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Citizens Financial Group

Executive Summary

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Citizens Bank, National Association that provides retail and commercial banking products and services in the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet, good value and pays a dividend.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CFG's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.4%

CFG

1.1%

US Banks

2.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

-31.1%

CFG

-27.6%

US Banks

6.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: CFG underperformed the US Banks industry which returned -27.6% over the past year.

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


Shareholder returns

CFGIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.4%1.1%2.3%
30 Day-6.4%-5.1%6.0%
90 Day18.9%-1.1%18.9%
1 Year-27.7%-31.1%-25.0%-27.6%9.0%6.7%
3 Year-26.0%-33.0%-16.0%-22.7%36.6%27.7%
5 Year-1.0%-13.5%6.5%-6.4%64.2%46.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Citizens Financial Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

8.17x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CFG ($24.18) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($14.26)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CFG is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CFG is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.2x) compared to the US Banks industry average (9.2x).

PE vs Market: CFG is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.2x) compared to the US market (16.2x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CFG is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.2x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CFG is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the US Banks industry average (0.8x).


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Future Growth

How is Citizens Financial Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?

43.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CFG's forecast earnings growth (43.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: CFG's earnings (43.5% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: CFG's revenue (1.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CFG's revenue (1.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CFG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (6.2%).


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Past Performance

How has Citizens Financial Group performed over the past 5 years?

17.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CFG has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CFG's current net profit margins (23.1%) are lower than last year (29.3%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CFG's earnings have grown by 17.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CFG's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: CFG had negative earnings growth (-24.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (1.7%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: CFG's Return on Equity (6.3%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Citizens Financial Group'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


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: CFG's Assets to Equity ratio (8.1x) is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: CFG has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (278%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 86% of CFG's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: CFG has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (71%).

Low Risk Deposits: CFG's Loans to Deposits ratio (94%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: CFG has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.6%).


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Dividend

What is Citizens Financial Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

6.45%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CFG's dividend (6.45%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.68%).

High Dividend: CFG's dividend (6.45%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.6%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, CFG has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CFG's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (48.3%), CFG's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CFG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (55% payout ratio).


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

3.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Bruce Van Saun (63yo)

6.75yrs

Tenure

US$9,898,442

Compensation

Mr. Bruce Winfield Van Saun has been an Independent Director of Moody’s Corporation since March 01, 2016. He has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. since Octobe ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Bruce's total compensation ($USD9.90M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.50M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Bruce Van Saun
CEO & Chairman of the Board6.75yrsUS$9.90m0.19% $19.1m
John Woods
Vice Chairman & CFO3.33yrsUS$3.77m0.024% $2.5m
Donald McCree
Vice Chairman & Head of Commercial Banking Division4.92yrsUS$4.02m0.043% $4.4m
Malcolm Griggs
Chief Risk Officer & Executive VP5.58yrsUS$2.22m0.019% $2.0m
Craig Read
Executive VP1.92yrsno data0.0046% $470.4k
Theodore Swimmer
Executive VP and Head of Corporate Finance & Capital Markets for Citizens Commercial Banking1.92yrsno datano data
Michael Ruttledge
Group Chief Information Officer1.5yrsno datano data
Kristin Silberberg
Head of Investor Relations0.17yrno datano data
Stephen Gannon
Chief Legal Officerno dataUS$2.02m0.023% $2.4m
Scott Essex
Executive VP and Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer3.75yrsno datano data
Susan LaMonica
Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer9.5yrsno data0.029% $3.0m
Barbara Cottam
Executive VP & Head of Corporate Affairsno datano datano data

3.5yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: CFG's management team is considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Bruce Van Saun
CEO & Chairman of the Board6.75yrsUS$9.90m0.19% $19.1m
Charles Koch
Independent Director15.83yrsUS$267.95k0.024% $2.4m
Leo Higdon
Independent Director5.92yrsUS$259.61k0.0020% $207.3k
Edward Kelly
Independent Director1.42yrsUS$244.44k0.00019% $19.6k
William Hankowsky
Independent Director13.67yrsUS$237.95k0.0072% $742.7k
Marita Zuraitis
Independent Director9.17yrsUS$227.95k0.0018% $182.6k
Howard Hanna
Independent Director11.08yrsUS$242.95k0.0034% $351.8k
Shivan Subramaniam
Independent Lead Director1.5yrsUS$279.61k0.0088% $907.8k
Robert Leary
Independent Director0.25yrno datano data
Wendy Watson
Independent Director9.75yrsUS$277.95k0.0013% $134.1k
Christine Cumming
Independent Director4.75yrsUS$227.95k0.00057% $58.8k
Terrance Lillis
Independent Director1.42yrsUS$258.61k0.00043% $44.4k

6.3yrs

Average Tenure

68yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: CFG's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CFG insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Citizens Financial Group, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
  • Ticker: CFG
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1828
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$10.316b
  • Shares outstanding: 426.62m
  • Website: https://www.citizensbank.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
  • One Citizens Plaza
  • Providence
  • Rhode Island
  • 2903
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CFGNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDSep 2014
1C5DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURSep 2014
0HYPLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDSep 2014
CFG *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNSep 2014
CFG.PRDNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)6.350% DEP PFD DUSUSDJan 2019
CFG.PRENYSE (New York Stock Exchange)5% DP RP PFD EUSUSDOct 2019
C1FG34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REPR 1 COMBRBRLDec 2019

Biography

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Citizens Bank, National Association that provides retail and commercial banking products and services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. The Consumer Banking segment offers traditional banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, home and education loans, credit cards, business loans, mortgage and home equity lending, and unsecured product finance and personal loans, as well as wealth management and investment services to retail customers and small businesses. This segment also provides indirect auto finance for new and used vehicles through auto dealerships. The Commercial Banking segment offers various financial products and solutions, such as loans and leasing, trade finance, deposit and treasury management, cash management, and foreign exchange and interest rate risk management solutions; and loan syndications, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, and debt and equity capital markets capabilities. It serves government banking, not-for-profit, healthcare, technology, professionals, oil and gas, asset finance, franchise finance, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, private equity, and sponsor finance industries. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. operates approximately 2,700 ATMs and 1,100 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions, as well as through online, telephone, and mobile banking services; and maintains approximately 135 retail and commercial non-branch offices. The company was formerly known as RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and changed its name to Citizens Financial Group, Inc. in April 2014. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1828 and is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/13 06:48
End of Day Share Price2020/07/10 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.