Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) is trading at a PE for 2018 of 10.6x with a yield of 1.7%. The business is growing well organically and has abundant capital. All this gives you three reasons to own SYF: nice value, growth and capital return (which might segue into a boost to growth).
Let’s start with the capital: CET1 ratio of nearly 18% at 3Q16 on a Basel III fully phased in basis. This gives investors strong potential for higher capital distribution or further growth, given that Synchrony can deploy this capital in the acquisition of credit portfolios. Management will receive pressure from analysts and investors over the capital level if distribution is not stepped up in my view.
The CET1 position aside, SFY is a strong growth story with double digit loan growth continuing at 3Q 2016, consistent with growth over the last two years:
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- [By Ashley Moore]
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- [By Lisa Levin]
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- [By Mark Balson]
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- [By Lee Jackson]
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- [By Chris Lange]
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