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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 1.07
LM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 1373 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. LM: 1.07 )
LM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 16.97
Current: 1.07

0.4
16.97
Equity to Asset 0.68
LM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 1521 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. LM: 0.68 )
LM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.68

0.15
0.7
Interest Coverage 8.14
LM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2075.16 vs. LM: 8.14 )
LM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 14.39
Current: 8.14

2.52
14.39
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.95
M-Score: -2.55
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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history
Operating margin (%) 17.54
LM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1567 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 50.33 vs. LM: 17.54 )
LM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.93   Max: 29.71
Current: 17.54

-19.93
29.71
Net-margin (%) 8.14
LM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.26 vs. LM: 8.14 )
LM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -58.02   Max: 43.25
Current: 8.14

-58.02
43.25
ROE (%) 4.84
LM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1596 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.94 vs. LM: 4.84 )
LM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -35.18   Max: 28.1
Current: 4.84

-35.18
28.1
ROA (%) 3.23
LM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. LM: 3.23 )
LM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.42   Max: 13.06
Current: 3.23

-18.42
13.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 197.23
LM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 94.27 vs. LM: 197.23 )
LM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -196.95   Max: 700.04
Current: 197.23

-196.95
700.04
Revenue Growth (%) 7.70
LM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LM: 7.70 )
LM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 21.5
Current: 7.7

-17.8
21.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.70
LM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LM: 6.70 )
LM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.9   Max: 38.9
Current: 6.7

-24.9
38.9
EPS Growth (%) 12.60
LM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 877 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. LM: 12.60 )
LM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.5   Max: 46.3
Current: 12.6

-33.5
46.3
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

LM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 404,100 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 855,488 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 18,264 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 75,900 sh (+24.84%)
Ray Dalio 20,233 sh (+2.53%)
John Keeley 99,340 sh (+1.95%)
Jeff Auxier 38,520 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,262,383 sh (-1.11%)
Brian Rogers 6,226,200 sh (-1.58%)
Richard Pzena 1,692,830 sh (-6.03%)
Jeremy Grantham 39,000 sh (-8.41%)
Robert Olstein 327,400 sh (-9.23%)
Mason Hawkins 3,117,887 sh (-15.82%)
Dodge & Cox 20,000 sh (-23.08%)
David Einhorn 742,269 sh (-55.01%)
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Q1 2014

LM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 9,882 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 355,110 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 7,535 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 67,039 sh (New)
John Keeley 120,715 sh (+21.52%)
Third Avenue Management 874,388 sh (+2.21%)
Dodge & Cox 20,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 38,520 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,033,704 sh (-4.35%)
Brian Rogers 5,726,200 sh (-8.03%)
Richard Pzena 1,535,849 sh (-9.27%)
Ken Fisher 68,820 sh (-9.33%)
Robert Olstein 275,800 sh (-15.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 22,200 sh (-43.08%)
Ray Dalio 4,233 sh (-79.08%)
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Q2 2014

LM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 46,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 15,118 sh (+100.64%)
Ray Dalio 4,333 sh (+2.36%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 358,710 sh (+1.01%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ken Fisher 68,800 sh (-0.03%)
Mario Gabelli 4,963,250 sh (-1.4%)
John Keeley 117,900 sh (-2.33%)
Dodge & Cox 18,900 sh (-5.5%)
Jeff Auxier 36,020 sh (-6.49%)
Jeremy Grantham 20,600 sh (-7.21%)
Robert Olstein 242,000 sh (-12.26%)
Louis Moore Bacon 8,457 sh (-14.42%)
Richard Pzena 1,304,475 sh (-15.06%)
Brian Rogers 4,748,939 sh (-17.07%)
Third Avenue Management 672,688 sh (-23.07%)
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Q3 2014

LM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 6,319 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,535 sh (New)
Jim Simons 179,000 sh (+281.66%)
Jeremy Grantham 29,500 sh (+43.2%)
John Keeley 141,500 sh (+20.02%)
Ken Fisher 69,150 sh (+0.51%)
Mario Gabelli 4,969,983 sh (+0.14%)
Jeff Auxier 36,020 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 672,688 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Richard Pzena 1,294,100 sh (-0.8%)
Robert Olstein 235,000 sh (-2.89%)
Dodge & Cox 17,330 sh (-8.31%)
Brian Rogers 3,668,743 sh (-22.75%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,575 sh (-43.28%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LM

(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
Brian Rogers 2014-09-30 Reduce -22.75%0.2%$46.49 - $51.66 $ 56.714%3668743
John Keeley 2014-09-30 Add 20.02%0.03%$46.49 - $51.66 $ 56.714%141500
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -43.28%$46.49 - $51.66 $ 56.714%8575
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Sold Out $46.49 - $51.66 $ 56.714%0
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy$46.49 - $51.66 $ 56.714%6319
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Reduce -12.26%0.23%$43.36 - $51.48 $ 56.718%242000
Third Avenue Management 2014-06-30 Reduce -23.07%0.19%$43.36 - $51.48 $ 56.718%672688
Brian Rogers 2014-06-30 Reduce -17.07%0.17%$43.36 - $51.48 $ 56.718%4748939
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 100.64%$43.36 - $51.48 $ 56.718%15118
Mason Hawkins 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.66%$39.99 - $48.35 $ 56.728%0
David Einhorn 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.44%$39.99 - $48.35 $ 56.728%0
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Reduce -15.76%0.32%$39.99 - $48.35 $ 56.728%275800
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Add 21.52%0.02%$39.99 - $48.35 $ 56.728%120715
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -79.08%0.01%$39.99 - $48.35 $ 56.728%4233
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$39.99 - $48.35 $ 56.728%7535
Third Avenue Management 2013-12-31 New Buy0.68%$32.6 - $43.89 $ 56.746%855488
David Einhorn 2013-12-31 Reduce -55.01%0.54%$32.6 - $43.89 $ 56.746%742269
Robert Olstein 2013-12-31 Reduce -9.23%0.17%$32.6 - $43.89 $ 56.746%327400
Dodge & Cox 2013-12-31 Reduce -23.08%$32.6 - $43.89 $ 56.746%20000
Ken Fisher 2013-12-31 Add 24.84%$32.6 - $43.89 $ 56.746%75900
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Guru Investment Theses on Legg Mason Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on Legg Mason Inc - Jul 25, 2014

