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How to buy Preferred Bank stock

Learn how to easily invest in Preferred Bank stock.

Preferred Bank is a banks-regional business based in the US. Preferred Bank shares (PFBC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Preferred Bank employs 279 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $209.5 million.

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Preferred Bank stock price (NASDAQ: PFBC)

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Preferred Bank shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-26.
Latest market close$65.23
52-week range$60.92 - $80.98
50-day moving average $70.44
200-day moving average $71.74
Wall St. target price$86.50
PE ratio 9.2915
Dividend yield $1.67 (2.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.17

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Preferred Bank price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $65.23 from 2022-09-30

1 week (2022-09-22) -3.06%
1 month (2022-08-28) N/A
3 months (2022-06-29) -3.61%
6 months (2022-03-28) -14.33%
1 year (2021-10-01) -4.31%
2 years (2020-10-01) 103.02%
3 years (2019-10-01) 25.68%
5 years (2017-09-29) 8.09%

Is Preferred Bank stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Preferred Bank's P/E ratio

Preferred Bank'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, Preferred Bank 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.

Preferred Bank's PEG ratio

Preferred Bank's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.83. 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 Preferred Bank's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Preferred Bank financials

Revenue TTM $209.5 million
Operating margin TTM 71.57%
Gross profit TTM $191.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.81%
Return on equity TTM 18.54%
Profit margin 50.92%
Book value $40.44
Market capitalisation $956.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Preferred Bank share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 23.99% of net profits

Recently Preferred Bank has paid out, on average, around 23.99% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Preferred Bank shareholders could enjoy a 2.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Preferred Bank's case, that would currently equate to about $1.67 per share.

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

Preferred Bank's most recent dividend payout was on 20 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 October 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Preferred Bank's shares ever split?

Preferred Bank's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 19 June 2011. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Preferred Bank shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Preferred Bank shares which in turn could have impacted Preferred Bank's share price.

Preferred Bank share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Preferred Bank's shares have ranged in value from as little as $60.9214 up to $80.9807. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PFBC.US volatility(beta: 1.16)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 Preferred Bank's is 1.1618. This would suggest that Preferred Bank's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Preferred Bank overview

Preferred Bank provides various commercial banking products and services to small and mid-sized businesses and their owners, entrepreneurs, real estate developers and investors, professionals, and high net worth individuals in the United States. The company accepts checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts; fixed-rate and fixed maturity retail, and non-retail certificates of deposit; and individual retirement accounts. It also provides real estate mortgage loans that are secured by retail, industrial, office, special purpose, and residential single and multi-family properties; real estate construction loans; and commercial loans comprising lines of credit for working capital, term loans for capital expenditures, and commercial and stand-by letters of credit; and SBA loans. In addition, the company offers trade finance services, including commercial and export letters of credit, import lines of credit, documentary collections, international wire transfers, acceptances/trust receipt financing products, export financing, documentary collections, and bills purchase programs. Further, it provides various high-wealth banking services to wealthy individuals residing in the Pacific Rim area; and remote deposit capture, and online and mobile banking services. Additionally, the company offers various banking services to physicians, accountants, attorneys, business managers, and other professionals; and safe deposit boxes, account reconciliation, courier service, and cash management services to the manufacturing, service, and distribution companies. As of December 31, 2021, it had eleven full-service branch offices in Alhambra, Century City, City of Industry, Torrance, Arcadia, Irvine, Diamond Bar, Pico Rivera, Tarzana, and San Francisco; and one branch in Flushing, New York.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Preferred Bank is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.633% of Preferred Bank shares are held by insiders and 85.105% by institutions.
How many people work for Preferred Bank?
Latest data suggests 279 work at Preferred Bank.
When does the fiscal year end for Preferred Bank?
Preferred Bank's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Preferred Bank based?
Preferred Bank's address is: 601 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90017
What is Preferred Bank's ISIN number?
Preferred Bank's international securities identification number is: US7403674044
What is Preferred Bank's CUSIP number?
Preferred Bank's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 740367107

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