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How to buy FS Bancorp stock | $33.98

Learn how to easily invest in FS Bancorp stock.

FS Bancorp Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. FS Bancorp shares (FSBW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FS Bancorp employs 522 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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FS Bancorp stock price (NASDAQ: FSBW)

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FS Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-09.
Latest market close$33.98
52-week range$20.84 - $36.78
50-day moving average $33.78
200-day moving average $34.44
Wall St. target price$39.17
PE ratio 6.8593
Dividend yield $0.475 (1.36%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.10

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Is it a good time to buy FS Bancorp stock?

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FS Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $33.98 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) -2.94%
1 month (2021-09-16) 2.35%
3 months (2021-07-16) -3.49%
6 months (2021-04-16) -49.34%
1 year (2020-10-16) -27.93%
2 years (2019-10-16) -35.05%
3 years (2018-10-16) 49.65
5 years (2016-10-14) 20.71%

Is FS Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

FS Bancorp's P/E ratio

FS 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 7x. In other words, FS Bancorp 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.

FS Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $127.5 million
Operating margin TTM 44.44%
Gross profit TTM $116.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.1%
Return on equity TTM 19.76%
Profit margin 34.92%
Book value $29.49
Market capitalisation $288.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FS Bancorp shares

There are currently 116,362 FS Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as FS Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 19.3% up from 97,547 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting FS Bancorp shares can be evaluated.

FS Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FS Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FS Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FS Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 21749.906542056). FS Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 5.35. In other words for every 100,000 FS Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5350 shares are currently held short.

However FS Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FS Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable FS Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FS Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FS Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0156% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FS Bancorp shares, roughly 16 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against FS Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short FS Bancorp stock.

FS Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 8.64% of net profits

Recently FS Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 8.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FS Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 1.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FS Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.475 per share.

While FS Bancorp's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that FS Bancorp is investing more in its future growth.

FS Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 5 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have FS Bancorp's shares ever split?

FS Bancorp's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 July 2021. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your FS Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for FS Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted FS Bancorp's share price.

FS Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FS Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.8391 up to $36.7772. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FSBW.US volatility(beta: 1.26)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 FS Bancorp's is 1.2577. This would suggest that FS Bancorp's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

FS Bancorp overview

FS Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for 1st Security Bank of Washington that provides banking and financial services to local families, local and regional businesses, and industry niches. The company operates in two segments, Commercial and Consumer Banking; and Home Lending. It offers various deposit instruments, including checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. The company provides one-to-four-family residential first mortgages, second mortgage/home equity loan products, non-mortgage commercial business loans, commercial real estate loans, and construction and development loans, as well as consumer loans, which primarily include personal lines of credit, credit cards, automobile, direct home improvement, loans on deposit, and recreational loans. As of February 10, 2021, it operated 21 full bank service branches and nine home loan production offices in suburban communities in the greater Puget Sound area, including Snohomish, King, Pierce, Jefferson, Kitsap, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Thurston, and Lewis counties; and one loan production office in the market area of the Tri-Cities. The company was founded in 1936 and is based in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of FS Bancorp is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 13.176% of FS Bancorp shares are held by insiders and 64.07% by institutions.
How many people work for FS Bancorp?
Latest data suggests 522 work at FS Bancorp.
When does the fiscal year end for FS Bancorp?
FS Bancorp's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is FS Bancorp based?
FS Bancorp's address is: 6920 220th Street SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA, United States, 98043
What is FS Bancorp's ISIN number?
FS Bancorp's international securities identification number is: US30263Y1047
What is FS Bancorp's CUSIP number?
FS Bancorp's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 30263Y104

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