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Executive Summary

Ohio Valley Banc Corp. operates as the bank holding company for The Ohio Valley Bank Company that provides commercial and consumer banking products and services. More Details


Trading at 11.7% below our estimate of its fair value

Pays a reliable dividend of 3.64%

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for OVBC from our risk checks.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Ohio Valley Banc's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: OVBC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: OVBC's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Banks


US Market

1 Year Return




US Banks


US Market

Return vs Industry: OVBC underperformed the US Banks industry which returned -16.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: OVBC underperformed the US Market which returned 22.3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.5%1.9%1.5%
30 Day9.1%24.3%8.8%
90 Day2.9%18.9%10.8%
1 Year-38.8%-40.9%-13.5%-16.6%25.1%22.3%
3 Year-36.2%-41.0%-3.2%-11.4%49.5%39.6%
5 Year6.4%-7.6%47.2%28.7%105.8%83.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Ohio Valley Banc's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Ohio Valley Banc 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: OVBC ($23.1) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($26.15)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: OVBC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (12.2x) compared to the US Banks industry average (11.6x).

PE vs Market: OVBC is good value based on its PE Ratio (12.2x) compared to the US market (19.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: OVBC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Banks industry average (0.9x).

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Future Growth

How is Ohio Valley Banc 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 Ohio Valley Banc 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 Ohio Valley Banc performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: OVBC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: OVBC's current net profit margins (19.3%) are lower than last year (20.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: OVBC's earnings have grown by 6.8% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: OVBC had negative earnings growth (-11.7%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (-4.1%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: OVBC's Return on Equity (6.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Ohio Valley Banc'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: OVBC's Assets to Equity ratio (8.6x) is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: OVBC has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (122%).

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

Loan Level: OVBC has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (74%).

Low Risk Deposits: OVBC's Loans to Deposits ratio (89%) is appropriate.

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

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What is Ohio Valley Banc current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: OVBC's dividend (3.64%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.46%).

High Dividend: OVBC's dividend (3.64%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.04%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (44.4%), OVBC'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 management tenure


Tom Wiseman (61 yo)





Mr. Thomas E. Wiseman, also known as Tom, has been Chief Executive Officer of Ohio Valley Banc Corp. and Ohio Valley Bank Company since May 09, 2012. Mr. Wiseman served as President of Ohio Valley Banc Cor...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Tom's total compensation ($USD693.49K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD557.15K).

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

Leadership Team

Thomas Wiseman
Chairman & CEO8.58yrsUS$693.49k0.58%
$ 640.6k
Larry Miller
$ 353.5k
Katrinka Hart-Harris
Senior Vice President25.92yrsUS$685.82k0.61%
$ 673.4k
Scott Shockey
Senior VP & CFO16yrsUS$241.77k0.18%
$ 200.3k
Tommy Shepherd
Senior VP & Secretary1.58yrsno data0.16%
$ 177.7k
Cindy Johnston
Assistant Secretary25.92yrsno datano data
Jennifer Osborne
Vice President16.92yrsno datano data
Bryan Martin
Vice Presidentno datano datano data
Frank Davison
Vice President10yrsno datano data
Gabriel Stewart
Chief Information Security Officer & VP of Ohio Valley Bankno datano datano data
Cherie Elliott
Vice Presidentno datano datano data
Ryan Jones
Vice Presidentno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: OVBC's management team is seasoned and experienced (13 years average tenure).

Board Members

Thomas Wiseman
Chairman & CEO8.58yrsUS$693.49k0.58%
$ 640.6k
Larry Miller
$ 353.5k
Harold Howe
Independent Director15.92yrsUS$91.93k0.31%
$ 343.3k
Lannes Williamson
Director Emeritusno dataUS$88.90kno data
W. Call
Director Emeritusno dataUS$45.76kno data
Steven Chapman
Director Emeritusno dataUS$38.69kno data
Anna Barnitz
Independent Director17.92yrsUS$74.50k0.14%
$ 151.2k
Brent Saunders
Independent Director17.92yrsUS$99.41k0.17%
$ 193.1k
David Thomas
Lead Independent Director10.92yrsUS$98.50k0.11%
$ 120.7k
Edward Robbins
Independent Director3.83yrsUS$35.55k0.069%
$ 76.2k
Brent Eastman
Independent Director4.67yrsUS$35.16k1.45%
$ 1.6m
Kimberly Canady
Independent Director3.83yrsUS$39.95k0.0056%
$ 6.2k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: OVBC's board of directors are considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: OVBC 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

Ohio Valley Banc Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Ohio Valley Banc Corp.
  • Ticker: OVBC
  • Exchange: NasdaqGM
  • Founded: 1872
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$110.590m
  • Shares outstanding: 4.79m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Ohio Valley Banc Corp.
  • 420 Third Avenue
  • PO Box 240
  • Gallipolis
  • Ohio
  • 45631
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
OVBCNasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDOct 1994


Ohio Valley Banc Corp. operates as the bank holding company for The Ohio Valley Bank Company that provides commercial and consumer banking products and services. The company operates in two segments, Banki...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/12/05 23:52
End of Day Share Price2020/12/04 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.