Stock Analysis Report

People's United Financial

Executive Summary

People's United Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for People’s United Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking, retail banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate, and municipal customers.



Flawless balance sheet 6 star dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has People's United Financial's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Banks


US Market

1 Year Return




US Banks


US Market

Return vs Industry: PBCT underperformed the US Banks industry which returned 0.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PBCT underperformed the US Market which returned 6.7% over the past year.

Share holder returns

7 Day2.6%1.4%1.0%
30 Day-3.8%-2.6%-1.8%
90 Day-4.1%0.8%-1.8%
1 Year1.5%-2.8%3.1%0.2%9.1%6.7%
3 Year14.4%1.7%52.0%41.5%46.1%36.6%
5 Year38.0%12.2%69.7%51.2%66.9%48.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is People's United Financial's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is People's United Financial undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Undervalued: PBCT ($15.7) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($11.42)

Significantly Undervalued: PBCT is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price Based on Earnings

PE vs Industry: PBCT is good value based on its PE Ratio (12x) compared to the Banks industry average (12.5x).

PE vs Market: PBCT is good value based on its PE Ratio (12x) compared to the US market (17.5x).

Price Based on Expected Growth

Low PEG Ratio: PBCT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)

Price Based on Value of Assets

PB vs Industry: PBCT is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the US Banks industry average (1.2x).

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Future Growth

How is People's United Financial expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates

Future Annual Growth Analysis

Earnings vs Savings Rate: PBCT's forecast earnings growth (10.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: PBCT's earnings (10.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: PBCT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: PBCT's revenue (7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: PBCT's revenue (7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Estimates

Future Return on Equity

High Future ROE: PBCT's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8%).

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Past Performance

How has People's United Financial performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PBCT's earnings have grown by 14.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: PBCT's earnings growth over the past year (20.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (14.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: PBCT earnings growth over the past year (20.6%) underperformed the Banks industry 31.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: PBCT's Return on Equity (7.1%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: PBCT's Return on Assets is below or equal to the Banks industry average last year.

Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: Insufficient data to calculate PBCT's Return on Capital Employed to determine if it has improved over the past 3 years.

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Financial Health

How is People's United Financial's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: PBCT has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: PBCT's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.3x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: PBCT's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: PBCT has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: PBCT's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: PBCT has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: PBCT's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.

Level of Bad Loans: PBCT has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.51%)

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What is People's United Financial's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Expected Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Notable Dividend: PBCT's dividend (4.52%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.46%).

High Dividend: PBCT's dividend (4.52%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.77%)

Stable Dividend: PBCT's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: PBCT's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (53.5%), PBCT's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: PBCT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (51.3% payout ratio).

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What is the CEO of People's United Financial's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?


Average management tenure


Jack Barnes (64yo)





Mr. John P. Barnes, also known as Jack, serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of People's United Bank, National Association (“Bank”) and serves as its Chairman of the Board since June 2018. He ser ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Jack's total compensation ($USD5.70M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.81M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jack's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Management Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: PBCT's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).

Board Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: PBCT's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.2 years average tenure).

Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

SellUS$77,53030 Apr 19
Mark Herron
Max PriceUS$17.36
SellUS$231,56713 Mar 19
Galan Daukas
Max PriceUS$17.11
SellUS$186,23206 Mar 19
George Carter
Unit Chairman
Lead Director
Max PriceUS$17.48
SellUS$86,35204 Mar 19
Jerry Franklin
Max PriceUS$17.99
SellUS$111,74624 Jan 19
Mark Richards
Member of the Board of Directors
Max PriceUS$16.43
SellUS$478,90720 Dec 18
David Norton
Max PriceUS$14.89

Ownership Breakdown

Management Team

  • Kirk Walters (63yo)

    Senior EVP of Corporate Development & Strategic Planning and Director

    • Tenure: 8.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.68m
  • Jack Barnes (64yo)

    Chairman of the Board & CEO

    • Tenure: 9.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$5.70m
  • Jeff Hoyt (49yo)

    Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: US$610.85k
  • R. Rosato (57yo)

    Senior EVP & CFO

    • Tenure: 4.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.58m
  • Cynthia Belak

    First Vice President of Marketing

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Jeff Tengel (56yo)


    • Tenure: 1.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.67m
  • Lee Powlus (58yo)

    Senior EVP & Chief Administrative Officer

    • Tenure: 8.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.71m
  • Kristy Berner (44yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 0.9yrs
  • Andrew Hersom

    Senior Vice President

    • Tenure: 5.8yrs
  • Michele Johnson

    Compliance Officer

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Kirk Walters (63yo)

    Senior EVP of Corporate Development & Strategic Planning and Director

    • Tenure: 8.6yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.68m
  • Jack Barnes (64yo)

    Chairman of the Board & CEO

    • Tenure: 9.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$5.70m
  • John Dwight (74yo)


    • Tenure: 11.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$175.06k
  • Mark Richards (73yo)


    • Tenure: 11.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$202.54k
  • Bill Cruger (61yo)


    • Tenure: 5.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$176.58k
  • Janet Hansen (76yo)


    • Tenure: 15.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$188.08k
  • George Carter (82yo)

    Lead Director

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: US$357.08k
  • Collin Baron (71yo)


    • Tenure: 12.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$164.08k
  • John Byrnes

    Chairman of People's United Insurance Agency

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Nancy McAllister (59yo)


    • Tenure: 6.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$183.08k

Company Information

People's United Financial, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: People's United Financial, Inc.
  • Ticker: PBCT
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1842
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$6.162b
  • Shares outstanding: 392.64m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • People's United Financial, Inc.
  • 850 Main Street
  • Bridgeport
  • Connecticut
  • 6604
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PBCTNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon Stock with Par Value 0.01USUSDJul 1988
PP21DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon Stock with Par Value 0.01DEEURJul 1988
0KH6LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon Stock with Par Value 0.01GBUSDJul 1988
PBCT.PNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)PERP PFD SER AUSUSDOct 2016


People's United Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for People’s United Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking, retail banking, and wealth management services to indiv ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/14 01:56
End of Day Share Price2019/10/11 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.


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