What The Financials Tell Us About Campbell Soup Company (CPB)

Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) finished Thursday with a subtraction of -$0.3 to close at $42.20, a downside of -0.71 percent. An average of 2,581,540 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.39 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,824,630 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 2,982,004.

CPB stock has decreased by -1.91% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $41.37 on 10/01/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/27/21, shares of the company touched a low of $40.05 and a high of $53.77 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -21.52% from the 52-week high.


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Insider Transactions

205 days have passed since Campbell Soup Company (CPB) last reported insider trading activity. Slavtcheff Craig, who is Executive Vice President, most recently acquired $7,000 shares at $48.88 per share on Mar 17.

Valuation Metrics

Campbell Soup Company (CPB) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.76, which compares with the 18.75 for the broader industry and 24.62 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Campbell Soup Company’s PE ratio has ranged between 82.43 and 7.806. The stock’s beta is 0.54. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.51, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 4.06, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 39.91.

Campbell Soup Company pays a $1.48 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 3.51%. The company has a payout ratio of 44.10%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.37 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.02 reported on Wednesday December 9 2020.

Campbell Soup Company will next go ex-dividend on 7-Jan. The next dividend payment Campbell Soup Company will make is expected to be $0.37.

The quick ratio of Campbell Soup Company for the three months ended July 30 was 0.40, and the current ratio was 0.90, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.59 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.60 For the recent quarter ending July 30. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 33.20% against a 5-year average of 35.7%. Campbell Soup Company’s EBITDA margin for the year ending July 30 is 18.31%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 18.20%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $2.81 billion compared to revenue of $8.48 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Campbell Soup Company’s return on assets was 8.30%, compared to 7.3% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 14.80%, and the 5-year average is 12.5%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 33.90% and the 5-year average holds at 42.9%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 12.06 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated Campbell Soup Company’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.48 per share, but it turned out to be $0.55, a 14.60% surprise. For the recent quarter, EBITDA amounted to $495.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $301.52 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Campbell Soup Company (CPB) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 07 October was 46.77%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 19.71%.

As of today, CPB’s price is $42.18 +0.93% or $0.39 from its 5-day moving average. CPB is currently trading -1.40% lower than its 20-day SMA and -14.51% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -4.31% below the SMA50 and -12.67% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 45.79% and 36.00%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.80. With the 14-day stochastic at 47.98% and the average true range at 0.80, the RSI (14) stands at 46.76%. The stock has reached 0.21 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.15.

Analyst Ratings

Piper Sandler downgraded Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) to a a Neutral rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a an Overweight.The consensus rating for Campbell Soup Company (CPB) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 2 brokerage firms advise that investors sell CPB, while 12 suggest investors hold. There are 2 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 3 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is CPB’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $38.00 and $54.00, with a median target of $45.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Campbell Soup Company (CPB) stock is $45.91.

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