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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 0.08
KEY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 1540 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. KEY: 0.08 )
KEY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.08

0.02
0.5
Equity to Asset 0.11
KEY's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 1964 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.09 vs. KEY: 0.11 )
KEY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.12
Current: 0.11

0.07
0.12
Interest Coverage 4.87
KEY's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
90% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. KEY: 4.87 )
KEY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 4.87
Current: 4.87

0.09
4.87
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.31
WACC vs ROIC
8.33%
6.70%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 31.10
KEY's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1989 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 29.94 vs. KEY: 31.10 )
KEY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -52.05   Max: 34.2
Current: 31.1

-52.05
34.2
Net-margin (%) 22.00
KEY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1989 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 21.75 vs. KEY: 22.00 )
KEY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -34.31   Max: 23.19
Current: 22

-34.31
23.19
ROE (%) 8.62
KEY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1999 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. KEY: 8.62 )
KEY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -16.11   Max: 18.27
Current: 8.62

-16.11
18.27
ROA (%) 0.98
KEY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2001 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. KEY: 0.98 )
KEY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.44   Max: 1.35
Current: 0.98

-1.44
1.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 129.85
KEY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1963 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 78.79 vs. KEY: 129.85 )
KEY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -47.6   Max: 262.67
Current: 129.85

-47.6
262.67
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.00
KEY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1665 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. KEY: 1.00 )
KEY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.2   Max: 10.7
Current: 1

-26.2
10.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.90
KEY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. KEY: -5.90 )
KEY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.5   Max: 28.9
Current: -5.9

-32.5
28.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -100.00
KEY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. KEY: -100.00 )
KEY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -100   Max: 80.6
Current: -100

-100
80.6
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

KEY Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 783,550 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 104,730 sh (+175.27%)
David Dreman 206,650 sh (+71.28%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 4,078,927 sh (+7.99%)
John Buckingham 101,937 sh (+1.49%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Richard Snow 4,822,528 sh (-1.16%)
RS Investment Management 6,254,760 sh (-12.71%)
Irving Kahn 18,569 sh (-15.59%)
Pioneer Investments 8,554,148 sh (-22.61%)
Third Avenue Management 8,643,141 sh (-23.23%)
Richard Pzena 4,536,975 sh (-33.47%)
Jeremy Grantham 379,800 sh (-36.67%)
Arnold Schneider 213,430 sh (-49.6%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,500 sh (-53.59%)
Diamond Hill Capital 49,133 sh (-85.14%)
Martin Whitman 5,644,398 sh (-3.42%)
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Q2 2014

KEY Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 1,046,463 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 4,569,727 sh (+12.03%)
Richard Snow 5,274,657 sh (+9.38%)
Richard Pzena 4,938,275 sh (+8.85%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 789,050 sh (+0.7%)
Irving Kahn 18,569 sh (unchged)
Martin Whitman 5,644,398 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham 101,862 sh (-0.07%)
RS Investment Management 6,172,389 sh (-1.32%)
Third Avenue Management 7,846,078 sh (-9.22%)
Pioneer Investments 7,428,861 sh (-13.15%)
David Dreman 147,623 sh (-28.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,200 sh (-34.19%)
Arnold Schneider 105,380 sh (-50.63%)
Jeremy Grantham 185,200 sh (-51.24%)
Diamond Hill Capital 18,003 sh (-63.36%)
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Q3 2014

KEY Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 250,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 54,451 sh (+433.83%)
Jeremy Grantham 266,800 sh (+44.06%)
Richard Pzena 5,373,500 sh (+8.81%)
David Dreman 153,348 sh (+3.88%)
Richard Snow 5,450,627 sh (+3.34%)
John Buckingham 103,235 sh (+1.35%)
Martin Whitman 5,644,398 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Arnold Schneider Sold Out
RS Investment Management 6,116,709 sh (-0.9%)
Jim Simons 911,563 sh (-12.89%)
Third Avenue Management 6,787,103 sh (-13.5%)
Irving Kahn 15,573 sh (-16.13%)
Pioneer Investments 5,270,650 sh (-29.05%)
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2014

KEY Guru Trades in 2014

Martin Whitman 5,644,398 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KEY

