Aflac Incorporated (AFL)Growth Analysis: Profit Driven by Strength

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Daniel P. Amos President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board with 703,179 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Eric M. Kirsch Executive Vice President, Global Chief Investment Officer of Aflac; President, Aflac Asset Management LLC, with 154,462 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 138,203 shares of AFL is Frederick J. Crawford Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Aflac Incorporated (AFL), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 67.03 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is SSgA Funds Management, Inc. with 39.88 million shares. In the third-place spot with 39.69 million shares is BlackRock Fund Advisors.

This company’s stock price was $51.50 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 2682883. Compare that to its average daily volume of 3.44M. Given the fact that this stock has 745.15M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $38.38B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 0.71. Its Price to Sales ratio is 1.75, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 12.71, and its Price to Book ratio is 1.36.

AFL stock has achieved a 5-day range of $50.43 to $52.29, with a total performance of +1.82% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $50.43 to $53.07, generating a +0.82% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by -8.90%, trading in the range of $48.14 to $57.18.

In the past 5 days, shares of AFL have made a new high 2 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 7 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 2 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 6/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 1.13. This is a 0.06 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 1.07, amounting to an earnings surprise of 5.60%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 6/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 1.06, making for an earnings surprise of 5.70%. For the quarter ending 12/30/2018, EPS was reported at 1.02, generating a 8.50% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $2.92 billion. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $4.6 billion. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly $6.01 billion, compared to $6.13 billion, and Free Cash flow was $6.01 billion compared to the prior year’s $6.13 billion.

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 4/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.49, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.19, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.22 and a Debt to EBITDA of 1.4.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 7/10, thanks to a combination of things: a Net Margin of 14.29, a ROE of 12.48.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for AFL, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 1.38, and its Price to Median PS Value is 1.43. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for AFL is now 0.00, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 0.88. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 17.52.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for AFL is sitting at 0.00, while its Current Ratio is 0.00 and its PEG Ratio is 62. This stock’s PB Ratio is 1.38, its PS Ratio is 1.8, its Forward PE Ratio is 11.47, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 12.54. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 14.67, its Price to Owner Earnings is 7.25, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 7.04 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 7.04.