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Sound Financial Bancorp

Executive Summary

Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Sound Community Bank that provides commercial banking and other financial services for consumers and businesses. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet with acceptable track record.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SFBC has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Banks


US Market

1 Year Return




US Banks


US Market

Return vs Industry: SFBC exceeded the US Banks industry which returned -28.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SFBC underperformed the US Market which returned 18.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.03%0.3%-1.4%
30 Day-1.7%5.8%4.7%
90 Day7.4%-0.5%8.2%
1 Year-14.2%-16.3%-26.1%-28.7%20.5%17.8%
3 Year-9.2%-14.1%-19.3%-26.0%42.2%32.7%
5 Year52.8%40.1%14.8%0.6%83.4%62.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Sound 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: SFBC ($29.01) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($31.57)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SFBC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (11.3x) compared to the US Banks industry average (10x).

PE vs Market: SFBC is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.3x) compared to the US market (19x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

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

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Future Growth

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


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SFBC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SFBC's current net profit margins (21.3%) are higher than last year (21.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SFBC's earnings have grown by 8.6% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: SFBC had negative earnings growth (-3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (-3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: SFBC's Return on Equity (8.1%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Sound 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: SFBC's Assets to Equity ratio (10.9x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: SFBC has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (173%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 88% of SFBC's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: SFBC has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (79%).

Low Risk Deposits: SFBC's Loans to Deposits ratio (99%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: SFBC has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.5%).

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SFBC's dividend (2.07%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.64%).

High Dividend: SFBC's dividend (2.07%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.68%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (22.6%), SFBC'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 board tenure


Laurie Stewart (71 yo)





Ms. Laura Lee Stewart, also known as Laurie, has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Sound Financial Bancorp Inc. since January 2008. Ms. Stewart serves as Chief Executive Officer of Sound Commun ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Laurie's total compensation ($USD638.90K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD589.00K).

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

Board Members

Laura Stewart
$ 2.2m
Debra Jones
Independent Director15.75yrsUS$52.46k0.94%
$ 701.1k
Rogelio Riojas
Independent Director15.75yrsUS$52.46k1.38%
$ 1.0m
David Haddad
Independent Vice Chairman of the Board12.75yrsUS$52.46k0.61%
$ 456.6k
Robert Carney
Independent Director36.75yrsUS$52.46k0.42%
$ 315.3k
James Sweeney
Independent Director34.75yrsUS$52.46k0.67%
$ 500.5k
Tyler Myers
Independent Chairman of the Board12.75yrsUS$52.46k1.6%
$ 1.2m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: SFBC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 15.8 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.6%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc.
  • Ticker: SFBC
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 2008
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$74.456m
  • Shares outstanding: 2.57m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc.
  • 2400 3rd Avenue
  • Suite 150
  • Seattle
  • Washington
  • 98121
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SFBCNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 2008


Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Sound Community Bank that provides commercial banking and other financial services for consumers and businesses. It accepts various de ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/22 00:51
End of Day Share Price2020/10/19 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.