Western New England Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Westfield Bank that provides commercial and retail banking products and services to individuals and businesses.
Flawless balance sheet second-rate dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Western New England Bancorp's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WNEB has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: WNEB underperformed the US Mortgage industry which returned 5.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WNEB underperformed the US Market which returned 19.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Western New England Bancorp's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Western New England Bancorp undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WNEB ($9.42) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($6.61)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WNEB is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WNEB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.5x) compared to the Mortgage industry average (13.7x).
PE vs Market: WNEB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.5x) compared to the US market (18.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WNEB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WNEB is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Mortgage industry average (1.1x).
How is Western New England Bancorp forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WNEB's forecast earnings growth (6.5% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: WNEB's earnings (6.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WNEB's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WNEB's revenue (1.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WNEB's revenue (1.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WNEB's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7%).
How has Western New England Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WNEB has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WNEB's current net profit margins (20.5%) are lower than last year (24.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WNEB's earnings have grown significantly by 23.6% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WNEB's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WNEB had negative earnings growth (-18.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Mortgage industry average (11.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WNEB's Return on Equity (5.8%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Western New England Bancorp's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)
Financial Position Analysis
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Inventory Level: WNEB has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: WNEB's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.1x debt).
Financial Institutions Analysis
Asset Level: WNEB's level of assets compared to its equity is low.
Allowance for Bad Loans: WNEB has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.
Low Risk Liabilities: WNEB's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.
Loan Level: WNEB has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.
Low Risk Deposits: WNEB's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.
Level of Bad Loans: WNEB has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.56%)
What is Western New England Bancorp's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: WNEB's dividend (2.12%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.43%).
High Dividend: WNEB's dividend (2.12%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.7%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WNEB's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WNEB's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (39.2%), WNEB's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WNEB's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (35.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jim Hagan (58yo)
Mr. James C. Hagan, also known as Jim, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Western New England Bancorp, Inc. (formerly Westfield Financial Inc.) and Westfield Bank since December 31, 2008. Mr. Hagan ha ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jim's total compensation ($USD752.74K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.11M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jim's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Senior VP & Vice Chairman||3.3yrs||US$382.52k||1.08% $2.7m|
|Executive VP & Senior Lender||14.5yrs||US$388.09k||0.15% $366.8k|
|CFO, Executive VP & Treasurer||2.8yrs||US$314.05k||0.058% $142.5k|
|Senior VP & Chief Information Officer||3.3yrs||no data||0.11% $268.0k|
|Corporate Secretary & Administrative Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President||0yrs||no data||no data|
|SVP, General Counsel & Director of HR||0yrs||US$423.63k||0.18% $442.8k|
|SVP & Manager of the Deposit Operations Department and Electronic Banking Departments||19.1yrs||US$197.52k||0.24% $600.4k|
|Senior VP & Chief Risk Officer||2.8yrs||US$422.86k||0.28% $689.3k|
Experienced Management: WNEB's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.3 years average tenure).
|Senior VP & Vice Chairman||3.3yrs||US$382.52k||1.08% $2.7m|
|Independent Director||3.3yrs||US$38.40k||0.042% $102.0k|
|Independent Director||10.8yrs||US$50.64k||0.14% $353.8k|
|Independent Director||8.8yrs||US$36.40k||0.11% $281.9k|
|Independent Director||3.3yrs||US$33.90k||0.20% $485.5k|
|Independent Director||8.8yrs||US$37.90k||0.12% $287.0k|
|Chairman of the Board||1.8yrs||US$66.34k||0.084% $207.1k|
|Independent Director||5.8yrs||US$36.80k||0.083% $203.7k|
|Independent Director||5.8yrs||US$37.80k||0.082% $202.5k|
Experienced Board: WNEB's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WNEB insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Western New England Bancorp, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Western New England Bancorp, Inc.
- Ticker: WNEB
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1853
- Industry: Thrifts and Mortgage Finance
- Sector: Banks
- Market Cap: US$245.549m
- Shares outstanding: 26.12m
- Website: https://www.westfieldbank.com
Number of Employees
- Western New England Bancorp, Inc.
- 141 Elm Street
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WNEB||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 2001|
|489||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 2001|
Western New England Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Westfield Bank that provides commercial and retail banking products and services to individuals and businesses. The company accepts various deposit accounts, including checking, savings, business and municipal savings, money market and business sweep, and individual retirement accounts; time deposits; term certificates of deposit; and interest on lawyers trust accounts. It also offers commercial real estate loans secured by one-to-four and multi-family apartment buildings, office, industrial, or mixed-use facilities, or other commercial properties; commercial construction loans; commercial and industrial loans, such as revolving lines of credit, working capital loans, equipment financing and term loans; residential real estate loans secured by one-to-four family residential properties; home equity loans; and consumer loans. In addition, the company provides automated teller machines (ATM), telephone and online banking, remote deposit capture, cash management services, overdraft facilities, night deposit services, and safe deposit facilities. It operates a network of 22 banking offices, 24 free-standing ATMs, and 24 seasonal or temporary ATMS located in Agawam, Chicopee, Feeding Hills, East Longmeadow, Holyoke, Ludlow, South Hadley, Southwick, Springfield, Ware, West Springfield and Westfield, Massachusetts and Granby and Enfield, Connecticut. The company was formerly known as Westfield Financial, Inc. and changed its name to Western New England Bancorp, Inc. in October 2016. Western New England Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/19 00:34|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/18 00:00|
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