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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.15
COF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. COF: 0.15 )
COF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.41
Current: 0.15

0.03
0.41
Equity to Asset 0.15
COF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 vs. COF: 0.15 )
COF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.17
Current: 0.15

0.1
0.17
Interest Coverage 4.16
COF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.03 vs. COF: 4.16 )
COF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 4.16
Current: 4.16

0.15
4.16
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.37
WACC vs ROIC
6.87%
5.83%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 28.93
COF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. COF: 28.93 )
COF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.19   Max: 30.37
Current: 28.93

4.19
30.37
Net-margin (%) 19.62
COF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.01 vs. COF: 19.62 )
COF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.33   Max: 19.97
Current: 19.62

-0.33
19.97
ROE (%) 10.00
COF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.42 vs. COF: 10.00 )
COF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.18   Max: 27.01
Current: 10

-0.18
27.01
ROA (%) 1.47
COF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. COF: 1.47 )
COF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.03   Max: 3.34
Current: 1.47

-0.03
3.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 174.65
COF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.26 vs. COF: 174.65 )
COF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.81   Max: 281.27
Current: 174.65

15.81
281.27
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.50
COF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. COF: 3.50 )
COF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.6   Max: 46.5
Current: 3.5

-7.6
46.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.30
COF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. COF: 10.30 )
COF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.7   Max: 49.8
Current: 10.3

-34.7
49.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.50
COF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 vs. COF: 2.50 )
COF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -72.5   Max: 268.9
Current: 2.5

-72.5
268.9
» COF's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

COF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Hussman 150,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 3,123 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 359,601 sh (+21.49%)
Lee Ainslie 3,255,257 sh (+13.61%)
Larry Robbins 904,800 sh (+7.87%)
John Buckingham 73,626 sh (+5.40%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 52,755 sh (+0.95%)
Leon Cooperman 1,620,155 sh (+0.70%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,240 sh (+0.07%)
Bill Nygren 3,753,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 46,807,942 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 46,709,425 sh (-0.21%)
James Barrow 21,445,410 sh (-0.76%)
David Dreman 2,878 sh (-4.32%)
Tom Gayner 178,000 sh (-5.02%)
NWQ Managers 2,106,942 sh (-5.98%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,245,633 sh (-6.68%)
Andreas Halvorsen 10,900,417 sh (-13.73%)
Jeremy Grantham 126,800 sh (-28.24%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,100 sh (-32.61%)
Louis Moore Bacon 775,650 sh (-71.27%)
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Q2 2014

COF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 8,000 sh (+158.06%)
David Dreman 3,733 sh (+29.71%)
Bill Nygren 3,793,000 sh (+1.07%)
John Buckingham 74,064 sh (+0.59%)
James Barrow 21,510,589 sh (+0.30%)
Steven Cohen 128,500 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Tom Gayner Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 4,233 sh (-0.17%)
Dodge & Cox 46,602,075 sh (-0.23%)
Pioneer Investments 3,076 sh (-1.50%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 4,893,734 sh (-6.71%)
Andreas Halvorsen 10,165,787 sh (-6.74%)
Jeremy Grantham 113,500 sh (-10.49%)
NWQ Managers 1,737,649 sh (-17.53%)
RS Investment Management 248,101 sh (-31.01%)
Leon Cooperman 497,714 sh (-69.28%)
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Q3 2014

COF Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 13,241 sh (New)
Jim Simons 177,299 sh (New)
Chris Davis 186,250 sh (New)
George Soros 260,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,969 sh (+162.11%)
Jeremy Grantham 174,300 sh (+53.57%)
Bill Nygren 4,113,000 sh (+8.44%)
John Buckingham 75,043 sh (+1.32%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,241 sh (+0.19%)
Pioneer Investments 2,670 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
David Dreman 3,720 sh (-0.35%)
Dodge & Cox 46,391,870 sh (-0.45%)
James Barrow 21,153,294 sh (-1.66%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 4,739,190 sh (-3.16%)
NWQ Managers 1,579,336 sh (-9.11%)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (-33.33%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,373,725 sh (-86.49%)
» More
Q4 2014

COF Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 3,302 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 695,000 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,701,815 sh (+63607.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 29,045 sh (+38.51%)
Jim Simons 239,199 sh (+34.91%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,613,425 sh (+17.45%)
David Dreman 3,785 sh (+1.75%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 4,777,973 sh (+0.82%)
John Buckingham 75,416 sh (+0.50%)
Dodge & Cox 46,449,361 sh (+0.12%)
Chris Davis 186,250 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 4,113,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 2,670 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
James Barrow 19,462,220 sh (-7.99%)
Jeremy Grantham 144,100 sh (-17.33%)
NWQ Managers 1,300,030 sh (-17.69%)
» More
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Preferred stocks of Capital One Financial Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
COFPRC25.884.386 1/4 % Non-Cum Perp Pfd Shs Series -C-
COFPRP25.465.96Non-Cum Perp Pfd Shs Series -B-
COFPRD27.002.09Deposit Shs Repr 1/40th 6 7/10 % Non-Cum Perp Pfd Shs Series -D-

Guru Investment Theses on Capital One Financial Corp

Dodge & Cox Comments on Capital One - Feb 10, 2014

Capital One (COF) (the Fund's largest position at 4.0%) is a consumer finance firm with credit card, auto lending, and banking businesses. The company has a strong franchise, attractive growth opportunities, and a disciplined management team with a solid track record and long-term focus. Capital One has grown market share while achieving high return on equity through its data analytics, which have led to sophisticated marketing and strong underwriting. Its acquisitions of ING Direct and HSBC's credit card portfolio appear to be strategically sound. While regulatory reform could force changes in business practices that could adversely affect the industry, we believe Capital One— trading at 11 times forward earnings—is an attractive long-term investment opportunity.





