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USB : NYSE : Finance
$55.61 up 0.51 | 0.93%
Today's Range: 54.87 - 55.9199
Avg. Daily Volume: 6279800.0
02/16/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

U S BANCORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.68% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)6181.05805.0
EBITDA ($mil)3188.03179.0
EBIT ($mil)3188.03062.0
Net Income ($mil)1682.01478.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)19505.015843.0
Total Assets ($mil)462040.0445964.0
Total Debt ($mil)48910.047286.0
Equity ($mil)49040.047298.0

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin84.9486.89
EBITDA Margin51.5754.76
Operating Margin51.5852.75
Sales Turnover0.050.05
Return on Assets1.341.32
Return on Equity12.0911.85
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)1656.01696.91
Div / share0.30.28
Book value / share29.6127.87
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume6247656.05254845.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 17.13 for the Commercial Banks industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.11. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.78 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.08 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.34. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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USB 14.96 Peers 17.13   USB NA Peers 13.62

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

USB is trading at a discount to its peers.


Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
USB 11.97 Peers 13.01   USB 0.93 Peers 0.57

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

USB is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

USB trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
USB 1.78 Peers 1.34   USB 8.30 Peers 15.76

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

USB is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, USB is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
USB 3.63 Peers 2.95   USB 5.50 Peers 4.18

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

USB is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

USB has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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