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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 1.53
NYSE:LAZ's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. NYSE:LAZ: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:LAZ' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.89 Max: 2.03
Current: 1.53
0.26
2.03
Equity-to-Asset 0.22
NYSE:LAZ's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. NYSE:LAZ: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:LAZ' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.51  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.22
-0.51
0.29
Debt-to-Equity 1.34
NYSE:LAZ's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
76% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. NYSE:LAZ: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:LAZ' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.74  Med: 1.49 Max: 25.09
Current: 1.34
-23.74
25.09
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.51
NYSE:LAZ's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
83% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. NYSE:LAZ: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:LAZ' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.51
0
0.51
Beneish M-Score: -2.66
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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industry
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history
Net Margin % 11.72
NYSE:LAZ's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
54% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 13.87 vs. NYSE:LAZ: 11.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:LAZ' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.51  Med: 9.37 Max: 41.91
Current: 11.72
-8.51
41.91
ROE % 29.34
NYSE:LAZ's ROE % is ranked higher than
89% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. NYSE:LAZ: 29.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:LAZ' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.99  Med: 26.87 Max: 97.65
Current: 29.34
-42.99
97.65
ROA % 6.93
NYSE:LAZ's ROA % is ranked higher than
74% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. NYSE:LAZ: 6.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:LAZ' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.33  Med: 5.35 Max: 25.26
Current: 6.93
-4.33
25.26
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 5.10
NYSE:LAZ's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. NYSE:LAZ: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:LAZ' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -9.25 Max: 9
Current: 5.1
0
9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -15.80
NYSE:LAZ's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
75% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. NYSE:LAZ: -15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:LAZ' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -18.55 Max: 183
Current: -15.8
0
183
GuruFocus has detected 1 Warning Sign with Lazard Ltd NYSE:LAZ.
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Guru Trades

Q3 2017

LAZ Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Columbia Wanger 1,245,991 sh (+28.47%)
John Rogers 5,473,715 sh (-0.83%)
Ken Fisher 1,540,712 sh (-1.13%)
Chuck Royce 1,233,697 sh (-5.85%)
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Q4 2017

LAZ Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Jeremy Grantham 83,500 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,354,092 sh (+8.68%)
Ken Fisher 1,502,629 sh (-2.47%)
Chuck Royce 1,120,808 sh (-9.15%)
John Rogers 4,795,854 sh (-12.38%)
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Q1 2018

LAZ Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Jim Simons 227,093 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 17,800 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 1,477,049 sh (-1.70%)
Chuck Royce 1,063,563 sh (-5.11%)
John Rogers 4,509,758 sh (-5.97%)
Jeremy Grantham 25,000 sh (-70.06%)
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Q2 2018

LAZ Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Jim Simons 335,700 sh (+47.82%)
Chuck Royce 1,073,163 sh (+0.90%)
Pioneer Investments 17,800 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
John Rogers 4,433,359 sh (-1.69%)
Ken Fisher 1,446,795 sh (-2.05%)
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Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets    NAICS: 523930    SIC: 6282
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Traded in other countries:LBJ.Germany, 0UB6.UK,
Headquarter Location:Bermuda
Lazard Ltd is a financial advisory and asset management firm. It offers corporate, institutional, government and individuals with financial advisory services for mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, capital structure, capital raising and others.

Lazard has a storied history that can be traced back to 1848. The company's revenue is nearly equally split between financial advisory, such as acquisition and restructuring advisory, and asset management. Lazard has offices in over 40 cities across more than 25 countries and over 2,700 employees.

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Lazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ) is an investment bank and asset manager that focuses on institutional clients and isn’t very well-known among retail investors. It is the world's largest independent investment bank. Lazard was founded in 1848 and operates from 43 cities in 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. The main executive offices are located in New York, Paris and London, where the firm has had a historical presence. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 15.62
LAZ's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 17.59 vs. LAZ: 15.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LAZ' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.25  Med: 19.65 Max: 174.06
Current: 15.62
4.25
174.06
Forward PE Ratio 9.72
LAZ's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 17.89 vs. LAZ: 9.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 15.62
LAZ's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
58% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 18.01 vs. LAZ: 15.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
LAZ' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.25  Med: 19.65 Max: 174.06
Current: 15.62
4.25
174.06
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 12.08
LAZ's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
63% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 16.75 vs. LAZ: 12.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
LAZ' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.28  Med: 24.38 Max: 900.41
Current: 12.08
5.28
900.41
PB Ratio 4.32
LAZ's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. LAZ: 4.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LAZ' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.11  Med: 6.85 Max: 32.96
Current: 4.32
3.11
32.96
PS Ratio 1.82
LAZ's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. LAZ: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LAZ' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.3 Max: 3.35
Current: 1.82
1.05
3.35
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 9.27
LAZ's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
68% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 16.03 vs. LAZ: 9.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LAZ' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.12  Med: 9.83 Max: 307.16
Current: 9.27
3.12
307.16
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 8.49
LAZ's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
65% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. LAZ: 8.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LAZ' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.02  Med: 8.95 Max: 179.68
Current: 8.49
3.02
179.68
EV-to-Revenue 1.39
LAZ's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
71% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. LAZ: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
LAZ' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 2.3 Max: 4.4
Current: 1.39
1.2
4.4
Shiller PE Ratio 16.79
LAZ's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 22.49 vs. LAZ: 16.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
LAZ' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.34  Med: 24.85 Max: 39.91
Current: 16.79
15.34
39.91

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield % 4.45
LAZ's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
59% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. LAZ: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
LAZ' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 2.27 Max: 4.78
Current: 4.45
0.8
4.78
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.67
LAZ's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. LAZ: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
LAZ' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.51 Max: 6.67
Current: 0.67
0.18
6.67
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 10.30
LAZ's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. LAZ: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
LAZ' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.8 Max: 41.2
Current: 10.3
0
41.2
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.37
LAZ's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
58% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. LAZ: 4.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 8.44
LAZ's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
76% of the 643 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. LAZ: 8.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
LAZ' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.58  Med: 4.49 Max: 9.45
Current: 8.44
1.58
9.45
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.80
LAZ's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. LAZ: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LAZ' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.7  Med: -5.9 Max: 2.8
Current: 2.8
-29.7
2.8

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 6.69
LAZ's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
90% of the 623 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. LAZ: 6.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LAZ' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.53  Med: 14.76 Max: 93.06
Current: 6.69
4.53
93.06
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.67
LAZ's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. LAZ: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LAZ' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.87
Current: 0.67
0.57
1.87
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.79
LAZ's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. LAZ: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LAZ' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.79
0.22
1.37
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.15
LAZ's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
86% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. LAZ: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
LAZ' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 3.37 Max: 14.87
Current: 2.15
1.07
14.87

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,817.93
EPS (TTM) $ 2.49
Beta2.11
Volatility29.87%
52-Week Range $37.75 - 60.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)118.07

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 2,859 2,960 3,115
EBIT (Mil $) 684 724
EBITDA (Mil $) 726 766
EPS ($) 3.90 4.08 4.65
EPS without NRI ($) 3.90 4.08 4.65
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.31%
Dividends per Share ($) 3.03 2.48 2.18

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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