Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A., a multinational bank, primarily engages in the financing of foreign trade in Latin America and the Caribbean. More Details
Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BLX is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: BLX's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Diversified Financial
1 Year Return
US Diversified Financial
Return vs Industry: BLX underperformed the US Diversified Financial industry which returned 65% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BLX underperformed the US Market which returned 46% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BLX ($15.3) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($13.28)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BLX is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BLX's PE Ratio (10.4x) is in line with the US Diversified Financial industry average.
PE vs Market: BLX is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.4x) compared to the US market (19.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BLX's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BLX is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the US Diversified Financial industry average (1x).
How is Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Diversified Financials industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
How has Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BLX has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BLX's current net profit margins (62%) are lower than last year (66.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BLX's earnings have declined by 10.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BLX's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: BLX had negative earnings growth (-30.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Diversified Financial industry average (49.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BLX's Return on Equity (5.6%) is considered low.
How is Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: BLX's Assets to Equity ratio (6.1x) is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: BLX has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (388%).
Low Risk Liabilities: 60% of BLX's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: BLX has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (79%).
Low Risk Deposits: BLX's Loans to Deposits ratio (158%) is high.
Level of Bad Loans: BLX has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.2%).
What is Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BLX's dividend (6.54%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.25%).
High Dividend: BLX's dividend (6.54%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.41%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BLX's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BLX's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (68.3%), BLX's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Taurel Salas (49 yo)
Mr. Jorge L. Salas also known as Taurel, has been Chief Executive Officer of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA since March 9, 2020. Mr. Salas served as the Chief Executive Officer, President a...
Experienced Management: BLX's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: BLX's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A
- Ticker: BLX
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1977
- Industry: Specialized Finance
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Market Cap: US$611.040m
- Shares outstanding: 39.68m
- Website: https://www.bladex.com
Number of Employees
- Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A
- Torre V, Business Park
- Avenida La Rotonda
- Panama City
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A., a multinational bank, primarily engages in the financing of foreign trade in Latin America and the Caribbean. The company operates through two segments, Co...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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