Secure Trust Bank


£303m market cap

1630p last close

Secure Trust Bank is a well-established specialist bank, addressing niche markets within consumer and commercial banking. It is launching a non-standard mortgage business.

Investment summary

Secure Trust Bank’s (STB) pre-close trading update indicates that FY19 results should be in line with expectations, despite the economic slowdown dampening loan demand in the second half of 2019. STB highlighted its strong control over risk while interest margins have been stable. The bank is cautiously optimistic about 2020 and is well positioned, with healthy capital, good liquidity and new business pipelines. STB does not envisage material changes to 2020 guidance, and we are maintaining our estimates and 2,428p per share valuation.

Y/E Dec
Revenue (£m)
PBT (£m)
EPS (p)
P/E (x)
P/CF (x)
2017A 129.5 N/A 27.0 116.4 14.1 N/A
2018A 151.6 N/A 36.7 162.0 10.1 N/A
2019E 170.9 N/A 42.1 179.5 9.1 N/A
2020E 186.2 N/A 52.7 227.3 7.2 N/A
Industry outlook

STB is targeting further strong growth in 2019 and is investing in areas such as a new motor finance platform, treasury and risk management to underpin this. The benefits are expected to flow through over a number of years. STB’s proven flexibility should help it adapt to opportunities and challenges that may occur in the macro and political environment. Management remains open to M&A opportunities should they arise.

Last updated on 23/01/2020
Share price graph
Balance sheet
Forecast net debt (£m) N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%) N/A
Price performance
Actual 3.5 18.8 37.8
Relative* 3.1 11.6 24.9
52-week high/low 1675.0p/1157.5p
*% relative to local index
Key management
Paul Lynam CEO
Neeraj Kapur FD

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