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Bank of South Carolina

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2021/07/24 22:51 UTC

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Company Financials

Executive Summary

The Bank of South Carolina Corporation is the holding company of The Bank of South Carolina ("The Bank"). More Details


PE ratio (16.5x) is below the US market (18.5x)

Pays a reliable dividend of 3.38%

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for BKSC from our risk checks.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Bank of South Carolina's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Banks


US Market

1 Year Return




US Banks


US Market

Return vs Industry: BKSC underperformed the US Banks industry which returned 55% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BKSC underperformed the US Market which returned 39.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.6%-0.5%2.0%
30 Day-0.5%-4.3%1.6%
90 Day-3.5%-3.2%3.5%
1 Year23.8%18.8%59.3%55.0%41.3%39.1%
3 Year9.3%-3.3%16.9%6.9%64.0%53.8%
5 Year54.4%29.0%93.5%69.2%123.9%99.0%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Bank of South Carolina 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: BKSC ($20.11) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($17.45)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BKSC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (16.5x) compared to the US Banks industry average (11.1x).

PE vs Market: BKSC is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.5x) compared to the US market (18.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BKSC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BKSC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.1x) compared to the US Banks industry average (1.1x).

Future Growth

How is Bank of South Carolina forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Banks industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Bank of South Carolina has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Bank of South Carolina performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BKSC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BKSC's current net profit margins (32.7%) are lower than last year (35.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BKSC's earnings have grown by 8.1% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: BKSC had negative earnings growth (-5.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (26.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: BKSC's Return on Equity (12.7%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Bank of South Carolina'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: BKSC's Assets to Equity ratio (10.5x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: BKSC has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (386%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 97% of BKSC's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: BKSC has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (57%).

Low Risk Deposits: BKSC's Loans to Deposits ratio (66%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: BKSC has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.3%).


What is Bank of South Carolina current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BKSC's dividend (3.38%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.32%).

High Dividend: BKSC's dividend (3.38%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.56%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: BKSC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: BKSC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (54.8%), BKSC's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Fleetwood Hassell (61 yo)





Mr. Fleetwood S. Hassell has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bank of South Carolina Corporation and its subsidiary Bank of South Carolina since April 11, 2012. Mr. Hassell served as a...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Fleetwood's total compensation ($USD346.89K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD544.90K).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: BKSC's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: BKSC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.3 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: BKSC 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

Bank of South Carolina Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Bank of South Carolina Corporation
  • Ticker: BKSC
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1986
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$111.086m
  • Shares outstanding: 5.52m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Bank of South Carolina Corporation
  • 256 Meeting Street
  • PO Box 538
  • Charleston
  • South Carolina
  • 29401
  • United States



The Bank of South Carolina Corporation is the holding company of The Bank of South Carolina ("The Bank"). The Bank is a South Carolina state-chartered bank with offices in Charleston, North Charleston, Sum...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/07/24 22:51
End of Day Share Price2021/07/23 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.