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Executive Summary

Liberbank, S.A. provides various banking products and services for households, SMEs, and self-employed customers in Spain and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record and good value.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




ES Banks


ES Market

1 Year Return




ES Banks


ES Market

Return vs Industry: LBK underperformed the Spanish Banks industry which returned -40.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LBK underperformed the Spanish Market which returned -14.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day18.8%21.3%8.7%
30 Day9.0%26.6%15.6%
90 Day-27.7%-17.0%-5.6%
1 Year-50.8%-50.8%-33.2%-35.4%-11.0%-13.6%
3 Year-50.4%-72.7%-53.5%-58.6%-19.1%-26.6%
5 Year-84.2%-91.5%-55.1%-63.2%-9.8%-24.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Liberbank 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: LBK (€0.19) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€0.09)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LBK is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.2x) compared to the Banks industry average (7.3x).

PE vs Market: LBK is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.2x) compared to the Spanish market (16x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: LBK is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.5x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LBK is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.2x) compared to the ES Banks industry average (0.3x).

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Future Growth

How is Liberbank forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: LBK's forecast earnings growth (9.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.3%).

Earnings vs Market: LBK's earnings (9.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Spanish market (18.2% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: LBK's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: LBK's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.3% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: LBK's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (2.5%).

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Past Performance

How has Liberbank performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LBK has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: LBK's current net profit margins (19.4%) are higher than last year (18.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LBK has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -8.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: LBK's earnings growth over the past year (8.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (-8.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: LBK earnings growth over the past year (8.5%) exceeded the Banks industry -21.2%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: LBK's Return on Equity (3.5%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Liberbank'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: LBK's Assets to Equity ratio (13.9x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: LBK has a low allowance for bad loans (50%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 92% of LBK's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: LBK has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (61%).

Low Risk Deposits: LBK's Loans to Deposits ratio (71%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: LBK has a high level of bad loans (3.1%).

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: LBK's dividend (3.77%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Spanish market (2.55%).

High Dividend: LBK's dividend (3.77%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Spanish market (6.97%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Too early to tell whether LBK's dividend payments have been stable as they only just started paying a dividend.

Growing Dividend: Too early to tell if LBK's dividend payments are increasing as they only just started paying a dividend.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (19.6%), LBK's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: LBK's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (29.2% payout ratio).

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


Average board tenure


Manuel Menendez Menendez (60yo)

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Mr. Manuel Menéndez Menéndez has been Chief Executive Officer of Liberbank, SA since 2014 and also serves as its Director since May 5, 2011. Mr. Menéndez serves as the President of the Board of Directors a ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Manuel's total compensation ($USD499.09K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Spanish market ($USD825.84K).

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

Board Members

Manuel Menendez Menendez
CEO & Directorno data€441.00k0.058% 327.3k
Jorge Delclaux Bravo
Independent Director8.5yrs€140.00kno data
Felipe Fernandez Fernandez
Director9.08yrs€110.00k0.011% 62.1k
Maria Luisa Garana Corces
Independent Director5.17yrs€140.00k0.0060% 33.9k
Víctor Manuel Bravo Canadas
Director9.08yrs€83.00k0.010% 56.9k
Maria Encarnacion Paredes Rodriguez
Director7.42yrs€110.00k0.0080% 45.1k
Pedro Manuel Rivero Torre
Independent President of the Board5.67yrs€190.00k0.0080% 45.1k
Ernesto Luis Tinajero Flores
Director5.17yrs€110.00kno data
Luis Masaveu Herrero
Director5.17yrs€110.00k0.13% 725.7k
María Grecna
Independent External Director0.33yrno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: LBK's board of directors are considered experienced (6.5 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.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Liberbank, S.A.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Liberbank, S.A.
  • Ticker: LBK
  • Exchange: BME
  • Founded: 2011
  • Industry: Diversified Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: €564.362m
  • Shares outstanding: 3.04b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Liberbank, S.A.
  • Camino Fuente de la Mora, 5
  • Madrid
  • Madrid
  • 28050
  • Spain


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LBKBME (Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles)YesOrdinary SharesESEURMay 2013
L6BADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURMay 2013
0RE4LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesGBEURMay 2013
LBKEBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesOrdinary SharesGBEURMay 2013
LBBR.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDMay 2013


Liberbank, S.A. provides various banking products and services for households, SMEs, and self-employed customers in Spain and internationally. The company offers deposits and accounts; cards; mortgages and loans; investment and savings products; pension plans; annuities; and insurance products. The company was formerly known as Effibank and changed its name to Liberbank, S.A. in August 2011. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Madrid, Spain. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/05 23:27
End of Day Share Price2020/06/05 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.