Is Regions Financial Likely to Outperform?

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E = Equity to Debt Ratio Is Normal

The debt-to-equity ratio is better than average for the industry. The balance sheet is in negative territory, but cash flow is strong. Operating cash flow is over $2 billion.

Debt-To-Equity

Cash

Long-Term Debt

RF

0.55

$4.04 Billion

$6.22 Billion

IBKC

0.63

$623.07 Million

$429.30 Million

FNB

0.94

$367.59 Million

$294.51 Million

 

T = Technicals on the Stock Chart Are Strong

Regions Financial has outperformed smaller competitors IberiaBank Corp (NASDAQ:IBKC) and F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE:FNB) over the past year. However, Regions Financial only yields 0.50 percent whereas IberiaBank yields 2.60 percent, and F.N.B. Corporation yields 4.30 percent.

1 Month

Year-To-Date

1 Year

3 Year

RF

3.48%

4.21%

52.26%

12.63%

IBKC

4.13%

5.31%

-3.83%

0.96%

FNB

2.00%

5.46%

-5.93%

77.71%

 

At $7.43, Regions Financial is currently trading above all its averages.    

50-Day SMA

6.85

100-Day SMA

7.01

200-Day SMA

6.78

 

E = Earnings Have Been Weak

Earnings and revenue have been weak since 2008, but Regions Financial just reported much stronger results.

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Revenue ($)in billions

10.93

9.64

8.04

7.13

6.40

Diluted EPS ($)

1.76

-8.09

-1.27

-0.62

-0.34

 

We already know what happened this quarter. Now let’s take a look at previous quarters.

9/2011

12/2011

3/2012

6/2012

9/2012

Revenue ($)in billions

1.57

1.54

1.52

1.50

1.50

Diluted EPS ($)

0.08

-0.47

0.11

0.20

0.21

 

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