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How to buy Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America stock

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Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America shares (BLX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America stock price (NYSE: BLX)

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Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-25.
Latest market close$13.42
52-week range$12.58 - $18.42
50-day moving average $14.30
200-day moving average $16.06
Wall St. target price$19.50
PE ratio 8.4639
Dividend yield $1 (7.62%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.61

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Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.42 from 2022-06-29

1 week (2022-06-23) 5.59%
1 month (2022-05-27) -7.45%
3 months (2022-03-30) -14.30%
6 months (2021-12-30) -19.30%
1 year (2021-06-30) -12.69%
2 years (2020-06-30) 16.70%
3 years (2019-06-28) 20.83
5 years (2017-06-30) 27.38

Is Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's P/E ratio

Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's PEG ratio

Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.58. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America financials

Revenue TTM $101.8 million
Operating margin TTM 59.78%
Gross profit TTM $99.2 million
Return on assets TTM 0.82%
Return on equity TTM 5.98%
Profit margin 59.92%
Book value $27.70
Market capitalisation $493.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America share dividends

60%

Dividend payout ratio: 59.68% of net profits

Recently Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America has paid out, on average, around 59.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.62% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America shareholders could enjoy a 7.62% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's most recent dividend payout was on 1 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.58 up to $18.4211. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BLX.US volatility(beta: 1.2)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's is 1.2028. This would suggest that Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America overview

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, Commercial and Treasury. It offers short and medium-term bilateral loans, structured and syndicated credits, and loan commitments; financial guarantee contracts, such as issued and confirmed letters of credit, and stand-by letters of credit; and guarantees covering commercial risk and other assets, as well as co-financing arrangements, underwriting of syndicated credit facilities, structured trade financing in the form of factoring and vendor financing, and financial leasing. The company also provides treasury solutions, including term deposits and private placements. It primarily serves financial institutions, corporations, and sovereigns and state-owned entities.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.959% of Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America shares are held by insiders and 33.259% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America?
Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America based?
Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's address is: Torre V, Business Park, Panama City, Panama
What is Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's ISIN number?
Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's international securities identification number is: PAP169941328
What is Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's CUSIP number?
Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: P16994132

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