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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.95
LM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 1214 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LM: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 1.05 Max: 16.97
Current: 0.95
0.05
16.97
Equity to Asset 0.66
LM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. LM: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.7
Current: 0.66
0.15
0.7
Interest Coverage 8.55
LM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 1128 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. LM: 8.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.43  Med: 3.87 Max: 14.39
Current: 8.55
1.43
14.39
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.46
M-Score: -2.47
WACC vs ROIC
11.87%
7.53%
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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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 17.76
LM's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 51.87 vs. LM: 17.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.93  Med: 22.73 Max: 31.14
Current: 17.76
-19.93
31.14
Net-margin (%) 9.15
LM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.78 vs. LM: 9.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -58.61  Med: 8.87 Max: 43.25
Current: 9.15
-58.61
43.25
ROE (%) 5.49
LM's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. LM: 5.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -35.08  Med: 15.20 Max: 28.1
Current: 5.49
-35.08
28.1
ROA (%) 3.69
LM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. LM: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -18.69  Med: 3.23 Max: 13.06
Current: 3.69
-18.69
13.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 156.62
LM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 33.08 vs. LM: 156.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -414.31  Med: 241.68 Max: 779.89
Current: 156.62
-414.31
779.89
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.30
LM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LM: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19  Med: 7.70 Max: 43.1
Current: 10.3
-19
43.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.90
LM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LM: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.9  Med: 7.30 Max: 36.3
Current: 7.9
-24.9
36.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.80
LM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. LM: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.5  Med: 11.20 Max: 46.3
Current: 9.8
-33.5
46.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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 (+43.20%)
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)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Richard Pzena 1,294,100 sh (-0.80%)
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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Q4 2014

LM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Andreas Halvorsen 3,683,203 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 63,010 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 132,660 sh (+1447.06%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,303 sh (+195.38%)
Jim Simons 199,800 sh (+11.62%)
Robert Olstein 249,000 sh (+5.96%)
Brian Rogers Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 35,920 sh (-0.28%)
Mario Gabelli 4,873,509 sh (-1.94%)
Ken Fisher 67,600 sh (-2.24%)
John Keeley 129,960 sh (-8.16%)
Jeremy Grantham 25,900 sh (-12.20%)
Dodge & Cox 12,060 sh (-30.41%)
Richard Pzena 572,607 sh (-55.75%)
Third Avenue Management 214,949 sh (-68.05%)
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Q1 2015

LM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 21,317 sh (New)
Jim Simons 245,900 sh (+23.07%)
Robert Olstein 291,000 sh (+16.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 27,400 sh (+5.79%)
Ken Fisher 67,999 sh (+0.59%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
John Keeley 128,990 sh (-0.75%)
Mario Gabelli 4,724,358 sh (-3.06%)
Joel Greenblatt 126,666 sh (-4.52%)
Richard Pzena 458,656 sh (-19.90%)
Dodge & Cox 9,360 sh (-22.39%)
Third Avenue Management 165,614 sh (-22.95%)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,577,175 sh (-30.03%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,996 sh (-43.03%)
Jeff Auxier 10,070 sh (-71.97%)
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Q2 2015

LM Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ray Dalio 12,529 sh (New)
Jim Simons 881,078 sh (+258.31%)
Jeff Auxier 34,470 sh (+242.30%)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,381 sh (+194.48%)
Joel Greenblatt 247,952 sh (+95.75%)
Robert Olstein 328,000 sh (+12.71%)
Louis Moore Bacon 23,247 sh (+9.05%)
John Keeley 130,490 sh (+1.16%)
Richard Pzena 459,054 sh (+0.09%)
Third Avenue Management 165,614 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 67,999 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,549,058 sh (-1.09%)
Mario Gabelli 4,542,999 sh (-3.84%)
Dodge & Cox 8,560 sh (-8.55%)
Jeremy Grantham 22,600 sh (-17.52%)
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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.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.47
LM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. LM: 18.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.35  Med: 21.09 Max: 230.65
Current: 18.47
9.35
230.65
Forward P/E 12.99
LM's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
60% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. LM: 12.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.50
LM's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. LM: 19.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.73  Med: 22.77 Max: 232.65
Current: 19.5
13.73
232.65
P/B 1.04
LM's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. LM: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.06 Max: 5.18
Current: 1.04
0.31
5.18
P/S 1.68
LM's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. LM: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.93 Max: 10.57
Current: 1.68
0.47
10.57
PFCF 8.80
LM's PFCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. LM: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.98  Med: 13.36 Max: 50.37
Current: 8.8
2.98
50.37
POCF 8.17
LM's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.18 vs. LM: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.44  Med: 11.50 Max: 37.01
Current: 8.17
2.44
37.01
EV-to-EBIT 11.05
LM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. LM: 11.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -12.2  Med: 12.20 Max: 30.7
Current: 11.05
-12.2
30.7
Shiller P/E 36.53
LM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
85% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. LM: 36.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.52  Med: 26.80 Max: 115.53
Current: 36.53
3.52
115.53
Current Ratio 3.26
LM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. LM: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.33  Med: 2.47 Max: 3.53
Current: 3.26
1.33
3.53
Quick Ratio 3.26
LM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. LM: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.33  Med: 2.47 Max: 3.53
Current: 3.26
1.33
3.53
Days Sales Outstanding 44.95
LM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
54% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 39.31 vs. LM: 44.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.76  Med: 94.43 Max: 507.45
Current: 44.95
45.76
507.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.60
LM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. LM: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.11 Max: 8.62
Current: 1.6
0.36
8.62
Dividend Payout 0.30
LM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. LM: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.17 Max: 4
Current: 0.3
0.03
4
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
LM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
86% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. LM: 26.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
LM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -47.1  Med: 17.00 Max: 54.2
Current: 26
-47.1
54.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.44
LM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. LM: 8.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.87  Med: 5.78 Max: 44.89
Current: 8.44
1.87
44.89
Share Buyback Rate 7.60
LM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. LM: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
LM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.7  Med: -3.10 Max: -8.7
Current: 7.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.53
LM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LM: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LM' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.58 Max: 3.1
Current: 0.53
0.28
3.1
Price/Median PS Value 0.86
LM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LM: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.04 Max: 4.92
Current: 0.86
0.35
4.92
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 10.47
LM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
1152% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. LM: 10.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.61 Max: 10.76
Current: 10.47
0.61
10.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.06
LM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. LM: 9.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 7.70 Max: 36.4
Current: 9.06
3.3
36.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 26.51
LM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. LM: 26.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 15.00 Max: 37.5
Current: 26.51
0.1
37.5

Analyst Estimate

Mar16 Mar17 Mar18
Revenue(Mil) 2,953 3,181 3,418
EPS($) 3.27 3.75 4.45
EPS without NRI($) 3.27 3.75 4.45

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
Compare:AMP, AMG, BEN, BLK, BK » details
Traded in other countries:LGG.Germany,
Legg Mason Inc was incorporated in Maryland on November 12, 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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