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Midland States Bancorp

Executive Summary

Midland States Bancorp, Inc. operates as a financial holding company for Midland States Bank that provides various banking products and services to individuals, businesses, municipalities, and other entities.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet, good value and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: MSBI'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: MSBI underperformed the US Banks industry which returned -27.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MSBI underperformed the US Market which returned 6.7% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0%0.5%-0.7%
30 Day-8.8%-4.4%4.6%
90 Day-11.7%2.0%14.0%
1 Year-44.5%-47.1%-23.6%-26.2%7.6%5.3%
3 Year-54.6%-59.3%-15.0%-21.8%34.9%26.1%
5 Yearn/a7.0%-6.0%62.3%44.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Midland States 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: MSBI ($13.75) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($14.99)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MSBI is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MSBI is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.8x) compared to the US Banks industry average (9.2x).

PE vs Market: MSBI is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.8x) compared to the US market (16.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: MSBI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MSBI 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 Midland States Bancorp 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: MSBI's forecast earnings growth (4.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: MSBI's earnings (4.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.9% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: MSBI's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: MSBI's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.3% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: MSBI's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (6.5%).

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Past Performance

How has Midland States Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MSBI has a large one-off loss of $16.4M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: MSBI's current net profit margins (17.6%) are lower than last year (20.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MSBI's earnings have grown significantly by 26.2% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: MSBI had negative earnings growth (-16.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (1.7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: MSBI's Return on Equity (6.9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Midland States 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

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: MSBI's Assets to Equity ratio (9.8x) is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: MSBI has a low allowance for bad loans (66%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 83% of MSBI's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: MSBI has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (70%).

Low Risk Deposits: MSBI's Loans to Deposits ratio (93%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: MSBI has an appropriate level of bad loans (1.3%).

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What is Midland States Bancorp current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MSBI's dividend (7.78%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.68%).

High Dividend: MSBI's dividend (7.78%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.6%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, MSBI has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: MSBI's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 4 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (56.6%), MSBI's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: MSBI's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (66.9% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Jeff Ludwig (48yo)





Mr. Jeffrey G. Ludwig, also known as Jeff, CPA, serves as Chief Executive Officer at Midland States Bancorp, Inc. since January 1, 2019 and has been its Director since February 05, 2019. He serves as Vice  ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD1.35M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.16M).

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

Leadership Team

Jeffrey Ludwig
President1.5yrsUS$1.35m0.86% $2.7m
Eric Lemke
Chief Financial Officer0.67yrUS$346.62k0.023% $72.9k
Donald Spring
Chief Accounting Officer & Controller0.92yrUS$446.02k0.049% $157.5k
Douglas Tucker
Senior VP9.75yrsUS$669.37k0.090% $287.7k
Jeffrey Mefford
Executive Vice President1.5yrsUS$890.53k0.21% $675.3k
Aaron Rios
Director of Operationsno datano datano data
Kyle Mooney
Chief Information Officerno datano datano data
John Dietrich
Director of Marketingno datano datano data
William Wierman
Senior Credit Officer & Manager of Retail and Business Bankingno datano datano data
Danny Stevenson
North Senior Vice President of Bankingno datano datano data
Timothy Spitz
South Senior Vice President of Bankingno datano datano data
Frederick Van Etten
President of Midland Equipment Finance2.5yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: MSBI's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Jeffrey Ludwig
President1.5yrsUS$1.35m0.86% $2.7m
Richard Ramos
Independent Director8.42yrsUS$92.49k0.055% $176.6k
Deborah Golden
Independent Director4.67yrsUS$62.49k0.0043% $13.6k
Dwight Miller
Independent Director8.5yrsUS$72.18k0.31% $977.5k
John Schultz
Chairman of the Board14.5yrsUS$85.73k1.56% $5.0m
Jeffrey Smith
Independent Director15.5yrsUS$140.96k0.14% $432.4k
Robert Schultz
Independent Director18.5yrsUS$104.98k0.44% $1.4m
Jerry McDaniel
Independent Director8.5yrsUS$80.18k0.59% $1.9m
Jeffrey McDonnell
Independent Director5.5yrsUS$47.48k0.095% $301.9k
Jennifer DiMotta
Independent Director1.67yrsUS$74.61k0.00088% $2.8k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: MSBI's board of directors are considered experienced (8.5 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: MSBI 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

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

Key Information

  • Name: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • Ticker: MSBI
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1881
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$319.041m
  • Shares outstanding: 23.20m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • 1201 Network Centre Drive
  • Effingham
  • Illinois
  • 62401
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MSBINasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDMay 2016


Midland States Bancorp, Inc. operates as a financial holding company for Midland States Bank that provides various banking products and services to individuals, businesses, municipalities, and other entities. It operates through Banking, Wealth Management, Commercial FHA Origination and Servicing, and Other segments. The company accepts various deposits, such as checking, savings, money market, and sweep accounts, as well as certificates of deposit, noninterest-bearing and interest-bearing demand deposits, and time deposits. It also offers commercial lending products, including owner occupied commercial real estate, commercial real estate investment, real estate construction, and multifamily loans, as well as loans to purchase farmland and finance agricultural production; business term loans, equipment financing, and lines of credit; and consumer installment loans for purchase of cars, boats, and other recreational vehicles, as well as appliances and other home improvement projects. In addition, the company provides residential first and second mortgage loans; home equity lines of credit; and commercial mortgage loans for multifamily and healthcare facilities. Further, it offers commercial equipment leasing, merchant, and treasury management services. Additionally, the company provides trust and wealth management products and services, including financial and estate planning, trustee and custodial services, investment management, tax and insurance planning, business planning, corporate retirement plan consulting and administration, and retail brokerage services. As of December 31, 2019, it operated 67 banking offices in 48 communities. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Effingham, Illinois. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/14 00:00
End of Day Share Price2020/07/13 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.