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How to buy Home Bancorp stock

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Home Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Home Bancorp shares (HBCP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Home Bancorp share price

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Home Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$18.31 - $39.24
50-day moving average $37.06
200-day moving average $31.35
Wall St. target price$41.83
PE ratio 9.3418
Dividend yield $0.88 (2.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.00

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Is Home Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Home Bancorp's P/E ratio

Home 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, Home 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.

Home Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $106.2 million
Operating margin TTM 43.54%
Gross profit TTM $93.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.38%
Return on equity TTM 10.69%
Profit margin 32.21%
Book value $37.73
Market capitalisation $325 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Home Bancorp shares

There are currently 104,449 Home Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Home Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 0.6% down from 105,123 last month.

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

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

Home Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Home Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Home Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 23314.508928571). Home Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 4.48. In other words for every 100,000 Home Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4480 shares are currently held short.

However Home Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Home Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Home Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Home Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Home Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0138% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Home Bancorp shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Home Bancorp.

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

Home Bancorp share dividends

21%

Dividend payout ratio: 20.79% of net profits

Recently Home Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 20.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Home Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 2.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Home Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.88 per share.

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

Home Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 18 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Home Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Home Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.3109 up to $39.24. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HBCP.US volatility(beta: 0.78)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 Home Bancorp's is 0.7805. This would suggest that Home Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Home Bancorp overview

Home Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Home Bank, National Association that provides various banking products and services in Louisiana and Mississippi. It offers deposit products, including interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking, money market, savings, NOW, and certificates of deposit accounts. The company also provides various loan products, such as one-to four-family first mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines, commercial real estate loans, construction and land loans, multi-family residential loans, commercial and industrial loans, and consumer loans. In addition, it invests in securities; and offers online banking services. The company operates through a network of 20 banking offices in the Acadiana, four banking offices in Baton Rouge, six banking offices in the Greater New Orleans area, six banking offices in the Northshore region, three banking offices in Natchez, and one banking office in Vicksburg. Home Bancorp, Inc.

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