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Third Avenue Management 2014-09-30 Reduce -13.5%0.3%$12.99 - $14.51 $ 12.99-5%6787103
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.23%$12.99 - $14.51 $ 12.99-5%0
Arnold Schneider 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.16%$12.99 - $14.51 $ 12.99-5%0
Third Avenue Management 2014-06-30 Reduce -9.22%0.22%$13.11 - $14.49 $ 12.99-6%7846078
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 Add 9.38%0.22%$13.11 - $14.49 $ 12.99-6%5274657
Arnold Schneider 2014-06-30 Reduce -50.63%0.17%$13.11 - $14.49 $ 12.99-6%105380
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -28.56%0.07%$13.11 - $14.49 $ 12.99-6%147623
Third Avenue Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -23.23%0.65%$12.31 - $14.43 $ 12.99-3%8643141
Arnold Schneider 2014-03-31 Reduce -49.6%0.26%$12.31 - $14.43 $ 12.99-3%213430
Richard Pzena 2014-03-31 Reduce -33.47%0.18%$12.31 - $14.43 $ 12.99-3%4536975
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 71.28%0.1%$12.31 - $14.43 $ 12.99-3%206650
Martin Whitman 2014-01-31 Reduce -3.42%0.11%$12.46 - $14.14 $ 12.99-1%5644398
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Preferred stocks of KeyCorp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
KEYPRG0.005.86KeyCorp,7.750% Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A

Guru Investment Theses on KeyCorp

Third Avenue Value Fund Comments on KeyCorp - Sep 12, 2014

We have preferred regional banks for three reasons. First, at TAM we focus on price to tangible book value (P/TBV) as opposed to simple P/B. Tangible book value is a better measure of intrinsic value as it excludes intangible assets which wouldn’t carry much value in liquidation. As discussed earlier, one of the dimensions we focus on as we evaluate companies is the assets. The valuations of KEY and CMA are much closer to peers listed above on a P/TBV basis. Evaluating just a single statistic may provide misleading conclusions when evaluating an investment. Thus, we also consider how well a company can compound its book value over time. As seen in the table above, both KEY and CMA are generating higher returns on assets (ROA) than peers. This is important as companies that generate higher returns deserve premium valuations. Again, we distinguish among the many metrics. We focus on ROA as the measure of ROA does not favor companies that carry higher leverage and perhaps higher risk.



Second, the Tier 1 Common Equity ratios for KEY and CMA compare favorably against the money center peers. This metric indicates that the Fund’s regional banks are as well, if not better, capitalized than money center banks. As discussed in the opening paragraphs of the letter, the integrity of the balance sheet is a key dimension to our analysis.



Third, the chart above also shows the Level III assets for each company. Level III assets are not traded in liquid markets so prices are determined using a company’s internal models. Those prices could be entirely accurate, but as seen during the financial crisis, when liquidity dries up, asset prices of illiquid securities can get distorted quickly. We aren’t willing to take that risk. By focusing on KEY and CMA’s TBV and lower exposure to Level III assets, we gain additional comfort with their balance sheets. The regulators agree with our view. The table above shows “severely stressed capital ratios” from the Federal Reserve test earlier this year. The stress test assumptions are extreme (deep recession, high unemployment, 50% decline in equity prices and 2001 house prices), but the results do provide insight into the strength of the asset portfolios.



KEY and CMA’s above average results on the stress tests are another indication of the high transparency and durability of their balance sheets.



In sum, a discount to book value isn’t good enough for us at TAM to invest in a stock. We also need conviction in adequate downside protection. Investing in companies with low leverage and high quality assets helps us develop that conviction. CMA and KEY fit our strict criteria and have provided solid returns to investors thus far and as both grow book value plus dividends in the future, we are confident those returns will continue.



The Fund invested in the common stocks in KEY and CMA at discounts to tangible book and with the expectation that they could grow book value at double digit rates over time. Given the satisfactory ROAs and BV compounding (trailing twelve month BV growth including dividends: CMA: 12%, KEY: 9.8%), we are happy with how our companies are executing, despite persistently low interest rates and sluggish loan growth. What’s more impressive is that our companies are able to generate higher ROAs despite carrying more excess capital which weighs on returns. Both companies are positive contributors to the Fund’s performance year to date.



From Third Avenue Value Fund’s Third Quarter 2014 Commentary.



