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How to buy Sound Financial Bancorp stock | $44

Learn how to easily invest in Sound Financial Bancorp stock.

Sound Financial Bancorp Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Sound Financial Bancorp shares (SFBC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sound Financial Bancorp employs 110 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Sound Financial Bancorp stock price (NASDAQ: SFBC)

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Sound Financial Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-18.
Latest market close$44.00
52-week range$27.67 - $48.20
50-day moving average $44.95
200-day moving average $43.57
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 11.3725
Dividend yield $0.64 (1.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.02

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Is it a good time to buy Sound Financial Bancorp stock?

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Sound Financial Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $44 from 2021-10-19

1 week (2021-10-12) -3.83%
1 month (2021-09-20) -1.63%
3 months (2021-07-20) -1.12%
6 months (2021-04-20) 6.38%
1 year (2020-10-19) 51.67%
2 years (2019-10-18) 25.69%
3 years (2018-10-19) 13.55%
5 years (2016-10-19) 82.05%

Is Sound Financial Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Sound Financial Bancorp's P/E ratio

Sound Financial 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 11x. In other words, Sound Financial Bancorp shares trade at around 11x 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.

Sound Financial Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $36.8 million
Operating margin TTM 37.29%
Gross profit TTM $34 million
Return on assets TTM 1.17%
Return on equity TTM 12.41%
Profit margin 28.62%
Book value $34.64
Market capitalisation $119.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sound Financial Bancorp shares

There are currently 5,313 Sound Financial Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Sound Financial Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 28.7% up from 4,127 last month.

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

Sound Financial Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sound Financial Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sound Financial Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sound Financial Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 5313). Sound Financial Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 1. In other words for every 100,000 Sound Financial Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1000 shares are currently held short.

However Sound Financial Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sound Financial Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sound Financial Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sound Financial Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sound Financial Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0032% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sound Financial Bancorp shares, roughly 3 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 Sound Financial Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short Sound Financial Bancorp stock.

Sound Financial Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 19.01% of net profits

Recently Sound Financial Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 19.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sound Financial Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 1.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sound Financial Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.

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

Sound Financial Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 23 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Sound Financial Bancorp's shares ever split?

Sound Financial Bancorp's shares were split on a 709:811 basis on 22 August 2012. So if you had owned 811 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 709 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Sound Financial Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 14.4% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sound Financial Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Sound Financial Bancorp's share price.

Sound Financial Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sound Financial Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.667 up to $48.203. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SFBC.US volatility(beta: 1.01)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 Sound Financial Bancorp's is 1.0111. This would suggest that Sound Financial Bancorp'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).

Sound Financial Bancorp overview

Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Sound Community Bank that provides banking and other financial services for consumers and businesses. It accepts various deposits products comprising savings, money market deposit, NOW, and demand accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also offers loans secured by first and second mortgages on one-to four-family residences; home equity loans, including fixed-rate loans and variable-rate lines of credit; commercial and multifamily real estate loans; construction loans secured by single-family residences, and commercial and multifamily real estate; land loans; commercial business loans to finance commercial vehicles and equipment, as well as loans secured by accounts receivable and/or inventory; and secured and unsecured consumer loans, such as new and used manufactured homes, floating homes, automobiles, boats, and recreational vehicle loans, and loans secured by deposit accounts. It operates eight branches offices, including four branches in Seattle Metropolitan Statistical Area, three branches in Clallam County, and one branch in Jefferson County; and a loan production offices in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Sound Financial Bancorp is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 14.791% of Sound Financial Bancorp shares are held by insiders and 44.331% by institutions.
How many people work for Sound Financial Bancorp?
Latest data suggests 110 work at Sound Financial Bancorp.
When does the fiscal year end for Sound Financial Bancorp?
Sound Financial Bancorp's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Sound Financial Bancorp based?
Sound Financial Bancorp's address is: 2400 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States, 98121
What is Sound Financial Bancorp's ISIN number?
Sound Financial Bancorp's international securities identification number is: US83607A1007
What is Sound Financial Bancorp's CUSIP number?
Sound Financial Bancorp's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 83607A100

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