Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for ConnectOne Bank, a state chartered bank that provides various commercial banking products and services.

Snowflake Analysis

Very undervalued with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

How has ConnectOne Bancorp's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Banks


US Market

1 Year Return




US Banks


US Market

Return vs Industry: CNOB underperformed the US Banks industry which returned -31.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CNOB underperformed the US Market which returned -13.6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-5.3%-10.6%-4.1%
30 Day-40.7%-31.6%-19.1%
90 Day-51.0%-43.4%-23.4%
1 Year-37.8%-38.8%-31.8%-33.7%-13.2%-14.9%
3 Year-44.9%-47.1%-23.1%-28.7%10.7%3.5%
5 Year-30.6%-35.5%2.3%-9.4%28.5%14.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is ConnectOne Bancorp 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: CNOB ($12.41) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($25.93)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CNOB is good value based on its PE Ratio (6x) compared to the Banks industry average (8.8x).

PE vs Market: CNOB is good value based on its PE Ratio (6x) compared to the US market (12.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CNOB is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the US Banks industry average (0.8x).

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Future Growth

How is ConnectOne Bancorp 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: CNOB's forecast earnings growth (13.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: CNOB's earnings (13.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (12.3% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: CNOB's revenue (11.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CNOB's revenue (11.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CNOB's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.6%).

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Past Performance

How has ConnectOne Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CNOB has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CNOB's current net profit margins (39.2%) are lower than last year (42.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CNOB's earnings have grown by 19.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CNOB's earnings growth over the past year (21.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (19.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CNOB earnings growth over the past year (21.4%) exceeded the Banks industry 10.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: CNOB's Return on Equity (10%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is ConnectOne Bancorp'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: CNOB has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: CNOB's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.4x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: CNOB's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: CNOB has a low allowance for bad loans.

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

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

Low Risk Deposits: CNOB's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.

Level of Bad Loans: CNOB has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.97%)

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What is ConnectOne Bancorp's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CNOB's dividend (2.9%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (2%).

High Dividend: CNOB's dividend (2.9%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.56%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (17.3%), CNOB's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CNOB's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (17.6% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Frank Sorrentino (57yo)





Mr. Frank S. Sorrentino, III, has been the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. since July 1, 2014. Mr. Sorrentino serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of N ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Frank's total compensation ($USD2.12M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.20M).

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

Leadership Team

Frank Sorrentino
5.75yrsUS$2.12m1.74% $8.7m
William Burns
Executive VP & CFO6.25yrsUS$859.27k0.16% $815.5k
Christopher Ewing
Executive VP & COOno dataUS$713.51k0.023% $113.6k
Michael McGrover
First Senior VP & Chief Credit Officerno dataUS$542.41k0.038% $188.6k
Elizabeth Magennis
Executive VP & Chief Lending Officer5.75yrsUS$803.45k0.15% $734.2k
Laura Criscione
Executive VP & Corporate Secretaryno dataUS$512.26k0.18% $880.7k
Siya Vansia
Vice President of Marketingno datano datano data
Michael Rozman
President of BoeFly Division0.83yrno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: CNOB's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Frank Sorrentino
5.75yrsUS$2.12m1.74% $8.7m
Frank Baier
Independent Director6.25yrsUS$97.48k0.23% $1.1m
Joseph Parisi
Independent Director5.75yrsUS$72.48k0.56% $2.8m
Michael Kempner
Independent Director5.75yrsUS$72.48k1.02% $5.1m
William Thompson
Independent Director26.25yrsUS$77.48k0.24% $1.2m
Alexander Bol
Independent Director5.08yrsUS$90.48k0.34% $1.7m
Nicholas Minoia
Director11.25yrsUS$110.48k0.093% $463.7k
Frank Huttle
Independent Director5.75yrsUS$84.48k0.63% $3.1m
Stephen Boswell
Lead Independent Director5.75yrsUS$123.98k0.76% $3.8m
Katherin Nukk-Freeman
Directorno dataUS$7.61k0.0068% $33.9k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: CNOB's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CNOB insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 9.6%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.
  • Ticker: CNOB
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1982
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$500.839m
  • Shares outstanding: 39.62m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.
  • 301 Sylvan Avenue
  • Bergen County
  • Englewood Cliffs
  • New Jersey
  • 7632
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CNOBNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1975


ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for ConnectOne Bank, a state chartered bank that provides various commercial banking products and services. The company offers a range of deposit products, including personal and business checking accounts, retirement accounts, money market accounts, and time and savings accounts. It also provides personal and commercial business loans on a secured and unsecured basis; revolving lines of credit; commercial mortgage loans; residential mortgages on primary and secondary residences; home equity loans; bridge loans; and other personal purpose loans. In addition, the company offers credit cards, wire transfers, access to automated teller services, Internet banking, treasury direct, ACH origination, lockbox, mobile banking by phone, safe deposit box, and remote deposit capture services. As of January 24, 2019, the company offered its commercial and consumer banking and lending services and products through its 29 banking offices located in New York and New Jersey. It serves small-to-medium sized businesses, high net worth individuals, professional practices, and consumer and retail clients. The company was formerly known as Center Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. in July 2014. ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/03 00:38
End of Day Share Price2020/04/02 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.