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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.47
BR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. BR: 0.47 )
BR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.47

Equity to Asset 0.42
BR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 977 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. BR: 0.42 )
BR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.42

0.18
0.49
Interest Coverage 24.77
BR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.56 vs. BR: 24.77 )
BR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.16   Max: 38.59
Current: 24.77

6.16
38.59
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 4.95
M-Score: -2.76
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 (%) 13.96
BR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. BR: 13.96 )
BR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 16.88
Current: 13.96

9.3
16.88
Net-margin (%) 8.73
BR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. BR: 8.73 )
BR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.37   Max: 10.77
Current: 8.73

5.37
10.77
ROE (%) 25.99
BR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. BR: 25.99 )
BR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.53   Max: 37.11
Current: 25.99

14.53
37.11
ROA (%) 10.51
BR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. BR: 10.51 )
BR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.22   Max: 10.59
Current: 10.51

6.22
10.59
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 222.70
BR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 38.70 vs. BR: 222.70 )
BR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 59.17   Max: 222.7
Current: 222.7

59.17
222.7
Revenue Growth (%) 6.90
BR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. BR: 6.90 )
BR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 7.3
Current: 6.9

1.1
7.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.70
BR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. BR: 4.70 )
BR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.3   Max: 4.7
Current: 4.7

-8.3
4.7
EPS Growth (%) 1.40
BR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. BR: 1.40 )
BR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.7   Max: 6.7
Current: 1.4

-14.7
6.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

BR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jeremy Grantham 12,167 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 696,400 sh (+16885.4%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,072,760 sh (+0.64%)
John Keeley 1,771,062 sh (-6.6%)
Meridian Funds 811,400 sh (-12.87%)
Joel Greenblatt 139,403 sh (-40.05%)
Third Avenue Management 822,683 sh (-53.86%)
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Q3 2013

BR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 488,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 8,643 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 20,182 sh (+65.87%)
Joel Greenblatt 193,319 sh (+38.68%)
Diamond Hill Capital 1,133,354 sh (+5.65%)
Chuck Royce 696,100 sh (-0.04%)
John Keeley 1,735,782 sh (-1.99%)
Third Avenue Management 543,883 sh (-33.89%)
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Q4 2013

BR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 8,141 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 16,565 sh (+91.66%)
Jeremy Grantham 35,607 sh (+76.43%)
Chuck Royce 696,100 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 1,724,942 sh (-0.62%)
Third Avenue Management 393,358 sh (-27.68%)
Diamond Hill Capital 812,069 sh (-28.35%)
Joel Greenblatt 59,929 sh (-69%)
Jim Simons 77,200 sh (-84.18%)
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Q1 2014

BR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 135,213 sh (+125.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,002 sh (+71.99%)
Diamond Hill Capital 816,239 sh (+0.51%)
Third Avenue Management 393,358 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 693,800 sh (-0.33%)
Jeremy Grantham 34,500 sh (-3.11%)
Steven Cohen 11,945 sh (-27.89%)
John Keeley 993,131 sh (-42.43%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Reduce -42.43%0.51%$35.28 - $39.6 $ 41.4110%993131
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 125.62%0.04%$35.28 - $39.6 $ 41.4110%135213
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -69%0.14%$31.2 - $39.94 $ 41.4115%59929
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 38.68%0.06%$26.93 - $31.75 $ 41.4139%193319
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -40.05%0.12%$23.42 - $27.97 $ 41.4161%139403
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -12.87%0.11%$23.42 - $27.97 $ 41.4161%811400
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 36.58%0.08%$21.98 - $24.84 $ 41.4177%232545
Leon Cooperman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.07%$21.98 - $24.84 $ 41.4177%0
Leon Cooperman 2012-12-31 Reduce -86.22%0.47%$22.1 - $23.8 $ 41.4179%163063
Leon Cooperman 2012-09-30 Reduce -55.98%0.73%$20.39 - $24.21 $ 41.4185%1183514
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 256.74%0.19%$20.39 - $24.21 $ 41.4185%167086
Tweedy Browne 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.47%$19.94 - $24.12 $ 41.4191%0
Leon Cooperman 2012-06-30 Reduce -22.09%0.35%$19.94 - $24.12 $ 41.4191%2688814
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.07%$19.94 - $24.12 $ 41.4191%46837
Leon Cooperman 2012-03-31 Add 7.23%0.11%$22.57 - $24.85 $ 41.4186%3451014
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$22.57 - $24.85 $ 41.4186%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.05%$19.18 - $22.79 $ 41.4190%18445
Glenn Greenberg 2011-06-30 Sold Out 5.38%$21.79 - $23.96 $ 41.4181%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $21.79 - $23.96 $ 41.4181%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Broadridge Financial Solutions

Meridian Funds Comments on Broadridge Financial Solutions - Jun 19, 2014

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR) is a leading provider of investor communication and securities processing services. The stock price had been fairly stagnant for a number of years due to temporary softness in its core market and ongoing investments in future growth initiatives that lowered current profitability. In 2013 these headwinds waned, leading to renewed earnings growth, multiple expansion, and strong stock performance.



