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BRF S.A. (NYSE: BRFS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

BRF S.A. (NYSE: BRFS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13090.42. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for BRF S.A. is 16.61 (with a change from open of 0.85%), this in conjunction with a target price of 54.04. Volume today has so far reached 737896, with an average volume of about 1747.27. The GAP for this stock, is 2.81%.

The P/E ratio is 20.2, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.6. The current EPS for BRF S.A., is 0.79, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 41.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 17.68%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for BRF S.A., EPS is looking like it will grow 62.21% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 1.55%. Quarter over quarter is -91.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 7.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 30.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.70% and institutional ownership is 12.40%. Shares outstanding is 817.13, while shares float is at a value of 784.75. Float short for BRF S.A. is 1.25% and the short ratio is 5.63.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.05, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.35. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 27.60% and their operating margin is 11.00%. The profit margin is 7.00%.

BRF S.A. has seen returns on assets of 5.80%, and on investment, 16.10%. Return on equity is 17.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 13.08. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.28, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.39 and Price/cash is 8.15, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are 1.92% and 17.86% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.39% and the 52 week low is 52.60%.

BRF S.A. has a dividend yield of 2.00%, with a current price of 16.61. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 69.10%. This is in an industry, Meat Products, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. BRF S.A. is based in Brazil.

Performance in the Meat Products industry means that BRF S.A. has seen performance for the past week of -3.73%, with performance for the month coming to -4.70%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 23.89%, and for the half year the performance is -10.25%. Volatility for this week is 2.42% and for the month this is 2.12%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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