NasdaqGS:NWBI

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Executive Summary

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. operates as a holding company for Northwest Bank that offers various personal and business banking solutions. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: NWBI is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: NWBI's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.1%

NWBI

-5.6%

US Mortgage

-0.06%

US Market


1 Year Return

-28.4%

NWBI

-11.7%

US Mortgage

19.0%

US Market

Return vs Industry: NWBI underperformed the US Mortgage industry which returned -11.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NWBI underperformed the US Market which returned 19% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

NWBIIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.1%-5.6%-0.06%
30 Day13.6%-0.3%4.4%
90 Day17.7%-10.8%6.3%
1 Year-23.4%-28.4%-9.0%-11.7%21.7%19.0%
3 Year-14.2%-26.1%15.9%6.2%46.4%36.7%
5 Year8.5%-13.9%34.2%16.1%91.0%69.9%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Northwest Bancshares undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

21.11x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: NWBI ($12.01) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($10.69)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: NWBI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.1x) compared to the US Mortgage industry average (12.1x).

PE vs Market: NWBI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (21.1x) compared to the US market (19.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: NWBI is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.7x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: NWBI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Mortgage industry average (0.9x).


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Future Growth

How is Northwest Bancshares forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

30.1%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: NWBI's forecast earnings growth (30.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: NWBI's earnings (30.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (21.9% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: NWBI's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: NWBI's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: NWBI's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.3%).


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Past Performance

How has Northwest Bancshares performed over the past 5 years?

11.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NWBI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: NWBI's current net profit margins (15.9%) are lower than last year (25.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NWBI's earnings have grown by 11.3% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: NWBI had negative earnings growth (-41.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Mortgage industry average (5.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: NWBI's Return on Equity (4.2%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Northwest 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: NWBI's Assets to Equity ratio (8.9x) is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: NWBI has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (131%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 94% of NWBI's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: NWBI has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (77%).

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

Level of Bad Loans: NWBI has an appropriate level of bad loans (1%).


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Dividend

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

6.33%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: NWBI's dividend (6.33%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.5%).

High Dividend: NWBI's dividend (6.33%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.15%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (131.9%), NWBI's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: NWBI's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (80.6% payout ratio).


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Management

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

2.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Ron Seiffert (63 yo)

2.42yrs

Tenure

US$1,282,464

Compensation

Mr. Ronald J. Seiffert, also known as Ron, has been the President of Northwest Bancshares Inc. and Northwest Bank since November 2017, and has been its Chief Executive Officer since June 22, 2018. Mr. Seif...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ron's total compensation ($USD1.28M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.20M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Ronald Seiffert
Chairman2.42yrsUS$1.28m0.036%
$ 547.4k
William Harvey
Senior EVP & CFOno dataUS$1.09m0.16%
$ 2.5m
John Golding
Senior Executive Vice President of Consumer & Small Business Bankingno dataUS$530.68k0.022%
$ 337.5k
Louis Torchio
Senior Executive Vice President of Retail Lending2.83yrsUS$539.57k0.016%
$ 252.5k
Scott Watson
Executive VP and Chief Information & Operations Officerno datano data0.0069%
$ 105.7k
Jeffrey White
Principal Accounting Officer1.67yrsno data0.0045%
$ 69.3k
Eric Stoever
Senior VP & CTOno datano datano data
Andrew Young
Executive VP & Chief Information Officerno datano data0.066%
$ 1.0m
Richard Laws
Executive VPno datano data0.032%
$ 496.8k
Raymond Learn
Senior VP & Chief Compliance Officerno datano datano data
Shawn Walker
Chief Marketing Officer & Executive VPno datano data0.048%
$ 742.4k
Jonathan Scalise
no datano datano data

2.4yrs

Average Tenure

56yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: NWBI's management team is considered experienced (2.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Ronald Seiffert
Chairman2.42yrsUS$1.28m0.036%
$ 547.4k
Wilbur Davis
Director0.58yrno data0.088%
$ 1.3m
Robert Campana
Independent Director5.25yrsUS$139.49k0.032%
$ 495.0k
John Meegan
Independent Director10.58yrsUS$158.02k0.064%
$ 985.0k
Sonia Probst
Independent Director9.58yrsUS$159.71k0.034%
$ 522.9k
Deborah Chadsey
Independent Director8.58yrsUS$143.58k0.022%
$ 334.3k
Timothy Hunter
Independent Director5.58yrsUS$140.11k0.056%
$ 866.7k
Timothy Fannin
Lead Independent Director0.58yrUS$150.75k0.019%
$ 286.8k
William McKnight
Independent Director7.58yrsUS$152.06k0.035%
$ 533.9k
Mark Paup
Independent Director4.58yrsUS$131.82k0.015%
$ 224.0k
David Tullio
Independent Director0.58yrno data0.0020%
$ 30.1k

5.4yrs

Average Tenure

61yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: NWBI's board of directors are considered experienced (5.4 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: NWBI 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 19.8%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Northwest Bancshares, Inc.
  • Ticker: NWBI
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1896
  • Industry: Thrifts and Mortgage Finance
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$1.534b
  • Shares outstanding: 127.80m
  • Website: https://www.northwest.bank

Number of Employees


Location

  • Northwest Bancshares, Inc.
  • 100 Liberty Street
  • Warren
  • Pennsylvania
  • 16365
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
NWBINasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDNov 1994
NHSDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURNov 1994

Biography

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. operates as a holding company for Northwest Bank that offers various personal and business banking solutions. The company accepts various deposits, such as checking, savings, mon...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/24 00:55
End of Day Share Price2020/11/23 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
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.