Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC): What Technical Indicators Show

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) saw an upside of 0.05% to $41.62 after adding $0.02 on Wednesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 515,541 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $41.78 in the past week. An average of 1,309,185 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,205,048.

SC’s 1-month performance is 0.22% or $0.10 on its low of $41.30 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $19.40 and high of $42.39, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 08/13/21. YTD, SC has achieved 90.48% or $19.59. However, the current price is down -1.82%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Mar 03, 224 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC). Baer Joshua (Head of Pricing and Strategy) most recently sold 4,504 shares at $26.43 per share on Mar 03. This transaction cost the insider $119,063. EVP, Head of Operations, Broderick Sandra M, sold 11,500 shares at a price of $25.49 on Feb 11. Then, on Feb 09, Chief Legal Officer Pfirrman Christopher Keith sold 15,277 shares at a price of $25.79 per share. This transaction amounted to $394,055.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 24.49 and a low of 3.547. SC stock has a beta of 1.08. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.64 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.76, with the price to cash flow ratio at 2.00.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share. Its dividend yield is 2.11% and the payout ratio is 7.20%. SC’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Aug. 19, when it paid $0.22 a share compared with prior rate of $0.22, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.02 reported on Wednesday July 24 2019. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 2,100.00% yearly.

It is projected that Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 10-Nov. SC is expected to distribute $0.22 as its next dividend.

As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 5.28, while the total debt to equity was 5.28. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 71.60%. while for the period ending June 29; Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc.’s operating margin was 47.70%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $7.3 billion against revenue of $8.51 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected SC to announce $1.85 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $3.45, representing a 86.50% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.99 billion. SC stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 41.02 billion, with total debt at $38.35 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $306.08 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 54.65% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 2.26%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $41.62, reflecting a -0.05% or -$0.02 change from its current price. SC is currently trading +0.46% above its 20-day SMA, +11.29% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +0.10% and +93.99% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 39.77% and 46.11% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.16. The RSI (14) points at 55.61%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 39.54% with the period’s ATR at 0.20. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.02 and 0.00 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC), Deutsche Bank downgraded it to a Hold rating. They previously had a Buy rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for SC stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate SC as a “sell,”, while 11 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 0 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $39.00 and a high of $43.00, with their median price target at $41.50. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) stock is $41.23.


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