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H&R Block, Inc. (HRB)

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  • T
    Tom2
    Check history and last 12 months. Most of the companies stock prices go down after reporting higher earnings initially , but in few days it will start climbing to new highs -every month. Not sure why, but do not sell if earnings are improving and dividends are better than banks or bonds.
  • m
    mat
    They are an ATM. Steady, stable business, with improving trends for tax assistance with more complex tax code and more stimulus. They print cash flow and return it to shareholders. Incredibly low P/E stock for what you get, plus upside on the financial services, small business, and WAVE. The market doesn't value this stock appropriately for the FCF it kicks off. Surprised it hasn't gotten taken private through an acquisition or acquired by a Financial company to access the refund dollars of clients onto their platform, think Paypal/Venmo.
  • S
    Stkpicker
    4% shares repurchases, 4.7% yield and 4% growth (mid Range) is a total return of 13%. Find that someplace else at 7x earnings
  • S
    Stkpicker
    CC was positive 3-6% growth. EBITDA up in 2022. Cash generation will allow share buybacks and dividend increases. projected flat Rev which is pretty good considering the big bump this year Covid fillings. It is a strong buy
  • T
    TomV
    “In fiscal 2021, the company repurchased 11.6 million shares for $188 million, at an average price of $16.29.” Wow, most companies buy back shares when the prices are near highs. Good deal.
  • L
    LAMA
    HRB---For the quarter, H&R Block reported revenue of $2.33 billion, up from $1.81 billion. Consolidated earnings were $5.13 a share, up from $2.37 a share a year earlier. Analysts polled by FactSet were expecting revenue of $2.32 billion and adjusted earnings of $5.06 a share. The company also raised its quarterly dividend by 4% to 27 cents a share. HRB sell -off today due to the whole markets sell off and waiting for
    FED 's 2 days hearings.... My take on HRB's EPS is great....I am a buyer of HRB today's sell-off and will collect
    a nice dividend of 4.25% while waiting for the stock price to come back... It is a $26 stock price and sell at a deep discount. HRB needs to close at $23.65 in order to bounce back to $24.25 near term......
  • h
    hirsct
    terrific results and dividend hiked to 27 cents from 25.
    stock doing nothing in AH, no surprise
  • B
    Brendan
    Great company, increasing FCF and with a P/E of 7.5. Seems inevitable
  • J
    Jared
    Opened a 1/4 of my position around $16.50. Of course in hindsight, I regret not going 75% in. Hoping to add more on a pullback. Maybe sub 21?

    Wave growth was great. Overall..and it was mentioned before...this is a boring Buffet/Value investing stock. Share buybacks, dividends..a set it a forget it type play. Boring stocks = long term wealth.
    Bullish
  • S
    Shorty McShortBear
    My next Pure Earnings Short Sell play is almost certainly going to be...HRB. Later today, after I Cover my current MPAA Short, I will be throwing all my hard cash into this HRB play. HRB is looking extremely good to the Short side, as a direct response to her earnings release which is coming up today after market close. Let us look at why this is my Play of the Day:

    1: HRB hit 2 consecutive 52 week highs, both on Friday and on Monday. Ahead of an earnings release, contrary to popular opinion, this is NOT Bullish, but rather extremely Bearish, especially when coupled with significant over-valuation, which is what we have here. Market sentiment towards the stock is at an extreme. Expectations are VERY high for this earnings release. This makes a sell-off upon release, very likely. The one contrary point here is that HRB hit their new 52 week high very early in yesterday's session, then sold off fairly hard. I certainly hope the stock rallies back up today and if she can make ANOTHER brand new 52 week high, that would make my Sell Short play even more favorable.
    2: HRB is significantly over-valued right now.
    3: Analysts are very lukewarm towards the stock and see very little upside potential, even looking out 12 months from now.
    4: A comprehensive financial analysis shows nothing impressive and plenty of strong indicators that this is just too expensive at the moment. P/E Ratio is high. Gross Margin is average. Growth Rate is below average.
    5: On 5/24/21, just a few weeks ago, the company Guided EPS above consensus, but Revenue below consensus, for Fiscal Year 2021. In response, the stock rightly sold off about 4.5%, but has since drifted back up to a 52 week high yesterday, for no rational reason.
    6: The company has failed to meet consensus estimates on either EPS or Revenue, one of these two measures, for the past two quarters. If that happens today, I see the risk of an upside price reaction as being extremely low.

    For all these reasons and more, HRB looks really nice as a Pure Earnings Short Sell play and I will be doing this play later today, at any price above $25.00, but hopefully at $26+.
    Bearish
  • T
    Tim
    This may throw a wrench in HRB plans for the Wave product. See the press release: "Deluxe People Platform introduces new integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central" Seems like Deluxe and HRB are going after the same customers and will clash directly. Perhaps one should buy out the other?
  • S
    Shorty McShortBear
    Covered my HRB Pure Earnings Short Sell play a little after Noon ET at the wonderful price of $22.92 for an outstanding single day profit of just about...$14k. This one worked out very nicely. Immediately threw all my hard cash into a brand new Pure Earnings Short Sell of KR. Looking for a similar big win tomorrow on that one, but...only time will tell whether another huge win for Shorty will occur.

    Good Luck Folks!
    Neutral
  • S
    Shorty McShortBear
    HRB selling off here in the AH session. Just a preview of a bigger sell-off that I expect tomorrow during the regular session, on a combination of profit-taking, valuation concerns, uncertainty as to the future. This could easily trade under $24.00 tomorrow. I think the dividend raise is actually a net negative in the short-term, as many companies raise their dividend as a way to try to prop up their stock price.
    Bearish
  • C
    ConcernedCitizen5billion
    Why the $2 drop if earnings were so great?
  • A
    Andrew
    Decent drop but nowhere near the bargain of Sept 18 on record volume, when I bought all my HRB !!!
  • B
    Bag Holder
    Looking at $30 after earnings report.
    Bullish
  • S
    Shorty McShortBear
    Earnings are out:

    H&R Block Reports Strong Fiscal 2021 Results; Increases Dividend

    Key Financial Metrics

    -- Total revenue of $3.4 billion increased by $774 million, or 29.3%, due to
    an increase in U.S. tax return volumes due to the extension of the 2020
    tax season into our fiscal 2021, stronger mix in DIY, Emerald Card
    revenues related to federal stimulus payments, and strong growth from
    Wave.

    -- Total operating expenses of $2.6 billion increased by $82 million, or
    3.2%, due to an increase in variable labor, partially offset by
    impairment charges related to the pandemic in fiscal 2020, and lower bank
    partner fees and travel-related costs.

    -- Pretax income of $669 million compared favorably to a pretax loss of
    $3 million in the prior year.

    -- Earnings per share from continuing operations increased $3.08 to $3.11;
    adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations increased from
    $0.84 to $3.39.
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    Happy to be Short a lot of shares and looking for this Bloated Baby to sell off tomorrow in response to this ER.
    Bearish
  • A
    Anonymous
    It would average me up quite a bit but really tempted to buy.
    Bullish
  • J
    Jared
    Gift. Loading up hopefully after this fed meeting
  • m
    mat
    Not sure why it's down today. The market in total is overpriced and the EPS estimates HRB just gave out equates to less than an 8x multiple. The cash flow/EBITDA generation of the business is strong and they took market share. Taxes are more guaranteed than anything and you get a nice dividend. This should be trading at 12-16x P/E and it would be a $30+ stock while still low priced even by historical norms. Definitely a buy on the dip today.