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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.30
LPLA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 8.69 vs. LPLA: 0.30 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.3

Equity to Asset 0.27
LPLA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. LPLA: 0.27 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.27

0.22
0.36
Interest Coverage 5.82
LPLA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 14.11 vs. LPLA: 5.82 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 5.82
Current: 5.82

0.44
5.82
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.36
WACC vs ROIC
6.76%
8.09%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.46
LPLA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 19.89 vs. LPLA: 6.46 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.94   Max: 8.29
Current: 6.46

-2.94
8.29
Net-margin (%) 4.03
LPLA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. LPLA: 4.03 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.88   Max: 5
Current: 4.03

-1.88
5
ROE (%) 16.16
LPLA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 8.17 vs. LPLA: 16.16 )
LPLA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.62   Max: 16.24
Current: 16.16

-5.62
16.24
ROA (%) 4.41
LPLA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. LPLA: 4.41 )
LPLA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.63   Max: 4.57
Current: 4.41

-1.63
4.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 82.72
LPLA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 132.00 vs. LPLA: 82.72 )
LPLA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -98.58   Max: 332.59
Current: 82.72

-98.58
332.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.50
LPLA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. LPLA: 4.50 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 6.5
Current: 4.5

0
6.5
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

LPLA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Akre 1,715,000 sh (+0.88%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
RS Investment Management 1,082,581 sh (-3.14%)
Steven Cohen 7,800 sh (-30%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,000 sh (-58.17%)
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Q1 2014

LPLA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steve Mandel 8,518,366 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 33,829 sh (+333.71%)
Chuck Akre 1,715,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 7,147 sh (-35.03%)
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Q2 2014

LPLA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 88,400 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 395,442 sh (New)
Chuck Akre 1,715,000 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 8,518,366 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,289 sh (-39.99%)
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Q3 2014

LPLA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steve Mandel 8,518,366 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 1,715,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 27,600 sh (-68.78%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LPLA

(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
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 New Buy1.9%$47.04 - $55.93 $ 41.55-21%8518366
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -9.54%0.13%$32.3 - $38.9 $ 41.5516%1048400
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Reduce -23.63%0.4%$28.16 - $33.61 $ 41.5532%1159000
Chuck Akre 2012-12-31 Add 13.33%0.4%$25.23 - $29.68 $ 41.5548%1700000
Chuck Akre 2012-09-30 Add 20%0.55%$27.44 - $34.22 $ 41.5536%1500000
Chuck Akre 2012-06-30 Add 56.25%1.22%$30.49 - $38.67 $ 41.5522%1250000
Meridian Funds 2012-06-30 Add 30.2%0.37%$30.49 - $38.67 $ 41.5522%1465365
Chuck Akre 2012-03-31 Add 166.67%1.94%$30.43 - $38.34 $ 41.5529%800000
Meridian Funds 2012-03-31 Add 412.59%1.05%$30.43 - $38.34 $ 41.5529%1125460
Meridian Funds 2011-12-31 New Buy0.22%$25.1 - $30.54 $ 41.5547%219565
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.30
LPLA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. LPLA: 24.30 )
LPLA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.59   Max: 32.19
Current: 24.3

18.59
32.19
Forward P/E 15.27
LPLA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 34.60 vs. LPLA: 15.27 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.30
LPLA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
70% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 25.10 vs. LPLA: 24.30 )
LPLA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 18.52   Max: 32.19
Current: 24.3

18.52
32.19
P/B 3.85
LPLA's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. LPLA: 3.85 )
LPLA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 5.27
Current: 3.85

2.06
5.27
P/S 0.99
LPLA's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. LPLA: 0.99 )
LPLA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 1.4
Current: 0.99

0.79
1.4
PFCF 42.27
LPLA's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 112.85 vs. LPLA: 42.27 )
LPLA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 21.7   Max: 50.18
Current: 42.27

21.7
50.18
POCF 17.30
LPLA's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 24.78 vs. LPLA: 17.30 )
LPLA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.23   Max: 35.69
Current: 17.3

7.23
35.69
EV-to-EBIT 18.37
LPLA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 27.56 vs. LPLA: 18.37 )
LPLA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -553.3   Max: 23.5
Current: 18.37

-553.3
23.5
Shiller P/E 39.12
LPLA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 53.25 vs. LPLA: 39.12 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 38.5   Max: 58.33
Current: 39.12

38.5
58.33
Days Sales Outstanding 44.09
LPLA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 117.27 vs. LPLA: 44.09 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 33.35   Max: 78.38
Current: 44.09

33.35
78.38

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.31
LPLA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. LPLA: 2.31 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.22
Current: 2.31

0.4
2.22
Dividend Payout 0.54
LPLA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. LPLA: 0.54 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.54

0.27
0.73
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.30
LPLA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. LPLA: 2.30 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.22
Current: 2.3

0.4
2.22
Share Buyback Rate -5.80
LPLA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. LPLA: -5.80 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -5.8
Current: -5.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.18
LPLA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
71% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. LPLA: 4.18 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 3.96   Max: 6.5
Current: 4.18

3.96
6.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
LPLA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. LPLA: 0.90 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.21
Current: 0.9

0.75
1.21
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.97
LPLA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LPLA: 0.97 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 1.14
Current: 0.97

1.11
1.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.40
LPLA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. LPLA: 5.40 )
LPLA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 7.1
Current: 5.4

4.3
7.1

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets
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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.
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