Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States.
Flawless balance sheet, good value and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has Synchrony Financial's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SFE has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
DE Consumer Finance
1 Year Return
DE Consumer Finance
Return vs Industry: SFE underperformed the German Consumer Finance industry which returned -30.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SFE underperformed the German Market which returned 3.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Synchrony Financial's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Synchrony Financial undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SFE (€18.81) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€25.1)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SFE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SFE's PE Ratio (6.7x) is in line with the XE Consumer Finance industry average.
PE vs Market: SFE is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.7x) compared to the German market (20.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SFE is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SFE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the XE Consumer Finance industry average (0.9x).
How is Synchrony Financial forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SFE's forecast earnings growth (37.3% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).
Earnings vs Market: SFE's earnings (37.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the German market (23.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SFE's revenue (8.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SFE's revenue (8.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SFE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.3%).
How has Synchrony Financial performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SFE has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SFE's current net profit margins (30.6%) are lower than last year (39.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SFE's earnings have grown by 9.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SFE's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SFE had negative earnings growth (-38.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Consumer Finance industry average (3.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SFE's Return on Equity (17.8%) is considered low.
How is Synchrony Financial's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: SFE's Assets to Equity ratio (8.1x) is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: SFE has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (709%).
Low Risk Liabilities: 76% of SFE's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: SFE has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (71%).
Low Risk Deposits: SFE's Loans to Deposits ratio (107%) is appropriate.
Level of Bad Loans: SFE has an appropriate level of bad loans (1.8%).
What is Synchrony Financial current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SFE's dividend (3.87%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.25%).
High Dividend: SFE's dividend (3.87%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.83%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, SFE has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SFE's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 4 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (26%), SFE's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SFE's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (26.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Margaret Keane (61 yo)
Ms. Margaret M. Keane serves as Director of The Allstate Corp. (formerly known as Allstate Corporation). since January 1, 2018 and has been Chief Executive Officer of Synchrony Financial since February 201 ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Margaret's total compensation ($USD12.17M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD5.26M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Margaret's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Director||6.5yrs||US$12.17m||0.057% |
|Senior EVP & CFO||1.25yrs||US$2.59m||0.0098% |
|Executive VP & CEO of Retail Card||6.5yrs||US$3.40m||0.014% |
|Executive VP & CEO of Payment Solutions||no data||US$3.30m||0.022% |
|Executive VP & COO||6.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||6.5yrs||no data||0.0033% |
|Executive VP & Chief Information Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & MD of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive VP||6.5yrs||US$2.68m||0.015% |
|Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|EVP, Chief Strategy Officer & Corporate Development Leader||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SFE's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.5 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||6.5yrs||US$12.17m||0.057% |
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$242.08k||0.0030% |
|Independent Non Executive Chairman of the Board||6yrs||US$477.13k||0.0077% |
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$241.69k||0.0037% |
|Independent Director||6.08yrs||US$257.08k||0.0063% |
|Independent Director||1.5yrs||US$208.22k||0.00029% |
|Independent Director||6.08yrs||US$279.08k||0.0091% |
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$226.08k||0.0078% |
|Independent Director||1.08yrs||US$97.92k||0.0026% |
|Director||0.083yr||no data||0.0017% |
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$234.08k||0.0032% |
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$264.08k||0.0032% |
Experienced Board: SFE's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: SFE insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Synchrony Financial's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Synchrony Financial
- Ticker: SFE
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 2003
- Industry: Consumer Finance
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Market Cap: US$13.263b
- Listing Market Cap: US$11.268b
- Shares outstanding: 583.76m
- Website: https://www.synchrony.com
Number of Employees
- Synchrony Financial
- 777 Long Ridge Road
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SYF||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 2014|
|SFE||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 2014|
|SFE||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 2014|
|SYF *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Aug 2014|
|0LC3||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Aug 2014|
|SFE||MUN (Boerse Muenchen)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 2014|
|SYF.PRA||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||5.625 DPSH PF A||US||USD||Nov 2019|
|S1YF34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Dec 2019|
Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States. It delivers a range of specialized financing programs and consumer banking products to digital, retail, home, aut ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/08/04 22:19|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/08/04 00:00|
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