For today’s bulletin, we take a look at Citigroup $C and provide a link to download a copy of our latest stock report on the banking giant.
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Citigroup Inc. (C) is a global financial services company. It provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services and wealth management. The Company also offers various wholesale banking products and services, including fixed income and equity sales and trading, foreign exchange, prime brokerage, and equity and fixed income research services. Citigroup Inc. is based in New York.
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Citigroup reported results today and while they were better than last year, there were still some troubling signs at the banking giant. Citigroup reported net income for the fourth quarter 2018 of $4.3 billion, or $1.64 per diluted share, on revenues of $17.1 billion. This compared to a net loss of $18.9 billion, or $7.38 per diluted share, on revenues of $17.5 billion for the fourth quarter 2017.
Excluding the one-time impact of Tax Reform in both the current and the prior-year periods, net income of $4.2 billion increased 14%, primarily driven by a reduction in expenses, lower cost of credit and a lower effective tax rate, partially offset by lower revenues. On this basis, earnings per share of $1.61 increased 26% from $1.28 per diluted share in the prior-year period, driven by the growth in net income and an 8% reduction in average diluted shares outstanding.
For the full year 2018, Citigroup reported net income of $18.0 billion on revenues of $72.9 billion, compared to a net loss of $6.8 billion on revenues of $72.4 billion for the full year 2017. Excluding the one-time impact of Tax Reform, Citigroup net income of $18.0 billion increased 14% compared to the prior year.
VALUENGINE RECOMMENDATION: ValuEngine continues its SELL recommendation on Citigroup Inc. for 2019-01-11. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that Citigroup Inc. has the probability to UNDERPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits UNATTRACTIVE Momentum and Earnings Growth Rate.
You can download a free copy of our summary report on Citigroup (C) from the link below.
|Valuation & Rankings|
|Valuation||15.43% undervalued||Valuation Rank(?)||49|
|1-M Forecast Return||-0.35%||1-M Forecast Return Rank||24|
|12-M Return||-23.07%||Momentum Rank(?)||29|
|Sharpe Ratio||0.01||Sharpe Ratio Rank(?)||64|
|5-Y Avg Annual Return||0.30%||5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank||65|
|Expected EPS Growth||12.17%||EPS Growth Rank(?)||45|
|Market Cap (billions)||248.75||Size Rank||100|
|Trailing P/E Ratio||10.61||Trailing P/E Rank(?)||82|
|Forward P/E Ratio||9.46||Forward P/E Ratio Rank||71|
|PEG Ratio||0.87||PEG Ratio Rank||42|
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