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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.25
BLX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BLX: 0.25 )
BLX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.25

Equity to Asset 0.11
BLX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. BLX: 0.11 )
BLX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.11

0.08
0.26
Interest Coverage 1.07
BLX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. BLX: 1.07 )
BLX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 4.15
Current: 1.07

0.01
4.15
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.19
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 (%) 66.45
BLX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 30.05 vs. BLX: 66.45 )
BLX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -341.51   Max: 274.23
Current: 66.45

-341.51
274.23
Net-margin (%) 65.76
BLX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 20.57 vs. BLX: 65.76 )
BLX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -344.46   Max: 274.23
Current: 65.76

-344.46
274.23
ROE (%) 11.26
BLX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1554 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. BLX: 11.26 )
BLX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -78.75   Max: 21.35
Current: 11.26

-78.75
21.35
ROA (%) 1.38
BLX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. BLX: 1.38 )
BLX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -9.18   Max: 5.19
Current: 1.38

-9.18
5.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.45
BLX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1437 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 78.30 vs. BLX: 12.45 )
BLX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -153.92   Max: 694.19
Current: 12.45

-153.92
694.19
Revenue Growth (%) 6.60
BLX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BLX: 6.60 )
BLX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -35   Max: 36.5
Current: 6.6

-35
36.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 16.70
BLX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. BLX: 16.70 )
BLX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -67.4   Max: 212.4
Current: 16.7

-67.4
212.4
EPS Growth (%) 18.10
BLX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. BLX: 18.10 )
BLX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -66.5   Max: 202.5
Current: 18.1

-66.5
202.5
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 11.70
BLX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 13.60 vs. BLX: 11.70 )
BLX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 16.06
Current: 11.7

1.26
16.06
P/B 1.20
BLX's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BLX: 1.20 )
BLX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 950
Current: 1.2

0.25
950
P/S 7.70
BLX's P/S is ranked lower than
86% of the 1638 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. BLX: 7.70 )
BLX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 18.31
Current: 7.7

1.39
18.31
PFCF 19.30
BLX's PFCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. BLX: 19.30 )
BLX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.88   Max: 36.33
Current: 19.3

2.88
36.33
EV-to-EBIT 55.60
BLX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 1447 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 15.51 vs. BLX: 55.60 )
BLX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 61.1
Current: 55.6

6.5
61.1
PEG 0.90
BLX's PEG is ranked higher than
69% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BLX: 0.90 )
BLX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 3.15
Current: 0.9

0.9
3.15
Shiller P/E 13.20
BLX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 16.71 vs. BLX: 13.20 )
BLX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 376
Current: 13.2

2.55
376

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.80
BLX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BLX: 4.80 )
BLX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 6.55
Current: 4.8

0.54
6.55
Dividend Payout 0.54
BLX's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
57% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. BLX: 0.54 )
BLX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 3
Current: 0.54

0.11
3
Dividend growth (3y) 16.20
BLX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
87% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. BLX: 16.20 )
BLX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 37.6
Current: 16.2

0
37.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 12.50
BLX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. BLX: 12.50 )
BLX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 17.06
Current: 12.5

1.41
17.06
Share Buyback Rate -1.20
BLX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. BLX: -1.20 )
BLX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4   Max: -31
Current: -1.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.20
BLX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BLX: 1.20 )
BLX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 809.5
Current: 1.2

0.12
809.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
BLX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
57% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. BLX: 0.70 )
BLX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.18
Current: 0.7

0.03
1.18
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
BLX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BLX: 1.20 )
BLX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 5.45
Current: 1.2

0.06
5.45
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
BLX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. BLX: 1.00 )
BLX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 5.14
Current: 1

0.19
5.14
Price/Graham Number 0.80
BLX's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. BLX: 0.80 )
BLX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 17.79
Current: 0.8

0.12
17.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.80
BLX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. BLX: 1.80 )
BLX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 15.5
Current: 1.8

1.6
15.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.44
BLX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 14.77 vs. BLX: 16.44 )
BLX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7   Max: 51.2
Current: 16.44

-7
51.2

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - Latin America
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Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. is a specialized supranational bank, which was incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Panama. It was established on May 1975.The Bank offers its services through its head office and subsidiaries in Panama City, its subsidiaries and offices in New York City, including its agency (the 'New York Agency') and Bladex Asset Management, Inc. ('Bladex Asset Management'), its subsidiaries in Brazil and the Cayman Islands, its international administrative office in Miami and its representative offices in Mexico City and Buenos Aires, as well as through a worldwide network of correspondent banks. Bladex Asset Management, Inc. serves as investment manager for Bladex Offshore Feeder Fund (the 'Feeder') and Bladex Capital Growth Fund (the 'Fund'). The Bank provides trade financing to selected commercial banks, middle-market companies and corporations in the Region. 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, customer liabilities under acceptances and contingencies. The majority of the Bank's loans are extended in connection with specifically identified foreign trade transactions. The Bank's Commercial Division has introduced products, services and solutions associated with foreign trade, including co-financing arrangements, underwriting of syndicated credit facilities, structured trade financing, asset-based financing in the form of factoring, vendor financing and leasing, as well as other fee-based services, such as electronic clearing services. The Treasury Division is responsible for ensuring the Bank's funding and liquidity, managing the Bank's interest rate, liquidity, and currency risks. The Division manages the Bank's liquidity balance, trading assets, securities available-for-sale, securities held-to-maturity, and the Bank's investments in the Investment Funds. 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 and 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 reg

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