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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
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history
Cash to Debt 3.95
BCS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. BCS: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BCS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 3.38 Max: No Debt
Current: 3.95
Equity to Asset 0.05
BCS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 1608 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. BCS: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BCS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.05
Current: 0.05
0.02
0.05
Interest Coverage N/A
BCS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 1529 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. BCS: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BCS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.45 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
F-Score: 2
WACC vs ROIC
5.64%
-1.10%
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 5.15
BCS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1621 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 30.83 vs. BCS: 5.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BCS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 16.38 Max: 30.54
Current: 5.15
3.1
30.54
Net-margin (%) -1.95
BCS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 22.44 vs. BCS: -1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BCS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.42  Med: 9.96 Max: 31.1
Current: -1.95
-2.42
31.1
ROE (%) -1.33
BCS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. BCS: -1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BCS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.33  Med: 6.44 Max: 24.56
Current: -1.33
-1.33
24.56
ROA (%) -0.04
BCS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1627 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. BCS: -0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BCS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.04  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.55
Current: -0.04
-0.04
0.55
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.10
BCS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 1340 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. BCS: -8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15  Med: 5.7 Max: 23.3
Current: -8.1
-15
23.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.60
BCS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. BCS: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.5  Med: 2.9 Max: 20.7
Current: 11.6
-32.5
20.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -26.60
BCS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. BCS: -26.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BCS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48  Med: 3.3 Max: 30.5
Current: -26.6
-48
30.5
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

BCS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 3,505,403 sh (New)
David Dreman 9,491 sh (+138.17%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 16,976 sh (+62.09%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,285,786 sh (+36.49%)
Charles Brandes 6,298,213 sh (+30.89%)
Ken Fisher 21,613,915 sh (+8.07%)
NWQ Managers 207,800 sh (-11.58%)
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Q2 2016

BCS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 21,288 sh (+25.40%)
Ken Fisher 23,244,449 sh (+7.54%)
Charles Brandes 6,451,870 sh (+2.44%)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer 2,262,156 sh (-1.03%)
David Dreman 6,807 sh (-28.28%)
Jim Simons 1,862,503 sh (-46.87%)
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Q3 2016

BCS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Charles Brandes 6,726,538 sh (+4.26%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,300,623 sh (+1.70%)
David Dreman 6,697 sh (-1.62%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 17,181 sh (-19.29%)
Jim Simons 1,194,403 sh (-35.87%)
Ken Fisher 14,419,166 sh (-37.97%)
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Q4 2016

BCS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Ken Fisher 15,609,546 sh (+8.26%)
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Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Global    NAICS: 522110 
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Traded in other countries:BCS.Argentina, BCY.Germany, BCS N.Mexico, OXBARC.Switzerland, BARW.UK, BCLYF.USA,
Barclays PLC is a financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth and investment management. It operates in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

Barclays PLC was incorporated in England and Wales on July 20, 1896. It is a financial services provider. It offers retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, and wealth management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. The Company's operating segments are Personal and Corporate Banking, Barclaycard, Africa Banking, Investment Bank, Head Office, Total Core and Barclays Non-Core.

Guru Investment Theses on Barclays PLC

Dodge & Cox Comments on Barclays - Aug 01, 2016

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) is a UK-domiciled bank with a premier retail and corporate franchise in the United Kingdom, a strong transatlantic corporate and investment bank, and a leading position in credit cards within Europe. Understandably, the bank has been at the center of Brexit concerns. Political and regulatory uncertainty could lead to slower economic growth, weaker property prices, and low interest rates, all of which would be negative for bank profits. The investment bank would face higher costs if it must relocate employees and operating entities to continental Europe.



In the face of these challenges, Barclays—which has a new management team that we regard highly—has taken significant steps to focus on its core businesses and strengthen its balance sheet. The company has sold or shut down several “non-core” units, including its retail operations in Portugal and Italy and wealth management in Asia. Barclays also intends to sell its 62.3% stake in Barclays Africa. The profitability of its UK retail bank has been masked by elevated legal settlements related to past conduct. These costs are declining, and in turn, earnings should improve. In the investment bank, Barclays has exited nine countries, shed assets, and cut expenses. The combination of business scope reduction, cost cuts, and lower asset levels has enabled the company to increase capital. Its core equity capital ratio, a measure of its financial resilience, has improved from 9.1% in December 2013 to 11.3% as of March 2016.



Barclays trades at 0.5 times tangible book value and nine times forward earnings. This very low valuation is close to levels reached during the financial and sovereign debt crises, despite what we believe is a stronger and better capitalized franchise. Hence, we added to the position, which comprised 1.9% of the Fund on June 30.



From Dodge & Cox Global Stock Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.



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Ratios

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Forward P/E 11.45
BCS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 15.55 vs. BCS: 11.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.62
BCS's P/B is ranked higher than
82% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. BCS: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BCS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.69 Max: 2.61
Current: 0.62
0.12
2.61
P/S 1.61
BCS's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 1580 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. BCS: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BCS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.57 Max: 10.64
Current: 1.61
0.53
10.64
Shiller P/E 7.71
BCS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BCS: 7.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BCS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 5.74 Max: 18.25
Current: 7.71
1
18.25

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.28
BCS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 2346 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. BCS: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BCS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 3.15 Max: 66.81
Current: 2.28
0.67
66.81
Dividend Growth (3y) 1.60
BCS's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
73% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. BCS: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
BCS' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.3  Med: 15 Max: 90.3
Current: 1.6
-67.3
90.3
Forward Dividend Yield 3.37
BCS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
59% of the 2244 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. BCS: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.37
BCS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2639 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. BCS: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BCS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 4.67 Max: 99.08
Current: 3.37
0.99
99.08
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -8.20
BCS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 1039 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. BCS: -8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BCS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.7  Med: -3.2 Max: 9.2
Current: -8.2
-22.7
9.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.69
BCS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. BCS: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BCS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.02 Max: 4.49
Current: 0.69
0.42
4.49
Price/Projected FCF 0.77
BCS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. BCS: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BCS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.84 Max: 7.14
Current: 0.77
0.39
7.14
Price/Median PS Value 1.03
BCS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 1458 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. BCS: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BCS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 4.71 Max: 9.13
Current: 1.03
0.38
9.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -5.03
BCS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1598 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BCS: -5.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BCS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.29  Med: 4.4 Max: 50390.5
Current: -5.03
-5.29
50390.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -20.94
BCS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.21 vs. BCS: -20.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BCS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.7  Med: 6.4 Max: 20.4
Current: -20.94
-21.7
20.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $34,420
EPS (TTM) $ -0.33
Beta0.94
Short Percentage of Float0.10%
52-Week Range $6.76 - 12.05
Shares Outstanding (Mil)4,235.75

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 26,640 27,907 28,351
EPS ($) 0.60 0.89 1.28
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.60 0.89 1.28
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.15 0.15 0.41
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