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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.08
PFS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 1272 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PFS: 0.08 )
PFS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.08

0.05
0.55
Equity to Asset 0.14
PFS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
86% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. PFS: 0.14 )
PFS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.19
Current: 0.14

0.08
0.19
Interest Coverage 2.88
PFS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
84% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. PFS: 2.88 )
PFS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.88
Current: 2.88

0.34
2.88
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.24
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 40.71
PFS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 30.05 vs. PFS: 40.71 )
PFS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -54.04   Max: 40.77
Current: 40.71

-54.04
40.77
Net-margin (%) 27.11
PFS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1570 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 20.57 vs. PFS: 27.11 )
PFS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -57.34   Max: 27.77
Current: 27.11

-57.34
27.77
ROE (%) 6.98
PFS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1554 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. PFS: 6.98 )
PFS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.77   Max: 8.24
Current: 6.98

-13.77
8.24
ROA (%) 0.94
PFS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. PFS: 0.94 )
PFS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.78   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.94

-1.78
0.97
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 159.37
PFS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1437 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 78.30 vs. PFS: 159.37 )
PFS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -150.52   Max: 159.37
Current: 159.37

-150.52
159.37
Revenue Growth (%) 2.20
PFS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PFS: 2.20 )
PFS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 9.7
Current: 2.2

0
9.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.70
PFS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. PFS: 13.70 )
PFS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 22
Current: 13.7

0
22
EPS Growth (%) 11.80
PFS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. PFS: 11.80 )
PFS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 39.6
Current: 11.8

0
39.6
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

PFS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 12,046 sh (New)
Jim Simons 78,286 sh (+173.73%)
John Keeley 1,377,500 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

PFS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 104,000 sh (+32.85%)
John Keeley 1,412,500 sh (+2.54%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q3 2013

PFS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 24,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 208,663 sh (+100.64%)
John Keeley 1,548,500 sh (+9.63%)
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Q4 2013

PFS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Keeley 1,598,500 sh (+3.23%)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,713 sh (-0.35%)
Jim Simons 94,823 sh (-54.56%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 14.40
PFS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 13.60 vs. PFS: 14.40 )
PFS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.15   Max: 690
Current: 14.4

11.15
690
P/B 1.00
PFS's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PFS: 1.00 )
PFS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.53
Current: 1

0.54
1.53
P/S 3.90
PFS's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 1638 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. PFS: 3.90 )
PFS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 16.3
Current: 3.9

2.22
16.3
PFCF 10.90
PFS's PFCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. PFS: 10.90 )
PFS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.94   Max: 295.71
Current: 10.9

3.94
295.71
EV-to-EBIT 20.40
PFS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 1447 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 15.51 vs. PFS: 20.40 )
PFS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.9   Max: 630.8
Current: 20.4

15.9
630.8
PEG 3.00
PFS's PEG is ranked lower than
55% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PFS: 3.00 )
PFS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 6.46
Current: 3

0.94
6.46
Shiller P/E 37.80
PFS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 16.71 vs. PFS: 37.80 )
PFS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.31   Max: 46.61
Current: 37.8

12.31
46.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.30
PFS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. PFS: 3.30 )
PFS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 5.4
Current: 3.3

0.19
5.4
Dividend Payout 0.46
PFS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
51% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. PFS: 0.46 )
PFS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.46

0.3
0.67
Dividend growth (3y) 8.40
PFS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. PFS: 8.40 )
PFS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 40.7
Current: 8.4

0
40.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.52
PFS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. PFS: 4.52 )
PFS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 7.4
Current: 4.52

0.26
7.4
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
PFS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. PFS: -0.50 )
PFS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -2.1
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.60
PFS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PFS: 1.60 )
PFS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 2.09
Current: 1.6

1.21
2.09
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.70
PFS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
59% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. PFS: 0.70 )
PFS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.74
Current: 0.7

0.43
0.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
PFS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PFS: 1.00 )
PFS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.73
Current: 1

0.68
1.73
Price/Graham Number 1.00
PFS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
60% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. PFS: 1.00 )
PFS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 2.01
Current: 1

0.92
2.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
PFS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1411 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. PFS: 4.90 )
PFS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 6.3
Current: 4.9

0.2
6.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.86
PFS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Savings & Cooperative Banks industry.

( Industry Median: 14.77 vs. PFS: 5.86 )
PFS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 33.5
Current: 5.86

5.7
33.5

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Savings & Cooperative Banks
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Provident Financial Services, Inc., is a Delaware corporation which, on January 15, 2003, became the holding company for The Provident Bank (the 'Bank'), following the completion of the conversion of the Bank to a stock chartered savings bank. The Company conducts its business through the Bank, which is a community- and customer-oriented bank currently operating 82 full-service branches in ten counties throughout northern and central New Jersey. It provides a range of banking services to individual and business customers through branch offices in New Jersey. Originally established in 1839, the Bank is a New Jersey-chartered capital stock savings bank. It emphasizes personal service and customer convenience in serving the financial needs of the individuals, families and businesses residing in its markets. The Bank attracts deposits from the general public in the areas surrounding its banking offices and uses those funds, together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, to originate commercial real estate loans, residential mortgage loans, commercial business loans and consumer loans. The Bank also invests in mortgage-backed securities and other permissible investments. The Bank originates commercial real estate loans that are secured by income-producing properties such as multi-family residences, office buildings, and retail and industrial properties. It provides construction loans for both single family and condominium projects intended for sale and projects that would be retained as investments by the borrower. It originates consumer loans that are secured, in most cases, by a borrower's assets. Home equity loans and home equity lines of credit that are mainly secured by a second mortgage lien on the borrower's residence comprise the largest category of the Bank's consumer loan portfolio. Commercial loans are loans to businesses of varying size and type within the Bank's market. The Bank lends to established businesses, and the loans are generally secured by business assets such as equipment, receivables, inventory, real estate or marketable securities. At December 31, 2012, the Bank operated a network of 78 full-service banking offices throughout eleven counties in northern and central New Jersey, comprised of 14 offices in Hudson County, three in Bergen, seven in Essex, one in Mercer, 22 in Middlesex, nine in Monmouth, 10 in Morris, four in Ocean, one in Passaic, four in Somerset and three in Union Counties. The Bank also maintains The Provident Loan Center in Woodbridge, New Jersey as well as a satellite Loan Production office in Convent Station, New Jersey. The Bank's lending activities, though concentrated in the communities surrounding its offices, extend predominantly throughout the State of New Jersey. The Bank faces intense competition both in originating loans and attracting deposits. Its direct competition for deposits has come from the several commercial banks and savings banks in the market area, especi

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