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Sierra Bancorp NasdaqGS:BSRR Stock Report

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24 Jun, 2022


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BSRR fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health5/6

BSRR Stock Overview

Sierra Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Bank of the Sierra that provides retail and commercial banking services to individuals and businesses in California.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Sierra Bancorp
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$22.13
52 Week HighUS$28.92
52 Week LowUS$20.77
1 Month Change4.04%
3 Month Change-13.56%
1 Year Change-12.46%
3 Year Change-18.40%
5 Year Change-9.86%
Change since IPO774.70%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

BSRRUS BanksUS Market

Return vs Industry: BSRR exceeded the US Banks industry which returned -19.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BSRR exceeded the US Market which returned -20.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is BSRR's price volatile compared to industry and market?
BSRR volatility
BSRR Average Weekly Movement3.1%
Banks Industry Average Movement3.8%
Market Average Movement8.0%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.6%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.1%

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

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

About the Company

1977484Kevin McPhaill

Sierra Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Bank of the Sierra that provides retail and commercial banking services to individuals and businesses in California. The company accepts various deposit products, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market demand accounts, time deposits, retirement accounts, and sweep accounts. Its loan products include agricultural, commercial, consumer, real estate, construction, and mortgage loans.

Sierra Bancorp Fundamentals Summary

How do Sierra Bancorp's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
BSRR fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$321.32m
Earnings (TTM)US$39.34m
Revenue (TTM)US$135.93m


P/E Ratio


P/B Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
BSRR income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$0
Gross ProfitUS$135.93m
Other ExpensesUS$96.59m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)2.64
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin28.94%
Debt/Equity Ratio59.0%

How did BSRR perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is BSRR undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 5/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for BSRR?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

BSRR key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenuen/a
Enterprise Value/EBITDAn/a
PEG Ratio1x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does BSRR's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

BSRR PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for BSRR vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average9.8x

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: BSRR is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.4x) compared to the peer average (9.8x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does BSRR's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the U.S. Banks Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: BSRR is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.4x) compared to the US Banks industry average (9.5x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is BSRR's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

BSRR PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio8.4x
Fair PE Ratio12.1x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: BSRR is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (8.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (12.1x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of BSRR when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: BSRR ($22.13) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($59.5)

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

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: BSRR is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)

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Future Growth

How is Sierra Bancorp forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 1/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BSRR's forecast earnings growth (8% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: BSRR's earnings (8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13.9% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: BSRR's revenue (6.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BSRR's revenue (6.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BSRR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.9%).

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Past Performance

How has Sierra Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BSRR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: BSRR's current net profit margins (28.9%) are lower than last year (29.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BSRR's earnings have grown by 16.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: BSRR's earnings growth over the past year (1.6%) is below its 5-year average (16.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: BSRR earnings growth over the past year (1.6%) underperformed the Banks industry 20.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: BSRR's Return on Equity (12.1%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Sierra Bancorp's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Asset Level

  • Allowance for Bad Loans

  • Low Risk Liabilities

  • Loan Level

  • Low Risk Deposits

  • Level of Bad Loans

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: BSRR's Assets to Equity ratio (10.5x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: BSRR has a low allowance for bad loans (74%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 93% of BSRR's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

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

Low Risk Deposits: BSRR's Loans to Deposits ratio (68%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: BSRR has an appropriate level of bad loans (1.5%).

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What is Sierra Bancorp current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BSRR's dividend (4.16%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.62%).

High Dividend: BSRR's dividend (4.16%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.34%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (34.4%), BSRR's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

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

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


Average management tenure


Kevin McPhaill (48 yo)





Mr. Kevin J. McPhaill has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the Sierra and of Sierra Bancorp since April 1, 2015 and their Director since January 1, 2015. He has been employed in the ba...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Kevin's total compensation ($USD1.30M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.71M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: BSRR's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: BSRR's board of directors are considered experienced (6.6 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

Sierra Bancorp's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Sierra Bancorp
  • Ticker: BSRR
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1977
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Implied Market Cap: US$321.324m
  • Shares outstanding: 14.92m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Sierra Bancorp
  • 86 North Main Street
  • Porterville
  • California
  • 93257
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/24 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.