From Meridian Funds's semi-annual report ended December 31, 2013.



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Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR) is a leading provider of investor communication and securities processing services. The stock price had been fairly stagnant for a number of years due to temporary softness in its core market and ongoing investments in future growth initiatives that lowered current profitability. In 2013 these headwinds waned, leading to renewed earnings growth, multiple expansion, and strong stock performance. Read more...
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 19.90
BR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.70 vs. BR: 19.90 )
BR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.44   Max: 24.89
Current: 19.9

7.44
24.89
P/B 5.52
BR's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. BR: 5.52 )
BR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 7
Current: 5.52

1.86
7
P/S 2.02
BR's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. BR: 2.02 )
BR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.03
Current: 2.02

0.64
2.03
PFCF 15.75
BR's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.58 vs. BR: 15.75 )
BR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 36.17
Current: 15.75

1.94
36.17
EV-to-EBIT 12.94
BR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.95 vs. BR: 12.94 )
BR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 15.5
Current: 12.94

4.5
15.5
PEG 50.60
BR's PEG is ranked higher than
71% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BR: 50.60 )
BR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 4.84   Max: 19.88
Current: 50.6

4.84
19.88
Shiller P/E 27.29
BR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BR: 27.29 )
BR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.97   Max: 27.36
Current: 27.29

13.97
27.36
Current Ratio 1.65
BR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. BR: 1.65 )
BR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.65

0.83
2.33
Quick Ratio 1.65
BR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. BR: 1.65 )
BR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.65

0.83
2.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.03
BR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. BR: 2.03 )
BR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.16
Current: 2.03

0.3
3.16
Dividend Payout 0.57
BR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BR: 0.57 )
BR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 3.2
Current: 0.57

0.09
3.2
Dividend growth (3y) 8.70
BR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. BR: 8.70 )
BR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 110.5
Current: 8.7

0
110.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.49
BR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
82% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BR: 5.49 )
BR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 8.68
Current: 5.49

0.82
8.68
Share Buyback Rate 3.40
BR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. BR: 3.40 )
BR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.4   Max: -0.7
Current: 3.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.63
BR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. BR: 1.63 )
BR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 1.46
Current: 1.63

0.77
1.46
Price/Median PS Value 1.53
BR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1097 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BR: 1.53 )
BR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.53

0.61
1.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
BR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. BR: 7.70 )
BR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 22
Current: 7.7

6.4
22
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.75
BR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.31 vs. BR: 7.75 )
BR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 9.4
Current: 7.75

1.9
9.4

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:5B9.Germany
Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. is a Delaware corporation. The Company is a global provider of investor communication, securities processing, and clearing and outsourcing solutions to the financial services industry. The Company classifies its operations into the following three reportable segments: Investor Communication Solutions- provides solutions for the processing and distribution of proxy materials to investors, including vote processing, and for the distribution of regulatory reports and corporate action/reorganization event information, as well as tax reporting solutions. Investor Communication Solutions also provides financial information distribution and transaction reporting services to both financial institutions and securities issuers. These services include the processing and distribution of account statements and trade confirmations, traditional and personalized document fulfillment and content management services, and imaging, archival and workflow solutions; Securities Processing Solutions- provides advanced, computerized real-time transaction processing services that automate the securities transaction cycle. Securities Processing Solutions' products and services include desktop productivity tools and portfolio management, order capture and execution, trade confirmation, settlement and accounting services; Clearing and Outsourcing Solutions- provides securities clearing services, which include the process of matching, recording, and processing transaction instructions and then exchanging payments between counterparties. The Company's securities clearing solutions also enable clients to finance inventory. The Company's operations outsourcing solutions allow broker-dealers to outsource certain administrative functions relating to clearing and settlement to the Company, from order entry to trade matching and settlement, while maintaining their ability to finance and capitalize their business. The Company serves a large and diverse client base in the financial services industry including retail and institutional brokerage firms, global banks, mutual funds, annuity companies, institutional investors, specialty trading firms, independent broker-dealers, and clearing firms. It operates in a highly competitive industry. The Company's Investor Communication Solutions business competes with companies that provide investor communication and corporate governance solutions including transfer agents who handle communication services to registered (non-beneficial) securities holders, proxy advisory firms, proxy solicitation firms and other proxy services providers. The securities and financial services industries are subject to extensive regulation in the U.S. and in other jurisdictions.
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