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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 0.35
NAS:LPLA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. NAS:LPLA: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:LPLA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.3 Max: N/A
Current: 0.35
Equity to Asset 0.17
NAS:LPLA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. NAS:LPLA: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:LPLA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.17
0.16
0.36
Interest Coverage 3.08
NAS:LPLA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
79% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 165.59 vs. NAS:LPLA: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:LPLA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 4.11 Max: 5.82
Current: 3.08
0.44
5.82
F-Score: 4
M-Score: -1.22
WACC vs ROIC
11.35%
7.86%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.99
NAS:LPLA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. NAS:LPLA: 6.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:LPLA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.68  Med: 5.43 Max: 8.29
Current: 6.99
-1.68
8.29
Net-margin (%) 4.46
NAS:LPLA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 9.43 vs. NAS:LPLA: 4.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:LPLA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.88  Med: 3.18 Max: 5
Current: 4.46
-1.88
5
ROE (%) 22.52
NAS:LPLA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. NAS:LPLA: 22.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:LPLA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.62  Med: 11.48 Max: 22.52
Current: 22.52
-5.62
22.52
ROA (%) 3.97
NAS:LPLA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. NAS:LPLA: 3.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:LPLA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.63  Med: 3.15 Max: 4.57
Current: 3.97
-1.63
4.57
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.30
NAS:LPLA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. NAS:LPLA: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:LPLA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 11.8
Current: 10.3
0
11.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
NAS:LPLA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. NAS:LPLA: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:LPLA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 109.4
Current: 10.1
0
109.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.30
NAS:LPLA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. NAS:LPLA: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:LPLA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 8.3
Current: 8.3
0
8.3
» NAS:LPLA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

LPLA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 4,988 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 4,508,600 sh (+2.65%)
Chuck Akre Sold Out
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Q1 2016

LPLA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

David Dreman 294 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 12,845 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,300 sh (+66.40%)
First Pacific Advisors 4,867,840 sh (+7.97%)
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Q2 2016

LPLA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Romick 4,165,970 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 13,328 sh (+3.76%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 4,565,570 sh (-6.21%)
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Q3 2016

