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Sparebanken Sør

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2021/06/22 16:34 UTC

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Executive Summary

Sparebanken Sør operates as an independent financial institution in Norway. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with moderate growth potential.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SOR is less volatile than 75% of Norwegian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: SOR's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




NO Banks


NO Market

1 Year Return




NO Banks


NO Market

Return vs Industry: SOR underperformed the Norwegian Banks industry which returned 43.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SOR exceeded the Norwegian Market which returned 32.6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.4%1.9%-0.6%
30 Day-2.6%1.6%1.8%
90 Day-11.3%7.9%4.9%
1 Year43.3%33.0%53.4%46.8%41.5%36.1%
3 Year52.9%33.0%37.8%24.6%19.8%6.3%
5 Year162.3%102.4%135.5%95.9%85.7%51.6%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Sparebanken Sør 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: SOR (NOK128.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (NOK139.96)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SOR is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SOR is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.2x) compared to the Norwegian Banks industry average (10.6x).

PE vs Market: SOR is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.2x) compared to the Norwegian market (14.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SOR is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.4x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SOR is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.1x) compared to the NO Banks industry average (0.6x).

Future Growth

How is Sparebanken Sør 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: SOR's forecast earnings growth (22.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.2%).

Earnings vs Market: SOR's earnings (22.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Norwegian market (15.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: SOR's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-1.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SOR's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.7% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SOR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11%).

Past Performance

How has Sparebanken Sør performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SOR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SOR's current net profit margins (7.7%) are higher than last year (7.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SOR has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 28.3% per year.

Accelerating Growth: SOR's earnings growth over the past year (12.9%) is below its 5-year average (28.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SOR earnings growth over the past year (12.9%) underperformed the Banks industry 18.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: SOR's Return on Equity (8.6%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Sparebanken Sør'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: SOR's Assets to Equity ratio (9.9x) is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: SOR has a low allowance for bad loans (44%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 51% of SOR's liabilities are made up of primarily higher risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: SOR has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (82%).

Low Risk Deposits: SOR's Loans to Deposits ratio (187%) is high.

Level of Bad Loans: SOR has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.8%).


What is Sparebanken Sør current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SOR's dividend (4.67%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Norwegian market (1.87%).

High Dividend: SOR's dividend (4.67%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Norwegian market (5.05%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (47.8%), SOR's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: SOR's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (54.7% payout ratio).

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Geir Bergskaug (60 yo)





Mr. Geir Bergskaug has been Chief Executive Officer of Sparebanken Sør since January 1, 2014. Mr. Bergskaug served as Chief Executive Officer of Sparebanken Sør Boligkreditt AS (Former Name: Sør Boligkredi...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Geir's total compensation ($USD895.03K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Norwegian market ($USD484.23K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Geir's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: SOR's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: SOR's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SOR 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

Sparebanken Sør's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Sparebanken Sør
  • Ticker: SOR
  • Exchange: OB
  • Founded: 1824
  • Industry: Diversified Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: kr2.013b
  • Shares outstanding: 15.66m
  • Website: https://www.sor.no

Number of Employees


  • Sparebanken Sør
  • Rådhusgata 9
  • Kristiansand
  • Vest-Agder
  • Norway



Sparebanken Sør operates as an independent financial institution in Norway. The company operates through two segments, Retail Market and Corporate Market. It is involved in banking, securities trading, and...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/22 16:34
End of Day Share Price2021/06/22 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.