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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 7.27
BCS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 1615 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. BCS: 7.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BCS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.7 Max: 9.56
Current: 7.27
0.04
9.56
Equity-to-Asset 0.06
BCS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 1617 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.11 vs. BCS: 0.06 )
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: 0.06
Current: 0.06
0.02
0.06
Debt-to-Equity 0.37
BCS's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
67% of the 1231 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. BCS: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
BCS' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.78 Max: 6.79
Current: 0.37
0.31
6.79
Debt-to-EBITDA 6.73
BCS's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
58% of the 1243 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 5.24 vs. BCS: 6.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
BCS' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.47  Med: 24.14 Max: 74.92
Current: 6.73
4.47
74.92
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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 16.80
BCS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
82% of the 1631 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 32.81 vs. BCS: 16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BCS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.11  Med: 15.52 Max: 23.96
Current: 16.8
3.11
23.96
Net Margin % -6.09
BCS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
95% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 22.23 vs. BCS: -6.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BCS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.09  Med: 5.54 Max: 32.72
Current: -6.09
-6.09
32.72
ROE % -2.71
BCS's ROE % is ranked lower than
94% of the 1631 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 8.44 vs. BCS: -2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BCS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.71  Med: 1.92 Max: 22.39
Current: -2.71
-2.71
22.39
ROA % -0.11
BCS's ROA % is ranked lower than
93% of the 1634 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BCS: -0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BCS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.11  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.55
Current: -0.11
-0.11
0.55
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -2.30
BCS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 1453 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. BCS: -2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BCS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.8 Max: 23.3
Current: -2.3
0
23.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 23.80
BCS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 1376 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. BCS: 23.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BCS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 2.7 Max: 40.1
Current: 23.8
0
40.1
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Guru Trades

Q2 2017

BCS Guru Trades in Q2 2017

David Dreman 524 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 2,610,753 sh (+72.84%)
Ken Fisher 19,187,695 sh (+13.62%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 343,402 sh (+11.55%)
Charles Brandes 5,602,988 sh (+0.78%)
Jim Simons 256,679 sh (-71.65%)
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Q3 2017

BCS Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 913,203 sh (+255.78%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,092,521 sh (+18.45%)
Ken Fisher 20,654,732 sh (+7.65%)
David Dreman 526 sh (+0.38%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 343,908 sh (+0.15%)
Charles Brandes 3,514,811 sh (-37.27%)
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Q4 2017

BCS Guru Trades in Q4 2017

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 660,963 sh (+92.19%)
Jim Simons 1,171,303 sh (+28.26%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,628,172 sh (+17.32%)
Ken Fisher 22,652,176 sh (+9.67%)
David Dreman 526 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes 3,498,514 sh (-0.46%)
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Q1 2018

BCS Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Ken Fisher 25,512,429 sh (+12.63%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BCS

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ken Fisher 2017-12-31 Add 9.67%0.03%$9.36 - $10.93 $ 12.2220%22,652,176
Charles Brandes 2017-12-31 Reduce -0.46%$9.36 - $10.93 $ 12.2220%3,498,514
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2017-12-31 Add 92.19%0.01%$9.36 - $10.93 $ 12.2220%660,963
Ken Fisher 2017-09-30 Add 7.65%0.02%$9.62 - $11.04 $ 12.2218%20,654,732
Charles Brandes 2017-09-30 Reduce -37.27%0.35%$9.62 - $11.04 $ 12.2218%3,514,811
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2017-09-30 Add 0.15%$9.62 - $11.04 $ 12.2218%343,908
David Dreman 2017-09-30 Add 0.38%$9.62 - $11.04 $ 12.2218%526
Ken Fisher 2017-06-30 Add 13.62%0.04%$9.92 - $11.51 $ 12.2214%19,187,695
Charles Brandes 2017-06-30 Add 0.78%0.01%$9.92 - $11.51 $ 12.2214%5,602,988
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2017-06-30 Add 11.55%$9.92 - $11.51 $ 12.2214%343,402
David Dreman 2017-06-30 New Buy$9.92 - $11.51 $ 12.2214%524
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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, BARC.Switzerland, BARW.UK, BCLYF.USA,
Headquarter Location:UK
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.

