Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is J. Powell Brown Chief Executive Officer, President and Director with 2,382,839 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Bradley Currey Independent Director, with 476,818 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 337,610 shares of BRO is James C. Hays Vice Chairman of the Board.
Now turning to institutional ownership of Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 25.1 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is BlackRock Fund Advisors with 19.43 million shares. In the third-place spot with 10.04 million shares is First Eagle Investment Management LLC.
This company’s stock price was $37.60 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 2052450. Compare that to its average daily volume of 1.69M. Given the fact that this stock has 283.39M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $10.66B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 0.69. Its Price to Sales ratio is 4.59, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 21.00, and its Price to Book ratio is 3.10.
BRO stock has achieved a 5-day range of $37.28 to $38.23, with a total performance of -0.77% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $36.76 to $38.37, generating a -0.08% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +2.93%, trading in the range of $34.81 to $38.37.
In the past 5 days, shares of BRO have made a new high 2 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 8 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 13 times.
Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.39. This is a 0.01 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.38, amounting to an earnings surprise of 2.60%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.28, making for an earnings surprise of 14.30%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.41, generating a 13.90% earnings surprise.
The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $344.25 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $399.63 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $567.53 million for the year, compared to $441.98 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$41.52 million, compared to -$24.19 million, and Free Cash flow was $526.01 million compared to the prior year’s $417.78 million.
Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 5/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.29, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.43, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.53 and a Debt to EBITDA of 2.46. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 9.54, its Piotroski F-Score is 6, its Altman Z-Score is 2.64.
This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 9/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 24.59, a Net Margin of 17.08, a ROE of 12.34, and a ROC of 246.24.
Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for BRO, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 1.38. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for BRO is now 3.47. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 11.93.
Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for BRO is sitting at 1.21, while its Current Ratio is 1.21 and its PEG Ratio is 3.68. This stock’s PB Ratio is 3.21, its PS Ratio is 4.47, its Forward PE Ratio is 24.63, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 26.87. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 39.89, its Price to Owner Earnings is 17.22, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 17.26 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 15.67.