NasdaqCM:PVBC

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Provident Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for The Provident Bank that provides various financial services to individuals and small businesses in the United States.

Rewards

PE ratio (10.4x) is below the US market (18.9x)

Earnings are forecast to grow 7.83% per year

Earnings have grown 22.6% per year over the past 5 years

Risk Analysis

Highly volatile share price over past 3 months



Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and fair value.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: PVBC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-54.2%

PVBC

-1.9%

US Mortgage

0.06%

US Market


1 Year Return

-59.2%

PVBC

5.7%

US Mortgage

19.4%

US Market

Return vs Industry: PVBC underperformed the US Mortgage industry which returned 18.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PVBC underperformed the US Market which returned 24.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

PVBCIndustryMarket
7 Day-54.2%-1.9%0.06%
30 Day-56.0%-1.8%1.1%
90 Day-61.4%-1.8%8.9%
1 Year-59.2%-59.2%8.2%5.7%21.9%19.4%
3 Year-31.1%-31.1%19.0%10.6%48.9%39.3%
5 Yearn/a60.2%42.4%71.9%53.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

Is Provident Bancorp undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

10.37x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: PVBC ($10.82) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($8.32)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: PVBC is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.4x) compared to the Mortgage industry average (14.2x).

PE vs Market: PVBC is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.4x) compared to the US market (18.9x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: PVBC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Mortgage industry average (1.1x).


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Future Growth

How is Provident Bancorp forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

7.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: PVBC's forecast earnings growth (7.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: PVBC's earnings (7.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.3% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if PVBC's revenue is forecast to grow faster than the US market.

High Growth Revenue: Insufficient data to determine if PVBC's revenue is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if PVBC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Provident Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?

22.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PVBC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: PVBC's current net profit margins (24.6%) are higher than last year (21.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PVBC's earnings have grown significantly by 22.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: PVBC's earnings growth over the past year (8.3%) is below its 5-year average (22.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: PVBC earnings growth over the past year (8.3%) underperformed the Mortgage industry 23.1%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: PVBC's Return on Equity (7.3%) is considered low.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Provident 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

Inventory Level: PVBC has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: PVBC's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.4x debt).


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: PVBC's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: PVBC has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

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

Loan Level: PVBC has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: PVBC's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.

Level of Bad Loans: PVBC has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.6%)


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Dividend

What is Provident Bancorp's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage2.9%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PVBC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PVBC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PVBC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PVBC's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of PVBC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

6.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Dave Mansfield (57yo)

6.8yrs

Tenure

US$756,669

Compensation

Mr. David P. Mansfield, also known as Dave, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Provident Bancorp, Inc. since May 2013. Mr. Mansfield served as the Chief Financial Officer of Provident Ba ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Dave's total compensation ($USD756.67K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.08M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
David Mansfield
President6.8yrsUS$756.67k0.68% $1.4m
Carol Houle
Executive VP6yrsUS$419.23k0.39% $829.4k
Kimberly Scholtz
Corporate Secretary0yrsno datano data
Anne Lapointe
Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer of The Provident Bank3.8yrsno datano data

6.0yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: PVBC's management team is seasoned and experienced (6 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
David Mansfield
President6.8yrsUS$756.67k0.68% $1.4m
Jay Gould
Director2.6yrsUS$22.00k0.21% $451.7k
Charles Withee
Director2.6yrsUS$553.01k0.53% $1.1m
Frank Cousins
Director16.8yrsUS$35.00k0.081% $170.5k
Laurie Knapp
Director21.8yrsUS$39.50k0.17% $348.4k
Richard Peeke
Director29.8yrsUS$31.75k0.10% $217.6k
Lisa DeStefano
Director3.4yrsUS$30.50k0.074% $156.2k
Arthur Sullivan
Director3.4yrsUS$28.00k0.16% $338.1k
James DeLeo
Director3.1yrsUS$26.50k0.054% $112.9k
Joseph Reilly
Chairman of the Board0.5yrsUS$261.25k0.068% $142.7k

3.4yrs

Average Tenure

60yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: PVBC's board of directors are considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).


Ownership

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.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

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


Key Information

  • Name: Provident Bancorp, Inc.
  • Ticker: PVBC
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1828
  • Industry: Thrifts and Mortgage Finance
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$210.822m
  • Shares outstanding: 19.48m
  • Website: https://www.theprovidentbank.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Provident Bancorp, Inc.
  • 5 Market Street
  • Amesbury
  • Massachusetts
  • 1913
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PVBCNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJul 2015

Biography

Provident Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for The Provident Bank that provides various financial services to individuals and small businesses in the United States. It offers checking, negotiable order of withdrawal, money market, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also provides commercial real estate, multi-family residential real estate, commercial business, construction and land development, one- to four-family residential, and consumer loans, as well as home equity loans and lines of credit. As of December 31, 2018, it operated through its main office and seven branch offices located in Amesbury and Newburyport, Massachusetts; and Bedford, Exeter, Hampton, Portsmouth, and Seabrook, New Hampshire, as well as four loan production offices located in Boston and Dedham, Massachusetts, and Nashua and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The company was founded in 1828 and is headquartered in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Provident Bancorp, Inc. is a subsidiary of Provident Bancorp. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/18 00:16
End of Day Share Price2019/10/17 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.