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Executive Summary

Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Hawthorn Bank that provides various banking services in Missouri. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet second-rate dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Hawthorn Bancshares's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: HWBK has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Banks


US Market

1 Year Return




US Banks


US Market

Return vs Industry: HWBK exceeded the US Banks industry which returned -28.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HWBK underperformed the US Market which returned 15.6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.3%-0.9%-1.1%
30 Day8.1%5.1%2.9%
90 Day9.2%-1.0%5.7%
1 Year-13.5%-15.6%-27.6%-30.2%17.6%15.0%
3 Year12.6%6.3%-19.5%-26.2%38.9%29.7%
5 Year84.1%69.1%14.3%0.2%78.4%58.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Hawthorn Bancshares 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: HWBK ($19.06) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($17.81)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HWBK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (10.3x) compared to the US Banks industry average (10.2x).

PE vs Market: HWBK is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.3x) compared to the US market (18.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HWBK is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Banks industry average (0.8x).

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Future Growth

How is Hawthorn Bancshares 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 Hawthorn Bancshares 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 Hawthorn Bancshares performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HWBK has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HWBK's current net profit margins (22.6%) are lower than last year (24.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HWBK's earnings have grown by 14.1% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: HWBK had negative earnings growth (-13.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (-4%).

Return on Equity

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

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Financial Health

How is Hawthorn Bancshares'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: HWBK's Assets to Equity ratio (14x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: HWBK has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (187%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 85% of HWBK's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: HWBK has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (75%).

Low Risk Deposits: HWBK's Loans to Deposits ratio (95%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: HWBK has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.7%).

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What is Hawthorn Bancshares's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: HWBK's dividend (2.52%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.65%).

High Dividend: HWBK's dividend (2.52%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.63%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (24.9%), HWBK'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.

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


Average board tenure


David Turner (63 yo)





Mr. David T. Turner has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. since January 1, 2011. Mr. Turner has been the President of Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. since March 2002. He ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD654.51K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD585.94K).

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

Board Members

David Turner
$ 1.6m
Kathleen Bruegenhemke
Senior VP3.58yrsUS$273.68k1.15%
$ 1.4m
Charles Dudenhoeffer
Advisory Director6yrsUS$31.53kno data
Philip Freeman
Independent Director27.75yrsUS$34.70k1.35%
$ 1.7m
James Loyd
Advisory Director13.92yrsno datano data
Kevin Riley
Independent Director25.75yrsUS$34.70k0.46%
$ 568.1k
Gus Wetzel
Advisory Director4.33yrsUS$31.20k0.061%
$ 74.2k
Frank Burkhead
Independent Director6.25yrsUS$34.70k0.22%
$ 267.2k
Jonathan Holtaway
Independent Director1.58yrsUS$21.90kno data
Gus Wetzel
Independent Director1.92yrsUS$34.70kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: HWBK's board of directors are considered experienced (6.1 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: HWBK 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

Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc.
  • Ticker: HWBK
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1865
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$122.514m
  • Shares outstanding: 6.49m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc.
  • 132 East High Street
  • Box 688
  • Jefferson City
  • Missouri
  • 65102
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
HWBKNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 2000


Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Hawthorn Bank that provides various banking services in Missouri. It offers checking and savings accounts, and certificates of deposit; an ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/27 23:55
End of Day Share Price2020/10/27 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.