Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Univest Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Univest Bank and Trust Co.

Snowflake Analysis

Undervalued with solid track record and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: UVSP'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: UVSP underperformed the US Banks industry which returned -26.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: UVSP underperformed the US Market which returned -12.7% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day8.4%6.0%7.2%
30 Day-31.7%-24.0%-12.6%
90 Day-40.3%-38.0%-19.4%
1 Year-33.7%-35.9%-24.1%-26.4%-8.5%-10.4%
3 Year-32.8%-38.7%-15.8%-21.9%15.8%8.3%
5 Year-3.9%-18.6%13.2%0.2%35.8%21.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

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Is Univest Financial 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: UVSP ($15.55) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($29.1)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: UVSP is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.9x) compared to the Banks industry average (8.8x).

PE vs Market: UVSP is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.9x) compared to the US market (13x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: UVSP 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 Univest Financial forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: UVSP's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8.9% per year).

Earnings vs Market: UVSP's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8.9% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: UVSP's revenue (3.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: UVSP's revenue (3.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: UVSP's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.7%).

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Past Performance

How has Univest Financial performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: UVSP has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: UVSP's current net profit margins (29.1%) are higher than last year (25.6%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: UVSP's earnings have grown significantly by 24.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: UVSP's earnings growth over the past year (30%) exceeds its 5-year average (24.9% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: UVSP earnings growth over the past year (30%) exceeded the Banks industry 11%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: UVSP's Return on Equity (9.7%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Univest Financial'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: UVSP has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: UVSP's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

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

Allowance for Bad Loans: UVSP has a low allowance for bad loans.

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

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

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

Level of Bad Loans: UVSP has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.88%)

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


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: UVSP's dividend (5.14%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.98%).

High Dividend: UVSP's dividend (5.14%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.49%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: UVSP's dividend payments have not increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (35.7%), UVSP's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: UVSP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (43.4% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


Jeff Schweitzer (45yo)





Mr. Jeffrey M. Schweitzer, also known as Jeff, CPA, has been the Chief Executive Officer at Univest Bank and Trust Co., since January 01, 2014. Mr. Schweitzer serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Pres ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD1.33M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.17M).

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

Leadership Team

Jeffrey Schweitzer
President6.17yrsUS$1.33m0.18% $823.2k
Brian Richardson
Executive VP & CFO0.67yrUS$383.52k0.019% $86.9k
Megan Santana
Senior Executive VP4yrsUS$464.37k0.017% $81.4k
Duane Brobst
Senior Executive Vice President12.17yrsUS$565.66k0.13% $620.7k
Michael Keim
Senior Executive Vice President5.17yrsUS$826.76k0.11% $505.8k
Eric Conner
Executive VP & Chief Information Officerno dataUS$408.28kno data
Kimberly Detwiler
Senior VP & Director of Corporate Communications8yrsno datano data
Carmella Faust
Senior VP & Director of Marketing8yrsno datano data
M. Schwartzer
Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officerno datano datano data
George Terry
Executive Vice Presidentno dataUS$151.72kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: UVSP's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.2 years average tenure).

Board Members

Jeffrey Schweitzer
President6.17yrsUS$1.33m0.18% $823.2k
Roger Ballou
Independent Director3.67yrsUS$102.61k0.14% $661.3k
Thomas Petro
Independent Director3.67yrsUS$81.41k0.27% $1.3m
Glenn Moyer
Independent Director4.83yrsUS$98.81k0.038% $180.4k
William Aichele
Independent Chairman of the Board15.17yrsUS$142.51k0.49% $2.3m
K. Moyer
Independent Director15.17yrsUS$84.41k0.28% $1.3m
Todd Benning
Independent Director3.67yrsUS$88.01k0.12% $563.9k
Natalye Paquin
Independent Director2.67yrsUS$76.21k0.0090% $42.3k
Charles Zimmerman
Independent Director3.25yrsUS$88.91k0.026% $121.7k
Michael Turner
Independent Director5.17yrsUS$91.71k0.076% $358.6k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: UVSP's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: UVSP 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

Univest Financial Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Univest Financial Corporation
  • Ticker: UVSP
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1876
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$469.280m
  • Shares outstanding: 29.35m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Univest Financial Corporation
  • Univest Plaza
  • 14 North Main Street
  • Souderton
  • Pennsylvania
  • 18964
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
UVSPNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1982


Univest Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Univest Bank and Trust Co. that provides banking products and services primarily in Pennsylvania. It operates through three segments: Banking, Wealth Management, and Insurance. The Banking segment provides a range of banking services, such as deposit making, loan origination and servicing, mortgage banking, other general banking services, and equipment lease financing for individuals, businesses, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations. The Wealth Management segment offers trust and investment advisory services, guardian and custodian services, and other trust and brokerage services, as well as manages private investment accounts for individuals and institutions. The Insurance segment includes a full-service insurance brokerage agency offering commercial property and casualty insurance, group life and health coverage, employee benefit solutions, personal insurance lines, and human resources consulting services. The company also offers investment consulting and management, fiduciary, financial and retirement planning, investment management services. It serves customers in Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania; and Atlantic and Cape May counties in New Jersey through 55 banking offices. The company was formerly known as Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania and changed its name to Univest Financial Corporation in January 2019. Univest Financial Corporation was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Souderton, Pennsylvania. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/03/31 01:25
End of Day Share Price2020/03/30 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.