Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) Earnings Surprise by 1.10% in 6/29/2019: What Dose This Mean?

Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Bruce Winfield Van Saun Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer with 697,945 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Brad L. Conner Vice Chairman, Consumer Banking, with 165,507 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 142,720 shares of CFG is Donald H. Mccree Vice Chairman, Commercial Banking.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 50.75 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is BlackRock Fund Advisors with 26.58 million shares. In the third-place spot with 22.92 million shares is SSgA Funds Management, Inc..

This company’s stock price was $35.01 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 4943523. Compare that to its average daily volume of 4.60M. Given the fact that this stock has 458.15M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $16.04B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.47. Its Price to Sales ratio is 2.60, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 3.34, and its Price to Book ratio is 0.77.

CFG stock has achieved a 5-day range of $34.06 to $35.54, with a total performance of +3.67% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $32.47 to $36.85, generating a -3.82% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +1.92%, trading in the range of $31.34 to $38.06.

In the past 5 days, shares of CFG have made a new high 3 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 1 time, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 5 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 0.95. This is a 0.01 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.94, amounting to an earnings surprise of 1.10%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 6/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.89, making for an earnings surprise of 3.40%. For the quarter ending 12/30/2018, EPS was reported at 0.96, generating a 2.10% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $1.72 billion. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $1.65 billion. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $1.77 billion for the year, compared to $1.88 billion in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$232.0 million, compared to -$253.0 million, and Free Cash flow was $1.53 billion compared to the prior year’s $1.63 billion.

Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 3/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.28, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.14, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.52 and a Debt to EBITDA of 1.81. The Beneish M-Score is -2.33.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 4/10, thanks to a combination of things: a Net Margin of 28.24, a ROE of 8.3.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for CFG, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 1.18, its Price to Median PS Value is 0.89. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for CFG is now 0.00, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 0.7.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for CFG is sitting at 0.00, while its Current Ratio is 0.00. This stock’s PB Ratio is 0.77, its PS Ratio is 2.58, its Forward PE Ratio is 8.69, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 9.34. Similarly, its Price to Owner Earnings is 25.36, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 30.23 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 17.43.