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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 0.25
BLX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. BLX: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BLX' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.19 Max: N/A
Current: 0.25
Equity to Asset 0.12
BLX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 1578 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. BLX: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BLX' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.26
Current: 0.12
0.08
0.26
Interest Coverage 1.64
BLX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. BLX: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BLX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.54
Current: 1.64
0.33
1.54
F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
4.14%
3.04%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 63.12
BLX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1590 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 30.86 vs. BLX: 63.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BLX' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.57  Med: 59.20 Max: 161.31
Current: 63.12
43.57
161.31
Net-margin (%) 63.12
BLX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1593 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 22.37 vs. BLX: 63.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BLX' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.46  Med: 59.12 Max: 166.69
Current: 63.12
46.46
166.69
ROE (%) 12.71
BLX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. BLX: 12.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BLX' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.15  Med: 10.74 Max: 12.46
Current: 12.71
6.15
12.46
ROA (%) 1.48
BLX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1598 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BLX: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BLX' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.40 Max: 2.72
Current: 1.48
0.94
2.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
BLX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BLX: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLX' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35  Med: 4.60 Max: 36.5
Current: 3.7
-35
36.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.40
BLX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. BLX: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLX' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.4  Med: 2.20 Max: 212.4
Current: 6.4
-67.4
212.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.90
BLX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. BLX: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLX' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -66.5  Med: 3.00 Max: 202.5
Current: 6.9
-66.5
202.5
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 7.13
BLX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1403 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. BLX: 7.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BLX' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.99  Med: 9.64 Max: 16.06
Current: 7.13
3.99
16.06
Forward P/E 9.51
BLX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 10.52 vs. BLX: 9.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 7.13
BLX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. BLX: 7.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BLX' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.99  Med: 9.63 Max: 16.2
Current: 7.13
3.99
16.2
P/B 0.87
BLX's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1542 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. BLX: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BLX' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.05 Max: 950
Current: 0.87
0.45
950
P/S 4.49
BLX's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. BLX: 4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BLX' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 6.22 Max: 14.52
Current: 4.49
2.26
14.52
PFCF 9.24
BLX's PFCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 vs. BLX: 9.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BLX' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.28  Med: 8.42 Max: 35.95
Current: 9.24
3.28
35.95
POCF 9.24
BLX's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 1036 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. BLX: 9.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BLX' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.24  Med: 8.25 Max: 34.13
Current: 9.24
3.24
34.13
EV-to-EBIT 30.40
BLX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
85% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 12.68 vs. BLX: 30.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BLX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 33.00 Max: 61.1
Current: 30.4
6.5
61.1
EV-to-EBITDA 29.88
BLX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
88% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 11.31 vs. BLX: 29.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BLX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 32.90 Max: 58.3
Current: 29.88
6.5
58.3
PEG 0.49
BLX's PEG is ranked higher than
74% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. BLX: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BLX' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.83 Max: 4.58
Current: 0.49
0.47
4.58
Shiller P/E 10.03
BLX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. BLX: 10.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BLX' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.12  Med: 11.20 Max: 66.38
Current: 10.03
5.12
66.38

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 7.10
BLX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
88% of the 2412 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. BLX: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BLX' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.77  Med: 4.42 Max: 7.11
Current: 7.1
1.77
7.11
Dividend Payout 0.49
BLX's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
72% of the 1441 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. BLX: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BLX' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.47 Max: 3
Current: 0.49
0.11
3
Dividend Growth (3y) 21.50
BLX's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. BLX: 21.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
BLX' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.95 Max: 37.6
Current: 21.5
0
37.6
Forward Dividend Yield 6.94
BLX's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 2191 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. BLX: 6.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 18.88
BLX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2446 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. BLX: 18.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BLX' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.71  Med: 11.75 Max: 18.9
Current: 18.88
4.71
18.9
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.50
BLX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. BLX: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BLX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31  Med: -0.50 Max: 5.4
Current: -1.5
-31
5.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.88
BLX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BLX: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BLX' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.99 Max: 809.5
Current: 0.88
0.12
809.5
Price/Projected FCF 0.40
BLX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. BLX: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BLX' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.89 Max: 1619
Current: 0.4
0.01
1619
Price/Median PS Value 0.72
BLX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1425 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. BLX: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BLX' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.80 Max: 5.12
Current: 0.72
0.08
5.12
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.46
BLX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BLX: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BLX' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.64 Max: 1.97
Current: 0.46
0.19
1.97
Price/Graham Number 0.53
BLX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. BLX: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BLX' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.59 Max: 16.69
Current: 0.53
0.18
16.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.32
BLX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1519 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. BLX: 3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BLX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 3.00 Max: 15.5
Current: 3.32
1.6
15.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 27.55
BLX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 14.65 vs. BLX: 27.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BLX' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.8  Med: 8.30 Max: 29.3
Current: 27.55
-22.8
29.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $188
EPS $ 3.05
Beta1.67
Short Percentage of Float4.46%
52-Week Range $21.08 - 34.49
Shares Outstanding(Mil)38.97

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 152 166
EPS($) 2.59 2.87
EPS without NRI($) 2.59 2.87

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - Latin America
Compare:ITUB, BBD, BDORY, BSBR, GPFOY » details
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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