Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

SVB Financial Group, a diversified financial services company, provides various banking and financial products and services.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and good value.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SIVB 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: SIVB underperformed the US Banks industry which returned 1.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SIVB underperformed the US Market which returned 10.2% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-17.2%-9.0%-7.6%
30 Day-10.7%-6.9%-4.5%
90 Day-3.2%-8.9%-0.6%
1 Year-9.2%-9.2%4.1%1.2%12.5%10.2%
3 Year16.8%16.8%11.7%3.8%37.1%28.3%
5 Year80.5%80.5%58.4%40.5%60.8%43.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is SVB Financial Group 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: SIVB ($224.3) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($450.38)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SIVB is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.2x) compared to the Banks industry average (12.1x).

PE vs Market: SIVB is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.2x) compared to the US market (17.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SIVB's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SIVB is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the US Banks industry average (1.1x).

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Future Growth

How is SVB Financial Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 18 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SIVB's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.1% per year).

Earnings vs Market: SIVB's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: SIVB's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: SIVB's revenue (5.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SIVB's revenue (5.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SIVB's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14%).

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Past Performance

How has SVB Financial Group performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SIVB has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: SIVB's current net profit margins (35.3%) are lower than last year (38.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SIVB's earnings have grown significantly by 33.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SIVB's earnings growth over the past year (16.7%) is below its 5-year average (33.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SIVB earnings growth over the past year (16.7%) exceeded the Banks industry 11.9%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: SIVB's Return on Equity (17.9%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is SVB Financial Group'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: SIVB has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: SIVB's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 23.3x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: SIVB's level of assets compared to its equity is moderate.

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

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

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

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

Level of Bad Loans: SIVB has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.31%)

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What is SVB Financial Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Forecast Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate SIVB'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 SIVB's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if SIVB'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 SIVB's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

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


Average management tenure


Greg Becker (51yo)





Mr. Gregory W. Becker, also known as Greg, has been the President at Silicon Valley Bank, Inc. ( formerly known as Silicon Valley Bank) since March 2008 and the President of SVB Financial Group since April ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Greg's total compensation ($USD7.65M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.78M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Greg's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Gregory Becker
President8.8yrsUS$7.65m0.15% $16.9m
Daniel Beck
Chief Financial Officer2.7yrsUS$2.80m0.0031% $355.7k
John China
President of SVB Capital0.8yrsUS$2.56m0.050% $5.8m
Michael Dreyer
Consultant0yrsUS$2.26m0.0092% $1.1m
Michael Descheneaux
President of Silicon Valley Bank2.7yrsUS$3.99m0.045% $5.2m
Philip Cox
Chief Operations Officer0.8yrsUS$1.46m0.018% $2.1m
Karen Hon
Interim Chief Accounting Officer & Head of Financial Planning & Analysis0.4yrsno data0.0034% $396.3k
Meghan O'Leary
Head of Investor Relations0yrsno datano data
Michael Zuckert
General Counsel5.9yrsno data0.012% $1.4m
Michelle Draper
Chief Marketing Officer7.1yrsno data0.0096% $1.1m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: SIVB's management team is considered experienced (2.7 years average tenure).

Board Members

Gregory Becker
President8.8yrsUS$7.65m0.15% $16.9m
Jeffrey Maggioncalda
Independent Director7.8yrsUS$248.54k0.013% $1.5m
Joel Friedman
Independent Director15.3yrsUS$275.29k0.042% $4.9m
Kate Mitchell
Independent Director9.8yrsUS$267.54k0.015% $1.8m
Kenneth Wilcox
Chairman Emeritus0yrsUS$5.14mno data
Eric Benhamou
Independent Director15yrsUS$272.29k0.0076% $882.9k
Garen Staglin
Independent Director8.5yrsUS$274.54k0.022% $2.6m
Roger Dunbar
Independent Chairman of the Board7.8yrsUS$487.90k0.037% $4.2m
Mary Miller
Independent Director4.8yrsUS$267.79k0.0073% $847.0k
John Robinson
Independent Director9.6yrsUS$312.04k0.011% $1.2m


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: SIVB's board of directors are considered experienced (8.8 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: SIVB insiders have only sold shares 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

SVB Financial Group's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: SVB Financial Group
  • Ticker: SIVB
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1983
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$11.586b
  • Shares outstanding: 51.66m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • SVB Financial Group
  • 3003 Tasman Drive
  • Santa Clara
  • California
  • 95054
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SIVBNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDOct 1987
SV4DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEUROct 1987
SIVB *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNOct 1987
SIVB.PNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)DEP SHS PFD AUSUSDDec 2019
S1IV34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COMBRBRLJan 2020


SVB Financial Group, a diversified financial services company, provides various banking and financial products and services. The company operates through three segments: Global Commercial Bank, SVB Private Bank, and SVB Capital. The Global Commercial Bank segment offers deposit products, such as business and analysis checking, money market, multi-currency, in-country bank, and sweep accounts, as well as merchant, remote capture, lockbox, electronic deposit capture, and fraud control services; credit products and services comprising term loans, equipment loans, asset-based loans, revolving lines of credit, accounts-receivable-based lines of credit, capital call lines of credit, and credit cards; and payment and cash management products and services, including wire transfer and automated clearing house payment, bill pay, debit and credit cards, account analysis, and disbursement, as well as online and mobile banking services. This segment also provides foreign exchange services; export, import, and standby letter of credit; investment services and solutions; investment advisory services; vineyard development loans; and equity valuation services, as well as invests in debt funds. The SVB Private Bank segment offers private banking services, such as mortgages, home equity and capital call lines of credit, restricted stock purchase loans, and other secured and unsecured lending products. The SVB Capital segment provides venture capital investment services that manage funds on behalf of third party limited partner investors. The company also offers asset and private wealth management, and private equity investment services. It operates through 27 offices in the United States; and offices in Hong Kong; Beijing and Shanghai, China; Frankfurt, Germany; Bengaluru, India; Herzliya Pituach, Israel; and London, England. SVB Financial Group was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/27 01:38
End of Day Share Price2020/02/26 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.