People’s United Financial Inc Valuation – January 2019 $PBCT

Company Profile (excerpt from Reuters): People’s United Financial, Inc., incorporated on November 2, 2006, is a bank holding company and a financial holding company of People’s United Bank (the Bank). The Bank is engaged in providing commercial banking, retail banking and wealth management services to individual, corporate and municipal customers. The Company operates through two segments: Commercial Banking and Retail Banking. Commercial Banking segment is engaged in commercial real estate lending, commercial and industrial lending, and commercial deposit gathering activities. It also offers cash management, correspondent banking, municipal banking, institutional trust services, corporate trust, insurance services and private banking, among others. Retail Banking segment provides consumer lending (including residential mortgage and home equity lending) and consumer deposit gathering activities. The Retail Banking segment also includes brokerage, financial advisory services, investment management services, and life insurance and non-institutional trust services.

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ModernGraham Valuation of PBCT – January 2019

Stage 1: Is this company suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor?

What kind of Intelligent Investor are you?

Defensive Investor; must pass all 6 of the following tests.
1. Adequate Size of the Enterprise Market Cap > $2Bil $5,586,245,271 Pass
2. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 10 years prior Pass
3. Dividend Record Dividend Payments for 10 years prior Pass
4. Earnings Growth Increase of 33% in EPS in past 10 years using 3 year averages at beginning and end 192.59% Pass
5. Moderate PEmg Ratio PEmg < 20 14.28 Pass
6. Moderate Price to Assets PB Ratio < 2.5 OR PB*PEmg < 50 0.86 Pass
Enterprising Investor; must pass all 3 of the following tests, or be suitable for the Defensive Investor.
1. Earnings Stability Positive EPS for 5 years prior Pass
2. Dividend Record Currently Pays Dividend Pass
3. Earnings Growth EPSmg greater than 5 years ago Pass


Stage 2: Determination of Intrinsic Value

EPSmg $1.04
MG Growth Estimate 6.90%
MG Value $23.12
Opinion Undervalued
MG Grade A+
MG Value based on 3% Growth $15.03
MG Value based on 0% Growth $8.81
Market Implied Growth Rate 2.89%
Current Price $14.80
% of Intrinsic Value 64.01%

People’s United Financial, Inc. qualifies for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. In fact, the company meets all of the requirements of both investor types, a rare accomplishment indicative of the company’s strong financial position . The Enterprising Investor has no initial concerns. As a result, all value investors following the ModernGraham approach should feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

As for a valuation, the company appears to be Undervalued after growing its EPSmg (normalized earnings) from $0.71 in 2014 to an estimated $1.04 for 2018. This level of demonstrated earnings growth outpaces the market’s implied estimate of 2.89% annual earnings growth over the next 7-10 years. As a result, the ModernGraham valuation model, based on Benjamin Graham’s formula, returns an estimate of intrinsic value above the price.

At the time of valuation, further research into People’s United Financial, Inc. revealed the company was trading below its Graham Number of $21.65. The company pays a dividend of $0.69 per share, for a yield of 4.6%, putting it among the best dividend paying stocks today. Its PEmg (price over earnings per share – ModernGraham) was 14.28, which was below the industry average of 14.65, which by some methods of valuation makes it one of the most undervalued stocks in its industry.

People’s United Financial, Inc. fares extremely well in the ModernGraham grading system, scoring an A+.

Stage 3: Information for Further Research

Graham Number $21.65
PEmg 14.28
PB Ratio 0.86
Dividend Yield 4.65%
TTM Dividend $0.69
Number of Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth 20

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Most Recent Balance Sheet Figures

Balance Sheet Information 9/1/2018
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation $3,281,300,000
Total Assets $44,133,200,000
Intangible Assets $2,568,900,000
Total Liabilities $38,174,300,000
Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average) 345,000,000

Earnings Per Share History

EPS History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.27
Dec2017 $0.97
Dec2016 $0.92
Dec2015 $0.86
Dec2014 $0.84
Dec2013 $0.74
Dec2012 $0.72
Dec2011 $0.55
Dec2010 $0.23
Dec2009 $0.30
Dec2008 $0.41
Dec2007 $0.52
Dec2006 $0.41
Dec2005 $0.46
Dec2004 $0.68
Dec2003 $0.22
Dec2002 $0.19
Dec2001 $0.26
Dec2000 $0.38
Dec1999 $0.81
Dec1998 $0.64

Earnings Per Share – ModernGraham History

EPSmg History
Next Fiscal Year Estimate $1.04
Dec2017 $0.90
Dec2016 $0.85
Dec2015 $0.79
Dec2014 $0.71
Dec2013 $0.60
Dec2012 $0.50
Dec2011 $0.39
Dec2010 $0.34
Dec2009 $0.40
Dec2008 $0.46
Dec2007 $0.48
Dec2006 $0.44
Dec2005 $0.42
Dec2004 $0.38
Dec2003 $0.28
Dec2002 $0.36

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The author held a long position in PBCT but did not hold a position in any other company mentioned in this article at the time of publication and had no intention of changing that position within the next 72 hours.  See my current holdings here.  This article is not investment advice; any reader should speak to a registered investment adviser prior to making any investment decisions.  ModernGraham is not affiliated with the company in any manner.  Please be sure to review our detailed disclaimer.

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