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Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) PS Ratio

: 1.41 (As of Today)
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The PS Ratio, or Price-to-Sales ratio, or Price/Sales, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Revenue per Share. As of today, Capital One Financial's share price is $135.52. Capital One Financial's Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2023 was $95.95. Hence, Capital One Financial's PS Ratio for today is 1.41.

Warning Sign:

Capital One Financial Corp stock PS Ratio (=1.43) is close to 1-year high of 1.47

The historical rank and industry rank for Capital One Financial's PS Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

COF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69   Med: 1.65   Max: 2.78
Current: 1.41

During the past 13 years, Capital One Financial's highest PS Ratio was 2.78. The lowest was 0.69. And the median was 1.65.

COF's PS Ratio is ranked better than
74.57% of 523 companies
in the Credit Services industry
Industry Median: 3.35 vs COF: 1.41

Capital One Financial's Revenue per Sharefor the three months ended in Sep. 2023 was $24.44. Its Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2023 was $95.95.

Good Sign:

Capital One Financial Corp has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

During the past 12 months, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate of Capital One Financial was 14.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 12.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 8.30% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 8.40% per year.

During the past 13 years, Capital One Financial's highest 3-Year average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 46.50% per year. The lowest was -7.60% per year. And the median was 6.75% per year.

Back to Basics: PS Ratio


Capital One Financial PS Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Capital One Financial's PS Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Capital One Financial Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
PS Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.69 1.59 2.12 1.07 1.37

Capital One Financial Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
PS Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.07 1.06 1.17 1.02 -

Competitive Comparison

For the Credit Services subindustry, Capital One Financial's PS Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PS Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Capital One Financial PS Ratio Distribution

For the Credit Services industry and Financial Services sector, Capital One Financial's PS Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Capital One Financial's PS Ratio falls into.



Capital One Financial PS Ratio Calculation

The PS Ratio, or Price-to-Sales ratio, or Price/Sales, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Revenue per Share. It is a ratio widely used to value stocks and it was first used by Ken Fisher.

Capital One Financial's PS Ratio for today is calculated as

PS Ratio=Share Price/Revenue per Share (TTM)
=135.52/95.952
=1.41

Capital One Financial's Share Price of today is $135.52.
Capital One Financial's Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2023 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $95.95.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

PS Ratio=Market Cap/Revenue

The Revenue here is for the trailing 12 months.


Capital One Financial  (NYSE:COF) PS Ratio Explanation

The PS Ratio is an excellent valuation indicator if you want to compare a stock with its historical valuation or with the stocks in the same industry. The PS Ratio works especially well when you want to compare the stock's current valuation with its historical valuation. The PS Ratio is a great valuation tool for evaluating cyclical businesses where the PE Ratio works poorly. It works the best when comparing the current valuation with the historical valuation because over time, a company's profit margin tends to revert to the mean.

When the PS Ratio is applied to the whole stock market, it can be used to evaluate the current market valuation and projected returns. In this case, the price is the total market cap of all stocks that are traded, and sales are the GDP of the country. This is how Warren Buffett estimates the broad market valuation and project future returns.

Similar to the PE Ratio or Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow , the PS Ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from the PB Ratio , which measures the valuation based on the company's balance sheet.


Be Aware

The PS Ratio does not tell you how cheap or expensive the stock is. It cannot be used to compare companies in different industries. It works better for companies within the same industry because these companies tend to have similar capital structures and profit margins. It works the best when comparing a company with itself in the past.


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Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) Business Description

Address
1680 Capital One Drive, McLean, VA, USA, 22102
Capital One is a diversified financial services holding company headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Originally a spinoff of Signet Financial's credit card division in 1994, the company is now primarily involved in credit card lending, auto loans, and commercial lending.
Executives
Laprade,iii Frank G. officer: Chief Enterprise Srvcs Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Robert M. Alexander officer: Chief Information Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Ann F Hackett director
Richard D Fairbank director, officer: Chairman, CEO and President 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Kara West officer: Chief Audit Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Kevin S. Borgmann officer: Chief Risk Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Mark Daniel Mouadeb officer: President, U.S. Card 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Neal Blinde officer: EC, Commercial Banking 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Timothy P Golden officer: Controller 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Michael Zamsky officer: Chief Consumer Credit Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Ravi Raghu officer: Pres, Software, Intl & Sm Bus 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Sheldon Hall officer: Chief Risk Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Kaitlin Haggerty officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Peter E Raskind director NATIONAL CITY CORP, 1900 EAST NINTH STREET, CLEVELAND OH 44114-3484
Matthew W Cooper officer: General Counsel 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102