Meta Financial Group Company Profile (NASDAQ:CASH)

About Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)

Meta Financial Group logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. is a unitary savings and loan holding company. The Company operates through its banking subsidiary, MetaBank (the Bank). Its segments include Payments, Banking, and Corporate Services/Other. MetaBank is both a community-oriented financial institution offering a range of financial services to meet the needs of the communities it serves and a payments company providing services on a nationwide basis. It operates in both the banking and payments industries through MetaBank, its retail banking operation; Meta Payment Systems (MPS), its electronic payments division; AFS/IBEX Financial Services Inc. (AFS/IBEX), its insurance premium financing division, and Refund Advantage, EPS Financial, LLC (EPS) Financial and Specialty Consumer Services, its tax-related financial solutions divisions.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Retail & Mortgage Banks
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:CASH
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $682.01 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 9,349,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $71.08
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $83.36
  • 52 Week Range: $59.52 - $106.90
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 13.45
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.48
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $238.92 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.85
  • Book Value: $46.01 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.59
  • Annual Dividend: $0.52
  • Dividend Yield: 0.7%
  • Net Margins: 18.74%
  • Return on Equity: 16.60%
  • Return on Assets: 1.58%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.22%
  • Current Ratio: 0.37%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.37%
  • Average Volume: 110,625 shs.
  • Beta: 0.88
  • Short Ratio: 2.25

Frequently Asked Questions for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)

What is Meta Financial Group's stock symbol?

Meta Financial Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CASH."

How often does Meta Financial Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Meta Financial Group?

Meta Financial Group announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share on Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. View Meta Financial Group's Dividend History.

How were Meta Financial Group's earnings last quarter?

Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July, 25th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.18. Meta Financial Group had a return on equity of 16.60% and a net margin of 18.74%. View Meta Financial Group's Earnings History.

When will Meta Financial Group make its next earnings announcement?

Meta Financial Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October, 23rd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Meta Financial Group.

Where is Meta Financial Group's stock going? Where will Meta Financial Group's stock price be in 2017?

2 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Meta Financial Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $95.00 to $121.00. On average, they expect Meta Financial Group's stock price to reach $108.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Meta Financial Group.

What are analysts saying about Meta Financial Group stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Meta Financial Group stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Meta Financial Group, Inc. is the holding company for federally chartered savings bank MetaBank, Member FDIC. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D., MetaBank operates in both the Banking and Payments industries: MetaBank, its retail banking division; Meta Payment Systems, its electronic payments division; AFS/IBEX, its insurance premium finance division; and Refund Advantage, its tax refund-transfer software division. The synergies among the four provide a unique business model for the company. " (7/28/2017)
  • 2. FBR & Co analysts commented, "Meta reported 1Q17 EPS of $0.14. Excluding securities losses, merger expenses, and direct tax season startup costs, we peg core at $0.38 per share. Our core earnings number includes $1.2M, or $0.08 per share, of noncash stock-related compensation, which we include to be consistent with other banks. Results were modestly below our estimate of $0.42 per share due to lower-than-expected NII as a result of higher cash balances and wholesale borrowings in anticipation of greater tax-related lending during the March 2017 quarter. Weaker-than-expected NII was partly offset by higher fees and lower-than-expected expenses. Results were also marked by a decline in tangible book value due to lower investment securities values. Despite the decline in capital on a GAAP basis, Meta remains well capitalized from a regulatory perspective to support strong balance sheet growth from its tax refund business for the March 2017 quarter. We believe the sell-off creates a buying opportunity and reiterate our Outperform rating as our outlook for Meta’s earnings growth is unchanged. Our 2017 and 2018 EPS estimates are unchanged at $6.80 and $8.60, respectively." (2/1/2017)

Who are some of Meta Financial Group's key competitors?

Who are Meta Financial Group's key executives?

Meta Financial Group's management team includes the folowing people:

  • J. Tyler Haahr, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company and MetaBank
  • Bradley C. Hanson, President of the Company and the MetaBank, Director
  • Frederick V. Moore, Lead Independent Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Glen W. Herrick, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Cynthia M. Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Sonja Anne Theisen, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Douglas J. Hajek, Independent Director
  • Elizabeth G. Hoople, Independent Director
  • Becky S. Shulman, Independent Director
  • Kendall E. Stork, Independent Director

Who owns Meta Financial Group stock?

Meta Financial Group's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.67%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.08%), Patriot Financial Partners GP LP (3.71%), Ashford Capital Management Inc. (3.04%), Thrivent Financial For Lutherans (2.53%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.71%). Company insiders that own Meta Financial Group stock include Bradley C Hanson, Douglas J Hajek, Elizabeth G Hoople, Frederick V Moore, Ira Duane Frericks, J Tyler Haahr, Kendall E Stork and Troy Moore III. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Meta Financial Group.

