Stock Analysis Report

Sparebanken Øst

Executive Summary

Sparebanken Øst operates as a savings bank in Eastern Norway.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with reasonable growth potential and pays a dividend.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




NO Banks


NO Market

1 Year Return




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NO Market

Return vs Industry: SPOG exceeded the Norwegian Banks industry which returned -30.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SPOG exceeded the Norwegian Market which returned -28.8% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day3.4%1.7%0.7%
30 Day-24.1%-30.3%-20.4%
90 Day-26.9%-33.8%-29.6%
1 Year-27.2%-27.2%-26.8%-30.2%-25.1%-28.8%
3 Year-8.5%-22.5%-7.9%-19.2%-4.9%-17.0%
5 Year0.7%-26.1%10.2%-12.3%11.9%-13.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Sparebanken Øst 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: SPOG (NOK39.9) is trading below our estimate of fair value (NOK69.7)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SPOG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SPOG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (8.2x) compared to the Banks industry average (6.6x).

PE vs Market: SPOG is good value based on its PE Ratio (8.2x) compared to the Norwegian market (9.7x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SPOG is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.3x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SPOG is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.2x) compared to the NO Banks industry average (0.4x).

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Future Growth

How is Sparebanken Øst 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: SPOG's forecast earnings growth (23.6% per year) is above the savings rate (0.7%).

Earnings vs Market: SPOG's earnings (23.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Norwegian market (19.4% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: SPOG's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Norwegian market (3% per year).

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

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SPOG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.3%).

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Past Performance

How has Sparebanken Øst performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SPOG has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SPOG's current net profit margins (14.4%) are lower than last year (16.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SPOG's earnings have grown by 5.6% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: SPOG had negative earnings growth (-18.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (18.4%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SPOG's Return on Equity (7.5%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Sparebanken Øst'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: SPOG has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: SPOG's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

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

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if SPOG has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

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

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

Low Risk Deposits: SPOG has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if SPOG has an appropriate level of bad loans.

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SPOG's dividend (9.02%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Norwegian market (3.86%).

High Dividend: SPOG's dividend (9.02%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Norwegian market (8.43%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (73.8%), SPOG's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: SPOG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (69% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Pål Strand (54yo)





Mr. Pål Strand serves as Managing Director of Sparebanken Øst. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Sparebanken Øst on July 1, 2011. Mr. Strand served as its Director of Private & Corporate M ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Pål's total compensation ($USD303.18K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Norwegian market ($USD390.88K).

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

Leadership Team

Pål Strand
Managing Director8.67yrskr3.20m0.19% NOK1.6m
Thor-Henning Bråthen
Chief Financial Officer2.58yrskr1.87m0.0097% NOK79.8k
Arnljot Lien
Director of Digitalization & Technology1yrkr1.44mno data
Anne Siri Jensen
Director of Credit Person Market & Trusteeno datakr1.27m0.0020% NOK16.6k
Kjell Engen
Deputy CEOno datakr2.52mno data
Halvor Kirkebøen
Head of Management & Control Departmentno datakr1.79m0.013% NOK103.4k
Arne Stokke
Director1.17yrskr188.00kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: SPOG's management team is considered experienced (2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Anne Siri Jensen
Director of Credit Person Market & Trusteeno datakr1.27m0.0020% NOK16.6k
Arne Stokke
Director1.17yrskr188.00kno data
Jorund Indrelid
Director1.17yrsno datano data
Frank Borgen
Chair of Trusteesno datano data0.16% NOK1.3m
Tom Svendsen
no datano data0.0024% NOK19.9k
Øivind Andersson
Chair of the Board of Directors3yrskr330.00k0.17% NOK1.4m
Elly Thoresen
Director8.17yrskr146.00k0.0017% NOK14.4k
Ole-Martin Solberg
Employee Representative Director3.92yrskr758.00kno data
Morten Yttreeide
Deputy Chairman of the Board1.17yrskr185.00k0.19% NOK1.6m
Lars Lunde
Deputy Chair of Trusteesno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: SPOG's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.1 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: SPOG 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 Øst's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Sparebanken Øst
  • Ticker: SPOG
  • Exchange: OB
  • Founded: 1843
  • Industry: Diversified Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: kr827.174m
  • Shares outstanding: 20.73m
  • Website: https://www.oest.no

Number of Employees


  • Sparebanken Øst
  • Bragernes Torg 2
  • Drammen
  • Buskerud
  • Norway


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SPOGOB (Oslo Bors)YesPrimary Capital CertificatesNONOKOct 1993
0G45LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesPrimary Capital CertificatesGBNOKOct 1993
SPOGOBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesPrimary Capital CertificatesGBNOKOct 1993


Sparebanken Øst operates as a savings bank in Eastern Norway. The company offers financial products, such as savings, credit, and payment products; mortgages on homes; and debenture financing for second-hand cars, as well as services in the areas of financing, savings and investment, and money-transfer. It also distributes insurance, fund shares, interest rate hedging, currency, and letters of credit, as well as operates, manages, and sells real estate properties. The company was founded in 1843 and is headquartered in Drammen, Norway. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/30 21:13
End of Day Share Price2020/03/30 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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