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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 0.26
BLX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. BLX: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BLX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.19 Max: N/A
Current: 0.26
Equity to Asset 0.11
BLX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. BLX: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BLX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.13 Max: 0.26
Current: 0.11
0.08
0.26
Interest Coverage 1.49
BLX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. BLX: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BLX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.40 Max: 4.15
Current: 1.49
0.01
4.15
F-Score: 6
WACC vs ROIC
4.07%
2.89%
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 (%) 64.99
BLX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 30.01 vs. BLX: 64.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BLX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -341.51  Med: 65.09 Max: 274.23
Current: 64.99
-341.51
274.23
Net-margin (%) 64.99
BLX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 21.75 vs. BLX: 64.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BLX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -344.46  Med: 64.89 Max: 274.23
Current: 64.99
-344.46
274.23
ROE (%) 12.13
BLX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1407 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. BLX: 12.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BLX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -56.3  Med: 11.97 Max: 24.09
Current: 12.13
-56.3
24.09
ROA (%) 1.41
BLX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. BLX: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BLX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.07  Med: 1.45 Max: 5.35
Current: 1.41
-6.07
5.35
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
BLX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1186 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BLX: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -35  Med: 4.90 Max: 36.5
Current: 3.7
-35
36.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
BLX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. BLX: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -67.4  Med: -0.10 Max: 212.4
Current: 6.6
-67.4
212.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.90
BLX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. BLX: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BLX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -66.5  Med: 0.30 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) 11.56
BLX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. BLX: 11.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BLX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.99  Med: 9.65 Max: 16.06
Current: 11.56
3.99
16.06
Forward P/E 9.59
BLX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. BLX: 9.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 11.60
BLX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 14.20 vs. BLX: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BLX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.99  Med: 9.64 Max: 16.2
Current: 11.6
3.99
16.2
P/B 1.11
BLX's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 1359 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BLX: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BLX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.06 Max: 950
Current: 1.11
0.45
950
P/S 6.12
BLX's P/S is ranked lower than
87% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. BLX: 6.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BLX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.42  Med: 6.98 Max: 18.31
Current: 6.12
3.42
18.31
PFCF 4.31
BLX's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 11.28 vs. BLX: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BLX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.28  Med: 7.35 Max: 34.58
Current: 4.31
3.28
34.58
POCF 4.31
BLX's POCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 9.67 vs. BLX: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BLX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.24  Med: 7.19 Max: 33.92
Current: 4.31
3.24
33.92
EV-to-EBIT 34.33
BLX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
87% of the 1271 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 13.91 vs. BLX: 34.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BLX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5  Med: 32.90 Max: 61.1
Current: 34.33
6.5
61.1
PEG 0.79
BLX's PEG is ranked higher than
64% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BLX: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BLX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.85 Max: 2.76
Current: 0.79
0.57
2.76
Shiller P/E 12.41
BLX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 16.77 vs. BLX: 12.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BLX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.56  Med: 11.46 Max: 415.25
Current: 12.41
2.56
415.25
Days Sales Outstanding 80.61
BLX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
74% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 33.80 vs. BLX: 80.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BLX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 47.23  Med: 194.84 Max: 322.76
Current: 80.61
47.23
322.76

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 5.57
BLX's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 2216 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BLX: 5.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BLX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.77  Med: 4.33 Max: 6.55
Current: 5.57
1.77
6.55
Dividend Payout 0.51
BLX's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
75% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. BLX: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BLX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.47 Max: 3
Current: 0.51
0.11
3
Dividend growth (3y) 21.50
BLX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. BLX: 21.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BLX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 4.60 Max: 37.6
Current: 21.5
0
37.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 14.54
BLX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2229 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. BLX: 14.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BLX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.71  Med: 11.57 Max: 17.41
Current: 14.54
4.71
17.41
Share Buyback Rate -1.50
BLX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
53% of the 1010 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. BLX: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BLX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4  Med: -0.40 Max: -31
Current: -1.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.11
BLX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 1337 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. BLX: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BLX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 1.00 Max: 809.5
Current: 1.11
0.12
809.5
Price/Projected FCF 0.45
BLX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
304% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. BLX: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BLX' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.89 Max: 1619
Current: 0.45
0.14
1619
Price/Median PS Value 0.88
BLX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
191% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. BLX: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BLX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.78 Max: 4.91
Current: 0.88
0.07
4.91
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.75
BLX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
679% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. BLX: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BLX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.65 Max: 1.51
Current: 0.75
0.19
1.51
Price/Graham Number 0.68
BLX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
210% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BLX: 0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BLX' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.61 Max: 17.79
Current: 0.68
0.27
17.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.90
BLX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 1390 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. BLX: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BLX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 3.00 Max: 15.5
Current: 2.9
1.6
15.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 28.21
BLX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - Latin America industry.

( Industry Median: 13.55 vs. BLX: 28.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BLX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -22.8  Med: 9.10 Max: 30
Current: 28.21
-22.8
30

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - Latin America
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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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