Washington Federal, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Washington Federal Bank, National Association that provides lending, depository, insurance, and other banking services in the United States. More Details
No risks detected for WAFD from our risk checks.
Flawless balance sheet established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Washington Federal's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WAFD is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WAFD's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: WAFD underperformed the US Mortgage industry which returned 54.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WAFD underperformed the US Market which returned 50.5% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Washington Federal's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Washington Federal 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: WAFD ($33.52) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($45.17)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WAFD is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WAFD is poor value based on its PE Ratio (16.9x) compared to the US Mortgage industry average (12.7x).
PE vs Market: WAFD is good value based on its PE Ratio (16.9x) compared to the US market (19.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WAFD is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WAFD is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the US Mortgage industry average (1x).
How is Washington Federal 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: WAFD's forecast earnings growth (2.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: WAFD's earnings (2.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WAFD's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WAFD's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WAFD's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WAFD's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.6%).
How has Washington Federal performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WAFD has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WAFD's current net profit margins (28.7%) are lower than last year (36.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WAFD's earnings have grown by 2.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WAFD's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WAFD had negative earnings growth (-28.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Mortgage industry average (24.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WAFD's Return on Equity (6.6%) is considered low.
How is Washington Federal's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: WAFD's Assets to Equity ratio (8.4x) is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: WAFD has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (432%).
Low Risk Liabilities: 86% of WAFD's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: WAFD has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (67%).
Low Risk Deposits: WAFD's Loans to Deposits ratio (88%) is appropriate.
Level of Bad Loans: WAFD has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.3%).
What is Washington Federal current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WAFD's dividend (2.74%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.25%).
High Dividend: WAFD's dividend (2.74%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.42%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WAFD's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WAFD's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (45.3%), WAFD's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WAFD's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (41.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brent Beardall (49 yo)
Mr. Brent J. Beardall, CPA has been the Chief Executive Officer of Washington Federal, Inc. since April 1, 2017 and has been its President since July 26, 2016. As Chief Executive Officer, he provides pract...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brent's total compensation ($USD1.84M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.35M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brent's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: WAFD's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WAFD's board of directors are considered experienced (4.1 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.
Washington Federal, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Washington Federal, Inc.
- Ticker: WAFD
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1917
- Industry: Thrifts and Mortgage Finance
- Sector: Banks
- Market Cap: US$2.427b
- Shares outstanding: 72.40m
- Website: https://www.wafdbank.com
Number of Employees
- Washington Federal, Inc.
- 425 Pike Street
- United States
Washington Federal, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Washington Federal Bank, National Association that provides lending, depository, insurance, and other banking services in the United States...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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