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Executive Summary

BPER Banca S.p.A. provides banking products and services to individuals, and small and medium enterprises in Italy and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with proven track record and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

How has BPER Banca's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BPE's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




AT Banks


AT Market

1 Year Return




AT Banks


AT Market

Return vs Industry: BPE underperformed the Austrian Banks industry which returned -26.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BPE underperformed the Austrian Market which returned -19.2% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day13.8%6.5%3.7%
30 Day-5.1%0.7%0.4%
90 Day-34.1%-22.2%-15.1%
1 Year-37.3%-37.3%-26.6%-27.4%-18.4%-19.4%
3 Yearn/a-24.3%-29.0%-15.1%-21.6%
5 Yearn/a11.0%0.6%14.2%-0.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is BPER Banca's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

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Is BPER Banca undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BPE (€2.14) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€3.01)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BPE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BPE is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.2x) compared to the Banks industry average (6.9x).

PE vs Market: BPE is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.2x) compared to the Austrian market (10.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BPE's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BPE is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.2x) compared to the AT Banks industry average (0.5x).

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Future Growth

How is BPER Banca forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BPE's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-26.8% per year).

Earnings vs Market: BPE's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-26.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: BPE's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: BPE's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Austrian market (3.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BPE's revenue (3.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BPE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (3.9%).

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Past Performance

How has BPER Banca performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BPE has a large one-off gain of €157.7M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: BPE's current net profit margins (18.7%) are higher than last year (12.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BPE's earnings have grown significantly by 32.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BPE's earnings growth over the past year (69.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (32.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BPE earnings growth over the past year (69.8%) exceeded the Banks industry -7.3%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: BPE's Return on Equity (6.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is BPER Banca's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: BPE's Assets to Equity ratio (15.5x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: BPE has a low allowance for bad loans (55%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 69% of BPE's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: BPE has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (84%).

Low Risk Deposits: BPE's Loans to Deposits ratio (130%) is high.

Level of Bad Loans: BPE has a high level of bad loans (9.1%).

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What is BPER Banca's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BPE's dividend (6.52%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (1.71%).

High Dividend: BPE's dividend (6.52%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (5.01%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: BPE's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: BPE's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (20.8%), BPE's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: BPE's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (26.3% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average board tenure


Alessandro Vandelli (60yo)





Dr. Alessandro Vandelli has been General Manager of BPER Banca SpA since January 1, 2020. Dr. Vandelli graduated with honours in Economics and Commerce from Modena University in 1984. He subsequently atten ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Alessandro's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the Austrian market ($USD1.66M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Alessandro's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Board Members

Alessandro Vandelli
GM, MD & Director6.17yrs€1.09mno data
Mara Bernardini
Independent Director6.42yrs€73.00kno data
Pietro Ferrari
Chairman2.17yrs€83.00kno data
Elisabetta Gualandri
Independent Director7.83yrs€102.00kno data
Valeria Venturelli
Independent Director4.17yrsno datano data
Roberta Marracino
Independent Director3.17yrsno datano data
Giuseppe Capponcelli
Independent Deputy Chairman3.17yrsno datano data
Rossella Schiavini
Independent Director3.17yrsno datano data
Massimo Belcredi
Independent Director3.17yrsno datano data
Paolo De Mitri
Chairman of the Statutory Auditors2.08yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: BPE's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.2%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

BPER Banca S.p.A.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: BPER Banca S.p.A.
  • Ticker: BPE
  • Exchange: WBAG
  • Founded: 1867
  • Industry: Diversified Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: €1.144b
  • Shares outstanding: 520.17m
  • Website: https://www.bper.it

Number of Employees


  • BPER Banca S.p.A.
  • Via San Carlo 8/20
  • Modena
  • Modena
  • 41121
  • Italy


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BPEBIT (Borsa Italiana)YesOrdinary SharesITEURMar 1992
0MU6LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEURMar 1992
4BEDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURMar 1992
BPEMBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBEURMar 1992
BPEWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesATEURMar 1992


BPER Banca S.p.A. provides banking products and services to individuals, and small and medium enterprises in Italy and internationally. The company operates through Retail, Private, Corporate, Large Corporate, Finance, Corporate Center, and Other Assets segments. It offers loans, mortgages, insurance and retirement planning, current and savings accounts, and other banking related services; credit, prepaid, and debit cards; and investments and savings products and services, such as certificates of deposit, investment services, mutual investment funds and sicavs that are financial instruments linked to asset management, portfolio management, alternative investments, accumulation plans, and financial insurance products. The company also provides corporate finance, mergers and acquisition advisory, risk management, liquidity and investment management, wealth management, and private and personal banking; subsidized loans, credit management, and loans and leasing services; receipts and payments; import and export financing; financing for working capital; letters of credit; guarantees; and Internet banking products and services. As of December 31, 2019, it operated through a network of 1,349 branches located in 19 regions in Italy, as well as a branch office in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The company was formerly known as Banca popolare dell'Emilia Romagna s.c. BPER Banca S.p.A. was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Modena, Italy. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/02 00:40
End of Day Share Price2020/05/29 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.