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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.20
WBS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. WBS: 0.20 )
WBS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.2

0.05
0.85
Equity to Asset 0.10
WBS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. WBS: 0.10 )
WBS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.11
Current: 0.1

0.05
0.11
Interest Coverage 3.22
WBS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 1196 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. WBS: 3.22 )
WBS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 3.22
Current: 3.22

0.22
3.22
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.26
WACC vs ROIC
8.31%
4.46%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 34.81
WBS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1347 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 29.14 vs. WBS: 34.81 )
WBS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -80.32   Max: 39.57
Current: 34.81

-80.32
39.57
Net-margin (%) 23.61
WBS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1347 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 21.19 vs. WBS: 23.61 )
WBS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -67.18   Max: 26.69
Current: 23.61

-67.18
26.69
ROE (%) 8.64
WBS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1344 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. WBS: 8.64 )
WBS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -17.78   Max: 14.96
Current: 8.64

-17.78
14.96
ROA (%) 0.90
WBS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1351 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. WBS: 0.90 )
WBS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.85   Max: 1.21
Current: 0.9

-1.85
1.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 242.37
WBS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 75.43 vs. WBS: 242.37 )
WBS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -202.5   Max: 279.39
Current: 242.37

-202.5
279.39
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.30
WBS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WBS: 4.30 )
WBS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.5   Max: 12
Current: 4.3

-11.5
12
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.80
WBS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 984 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. WBS: 3.80 )
WBS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.6   Max: 29.7
Current: 3.8

-18.6
29.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
WBS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. WBS: 9.40 )
WBS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.3   Max: 48.3
Current: 9.4

-34.3
48.3
» WBS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

WBS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Richard Pzena 1,199,998 sh (+9.76%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 609,700 sh (+7.87%)
Bernard Horn 72,738 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
David Dreman 193,250 sh (-2.05%)
Ken Fisher 2,777,539 sh (-2.40%)
Jim Simons 288,731 sh (-40.18%)
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Q3 2014

WBS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Bernard Horn 117,738 sh (+61.87%)
Richard Pzena 1,475,682 sh (+22.97%)
David Dreman 195,844 sh (+1.34%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 611,400 sh (+0.28%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,768,040 sh (-0.34%)
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Q4 2014

WBS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

David Dreman 207,535 sh (+5.97%)
Bernard Horn 117,738 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 2,761,245 sh (-0.25%)
Richard Pzena 1,422,907 sh (-3.58%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 339,406 sh (-44.49%)
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Q1 2015

WBS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Zeke Ashton 60,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,500 sh (New)
James Barrow 99,549 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 1,655,063 sh (+16.32%)
David Dreman 224,815 sh (+8.33%)
Bernard Horn 117,738 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,705,915 sh (-2.00%)
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Preferred stocks of Webster Financial Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
WBSPRE25.354.73Deposit Shs Repr 1/1000th 6 2/5% Non-Cum Perp Pfd Series -E-
WSRFP1384.376.148 1/2 % Perp Conv Pfd Shs Series -A

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.80
WBS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WBS: 17.80 )
WBS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.57   Max: 61.08
Current: 17.8

10.57
61.08
Forward P/E 15.22
WBS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
89% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.48 vs. WBS: 15.22 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.10
WBS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1209 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. WBS: 18.10 )
WBS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.66   Max: 53.98
Current: 18.1

10.66
53.98
P/B 1.50
WBS's P/B is ranked lower than
91% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WBS: 1.50 )
WBS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.5

0.13
1.82
P/S 4.02
WBS's P/S is ranked lower than
92% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WBS: 4.02 )
WBS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.06
Current: 4.02

0.37
4.06
PFCF 14.10
WBS's PFCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. WBS: 14.10 )
WBS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 537.78
Current: 14.1

0.36
537.78
POCF 12.72
WBS's POCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. WBS: 12.72 )
WBS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 12.72