Who sold Meta Financial Group stock? Who is selling Meta Financial Group stock?

Meta Financial Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hennessy Advisors Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Nordea Investment Management AB, Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC., Nationwide Fund Advisors and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold Meta Financial Group stock in the last year include Bradley C Hanson, Douglas J Hajek and J Tyler Haahr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Meta Financial Group.

Who bought Meta Financial Group stock? Who is buying Meta Financial Group stock?

Meta Financial Group's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Northpointe Capital LLC, Boston Advisors LLC, William Blair Investment Management LLC, Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC, Legato Capital Management LLC, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Systematic Financial Management LP and GSA Capital Partners LLP. Company insiders that have bought Meta Financial Group stock in the last two years include Elizabeth G Hoople and Kendall E Stork. View Insider Buying and Selling for Meta Financial Group.

How do I buy Meta Financial Group stock?

Shares of Meta Financial Group can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Meta Financial Group's stock price today?

One share of Meta Financial Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $72.95.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ CASH)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  93 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  94 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  187
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Meta Financial Group 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 Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $108.00 (48.05% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/28/2017FBR & CoDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$95.00HighView Rating Details
7/27/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$121.00HighView Rating Details
10/13/2015Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/21/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)
Earnings by Quarter for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)
Earnings History by Quarter for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ CASH)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/23/2017($0.14)N/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2017Q2 2017$3.96$4.11$118.38 million$116.14 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2016Q4$0.73$1.03$39.00 million$39.12 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2016Q3$0.86$1.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q2$1.61$1.68$45.10 million$60.84 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2015Q4$0.70$0.78$30.80 million$30.81 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q3$0.88$0.66$31.13 million$30.09 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q1 2015$0.78$0.77$25.48 million$26.25 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q3 2014$0.80$0.68$25.79 million$24.41 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2014Q2 2014$0.90$0.67$26.85 million$24.58 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q4$0.69$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/2/2013Q4$0.61$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q213$0.51$0.57$21.67 million$24.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/24/2012Q412$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.20
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.11
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.42$0.42$0.42
Q2 20171$4.00$4.00$4.00
Q3 20171$1.12$1.12$1.12
Q4 20171$0.66$0.66$0.66
Q1 20181$0.69$0.69$0.69
Q2 20181$4.95$4.95$4.95
Q3 20181$1.39$1.39$1.39
Q4 20181$1.08$1.08$1.08
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)
Next Dividend:10/2/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:0.71%
Payout Ratio:9.81% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
11.63% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
7.47% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)

