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Executive Summary

Emclaire Financial Corp operates as the bank holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton that provides retail and commercial financial products and services to individuals and businesses in western Pennsylvania. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Emclaire Financial's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: EMCF is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: EMCF's weekly volatility (8%) 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: EMCF underperformed the US Banks industry which returned -15.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EMCF underperformed the US Market which returned 20.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.8%6.3%2.8%
30 Day4.0%19.9%8.0%
90 Day10.1%19.1%6.8%
1 Year-18.8%-22.5%-14.0%-17.0%22.4%19.7%
3 Year-10.7%-20.5%-3.4%-11.5%47.3%37.5%
5 Year20.4%-0.2%38.4%21.1%93.6%72.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Emclaire Financial 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: EMCF ($24.45) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($21.34)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: EMCF's PE Ratio (11.7x) is in line with the US Banks industry average.

PE vs Market: EMCF is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.7x) compared to the US market (19.7x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: EMCF is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Banks industry average (0.9x).

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Future Growth

How is Emclaire Financial 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 Emclaire Financial 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.

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Past Performance

How has Emclaire Financial performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: EMCF has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: EMCF's current net profit margins (19.5%) are lower than last year (19.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: EMCF's earnings have grown by 11% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: EMCF had negative earnings growth (-12.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (-4.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: EMCF's Return on Equity (6.5%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Emclaire Financial'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: EMCF's Assets to Equity ratio (11.5x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: EMCF has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (219%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 95% of EMCF's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: EMCF has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (80%).

Low Risk Deposits: EMCF's Loans to Deposits ratio (92%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: EMCF has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.5%).

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What is Emclaire Financial current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: EMCF's dividend (4.91%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.46%).

High Dividend: EMCF's dividend (4.91%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.05%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (56.9%), EMCF'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.

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


Average management tenure


Bill Marsh (53 yo)





Mr. William C. Marsh, also known as Bill, has been the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Emclaire Financial Corp. since January 1, 2009. Mr. Marsh has been the Chairman of the...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Bill's total compensation ($USD625.87K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD561.41K).

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

Leadership Team

William Marsh
$ 1.6m
Jennifer Poulsen
Secretary & COOno dataUS$271.69k0.13%
$ 86.6k
Amanda Engles
CFO & Treasurer3.42yrsno data0.23%
$ 152.7k
Eric Gantz
Senior VP & Chief Credit Officer of the Farmers National Bank of Emlenton1.58yrsno data0.084%
$ 55.7k
Andrew Hogue
Assistant Vice President of Compliance & Security of The Farmers National Bank of Emlentonno datano datano data
Robert Foust
Senior Vice President of Corporate Banking - The Farmers National Bank of Emlentonno datano datano data
Kathy Buzzard
Senior Vice President of Operations - The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton13.83yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: EMCF's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

William Marsh
$ 1.6m
David Cox
Independent Vice Chairman of the Board11.83yrsUS$87.52k0.73%
$ 484.8k
John Mason
Independent Director31.83yrsUS$62.67k1.48%
$ 979.0k
Robert Hunter
Independent Director31.83yrsUS$55.52k3.41%
$ 2.3m
Mark Freemer
Independent Director16.08yrsUS$58.67k0.67%
$ 442.5k
James Crooks
Independent Director16.08yrsUS$61.87k1.07%
$ 709.8k
Henry Deible
Independent Director2.08yrsUS$51.97k2.74%
$ 1.8m
Nicholas Varischetti
Independent Director5.83yrsUS$53.47k1.7%
$ 1.1m
Milissa Bauer
Independent Director5.83yrsUS$58.72k1.36%
$ 899.3k
Robert Freeman
Independent Director5.83yrsUS$56.67k2.17%
$ 1.4m
Deanna McCarrier
Independent Director4.08yrsUS$58.27k0.79%
$ 524.6k
Henry Deible
Independent Director2.08yrsUS$57.12k0.014%
$ 9.4k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: EMCF's board of directors are considered experienced (8.8 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

Emclaire Financial Corp's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Emclaire Financial Corp
  • Ticker: EMCF
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1900
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$66.228m
  • Shares outstanding: 2.71m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Emclaire Financial Corp
  • 612 Main Street
  • Emlenton
  • Pennsylvania
  • 16373
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
EMCFNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 1996


Emclaire Financial Corp operates as the bank holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton that provides retail and commercial financial products and services to individuals and businesses in w...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/26 00:16
End of Day Share Price2020/11/24 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.