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Capital One Financial Corporation [NYSE:COF]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders oftentimes stay updated on what leading stock market analysts say about a potential stock purchase. When it comes to Capital One Financial Corporation [COF], the most recently available average analyst rating is from the quarter that ends in December. On average, stock market experts give COF an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 69.90 to 101.26. This is compared to its latest closing price of $86.88.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Capital One Financial Corporation [COF] is sitting at 1.95. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 1.90.

For the quarter ending in Dec-18 Capital One Financial Corporation [COF] generated $7.01 billion in sales. That’s 0.93% lower than the average estimate of $7.08 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that on the whole, this stock is not presenting an attractive investment option, as there are too many red flags that don’t point to a high-value ROI.

Keep looking out for the next-scheduled quarterly financial results that this company is expected to put out, which is slated to occur on Thu 25 Apr (In 8 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Capital One Financial Corporation [COF]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Capital One Financial Corporation [COF] sitting at +24.24, this company’s Net Margin is now 21.00%. These measurements indicate that Capital One Financial Corporation [COF] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 7.18, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 15.50%. Its Return on Equity is 11.92, and its Return on Assets is 1.62. These metrics suggest that this Capital One Financial Corporation does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Capital One Financial Corporation [COF] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 114.01. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 53.27, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 15.81. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 72.26, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 33.76. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 9.18. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.90, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.65. Capital One Financial Corporation [COF] has a Price to Book Ratio of 0.68, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 2.69 and P/E Ratio of 7.45. These metrics all suggest that Capital One Financial Corporation is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Capital One Financial Corporation [COF] earns $683,151 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Total Asset Turnover is 0.09.

Capital One Financial Corporation [COF] has 468.75M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $41.21B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 69.90 to 101.26. At its current price, it has moved by -13.18% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 25.77% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.25, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 64.72. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Capital One Financial Corporation [COF] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Capital One Financial Corporation [COF], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.