Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC): Price and Financial Metrics

Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC): $54.10

-0.51 (-0.93%)

POWR Rating

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  • WABC scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 94.01% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WABC is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 52 weeks.
  • WABC's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 9.66% of US stocks).

WABC Stock Summary

  • Westamerica Bancorporation's stock had its IPO on March 17, 1992, making it an older stock than 80.33% of US equities in our set.
  • WABC's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 87.89% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of Westamerica Bancorporation's share price is greater than that of only 18.06% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to WABC, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are INDB, TRMK, GABC, FBNC, and CADE.
  • Visit WABC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.westamerica.com.

WABC Valuation Summary

  • WABC's EV/EBIT ratio is 5.8; this is 32.56% lower than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • WABC's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.9 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, WABC's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WABC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WABC 2021-03-04 8.0 2.0 20.5 10.6
WABC 2017-08-08 7.7 2.4 23.0 11.3
WABC 2016-10-20 7.0 2.2 21.5 11.4
WABC 2016-09-15 6.9 2.2 21.4 11.3
WABC 2014-01-06 7.2 2.7 20.8 12.9
WABC 2007-05-03 6.2 3.4 14.7 15.2

WABC Growth Metrics

  • Its 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 58.68%.
  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 33.01%.
  • Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 26.16%.
Over the past 52 months, WABC's revenue has gone up $34,685,000.

The table below shows WABC's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-09-30 217.893 82.634 88.627
2021-06-30 214.668 87.287 86.615
2021-03-31 210.502 85.565 83.598
2020-12-31 205.369 107.744 80.413
2020-09-30 200.089 112.281 77.303
2020-06-30 199.763 107.084 77.642

WABC's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • WABC has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 29.92% of graded US stocks.
  • WABC's asset turnover comes in at 0.031 -- ranking 353rd of 428 Banking stocks.
  • NTRS, HTBK, and FFIN are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with WABC.

The table below shows WABC's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.031 1 0.019
2021-06-30 0.031 1 0.019
2021-03-31 0.032 1 0.018
2020-12-31 0.032 1 0.018
2020-09-30 0.033 1 0.018
2020-06-30 0.034 1 0.019

WABC Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WABC, see our WABC price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $67.50 Average Broker Recommendation 1.75 (Moderate Buy)

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WABC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $54.10 52-week high $66.85
Prev. close $54.61 52-week low $52.44
Day low $53.94 Volume 84,844
Day high $55.55 Avg. volume 91,184
50-day MA $56.05 Dividend yield 3.08%
200-day MA $59.19 Market Cap 1.45B

Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC) Company Bio

Westamerica Bancorp provides various banking products and services to individual and corporate customers. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in San Rafael, California.

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Below are the latest news stories about Westamerica Bancorporation that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WABC as an investment opportunity.

Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) Lifted to B- at TheStreet

Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) was upgraded by TheStreet from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, TheStreetRatingsTable reports. Several other brokerages have also issued reports on WABC. Maxim Group restated a buy rating and set a $76.00 target price on shares of Westamerica Bancorporation in a research report []

Dakota Financial News | November 11, 2021

Best Income Stocks to Buy for November 4th

CZNC, WABC, GNK, and TSN made it to the Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) income stocks list on November 4, 2021.

Yahoo | November 4, 2021

Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.42

Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WABC) declared a quarterly dividend on Saturday, October 30th, investing.com reports. Investors of record on Monday, November 8th will be given a dividend of 0.42 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, November 19th. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.01%. The ex-dividend []

Dakota Financial News | November 1, 2021

Westamerica raises dividend by 2% to $0.42

Westamerica (NASDAQ:WABC) declares $0.42/share quarterly dividend, 2.4% increase from prior dividend of $0.41. Forward yield 3.06% Payable Nov. 19; for shareholders of record Nov. 8; ex-div Nov. 5. See WABC Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth....

Seeking Alpha | October 28, 2021

Westamerica Bancorporation Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Westamerica Bancorporation (NASDAQ: WABC) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.42 per share on common stock outstanding to shareholders of record at the close of business November 8, 2021. The dividend is payable November 19, 2021. Chairman, President and CEO David Payne stated, “This increase in our quarterly dividend recognizes Westamerica’s reliable earnings stream, financial strength and conservative ri

Yahoo | October 28, 2021

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WABC Price Returns

1-mo -2.24%
3-mo -3.93%
6-mo -12.43%
1-year -2.07%
3-year -7.14%
5-year -0.01%
YTD 0.66%
2020 -16.14%
2019 24.87%
2018 -3.92%
2017 -2.67%
2016 39.27%

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