The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of BSB Bancorp. The EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 14.90% over the last twelve months. EPS growth is a vital measure of execution of the strategy for BSB Bancorp since it indicates how well the business is allocating resources to benefit shareholders.



BSB Bancorp is in the banking industry and is part of the financial services sector. The company CEO is Robert M. Mahoney. BSB Bancorp Inc is a bank holding company. Its subsidiary is Massachusetts chartered savings bank. It provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses. Its business is divided into personal banking, business banking, and lending.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The BLMT shares had a previous change of -0.97% which opened at 33.31 and closed at 33.30. It moved to an intraday high of 33.56 and a low of 33.07.

SeekingAlpha:  BSB Bancorp reports Q4 results

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, BLMT shares returned 1.08% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 19.59%. Over three months, it changed 17.44%. In one year it has changed 12.67% and within that year its 52-week high was 36.50 and its 52-week low was 26.64. BLMT stock is 24.98% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 32.22 and a 50 day moving average of 30.75. Right now, BLMT stock is trading 3.33% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

PR Newswire:  BSB Bancorp, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Results – Year Over Year Fourth Quarter Earnings Growth of 118.4%

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $324.8m with 9.8m shares outstanding and a float of 8.8m shares. Trading volume was 28,326 shares and has experienced an average volume of 75,555 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for BSB Bancorp was 1.55 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.48.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.63
09-30-2018:  0.66
06-30-2018:  0.65
03-31-2018:  0.64

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 14.74, which means it might overvalued by -125.84%



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 9.80% of insider ownership and 60.10% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 0.84

PR Newswire:  BSB Bancorp, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Results – Year Over Year Fourth Quarter Earnings Growth of 118.4%

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 10.93%, return on assets is 0.75%, profit margin is 24.19%, price-to-sales is 4.33 and price-to-book is 1.64.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 5  : Financial Safety Result
 3  : Past Performance Result
 2  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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