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Morning Recap: Banco de Chile, (BCH)

Friday February 24th 2017: Banco de Chile, BCH is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Foreign Regional Banks in the sector of Financial. Based in Chile, Banco de Chile, BCH  has a market cap of 13.65 B. Since its IPO date on the 08/02/2002, Banco de Chile, BCH performance year to date is 19.33%. Today Banco de Chile, BCH has gained 0.75%, with a current price of 84.7.

Ownership of the company is 87.90% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 3.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 50.90%. Return of assets are at 1.80%, with return on investment at 8.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Banco de Chile, BCH is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.7. While Total debt/equity is 2.7. With a profit margin of 29.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 48.20%. Banco de Chile ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Banco de Chile, BCH has seen a EPS growth of -0.50%. A performance for the year of 30.95%. The 52-week high is 0.34%, and the 52-week low is 32.12%. The average volume for Banco de Chile, BCH is 18892.

With a target price of 76.78, can Banco de Chile, BCH reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Banco de Chile, BCH. Banco de Chile has a P/E of 16.25 and a forward P/E of 14.14. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.8. Banco de Chile also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.79 and 3.15 respectively. For P/cash, Banco de Chile has a value of 1.64, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 84.7, Banco de Chile has a dividend yield of 3.14%. We see a return on equity of 19.60%.

Looking more long-term Banco de Chile, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.21% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -0.50% for this year and for the last five years a 4.30% growth has been seen.

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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