Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Auswide Bank Ltd provides various personal and business banking products and services in Australia.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Auswide Bank's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ABA has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




AU Mortgage


AU Market

1 Year Return




AU Mortgage


AU Market

Return vs Industry: ABA underperformed the Australian Mortgage industry which returned 48% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ABA underperformed the Australian Market which returned 19.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.2%2.0%2.0%
30 Day2.4%0.9%3.3%
90 Day8.0%3.8%5.8%
1 Year16.2%9.2%65.0%45.4%25.2%19.8%
3 Year35.6%13.1%44.6%8.4%39.6%20.9%
5 Year47.8%10.0%55.2%-11.3%61.8%25.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Auswide Bank undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ABA (A$6) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$5.6)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ABA is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ABA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (14.7x) compared to the Mortgage industry average (13.7x).

PE vs Market: ABA is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.7x) compared to the Australian market (18.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ABA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.1x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ABA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the AU Mortgage industry average (1x).

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Future Growth

How is Auswide Bank forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ABA's forecast earnings growth (7.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.1%).

Earnings vs Market: ABA's earnings (7.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (9.6% per year).

High Growth Earnings: ABA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: ABA's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (3.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ABA's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ABA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9%).

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Past Performance

How has Auswide Bank performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ABA has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ABA's current net profit margins (24.1%) are lower than last year (25%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ABA's earnings have grown by 6.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ABA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: ABA had negative earnings growth (-0.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Mortgage industry average (17.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ABA's Return on Equity (7.2%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Auswide Bank'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

Inventory Level: ABA has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: ABA's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: ABA's level of assets compared to its equity is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: ABA has a low allowance for bad loans.

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

Loan Level: ABA has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: ABA's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.

Level of Bad Loans: ABA has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.3%)

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What is Auswide Bank's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: ABA's dividend (5.75%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.34%).

High Dividend: ABA's dividend (5.75%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.47%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (84.5%), ABA's payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: ABA's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (80.6% payout ratio).

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What is the CEO of Auswide Bank's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?


Average management tenure


Martin Barrett (54yo)





Mr. Martin John Barrett, BA(ECON), MBA, has served as Managing Director and Director of Auswide Bank Ltd. since September 2013. Mr. Barrett has extensive experience in the banking sector, having previously ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Martin's total compensation ($USD541.11K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD509.47K).

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

Management Age and Tenure


Average Tenure

Experienced Management: ABA's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.2 years average tenure).

Board Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: ABA's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).

Insider Trading

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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Management Team

  • Bill Schafer

    Company Secretary & CFO

    • Tenure: 18.8yrs
    • Compensation: AU$401.54k
  • Joanne Norris

    Administration Manager

    • Gayle Job

      Chief People & Property Officer

      • Tenure: 3.6yrs
      • Compensation: AU$243.89k
    • Dale Hancock

      Group Treasurer

      • Tenure: 7yrs
    • Steve Caville

      Chief Information Officer

      • Tenure: 9.2yrs
      • Compensation: AU$237.21k
    • Martin Barrett (54yo)

      MD & Executive Director

      • Tenure: 6.9yrs
      • Compensation: AU$784.08k
    • Mark Rasmussen

      Chief Operating Officer

      • Tenure: 5yrs
      • Compensation: AU$278.27k
    • Craig Lonergan

      Chief Risk Officer

      • Tenure: 5.5yrs
      • Compensation: AU$248.64k
    • Damian Hearne

      Chief Customer Officer

      • Tenure: 3.6yrs
      • Compensation: AU$363.29k

    Board Members

    • John Humphrey (64yo)

      Independent Chairman of the Board

      • Tenure: 10.2yrs
      • Compensation: AU$163.40k
    • Greg Kenny (63yo)

      Independent Non-Executive Director

      • Tenure: 6.2yrs
      • Compensation: AU$102.13k
    • Barry Dangerfield (63yo)

      Non-Executive Director

      • Tenure: 8.2yrs
      • Compensation: AU$102.13k
    • Martin Barrett (54yo)

      MD & Executive Director

      • Tenure: 6.9yrs
      • Compensation: AU$784.08k
    • Sandra Birkensleigh (64yo)

      Independent Non-Executive Director

      • Tenure: 4.9yrs
      • Compensation: AU$102.13k

    Company Information

    Auswide Bank Ltd's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

    Key Information

    • Name: Auswide Bank Ltd
    • Ticker: ABA
    • Exchange: ASX
    • Founded: 1966
    • Industry: Thrifts and Mortgage Finance
    • Sector: Banks
    • Market Cap: AU$250.507m
    • Shares outstanding: 42.17m
    • Website:


    • Auswide Bank Ltd
    • 16-20 Barolin Street
    • Bundaberg
    • Queensland
    • 4670
    • Australia


    TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
    ABAASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDOct 1994
    ABACHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDOct 1994


    Auswide Bank Ltd provides various personal and business banking products and services in Australia. The company accepts personal and business accounts, and term deposits; and grants home loans, car and personal loans, business loans, and overdrafts. It also offers credit cards; self-managed superannuation fund accounts; and home and contents, landlord, car, caravan or trailer, boat, travel, trade and services, and farm insurance products, as well as insurance to protect professional office based business. In addition, the company provides foreign exchange, financial advisory, and business support services. The company was formerly known as Wide Bay Australia Ltd and changed its name to Auswide Bank Ltd in April 2015. Auswide Bank Ltd was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Bundaberg, Australia. 

    Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

    All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
    DataLast Updated (UTC time)
    Company Analysis2020/01/18 10:31
    End of Day Share Price2020/01/17 00:00
    Annual Earnings2019/06/30

    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.