With headquarters in London, Barclays is the second-largest U.K. bank by asset size and is a trans-Atlantic consumer, corporate, and investment bank. The bank operates via two main divisions: Barclays U.K. and Barclays International. Barclays U.K. includes the personal banking, Barclaycard, and wealth, entrepreneur, and business banking. Barclays International includes the corporate and investment banking and consumer, cards, and payments segments in Europe and the U.S. Barclays U.K. serves as the group's ring-fenced business.

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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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 11.07
BCS's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 13.87 vs. BCS: 11.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 70.85
BCS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
96% of the 1499 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 15.29 vs. BCS: 70.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BCS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 11.05 Max: 213.64
Current: 70.85
1.08
213.64
PB Ratio 0.57
BCS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1612 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. BCS: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BCS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.63 Max: 2.33
Current: 0.57
0.12
2.33
PS Ratio 1.73
BCS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. BCS: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BCS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.6 Max: 7.75
Current: 1.73
0.53
7.75
EV-to-EBIT -31.38
BCS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 13.08 vs. BCS: -31.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BCS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -109.5  Med: 10.55 Max: 195.7
Current: -31.38
-109.5
195.7
EV-to-EBITDA -31.38
BCS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1253 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.01 vs. BCS: -31.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BCS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -109.5  Med: 10.55 Max: 195.7
Current: -31.38
-109.5
195.7
EV-to-Revenue -5.25
BCS's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. BCS: -5.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
BCS' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.7  Med: 1.7 Max: 45.1
Current: -5.25
-5.7
45.1
PEG Ratio 7.05
BCS's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. BCS: 7.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
BCS' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.62 Max: 1218
Current: 7.05
0.1
1218
Shiller PE Ratio 10.70
BCS's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 21.59 vs. BCS: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
BCS' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 5.81 Max: 16.09
Current: 10.7
1
16.09

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 0.42
BCS's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
76% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. BCS: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BCS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 2.66 Max: 66.81
Current: 0.42
0.42
66.81
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.88
BCS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1418 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. BCS: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
BCS' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.49 Max: 1.65
Current: 0.88
0.04
1.65
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -22.70
BCS's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
88% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. BCS: -22.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
BCS' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 12.4 Max: 82.8
Current: -22.7
0
82.8
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.66
BCS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
76% of the 2426 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. BCS: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.24
BCS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
76% of the 2826 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. BCS: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BCS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.51 Max: 37.94
Current: 0.24
0.24
37.94
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.60
BCS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. BCS: -0.60 )
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: -0.7 Max: 9.2
Current: -0.6
-22.7
9.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.64
BCS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. BCS: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BCS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.76 Max: 4.36
Current: 0.64
0.47
4.36
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.70
BCS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. BCS: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BCS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.85 Max: 3.2
Current: 0.7
0
3.2
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.07
BCS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 1419 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BCS: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BCS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 3.26 Max: 8.47
Current: 1.07
0.44
8.47
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.35
BCS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
72% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. BCS: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BCS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.17 Max: 2.08
Current: 1.35
0.26
2.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -3.21
BCS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 1635 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. BCS: -3.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BCS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -214.1  Med: 2 Max: 50390.5
Current: -3.21
-214.1
50390.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -3.45
BCS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
84% of the 1023 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 11.40 vs. BCS: -3.45 )
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: -34.4  Med: -2.3 Max: 20
Current: -3.45
-34.4
20

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $27,294.44
EPS (TTM) $ -0.54
Beta0.93
Volatility14.98%
52-Week Range $9.29 - 12.55
Shares Outstanding (Mil)4,267.36 (ADR)

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 31,470 32,867
EBIT (Mil $) 12,590 13,437
EBITDA (Mil $)
EPS ($) 1.16 1.40
EPS without NRI ($) 1.16 1.40
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
38.80%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.34 0.44

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: ----
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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