
BLX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -66.5   Max: 202.5
Current: 6.9

-66.5
202.5
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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 10.60
BLX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BLX: 10.60 )
BLX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.99   Max: 16.06
Current: 10.6

3.99
16.06
Forward P/E 10.86
BLX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 11.48 vs. BLX: 10.86 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.70
BLX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. BLX: 10.70 )
BLX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.99   Max: 16.2
Current: 10.7

3.99
16.2
P/B 1.30
BLX's P/B is ranked lower than
76% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BLX: 1.30 )
BLX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 950
Current: 1.3

0.45
950
P/S 6.80
BLX's P/S is ranked lower than
118% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BLX: 6.80 )
BLX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 18.31
Current: 6.8

3.42
18.31
PFCF 7.40
BLX's PFCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. BLX: 7.40 )
BLX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 40.8
Current: 7.4

2.32
40.8
POCF 7.49
BLX's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. BLX: 7.49 )
BLX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.29   Max: 36.33
Current: 7.49

2.29
36.33
EV-to-EBIT 38.36
BLX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
87% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 14.37 vs. BLX: 38.36 )
BLX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 61.1
Current: 38.36

6.5
61.1
PEG 0.72
BLX's PEG is ranked higher than
69% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. BLX: 0.72 )
BLX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 121.29
Current: 0.72

0.57
121.29
Shiller P/E 14.10
BLX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. BLX: 14.10 )
BLX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.58   Max: 332.2
Current: 14.1

2.58
332.2
Days Sales Outstanding 85.54
BLX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
73% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 34.65 vs. BLX: 85.54 )
BLX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 47.23   Max: 322.76
Current: 85.54

47.23
322.76

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 4.90
BLX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 1339 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. BLX: 4.90 )
BLX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 6.55
Current: 4.9

1.2
6.55
Dividend Payout 0.50
BLX's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
88% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. BLX: 0.50 )
BLX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 3
Current: 0.5

0.11
3
Dividend growth (3y) 21.50
BLX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. BLX: 21.50 )
BLX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 37.6
Current: 21.5

0
37.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 13.03
BLX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. BLX: 13.03 )
BLX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 17.41
Current: 13.03

3.19
17.41
Share Buyback Rate -1.50
BLX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 915 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. BLX: -1.50 )
BLX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4   Max: -31
Current: -1.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.30
BLX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BLX: 1.30 )
BLX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 809.5
Current: 1.3

0.12
809.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
BLX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. BLX: 0.50 )
BLX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 2.43
Current: 0.5

0.03
2.43
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
BLX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BLX: 1.00 )
BLX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 4.88
Current: 1

0.07
4.88
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
BLX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. BLX: 0.60 )
BLX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.6

0.19
1.5
Price/Graham Number 0.80
BLX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 1193 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. BLX: 0.80 )
BLX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 17.79
Current: 0.8

0.27
17.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.60
BLX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1334 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. BLX: 2.60 )
BLX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 15.5
Current: 2.6

1.6
15.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 27.40
BLX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 14.69 vs. BLX: 27.40 )
BLX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -17.4   Max: 28.3
Current: 27.4

-17.4
28.3

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - Latin America
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Traded in other countries:D8Q.Germany,
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA is a specialized supranational bank, which was incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Panama. It was established on May 1975.The Bank is principally engaged in providing trade financing to selected commercial banks, corporations and middle-market companies. The Bank's activities are operated and managed by two segments, Commercial and Treasury. The Commercial division is responsible for the Bank's financial intermediation and fee generation activities. Its portfolio includes loan portfolio, selected deposits placed, equity investments, acceptances and contingencies (including letters of credit, stand-by letters of credit, and guarantees covering commercial risk and credit commitments). Treasury Division, is responsible for the Bank's funding and liquidity management, along with the management of its activities in investment securities, which comprise trading assets, securities available-for-sale, securities held-to-maturity, the Bank's investments in the investment funds, and the management of the Bank's interest rate, liquidity, price and currency risks. The Bank's credit portfolio consists of the commercial portfolio and investment securities portfolio. The commercial portfolio includes the loan portfolio, selected deposits placed, equity investments, customer liabilities under acceptances, and contingencies. The investment securities portfolio consists of debt securities available-for-sale, securities held-to-maturity including some trading assets, and excludes the Bank's investments in the Investment Funds. The Bank faces competition mainly from regional and international banks in making loans and providing fee-generating services. It competes in its lending and deposit taking activities with other banks and international financial institutions, many of which have greater financial resources and offer sophisticated banking services. The Bank's direct and indirect nonbanking subsidiaries doing business in the United States are subject to regulation by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board.
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