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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.02
LAMR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 556 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.06 vs. LAMR: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.01 Max: N/A
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.29
LAMR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
80% of the 579 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LAMR: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.21  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.49
Current: 0.29
-0.21
0.49
Interest Coverage 2.65
LAMR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 461 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. LAMR: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.16 Max: 2.65
Current: 2.65
0.09
2.65
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.08
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
10.36%
15.71%
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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Operating margin (%) 24.13
LAMR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 594 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 44.63 vs. LAMR: 24.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.85  Med: 16.19 Max: 28.11
Current: 24.13
-3.85
28.11
Net-margin (%) 22.92
LAMR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 595 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 36.26 vs. LAMR: 22.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.9  Med: 0.71 Max: 19.7
Current: 22.92
-14.9
19.7
ROE (%) 32.24
LAMR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 597 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.97 vs. LAMR: 32.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LAMR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.82  Med: 0.51 Max: 26.49
Current: 32.24
-6.82
26.49
ROA (%) 8.88
LAMR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 603 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. LAMR: 8.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LAMR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.97  Med: 0.23 Max: 7.54
Current: 8.88
-2.97
7.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.28
LAMR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 520 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. LAMR: 25.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAMR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.99  Med: 11.21 Max: 55.64
Current: 25.28
-1.99
55.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.50
LAMR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 418 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. LAMR: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.1  Med: 6.10 Max: 41.2
Current: 3.5
-2.1
41.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.60
LAMR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 369 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. LAMR: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAMR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -6  Med: 4.70 Max: 52.5
Current: 0.6
-6
52.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 209.20
LAMR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 312 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. LAMR: 209.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LAMR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -62.8  Med: 57.60 Max: 209.2
Current: 209.2
-62.8
209.2
» LAMR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

LAMR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Richard Pzena 1,290,161 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 30,150 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 2,370,342 sh (+203.15%)
Louis Moore Bacon 20,121 sh (+162.78%)
Richard Perry 5,308,775 sh (+88.76%)
Tom Russo 21,785 sh (+3.20%)
John Keeley 256,390 sh (+0.82%)
Columbia Wanger 1,054,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 67,100 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 12,600 sh (-24.10%)
Jim Simons 78,112 sh (-91.31%)
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Q3 2014

LAMR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 7,714 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 179,883 sh (+496.63%)
Jim Simons 343,812 sh (+340.15%)
Richard Pzena 3,513,960 sh (+172.37%)
Louis Moore Bacon 23,211 sh (+15.36%)
Mario Gabelli 13,600 sh (+7.94%)
Columbia Wanger 1,054,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 67,100 sh (unchged)
Richard Perry Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
John Keeley 250,640 sh (-2.24%)
Tom Russo 15,360 sh (-29.49%)
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Q4 2014

LAMR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

RS Investment Management 1,956 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 393,299 sh (New)
Chuck Akre 67,100 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 13,600 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,048,900 sh (-0.48%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 178,493 sh (-0.77%)
John Keeley 246,150 sh (-1.79%)
Richard Pzena 3,415,838 sh (-2.79%)
Tom Russo 14,860 sh (-3.26%)
Jim Simons 203,412 sh (-40.84%)
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Q1 2015

LAMR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Pioneer Investments 23,070 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 260,700 sh (+28.16%)
Tom Russo 17,760 sh (+19.52%)
John Keeley 262,920 sh (+6.81%)
Chuck Akre 67,100 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 13,100 sh (-3.68%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 166,691 sh (-6.61%)
Richard Pzena 2,715,488 sh (-20.50%)
Columbia Wanger 773,900 sh (-26.22%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Lamar Advertising Co

Mason Hawkins Comments on Lamar Advertising - Aug 13, 2013

We also sold Lamar Advertising (LAMR) as it reached our appraisal. We bought Lamar in 2011 at an average cost of $26, trimmed the position as it grew, and fully sold it in the second quarter at an average price of $48 per share. Lamar's strong outdoor advertising positions in its markets helped revenue growth as the economy recovered. Management's effective cost control and decision to explore converting to a REIT also caused the stock's move to value.

