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Is BRF S.A.(NYSE: BRFS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. BRF S.A. (NYSE: BRFS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/9/2003. BRF S.A. is in the Meat Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for BRF S.A., is 1765.78, and so far today it has a volume of 54120. Performance year to date since the 10/9/2003 is 26.27%.

To help you determine whether BRF S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.64 and forward P/E is 18.21. PEG perhaps more useful shows that BRF S.A. has a value for PEG of 10.82. P/S ratio is 1.3 and the P/B ratio is 3.47. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 8.29 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price BRF S.A. is trading at, 16.86 (-1.92% today), BRF S.A. has a dividend yield of 1.86%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 69.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.83, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 47.73% after growing 41.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -91.10%, and 7.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 813.04, and the number of shares float is 784.75. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.70%, and institutional ownership is at 13.10%. The float short is 0.34%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.53. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.80%, and also a return on investment of 16.10%.

The ability for BRF S.A., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 1.05 and total debt/equity is 1.35. In terms of margins, BRF S.A. has a gross margin of 27.60%, with its operating margin at 11.00%, and BRF S.A. has a profit margin of 7.00%.

The 52 week high is -15.70%, with 54.90% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 13.30% and the 200 day simple moving average is 21.74%.

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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