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Third Avenue Value Fund Comments on KeyCorp
We have preferred regional banks for three reasons. First, at TAM we focus on price to tangible book value (P/TBV) as opposed to simple P/B. Tangible book value is a better measure of intrinsic value as it excludes intangible assets which wouldn’t carry much value in liquidation. As discussed earlier, one of the dimensions we focus on as we evaluate companies is the assets. The valuations of KEY and CMA are much closer to peers listed above on a P/TBV basis. Evaluating just a single statistic may provide misleading conclusions when evaluating an investment. Thus, we also consider how well a company can compound its book value over time. As seen in the table above, both KEY and CMA are generating higher returns on assets (ROA) than peers. This is important as companies that generate higher returns deserve premium valuations. Again, we distinguish among the many metrics. We focus on ROA as the measure of ROA does not favor companies that carry higher leverage and perhaps higher risk. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 13.10
KEY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. KEY: 13.10 )
KEY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.86   Max: 54.9
Current: 13.1

5.86
54.9
Forward P/E 10.44
KEY's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 2671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 16.78 vs. KEY: 10.44 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.50
KEY's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. KEY: 12.50 )
KEY' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.49   Max: 46.67
Current: 12.5

5.49
46.67
P/B 1.18
KEY's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 2671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. KEY: 1.18 )
KEY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.09
Current: 1.18

0.36
2.09
P/S 2.82
KEY's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 2671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. KEY: 2.82 )
KEY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 3.28
Current: 2.82

0.57
3.28
PFCF 28.24
KEY's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 2671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KEY: 28.24 )
KEY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 936.25
Current: 28.24

1.98
936.25
POCF 24.98
KEY's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 2671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 122.20 vs. KEY: 24.98 )
KEY' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 185.35
Current: 24.98

1.81
185.35
EV-to-EBIT 11.74
KEY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 2671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 20.28 vs. KEY: 11.74 )
KEY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -81.3   Max: 494.2
Current: 11.74

-81.3
494.2
PEG 17.86
KEY's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 2671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KEY: 17.86 )
KEY' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 31.46
Current: 17.86

0.63
31.46
Shiller P/E 41.75
KEY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 2671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. KEY: 41.75 )
KEY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.17   Max: 279.2
Current: 41.75

3.17
279.2

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.92
KEY's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 1898 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. KEY: 1.92 )
KEY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 20.78
Current: 1.92

0.42
20.78
Dividend Payout 0.24
KEY's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 2671 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. KEY: 0.24 )
KEY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 3.81
Current: 0.24

0.09
3.81
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
KEY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. KEY: -100.00 )
KEY' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -100   Max: 75.2
Current: -100

-100
75.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 17.44
KEY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1911 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. KEY: 17.44 )
KEY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 190.76
Current: 17.44

3.86
190.76
Share Buyback Rate 100.00
KEY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 1423 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. KEY: 100.00 )
KEY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 100   Max: -30.4
Current: 100

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.50
KEY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. KEY: 8.50 )
KEY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 13.9
Current: 8.5

0.2
13.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.25
KEY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.46 vs. KEY: 4.25 )
KEY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.8   Max: 40.5
Current: 4.25

-6.8
40.5

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US
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Traded in other countries:KEY.Germany,
KeyCorp was organized in 1958 under the laws of the State of Ohio. It is a parent holding company for KeyBank National Association, its principal subsidiary, through which of its banking services are provided. Through subsidiaries, the Company provides retail and commercial banking, commercial leasing, investment management, consumer finance and investment banking products and services to individual, corporate and institutional clients. The Company has two business segments: Key Community Bank and Key Corporate Bank. Key Community Bank serves individuals and small to mid-sized businesses by offering deposit, investment, lending, credit card, and personalized wealth management products and services. These products and services are provided through its relationship managers and specialists working in its 12-state branch network. Key Corporate Bank is a full-service corporate and investment bank focused principally on serving the needs of middle market clients in six industry sectors: consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial, public sector and real estate. Key Corporate Bank delivers a broad product suite of banking and capital markets products to its clients, including syndicated finance, debt and equity capital markets, commercial payments, equipment finance, commercial mortgage banking, derivatives, foreign exchange, financial advisory and public finance. It is also a servicer of commercial mortgage loans. Other Segments consist of Corporate Treasury, Community Development, Principal Investing and various exit portfolios. The Company is subject to extensive federal and state regulation and supervision.
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: NRP, OPK, GAM, KEY, ARWR Oct 20 2014 
Third Avenue Value Fund Comments on KeyCorp Sep 12 2014 
Third Avenue Value Fund Third Quarter 2014 Commentary Sep 11 2014 
HAR, AMAT, KEY, FCE.A - Third Avenue Management Sells in Review Nov 24 2013 
Largest Insider Buys of the Week Oct 25 2013 
Martin Whitman Sells and Reductions in US, Tokyo and Hong Kong Markets Oct 10 2013 
Weekly CFO Sells Highlight: KEY, DIS, FSL, MHO, SYY May 20 2013 
comment on KEY Nov 19 2012 
comment on KEY Oct 29 2012 
Diamond Hill Capital Buys C, AIG, KEY, FIG, Sells EXH, GRPN, BAC, DFS, LQDT Oct 25 2012 

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