Provident Financial plc Company Profile (LON:PFG)

About Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)

Provident Financial plc logoProvident Financial plc is a United Kingdom-based non-standard lender. The Company's divisions include Vanquis Bank Limited (Vanquis Bank), Consumer Credit Division (CCD) and Moneybarn. Its segments include Vanquis Bank, CCD, Moneybarn and Central. The Company serves non-standard credit customers with a range of products from credit cards and car finance, to home credit and online unsecured, and guarantor loans. Vanquis Bank is engaged in the provision of credit cards. CCD is engaged in home credit business in the United Kingdom and Ireland. CCD includes Provident, which offers home credit loans; Satsuma, which is an online instalment loan product, and glo, which is a guarantor loans product. Moneybarn is engaged in the provision of vehicle finance. Its subsidiaries within CCD are Provident Financial Management Services Limited, Provident Personal Credit Limited and Greenwood Personal Credit Limited. Its Central segment includes its subsidiary, Central Provident Investments plc.

Industry, Sector and Symbol: Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £1.35 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 144,899,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 828.73
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 2,132.91
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 426.60 - GBX 3,284
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 6.63
  • P/E Growth: -1.86
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £1.15 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.17
  • Book Value: GBX 5.05 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.84
  • Dividend Yield: 11.0%
  • Net Margins: 10.82%
  • Return on Equity: 17.56%
  • Return on Assets: 4.70%
  • Average Volume: 2.23 million shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)

What is Provident Financial plc's stock symbol?

Provident Financial plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "PFG."

How often does Provident Financial plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Provident Financial plc?

Provident Financial plc declared a dividend on Tuesday, July 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be paid a dividend of GBX 43.20 per share on Thursday, November 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Provident Financial plc's Dividend History.

Where is Provident Financial plc's stock going? Where will Provident Financial plc's stock price be in 2017?

15 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Provident Financial plc's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 483 to GBX 3,430. On average, they expect Provident Financial plc's stock price to reach GBX 1,596.31 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Provident Financial plc.

Who are some of Provident Financial plc's key competitors?

Who are Provident Financial plc's key executives?

Provident Financial plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Peter Crook, Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Andrew C. Fisher, Finance Director, Executive Director
  • Kenneth J. Mullen, General Counsel, Company Secretary
  • Mark Stevens, Managing Director - Consumer Credit Division
  • Manjit Wolstenholme, Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Robert William Anderson, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Andrea Blance, Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Malcolm J. Le May, Senior Non-Executive Independent Director
  • David Valentine James Sear, Independent Non-Executive Director

How do I buy Provident Financial plc stock?

Shares of Provident Financial plc and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is Provident Financial plc's stock price today?

