Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Horizon Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Horizon Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HBNC'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: HBNC underperformed the US Banks industry which returned -27.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HBNC underperformed the US Market which returned -10.7% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day10.9%2.9%5.3%
30 Day-36.8%-26.3%-13.6%
90 Day-46.8%-39.3%-19.8%
1 Year-36.4%-38.1%-25.6%-27.8%-8.9%-10.7%
3 Year-38.0%-41.8%-17.1%-23.1%15.5%8.0%
5 Year9.3%-1.6%10.9%-1.7%35.2%20.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Horizon 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: HBNC ($9.99) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($23.67)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HBNC is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.5x) compared to the Banks industry average (8.9x).

PE vs Market: HBNC is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.5x) compared to the US market (13.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: HBNC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HBNC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the US Banks industry average (0.8x).

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Future Growth

How is Horizon Bancorp forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HBNC's forecast earnings growth (1.6% per year) is below the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: HBNC's earnings (1.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.3% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: HBNC's revenue (3.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HBNC's revenue (3.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: HBNC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.1%).

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Past Performance

How has Horizon Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HBNC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HBNC's current net profit margins (33%) are higher than last year (32%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HBNC's earnings have grown significantly by 27.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HBNC's earnings growth over the past year (25.3%) is below its 5-year average (27.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: HBNC earnings growth over the past year (25.3%) exceeded the Banks industry 10.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: HBNC's Return on Equity (10.1%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Horizon 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: HBNC has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: HBNC's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

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

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

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

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

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

Level of Bad Loans: HBNC has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.58%)

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HBNC's dividend (4.8%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.95%).

High Dividend: HBNC's dividend (4.8%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.37%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.1%), HBNC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: HBNC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (34.1% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Craig Dwight (62yo)





Mr. Craig M. Dwight has been the Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bancorp, Inc. (formerly, Horizon Bancorp). and its subsidiary, Horizon Bank, N.A. since July 01, 2001. Mr. Dwight served as the President ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Craig's total compensation ($USD1.24M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.13M).

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

Leadership Team

Craig Dwight
Chairman & CEO18.75yrsUS$1.24m0.96% $4.2m
James Neff
President2.25yrsUS$767.24k0.74% $3.3m
Mark Secor
Executive VP11.25yrsUS$573.42k0.11% $501.4k
Kathie DeRuiter
Executive Vice President6.25yrsUS$492.45k0.16% $710.1k
Dennis Kuhn
Executive Vice President2.5yrsUS$471.70k0.059% $260.7k
Dona Lucker
Shareholder Relations Officer & Executive Assistant5.25yrsno datano data
Todd Etzler
Corporate Secretary & General Counsel3.08yrsno data0.024% $104.8k
Daniel Buresh
Asst. Chief Accounting Officer & Asst. Treasurer21.25yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

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

Board Members

Craig Dwight
Chairman & CEO18.75yrsUS$1.24m0.96% $4.2m
Daniel Hopp
Lead Independent Director6.75yrsUS$70.00k0.15% $674.3k
Susan Aaron
Independent Director25.25yrsUS$65.00k0.12% $551.7k
Spero Valavanis
Independent Director20.25yrsUS$62.00k0.15% $682.0k
Peter Pairitz
Independent Director19.25yrsUS$62.00k0.49% $2.2m
James Dworkin
Independent Director16.5yrsUS$62.00k0.081% $358.7k
Lawrence Burnell
Independent Director10.92yrsUS$64.00k0.076% $335.1k
Steven Reed
Independent Director5.92yrsUS$68.00k0.049% $215.2k
Michele Magnuson
Independent Director3.75yrsUS$60.00k0.10% $446.9k
Eric Blackhurst
Independent Director2.5yrsUS$60.00k0.028% $122.4k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: HBNC'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: HBNC 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 13.4%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Horizon Bancorp, Inc.
  • Ticker: HBNC
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1873
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$441.684m
  • Shares outstanding: 44.80m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Horizon Bancorp, Inc.
  • 515 Franklin Street
  • Michigan City
  • Indiana
  • 46360
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HBNCNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDAug 1987


Horizon Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Horizon Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services. The company offers demand and time deposits. Its loan portfolio comprises commercial, residential real estate, mortgage warehouse, and consumer loans. The company also provides corporate and individual trust and agency, investment management, and real estate investment trust services; and sells various insurance products. It operates through a network of 63 full service offices and 3 loan and deposit production offices in Northern and Central regions of Indiana, as well as Southern, Central, and Great Lakes bay regions of Michigan. Horizon Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/01 03:47
End of Day Share Price2020/03/31 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.