The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Meta Financial Group. The EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 10.10 % over the last twelve months. The higher the EPS growth rate, the higher the value that is added to shareholders and a good reflection on the performance of the management at Meta Financial Group.

Meta Financial Group trades as part of the financial services sector and is part of the banking industry. The company CEO is Bradley C. Hanson. Meta Financial Group Inc is a unitary savings and loan holding company. The Company is engaged in two core businesses namely, retail banking and Meta Payment Systems.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The CASH shares had a previous change of 1.20% which opened at 22.60 and closed at 22.86. It moved to an intraday high of 23.02 and a low of 22.40.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CASH shares returned -2.39% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -6.58%. Over three months, it changed -18.99%. In one year it has changed -22.92% and within that year its 52-week high was 39.32 and its 52-week low was 21.55. CASH stock is 6.08% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 31.92 and a 50 day moving average of 25.27. Right now, CASH stock is trading -28.39% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The company has a market cap of $900.8m with 39.4m shares outstanding and a float of 39.0m shares. Trading volume was 198,734 shares and has experienced an average volume of 258,550 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.


The last annual reported EPS for Meta Financial Group was 2.08 which ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 40.82. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.28. The trailing twelve month EPS is 2.20, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 10.39. Historically, the PE high was 40.82 and the PE low was 10.39. CASH stock has set a new PE low record!

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.24
06-30-2018:  0.34
03-31-2018:  1.22
12-31-2017:  0.28

The dividend per share is currently 0.20, which is a dividend yield of 0.87%. Also, the payout ratio is 9.09%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 38.11, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 40.01%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 4.00% of insider ownership and 38.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 0, which was 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.00.

I calculated the beta to be 1.06

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 8.76%, return on assets is 0.93%, profit margin is 15.24%, price-to-sales is 2.59 and price-to-book is 1.21.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 5  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 2  : Past Performance Result
 5  : Valuation Result
 4  : Dividend Safety Result
 4  : Overall Result

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