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XP NasdaqGS:XP Stock Report

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18 Aug, 2022


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XP fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth5/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health3/6

XP Stock Overview

XP Inc. provides financial products and services in Brazil.

XP Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for XP
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$21.33
52 Week HighUS$53.08
52 Week LowUS$16.97
1 Month Change16.94%
3 Month Change-0.19%
1 Year Change-52.80%
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO-38.10%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 16

XP: Attractive Valuation And Strong Growth Potential

XP’s total gross revenue grew 13% when comparing the results of 2Q22 with 2Q21. XP has a 1 Year Price Performance of -58.97% while the Sector Median is -4.04%. In my opinion, XP Inc. currently has an attractive valuation and continues to show strong growth potential. Therefore, I continue to rate XP as a buy. However, due to the relatively high risk factors such as currency risk, I recommend only investing a very limited amount of your total investment portfolio in XP. Investment Thesis XP Inc. (XP) is the largest independent broker in Brazil, providing a comprehensive financial service platform. Since writing about XP back in April, the company's stock has decreased by 27.81%. I continue to rate XP as a buy: the company has managed to create its own ecosystem and has established a strong brand image within the Brazilian Investment Banking and Brokerage Industry. Although XP has shown relatively low growth rates in 2Q22 as compared to 2Q21, I remain optimistic in regards to its future growth prospects. Furthermore, I consider the current valuation of the company to be attractive. However, due to relatively high risk factors, for example in regards to currency risk, I would limit my XP position to a maximum of 1.5% of a total investment portfolio. The HQC Scorecard demonstrates that XP is only moderately attractive in terms of risk and reward: XP receives an overall rating of 49/100. In terms of Growth (100/100), the company is rated as very attractive. It achieves an attractive rating in the categories of Valuation (68/100) and Expected Return (60/100). For Economic Moat (43/100) and Profitability (50/100), XP is rated as moderately attractive. When it comes to Financial Strength (35/100), the company receives an unattractive rating. Industry Overview In a previous article about XP, I gave an industry overview of the Brazilian banking sector and mentioned that the following five largest banks divide the market share among themselves: Itaú Unibanco (ITUB), Bradesco (BBD), Banco do Brasil (BDORY), Caixa Econômica Federal, and Banco Santander Brasil (BSBR). Furthermore, I explained that: "According to Reuters, these banks hold 82% of all assets in Brazil. Comparatively, the five largest banks in the U.S. hold just 43% of all assets in the country. These percentages show the extreme concentration of the Brazilian banking sector. Through its expansion strategy, XP is directly expanding into the business of traditional banks." XP's Competitive Advantages In my previous analysis on the company, I also explained in more detail that XP's creation of its own ecosystem and the strong brand image it has managed to establish in Brazil contribute to the company's competitive advantages over its opponents: "XP seeks to integrate further individual clients, institutional clients, corporations, and independent brokerage firms on its investment platform. In this way, the company creates a network effect, which will help them to increase their revenue. XP has managed to build a strong brand in Brazil. According to Interbrand, XP is currently the 11th most valuable brand in Brazil." XP 2Q22 Results XP's total gross revenue grew by 13% when comparing the results of 2Q22 (R$3.6 billion in revenue) with 2Q21 (R$3.2 billion in revenue). This growth was primarily driven by its Retail business, while showing a growing contribution from Fixed Income products and Float revenues. However, the adjusted EBITDA decreased by 2% YoY, which was mainly driven by higher selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses due to investments in new verticals as well as internal advisors. Andre Martins, XP's Head of Investor Relations, said the following in response to the company's 2Q22 results: "We know we are in a tough macro environment with the bear markets, and that has an impact on the investment business, especially, but despite this tough macro environment, we were able to deliver our all-time high record quarterly revenues," XP has a 1 Year Price Performance of -58.97% while the Sector Median is -4.04%. XP's 2Q22 results strengthen my belief that you should only invest a very limited amount of your total investment portfolio if investing in the company. Overview: XP XP Sector Financials Industry Investment Banking and Brokerage Market Cap $11.03B Revenue [TTM] $2.44B Revenue 3 Years Growth Rate [CAGR] 60.54% Revenue 5 Years Growth Rate [CAGR] 57.00% EPS Diluted 5 Years Average Growth Rate [FWD] 35.69% Gross Profit Margin 71.94% Return on Equity 25.57% P/E GAAP [FWD] 15.41 EPS [FWD] 1.23 Dividend Yield [FWD] 0% Source: Seeking Alpha XP's Valuation Discounted Cash Flow [DCF]-Model In terms of valuation, I have used the DCF Model to determine the intrinsic value of XP. The method calculates an intrinsic value of $22.72 for the company. The current stock price is $19.69, which results in an upside of 15.40%. XP's Average Revenue Growth [FWD] Rate over the last 5 Years is 39.19%. I've made more conservative assumptions for the company with my DCF Model by assuming a Revenue Growth Rate of 20% and EBIT Growth Rate of 25% over the next 5 years. Furthermore, I assume a Perpetual Growth Rate of 4%. I have used its current discount rate [WACC] of 5.99% and Tax Rate of 18%. Furthermore, an EV/EBITDA Multiple of 11x was used, which is the company's latest twelve months EV/EBITDA. Based on the above, I calculated the following results: Market Value vs. Intrinsic Value: Market Value $19.69 Upside 15.40% Intrinsic Value $22.72 Source: The Author Relative Valuation Models XP's P/E [FWD] Ratio XP's P/E Ratio is 15.41, which is 39.38% above the sector medium (11.05), which provides us with an indicator that the company is currently overvalued. Hypothetical Dividend Projections XP currently doesn't pay a dividend. In the table below you can see what the company's annual dividend and dividend yield would be if it was to pay one. The annual dividend and dividend yield are based on XP's next fiscal year EPS estimate multiplied by hypothetical payout ratios: EPS [FWD] Payout Ratio Annual Dividend Dividend Yield 1.23 10% 0.12 0.62% 1.23 20% 0.25 1.25% 1.23 30% 0.37 1.87% 1.23 40% 0.49 2.50% 1.23 50% 0.61 3.12% Source: Seeking Alpha XP According to the Seeking Alpha Factor Grades According to the Seeking Alpha Factor Grades, XP is rated with a D- in terms of Valuation and a B+ in regards to Growth. For Profitability, the company gets a D- rating. For Momentum, it gets an F and for Revisions a C-. Source: Seeking Alpha XP According to the Seeking Alpha Quant Ranking The Seeking Alpha Quant Ranking puts XP in 24th position (out of 25) within the Investment Banking and Brokerage Industry, and 639th (out of 651) within the Financials Sector. Source: Seeking Alpha

