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How to buy Columbia Banking System stock

Learn how to easily invest in Columbia Banking System stock.

Columbia Banking System 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 3,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.2 billion.

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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 2023-04-01.
Latest market close$21.42
52-week range$19.59 - $35.21
50-day moving average $27.48
200-day moving average $29.82
Wall St. target price$30.56
PE ratio 6.5505
Dividend yield $0.84 (5.72%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.27

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Is it a good time to buy Columbia Banking System stock?

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Columbia Banking System price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.42 from 2023-03-31

1 week (2023-03-24) 4.39%
1 month (2023-03-02) -26.32%
3 months (2022-12-30) -28.91%
6 months (2022-09-30) -25.86%
1 year (2022-04-01) -31.15%
2 years (2021-04-01) -50.05%
3 years (2020-04-02) 25.0855
5 years (2018-04-02) 34.4786

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 7x. In other words, Columbia Banking System shares trade at around 7x 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 $1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 40.99%
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.08%
Return on equity TTM 12.88%
Profit margin 28.41%
Book value $11.43
Market capitalisation $4.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Columbia Banking System share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 37.5% of net profits

Recently Columbia Banking System has paid out, on average, around 37.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.72% 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 5.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Columbia Banking System's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 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 20 February 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 February 2023 (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 $19.59 up to $35.2057. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

COLB.US volatility(beta: 0.96)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 0.9569. 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 holding company of Umpqua Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services. The company offers deposit products, including non-interest bearing checking, analyzed business, interest bearing checking and savings, and money market accounts, as well as insured cash sweep and other investment sweep solutions, and certificates of deposit. It also provides loans for corporate and commercial customers, such as accounts receivable and inventory financing, multi-family and equipment loans, commercial equipment leases, international trade finance, real estate construction loans, permanent financing, and small business administration program financing, as well as capital markets and treasury management and payments solutions comprising ACH, wires, positive pay, remote deposit capture, integrated payments, integrated receivables, lockbox, cash vault, real-time payments, commercial card, and foreign exchange related products, as well as merchant services. In addition, the company offers loan products, such as commercial and industrial loans; residential real estate loans for the construction, purchase, and refinancing of residential owner-occupied and rental properties; and consumer loans comprising secured and unsecured personal loans, home equity and personal lines of credit, and motor vehicle loans. It operates in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington states. The company serves high net worth individuals and families, select non-profits, and professional services firms.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Columbia Banking System is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.853% of Columbia Banking System shares are held by insiders and 41.148% by institutions.
How many people work for Columbia Banking System?
Latest data suggests 3,500 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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