LPLA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

First Pacific Advisors 4,565,690 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 4,165,970 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 9,512 sh (-28.63%)
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Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets
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Traded in other countries:7LI.Germany,
LPL Financial Holdings Inc along with its subsidiaries provides brokerage and investment advisory services to independent and institutional financial advisors.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc offers technology, brokerage and investment advisory services through business relationships with all types of financial advisors. The Company along with its subsidiaries supports diverse client base. The Company's focus is to provide advisors with the front, middle and back-office support to serve the markets for independent investment advice. The Company provide integrated platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to more than 13,600 independent financial advisors and financial advisors at more than 700 financial institutions throughout the United States, enabling them to provide their clients with financial advice. The Company's subsidiary, LPL Financial supports over 280 Independent RIAs with over 2,000 advisors who conduct their advisory business through separate entities by establishing their own RIAs rather than using Company's corporate RIA. The Company, through Independent Advisors delivers a comprehensive and integrated suite of products and services to support their practices. Through Institutions, it provides solutions to financial institutions such as regional banks, credit unions and insurers, who seek to provide a broad array of services for their clients. The Company, through its subsidiary Fortigent, provides solutions and consulting services to asset RIAs, banks and trust companies serving high-net-worth clients by providing them with investment advice and helping them build their wealth management practices. Advisors use BranchNet workstation, an integrated technology platform that is server-based and web-accessible to manage all aspects of their businesses for clients. In addition, the Company's Resource Center is embedded within BranchNet to provide advisors assess to the research, training, compliance and support services, as well as the ability to review products and develop marketing materials, including direct access to financial product information and exclusive research commentaries; detailed regulatory requirements; valuable marketing tools; operational information; comprehensive training and technical support. The Company provides its advisors commission-based, fee-based, cash and money market products and services including annuities, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and alternative investments, including real estate investment trusts. The sale and administration of these products are facilitated through BranchNet and Resource Center. The advisors with Independent RIA firms have the ability to conduct investment advisory business using the Company's platform and tools and carry a brokerage license with LPL Financial to support brokerage accounts. The Company competes with Morgan Stanley; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith Incorporated; UBS Financial Services Inc.; and Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC., Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Charles Schwab & Co., Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC and TD Ameritrade among others.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.02
LPLA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 19.99 vs. LPLA: 21.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LPLA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.43  Med: 23.47 Max: 32.19
Current: 21.02
9.43
32.19
Forward P/E 19.38
LPLA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 16.58 vs. LPLA: 19.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.02
LPLA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
53% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 19.75 vs. LPLA: 21.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LPLA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.43  Med: 23.47 Max: 32.19
Current: 21.02
9.43
32.19
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 21.51
LPLA's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 17.32 vs. LPLA: 21.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LPLA' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.44  Med: 29.44 Max: 121.64
Current: 21.51
7.44
121.64
P/B 4.62
LPLA's P/B is ranked lower than
87% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. LPLA: 4.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LPLA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.06  Med: 3.37 Max: 5.81
Current: 4.62
2.06
5.81
P/S 0.94
LPLA's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. LPLA: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LPLA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.41
Current: 0.94
0.38
1.41
PFCF 17.44
LPLA's PFCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 12.63 vs. LPLA: 17.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LPLA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.81  Med: 21.53 Max: 69.46
Current: 17.44
7.81
69.46
POCF 11.22
LPLA's POCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 10.88 vs. LPLA: 11.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LPLA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.77  Med: 15.89 Max: 35.78
Current: 11.22
5.77
35.78
EV-to-EBIT 18.55
LPLA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 14.54 vs. LPLA: 18.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LPLA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -349.4  Med: 17.4 Max: 318.8
Current: 18.55
-349.4
318.8
EV-to-EBITDA 13.06
LPLA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
52% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. LPLA: 13.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LPLA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.9  Med: 13.85 Max: 120
Current: 13.06
7.9
120
PEG 0.49
LPLA's PEG is ranked higher than
78% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. LPLA: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LPLA' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.47 Max: 1.13
Current: 0.49
0.16
1.13
Shiller P/E 29.81
LPLA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 24.72 vs. LPLA: 29.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LPLA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.57  Med: 20.13 Max: 30.76
Current: 29.81
16.57
30.76

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.43
LPLA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. LPLA: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LPLA' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.07 Max: 6.06
Current: 2.43
0.4
6.06
Dividend Payout 0.51
LPLA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
62% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. LPLA: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LPLA' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.51
0.27
0.89
Dividend Growth (3y) 60.90
LPLA's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. LPLA: 60.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
LPLA' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 60.9
Current: 60.9
0
60.9
Forward Dividend Yield 2.36
LPLA's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. LPLA: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.43
LPLA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. LPLA: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LPLA' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 2.07 Max: 6.06
Current: 2.43
0.4
6.06
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.60
LPLA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. LPLA: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LPLA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.4  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 5.6
-4.4
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 1.49
LPLA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. LPLA: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LPLA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.77 Max: 2.46
Current: 1.49
0.83
2.46
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
LPLA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. LPLA: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LPLA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.27
Current: 0.9
0.5
1.27
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
LPLA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. LPLA: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LPLA' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.16
Current: 1.1
0.5
1.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.40
LPLA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. LPLA: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LPLA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 5.7 Max: 9.1
Current: 5.4
0.3
9.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 23.18
LPLA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 10.61 vs. LPLA: 23.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LPLA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 24.7 Max: 69.1
Current: 23.18
0.2
69.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,972
EPS (TTM) $ 1.95
Beta1.87
Short Percentage of Float15.35%
52-Week Range $15.38 - 48.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)89.16

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 4,046 4,165 4,361
EPS ($) 1.69 2.19 2.38
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.69 2.19 2.38
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.00 1.05 1.10
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