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Present Fundamentals: Great Western Bancorp (NYSE: GWB)


Great Western Bancorp is in the financial services sector and banking industry. The company CEO is Kenneth James Karels. Great Western Bancorp Inc is a bank holding firm. The company through its subsidiary provides relationship-based banking and agri-business banking in the United States. It mainly engages in providing loans for commercial real estate, and agricultural.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The GWB stock showed a previous change of 1.20% with an open at 33.25 and a close of 33.72. It reached an intraday high of 33.74 and a low of 33.13.

SeekingAlpha:  Great Western Bancorp 2018 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides


The stock has a market cap of $1.9b with 57.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 57.6m shares. Trading volume reached 298,300 shares compared to its average volume of 469,707 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Great Western Bancorp shares returned 6.17% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -9.98%. Over three months, it changed -19.64%. In one year it has changed -16.42% and within that year its 52-week high was 46.03 and its 52-week low was 29.52. GWB stock is 14.23% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 39.88 and a 50 day moving average of 34.59. Currently GWB stock is trading -15.46% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (GWB) CEO Ken Karels on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.91 that ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 12.63. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.78. The TTM EPS is 2.91, which comes to a TTM PE of 11.59.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.72
06-30-2018:  0.78
03-31-2018:  0.69
12-31-2017:  0.72

The dividend per share is currently 1.00, which is a dividend yield of 2.97%. Also, the payout ratio is 34.36%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 177.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,109,085, which is 1.92% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.36. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.63

SeekingAlpha:  Great Western Bancorp misses by $0.05, misses on revenue

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 8.83%, return on assets is 1.33%, profit margin is 30.28%, price-to-sales is 4.53 and price-to-book is 1.02.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.