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Farmers & Merchants Bancorp

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2021/05/12 22:25 UTC

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Company Financials

Executive Summary

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Farmers & Merchants Bank of Central California that provides a range of banking services primarily in the mid Central Valley of California. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet, good value and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

How has Farmers & Merchants Bancorp's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: FMCB is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: FMCB's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Banks


US Market

1 Year Return




US Banks


US Market

Return vs Industry: FMCB underperformed the US Banks industry which returned 88.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FMCB underperformed the US Market which returned 48.6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day4.2%-0.9%-2.8%
30 Day8.1%2.7%-2.3%
90 Day13.1%18.2%-1.3%
1 Year24.4%21.8%100.6%94.7%51.8%49.4%
3 Year35.4%27.8%25.5%14.8%57.5%47.6%
5 Year78.4%61.4%107.8%81.7%121.7%97.1%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Farmers & Merchants Bancorp's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

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Is Farmers & Merchants Bancorp 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: FMCB ($865) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($1572.11)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: FMCB is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.2x) compared to the US Banks industry average (12.1x).

PE vs Market: FMCB is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.2x) compared to the US market (19.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate FMCB's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FMCB is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the US Banks industry average (1.1x).

Future Growth

How is Farmers & Merchants Bancorp forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Banks industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Farmers & Merchants Bancorp has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Farmers & Merchants Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FMCB has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: FMCB's current net profit margins (36%) are lower than last year (36%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FMCB's earnings have grown by 18.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: FMCB's earnings growth over the past year (8.3%) is below its 5-year average (18.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: FMCB earnings growth over the past year (8.3%) underperformed the Banks industry 17.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: FMCB's Return on Equity (14.4%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Farmers & Merchants Bancorp'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: FMCB's Assets to Equity ratio (11.1x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: FMCB has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (11891%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 98% of FMCB's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: FMCB has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (64%).

Low Risk Deposits: FMCB's Loans to Deposits ratio (72%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: FMCB has an appropriate level of bad loans (0%).


What is Farmers & Merchants Bancorp current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: FMCB's dividend (1.73%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.25%).

High Dividend: FMCB's dividend (1.73%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.43%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (19.1%), FMCB'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 and that it will be covered by earnings.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Kent Steinwert (67 yo)





Mr. Kent A. Steinwert has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Farmers & Merchants Bank of Central California, a subsidiary of Farmers & Merchants BanCorp Since August 18, 1997. Mr. Steinwert ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Kent's total compensation ($USD4.62M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.42M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: FMCB's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: FMCB's board of directors are considered experienced (8.9 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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Farmers & Merchants Bancorp
  • Ticker: FMCB
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1916
  • Industry: Regional Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$702.785m
  • Shares outstanding: 789.65k
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Farmers & Merchants Bancorp
  • 111 West Pine Street
  • Lodi
  • California
  • 95240
  • United States



Farmers & Merchants Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Farmers & Merchants Bank of Central California that provides a range of banking services primarily in the mid Central Valley of Californ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/12 22:25
End of Day Share Price2021/05/12 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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