Columbia Banking System, Inc.

NasdaqGS:COLB Stock Report

Market Cap: US$3.7b

Columbia Banking System Valuation

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

Valuation Score

4/6

Valuation Score 4/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Analyst Forecast

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: COLB ($17.65) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($40.69)

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


Key Valuation Metric

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

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

COLB 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 Ratio0.5x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

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

The above table shows the PE ratio for COLB vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyForward PEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average13.7x
HWC Hancock Whitney
9.5x4.4%US$3.7b
UMBF UMB Financial
11.1x3.5%US$3.9b
SFBS ServisFirst Bancshares
15.7x4.7%US$3.2b
GBCI Glacier Bancorp
18.3x10.3%US$4.1b
COLB Columbia Banking System
10.6x21.1%US$3.7b

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: COLB is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (10.6x) compared to the peer average (-1.2x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does COLB's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Banks Industry?

0 CompaniesPrice / EarningsEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Industry Avg.n/a7.0%
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No. of CompaniesPE048121620

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Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: COLB is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (10.6x) compared to the US Banks industry average (9.1x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is COLB'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.

COLB PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio10.6x
Fair PE Ratio17.1x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: COLB is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (10.6x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.1x).


Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

The above table shows the analyst COLB forecast and predictions for the stock price in 12 month’s time.
DateShare PriceAverage 1Y Price TargetDispersionHighLow1Y Actual priceAnalysts
CurrentUS$17.65
US$21.42
+21.3%
7.0%US$25.00US$20.00n/a12
Apr ’25US$18.87
US$22.67
+20.1%
10.2%US$25.00US$20.00n/a12
Mar ’25US$17.87
US$24.67
+38.0%
9.3%US$29.00US$20.00n/a12
Feb ’25US$19.31
US$25.00
+29.5%
7.3%US$29.00US$22.00n/a12
Jan ’25US$26.68
US$27.58
+3.4%
15.8%US$36.00US$20.00n/a12
Dec ’24US$23.89
US$24.38
+2.0%
12.6%US$30.00US$20.00n/a12
Nov ’24US$19.63
US$24.41
+24.3%
13.2%US$30.00US$20.00n/a11
Oct ’24US$20.30
US$24.86
+22.5%
14.0%US$30.00US$18.00n/a11
Sep ’24US$21.15
US$25.32
+19.7%
13.1%US$30.00US$18.00n/a11
Aug ’24US$22.07
US$25.32
+14.7%
13.1%US$30.00US$18.00n/a11
Jul ’24US$20.28
US$26.64
+31.3%
11.4%US$30.00US$21.50n/a11
Jun ’24US$20.46
US$27.25
+33.2%
12.0%US$32.00US$21.50n/a10
May ’24US$20.96
US$27.55
+31.4%
12.9%US$32.00US$21.50n/a10
Apr ’24US$21.42
US$27.83
+29.9%
17.8%US$36.00US$23.00US$18.876
Mar ’24US$29.95
US$32.95
+10.0%
5.4%US$36.00US$31.89US$17.874
Feb ’24US$31.65
US$33.54
+6.0%
7.2%US$36.93US$31.00US$19.315
Jan ’24US$29.96
US$34.44
+14.9%
5.1%US$36.93US$31.89US$26.686
Dec ’23US$33.70
US$34.26
+1.7%
5.7%US$36.99US$31.89US$23.896
Nov ’23US$33.65
US$33.27
-1.1%
5.5%US$36.00US$31.00US$19.636
Oct ’23US$28.68
US$33.60
+17.1%
7.2%US$38.02US$31.00US$20.306
Sep ’23US$29.79
US$33.60
+12.8%
7.2%US$38.02US$31.00US$21.156
Aug ’23US$29.54
US$33.60
+13.8%
7.2%US$38.02US$31.00US$22.076
Jul ’23US$29.29
US$33.53
+14.5%
11.3%US$40.95US$30.21US$20.286
Jun ’23US$29.29
US$35.49
+21.2%
10.5%US$40.95US$31.00US$20.466
May ’23US$27.76
US$35.49
+27.8%
10.5%US$40.95US$31.00US$20.966
Apr ’23US$30.82
US$37.06
+20.3%
6.9%US$40.95US$33.57US$21.425

Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price and analysts are within a statistically confident range of agreement.


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