Legg Mason Inc. (LM) (0.8%) (LM - $51.31 - NYSE) is a consortium of investment managers, known as affiliates, that operate under separate brand names, including Royce & Associates in small cap, Western Asset Management in fixed income, Legg Mason Capital in value equities, and Batterymarch Financial in quantitative strategies. As of May 2014, the firm had approximately $685 billion in assets under management. The company has been turning around investment performance while improving operating fundamentals. Using free cash flow, the company continues to retire shares under its $1 billion+ authorization.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s The Gabelli Equity Income Fund Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Legg Mason Inc
Legg Mason Inc. (LM) (0.8%) (LM - $51.31 - NYSE) is a consortium of investment managers, known as affiliates, that operate under separate brand names, including Royce & Associates in small cap, Western Asset Management in fixed income, Legg Mason Capital in value equities, and Batterymarch Financial in quantitative strategies. As of May 2014, the firm had approximately $685 billion in assets under management. The company has been turning around investment performance while improving operating fundamentals. Using free cash flow, the company continues to retire shares under its $1 billion+ authorization. Read more...
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Robert Olstein is the chairman and chief investment officer of the Olstein Financial Fund. Olstein selects stocks by looking behind the numbers. He emphasizes a detailed look behind the numbers of a company's financial statement to assess the company's financial strength and assess potential downside risk. To be considered for his selection, a company must generate more cash flow than necessary to sustain the business, avoid aggressive accounting practices, demonstrate balance sheet fundamentals that are consistent with his defense first approach and be selling at a discount to the private market value. Read more...
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 29.90
LM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. LM: 29.90 )
LM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 230.65
Current: 29.9

9.35
230.65
P/B 1.42
LM's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LM: 1.42 )
LM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 5.1
Current: 1.42

0.31
5.1
P/S 2.41
LM's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.06 vs. LM: 2.41 )
LM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 7.15
Current: 2.41

0.47
7.15
PFCF 15.88
LM's PFCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LM: 15.88 )
LM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 66.54
Current: 15.88

2.52
66.54
EV-to-EBIT 13.04
LM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 23.16 vs. LM: 13.04 )
LM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -12.2   Max: 30.2
Current: 13.04

-12.2
30.2
Current Ratio 3.12
LM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. LM: 3.12 )
LM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 3.53
Current: 3.12

1.33
3.53
Quick Ratio 3.12
LM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. LM: 3.12 )
LM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 3.53
Current: 3.12

1.33
3.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.02
LM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
86% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. LM: 1.02 )
LM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 8.62
Current: 1.02

0.36
8.62
Dividend Payout 0.30
LM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.91 vs. LM: 0.30 )
LM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 4
Current: 0.3

0.03
4
Dividend growth (3y) 37.50
LM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. LM: 37.50 )
LM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -47.1   Max: 54.2
Current: 37.5

-47.1
54.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.43
LM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1259 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. LM: 6.43 )
LM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 55.44
Current: 6.43

2.32
55.44
Share Buyback Rate 7.70
LM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. LM: 7.70 )
LM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.7   Max: -14.8
Current: 7.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 35.66
LM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. LM: 35.66 )
LM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 192.5
Current: 35.66

1.48
192.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.66
LM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LM: 0.66 )
LM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.88
Current: 0.66

0.26
2.88
Price/Median PS Value 1.22
LM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. LM: 1.22 )
LM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.19
Current: 1.22

0.34
3.19
Price/Graham Number 6.79
LM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. LM: 6.79 )
LM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 10.93
Current: 6.79

0.83
10.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
LM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1555 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. LM: 7.70 )
LM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 36.4
Current: 7.7

3.3
36.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.61
LM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. LM: 5.61 )
LM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 34.6
Current: 5.61

6.7
34.6

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Legg Mason Inc was incorporated in Maryland in 1981 to serve as a holding company for its various subsidiaries. The Company is an asset management. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides investment management and related services to institutional and individual clients, company-sponsored mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles. It offers these products and services directly and through various financial intermediaries. The Company has operations in the United States of America and the United Kingdom and also has offices in Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Dubai, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan. It offers investment advisory services, including the discretionary and non-discretionary management of separate investment accounts in various investment styles for institutional and individual investors. It also offers investment products, such as mutual funds comprising fixed income, equity funds, money market, and other liquidity products, as well as funds-of-hedge funds, and other domestic and offshore funds for retail and institutional investors. It serves various customers directly, as well as through various financial intermediaries. The asset management industry in the United States is subject to extensive regulation under both federal and state securities and other laws.
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