Dividend History by Quarter for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ CASH)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 6.06%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 74.23%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/8/2017J Tyler HaahrChairmanSell5,000$73.07$365,350.00View SEC Filing  
8/7/2017Kendall E StorkDirectorBuy300$73.52$22,056.00View SEC Filing  
7/5/2017J Tyler HaahrChairmanSell5,000$88.96$444,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2017Douglas J HajekDirectorSell440$90.31$39,736.40View SEC Filing  
6/5/2017J Tyler HaahrChairmanSell5,000$87.89$439,450.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2017Elizabeth G HoopleDirectorBuy1,000$83.63$83,630.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2017J Tyler HaahrChairmanSell5,000$86.27$431,350.00View SEC Filing  
4/5/2017J Tyler HaahrChairmanSell5,000$86.86$434,300.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2017J Tyler HaahrChairmanSell5,000$84.80$424,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2017J Tyler HaahrChairmanSell5,000$96.22$481,100.00View SEC Filing  
1/5/2017J Tyler HaahrChairmanSell5,000$103.60$518,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017Bradley C HansonPresidentSell12,664$101.05$1,279,697.20View SEC Filing  
5/24/2016Troy Moore IIIEVPSell5,000$49.87$249,350.00View SEC Filing  
5/4/2016Ira Duane FrericksCOOSell2,469$49.00$120,981.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2016Frederick V MooreDirectorSell550$41.90$23,045.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016Elizabeth G HoopleDirectorBuy1,000$39.73$39,730.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Frederick V MooreDirectorSell1,250$37.31$46,637.50View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014Troy Moore IIIEVPSell2,653$36.90$97,895.70View SEC Filing  
11/5/2014Troy Moore IIIEVPSell5,347$36.92$197,411.24View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Frederick MooreDirectorSell1,239$45.36$56,201.04View SEC Filing  
12/18/2013Troy Moore IIIEVPSell8,000$37.90$303,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/13/2013Bradley HansonPresidentSell26,000$37.53$975,780.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2013Troy Moore IIICOOSell8,000$38.40$307,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/18/2013Rodney MuilenburgDirectorSell3,858$38.44$148,301.52View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013David LeedomCFOSell6,761$37.92$256,377.12View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)
Latest Headlines for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)
DateHeadline logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. ® Named One of Fortune 100 Fastest-Growing Companies - September 18 at 5:14 PM logoReviewing Meta Financial Group (CASH) & Its Rivals - September 17 at 4:46 PM logoWhat Does LegacyTexas Financial Group Inc’s (LTXB) Share Price Indicate? - September 16 at 3:23 AM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : CASH-US : September 14, 2017 - September 14 at 5:39 PM logoUniti Group' (UNIT) Management presents Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference (Transcript) - September 13 at 6:11 PM logoIs There Now An Opportunity In Zayo Group Holdings Inc (ZAYO)? - September 12 at 10:37 PM logoBluestem Group Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Second Quarter Results - September 12 at 5:34 PM logoMeta Financial Group (CASH) Jumped To A 1-Month High After S&P Change - September 12 at 5:34 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. ® Joins S&P SmallCap 600 - September 11 at 5:38 PM logoContrasting Bank Of Kentucky Financial Corp (BKYF) & Meta Financial Group (CASH) - September 11 at 3:00 PM logoComparing Meta Financial Group (CASH) and its Competitors - September 11 at 1:06 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. (CASH) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $52.71 Million - September 11 at 5:02 AM logo Meta Financial Group, Inc. (CASH) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - September 10 at 6:46 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. (CASH) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.29 Per Share - September 9 at 8:12 PM logoFinancial Contrast: Meta Financial Group (CASH) versus its Rivals - September 9 at 12:20 PM logoFNF Group to Present at Barclays 2017 Global Financial Services Conference - September 7 at 4:41 PM logoHorizons ETFs Announces Non-Cash Distribution for HCN - September 1 at 5:15 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. (CASH) Announces $0.13 Quarterly Dividend - August 30 at 8:56 AM logoCash Dividend On The Way From First Savings Financial Group (FSFG) - August 29 at 5:19 PM logoMeta Financial Group (CASH) Declares $0.13 Quarterly Dividend; 0.8% Yield - August 29 at 5:19 PM logoValuEngine Lowers Meta Financial Group, Inc. (CASH) to Buy - August 27 at 1:44 PM logo21Vianet Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Unaudited Financial Results - August 22 at 5:32 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Meta Financial Group, Inc. (CASH) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.29 Per Share - August 22 at 8:14 AM logoOctober 20th Options Now Available For Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) - August 21 at 4:50 PM logoFinancial Review: BankUnited (BKU) & Meta Financial Group (CASH) - August 17 at 6:28 AM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:CASH) : August 14, 2017 - August 14 at 10:24 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Meta Financial Group Inc. - August 10 at 3:12 AM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) Chairman Sells $365,350.00 in Stock - August 8 at 8:10 PM logoInsider Buying: Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) Director Purchases 300 Shares of Stock - August 8 at 4:22 PM logoHead-To-Head Survey: Ellington Financial (EFC) and Meta Financial Group (CASH) - August 7 at 4:28 PM logoPorter Bancorp (PBIB) & Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) Head-To-Head Survey - August 7 at 2:38 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. (CASH) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $52.71 Million - August 6 at 7:34 AM logo-$0.29 EPS Expected for Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) This Quarter - August 4 at 7:24 AM logoAnalysts Expect Meta Financial Group, Inc. (CASH) to Announce ($0.29) EPS - August 3 at 8:48 PM logoMetaBank® and Jackson Hewitt® Announce Agreement Extension - August 2 at 5:40 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CASH-US : July 31, 2017 - July 31 at 4:57 PM logoBrokers Set Expectations for Meta Financial Group, Inc.'s Q3 2018 Earnings (CASH) - July 31 at 9:22 AM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. (CASH) Lowered to Market Perform at FBR & Co - July 30 at 11:34 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) Cut to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - July 28 at 6:01 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. (CASH) Given "Buy" Rating at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - July 27 at 9:43 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc.® Announces Non-Renewal of H&R Block Agreement for 2018 - July 27 at 9:23 PM logoMeta posts 3Q profit - July 27 at 4:20 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc.® Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal 2017 - July 26 at 5:31 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc.® Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Earnings Date - July 18 at 6:29 PM logoZacks: Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) Given $109.33 Consensus Target Price by Analysts - July 18 at 12:13 PM logo$62.48 Million in Sales Expected for Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) This Quarter - July 14 at 11:50 AM logoETFs with exposure to Meta Financial Group, Inc. : July 13, 2017 - July 13 at 8:31 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Meta Financial Group, Inc. (CASH) to Announce $1.19 Earnings Per Share - July 12 at 8:45 PM logoBidaskClub Upgrades Meta Financial Group, Inc. (CASH) to "Buy" - July 8 at 1:02 PM logoInsider Selling: Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) Chairman Sells 5,000 Shares of Stock - July 6 at 1:37 PM



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