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.55
LAMR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
56% of the 490 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. LAMR: 18.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LAMR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.25  Med: 129.65 Max: 4731.43
Current: 18.55
18.25
4731.43
Forward P/E 19.42
LAMR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
56% of the 335 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.89 vs. LAMR: 19.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.70
LAMR's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
55% of the 467 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. LAMR: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LAMR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 18.4  Med: 131.71 Max: 3312
Current: 18.7
18.4
3312
P/B 6.56
LAMR's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 605 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. LAMR: 6.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LAMR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 3.95 Max: 6.94
Current: 6.56
0.6
6.94
P/S 4.25
LAMR's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 632 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.07 vs. LAMR: 4.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LAMR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 3.56 Max: 6.48
Current: 4.25
0.44
6.48
PFCF 16.68
LAMR's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 211 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. LAMR: 16.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LAMR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.77  Med: 15.88 Max: 50.92
Current: 16.68
2.77
50.92
POCF 12.46
LAMR's POCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 525 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.39 vs. LAMR: 12.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LAMR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 11.38 Max: 19.85
Current: 12.46
1.5
19.85
EV-to-EBIT 28.61
LAMR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 523 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 21.12 vs. LAMR: 28.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LAMR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 18.7  Med: 31.70 Max: 67.6
Current: 28.61
18.7
67.6
PEG 7.48
LAMR's PEG is ranked lower than
83% of the 160 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. LAMR: 7.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LAMR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 3.62  Med: 19.78 Max: 751.12
Current: 7.48
3.62
751.12
Shiller P/E 125.57
LAMR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
94% of the 272 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.13 vs. LAMR: 125.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 23.29  Med: 200.17 Max: 2853
Current: 125.57
23.29
2853
Current Ratio 1.50
LAMR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 553 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. LAMR: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.56 Max: 4.36
Current: 1.5
0.72
4.36
Quick Ratio 1.50
LAMR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 553 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. LAMR: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.56 Max: 4.36
Current: 1.5
0.72
4.36
Days Sales Outstanding 47.15
LAMR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
74% of the 486 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.04 vs. LAMR: 47.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 36.34  Med: 47.31 Max: 66.74
Current: 47.15
36.34
66.74

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.24
LAMR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
53% of the 767 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.34 vs. LAMR: 5.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 4.32 Max: 5.52
Current: 5.24
1.56
5.52
Dividend Payout 1.02
LAMR's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
63% of the 564 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. LAMR: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.93 Max: 5.19
Current: 1.02
0.39
5.19
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.24
LAMR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 767 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. LAMR: 5.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 4.32 Max: 5.52
Current: 5.24
1.56
5.52
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
LAMR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 355 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -6.40 vs. LAMR: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.5  Med: -0.70 Max: -24.4
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.62
LAMR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
61% of the 258 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. LAMR: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.47 Max: 2.73
Current: 1.62
0.29
2.73
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.38
LAMR's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
56% of the 16 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. LAMR: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.19
LAMR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 557 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LAMR: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.66
Current: 1.19
0.21
2.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.50
LAMR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 588 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. LAMR: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 3.20 Max: 5.3
Current: 3.5
1.5
5.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 8.16
LAMR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 322 Companies
in the Global REIT - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. LAMR: 8.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LAMR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 2.6  Med: 8.20 Max: 42.5
Current: 8.16
2.6
42.5

Business Description

Industry: REITs » REIT - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:6LA.Germany,
Lamar Advertising Co was founded in 1902. The Company is an outdoor advertising company in the United States based on number of displays and has operated under the Lamar name since 1902. The Company sells advertising on billboards, buses, shelters, benches and logo plates. As of December 31, 2013, the Company owned and operated approximately over 145,000 billboard advertising displays in 44 states, Canada and Puerto Rico, approximately 120,000 logo advertising displays in 22 states and the province of Ontario, Canada, and operated approximately 38,000 transit advertising displays in 16 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Company offers its customers a fully integrated service, satisfying all aspects of their billboard display requirements from ad copy production to placement and maintenance. The Company offers three types of outdoor advertising displays: billboards, logo signs and transit advertising displays. The Company' sells Billboards advertising space on two types bulletins and posters. Bulletins are generally large, illuminated advertising structures that are located on major highways and target vehicular traffic; and Posters are generally smaller advertising structures that are located on major traffic arteries and city streets and target vehicular and pedestrian traffic. In addition to these traditional billboards, Company also sells digital billboards, which are generally located on major traffic arteries and city streets. As of December 31, 2013, it owned and operated over 1,880 digital billboard advertising displays in 41 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Company's Logo signs, sells its advertising space on located near highway exits. Logo signs generally advertise nearby gas, food, and camping, lodging and other attractions. As of December 31, 2013, Company operated approximately 120,000 logo sign advertising displays in 22 states and Canada. The Company's Transit advertising displays sells advertising space on the exterior and interior of public transportation vehicles, transit shelters and benches in over 60 markets. As of December 31, 2013, Company operated approximately 38,000 transit advertising displays in 16 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Company faces competition from advertising providers, such as; Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. and CBS Outdoor. The Company's Outdoor advertising is subject to governmental regulation at the federal, state and local levels.
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