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How to buy ESSA Bancorp stock

Learn how to easily invest in ESSA Bancorp stock.

ESSA Bancorp Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. ESSA Bancorp shares (ESSA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ESSA Bancorp employs 234 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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ESSA Bancorp stock price (NASDAQ: ESSA)

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ESSA Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-25.
Latest market close$16.50
52-week range$14.46 - $18.58
50-day moving average $16.57
200-day moving average $17.07
Wall St. target price$19.00
PE ratio 9.3829
Dividend yield $0.48 (3.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.75

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ESSA Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.5 from 2022-06-29

1 week (2022-06-22) 0.61%
1 month (2022-05-27) 3.13%
3 months (2022-03-30) -8.23%
6 months (2021-12-30) -4.35%
1 year (2021-06-30) 0.67%
2 years (2020-06-30) 18.53%
3 years (2019-06-28) 8.20%
5 years (2017-06-29) 11.86%

Is ESSA Bancorp stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

ESSA Bancorp's P/E ratio

ESSA Bancorp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, ESSA Bancorp shares trade at around 9x 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.

ESSA Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $63 million
Operating margin TTM 34.47%
Gross profit TTM $61.7 million
Return on assets TTM 0.89%
Return on equity TTM 8.34%
Profit margin 27.25%
Book value $21.78
Market capitalisation $172.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

ESSA Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 29.14% of net profits

Recently ESSA Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 29.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ESSA Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 3.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ESSA Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

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

ESSA Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 29 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

ESSA Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ESSA Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.4606 up to $18.5827. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while ESSA Bancorp's is 0.4129. This would suggest that ESSA Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ESSA Bancorp overview

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for ESSA Bank & Trust that provides a range of financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in Pennsylvania. The company accepts savings accounts, interest bearing demand accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, club accounts, certificates of deposit and IRAs, and other qualified plan accounts, as well as commercial checking accounts. Its loan portfolio includes first mortgage loans for the purchase, construction, or refinancing of one- to four-family residential real estate property; commercial real estate loans; home equity loans and lines of credit; and commercial and other consumer loans, as well as loans secured by deposits and personal unsecured loans. In addition, the company offers insurance benefits consulting services, such as health insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability, dental, vision, 401(K) retirement planning, and individual health products, as well as asset management and trust, and investment services. As of September 30, 2021, it operated 21 community offices, including seven offices in Monroe County, three offices in Lehigh County, five offices in Northampton County, one office in Lackawanna County, one office in Luzerne County, one office in Chester County, two offices in Delaware County, and one office in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of ESSA Bancorp is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 15.36% of ESSA Bancorp shares are held by insiders and 38.057% by institutions.
How many people work for ESSA Bancorp?
Latest data suggests 234 work at ESSA Bancorp.
When does the fiscal year end for ESSA Bancorp?
ESSA Bancorp's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is ESSA Bancorp based?
ESSA Bancorp's address is: 200 Palmer Street, Stroudsburg, PA, United States, 18360
What is ESSA Bancorp's ISIN number?
ESSA Bancorp's international securities identification number is: US29667D1046
What is ESSA Bancorp's CUSIP number?
ESSA Bancorp's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 29667D104

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