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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
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.45
NYSE:BID's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. NYSE:BID: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:BID' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.44 Max: N/A
Current: 0.45
Equity-to-Asset 0.20
NYSE:BID's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NYSE:BID: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:BID' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.2
0.09
0.51
Interest Coverage 4.68
NYSE:BID's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
78% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 27.12 vs. NYSE:BID: 4.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:BID' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 5.53 Max: 9.64
Current: 4.68
1.16
9.64
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 2.12
Beneish M-Score: -3.39
WACC vs ROIC
10.46%
8.39%
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 : 7/10

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Operating Margin % 15.99
NYSE:BID's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
91% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. NYSE:BID: 15.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:BID' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.76  Med: 25.09 Max: 35.39
Current: 15.99
10.76
35.39
Net Margin % 10.00
NYSE:BID's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
88% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. NYSE:BID: 10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:BID' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.35  Med: 13.33 Max: 23.22
Current: 10
-1.35
23.22
ROE % 16.26
NYSE:BID's ROE % is ranked higher than
79% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. NYSE:BID: 16.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:BID' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.14  Med: 11.48 Max: 47.07
Current: 16.26
-1.14
47.07
ROA % 3.55
NYSE:BID's ROA % is ranked higher than
55% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. NYSE:BID: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:BID' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.4  Med: 4.13 Max: 12.19
Current: 3.55
-0.4
12.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 29.69
NYSE:BID's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
71% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.91 vs. NYSE:BID: 29.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:BID' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.27  Med: 46.2 Max: 105.41
Current: 29.69
10.27
105.41
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.20
NYSE:BID's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
62% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NYSE:BID: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:BID' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.2  Med: 4.3 Max: 27.5
Current: 4.2
-20.2
27.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -10.30
NYSE:BID's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
74% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NYSE:BID: -10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:BID' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.7  Med: -0.1 Max: 106.5
Current: -10.3
-53.7
106.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -12.30
NYSE:BID's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
70% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NYSE:BID: -12.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:BID' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.1  Med: -8.5 Max: 102.4
Current: -12.3
-67.1
102.4
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail    NAICS: 453920    SIC: 7389
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Traded in other countries:SBYA.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Sothebys offers art related services including brokerage of private art sales and jewellary sales through Sotheby's diamonds, selling exhibitions, art related financing and advisory services as well as retail wine locations in New York and Hong Kong.

Sothebys was initially incorporated in Michigan in August 1983. It is an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, antiques and decorative art, jewelry and collectibles. The Company's operations are organized into three business segments; Auction, Finance and Dealer. The Auction segment functions principally as an agent by offering works of art for sale at auction. In addition, its Auction segment provides a number of related services including the brokering of private sales of artwork. Sothebys also operates as a dealer in works of art through its Dealer segment, conducts art-related financing activities through its Finance segment and is engaged in licensing activities. Sothebys' main role as an auctioneer or broker is to identify, evaluate and appraise works of art through its international staff of experts; to stimulate buyer interest through professional marketing techniques; and to match sellers and buyers. In its role as auctioneer, it mainly functions as an agent accepting property on consignment from its selling clients. The Company's Finance segment provides certain collectors and art dealers with financing, generally secured by works of art that it either has in its possession or permits borrowers to possess. The Finance segment's loans are predominantly variable interest rate loans. Its Finance segment generally makes two types of secured loans: advances secured by consigned property to borrowers who are contractually committed, in the near term, to sell the property at auction "a consignor advance"; and general purpose term loans secured by property not presently intended for sale "a term loan". The Company's Dealer segment's activities include the activities of Noortman Master Paintings "or NMP", as well as French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. As an art dealer, NMP sells works of art directly to private collectors and museums and, from time-to-time, acts as a broker in private purchases and sales of art. Competition in the international art market is intense. The Company's main auction competitor is Christie's International, PLC (Christie's), a privately held, French-owned, auction house. Many of Sotheby's activities are subject to laws and regulations.

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Sotheby’s Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call Invitation

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sotheby’s (NYSE:NYSE:BID) will be holding its fourth quarter and full year ended 31 December 2016 earnings conference call on Monday, 27 February 2017 at 9:00 AM EST.  The call will be hosted by Tad Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Mike Goss, Chief Financial Officer.  The call will consist of a brief discussion by the Company followed by a question and answer period. 
Domestic callers should dial 888-371-8897 and international callers should dial 970-315-0479.  The call reservation number is 49881690.  Please establish a line approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. To listen to the conference call via web cast, please go to: http://investor.shareholder.com/bid/events.cfm.   You will need Windows Media Player or Real Player to access the call.  Please download either of these programs before the call begins.   FOR MORE NEWS FROM SOTHEBY'S
News & Video: http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video.html  
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Weibo: www.weibo.com/sothebyshongkong
WeChat ID: sothebyshongkong Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in 10 different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby’s BidNow program allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full-service art financing company, as well as the collection advisory services of its subsidiary, Art Agency, Partners.  Sotheby’s presents private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby's Global Fine Art Division, and two retail businesses, Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine. Sotheby’s has a global network of 80 offices in 40 countries and is the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID).
New York | Investor Relations | Jennifer Park | [email protected] | 1 212 894 1023