Aug 09

XP reports Q2 results

XP press release (NASDAQ:XP): Q2 Adjusted net income grew 1%, from R$1,034M in 2Q21 to R$1,046M in 2Q22. Adjusted net margin decreased 375 bps in 2Q21 to 30.5% in 2Q22, above the top of medium-term guidance of 30%. Revenue of R$3.43B (+13.6% Y/Y). Total gross revenue grew 13% from R$3.2B in 2Q21 to R$3.6B in 2Q22.  Adjusted EBITDA decreased 2% from R$1,245M in 2Q21 to R$1,215M.

Jul 15

XP reports 16% growth in active clients and 4% in AUC for Q2

In its Q2 KPI's update, XP (NASDAQ:XP) reported total assets under custody of R$846B as of Jun.30 (+4% Y/Y, -3% Q/Q); Y/Y growth was driven by R$174B of net inflows and R$146B of market depreciation. On an adjusted basis, total monthly net inflows were R$14.3B in Q2 +44% Q/Q and total adjusted net inflows  in Q2 were R$43B (-7% Q/Q). In Q2, active clients grew 16% and 4% in Q2 Y/Y and Q1, respectively totaling 3.6M; IFA Network reached 11.3K IFAs in 2Q22, up 5% Q/Q and 26% Y/Y. Retail DATs totaled 2.3M in Q2, a -15% Y/Y and  flat Q/Q. Total TPV reached R$5.5B in Q2, vs. R$2.1B and R$4.5B in 2Q21 and 1Q22, respectively. Total active cards surpassed 383K in Q2, a growth of 25% Q/Q and 185% Y/Y. As of Jun.30, credit portfolio reached R$12.9B (+12% Q/Q, +90% Y/Y).

