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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.31
PSTB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
77% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. PSTB: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.80 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.31
Equity to Asset 0.12
PSTB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 1323 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. PSTB: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.12
0.1
0.4
Interest Coverage 2.14
PSTB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 1239 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. PSTB: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.58 Max: 3.79
Current: 2.14
0.09
3.79
F-Score: 5
WACC vs ROIC
7.38%
3.24%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 17.69
PSTB's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 29.90 vs. PSTB: 17.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -85.07  Med: 6.75 Max: 27.6
Current: 17.69
-85.07
27.6
Net-margin (%) 13.69
PSTB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1388 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. PSTB: 13.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -51.84  Med: 6.92 Max: 17.49
Current: 13.69
-51.84
17.49
ROE (%) 4.82
PSTB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1390 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. PSTB: 4.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PSTB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -7.04  Med: 1.55 Max: 5.56
Current: 4.82
-7.04
5.56
ROA (%) 0.58
PSTB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. PSTB: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PSTB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.44  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.58
-1.44
0.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.76
PSTB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 1381 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 76.24 vs. PSTB: 19.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PSTB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -282.15  Med: 16.79 Max: 42.7
Current: 19.76
-282.15
42.7
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 41.50
PSTB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. PSTB: 41.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.7  Med: 5.65 Max: 41.5
Current: 41.5
-27.7
41.5
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Financials


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Guru Trades

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PSTB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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Q4 2014

PSTB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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Q1 2015

PSTB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 23.51
PSTB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1251 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 13.80 vs. PSTB: 23.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PSTB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 18.3  Med: 30.98 Max: 180
Current: 23.51
18.3
180
Forward P/E 12.36
PSTB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 12.17 vs. PSTB: 12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.50
PSTB's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 13.80 vs. PSTB: 23.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PSTB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 18.4  Med: 30.83 Max: 180
Current: 23.5
18.4
180
P/B 1.15
PSTB's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. PSTB: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PSTB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.95 Max: 5.16
Current: 1.15
0.56
5.16
P/S 3.34
PSTB's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. PSTB: 3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PSTB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.04  Med: 3.34 Max: 14.69
Current: 3.34
2.04
14.69
PFCF 25.87
PSTB's PFCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 11.27 vs. PSTB: 25.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PSTB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.72  Med: 23.96 Max: 338
Current: 25.87
5.72
338
POCF 19.05
PSTB's POCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9.79 vs. PSTB: 19.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PSTB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.6  Med: 18.89 Max: 246
Current: 19.05
5.6
246
EV-to-EBIT 27.54
PSTB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
81% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. PSTB: 27.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PSTB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -704.2  Med: 17.20 Max: 86
Current: 27.54
-704.2
86
Shiller P/E 157.12
PSTB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
99% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 16.76 vs. PSTB: 157.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 132  Med: 175.75 Max: 694
Current: 157.12
132
694
Days Sales Outstanding 18.05
PSTB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 33.98 vs. PSTB: 18.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 17.61  Med: 39.48 Max: 55.79
Current: 18.05
17.61
55.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.37
PSTB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 2204 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. PSTB: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.15 Max: 3.35
Current: 1.37
0.28
3.35
Dividend Payout 0.30
PSTB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
55% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. PSTB: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.3
0.2
0.33
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.37
PSTB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
79% of the 2195 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. PSTB: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.15 Max: 3.35
Current: 1.37
0.28
3.35
Share Buyback Rate -15.50
PSTB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
83% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. PSTB: -15.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -15.5  Med: -63.60 Max: -92.1
Current: -15.5

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.37
PSTB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
60% of the 1328 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. PSTB: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.09 Max: 4.22
Current: 1.37
0.56
4.22
Price/Projected FCF 1.10
PSTB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. PSTB: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.23
Current: 1.1
1.04
1.23
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
PSTB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. PSTB: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 0.99 Max: 3.72
Current: 1.01
0.66
3.72
Price/Graham Number 1.23
PSTB's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
78% of the 1155 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. PSTB: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.24 Max: 11.49
Current: 1.23
1.04
11.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.63
PSTB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1372 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. PSTB: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PSTB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 3.60 Max: 9.3
Current: 3.63
1.2
9.3

Business Description

Industry: Banks » Banks - Regional - US
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Park Sterling Corp, was incorporated in September 2006. The Company is a holding company for Park Sterling Bank. Through its branches and offices, the company provides banking services to small and mid-sized businesses, owner-occupied and income-producing real estate owners, residential builders, institutions, professionals and consumers doing business or residing within its target markets. The Company provides a wide range of banking products, including personal, business and non-profit checking accounts, IOLTA accounts, individual retirement accounts, business and personal money market accounts, certificates of deposit, overdraft protection, safe deposit boxes and online and mobile banking. Its lending activities include a range of short-to medium-term commercial, real estate, construction, residential mortgage and home equity and consumer loans, as well as long-term residential mortgages. Its wealth management activities include investment management, personal trust services, and investment brokerage services. Its cash management activities include remote deposit capture, lockbox services, sweep accounts, purchasing cards, ACH and wire payments. The Company competes for deposits in its banking markets with other commercial banks, savings banks and other thrift institutions, credit unions, agencies issuing United States government securities, and all other organizations and institutions engaged in money market transactions. The Company is subject to regulation under the BHC Act and to inspection, examination and supervision by the Federal Reserve Board.
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