Sparebanken Sør operates as an independent savings bank in Norway.
No risks detected for SOR from our risk checks.
Good value with proven track record.
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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: SOR exceeded the Norwegian Banks industry which returned -17.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SOR exceeded the Norwegian Market which returned -18.3% over the past year.
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
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StSparebanken Sør (OB:SOR) Shareholders Received A Total Return Of 15% In The Last Five Years
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHow Much Did Sparebanken Sør's (OB:SOR) CEO Pocket Last Year?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StShould You Take Comfort From Insider Transactions At Sparebanken Sør (OB:SOR)?
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 (NOK99.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value (NOK116.85)
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 poor value based on its PE Ratio (9.2x) compared to the NO Banks industry average (9.1x).
PE vs Market: SOR is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.2x) compared to the Norwegian market (14.4x).
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 (0.5x).
How is Sparebanken Sør forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SOR's forecast earnings growth (21.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.6%).
Earnings vs Market: SOR's earnings (21.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Norwegian market (35.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SOR's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Norwegian market (5.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SOR's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% 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 (8.1%).
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 (7.5%) are higher than last year (7.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SOR has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 44.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: SOR's earnings growth over the past year (12.2%) is below its 5-year average (44.6% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: SOR earnings growth over the past year (12.2%) exceeded the Banks industry -3.5%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: SOR's Return on Equity (8%) is considered low.
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
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: SOR's Assets to Equity ratio (10.7x) is moderate.
Allowance for Bad Loans: SOR has a low allowance for bad loans (35%).
Low Risk Liabilities: 55% 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 (77%).
Low Risk Deposits: SOR's Loans to Deposits ratio (191%) is high.
Level of Bad Loans: SOR has an appropriate level of bad loans (1.1%).
What is Sparebanken Sør current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate SOR's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SOR's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SOR's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SOR's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: SOR is not paying a notable dividend for the Norwegian market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of SOR's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Norwegian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Geir Bergskaug (60yo)
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 ($USD569.17K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Norwegian market ($USD445.50K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Geir's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Executive Officer||6.5yrs||kr5.33m||0.39% NOK6.0m|
|Deputy CEO & Director of Corporate Market||14.17yrs||kr2.39m||0.016% NOK245.8k|
|Director of Risk Management||6.5yrs||kr2.03m||0.022% NOK348.5k|
|Director of Retail Banking||6.5yrs||kr2.40m||0.017% NOK257.7k|
|Director of Group Support||6.5yrs||kr1.96m||0.0066% NOK102.5k|
|Director of Business Support||6.5yrs||kr1.91m||0.00075% NOK11.7k|
|Director of Capital Market||6.5yrs||kr1.93m||0.0010% NOK16.0k|
|Finance Manager||no data||no data||0.033% NOK510.9k|
|Director of Strategy & Compliance||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|Director of Merger Secretary||6.5yrs||kr1.78m||no data|
|Acting Director of Corporate Market||no data||kr964.00k||0.0018% NOK27.9k|
Experienced Management: SOR's management team is seasoned and 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Sparebanken Sør's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Sparebanken Sør
- Ticker: SOR
- Exchange: OB
- Founded: 1824
- Industry: Diversified Banks
- Sector: Banks
- Market Cap: kr1.557b
- Shares outstanding: 15.66m
- Website: https://www.sor.no
Number of Employees
- Sparebanken Sør
- Rådhusgata 9
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SOR||OB (Oslo Bors)||Yes||Equity Certificates||NO||NOK||Jul 1998|
|0FN3||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Equity Certificates||GB||NOK||Jul 1998|
Sparebanken Sør operates as an independent savings bank in Norway. The company operates through two segments, Retail Market and Corporate Market. It is involved in banking, securities trading, and real estate brokerage activities in Agder, Rogaland, Vestfold, and Telemark. The company also provides mortgaging, car financing, leasing, and property management services; and sells life and general insurance, pension, and group life insurance products to retail and corporate customers. It conducts banking operations in 34 locations and real estate brokerage business in 17 locations. The company was founded in 1824 and is headquartered in Kristiansand, Norway. Sparebanken Sør is a subsidiary of Sparebankstiftelsen Sparebanken Sør.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/07/13 20:53|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/13 00:00|
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