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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 0.02
LAMR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 30.40 vs. LAMR: 0.02 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.29
Current: 0.02

0.01
0.29
Equity to Asset 0.27
LAMR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. LAMR: 0.27 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.21   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.27

-0.21
0.49
Interest Coverage 1.53
LAMR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 150.67 vs. LAMR: 1.53 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.19
Current: 1.53

0.09
2.19
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 1.21
M-Score: -2.92
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 (%) 17.93
LAMR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. LAMR: 17.93 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.85   Max: 28.11
Current: 17.93

-3.85
28.11
Net-margin (%) 3.22
LAMR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. LAMR: 3.22 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.9   Max: 47.21
Current: 3.22

-14.9
47.21
ROE (%) 4.30
LAMR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.79 vs. LAMR: 4.30 )
LAMR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.98   Max: 56.84
Current: 4.3

-6.98
56.84
ROA (%) 1.18
LAMR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. LAMR: 1.18 )
LAMR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.96   Max: 7.99
Current: 1.18

-2.96
7.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.91
LAMR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 40.66 vs. LAMR: 18.91 )
LAMR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.01   Max: 28.93
Current: 18.91

-2.01
28.93
Revenue Growth (%) 3.60
LAMR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. LAMR: 3.60 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.1   Max: 131.2
Current: 3.6

-2.1
131.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.50
LAMR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. LAMR: 4.50 )
LAMR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -6   Max: 91.1
Current: 4.5

-6
91.1
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

LAMR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Ray Dalio 46,584 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,836,965 sh (+602.39%)
Jim Simons 964,912 sh (+114.99%)
Jeremy Grantham 83,600 sh (+75.26%)
John Keeley 865,480 sh (+9.64%)
Tom Russo 21,735 sh (+1.87%)
Columbia Wanger 1,335,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 621,348 sh (unchged)
Richard Perry 5,830,000 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 4,412,766 sh (-18.76%)
Larry Robbins 1,467,412 sh (-30.85%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,114,040 sh (-38.04%)
Mario Gabelli 4,200 sh (-67.69%)
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Q2 2013

LAMR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 2,043,243 sh (+11.23%)
Richard Perry 6,301,577 sh (+8.09%)
Jim Simons 980,412 sh (+1.61%)
Steven Cohen 300,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
Chuck Akre Sold Out
Tom Russo 21,025 sh (-3.27%)
John Keeley 833,210 sh (-3.73%)
Columbia Wanger 1,089,000 sh (-18.43%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 646,131 sh (-42%)
Larry Robbins 699,300 sh (-52.34%)
Jeremy Grantham 14,400 sh (-82.78%)
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Q3 2013

LAMR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 15,698 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 1,243,831 sh (+77.87%)
John Keeley 864,750 sh (+3.79%)
Richard Perry 6,301,577 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Tom Russo 20,525 sh (-2.38%)
Columbia Wanger 1,054,000 sh (-3.21%)
Steven Cohen 1,613,653 sh (-21.02%)
Jim Simons 496,712 sh (-49.34%)
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Q4 2013

