Associated Banc-Corp (ASB) Earnings Surprise by 8.50% in 9/29/2019: What Dose This Mean?

Associated Banc-Corp (ASB) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Philip B. Flynn Director; President and Chief Executive Officer of Company and Bank with 220,904 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Richard T. Lommen Independent Director, with 145,618 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 107,856 shares of ASB is Randall J. Erickson Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Company and Bank.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Associated Banc-Corp (ASB), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 15.72 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is BlackRock Fund Advisors with 13.59 million shares. In the third-place spot with 11.3 million shares is Dimensional Fund Advisors LP.

This company’s stock price was $21.35 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1022373. Compare that to its average daily volume of 992.25K. Given the fact that this stock has 161.57M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $3.45B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.21. Its Price to Sales ratio is 2.85, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 3.51, and its Price to Book ratio is 0.93.

ASB stock has achieved a 5-day range of $21.32 to $21.77, with a total performance of -1.70% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $20.76 to $21.88, generating a +3.54% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +10.97%, trading in the range of $18.68 to $21.88.

In the past 5 days, shares of ASB have made a new high 2 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 5 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 14 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.51. This is a 0.04 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.47, amounting to an earnings surprise of 8.50%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.49, making for an earnings surprise of 6.10%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.5, generating a 0.00% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $333.56 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $229.26 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $496.57 million for the year, compared to $458.37 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$65.85 million, compared to -$47.37 million, and Free Cash flow was $430.71 million compared to the prior year’s $411.0 million.

Associated Banc-Corp (ASB) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 2/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.21, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.12, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.95 and a Debt to EBITDA of 3.04. The Beneish M-Score is -2.47.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 4/10, thanks to a combination of things: a Net Margin of 28.2, a ROE of 8.54.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for ASB, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 1.46 and its Price to Median PS Value is 1.03. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for ASB is now 0.00, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 0.83.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for ASB is sitting at 0.00, while its Current Ratio is 0.00. This stock’s PB Ratio is 0.93, its PS Ratio is 2.85, its Forward PE Ratio is 11.29, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 10.73. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 21.38, its Price to Owner Earnings is 14.04, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 5.88 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 5.21.