County Bancorp (NASDAQ: ICBK) is one of 311 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare County Bancorp to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares County Bancorp and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
County Bancorp $54.29 million $10.69 million 18.96
County Bancorp Competitors $5.50 billion $827.87 million 384.33

County Bancorp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than County Bancorp. County Bancorp 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

27.6% of County Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by institutional investors. 26.3% of County Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares County Bancorp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
County Bancorp 19.80% 9.24% 0.92%
County Bancorp Competitors 18.45% 8.28% 0.93%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for County Bancorp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
County Bancorp 0 1 1 0 2.50
County Bancorp Competitors 2189 8553 8546 333 2.36

County Bancorp currently has a consensus target price of $32.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.47%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential upside of 1.04%. Given County Bancorp’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe County Bancorp has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

County Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. County Bancorp pays out 14.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 34.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

County Bancorp competitors beat County Bancorp on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

County Bancorp Company Profile

County Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The Company’s primary activities consist of holding the stock of its subsidiary bank, Investors Community Bank (the Bank), and providing banking and related business activities through the Bank and its other subsidiaries. It operates in the community banking segment. The Bank is an independent community bank offering financial services focusing on the needs of agricultural businesses, with a primary focus on dairy-related lending with lending relationships in over 60 Wisconsin counties. It also serves business and retail customers throughout Wisconsin, but is focused on northeastern and central Wisconsin. Its customers are served from its service branches in Manitowoc and Stevens Point, and its loan production offices located in Darlington, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan. Its subsidiaries include Investors Insurance Services, LLC, County Bancorp Statutory Trust II, County Bancorp Statutory Trust III and County Acquisition LLC.

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