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Aflac Inc (AFL)
Financial | Insurance
83.95  -0.07%
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
tickrz RankA / 37Warren Buffett RankA / 70
Pure Value RankA / 31Dividend RankB / 104
Moat RankC / 274Financial Strength RankN/A
Growth RankB / 212Momentum RankB / 247
AFL vs INSURANCE SECTOR & S&P 500
VALUATION
AFLSECTORS&P 500
P/E RATIO12.544.919.61
EV/EBITDA RATIO6.6412.511.89
P/S RATIO1.611.62.06
P/B RATIO1.5623.15
QUALITY
RETURN ON EQUITY12.19%11%13.85%
RETURN ON CAPITAL9.89%7.8%10.02%
NET MARGIN11.74%8.4%9.77%
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
2.05%
PAYOUT RATIO24.43%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH5.34%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
F SCORE NOT AVAILABLE
DEBT-TO-EQUITY24%
INTEREST COVERAGEN/Ax
CURRENT RATIO
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH8.96%
5 YR SPS GROWTH-1.43%
5 YR BPS GROWTH11.75%
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tickrz A-Ranked Aflac Inc scores well on valuation
tickrz rank A / 37
Aflac Inc receives an A ranking in our proprietary multi-factor ranking approach that blends valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.
value
pure value ranking A / 31Warren Buffett ranking A / 70
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Aflac Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 12.5x, a P/B ratio of 1.6x, a P/S ratio of 1.6x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 6.6x. Aflac Inc ranks 31 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively strong score.Aflac Inc ranks 70 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a strong score, meaning it ranks highly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Aflac Inc warrants further investigation.

quality
moat C / 274financial strength N/A
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Financial sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.A debt/equity ratio of 24% and a Moat Rank of 274 translate to a not available Financial Strength score.


momentum B / 247
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 16.19% over the last 12 months. This performance is average compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 247. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Aflac Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

yield B / 104
value + yield
Shares currently yield 2.05%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Aflac Inc ranks 104 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

growth B / 212
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value produce an average score. 9% 5 year annualized EPS growth, -1.4% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 11.7% combine to produce this average score.

Aflac Inc (AFL)
Financial | Insurance
83.95  -0.07%


tickrz rank
A
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio12.5x
P/B Ratio1.56x
P/S Ratio1.61x
EV/EBITDA Ratio6.64x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
2.05%
PAYOUT RATIO24.43%
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTH5.34%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
F SCORE NOT AVAILABLE
DEBT-TO-EQUITY24%
INTEREST COVERAGEN/Ax
CURRENT RATIO
MOAT
ROE12.19%
ROIC9.89%
Net Margin11.74%
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH8.96%
5 YR SPS GROWTH-1.43%
5 YR BPS GROWTH11.75%

TICKRZ RANK
Aflac Inc receives an A ranking in our proprietary multi-factor ranking approach that blends valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Aflac Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 12.5x, a P/B ratio of 1.6x, a P/S ratio of 1.6x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 6.6x. Aflac Inc ranks 31 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively strong score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Aflac Inc ranks 70 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a strong score, meaning it ranks highly on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Aflac Inc warrants further investigation.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Financial sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
A debt/equity ratio of 24% and a Moat Rank of 274 translate to a not available Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 16.19% over the last 12 months. This performance is average compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 247. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Aflac Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 2.05%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Aflac Inc ranks 104 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value produce an average score. 9% 5 year annualized EPS growth, -1.4% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 11.7% combine to produce this average score.