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Executive Summary

Hanmi Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Hanmi Bank that provides business banking products and services in the United States.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HAFC'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: HAFC underperformed the US Banks industry which returned -19.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HAFC underperformed the US Market which returned 9.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day3.9%8.2%3.0%
30 Day-12.7%3.2%8.2%
90 Day-41.4%-20.6%0.4%
1 Year-54.8%-57.1%-17.4%-20.1%12.4%9.9%
3 Year-61.9%-66.4%-8.5%-15.6%31.0%22.3%
5 Year-53.7%-61.3%12.0%-1.4%58.1%40.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Hanmi Financial 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: HAFC ($9.03) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($20.94)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HAFC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (13.6x) compared to the Banks industry average (9.7x).

PE vs Market: HAFC is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.6x) compared to the US market (15.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HAFC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the US Banks industry average (0.8x).

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Future Growth

How is Hanmi Financial forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HAFC's forecast earnings growth (33.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: HAFC's earnings (33.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: HAFC's revenue (6.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HAFC's revenue (6.8% 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 HAFC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has Hanmi Financial performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HAFC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HAFC's current net profit margins (12.9%) are lower than last year (28.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HAFC's earnings have declined by -5.8% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: HAFC had negative earnings growth (-64.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (2.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: HAFC's Return on Equity (3.7%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Hanmi 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: HAFC's Assets to Equity ratio (10.2x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: HAFC has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (127%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 90% of HAFC's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

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

Low Risk Deposits: HAFC's Loans to Deposits ratio (98%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: HAFC has an appropriate level of bad loans (1.1%).

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What is Hanmi Financial's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HAFC's dividend (5.32%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.69%).

High Dividend: HAFC's dividend (5.32%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.52%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: HAFC has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: HAFC's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 7 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (145.1%), HAFC's dividend payments are not 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.

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


Average management tenure


Bonnie Lee (56yo)





Ms. Bonita I. Lee, also known as Bonnie, has been Chief Executive Officer of Hanmi Financial Corporation and Hanmi Bank since May 3, 2019 and its President since June 2018. She served as Chief Operating Of ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Bonnie's total compensation ($USD1.42M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.38M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Bonnie's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Bonita Lee
President1.08yrsUS$1.42m0.20% $542.0k
Romolo Santarosa
Senior EVP & CFO4.58yrsUS$944.11k0.13% $344.1k
Min Park
Executive VP & Chief Credit Risk Officer of Hanmi Bank5.17yrsUS$340.68k0.045% $122.2k
Matthew Fuhr
Executive VP & Chief Credit Administrative Officer of Hanmi Bank3.25yrsUS$410.58k0.071% $194.4k
Vivian Kim
Senior VPno datano datano data
Greg Kim
Chief Administrative Officer & Executive VP of Hanmi Bank6.83yrsUS$500.45kno data
Anthony Kim
Executive VP & Chief Banking Officer of Hanmi Bankno datano data0.11% $287.9k
Michael Du
Senior VP & Chief Risk Officer of Hanmi Bank0.58yrno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: HAFC's management team is considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).

Board Members

Bonita Lee
President1.08yrsUS$1.42m0.20% $542.0k
Scott Diehl
Independent Director2.33yrsUS$123.71k0.027% $73.0k
Michael Yang
Independent Director4.33yrsUS$111.31k0.033% $89.1k
John Ahn
Independent Chairman1.08yrsUS$130.11k0.13% $350.9k
Kiho Choi
Independent Director2.17yrsUS$113.21k0.045% $122.7k
Harry Chung
Independent Director4.33yrsUS$122.26k0.046% $125.2k
Thomas Williams
Independent Director4yrsUS$116.01k0.019% $52.9k
David Rosenblum
Independent Vice Chairman1.42yrsUS$122.21k0.053% $145.6k
Christie Chu
Independent Director5.25yrsUS$120.26k0.032% $88.9k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: HAFC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: HAFC 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

Hanmi Financial Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Hanmi Financial Corporation
  • Ticker: HAFC
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1982
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$273.797m
  • Shares outstanding: 30.32m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Hanmi Financial Corporation
  • 3660 Wilshire Boulevard
  • Penthouse Suite A
  • Los Angeles
  • California
  • 90010
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HAFCNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJun 1994
HF7NDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURJun 1994


Hanmi Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Hanmi Bank that provides business banking products and services in the United States. The company offers various deposit products, including noninterest-bearing checking accounts, interest-bearing checking and savings accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. It also provides real estate loans, including commercial property, construction, and residential property loans; and commercial and industrial loans, such as commercial term loans and commercial lines of credit, as well as international finance, and trade services and products comprising letters of credit, and import and export financing. In addition, the company offers consumer loans that include automobile loans, secured and unsecured personal loans, home improvement loans, home equity lines of credit, unsecured lines of credit, and credit cards; and small business administration loans for business purposes, which comprise owner-occupied commercial real estate, business acquisitions, start-ups, franchise financing, working capital, improvements and renovations, inventory and equipment, and debt-refinancing, as well as equipment lease financing. As of February. 06, 2020, it operated a network of 35 full-service branches and 9 loan production offices in California, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Washington, and Georgia. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/06/01 02:19
End of Day Share Price2020/05/29 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.