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Ratios

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PE Ratio 37.90
NYSE:BID's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.34 vs. NYSE:BID: 37.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
NYSE:BID' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.97  Med: 20.67 Max: 299.75
Current: 37.9
3.97
299.75
PE Ratio without NRI 37.90
NYSE:BID's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
78% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. NYSE:BID: 37.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
NYSE:BID' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.97  Med: 20.62 Max: 299.75
Current: 37.9
3.97
299.75
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 7.34
NYSE:BID's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
86% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.88 vs. NYSE:BID: 7.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
NYSE:BID' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.29  Med: 18.48 Max: 149.23
Current: 7.34
5.29
149.23
PB Ratio 5.98
NYSE:BID's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. NYSE:BID: 5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NYSE:BID' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 3.05 Max: 10.11
Current: 5.98
0.79
10.11
PS Ratio 3.40
NYSE:BID's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. NYSE:BID: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NYSE:BID' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.96 Max: 4.75
Current: 3.4
0.63
4.75
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 7.28
NYSE:BID's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
82% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 vs. NYSE:BID: 7.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NYSE:BID' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.37  Med: 15.72 Max: 133.86
Current: 7.28
4.37
133.86
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 6.92
NYSE:BID's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
67% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. NYSE:BID: 6.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NYSE:BID' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.21  Med: 13.18 Max: 93.76
Current: 6.92
4.21
93.76
EV-to-EBIT 24.10
NYSE:BID's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
73% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. NYSE:BID: 24.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NYSE:BID' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.4  Med: 12.3 Max: 29.8
Current: 24.1
-45.4
29.8
EV-to-EBITDA 20.98
NYSE:BID's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
74% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.78 vs. NYSE:BID: 20.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:BID' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -134.4  Med: 11.3 Max: 21.5
Current: 20.98
-134.4
21.5
Shiller PE Ratio 34.37
NYSE:BID's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.59 vs. NYSE:BID: 34.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NYSE:BID' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.06  Med: 31.24 Max: 1886
Current: 34.37
12.06
1886
Current Ratio 1.79
NYSE:BID's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. NYSE:BID: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NYSE:BID' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.47 Max: 3.5
Current: 1.79
0.94
3.5
Quick Ratio 1.58
NYSE:BID's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. NYSE:BID: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NYSE:BID' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.74
Current: 1.58
0.92
2.74
Days Inventory 280.59
NYSE:BID's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
91% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 90.14 vs. NYSE:BID: 280.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NYSE:BID' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 280.59  Med: 454.33 Max: 884.11
Current: 280.59
280.59
884.11
Days Sales Outstanding 161.43
NYSE:BID's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
95% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.61 vs. NYSE:BID: 161.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NYSE:BID' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 161.43  Med: 304.34 Max: 355.54
Current: 161.43
161.43
355.54

Buy Back

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3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
NYSE:BID's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. NYSE:BID: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
NYSE:BID' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -26.3 Max: 112
Current: -100
0
112
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.49
NYSE:BID's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
92% of the 1233 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. NYSE:BID: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NYSE:BID' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.69 Max: 18.01
Current: 0.49
0.47
18.01
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 8.50
NYSE:BID's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. NYSE:BID: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NYSE:BID' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.9  Med: -1 Max: 10
Current: 8.5
-12.9
10

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 6.88
NYSE:BID's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. NYSE:BID: 6.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
NYSE:BID' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 3.76 Max: 15.86
Current: 6.88
1.08
15.86
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.40
NYSE:BID's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. NYSE:BID: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NYSE:BID' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.84 Max: 229.5
Current: 1.4
0.71
229.5
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.15
NYSE:BID's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. NYSE:BID: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NYSE:BID' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.52
Current: 1.15
0.28
1.52
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.41
NYSE:BID's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. NYSE:BID: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
NYSE:BID' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 2.24 Max: 6.31
Current: 3.41
0.75
6.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.16
NYSE:BID's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.15 vs. NYSE:BID: 4.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:BID' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.2  Med: 7.9 Max: 27.1
Current: 4.16
-5.2
27.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -1.54
NYSE:BID's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
60% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. NYSE:BID: -1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NYSE:BID' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.3  Med: 3 Max: 47.6
Current: -1.54
-2.3
47.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $886.38
EPS (TTM) $ 1.45
Beta2.00
Short Percentage of Float23.38%
52-Week Range $25.88 - 56.21
Shares Outstanding (Mil)52.67

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