Which Way Is Citigroup Heading?

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E = Equity to Debt Ratio Is Weak

The debt-to-equity ratio for Citigroup is weak. This has become commonplace for the big banks, which is disappointing. However, the balance sheet is in positive territory.  

Debt-To-Equity

Cash

Long-Term Debt

C

2.89

$798.78 Billion

$604.52 Billion

BAC

2.50

$567.49 Billion

$286.53 Billion

JPM

2.80

$921.86 Billion

$275.66 Billion

 

T = Technicals on the Stock Chart Are Strong

The stock might be taking a hit today, but the past year has been superb. Over a three-year timeframe, Citigroup has also outperformed Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM).

1 Month

Year-To-Date

1 Year

3 Year

C

5.31%

4.22%

46.31%

20.81%

BAC

2.77%

-2.63%

75.31%

-29.59%

JPM

7.73%

6.53%

37.18%

13.25%

 

At $41.17, Citigroup is currently trading above all its averages.   

50-Day SMA

38.12

100-Day SMA

35.99

200-Day SMA

32.55

 

E = Earnings Have Been Steady

Annual earnings have been improving since 2008. While today’s report isn’t a great one, it would seem as though the company is heading in the right direction.

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Revenue ($)in billions

153.26

104.35

108.19

111.70

102.59

Diluted EPS ($)

6.70

-56.30

-7.99

3.54

3.63

 

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

26.86

22.89

25.00

24.08

18.97

Diluted EPS ($)

1.23

0.32

0.95

0.95

0.15

 

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