Camden National (NASDAQ: CAC) is one of 307 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Camden National to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Camden National and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Camden National 24.70% 10.56% 1.07%
Camden National Competitors 18.60% 8.32% 0.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Camden National and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Camden National 0 1 0 0 2.00
Camden National Competitors 2414 8728 8708 369 2.35

Camden National currently has a consensus target price of $48.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.04%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 9.54%. Given Camden National’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Camden National is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Camden National has a beta of 0.79, meaning that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Camden National’s competitors have a beta of 0.79, meaning that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.4% of Camden National shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Camden National shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Camden National and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Camden National $169.25 million $40.06 million 16.04
Camden National Competitors $5.55 billion $833.70 million 391.81

Camden National’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Camden National. Camden National is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Camden National pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Camden National pays out 36.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 35.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Camden National competitors beat Camden National on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Camden National Company Profile

Camden National Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company is a diversified financial services provider. The primary business of the Company and its subsidiary, Camden National Bank (the Bank), is to attract deposits from, and to extend loans to, consumer, institutional, municipal, non-profit and commercial customers. The Company, through the Bank, offers commercial and consumer banking products and services, and through Camden Financial Consultants and Camden National Wealth Management, divisions of the Bank, brokerage and insurance services, as well as investment management and fiduciary services. The Bank is a national banking association. The Company had 61 banking centers, 84 automated teller machines and three lending offices as of December 31, 2016. The Company operates and manages the Bank’s business within Maine’s various regions, including Mid Coast, Southern, Central, Bangor and Downeast. Healthcare Professional Funding Corporation is a subsidiary of the Bank.

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