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Should You Buy TFS Financial Corp (NASDAQ:TFSL)?

Phillip Young

TFS Financial Corp (NASDAQ:TFSL), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, maintained its current share price over the past couple of month on the NasdaqGS, with a relatively tight range of $14.61 to $15.94. However, does this price actually reflect the true value of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at TFS Financial’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change. View our latest analysis for TFS Financial

What is TFS Financial worth?

According to my relative valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued. I’ve used the price-to-equity ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows. The stock’s ratio of 47.11x is currently well-above the industry average of 20.06x, meaning that it is trading at a more expensive price relative to its peers. In addition to this, it seems like TFS Financial’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to fall back down to an attractive buying range, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

What kind of growth will TFS Financial generate?

NasdaqGS:TFSL Future Profit Jan 29th 18

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company’s future expectations. With profit expected to grow by a double-digit 13.67% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for TFS Financial. It looks like higher cash flows is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? TFS Financial’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe TFS Financial should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on TFS Financial for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its industry peers, which means it is likely that there is no more upside from mispricing. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for TFS Financial, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on TFS Financial. You can find everything you need to know about TFS Financial in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in TFS Financial, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.