Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

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



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

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 32.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ABA underperformed the Australian Market which returned 11% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.5%5.0%0.7%
30 Day-1.6%7.7%-0.2%
90 Day0.4%15.4%-0.1%
1 Year3.8%-2.5%46.3%32.9%17.4%11.0%
3 Year30.1%8.5%53.4%18.8%36.3%18.0%
5 Year41.4%5.2%43.8%-16.2%51.4%17.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


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

Undervalued: ABA (A$5.47) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$4.04)

Significantly Undervalued: ABA is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ABA is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.4x) compared to the Mortgage industry average (13.7x).

PE vs Market: ABA is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.4x) compared to the Australian market (17.7x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

Low PEG Ratio: ABA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ABA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (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 (6.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2.3%).

Earnings vs Market: ABA's earnings (6.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (10.2% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: ABA's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (3.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ABA's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

High 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

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 (21.3%).

Return on Equity

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

Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: ABA's Return on Assets is below or equal to the Mortgage industry average last year.

Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: Insufficient data to calculate ABA's Return on Capital Employed to determine if it has improved over the past 3 years.

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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

Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: ABA's dividend (6.31%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.49%).

High Dividend: ABA's dividend (6.31%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.56%)

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 (81.4% 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 ($USD530.17K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD453.20K).

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 (5.3 years average tenure).

Board Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: ABA's board of directors are considered experienced (6.1 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

Management Team

  • Bill Schafer

    CFO & Company Secretary

    • Tenure: 12.4yrs
    • Compensation: AU$401.54k
  • Joanne Norris

    Administration Manager

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Gayle Job

    Chief People & Property Officer

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: AU$243.89k
  • Steve Caville

    Chief Information Officer

    • Tenure: 8.9yrs
    • Compensation: AU$237.21k
  • Martin Barrett (54yo)

    MD & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 6.7yrs
    • Compensation: AU$784.08k
  • Mark Rasmussen

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Tenure: 4.8yrs
    • Compensation: AU$278.27k
  • Craig Lonergan

    Chief Risk Officer

    • Tenure: 5.3yrs
    • Compensation: AU$248.64k
  • Damian Hearne

    Chief Customer Officer

    • Tenure: 3.3yrs
    • Compensation: AU$363.29k
  • Gayle Jod

    General Manager of HR

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • John Humphrey (64yo)

    Independent Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 9.9yrs
    • Compensation: AU$163.40k
  • Greg Kenny (63yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 5.9yrs
    • Compensation: AU$102.13k
  • Barry Dangerfield (63yo)

    Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 7.9yrs
    • Compensation: AU$102.13k
  • Martin Barrett (54yo)

    MD & Executive Director

    • Tenure: 6.7yrs
    • Compensation: AU$784.08k
  • Sandra Birkensleigh (64yo)

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    • Tenure: 4.7yrs
    • 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$225.625m
  • 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 per ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/16 10:31
End of Day Share Price2019/10/16 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/06/30

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