From Dodge & Cox's Stock Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 10.50
COF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.10 vs. COF: 10.50 )
COF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.29   Max: 70.53
Current: 10.5

5.29
70.53
Forward P/E 9.87
COF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. COF: 9.87 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 10.50
COF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
88% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.90 vs. COF: 10.50 )
COF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.14   Max: 128.12
Current: 10.5

5.14
128.12
P/B 0.98
COF's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. COF: 0.98 )
COF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.45
Current: 0.98

0.14
2.45
P/S 2.03
COF's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. COF: 2.03 )
COF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.38
Current: 2.03

0.25
2.38
PFCF 5.22
COF's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. COF: 5.22 )
COF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 9.88
Current: 5.22

0.91
9.88
POCF 4.94
COF's POCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. COF: 4.94 )
COF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 7.95
Current: 4.94

0.83
7.95
EV-to-EBIT 12.89
COF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 34.44 vs. COF: 12.89 )
COF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -59.1   Max: 55.8
Current: 12.89

-59.1
55.8
PEG 0.48
COF's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. COF: 0.48 )
COF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 13.22
Current: 0.48

0.36
13.22
Shiller P/E 13.76
COF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. COF: 13.76 )
COF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 21.93
Current: 13.76

1.66
21.93
Days Sales Outstanding 17.44
COF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 224.45 vs. COF: 17.44 )
COF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 220.9
Current: 17.44

2.11
220.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.49
COF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
59% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. COF: 1.49 )
COF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 18.05
Current: 1.49

0.12
18.05
Dividend Payout 0.16
COF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
91% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. COF: 0.16 )
COF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.16

0.01
0.71
Dividend growth (3y) 81.70
COF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. COF: 81.70 )
COF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -48.9   Max: 141.1
Current: 81.7

-48.9
141.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.28
COF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. COF: 5.28 )
COF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 63.49
Current: 5.28

0.42
63.49
Share Buyback Rate -7.30
COF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. COF: -7.30 )
COF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -1.1   Max: -16.8
Current: -7.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.41
COF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. COF: 1.41 )
COF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 7.84
Current: 1.41

0.46
7.84
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.31
COF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. COF: 0.31 )
COF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.71
Current: 0.31

0.19
1.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.28
COF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. COF: 1.28 )
COF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.29
Current: 1.28

0.52
2.29
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.81
COF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. COF: 0.81 )
COF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.2
Current: 0.81

0.3
1.2
Price/Graham Number 0.81
COF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. COF: 0.81 )
COF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.85
Current: 0.81

0.57
2.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.80
COF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. COF: 7.80 )
COF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 13
Current: 7.8

1.8
13
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 32.82
COF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Credit Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.00 vs. COF: 32.82 )
COF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 16.5   Max: 158.8
Current: 32.82

16.5
158.8

Business Description

Industry: Credit Services » Credit Services
Compare:V, MA, TCAP, DFS, RDCRL » details
Traded in other countries:CFX.Germany, COF.Mexico,
Capital One Financial Corp is a a Delaware Corporation established in 1995. It is a diversified financial services company who's banking and non-banking subsidiaries market a variety of financial products and services. The Company offers its products throughout the United States. It also offers its products outside of the United States through Capital One Bank (Europe) plc, an indirect subsidiary of COBNA organized and located in the United Kingdom and through a branch of COBNA in Canada. The Company's U.K. Bank has authority, among other things, to accept deposits and provide credit card and installment loans. The Company's branch of COBNA in Canada has the authority to provide credit card loans. The Company focuses on consumer and commercial lending and deposit taking. The Company's business segments are Credit Card, Commercial Banking and Consumer Banking. Credit Card includes the Company's domestic consumer and small business card lending, domestic national small business lending, national closed end installment lending and the international card lending businesses in Canada and the United Kingdom. Commercial Banking includes the Company's lending, deposit gathering and treasury management services to commercial real estate and middle market customers. The Commercial segment also includes the financial results of a national portfolio of small ticket commercial real estate loans that are in run-off mode. Consumer Banking includes the Company's branch based lending and deposit gathering activities for small business customers as well as its branch based consumer deposit gathering and lending activities, national deposit gathering, consumer mortgage lending and servicing activities and national automobile lending. The Company competes with national and state banks for deposits, commercial loans and trust accounts and with savings and loan associations and credit unions for loans and deposits. It also competes with other financial services providers for loans, deposits and other services and products. The Company is a bank holding company under Section 3 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended and is subject to the requirements of the BHC Act, including its capital adequacy standards and limitations on the Company's nonbanking activities.
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