Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services company in the United States.
Undervalued with solid track record.
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: 0LC3 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
GB Consumer Finance
1 Year Return
GB Consumer Finance
Return vs Industry: 0LC3 exceeded the UK Consumer Finance industry which returned -37.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: 0LC3 underperformed the UK Market which returned 6% 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: 0LC3 ($32.51) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($69.62)
Significantly Below Fair Value: 0LC3 is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: 0LC3 is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.8x) compared to the Consumer Finance industry average (12.4x).
PE vs Market: 0LC3 is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.8x) compared to the UK market (18.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: 0LC3's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: 0LC3 is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the GB Consumer Finance industry average (1.6x).
How is Synchrony Financial forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: 0LC3's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-19.5% per year).
Earnings vs Market: 0LC3's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-19.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: 0LC3's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: 0LC3's revenue (16% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (3.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: 0LC3's revenue (16% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: 0LC3's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19.9%).
How has Synchrony Financial performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: 0LC3 has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: 0LC3's current net profit margins (41%) are higher than last year (36.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: 0LC3's earnings have grown by 11% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: 0LC3's earnings growth over the past year (34.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (11% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: 0LC3 earnings growth over the past year (34.3%) exceeded the Consumer Finance industry 9.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst 0LC3's Return on Equity (24.83%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
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
Inventory Level: 0LC3 has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: 0LC3's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.7x debt).
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: 0LC3's level of assets compared to its equity is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if 0LC3 has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.
Low Risk Liabilities: 0LC3 reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.
Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if 0LC3 has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.
Low Risk Deposits: 0LC3 has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.
Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if 0LC3 has an appropriate level of bad loans.
What is Synchrony Financial's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: 0LC3's dividend (2.73%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.8%).
High Dividend: 0LC3's dividend (2.73%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (5.03%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, 0LC3 has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: 0LC3's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 4 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (15.4%), 0LC3's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: 0LC3's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (22.4% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Margaret Keane (60yo)
Ms. Margaret M. Keane serves as Director of Allstate Corp. since January 1, 2018 and has been Chief Executive Officer of Synchrony Financial since February 2014. Ms. Keane served as President of Synchrony ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Margaret's total compensation ($USD12.45M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD4.67M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Margaret's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Director||6yrs||US$12.45m||0.047% $9.5m|
|Executive VP||2yrs||US$2.76m||0.016% $3.4m|
|Executive VP & CEO of Retail Card||6yrs||US$3.47m||0.012% $2.5m|
|Executive VP||0yrs||US$3.34m||0.018% $3.6m|
|Executive VP & CFO||0.8yrs||no data||0.0055% $1.1m|
|Executive VP & COO||6.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||6yrs||no data||0.00096% $196.3k|
|Executive VP & Chief Information Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & MD of Investor Relations||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: 0LC3's management team is seasoned and experienced (6 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||6yrs||US$12.45m||0.047% $9.5m|
|Independent Director||4.3yrs||US$246.06k||0.0020% $402.8k|
|Non Executive Chairman of the Board||5.5yrs||US$479.16k||0.0062% $1.3m|
|Independent Director||4.3yrs||US$226.06k||0.0013% $269.9k|
|Independent Director||5.6yrs||US$261.06k||0.0054% $1.1m|
|Independent Director||1yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||5.6yrs||US$279.06k||0.0077% $1.6m|
|Independent Director||4.3yrs||US$226.06k||0.0085% $1.7m|
|Independent Director||4.3yrs||US$240.06k||0.0018% $357.8k|
|Independent Director||4.3yrs||US$264.06k||0.0021% $435.5k|
Experienced Board: 0LC3's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if 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: 0LC3
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 2003
- Industry: Consumer Finance
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Market Cap: US$20.447b
- Shares outstanding: 613.48m
- 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|
|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||BRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Aug 2014|
|SFE||MUN (Boerse Muenchen)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 2014|
|SYF.PRA||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||5.625 DPRP PFD 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, auto, travel, health, and pet industries. The company also offers private label credit cards, dual cards, general purpose co-branded credit cards, and small and medium-sized business credit products; and promotional financing for consumer purchases, such as private label credit cards and installment loans. In addition, it provides promotional financing to consumers for health, veterinary and personal care procedures, and services and products, such as dental, vision, audiology, and cosmetic; debt cancellation products; and deposit products, including certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, money market accounts, and savings accounts to retail and commercial customers, as well as accepts deposits through third-party securities brokerage firms. The company offers its credit products through programs established with a group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations, and healthcare service providers; and deposit products through various channels, such as digital and print. Synchrony Financial was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/24 00:00|
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