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About LaBranche & Co. Inc.
LaBranche & Co Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a registered broker-dealer in the United States.
The companys business principally operates in two separate segments: the Market-Making segment and the Institutional Brokerage segment.
The Market-Making segment consists of registered broker-dealers that operate as market makers in equity options, index options, exchange-traded fund (ETF) options, foreign exchange options, futures, structured notes, and ETFs, and engage in hedging and market risk mitigation trading in securities directly related to its market making operations. The company has trading operations in both domestic and global securities markets in which its provision of liquidity is necessary and advantageous to the markets in which it operates. The companys market-making and liquidity provision activities are performed algorithmically, manually or telephonically by furnishing bona fide competitive bid and offer quotations continuously or regularly upon request and being willing and able to effect transactions at those quotes in marketable quantities.
This segment includes the operations of following subsidiaries: LaBranche Structured Products, LLC (LSP), which operates as a market-maker in various securities on the NYSE Amex Exchange, the NYSE Arca Exchange, the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT), the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX), and the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE); LaBranche Structured Products Europe Limited (LSPE), which operates primarily as a market-maker for ETFs traded on the London Stock Exchange and the Euroex and Euronext Exchanges; and LaBranche Structured Products Hong Kong Limited (LSPH), which operates as a market-maker for ETFs and engages in hedging transactions in Asia.
Options, Futures and ETFs and Market-Maker Business
As a market maker in options, futures and ETFs, the company is responsible for maintaining a fair and orderly market in the trading of those securities. To hedge the risk of its derivative positions, the company may buy or sell the underlying assets. As a market-maker, it also trades these derivative securities as principal out of both obligation and inclination.
As a market-maker in options, ETFs and futures, both domestically and internationally, its Market-Making segment generally engages in a course of dealings that is reasonably calculated to contribute to the maintenance of a fair and orderly market. The company also may hedge these positions with the underlying assets or other financial instruments. In its market-making function, the company either regularly publishes bona fide competitive bid, and offers quotations in its securities on an interdealer quotation system, such as the NYSE Arca Exchange and CBOE, or the company furnishes bona fide competitive bid and offers quotations to other broker dealers upon their request.
The companys principal competitors in the ETF specialist business are Spear, Leeds & Kellogg Specialists LLC, Bear Wagner Specialists LLC (Bear Wagner became Barclays), and Kellogg Group Specialists LLC. Its competitors also include Goldman Sachs, Susquehanna Investment Group, Citadel Investment Group and Timber Hill, Knight Trading, and Interactive Brokers.
INSTITUTIONAL BROKERAGE SEGMENT
The Institutional Brokerage segment includes the operations of LaBranche Financial Services, LLC (LFS), which provides securities execution to institutional clients and professional traders through its Institutional Execution Group (IEG). LFS also is a market-maker in over-the-counter, bulletin board, and pink sheet securities serving as a liquidity provider in those securities. IEG handles and, through an outsourced clearing relationship with a major Wall Street firm, clears trades on every major domestic stock exchange, with straight-through processing from order origination to trade execution. IEG also provides soft dollar execution and other administrative services to institutional customers. IEG has active relationships with approximately 300 accounts and is developing its business nationwide.
The Institutional Brokerage segment also includes an agency business that trades high-yield debt on behalf of its institutional customers and also acts as agent for its holding company in transactions concerning lever debt and leveraged aged loans and commercial loans.
In January 2010, the company sold the designated market making operations of LaBranche & Co. LLC to Barclays Capital Inc., a division of Barclays Bank PLC.
LaBranche & Co. Inc. was founded in 1924.
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1. LABRANCHE & CO. INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. LABRANCHE & CO. INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. LABRANCHE & CO. INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. LABRANCHE & CO. INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. LABRANCHE & CO. INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. LaBranche & Co. Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of LaBranche & Co. Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of LaBranche & Co. Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. LaBranche & Co. Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Financial Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. LaBranche & Co. Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. LABRANCHE & CO. INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. LABRANCHE & CO. INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. LABRANCHE & CO. INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. LABRANCHE & CO. INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. LABRANCHE & CO. INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. LABRANCHE & CO. INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
LaBranche & Co. Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
LaBranche & Co. Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
LaBranche & Co. Inc. Major Shareholders
LaBranche & Co. Inc. History
LaBranche & Co. Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
LaBranche & Co. Inc. Offices and Representations
LaBranche & Co. Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
LaBranche & Co. Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
LaBranche & Co. Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
LaBranche & Co. Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Services Industry Statistics
LaBranche & Co. Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
LaBranche & Co. Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
LaBranche & Co. Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
LaBranche & Co. Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
LaBranche & Co. Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
LaBranche & Co. Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
LaBranche & Co. Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
LaBranche & Co. Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?