Shareholder Returns

XPUS Capital MarketsUS Market

Return vs Industry: XP underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned -11.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: XP underperformed the US Market which returned -9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is XP's price volatile compared to industry and market?
XP volatility
XP Average Weekly Movement9.7%
Capital Markets Industry Average Movement0.5%
Market Average Movement7.6%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market17.1%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.1%

Stable Share Price: XP is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.

Volatility Over Time: XP's weekly volatility (10%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

2001n/aThiago Maffra

XP Inc. provides financial products and services in Brazil. It offers securities brokerage, private pension plans, commercial, and investment banking products, such as loan operations and transactions in the foreign exchange markets and deposits; product structuring and capital markets services for corporate clients and issuers of fixed income products; advisory services for mass-affluent and institutional clients; and wealth management services for high-net-worth customers and institutional clients. The company also offers Xpeed, an online financial education portal that offers seminars, classes, and learning tools to help teach individuals on topics, such as basics of investing, techniques, and investment strategies, as well as insurance brokerage services.

XP Fundamentals Summary

How do XP's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
XP fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$11.95b
Earnings (TTM)US$712.86m
Revenue (TTM)US$2.46b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
XP income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueR$3.58b
Gross ProfitR$9.17b
Other ExpensesR$5.48b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)6.59
Gross Margin71.94%
Net Profit Margin28.94%
Debt/Equity Ratio442.1%

How did XP perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is XP undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for XP?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

XP key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenuen/a
Enterprise Value/EBITDAn/a
PEG Ratio0.9x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does XP's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

XP PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for XP vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average16.7x
HLI Houlihan Lokey
SF Stifel Financial
LPLA LPL Financial Holdings
JEF Jefferies Financial Group

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: XP is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.8x) compared to the peer average (16.7x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does XP's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Capital Markets Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: XP is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.8x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (26.3x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is XP's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

XP PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio16.8x
Fair PE Ratio15.9x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: XP is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (16.8x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (15.9x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of XP when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: XP ($21.33) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($16.84)

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

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price, but analysts are not within a statistically confident range of agreement.

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Future Growth

How is XP forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 5/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: XP's forecast earnings growth (17.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: XP's earnings (17.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.4% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: XP's revenue (23.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: XP's revenue (23.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: XP's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (21.2%)

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Past Performance

How has XP performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: XP has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: XP's current net profit margins (28.9%) are higher than last year (27.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: XP's earnings have grown significantly by 43.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: XP's earnings growth over the past year (31.5%) is below its 5-year average (43.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: XP earnings growth over the past year (31.5%) underperformed the Capital Markets industry 35.4%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst XP's Return on Equity (22.67%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is XP's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: XP's short term assets (R$115.3B) exceed its short term liabilities (R$80.7B).

Long Term Liabilities: XP's short term assets (R$115.3B) exceed its long term liabilities (R$73.3B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: XP has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: XP's debt to equity ratio has increased from 164% to 442.1% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: XP's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if XP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.

Balance Sheet

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What is XP current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Forecast Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate XP's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate XP's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if XP's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if XP's dividend payments have been increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as XP has not reported any payouts.

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


Average management tenure


Thiago Maffra (37 yo)



Mr. Thiago Maffra serves as Chief Executive Officer at XP Inc. since May 12, 2021. He served as chief technology officer at XP Inc. since September 2018 to May 12, 2021. He served as Executive Director Of...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: XP's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Experienced Board: XP's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

XP Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: XP Inc.
  • Ticker: XP
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 2001
  • Industry: Investment Banking and Brokerage
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Implied Market Cap: US$11.945b
  • Shares outstanding: 560.02m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • XP Inc.
  • Av. Chedid Jafet, 75
  • 30th Floor
  • São Paulo
  • São Paulo
  • 04551-065
  • Brazil


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/18 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/18 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.