LAMR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Akre 67,100 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 4,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 857,612 sh (+72.66%)
Ray Dalio 19,698 sh (+25.48%)
Larry Robbins 1,493,831 sh (+20.1%)
Columbia Wanger 1,054,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 20,525 sh (unchged)
Richard Perry 4,300,000 sh (-31.76%)
John Keeley 257,950 sh (-70.17%)
Steven Cohen 125,561 sh (-92.22%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LAMR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Richard Perry 2013-12-31 Reduce -31.76%2.35%$45.71 - $51.98 $ 51.365%4300000
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Reduce -70.17%0.53%$45.71 - $51.98 $ 51.365%257950
Chuck Akre 2013-12-31 New Buy0.13%$45.71 - $51.98 $ 51.365%67100
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 New Buy$45.71 - $51.98 $ 51.365%4200
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 25.48%$45.71 - $51.98 $ 51.365%19698
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$41.82 - $47.11 $ 51.3617%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$41.82 - $47.11 $ 51.3617%15698
Chuck Akre 2013-06-30 Sold Out 1.7%$42.16 - $49.34 $ 51.3611%0
Mason Hawkins 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.96%$42.16 - $49.34 $ 51.3611%0
Richard Perry 2013-06-30 Add 8.09%0.52%$42.16 - $49.34 $ 51.3611%6301577
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Reduce -42%0.08%$42.16 - $49.34 $ 51.3611%646131
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$42.16 - $49.34 $ 51.3611%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Sold Out $42.16 - $49.34 $ 51.3611%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 Reduce -38.04%0.1%$38.75 - $48.58 $ 51.3616%1114040
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$38.75 - $48.58 $ 51.3616%46584
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Reduce -67.69%$38.75 - $48.58 $ 51.3616%4200
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 125.10
LAMR's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. LAMR: 125.10 )
LAMR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 51.02   Max: 4731.43
Current: 125.1

51.02
4731.43
P/B 5.20
LAMR's P/B is ranked lower than
67% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. LAMR: 5.20 )
LAMR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 5.97
Current: 5.2

0.6
5.97
P/S 3.89
LAMR's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LAMR: 3.89 )
LAMR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 6.48
Current: 3.89

0.44
6.48
PFCF 16.77
LAMR's PFCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. LAMR: 16.77 )
LAMR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 50.92
Current: 16.77

2.77
50.92
EV-to-EBIT 30.24
LAMR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 12.27 vs. LAMR: 30.24 )
LAMR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 18.7   Max: 104.2
Current: 30.24

18.7
104.2
PEG 41.60
LAMR's PEG is ranked lower than
65% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. LAMR: 41.60 )
LAMR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 3.56   Max: 136.75
Current: 41.6

3.56
136.75

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.59
LAMR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
56% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LAMR: 1.59 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.41
Current: 1.59

0.34
2.41
Price/Median PS Value 1.09
LAMR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LAMR: 1.09 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.67
Current: 1.09

0.27
2.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.30
LAMR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
54% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. LAMR: 3.30 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 5.3
Current: 3.3

1
5.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.08
LAMR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.97 vs. LAMR: 6.08 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.1   Max: 42.2
Current: 6.08

-0.1
42.2

Business Description

Industry: Advertising & Marketing Services » Advertising Agencies
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Traded in other countries:LA1A.Germany
Lamar Advertising Company was founded in 1902. It is one of the outdoor advertising companies in the United States based on number of displays and has operated under the Lamar name since 1902. The Company operates in a single operating and reporting segment, advertising. It sells advertising on billboards, buses, shelters, benches and logo plates. As of December 31, 2009, it owned and operated approximately 150,000 billboard advertising displays in 44 states, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 100,000 logo advertising displays in 21 states and the province of Ontario, Canada, and operated over 27,000 transit advertising displays in 16 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Company offers its customers a fully integrated service, satisfying all aspects of its billboard display requirements from ad copy production to placement and maintenance. It operates three types of outdoor advertising displays: billboards, logo signs and transit advertising displays. Billboards: the Company sells most of its advertising space on two types of billboards: bulletins and posters. Bulletins are generally illuminated advertising structures that are located on major highways and target vehicular traffic. Posters are generally smaller advertising structures that are located on major traffic arteries and city streets and target vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Logo signs: the Company sells advertising space on logo signs located near highway exits. It is the provider of logo signs in the United States, operating 21 of the 27 privatized state logo sign contracts. As of December 31, 2009, it operated over 100,000 logo sign advertising displays in 21 states and Canada. Transit advertising displays: the Company also sells advertising space on the exterior and interior of public transportation vehicles, transit shelters and benches in 63 markets. As of December 31, 2009, it operated over 27,000 transit advertising displays in 16 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Company mainly focuses on small to mid-size markets where it could attain a strong market share, in each of its markets; it competes against other providers of outdoor advertising and other types of media. Outdoor advertising is subject to governmental regulation at the federal, state and local levels.

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