EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.. The EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which is 10.20%. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. is adding value for shareholders.



Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. is part of the banking industry and is in the financial services sector. The company CEO is Vila Torres Carlos. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA is an diversified financial group providing retail banking, wholesale banking, asset management and private banking services. Its activities are located in Spain, Mexico, South America, the United States and Turkey.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The BBVA shares had a previous change of 0.36% which opened at 5.63 and closed at 5.66. It moved to an intraday high of 5.67 and a low of 5.61.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, BBVA shares returned -0.53% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.35%. Over three months, it changed -10.70%. In one year it has changed -30.10% and within that year its 52-week high was 9.54 and its 52-week low was 5.43. BBVA stock is 4.24% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 6.86 and a 50 day moving average of 5.90. Right now, BBVA stock is trading -17.52% 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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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $37.7b with 6.7b shares outstanding and a float of 6.7b shares. Trading volume was 2,629,617 shares and has experienced an average volume of 4,349,063 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.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. was 0.58 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 9.76. The trailing twelve month EPS is 0.70, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 8.09. Historically, the PE high was 30.50 and the PE low was 8.09. BBVA stock has set a new PE low record!

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.28
06-30-2018:  0.21
03-31-2018:  0.01
12-31-2017:  0.20

The dividend per share is currently 0.23, which is a dividend yield of 4.06%. Also, the payout ratio is 32.87%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations. BBVA stock has a high dividend yield, but because the company has enough earnings to cover future dividends, it might be a good investment opportunity for an income portfolio.



Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 7.37, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 23.21%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 4,627,149, which was 0.07% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 1.01. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 0.95

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 8.72%, return on assets is 0.60%, profit margin is 17.77%, price-to-sales is 1.37 and price-to-book is 0.72.

Company Score Card:

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

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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