ESSA Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for ESSA Bank & Trust that provides a range of financial products and services to individuals, families, and businesses in Pennsylvania. More Details
Undervalued with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend.
Share Price & News
How has ESSA Bancorp's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ESSA is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ESSA's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: ESSA underperformed the US Mortgage industry which returned 48.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ESSA underperformed the US Market which returned 35.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is ESSA Bancorp's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is ESSA 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: ESSA ($16.33) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($21.61)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ESSA is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ESSA is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.1x) compared to the US Mortgage industry average (12x).
PE vs Market: ESSA is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.1x) compared to the US market (18.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: ESSA's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ESSA is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Mortgage industry average (1.1x).
How is ESSA Bancorp forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ESSA's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-3.3% per year).
Earnings vs Market: ESSA's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-3.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: ESSA's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ESSA's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ESSA's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if ESSA's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has ESSA Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ESSA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: ESSA's current net profit margins (26.2%) are higher than last year (25.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ESSA's earnings have grown significantly by 21.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: ESSA's earnings growth over the past year (14.1%) is below its 5-year average (21.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: ESSA earnings growth over the past year (14.1%) underperformed the Mortgage industry 40.2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: ESSA's Return on Equity (8.2%) is considered low.
How is ESSA Bancorp's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: ESSA's Assets to Equity ratio (9.1x) is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: ESSA has a low allowance for bad loans (69%).
Low Risk Liabilities: 98% of ESSA's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: ESSA has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (75%).
Low Risk Deposits: ESSA's Loans to Deposits ratio (86%) is appropriate.
Level of Bad Loans: ESSA has an appropriate level of bad loans (1.8%).
What is ESSA Bancorp current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: ESSA's dividend (2.94%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: ESSA's dividend (2.94%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.55%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: ESSA's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: ESSA's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (28.3%), ESSA'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 and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Gary Olson (67 yo)
Mr. Gary S. Olson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer at ESSA Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary ESSA Bank & Trust since 2000. Mr. Olson began his career at ESSA Bank & Trust in 1977. He has b...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Gary's total compensation ($USD950.67K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.11M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Gary's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: ESSA's management team is seasoned and experienced (12 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ESSA's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: ESSA insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
ESSA Bancorp, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: ESSA Bancorp, Inc.
- Ticker: ESSA
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1916
- Industry: Thrifts and Mortgage Finance
- Sector: Banks
- Market Cap: US$163.226m
- Shares outstanding: 10.00m
- Website: https://ir.essabank.com
Number of Employees
- ESSA Bancorp, Inc.
- 200 Palmer Street
- United States
ESSA Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for ESSA Bank & Trust that provides a range of financial products and services to individuals, families, and businesses in Pennsylvania. The company ac...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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