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: £1.1 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 144,899,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 1,320.20
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 2,462.69
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 426.60 - GBX 3,402.27
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 5.36
  • P/E Growth: -2.37
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £1.15 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.95
  • Book Value: GBX 5.05 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.50
  • Dividend Yield: 11.0%
  • Net Margins: 10.82%
  • Return on Equity: 17.56%
  • Return on Assets: 4.70%
  • Average Volume: 1.64 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 announced a dividend on Tuesday, July 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be given a dividend of GBX 43.20 per share on Thursday, November 30th. This represents a yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 26th. The official announcement can be seen 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 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Provident Financial plc's shares. Their forecasts range from GBX 940 to GBX 3,430. On average, they expect Provident Financial plc's stock price to reach GBX 2,283.42 in the next twelve months. 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 756.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Provident Financial plc (LON PFG)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  247 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  384 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  631
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: 1 Sell Rating, 10 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.20)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 2,283.42

Analysts' Ratings History for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/31/2017Jefferies Group LLCDowngradeHoldGBX 3,478 -> GBX 940View Rating Details
8/30/2017Numis Securities LtdReiterated RatingBuyGBX 1,091View Rating Details
8/30/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
8/28/2017Shore CapitalReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/28/2017Peel HuntReiterated RatingUnder ReviewView Rating Details
8/23/2017Citigroup Inc.DowngradeNeutralView Rating Details
8/23/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeNeutralGBX 3,200 -> GBX 1,200View Rating Details
8/23/2017Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeNeutralView Rating Details
8/23/2017Barclays PLCDowngradeEqual WeightView Rating Details
7/26/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldGBX 2,200View Rating Details
7/24/2017Societe GeneraleReiterated RatingBuyGBX 3,110View 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 9/23/2015 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: $55.59 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
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)


Headline Trends for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)
Latest Headlines for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)
DateHeadline logoWhy I’d dump this battered turnaround stock to buy Provident Financial plc - September 22 at 12:34 PM logoInsider Buying: Provident Financial plc (PFG) Insider Acquires 18 Shares of Stock - September 15 at 1:22 PM logoUPDATE 2-Miners help Britain's FTSE score second monthly gain - Reuters - September 1 at 7:10 AM logoFTSE 100 ends higher as miners get China boost - MarketWatch - MarketWatch - September 1 at 7:09 AM logoNumis Securities Ltd Reiterates Buy Rating for Provident Financial plc (PFG) - August 30 at 10:34 PM logoProvident Financial plc (PFG) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - August 30 at 4:44 PM logoProvident Financial plc (PFG) Receives Buy Rating from Shore Capital - August 28 at 12:32 PM logoProvident Financial plc (PFG) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Peel Hunt - August 28 at 12:32 PM logoAre Provident Financial plc shares seeing a ‘dead cat bounce’? - August 28 at 3:53 AM logoOne Footsie dividend stock I’d buy before Provident Financial plc - August 27 at 5:44 AM logoProvident Financial Names Chris Gillespie As MD Of Home Credit Business - August 25 at 10:00 AM logoProvident Financial brings Chris Gillespie back - MarketWatch - August 25 at 10:00 AM logoFTSE 100 heads for 1.3% weekly gain as Draghi, Yellen prepare to speak - August 25 at 10:00 AM logoProvident Financial plc slumps 60% on dividend withdrawal - August 23 at 10:18 AM logoMedia stocks weigh on European shares as WPP sinks - August 23 at 10:18 AM logoIt's Not Just Provident, U.K. Dominates List of 2017 Stock Bombs - August 23 at 10:18 AM logoProvident Financial plc (PFG) Rating Reiterated by Peel Hunt - August 22 at 6:28 AM logoProvident Financial Now Sees Loss In CCD, Withdraws Dividend; CEO Resigns - August 22 at 5:22 AM logoProvident Financial Drops Most Ever After CEO Peter Crook Quits - August 22 at 5:22 AM logoProvident down 57% after another profit warning; CEO to leave - August 22 at 5:22 AM logoFTSE 100 led higher by miners as Provident plunges almost 60% - August 22 at 5:22 AM logoProvident Financial Plc : Neutral assessment on price but strong on fundamentals - August 17 at 6:47 AM logoProvident Financial Plc : Neutral assessment on price but strong on fundamentals - August 17 at 6:47 AM logoAndrew C. Fisher Buys 8 Shares of Provident Financial plc (PFG) Stock - August 15 at 1:40 PM logoETFs with exposure to Provident Financial Plc : August 14, 2017 - August 15 at 6:10 AM logoProvident Financial plc (LON:PFG) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - August 5 at 4:40 PM logoProvident Financial Plc :PFG-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended June 30, 2017 : July 29, 2017 - July 29 at 6:19 AM logoEdited Transcript of PFG.L earnings conference call or presentation 25-Jul-17 8:00am GMT - July 26 at 6:21 AM logoProvident Financial plc to Issue Dividend of GBX 43.20 (PFG) - July 25 at 3:00 PM logoProvident Financial H1 Profit Down - July 25 at 5:50 AM logoSubprime lender Provident Financial says H1 profit down 22.6 pct - July 25 at 5:50 AM logoProvident Financial profit drops 46% - July 25 at 5:49 AM logoKen Mullen Acquires 9 Shares of Provident Financial plc (PFG) Stock - July 17 at 4:30 PM logoProvident Financial plc (PFG) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday - July 17 at 5:34 AM logoProvident Financial plc (PFG) Now Covered by Berenberg Bank - July 16 at 12:27 PM logoProvident Financial plc (LON:PFG) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - July 11 at 5:30 PM logoLiberum Capital Lowers Provident Financial plc (PFG) Price Target to GBX 2,000 - July 3 at 4:01 PM logoNumis Securities Ltd Downgrades Provident Financial plc (PFG) to Sell - July 3 at 1:02 PM logoProvident Financial plc (PFG) Price Target Lowered to GBX 3,200 at J P Morgan Chase & Co - July 2 at 3:40 PM logoProvident Financial plc (PFG) Price Target Lowered to GBX 3,150 at Barclays PLC - July 2 at 9:36 AM logoProvident Financial plc (PFG) Cut to Sector Performer at Royal Bank Of Canada - June 26 at 7:52 AM logoGoldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) Cuts Provident Financial plc (PFG) Price Target to GBX 2,660 - June 25 at 7:36 AM logoCanaccord Genuity Reiterates Buy Rating for Provident Financial plc (PFG) - June 25 at 12:50 AM logoIs Neil Woodford dividend stock Provident Financial plc a buy after 16% slump? - June 22 at 5:05 AM logoSubprime lender Provident Financial hit by shortage of debt collectors - June 22 at 5:05 AM logoEuropean shares slide again, Provident Financial plummets - June 22 at 5:05 AM logoProvident Plunges Most on Record as Staff Cuts Disrupt Sales - June 22 at 5:05 AM logoReplacing Debt Collectors With Tech Goes Wrong at Provident - June 22 at 5:05 AM logo[$$] Fresh slide for oil prices unsettles stock markets - June 22 at 5:05 AM logoProvident Financial plc (PFG) Lowered to "Reduce" at Numis Securities Ltd - June 21 at 10:44 AM


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