Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISBC)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

A holding company for Investors Savings Bank, which attracts deposits from the public and originates mortgage loans secured by one- to four-family residential real estate and consumer loans.


Player Avatar pytheian (31.17) Submitted: 5/18/2008 6:39:50 PM : Underperform Start Price: $5.88 ISBC Score: +6.59

This stock's premium price is a mystery. Today, with a market cap of $1.6b, Investor's Bancorp:

- Pays no dividend
- Trades at 15.6x sales with a 103.5x P/E and is PEG'd at 8.3x
- Has inline margins of 21.7% Op, 14.7% Net
- Inline revenue of 10.1% TTM
- Returned 1.8% to Equity, .26% on Assets
- Has seen Operating Cash fall every year since '05

Saving grace is lack of debt and decent geography, but would need a monumental increase in earnings to justify anything close to today's price. Institutions control only 26.75% of float. This is a prime short candidate.

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