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Executive Summary

KS Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for KS Bank, Inc.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and good value.

Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: KSBI has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Mortgage


US Market

1 Year Return




US Mortgage


US Market

Return vs Industry: KSBI exceeded the US Mortgage industry which returned -20.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: KSBI underperformed the US Market which returned 12.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day2.1%2.8%1.3%
30 Day-2.1%-8.7%4.7%
90 Day3.3%20.0%17.1%
1 Year-9.5%-10.9%-17.6%-19.7%17.3%14.9%
3 Year-22.8%-25.4%-8.2%-14.5%38.9%29.9%
5 Year101.2%91.8%4.2%-6.9%71.3%52.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is KS 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: KSBI ($23.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($34.03)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: KSBI is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.8x) compared to the US Mortgage industry average (11x).

PE vs Market: KSBI is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.8x) compared to the US market (17.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

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

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: KSBI's PB Ratio (0.9x) is in line with the US Mortgage industry average.

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Future Growth

How is KS 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 KS 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.

Next Steps

  • Examine whether KS Bancorp is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
  • While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on theOTC Markets Website. If you are looking for more of a qualitative research into the company, you can access KS Bancorp's filings and announcementshere.
  • Explore growth companies in the Banks industry.

Past Performance

How has KS Bancorp performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: KSBI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: KSBI's current net profit margins (23.1%) are higher than last year (22.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: KSBI's earnings have grown significantly by 21.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: KSBI's earnings growth over the past year (5.3%) is below its 5-year average (21.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: KSBI earnings growth over the past year (5.3%) underperformed the Mortgage industry 7.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: KSBI's Return on Equity (12.8%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is KS 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: KSBI's Assets to Equity ratio (15.8x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: KSBI has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (380%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 88% of KSBI's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: KSBI has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (77%).

Low Risk Deposits: KSBI's Loans to Deposits ratio (93%) is appropriate.

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

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What is KS Bancorp current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: KSBI's dividend (1.7%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.66%).

High Dividend: KSBI's dividend (1.7%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.51%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, KSBI has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: KSBI's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 6 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (11.3%), KSBI's dividend payments are thoroughly 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.

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


Average management tenure


Harold Keen (71 yo)





Mr. Harold T. Keen has been the President and the Chief Executive Officer at KS Bancorp, Inc. and KS Bank Inc. since 1990. Mr. Keen serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President at KS Bank, Inc. (Smi ...

Leadership Team

Harold Keen
President27.58yrsUS$248.10kno data
Earl Worley
Executive VP6.25yrsUS$123.71kno data
Regina Smith
Senior VP & CFO10.58yrsno datano data
Maren Draper
Compliance Officerno datano datano data
Deborah Pattison
Director of Human Resourcesno datano datano data
Roger Thomas
Chief Wealth Management Officer1.33yrsno datano data
John Parker
Chief Credit Officerno datano datano data
Joy Watson
Corporate Secretaryno datano datano data
Denise Elliott
Corporate Secretaryno datano datano data
William Clarke
Senior VP & Senior VP of KS Bank Inc34.58yrsno datano data
Trudy Brinson
Senior Operations Officer of KS Bank Inc. and Senior Vice President of KS Bank Inc.17.58yrsno datano data
H. Kokiko
Senior Retail Officerno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: KSBI's management team is seasoned and experienced (14.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Harold Keen
President27.58yrsUS$248.10kno data
Earl Worley
Executive VP6.25yrsUS$123.71kno data
James Parker
Chairman of the Boardno datano datano data
Gordon Woodruff
Vice Chairman of the Boardno datano datano data
Sidney Sauls
Director20.58yrsno datano data
Ralph Scott
Director27.58yrsno datano data
Bobby Jones
Director17.58yrsno datano data
Lisa Brogdon
Directorno datano datano data
April Culver
Directorno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: KSBI's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 20.6 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

KS Bancorp, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: KS Bancorp, Inc.
  • Ticker: KSBI
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1924
  • Industry: Thrifts and Mortgage Finance
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: US$26.033m
  • Shares outstanding: 1.11m
  • Website: https://www.ksbankinc.com


  • KS Bancorp, Inc.
  • 1031 North Brightleaf Boulevard
  • Smithfield
  • North Carolina
  • 27577
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
KSBIOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 1993


KS Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for KS Bank, Inc. that provides a range of community banking services to consumers and businesses. The company offers personal deposit accounts, such a ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/03 00:47
End of Day Share Price2020/07/29 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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.