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Bank7 (BSVN) Hits Fresh High: Is There Still Room to Run?

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Shares of Bank7 (BSVN - Free Report) have been strong performers lately, with the stock up 28.9% over the past month. The stock hit a new 52-week high of $27.1 in the previous session. Bank7 has gained 90.9% since the start of the year compared to the 24.6% move for the Zacks Finance sector and the 41.4% return for the Zacks Banks - Southeast industry.

What's Driving the Outperformance?

The stock has a great record of positive earnings surprises, as it hasn't missed our earnings consensus estimate in any of the last four quarters. In its last earnings report on October 21, 2021, Bank7 reported EPS of $0.69 versus consensus estimate of $0.64 while it beat the consensus revenue estimate by 4.97%.

For the current fiscal year, Bank7 is expected to post earnings of $2.56 per share on $54.7 million in revenues. This represents a 24.88% change in EPS on a 12.03% change in revenues. For the next fiscal year, the company is expected to earn $2.78 per share on $63.1 million in revenues. This represents a year-over-year change of 8.59% and 15.36%, respectively.

Valuation Metrics

Bank7 may be at a 52-week high right now, but what might the future hold for the stock? A key aspect of this question is taking a look at valuation metrics in order to determine if the company is due for a pullback from this level.

On this front, we can look at the Zacks Style Scores, as they provide investors with an additional way to sort through stocks (beyond looking at the Zacks Rank of a security). These styles are represented by grades running from A to F in the categories of Value, Growth, and Momentum, while there is a combined VGM Score as well. Investors should consider the style scores a valuable tool that can help you to pick the most appropriate Zacks Rank stocks based on their individual investment style.

Bank7 has a Value Score of B. The stock's Growth and Momentum Scores are D and A, respectively, giving the company a VGM Score of B.

In terms of its value breakdown, the stock currently trades at 10.6X current fiscal year EPS estimates. On a trailing cash flow basis, the stock currently trades at 12X versus its peer group's average of 13X. This isn't enough to put the company in the top echelon of all stocks we cover from a value perspective.

Zacks Rank

We also need to look at the Zacks Rank for the stock, as this supersedes any trend on the style score front. Fortunately, Bank7 currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) thanks to rising earnings estimates.

Since we recommend that investors select stocks carrying Zacks Rank of 1 (Strong Buy) or 2 (Buy) and Style Scores of A or B, it looks as if Bank7 meets the list of requirements. Thus, it seems as though Bank7 shares could still be poised for more gains ahead.

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