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How to buy Columbia Banking System stock

Learn how to easily invest in Columbia Banking System stock.

Columbia Banking System Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Columbia Banking System shares (COLB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Columbia Banking System employs 2,260 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Columbia Banking System stock price (NASDAQ: COLB)

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Columbia Banking System shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-03.
Latest market close$29.82
52-week range$26.97 - $39.72
50-day moving average $29.19
200-day moving average $33.21
Wall St. target price$36.83
PE ratio 10.6882
Dividend yield $1.16 (4.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.79

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Columbia Banking System price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.82 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-28) 3.54%
1 month (2022-06-03) -1.52%
3 months (2022-04-05) -2.96%
6 months (2022-01-05) -11.54%
1 year (2021-07-02) -20.50%
2 years (2020-07-02) 11.35%
3 years (2019-07-05) 36.7
5 years (2017-07-05) 40.28

Is Columbia Banking System stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Columbia Banking System stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Columbia Banking System's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Columbia Banking System's P/E ratio

Columbia Banking System's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Columbia Banking System shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Columbia Banking System's PEG ratio

Columbia Banking System's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.26. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Columbia Banking System's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Columbia Banking System financials

Revenue TTM $647 million
Operating margin TTM 45.74%
Gross profit TTM $616.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.09%
Return on equity TTM 8.99%
Profit margin 32.22%
Book value $30.30
Market capitalisation $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Columbia Banking System share dividends

42%

Dividend payout ratio: 42.14% of net profits

Recently Columbia Banking System has paid out, on average, around 42.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Columbia Banking System shareholders could enjoy a 4.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Columbia Banking System's case, that would currently equate to about $1.16 per share.

While Columbia Banking System's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Columbia Banking System may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Columbia Banking System's most recent dividend payout was on 17 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Columbia Banking System's shares ever split?

Columbia Banking System's shares were split on a 105:100 basis on 9 May 2004. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 105 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Columbia Banking System shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Columbia Banking System shares which in turn could have impacted Columbia Banking System's share price.

Columbia Banking System share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Columbia Banking System's shares have ranged in value from as little as $26.97 up to $39.7173. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

COLB.US volatility(beta: 0.68)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Columbia Banking System's is 0.677. This would suggest that Columbia Banking System's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Columbia Banking System overview

Columbia Banking System, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Columbia State Bank that provides a range of banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals in the United States. It offers personal banking products and services, including noninterest and interest-bearing checking, savings, money market, and certificate of deposit accounts; home mortgages for purchases and refinances, home equity loans and lines of credit, and other personal loans; debit and credit cards; and digital banking services. The company also provides business banking products and services, such as checking, savings, interest-bearing money market, and certificate of deposit accounts; agricultural, asset-based, builder, and other commercial real estate loans, as well as loans guaranteed by the small business administration; and professional banking, treasury management, merchant card, and international banking services. In addition, it offers wealth management solutions that include financial planning services, such as asset allocation, net worth analysis, estate planning and preservation, education funding, and wealth transfer; long-term care, and life and disability insurance solutions; individual retirement solutions comprising retirement planning, retirement income strategies, and traditional and Roth individual retirement accounts; and business solutions, which comprise business retirement plans, key person insurance, business succession planning, and deferred compensation plans to individuals, families, and professional businesses. Further, the company provides fiduciary, investment, and administrative trust services, such as personal and special needs trusts, estate settlement, and investment agency and charitable management. It operates a network of 153 branch locations, including 68 in the state of Washington, 59 in Oregon, 15 in Idaho, and 11 in California.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Columbia Banking System is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.52% of Columbia Banking System shares are held by insiders and 105.908% by institutions.
How many people work for Columbia Banking System?
Latest data suggests 2,260 work at Columbia Banking System.
When does the fiscal year end for Columbia Banking System?
Columbia Banking System's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Columbia Banking System based?
Columbia Banking System's address is: 1301 A Street, Tacoma, WA, United States, 98402-2156
What is Columbia Banking System's ISIN number?
Columbia Banking System's international securities identification number is: US1972361026
What is Columbia Banking System's CUSIP number?
Columbia Banking System's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 197236102

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