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Premier Financial Bancorp

Executive Summary

Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc., a multi-bank holding company, provides community banking services to individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with excellent balance sheet and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

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

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

Shareholder returns

7 Day-6.1%1.1%2.3%
30 Day-14.2%-1.9%7.4%
90 Day-6.7%-5.0%17.9%
1 Year-25.5%-28.6%-25.1%-27.6%9.0%6.7%
3 Year-22.5%-30.5%-16.0%-22.7%36.6%27.7%
5 Year19.8%0.06%6.5%-6.4%64.2%46.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Premier Financial 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: PFBI ($11.33) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($21.98)

Significantly Below Fair Value: PFBI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: PFBI is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.1x) compared to the US Banks industry average (9.2x).

PE vs Market: PFBI is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.1x) compared to the US market (16.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: PFBI is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.7x) compared to the US Banks industry average (0.8x).

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Future Growth

How is Premier Financial Bancorp 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 Premier Financial Bancorp 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 Premier Financial Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PFBI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: PFBI's current net profit margins (31.6%) are higher than last year (30.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PFBI's earnings have grown by 16.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: PFBI's earnings growth over the past year (10.2%) is below its 5-year average (16.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: PFBI earnings growth over the past year (10.2%) exceeded the Banks industry 1.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: PFBI's Return on Equity (9.4%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Premier Financial 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: PFBI's Assets to Equity ratio (7.1x) is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: PFBI has a low allowance for bad loans (74%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 97% of PFBI's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: PFBI has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (67%).

Low Risk Deposits: PFBI's Loans to Deposits ratio (80%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: PFBI has an appropriate level of bad loans (1.6%).

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What is Premier Financial Bancorp current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: PFBI's dividend (5.3%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.68%).

High Dividend: PFBI's dividend (5.3%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.6%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (37.6%), PFBI'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


Bob Walker (73yo)





Mr. Robert W. Walker has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. since October 2001. Mr. Walker serves as a Director of Premier Financial Bancorp Inc. Mr. Walker s ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Bob's total compensation ($USD487.11K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.35M).

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

Leadership Team

Robert Walker
President18.75yrsUS$487.11k0.85% $1.4m
Brien Chase
Senior VP & CFO18.25yrsUS$237.12k0.20% $328.6k
Michael Mineer
Senior Vice President7.25yrsUS$263.01k0.20% $328.5k
Jonathan Bias
Senior Vice President4.83yrsUS$278.69k0.020% $32.7k
Toney Adkins
Secretary & Independent Director29yrsUS$12.00k0.11% $183.6k
Lloyd Jackson
Assistant Secretary & Independent Director8.08yrsUS$12.00k0.15% $251.4k
Katrina Whitt
Vice President of Human Resources17yrsno data0.038% $62.9k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: PFBI's management team is seasoned and experienced (17 years average tenure).

Board Members

Robert Walker
President18.75yrsUS$487.11k0.85% $1.4m
Toney Adkins
Secretary & Independent Director29yrsUS$12.00k0.11% $183.6k
Lloyd Jackson
Assistant Secretary & Independent Director8.08yrsUS$12.00k0.15% $251.4k
Marshall Reynolds
Chairman of the Board24.5yrsUS$12.00k7.48% $12.4m
Philip Cline
Independent Director5.83yrsUS$12.00k1.16% $1.9m
Neal Scaggs
Independent Director21.83yrsUS$12.00k1.16% $1.9m
Keith Molihan
Independent Director20.83yrsUS$12.00k0.063% $105.0k
Thomas Wright
Independent Director19.25yrsUS$12.00k0.056% $93.6k
Harry Hatfield
Independent Director8.08yrsUS$12.00k0.20% $339.9k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: PFBI's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 19.3 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if 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

Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc.
  • Ticker: PFBI
  • Exchange: NasdaqGM
  • Founded: 1991
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$166.123m
  • Shares outstanding: 14.66m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc.
  • 2883 Fifth Avenue
  • Huntington
  • West Virginia
  • 25702
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PFBINasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDMay 1996


Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc., a multi-bank holding company, provides community banking services to individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses. The company accepts various deposit products, including checking, NOW, savings, money market, club, individual retirement, and overdraft protection accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also provides loans secured by 1-4 family residential real estate, multifamily residential real estate, owner occupied non-farm non-residential real estate, and non-farm non-residential real estate; commercial and industrial loans not secured by real estate; consumer loans; construction, land, and land development loans; and farmland and agricultural loans, and loans to tax-exempt entities. In addition, the company offers depository and funds transfer services; collections; safe deposit boxes; cash management services; bill payment, remote deposit, check imaging, and automated teller machine services; and internet, mobile, and telephone banking services. As of March 6, 2020, it operated thirteen banking offices in Kentucky; three banking offices in Ohio; twenty-six banking offices in West Virginia; four banking offices in Washington, DC; one banking office in Maryland; and three banking offices in Virginia. Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Huntington, West Virginia. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/13 00:05
End of Day Share Price2020/07/10 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.