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: Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $808.69 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 9,349,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $86.25
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $91.09
  • 52 Week Range: $48.97 - $106.90
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.90
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.60
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $226.03 million
  • Price / Sales: 3.58
  • Book Value: $44.04 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.96
  • Annual Dividend: $0.52
  • Dividend Yield: 0.6%
  • Net Margins: 16.09%
  • Return on Equity: 10.95%
  • Return on Assets: 1.03%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.25%
  • Current Ratio: 0.49%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.49%
  • Average Volume: 58,356 shs.
  • Beta: 0.98
  • Short Ratio: 3.69

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share on Monday, April 3rd. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.60%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 3rd. View Meta Financial Group's Dividend History.

How were Meta Financial Group's earnings last quarter?

Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company reported $4.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.96 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $116.14 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $118.38 million. Meta Financial Group had a return on equity of 10.95% and a net margin of 16.09%. View Meta Financial Group's Earnings History.

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

2 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Meta Financial Group's stock. Their predictions range from $121.00 to $130.00. On average, they anticipate Meta Financial Group's stock price to reach $125.50 in the next twelve months. 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. " (3/20/2017)
  • 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 owns Meta Financial Group stock?

Meta Financial Group's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.67%), Second Curve Capital LLC (4.54%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.89%), Patriot Financial Partners GP LP (3.78%), Ashford Capital Management Inc. (3.01%) and Thrivent Financial For Lutherans (2.55%). Company insiders that own Meta Financial Group stock include Bradley C Hanson, Elizabeth G Hoople, Frederick V Moore, Ira Duane Frericks, J Tyler Haahr 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 Ashford Capital Management Inc., EJF Capital LLC, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, William Blair Investment Management LLC, Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA, Morgan Stanley, Foundry Partners LLC and Highbridge Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Meta Financial Group stock in the last year include Bradley C Hanson, J Tyler Haahr and Troy Moore III. 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 Second Curve Capital LLC, Stifel Financial Corp, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Elk Creek Partners LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Zweig DiMenna Associates LLC, Pacific Grove Capital LP and O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC. 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.

How much does a share of Meta Financial Group stock cost?

One share of Meta Financial Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $86.50.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $125.50 (45.09% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/5/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$121.00HighView Rating Details
3/8/2017FBR & CoSet Price TargetBuy$130.00LowView Rating Details
10/13/2015Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
7/21/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 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
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: $8.25
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.42$0.42$0.42
Q2 20171$4.00$4.00$4.00
Q3 20171$1.18$1.18$1.18
Q4 20171$0.60$0.60$0.60
Q1 20181$0.64$0.64$0.64
Q2 20181$4.80$4.80$4.80
Q3 20181$1.77$1.77$1.77
Q4 20181$1.04$1.04$1.04
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH)
Most Recent Dividend:4/3/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:0.60%
Payout Ratio:14.61% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
9.63% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
6.37% (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: 69.59%
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
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 (CASH) Declares $0.13 Quarterly Dividend; 0.6% Yield - May 23 at 12:56 PM logoMeta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Director Elizabeth G. Hoople Purchases 1,000 Shares - May 16 at 8:22 PM logoOlympia Financial Group Inc. Announces First Quarter results - May 11 at 9:47 PM logoPi Capital Advises South Korea's Yesco on Investing $75 Million into a Merchant Cash Advance Company in the U.S. - May 11 at 4:45 PM logoIconix Brand Group Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - May 10 at 8:33 AM logoJ Tyler Haahr Sells 5,000 Shares of Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Stock - May 8 at 4:31 PM logoMeta Financial Group (CASH) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.42 - May 3 at 6:26 PM logo Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Strong Buy" by Brokerages - May 3 at 2:29 PM logoEquities Analysts Offer Predictions for Meta Financial Group Inc.'s FY2017 Earnings (CASH) - May 1 at 10:50 AM logoMeta Financial Group (CASH) Receiving Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows - April 30 at 12:26 PM logoMeta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $62.64 Million - April 30 at 8:14 AM logo Brokerages Expect Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Will Post Earnings of $1.22 Per Share - April 29 at 1:22 AM logoEquities Analysts Set Expectations for Meta Financial Group Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (CASH) - April 28 at 1:56 PM logoFavorable Press Coverage Likely to Affect Meta Financial Group (CASH) Share Price - April 27 at 3:54 PM logoMeta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.15 EPS - April 27 at 3:40 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc.® Reports Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2017 - April 26 at 8:01 PM logoMeta posts 2Q profit - April 26 at 6:28 PM logoMeta Financial Group (CASH) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 24 at 4:18 PM logoMeta Financial Group (CASH) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.32 - April 20 at 4:07 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : CASH-US : April 20, 2017 - April 20 at 10:52 AM logoMeta Financial Group (CASH) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.44 - April 15 at 10:07 AM logoEuronet, Ant Financial trade shots over MoneyGram bid - April 12 at 4:08 PM logoMeta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest - April 10 at 7:49 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) to Announce $3.96 EPS - April 7 at 4:47 PM logo Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Given Average Rating of "Strong Buy" by Brokerages - April 6 at 8:45 PM logoMeta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Given "Buy" Rating at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - April 5 at 10:30 PM logoInsider Selling: Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Chairman Sells 5,000 Shares of Stock - April 5 at 8:28 PM logoZacks: Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Given Average Recommendation of "" by Brokerages - March 22 at 10:26 AM logoMeta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - March 20 at 5:39 PM logoMETA FINANCIAL GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits - March 7 at 9:13 PM logoMetaBank Provides Tax Season Update - March 7 at 9:13 PM logo5:07 pm Meta Financial provides tax season update; processes record number of interest-free tax advance loans - March 7 at 9:13 PM logoBRIEF-FBL Financial Group increases quarterly cash dividend - March 3 at 3:33 PM logoMETA FINANCIAL GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits - February 28 at 9:42 AM logoMETA FINANCIAL GROUP INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - February 8 at 9:24 PM logoThe Priceline Group Agrees to Acquire Momondo Group - February 7 at 5:12 PM logoMeta Financial Group, Inc.® Reports Results for First Quarter of Fiscal 2017 - January 30 at 4:11 PM logoMETA FINANCIAL GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, Submiss - January 25 at 5:15 PM logoLegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc. Announces Declaration of Quarterly Cash Dividend - January 24 at 4:41 PM featured highlights: Applied Materials, Vale S.A., Meta Financial Group, Ultra Clean Holdings and Teck Resources - January 24 at 4:41 PM logoWhy Meta Financial Group (CASH) stock Might be a Great Pick - Nasdaq - January 11 at 4:34 PM logoWhy Meta Financial Group (CASH) stock Might be a Great Pick - January 11 at 4:34 PM logoCoverage initiated on Meta Financial by FBR & Co. - January 10 at 4:51 PM logoOlympia Financial Group Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend - January 6 at 2:34 AM logo3 Reasons Momentum Stock Investors Will Love Meta Financial (CASH) - December 30 at 4:28 PM logoTop Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for December 21st - December 21 at 4:10 PM logoMETA FINANCIAL GROUP INC Financials - December 17 at 4:18 PM logoMeta Financial Group (CASH) Looks Good: Stock Gains 7% - December 16 at 4:31 PM logoMetaBank® Completes Acquisition of Specialty Consumer Services LP - December 15 at 4:31 PM



Meta Financial Group (CASH) Chart for Wednesday, May, 24, 2017

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