CoBiz Financial, Inc. : COBZ-US: Dividend Analysis : January 30th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : March 17, 2017

Our analysis is based on comparing CoBiz Financial, Inc. with the following peers – Guaranty Bancorp, Western Alliance Bancorporation, Glacier Bancorp, Inc., Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. Class A, Zions Bancorporation, National Bank Holdings Corporation Class A, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. and KeyCorp (GBNK-US, WAL-US, GBCI-US, CFR-US, FIBK-US, ZION-US, NBHC-US, PNFP-US and KEY-US).

CoBiz Financial, Inc.’s dividend yield is 1.15 percent and its dividend payout is 22.62 percent. This compares to a peer average dividend yield of 1.84 percent and a payout level of 41.25 percent. This relatively lagging dividend performance could spur some dividend action going forward – as long as the company’s relatively strong dividend quality score of 67 out of a possible score of 100 looks sustainable.

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Dividend Quality Score

Dividend Quality Overview

  • Over the last twelve months (prior to December 31, 2016), COBZ-US paid a medium quality dividend, which represents a yield of 1.12% at the current price.
  • Dividends paid during each of the last five years were all of medium quality.
  • The ending cash balance, with a dividend coverage of 12.22x, provides a substantial cushion in case of a significant reduction of cash flows in the future.
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Dividend Coverage

Over the last twelve months (prior to December 31, 2016), COBZ-US paid a medium quality dividend.

The source of the company’s cash to support the dividend paid over the last twelve months is operating cash flow (coverage of 5.54x), investing cash flow (coverage of -31.90x), issuance cash flow (coverage of 31.01x) and twelve-month prior cash (coverage of 8.57x), for a total dividend coverage of 13.22x.

COBZ-US‘s issuance cash flow includes outflows from net debt repayment (coverage of -5.80x).

Dividend Coverage by Cash Flow (TTM)

These coverage ratio factors imply that the firm’s net cash inflow from issuance was required (in addition to operating and investment cash) to pay the dividend, which suggests a medium dividend quality.

Dividend History

Item 2012-12-31 2013-12-31 2014-12-31 2015-12-31 2016-12-31 Latest
Dividend Yield (%) 0.99 1 1.14 1.26 1.12 1.15
Dividend Payout (%) 12.73 18.18 21.43 27.42 22.62 22.62

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Company Profile

CoBiz Financial, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company. The company operates through three business segments: Commercial Banking, Fee-Based Lines and Corporate Support & Other. The Commercial Banking segment consists of the operations of Colorado Business Bank and Arizona Business Bank, which offers real estate banking, private banking, interest-rate hedging, depository products and treasury management. The Fee-Based Lines segment divided into three segments those are Investment, Wealth Management and Insurance. The Investment Banking segment consists of the operations of Green Manning & Bunch, which provides middle-market companies with merger and acquisition advisory services, institutional private placements of debt and equity, and other strategic financial advisory services. The Wealth Management segment consists of the operations of CoBiz Investment Management, LLC. and CoBiz Trust and Financial Designs Ltd., which offers customized client investment policy, proprietary bond and equity offerings, tailored asset allocation strategies, trust administration, estate and business succession planning, carefully vetted investment options utilizing external managers, investment management, estate settlements, financial planning and family office services. The Insurance segment consists of the operations of CoBiz Insurance, Inc. and Financial Designs Ltd., which offers employee benefits and retirement planning, executive compensation and benefits planning, individual benefits, commercial lines, professional lines, private client and risk management services. The Corporate Support & Other segment is composed of activities of the parent company; non-production, back-office support operations; and eliminating transactions in consolidation. The non-production, back-office operations include human resources, accounting and finance, information technology, and loan and deposit operations. CoBiz Financial was founded on February 19, 1980 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

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