Jefferies Financial Group Inc. engages in the investment banking and capital markets, asset management, and direct investing businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. More Details
Average dividend payer and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has Jefferies Financial Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: JEF is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: JEF's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Capital Markets
1 Year Return
US Capital Markets
Return vs Industry: JEF exceeded the US Capital Markets industry which returned 66.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: JEF exceeded the US Market which returned 49.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Jefferies Financial Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
12 hours ago | Simply Wall StIs It Smart To Buy Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) Before It Goes Ex-Dividend?
6 days ago | Simply Wall StShareholders Are Thrilled That The Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) Share Price Increased 148%
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHave Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) Insiders Been Selling Their Stock?
Is Jefferies Financial Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: JEF ($33.86) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($15.37)
Significantly Below Fair Value: JEF is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: JEF is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.6x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (19x).
PE vs Market: JEF is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.6x) compared to the US market (20.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: JEF's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: JEF is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (68.2x).
How is Jefferies Financial Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: JEF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-31.8% per year).
Earnings vs Market: JEF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-31.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: JEF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: JEF's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-19.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: JEF's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-19.7% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if JEF's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Jefferies Financial Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: JEF has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: JEF's current net profit margins (15.5%) are lower than last year (17.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: JEF has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 49.2% per year.
Accelerating Growth: JEF's earnings growth over the past year (20.5%) is below its 5-year average (49.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: JEF earnings growth over the past year (20.5%) underperformed the Capital Markets industry 27.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: JEF's Return on Equity (12.5%) is considered low.
How is Jefferies Financial Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: JEF's short term assets ($27.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($23.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: JEF's short term assets ($27.5B) exceed its long term liabilities ($23.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: JEF's debt to equity ratio (235.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: JEF's debt to equity ratio has increased from 192% to 235.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: JEF's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (6.4%).
Interest Coverage: JEF's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (32.3x coverage).
What is Jefferies Financial Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: JEF's dividend (2.36%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: JEF's dividend (2.36%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.4%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: JEF's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: JEF's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (14.6%), JEF's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Rich Handler (59 yo)
Mr. Richard Brian Handler, also known as Rich, serves as Co-Chairman and President at Landcadia Holdings IV, Inc. since February 5, 2021 and serves as its Director. Mr. Handler has been Co-Chairman and Pre...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Rich's total compensation ($USD18.89M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.51M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Rich's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: JEF's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.7 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: JEF's board of directors are considered experienced (7.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: JEF insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Jefferies Financial Group Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Jefferies Financial Group Inc.
- Ticker: JEF
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1968
- Industry: Investment Banking and Brokerage
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Market Cap: US$8.362b
- Shares outstanding: 246.97m
- Website: https://www.jefferies.com
Number of Employees
- Jefferies Financial Group Inc.
- 520 Madison Avenue
- New York
- New York
- United States
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. engages in the investment banking and capital markets, asset management, and direct investing businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. It operat...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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