Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (BLX): Price and Financial Metrics

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (BLX): $17.28

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  • BLX scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 92.24% of US stocks.
  • BLX's strongest trending metric is Sentiment; it's been moving down over the last 155 days.
  • BLX's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 8.19% of US stocks).

BLX Stock Summary

  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for BLX is currently 0.59, higher than just 2.27% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • For BLX, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 98.43% of US equities we're observing.
  • Foreign Trade Bank Of Latin America Inc's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 184.77%, greater than the shareholder yield of 98.79% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to BLX, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are MFA, AAIC, WVFC, CHMI, and NAVI.
  • BLX's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Foreign Trade Bank Of Latin America Inc's official web site, go to

BLX Valuation Summary

  • BLX's price/sales ratio is 6.6; this is 450% higher than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • Over the past 239 months, BLX's price/sales ratio has gone down 10.9.
  • BLX's price/earnings ratio has moved down 184.7 over the prior 239 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for BLX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
BLX 2019-08-06 6.3 0.8 71.6 234.3
BLX 2019-07-26 6.6 0.8 75.8 238.6
BLX 2018-11-20 5.1 0.7 8.7 27.5
BLX 2014-11-19 9.1 1.4 14.5 53.5
BLX 2014-03-14 6.7 1.2 10.8 41.0
BLX 2006-06-05 4.0 1.0 4.6 11.5

BLX Growth Metrics

    Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -26.68%.
  • The year over year revenue growth rate now stands at -21.71%.
  • Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -1.14%.
Over the past 12 months, BLX's revenue has gone down $27,500,000.

The table below shows BLX's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2020-12-31 99.157 1,144.301 63.593
2019-12-31 126.657 -192.152 86.053
2018-12-31 127.589 -277.218 11.138
2017-12-31 138.313 558.745 81.999
2016-12-31 167.974 829.139 87.045

BLX's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • BLX has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 26.93% of graded US stocks.
  • BLX's asset turnover comes in at 0.015 -- ranking 424th of 428 Banking stocks.
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The table below shows BLX's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2020-12-31 0.015 1 0.008
2019-12-31 0.017 1 0.009
2018-12-31 0.018 1 0.001
2017-12-31 0.021 1 0.010
2016-12-31 0.022 1 0.008
2015-12-31 0.021 1 0.009

BLX Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of BLX, see our BLX price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $18.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1 (Strong Buy)

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BLX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $17.28 52-week high $19.33
Prev. close $17.24 52-week low $14.30
Day low $17.00 Volume 94,900
Day high $17.33 Avg. volume 72,940
50-day MA $16.84 Dividend yield 5.79%
200-day MA $16.36 Market Cap 685.64M

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (BLX) Company Bio

Banco Latinoamericano provides trade finance services to corporations, sovereign, middle-market companies, and banking and financial institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in Panama.

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Latest BLX News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Foreign Trade Bank Of Latin America Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate BLX as an investment opportunity.

Successful New Bladex Bond Issue In The Mexican Capital Markets

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. ("Bladex" or the "Bank"), announces its sixth issuance of "Certificados Bursátiles" ("Cebures") for the amount of MXN 3 billion (three billion Mexican pesos).

Yahoo | November 29, 2021

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (NYSE:BLX) Will Pay A Dividend Of US$0.25

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A ( NYSE:BLX ) has announced that it will pay a dividend of US$0.25 per...

Yahoo | November 1, 2021

Bladex Announces Quarterly Dividend Payment For Third Quarter 2021

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. ("Bladex" or the "Bank"), announced today its Board of Directors' approval of a quarterly cash dividend of US$0.25 per share corresponding to the third quarter of 2021.

Yahoo | October 29, 2021

Bladex Announces Third Quarter 2021 Profit Of $15.7 Million, Or $0.41 Per Share, On The Account Of Higher Top-Line Revenues And Sustained Credit Growth

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (NYSE: BLX, "Bladex", or "the Bank"), a Panama-based multinational bank originally established by the central banks of 23 Latin-American and Caribbean countries to promote foreign trade and economic integration in the Region, today announced its results for the Third Quarter ("3Q21") and nine months ("9M21") ended September 30, 2021.

Yahoo | October 29, 2021

Banking & Finance Roundup: Banesco CEO resigns, successor named

Banesco USA President and CEO Mario Oliva stepped down from his leadership roles, effective Oct. 12, the Coral Gables-based bank told the Business Journal. Oliva served in the positions since February 2020.

Yahoo | October 25, 2021

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BLX Price Returns

1-mo 2.01%
3-mo -6.54%
6-mo 16.56%
1-year 13.63%
3-year 18.15%
5-year -15.34%
YTD 4.10%
2021 11.50%
2020 -19.47%
2019 33.06%
2018 -31.32%
2017 -3.40%

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