One share of Provident Financial plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 929.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Provident Financial plc (LON PFG)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  261 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  399 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  660
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Provident Financial plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.13)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 1,596.31
Consensus Price Target History for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)
Price Target History for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)
Analysts' Ratings History for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/18/2017Jefferies Group LLCLower Price TargetHoldGBX 915View Rating Details
10/16/2017Societe GeneraleReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,300View Rating Details
10/16/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 1,200View Rating Details
10/15/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,150View Rating Details
10/13/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,000View Rating Details
10/13/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingHoldGBX 870View Rating Details
10/12/2017Liberum CapitalLower Price TargetSellGBX 483View Rating Details
10/11/2017Barclays PLCDowngradeUnderweightGBX 584View Rating Details
8/23/2017Citigroup Inc.DowngradeNeutralView Rating Details
8/23/2017Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeNeutralView Rating Details
7/26/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldGBX 2,200View Rating Details
7/14/2017Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageHoldGBX 2,310View Rating Details
6/26/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeSector PerformerGBX 3,400 -> GBX 2,650View Rating Details
6/22/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyGBX 3,430View Rating Details
6/22/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetNeutralGBX 3,140 -> GBX 2,660View Rating Details
10/14/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)
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Earnings Estimates for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $55.18 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Provident Financial plc (LON PFG)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/25/2017GBX 43.202%10/26/201710/26/201711/30/2017
2/28/2017GBX 91.403.13%5/18/20175/18/20176/23/2017
7/26/2016GBX 43.201.57%10/27/201610/27/201611/25/2016
2/23/2016GBX 80.902.48%5/19/20165/19/20166/24/2016
7/28/2015GBX 39.201.31%10/29/201510/29/201511/27/2015
2/24/2015GBX 63.902.29%5/21/20155/21/20156/19/2015
7/23/2014GBX 34.101.63%10/30/201410/30/201411/28/2014
2/25/2014GBX 542.87%5/21/20145/21/20146/20/2014
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/16/2017Andrew C FisherInsiderBuy16GBX 932£149.12
9/14/2017Ken MullenInsiderBuy18GBX 831£149.58
8/14/2017Andrew C FisherInsiderBuy8GBX 1,964£157.12
7/14/2017Ken MullenInsiderBuy9GBX 2,273£204.57
6/15/2017Andrew C FisherInsiderBuy7GBX 2,975£208.25
5/15/2017Andrew C FisherInsiderBuy5GBX 3,163£158.15
4/19/2017Ken MullenInsiderBuy4GBX 3,098£123.92
4/12/2017Ken MullenInsiderSell7,522GBX 3,106£233,633.32
3/15/2017Andrew C FisherInsiderBuy5GBX 2,956£147.80
2/14/2017Ken MullenInsiderBuy6GBX 2,789£167.34
1/16/2017Ken MullenInsiderBuy5GBX 2,868£143.40
12/16/2016Peter CrookInsiderBuy6GBX 2,740£164.40
12/1/2016Andrew C FisherInsiderSell689GBX 2,866£19,746.74
11/14/2016Ken MullenInsiderBuy6GBX 2,806£168.36
10/14/2016Ken MullenInsiderBuy5GBX 3,029£151.45
9/14/2016Fisher,Andrew CInsiderBuy5GBX 2,931£146.55
8/15/2016Fisher,Andrew CInsiderBuy6GBX 2,833£169.98
7/14/2016Crook,PeterInsiderBuy5GBX 2,595£129.75
6/28/2016Crook,PeterInsiderBuy25,000GBX 2,280£570,000
6/14/2016Fisher,Andrew CInsiderBuy6GBX 2,646£158.76
5/16/2016Fisher,Andrew CInsiderBuy6GBX 2,792£167.52
5/12/2016Fisher,Andrew CInsiderSell30,503GBX 2,789£850,728.67
4/14/2016Mullen,KenInsiderBuy5GBX 3,064£153.20
3/14/2016Fisher,Andrew CInsiderBuy5GBX 3,043£152.15
3/4/2016Crook,PeterInsiderSell98,165GBX 3,265£3,205,087.25
3/2/2016Crook,PeterInsiderBuy51,108GBX 3,249£1,660,498.92
2/15/2016Fisher,Andrew CInsiderBuy5GBX 3,115£155.75
1/14/2016Mullen,KenInsiderBuy5GBX 3,073£153.65
12/14/2015Fisher,Andrew CInsiderBuy5GBX 3,289£164.45
11/27/2015Anderson,RobInsiderBuy44GBX 3,605£1,586.20
11/16/2015Mullen,KenInsiderBuy4GBX 3,539£141.56
10/16/2015Crook,PeterInsiderBuy4GBX 3,100£124
9/16/2015Crook,PeterInsiderBuy4GBX 3,054£122.16
8/18/2015Fisher,Andrew CInsiderBuy5GBX 2,988£149.40
7/16/2015Crook,PeterInsiderBuy4GBX 2,937£117.48
4/2/2015Ken MullenInsiderSell23,467GBX 2,730.45£640,754.70
4/1/2015Andrew C FisherInsiderSell145,141GBX 2,715.36£3,941,100.66
2/27/2015Ken MullenInsiderBuy2,934GBX 2,726£79,980.84
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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This page was last updated on 10/23/2017 by Staff

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