WABC Stock Overview
Westamerica Bancorporation operates as a bank holding company for the Westamerica Bank that provides various banking products and services to individual and commercial customers.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$60.71|
|52 Week High||US$63.43|
|52 Week Low||US$53.24|
|1 Month Change||8.22%|
|3 Month Change||5.27%|
|1 Year Change||8.90%|
|3 Year Change||-1.08%|
|5 Year Change||18.95%|
|Change since IPO||687.59%|
Recent News & Updates
Westamerica declares $0.42 dividend, new buyback program
Westamerica (NASDAQ:WABC) declares $0.42/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 2.84% Payable Aug. 19; for shareholders of record Aug. 8; ex-div Aug. 5. In addition, the company's Board of Directors also approved a plan to repurchase, as conditions warrant, up to 1,750,000 shares through Sept. 1, 2023. The repurchase plan represents approximately 6.5% of Westamerica's common stock outstanding as of June 30, 2022. See WABC Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth.
|WABC||US Banks||US Market|
Return vs Industry: WABC exceeded the US Banks industry which returned -8.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WABC exceeded the US Market which returned -9% over the past year.
|WABC Average Weekly Movement||2.6%|
|Banks Industry Average Movement||3.6%|
|Market Average Movement||7.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||17.1%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||3.1%|
Stable Share Price: WABC is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WABC's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Westamerica Bancorporation operates as a bank holding company for the Westamerica Bank that provides various banking products and services to individual and commercial customers. The company accepts various deposit products, including retail savings and checking accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. Its loan portfolio includes commercial, commercial and residential real estate, real estate construction, and consumer installment loans, as well as indirect automobile loans.
Westamerica Bancorporation Fundamentals Summary
|WABC fundamental statistics|
Is WABC overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WABC income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$0|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||3.41|
|Net Profit Margin||41.38%|
How did WABC perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.8%Current Dividend Yield
Is WABC undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 0/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
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|What is WABC's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does WABC's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|WABC PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
TCBK TriCo Bancshares
EGBN Eagle Bancorp
BHLB Berkshire Hills Bancorp
HOPE Hope Bancorp
WABC Westamerica Bancorporation
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: WABC is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.8x) compared to the peer average (11.4x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does WABC's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Banks Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: WABC is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.8x) compared to the US Banks industry average (10.1x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is WABC's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||17.8x|
|Fair PE Ratio||15.5x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: WABC is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (17.8x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (15.5x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of WABC when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: WABC ($60.71) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($60.42)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WABC is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is less than 20% higher than the current share price.
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How is Westamerica Bancorporation forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WABC's forecast earnings growth (18.4% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: WABC's earnings (18.4% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WABC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WABC's revenue (13.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WABC's revenue (13.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if WABC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
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How has Westamerica Bancorporation performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score3/6
Past Performance Score 3/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WABC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WABC's current net profit margins (41.4%) are higher than last year (40.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WABC's earnings have grown by 10.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WABC's earnings growth over the past year (5.9%) is below its 5-year average (10.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WABC earnings growth over the past year (5.9%) underperformed the Banks industry 8.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WABC's Return on Equity (14.9%) is considered low.
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How is Westamerica Bancorporation's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Allowance for Bad Loans
Low Risk Liabilities
Low Risk Deposits
Level of Bad Loans
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: WABC's Assets to Equity ratio (11.7x) is moderate.
Allowance for Bad Loans: WABC has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (2592%).
Low Risk Liabilities: 97% of WABC's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: WABC has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (14%).
Low Risk Deposits: WABC's Loans to Deposits ratio (15%) is appropriate.
Level of Bad Loans: WABC has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.1%).
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What is Westamerica Bancorporation current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WABC's dividend (2.77%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.48%).
High Dividend: WABC's dividend (2.77%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.99%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WABC's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WABC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (48.9%), WABC'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 or 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
David Payne (67 yo)
Mr. David L. Payne serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Westamerica Bancorporation since 1988 and 1989 respectively and serves as its President. Mr. Payne is also Chairman, President & Chi...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: David's total compensation ($USD700.56K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.41M).
Compensation vs Earnings: David's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: WABC's management team is considered experienced (3.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WABC's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 26.8 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Westamerica Bancorporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Westamerica Bancorporation
- Ticker: WABC
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1972
- Industry: Regional Banks
- Sector: Banks
- Implied Market Cap: US$1.634b
- Shares outstanding: 26.91m
- Website: https://www.westamerica.com
Number of Employees
- Westamerica Bancorporation
- 1108 Fifth Avenue
- San Rafael
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/08/18 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/08/18 00:00|
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