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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.38
LM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. LM: 1.38 )
LM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 10.63
Current: 1.38

0.05
10.63
Equity to Asset 0.66
LM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 1239 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. LM: 0.66 )
LM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.66

0.16
0.68
Interest Coverage 8.14
LM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 337.31 vs. LM: 8.14 )
LM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 14.39
Current: 8.14

1.43
14.39
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.56
M-Score: -2.58
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 (%) 15.72
LM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1232 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 44.96 vs. LM: 15.72 )
LM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.93   Max: 31.14
Current: 15.72

-19.93
31.14
Net-margin (%) 10.39
LM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.93 vs. LM: 10.39 )
LM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -58.61   Max: 43.25
Current: 10.39

-58.61
43.25
ROE (%) 6.03
LM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. LM: 6.03 )
LM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -42.79   Max: 19.56
Current: 6.03

-42.79
19.56
ROA (%) 4.00
LM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1292 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. LM: 4.00 )
LM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.32   Max: 12.3
Current: 4

-21.32
12.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 227.70
LM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 87.54 vs. LM: 227.70 )
LM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -215.29   Max: 634.88
Current: 227.7

-215.29
634.88
Revenue Growth (%) 7.70
LM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LM: 7.70 )
LM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -19   Max: 43.1
Current: 7.7

-19
43.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.70
LM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 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
73% of the 759 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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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

LM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 19,733 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 60,800 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 125,000 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 1,801,370 sh (+171.9%)
Jeff Auxier 38,520 sh (+97.34%)
Robert Olstein 360,700 sh (+4.85%)
Mario Gabelli 5,321,183 sh (+0.19%)
Brian Rogers 6,326,200 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 97,440 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 3,703,721 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 42,580 sh (-8.63%)
Dodge & Cox 26,000 sh (-12.46%)
David Einhorn 1,650,000 sh (-30.08%)
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Q4 2013

LM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 404,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 18,264 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 855,488 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

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 355,110 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 9,882 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 67,039 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 7,535 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)
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
Steven Cohen 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

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 358,710 sh (+1.01%)
Ken Fisher 68,800 sh (-0.03%)
Brian Rogers 4,748,939 sh (-17.07%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mason Hawkins 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.66%$39.99 - $48.35 $ 50.5314%0
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Add 21.52%0.02%$39.99 - $48.35 $ 50.5314%120715
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -79.08%0.01%$39.99 - $48.35 $ 50.5314%4233
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$39.99 - $48.35 $ 50.5314%7535
Dodge & Cox 2013-12-31 Reduce -23.08%$32.6 - $43.89 $ 50.5330%20000
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$30.63 - $35.04 $ 50.5351%19733
Mason Hawkins 2013-06-30 Reduce -28.98%0.22%$29.76 - $36.13 $ 50.5355%3703721
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$29.76 - $36.13 $ 50.5355%0
Mason Hawkins 2013-03-31 Add 96.34%0.37%$25.72 - $32.15 $ 50.5378%5214821
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 41.4%0.32%$25.72 - $32.15 $ 50.5378%5114949
Dodge & Cox 2013-03-31 Reduce -98.46%0.07%$25.72 - $32.15 $ 50.5378%29700
John Keeley 2013-03-31 New Buy0.06%$25.72 - $32.15 $ 50.5378%91440
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$25.72 - $32.15 $ 50.5378%0
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$25.72 - $32.15 $ 50.5378%62833
Mason Hawkins 2012-12-31 New Buy0.3%$24.11 - $26.6 $ 50.53100%2656000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -41.27%0.05%$24.11 - $26.6 $ 50.53100%39506
Dodge & Cox 2012-12-31 Reduce -37.65%0.04%$24.11 - $26.6 $ 50.53100%1930870
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$24.11 - $26.6 $ 50.53100%0
John Keeley 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.56%$24.53 - $26.95 $ 50.5397%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -47.55%0.12%$24.53 - $26.95 $ 50.5397%67267
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$24.53 - $26.95 $ 50.5397%61433
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 307.33%0.19%$22.42 - $28.07 $ 50.53101%128261
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$22.42 - $28.07 $ 50.53101%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.08%$23.9 - $29.31 $ 50.5398%31488
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Add 1171.52%0.05%$23.9 - $29.31 $ 50.5398%120133
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 New Buy$22.95 - $29.08 $ 50.5398%9448
Dodge & Cox 2011-06-30 Reduce -54.88%0.19%$31.01 - $37.53 $ 50.5348%3706024
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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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.80
LM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 21.40 vs. LM: 21.80 )
LM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 230.65
Current: 21.8

9.35
230.65
P/B 1.30
LM's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. LM: 1.30 )
LM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 5.1
Current: 1.3

0.31
5.1
P/S 2.27
LM's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. LM: 2.27 )
LM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 10.57
Current: 2.27

0.47
10.57
PFCF 15.40
LM's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 731.40 vs. LM: 15.40 )
LM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.98   Max: 45.74
Current: 15.4

2.98
45.74
EV-to-EBIT 12.82
LM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 24.89 vs. LM: 12.82 )
LM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 33.3
Current: 12.82

2.7
33.3
Current Ratio 2.59
LM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. LM: 2.59 )
LM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 2.77
Current: 2.59

1.33
2.77
Quick Ratio 2.59
LM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. LM: 2.59 )
LM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 2.77
Current: 2.59

1.33
2.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.08
LM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
87% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.16 vs. LM: 1.08 )
LM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 8.62
Current: 1.08

0.36
8.62
Dividend Payout 0.22
LM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LM: 0.22 )
LM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.22

0.08
0.52
Dividend growth (3y) 37.50
LM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 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) 7.08
LM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
81% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. LM: 7.08 )
LM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 55.44
Current: 7.08

2.32
55.44
Share Buyback Rate 7.70
LM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 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 19.00
LM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. LM: 19.00 )
LM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 23.48
Current: 19

1.88
23.48
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
LM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.43 vs. LM: 0.70 )
LM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.82
Current: 0.7

0.26
2.82
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
LM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. LM: 1.10 )
LM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 3.2
Current: 1.1

0.34
3.2
Price/Graham Number 4.20
LM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. LM: 4.20 )
LM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 6
Current: 4.2

1.15
6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.80
LM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. LM: 7.80 )
LM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3   Max: 36.4
Current: 7.8

3
36.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.09
LM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1048 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. LM: 6.09 )
LM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.7   Max: 37.8
Current: 6.09

-2.7
37.8

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Traded in other countries:LGG.Germany
Legg Mason, Inc. was incorporated in Maryland in 1981 to serve as a holding company for its various subsidiaries. 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 have 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. Its clientele encompass institutional clients, including pension and other retirement plans, corporations, insurance companies, endowments and foundations and governments, and to high net worth individuals and families. The subsidiary asset managers earn revenues by charging fees for managing the investment assets of clients. Geographically, its operations are segmented into the United States, United Kingdon, and Other Internationals. 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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