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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 0.89
LTS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 16.28 vs. LTS: 0.89 )
LTS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.89

Equity to Asset 0.57
LTS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. LTS: 0.57 )
LTS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.11   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.57

-1.11
0.76
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.01
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 (%) -3.52
LTS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 19.05 vs. LTS: -3.52 )
LTS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -505.08   Max: 10.59
Current: -3.52

-505.08
10.59
Net-margin (%) -2.61
LTS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 15.03 vs. LTS: -2.61 )
LTS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -505.08   Max: 10.05
Current: -2.61

-505.08
10.05
ROE (%) -31.93
LTS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. LTS: -31.93 )
LTS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -200.29   Max: 17.36
Current: -31.93

-200.29
17.36
ROA (%) -4.84
LTS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. LTS: -4.84 )
LTS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -105.68   Max: 9.84
Current: -4.84

-105.68
9.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -166.70
LTS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 136.19 vs. LTS: -166.70 )
LTS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2682.92   Max: 1252.09
Current: -166.7

-2682.92
1252.09
Revenue Growth (%) 57.60
LTS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LTS: 57.60 )
LTS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -47.4   Max: 295.1
Current: 57.6

-47.4
295.1
EPS Growth (%) -12.60
LTS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LTS: -12.60 )
LTS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -39.8   Max: 86.3
Current: -12.6

-39.8
86.3
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

LTS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 17,364 sh (New)
John Burbank Sold Out
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Q3 2013

LTS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 112,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 19,388 sh (+11.66%)
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Q4 2013

LTS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 36,961 sh (+90.64%)
Jim Simons 94,700 sh (-15.45%)
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Q1 2014

LTS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 208,600 sh (+120.27%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LTS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$1.38 - $1.71 $ 3.5124%0
John Burbank 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$1.22 - $1.7 $ 3.5154%82352
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Preferred stocks of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
LTS.PA22.428.888 % Cum Red Pfd Shs Series -A

Ratios

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history
P/B 3.20
LTS's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. LTS: 3.20 )
LTS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 18.56
Current: 3.2

1.52
18.56
P/S 0.80
LTS's P/S is ranked higher than
94% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. LTS: 0.80 )
LTS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 10.77
Current: 0.8

0.2
10.77
PFCF 59.50
LTS's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 143.14 vs. LTS: 59.50 )
LTS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.71   Max: 199
Current: 59.5

3.71
199
EV-to-EBIT 96.61
LTS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 25.72 vs. LTS: 96.61 )
LTS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 33.1   Max: 472.2
Current: 96.61

33.1
472.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 14.00
LTS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. LTS: 14.00 )
LTS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 165
Current: 14

1.6
165
Price/DCF (Projected) 5.80
LTS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
74% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. LTS: 5.80 )
LTS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 27.67
Current: 5.8

2.48
27.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
LTS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. LTS: 0.80 )
LTS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 8.34
Current: 0.8

0.04
8.34
Price/Graham Number 10.30
LTS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. LTS: 10.30 )
LTS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 19.07
Current: 10.3

0.74
19.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.00
LTS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
62% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. LTS: 1.00 )
LTS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 3
Current: 1

0.2
3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.38
LTS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. LTS: -0.38 )
LTS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -13.8   Max: 0.7
Current: -0.38

-13.8
0.7

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets
Compare:PJC, SIEB, GHL, GS, SF » details
Traded in other countries:LT6.Germany
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., was incorporated under the laws of the State of Florida in February 1996. The Company is engaged in brokerage and advisory services, investment banking, equity research, institutional sales and trading, asset management services and trust services through its main subsidiaries, Securities America, Inc. Triad Advisors, Investacorp, Inc. (collectively with related companies, (Investacorp) and Triad Advisors, Inc. (Triad). The Company is a full service broker-dealer that has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) since 1879. It provides its services for middle market and emerging growth companies and high net worth individuals through a coordinated effort among corporate finance, capital markets, asset management, brokerage and trading professionals. Investacorp is a broker-dealer and registered investment advisor that has been serving the independent registered representative community since 1978. It has two operating segments namely independent brokerage and advisory services business conducted by Securities America, Investacorp and Triad, which includes the trust services provided by Premier Trust, and the investment banking, sales and trading and asset management services and investment activities conducted by Ladenburg and LTAM. The securities industry, including its business, is subject to extensive regulation by the SEC, state securities regulators and other governmental regulatory authorities.
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