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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.02
PJC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PJC: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PJC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.31 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.29
PJC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 1232 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. PJC: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PJC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.62
Current: 0.29
0.25
0.62
Interest Coverage 4.40
PJC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. PJC: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PJC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 2.14 Max: 4.4
Current: 4.4
0.17
4.4
F-Score: 4
WACC vs ROIC
9.24%
5.60%
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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Operating margin (%) 16.96
PJC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1336 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 49.75 vs. PJC: 16.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PJC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -86.52  Med: 8.55 Max: 17.02
Current: 16.96
-86.52
17.02
Net-margin (%) 9.72
PJC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1343 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.78 vs. PJC: 9.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PJC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -308.58  Med: 6.48 Max: 128.37
Current: 9.72
-308.58
128.37
ROE (%) 7.78
PJC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.14 vs. PJC: 7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PJC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -22.27  Med: 4.02 Max: 23.28
Current: 7.78
-22.27
23.28
ROA (%) 2.42
PJC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. PJC: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PJC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.88  Med: 1.55 Max: 9.29
Current: 2.42
-11.88
9.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.40
PJC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.29 vs. PJC: 27.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PJC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1080.12  Med: 28.06 Max: 136.65
Current: 27.4
-1080.12
136.65
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.10
PJC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. PJC: 16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PJC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.6  Med: 5.70 Max: 263.7
Current: 16.1
-16.6
263.7
» PJC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

PJC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 9,400 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 805,479 sh (-14.31%)
Chuck Royce 19,200 sh (-94.50%)
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Q3 2014

PJC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 13,600 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 19,200 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,400 sh (-10.64%)
Richard Pzena 270,654 sh (-66.40%)
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Q4 2014

PJC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 44,400 sh (+226.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,000 sh (+7.14%)
Chuck Royce 15,300 sh (-20.31%)
Richard Pzena 4,688 sh (-98.27%)
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Q1 2015

PJC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Richard Pzena Sold Out
Chuck Royce 14,500 sh (-5.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,700 sh (-36.67%)
Jim Simons 19,900 sh (-55.18%)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 10.60
PJC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 994 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.10 vs. PJC: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PJC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.63  Med: 17.00 Max: 181.6
Current: 10.6
4.63
181.6
Forward P/E 10.42
PJC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
71% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.04 vs. PJC: 10.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.50
PJC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
60% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.20 vs. PJC: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PJC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.01  Med: 20.68 Max: 139.83
Current: 10.5
9.01
139.83
P/B 0.79
PJC's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 1342 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. PJC: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PJC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.83 Max: 1.92
Current: 0.79
0.34
1.92
P/S 1.03
PJC's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 1217 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. PJC: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PJC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.29 Max: 3.45
Current: 1.03
0.52
3.45
EV-to-EBIT 13.65
PJC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.27 vs. PJC: 13.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PJC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -28  Med: 14.60 Max: 216.4
Current: 13.65
-28
216.4
Shiller P/E 36.93
PJC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
82% of the 629 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.32 vs. PJC: 36.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PJC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.36  Med: 39.43 Max: 60.76
Current: 36.93
7.36
60.76
Days Sales Outstanding 130.06
PJC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
84% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 35.94 vs. PJC: 130.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PJC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 20.44  Med: 159.58 Max: 842.05
Current: 130.06
20.44
842.05

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.11
PJC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. PJC: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PJC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.35 Max: 2.76
Current: 1.11
0.62
2.76
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
PJC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. PJC: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PJC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.98
Current: 0.8
0.4
1.98
Price/Graham Number 0.67
PJC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. PJC: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PJC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.15 Max: 2.6
Current: 0.67
0.5
2.6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.30
PJC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1325 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. PJC: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PJC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 6.20 Max: 10.4
Current: 7.3
0.5
10.4

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
Compare:SIEB, GHL, GS, SF, MS » details
Traded in other countries:PJR.Germany,
Piper Jaffray Cos is incorporated in Delaware. The Company is an investment bank and asset management firm, serving the needs of corporations, private equity groups, public entities, non-profit entities and institutional investors in the U.S. and internationally. The Company provides a set of products and services, including equity and debt capital markets products; public finance services; financial advisory services; equity and fixed income institutional brokerage; equity and fixed income research; and asset management services. The Company's operations consist mainly of four components: Investment Banking; Equity and Fixed Income Institutional Brokerage; Principal Investments and Alternative Asset Management Funds. Investment Banking: it raises capital through equity financings and provide advisory services, primarily relating to mergers and acquisitions, for its corporate clients. It operates in the following focus industries: business services, clean technologies, consumer and retail, healthcare, industrials, and technology, media and telecommunications, mainly focusing on middle-market clients. For the government and non-profit clients, it underwrites debt issuances and provide financial advisory and interest rate risk management services. Its public finance investment banking capabilities focus on state and local governments, cultural and social service non-profit entities, and the healthcare, education, senior living and hospitality sectors. The Equity and Fixed Income Institutional Brokerage offers both equity and fixed income advisory and trade execution services for institutional investors and government and non-profit entities. It also has equity sales and trading relationships with institutional investors in the United States and Europe that invest in its core sectors. The Principal Investments is engaged in merchant banking activities, which involve equity or debt investments in late stage private companies. Additionally it has investments in private equity and venture capital funds and other firm investments. The alternative asset management funds invest in municipal securities and merchant banking in order to invest its own capital and to seek capital from outside investors. The Company's asset management business provides investment products through separately managed accounts and open-end and closed-end funds. Advisory Research, Inc. ('ARI') manages domestic and international equity strategies for institutions, private clients and investment advisors. FAMCO MLP, a division of ARI, manages master limited partnerships ('MLPs') and energy infrastructure strategies. The Company operates in the United States. The Company is subject to regulation of many aspects of its business by U.S. federal and state regulatory agencies, self-regulatory organizations and by foreign governmental agencies, regulatory bodies and securities exchanges.
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