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Hingham Institution for Savings

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2021/06/24 02:02 UTC

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Company Financials

Executive Summary

Hingham Institution for Savings provides various financial products and services to individuals and businesses in the United States. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with outstanding track record.

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Share Price & News

How has Hingham Institution for Savings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HIFS is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: HIFS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Mortgage


US Market

1 Year Return




US Mortgage


US Market

Return vs Industry: HIFS exceeded the US Mortgage industry which returned 54% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HIFS exceeded the US Market which returned 42.6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.9%-1.7%0.5%
30 Day-0.4%4.3%1.9%
90 Day6.0%-3.6%7.9%
1 Year80.6%78.4%58.8%54.0%44.9%42.6%
3 Year36.1%31.5%29.2%18.5%64.4%54.1%
5 Year149.3%136.5%80.5%53.7%128.3%102.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Hingham Institution for Savings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Hingham Institution for Savings 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: HIFS ($289.44) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($269.92)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HIFS is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.5x) compared to the US Mortgage industry average (12.6x).

PE vs Market: HIFS is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.5x) compared to the US market (19.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HIFS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2x) compared to the US Mortgage industry average (1.1x).

Future Growth

How is Hingham Institution for Savings 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 Hingham Institution for Savings 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.

Past Performance

How has Hingham Institution for Savings performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HIFS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HIFS's current net profit margins (58.7%) are higher than last year (48.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HIFS's earnings have grown by 18.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HIFS's earnings growth over the past year (107.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (18.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: HIFS earnings growth over the past year (107.5%) exceeded the Mortgage industry 25.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: HIFS's Return on Equity (21.1%) is considered high.

Financial Health

How is Hingham Institution for Savings'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: HIFS's Assets to Equity ratio (9.2x) is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: HIFS has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (2870%).

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

Loan Level: HIFS has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (88%).

Low Risk Deposits: HIFS's Loans to Deposits ratio (110%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: HIFS has an appropriate level of bad loans (0%).


What is Hingham Institution for Savings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HIFS's dividend (0.92%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.3%).

High Dividend: HIFS's dividend (0.92%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.46%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: HIFS's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (6.1%), HIFS's dividend payments are thoroughly 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


Robert Gaughen (71 yo)





Mr. Robert H. Gaughen Jr., Esq. has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hingham Institution For Savings since April 29, 1993 and has been its Director since May 1991 and also served as its Pre...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Robert's total compensation ($USD2.07M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.39M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: HIFS's management team is considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: HIFS's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 25.9 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: HIFS insiders have sold more shares than they have bought 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

Hingham Institution for Savings's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Hingham Institution for Savings
  • Ticker: HIFS
  • Exchange: NasdaqGM
  • Founded: 1834
  • Industry: Thrifts and Mortgage Finance
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$620.096m
  • Shares outstanding: 2.14m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Hingham Institution for Savings
  • 55 Main Street
  • Hingham
  • Massachusetts
  • 2043
  • United States



Hingham Institution for Savings provides various financial products and services to individuals and businesses in the United States. It offers savings, checking, money market, demand deposit, and negotiabl...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/06/24 02:02
End of Day Share Price2021/06/23 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.