U.S. Bancorp Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (USB)
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- U S BANCORP has improved earnings per share by 7.0% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, U S BANCORP increased its bottom line by earning $2.84 versus $2.45 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.01 versus $2.84).
- The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Commercial Banks industry and the overall market, U S BANCORP's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- The gross profit margin for U S BANCORP is currently very high, coming in at 85.25%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 27.92% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 802.79% to $4,848.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, U S BANCORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 87.27%.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the Commercial Banks industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 4.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $1,415.00 million to $1,484.00 million.
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