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A Look At Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc’s (NYSE:CFR) Exceptional Fundamentals

As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc (NYSE:CFR), it is a financially-healthy , dividend-paying company with a a strong history of performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you’re interested in understanding beyond my high-level commentary, read the full report on Cullen/Frost Bankers here.

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend

CFR delivered a bottom-line expansion of 23.4% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did CFR outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Banks industry expansion, which generated a 12.2% earnings growth. This is what investors like to see!

NYSE:CFR Income Statement Export September 27th 18

CFR is also a dividend company, with ample net income to cover its dividend payout, which has been consistently growing over the past decade, keeping income investors happy.

NYSE:CFR Historical Dividend Yield September 27th 18

Next Steps:

For Cullen/Frost Bankers, I’ve put together three important aspects you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CFR’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CFR’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is CFR worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether CFR is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of CFR? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

To help readers see past 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. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.