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Wintrust FinancialNasdaqGS:WTFC Stock Report

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27 Sep, 2021


Company Financials +
WTFC fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health6/6

WTFC Overview

Wintrust Financial Corporation operates as a financial holding company.

Wintrust Financial Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Wintrust Financial
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$80.53
52 Week HighUS$39.25
52 Week LowUS$87.85
1 Month Change7.10%
3 Month Change6.93%
1 Year Change98.50%
3 Year Change-4.42%
5 Year Change45.07%
Change since IPO794.78%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

WTFCUS BanksUS Market

Return vs Industry: WTFC exceeded the US Banks industry which returned 80% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WTFC exceeded the US Market which returned 35.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WTFC's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WTFC volatility
WTFC Beta1.6
Industry Beta1.37
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: WTFC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WTFC's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19915,230Ed Wehmer

Wintrust Financial Corporation operates as a financial holding company. It operates in three segments: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. The Community Banking segment offers non-interest bearing deposits, non-brokered interest-bearing transaction accounts, and savings and domestic time deposits; home equity, consumer, and real estate loans; safe deposit facilities; and automatic teller machine (ATM), online and mobile banking, and other services.

Wintrust Financial Fundamentals Summary

How do Wintrust Financial's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WTFC fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$4.59b
Earnings (TTM)US$435.52m
Revenue (TTM)US$1.73b


P/E Ratio


P/B Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WTFC income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$0
Gross ProfitUS$1.73b

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Oct 19, 2021

Earnings per share (EPS)7.64
Gross Margin100.00%
Net Profit Margin25.16%
Debt/Equity Ratio60.9%

How did WTFC perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Wintrust 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: WTFC ($78.31) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($106.98)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WTFC is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.3x) compared to the US Banks industry average (11x).

PE vs Market: WTFC is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.3x) compared to the US market (17.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WTFC's PB Ratio (1.1x) is in line with the US Banks industry average.

Future Growth

How is Wintrust Financial forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WTFC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-9.8% per year).

Earnings vs Market: WTFC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-9.8% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: WTFC's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WTFC's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WTFC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.9%).

Past Performance

How has Wintrust Financial performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WTFC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WTFC's current net profit margins (25.2%) are higher than last year (19.5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WTFC's earnings have grown by 12.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WTFC's earnings growth over the past year (66.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (12.7% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: WTFC earnings growth over the past year (66.6%) exceeded the Banks industry 36%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: WTFC's Return on Equity (10.8%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Wintrust 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

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: WTFC's Assets to Equity ratio (10.8x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: WTFC has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (298%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 92% of WTFC's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: WTFC has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (70%).

Low Risk Deposits: WTFC's Loans to Deposits ratio (85%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: WTFC has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.3%).


What is Wintrust Financial current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WTFC's dividend (1.58%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.33%).

High Dividend: WTFC's dividend (1.58%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.6%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: WTFC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (15.5%), WTFC's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: WTFC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (22.1% payout ratio).

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Ed Wehmer (67 yo)





Mr. Edward Joseph Wehmer, also known as Ed, is Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director at Wintrust Financial Corporation since February 02, 2020. He serves as Director at Stepan Company. He had been...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ed's total compensation ($USD5.70M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.28M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WTFC's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: WTFC's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WTFC 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

Wintrust Financial Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Ticker: WTFC
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1991
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$4.593b
  • Shares outstanding: 57.04m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • 9700 West Higgins Road
  • Suite 800
  • Rosemont
  • Illinois
  • 60018
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/09/27 22:54
End of Day Share Price2021/09/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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.