Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Webster Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association that provides a range of banking, investment, and financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States.



Flawless balance sheet with proven track record and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Banks


US Market

1 Year Return




US Banks


US Market

Return vs Industry: WBS.PRF exceeded the US Banks industry which returned 0.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WBS.PRF exceeded the US Market which returned 6.7% over the past year.

Share holder returns

7 Day0.9%1.4%1.0%
30 Day0.6%-2.6%-1.8%
90 Day1.9%0.8%-1.8%
1 Year23.7%17.1%3.1%0.2%9.1%6.7%
3 Yearn/a52.0%41.5%46.1%36.6%
5 Yearn/a69.7%51.2%66.9%48.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

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Is Webster Financial undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?


Discount to future cash flow value

Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Undervalued: WBS.PRF ($25.89) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($32.35)

Significantly Undervalued: WBS.PRF is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price Based on Earnings

PE vs Industry: WBS.PRF is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.7x) compared to the Banks industry average (12.5x).

PE vs Market: WBS.PRF is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.7x) compared to the US market (17.5x).

Price Based on Expected Growth

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

Price Based on Value of Assets

PB vs Industry: WBS.PRF is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Banks industry average (1.2x).

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Future Growth

How is Webster Financial expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 9 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates

Future Annual Growth Analysis

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WBS.PRF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.7% per year).

Earnings vs Market: WBS.PRF's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.7% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: WBS.PRF's revenue (2.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WBS.PRF's revenue (2.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Estimates

Future Return on Equity

High Future ROE: WBS.PRF's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.5%).

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Past Performance

How has Webster Financial performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WBS.PRF's earnings have grown by 16.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WBS.PRF's earnings growth over the past year (34.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (16.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: WBS.PRF earnings growth over the past year (34.8%) exceeded the Banks industry 31.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: WBS.PRF's Return on Equity (12.9%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: WBS.PRF has a higher Return on Assets than the Banks industry average last year.

Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: Insufficient data to calculate WBS.PRF's Return on Capital Employed to determine if it has improved over the past 3 years.

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Financial Health

How is Webster 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: WBS.PRF has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: WBS.PRF's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x debt).

Financial Institutions Analysis

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

Allowance for Bad Loans: WBS.PRF has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

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

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

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

Level of Bad Loans: WBS.PRF has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.77%)

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


Expected Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Notable Dividend: WBS.PRF's dividend (3.54%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.46%).

High Dividend: WBS.PRF's dividend (3.54%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.77%).

Stable Dividend: WBS.PRF's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (32.9%), WBS.PRF's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: WBS.PRF's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (41.1% payout ratio).

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What is the CEO of Webster Financial's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?


Average management tenure


John Ciulla (53yo)





Mr. John R. Ciulla has been the President of Webster Financial Corp. since October 28, 2015 and has been its Chief Executive Officer and a Director since January 1, 2018. He is also the President, Chief Ex ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Insufficient data to establish whether John's total compensation is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in the US market.

Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Management Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: WBS.PRF's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).

Board Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: WBS.PRF's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.5 years average tenure).

Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Management Team

  • Harriet Wolfe (66yo)

    Executive VP

    • Tenure: 20.1yrs
  • Terry Mangan

    Senior Vice President of Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • John Ciulla (53yo)


    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.21m
  • Nitin Mhatre (48yo)

    Executive VP & Head of Community Banking

    • Tenure: 10.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.10m
  • Glenn MacInnes (58yo)

    Executive VP & CFO

    • Tenure: 8.4yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.56m
  • Chris Motl (48yo)

    Executive VP & Head of Commercial Banking

    • Tenure: 2.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.26m
  • Chad Wilkins (57yo)

    Executive Vice President

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: US$1.06m
  • Al Wang (44yo)

    Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer

    • Tenure: 2.1yrs
  • Alice Ferreira

    Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Karen Higgins-Carter (49yo)

    Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

    • Tenure: 1.3yrs

Board Members

  • Laurence Morse (68yo)


    • Tenure: 15.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$133.71k
  • John Crawford (74yo)


    • Tenure: 23.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$169.85k
  • Jim Smith (70yo)

    Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 24.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$2.70m
  • Karen Osar (70yo)


    • Tenure: 13.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$144.58k
  • Bill Atwell (68yo)

    Lead Diector

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: US$125.46k
  • Mark Pettie (63yo)


    • Tenure: 10.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$142.83k
  • John Ciulla (53yo)


    • Tenure: 1.8yrs
    • Compensation: US$3.21m
  • Liz Flynn (58yo)


    • Tenure: 5.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$127.71k
  • E. Hayles (58yo)


    • Tenure: 1yrs
    • Compensation: US$58.26k
  • Lauren States (62yo)


    • Tenure: 3.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$129.44k

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Webster Financial Corporation
  • Ticker: WBS.PRF
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1935
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$4.169b
  • Shares outstanding: 92.16m
  • Website: https://public.websteronline.com

Number of Employees


  • Webster Financial Corporation
  • 145 Bank Street
  • Waterbury
  • Connecticut
  • 6702
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WBSNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 1986
WEDDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURDec 1986
WBS.PRFNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)DEP SHS RP PFD FUSUSDDec 2017


Webster Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association that provides a range of banking, investment, and financial services to individuals, families, and busin ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/14 03:20
End of Day Share Price2019/10/11 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

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.


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