0.34
99999999.99
EV-to-EBIT 17.13
WBS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.37 vs. WBS: 17.13 )
WBS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -240.4   Max: 82.8
Current: 17.13

-240.4
82.8
Shiller P/E 33.40
WBS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
115% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. WBS: 33.40 )
WBS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.14   Max: 156.92
Current: 33.4

2.14
156.92
Days Sales Outstanding 131.64
WBS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
81% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 34.65 vs. WBS: 131.64 )
WBS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 29.81   Max: 198.82
Current: 131.64

29.81
198.82

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.22
WBS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
94% of the 1339 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. WBS: 2.22 )
WBS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 38.1
Current: 2.22

0.17
38.1
Dividend Payout 0.39
WBS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
72% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. WBS: 0.39 )
WBS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.39

0.03
1.59
Dividend growth (3y) 67.40
WBS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. WBS: 67.40 )
WBS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -67.5   Max: 139.6
Current: 67.4

-67.5
139.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 61.40
WBS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. WBS: 61.40 )
WBS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 4.74   Max: 1063.26
Current: 61.4

4.74
1063.26
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
WBS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 915 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. WBS: 0.40 )
WBS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.4   Max: -20.8
Current: 0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 2.10
WBS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
104% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WBS: 2.10 )
WBS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 6.56
Current: 2.1

0.33
6.56
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
WBS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
69% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. WBS: 0.80 )
WBS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.36
Current: 0.8

0.05
1.36
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
WBS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. WBS: 1.40 )
WBS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.62
Current: 1.4

0.19
1.62
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.80
WBS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. WBS: 0.80 )
WBS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 8.57
Current: 0.8

0.49
8.57
Price/Graham Number 1.20
WBS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
90% of the 1193 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. WBS: 1.20 )
WBS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.2

0.48
1.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
WBS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1334 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. WBS: 5.80 )
WBS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 7.6
Current: 5.8

1.2
7.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 32.49
WBS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 14.69 vs. WBS: 32.49 )
WBS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3   Max: 152.1
Current: 32.49

-3
152.1

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US
Compare:MTB, USB, PNC, PB, CFR » details
Traded in other countries:WSRFP.USA, WED.Germany,
Webster Financial Corporation was incorporated under the laws of Delaware in 1986. Webster is a bank holding and financial holding company. The Company, through Webster Bank and various non-banking financial services subsidiaries, delivers financial services to individuals, families and businesses throughout southern New England and into eastern New York State. The Company's operations are managed along four reportable operating segments consisting of Commercial, Retail, Consumer Finance and Other. It also offers equipment financing, commercial real estate lending, asset-based lending, health savings accounts and insurance premium financing on a regional or national basis. The Company provides business and consumer banking, mortgage lending, financial planning, trust and investment services through 169 banking offices, 309 owned ATMs, telephone banking, mobile banking and its Internet website. Through its HSA Bank division, Webster Bank offers health savings accounts on a nationwide basis. Webster's Commercial Banking segment includes middle market, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, equipment finance, and treasury and payment services, which includes government and institutional banking. Additionally, it serves as a referral source to Private Banking and Retail Banking. The Company's Retail Banking segment is focused on growing its customer base through the acquisition of new customer relationships and the retention and expansion of existing customer relationships. Retail Banking's distribution network provides convenience and easy access to Webster's products and services. Retail Banking includes the Business & Professional Banking division or B&P. The Company offers investment and securities-related services, including brokerage and investment advice that it had previously offered through its subsidiary. The Company's Consumer Finance offers lending solutions for consumers primarily in southern New England and Westchester County, New York. Products include; residential mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, unsecured personal loans as well as credit card options. Webster Bank concentrates on offering products including home equity loans and lines of credit, as well as second mortgages. The Company faces competition for deposits and loans throughout its market areas. Webster, Webster Bank and certain of its non-banking subsidiaries are subject to regulation under federal and state laws.
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