Citigroup (C), mcap=$99bn, price $51.26 vs $43.55

Pitch:
– Citi neither has a ton of knockout risk nor is materially over-earning on 2022 estimates.
– Is far too cheap on trailing and forward earnings (4.7x – 6.4x) and tangible BV (0.55x).
– Fed’s severally adverse scenario is fully manageable by equity cushion (23% downside) and seems overly punitive – scenario projects $80bn of losses or equivalent to 4 years of GFC losses.
– The bank is in much better shape than pre-GFC.

Valuation: Trades at 55% of TBV vs a 10-year historic average of 0.88xTBV. At 4.7x trailing, 4.2x 2021, and 6.4x consensus 2022 earnings.

Exp. gain: Not specified.

Full $C write-up (free guest account required):
https://www.valueinvestorsclub.com/idea/CITIGROUP_INC/9879732662

Published on: August 28, 2022  •  Published by:
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