A Case of the Road Less Gravelled
Since coming public over 15 years ago, Community Bankshares of Indiana has grown nicely from a little $130M thrift to an $800M commercial bank with a diversified loan portfolio.
CBIN stock is cheap no matter how you look at it: price to book value, price to tangible book, or price to earnings. I would guess that a year from now, tangible book could reach $20 a share and we’re likely to see the stock trading for 120% of book or better, paving the way for a nice return if you buy it today.
Disclosure: As of this posting, I own shares of CBIN and may subsequently either dispose of them or purchase more.
Although CBIN is surely an attractive acquisition target, I believe it should stay independent as long as Management continues to deliver such stellar returns
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Republic Bancorp, Louisville, KY (RBCAA)
(as of 03/31/2013)
Gary L. Libs, Chairman
James D. Rickard, CEO and President
Paul A. Chrisco, Executive VP and CFO
I like these people! Although I don’t know them personally, I have a lot of confidence in CBIN's management team.