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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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Cash to Debt 0.02
LAMR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.73 vs. LAMR: 0.02 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.26
LAMR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. LAMR: 0.26 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.21   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.26

-0.21
0.49
Interest Coverage 1.53
LAMR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 113.34 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: 6
Z-Score: 1.46
M-Score: -2.89
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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Operating margin (%) 18.47
LAMR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.31 vs. LAMR: 18.47 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.85   Max: 28.11
Current: 18.47

-3.85
28.11
Net-margin (%) 2.84
LAMR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. LAMR: 2.84 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.9   Max: 47.21
Current: 2.84

-14.9
47.21
ROE (%) 4.01
LAMR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. LAMR: 4.01 )
LAMR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.98   Max: 56.84
Current: 4.01

-6.98
56.84
ROA (%) 1.05
LAMR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. LAMR: 1.05 )
LAMR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.96   Max: 6.24
Current: 1.05

-2.96
6.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.71
LAMR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 35.93 vs. LAMR: 19.71 )
LAMR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.01   Max: 28.15
Current: 19.71

-2.01
28.15
Revenue Growth (%) 3.60
LAMR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 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
72% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 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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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2014

LAMR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 7,657 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 23,012 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 781,894 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 16,600 sh (+295.24%)
Jim Simons 899,005 sh (+4.83%)
Tom Russo 21,110 sh (+2.85%)
Columbia Wanger 1,054,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 67,100 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Keeley 254,300 sh (-1.42%)
Richard Perry 2,812,400 sh (-34.6%)
Steven Cohen 7,423 sh (-94.09%)
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Q2 2014

LAMR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 30,150 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 1,290,161 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 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 (+3.2%)
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 (-24.1%)
Jim Simons 78,112 sh (-91.31%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LAMR

(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
Richard Perry 2014-06-30 Add 88.76%3.67%$49.12 - $52.94 $ 51.141%5308775
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Add 203.15%0.2%$49.12 - $52.94 $ 51.141%2370342
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$49.12 - $52.94 $ 51.141%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Reduce -24.1%$49.12 - $52.94 $ 51.141%12600
Richard Perry 2014-03-31 Reduce -34.6%2.28%$47.09 - $53.93 $ 51.140%2812400
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 New Buy0.11%$47.09 - $53.93 $ 51.140%781894
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$47.09 - $53.93 $ 51.140%23012
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$47.09 - $53.93 $ 51.140%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 295.24%$47.09 - $53.93 $ 51.140%16600
Richard Perry 2013-12-31 Reduce -31.76%2.35%$45.71 - $51.98 $ 51.145%4300000
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Reduce -70.17%0.53%$45.71 - $51.98 $ 51.145%257950
Chuck Akre 2013-12-31 New Buy0.13%$45.71 - $51.98 $ 51.145%67100
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 25.48%$45.71 - $51.98 $ 51.145%19698
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 New Buy$45.71 - $51.98 $ 51.145%4200
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.09%$41.82 - $47.11 $ 51.1416%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$41.82 - $47.11 $ 51.1416%15698
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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) 138.50
LAMR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 56.10 vs. LAMR: 138.50 )
LAMR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 51.02   Max: 4731.43
Current: 138.5

51.02
4731.43
P/B 5.50
LAMR's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. LAMR: 5.50 )
LAMR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 5.97
Current: 5.5

0.6
5.97
P/S 3.90
LAMR's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. LAMR: 3.90 )
LAMR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 6.48
Current: 3.9

0.44
6.48
PFCF 15.70
LAMR's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 62.08 vs. LAMR: 15.70 )
LAMR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 50.92
Current: 15.7

2.77
50.92
EV-to-EBIT 29.14
LAMR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 26.98 vs. LAMR: 29.14 )
LAMR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 18.7   Max: 89.7
Current: 29.14

18.7
89.7
PEG 46.10
LAMR's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LAMR: 46.10 )
LAMR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 3.56   Max: 169.46
Current: 46.1

3.56
169.46
Current Ratio 1.41
LAMR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. LAMR: 1.41 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 4.36
Current: 1.41

0.72
4.36
Quick Ratio 1.41
LAMR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. LAMR: 1.41 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 4.36
Current: 1.41

0.72
4.36

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.60
LAMR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. LAMR: 1.60 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.6

1.56
1.66
Dividend Payout 2.11
LAMR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 5.88 vs. LAMR: 2.11 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 5.19   Max: 5.19
Current: 2.11

Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.60
LAMR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
65% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. LAMR: 1.60 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.6

1.56
1.66
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
LAMR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. LAMR: -0.90 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.5   Max: -24.4
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
LAMR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. LAMR: 1.50 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 2.75
Current: 1.5

0.29
2.75
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
LAMR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. LAMR: 1.10 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.66
Current: 1.1

0.21
2.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.40
LAMR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
53% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. LAMR: 3.40 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 5.3
Current: 3.4

1.1
5.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.96
LAMR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Advertising Agencies industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. LAMR: 6.96 )
LAMR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.1   Max: 42.2
Current: 6.96

-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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